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It's mainly killing you, not just your time LOL. Anyway, I spent a few hours with it today and it's crazy how many bloodstains there are everywhere and for the 5-6 hours I played there where like 5 million deaths worldwide. I still haven't decided how I feel about the game though coz I feel like something is missing - might be the level design, might be the boss design as I still haven't encountered a very original and inspired one - just different takes on the same idea. Anyway, they definitely didn't make it easier to survive but IMO the main things that kill you in the game are the low amount of estus flasks early in the game and throwing more enemies within more confines areas giving you less space to dodge and making it harder to separate them. The most noticeable thing for Souls veterans will be the dodging, which is slightly delayed, so if you think you've got one more hit before you should roll away to evade an attack, that's the time you should be rolling away and you should get used to it or otherwise you'll be dying a lot.

 

Anyway, I don't won't to pass judgment before finishing the game coz who knows what surprise the game has in store as one advances further into the darkness.


Edited by kova4a - 3/15/14 at 11:26am
post #4202 of 4646
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I will jump on board with Borderlands 2 really pissing me off. I played by myself, but it should be 100% balanced and playable like that. It required soo much damn grinding at the end I nearly quit. The side missions were boring as hell, often annoying fetch quests. I really love the games writing and style, but it annoyed me to hell at the end. I ended up finding cheap glitches to kill the final boss, because I was so under leveled it took me nearly an hour of constant shooting to kill it. It was a miracle I made it through the other missions being as under leveled as I was.

 

The leveling system is so unbalanced in that game. I expect to be 1 shotted if I am about 10 levels what I should be not 2-3. Then if you are properly leveled the game is way too easy. 

 

I really do not remember the original annoying me to this extent, but maybe I did a bajillion side quests.

 

 

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Well for me, Borderlands 2 overall is a bad game.

 

 

 

I feel like I played a different game from everyone in this thread then.

 

Over all the game play was fun; experimenting with different play styles and weapons on different characters was great. It is a grind...but like, that's what real RPGs were before the halo age IMO. If you didn't grind or at least gain skill at playing the game; it beat you down. The grind wasn't dis-pleasurable for me in the least; The weapon selection and shield combos were so much fun to tool around with and fighting through a world that presented a challenge was such a nice change from the oh so common poop-sacking "RPG" experience that's all to prevalent now.

post #4203 of 4646
I still need to play DS2 but will probably wait for the PC release since I got it cheap, then pick up PS3 if I like it.

My friend is a die hard souls fan. The number of hours he has on souls games is ridiculous.

He text me after 3 days of playing and said, "I'm not sure I like it. Something feels missing or off. Seems like a condensed experience. The first one has never felt monotonous, no matter how many times I died or reran areas, but this one already does"

He's also saving judgement until the end. Nevertheless, not promising.
post #4204 of 4646
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

I feel like I played a different game from everyone in this thread then.

 

Over all the game play was fun; experimenting with different play styles and weapons on different characters was great. It is a grind...but like, that's what real RPGs were before the halo age IMO. If you didn't grind or at least gain skill at playing the game; it beat you down. The grind wasn't dis-pleasurable for me in the least; The weapon selection and shield combos were so much fun to tool around with and fighting through a world that presented a challenge was such a nice change from the oh so common poop-sacking "RPG" experience that's all to prevalent now.

I play plenty of old RPGs, and there is not that much grinding, or at least the grinding progresses you faster. Also there are ways to legitimately get through turn based RPGs without grinding if you know the game well enough (boss and enemy weaknesses among other things), and often you can get through grinding faster because of random encounters. With borderlands 2 you cannot get through the game without some grinding. The only way to grind in this game is by doing really poorly thought out side quests which net minimal xp. Like I said before I made it through the game doing as minimal grinding as possible, and it took me over a hour of constant shooting to kill the final boss. On the flipside if you do properly level your self up the game is just way too easy. Through the few times I was the correct level suggested, I flew through the levels with ease. In general I try to power through most turn based RPGs so they do not become too easy (it is not easy with all rpgs though).

 

The whole difficulty/level system is just way too out of wack for Borderlands. Level up properly and you become a god, level to slow and you shoot nerf darts at your enemies. Side quests should be optional not mandatory. 

post #4205 of 4646
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

I still need to play DS2 but will probably wait for the PC release since I got it cheap, then pick up PS3 if I like it.

My friend is a die hard souls fan. The number of hours he has on souls games is ridiculous.

He text me after 3 days of playing and said, "I'm not sure I like it. Something feels missing or off. Seems like a condensed experience. The first one has never felt monotonous, no matter how many times I died or reran areas, but this one already does"

He's also saving judgement until the end. Nevertheless, not promising.

I totally agree with your friend. I already passed a good chunk of the game and I think the main issue is the lacks of originality and the lackluster design. The DS2 level design feels more like Demon's Souls with all areas lacking connection between them and like visiting separate levels instead of a one big world. Also the game just lacks scope - all boos fights feel like the same DS1 boss fights (and on more than one occasion they are pretty much the same bosses) but taking place in a more confined arena to impede your dodge ability. Overall the whole game has this claustrophobic feel to it and at places becomes something DS never was - unfair and making you rely on luck coz you constantly instead of a couple hard enemies you need to separate and beat you get a whole horde of enemies on a narrow ledge or a small room and given the newly added delay to the rolling mechanics it get pretty tedious at times to deal with this encounters. Also the playing dead and falling from above enemies gets old pretty fast and is way overused. And just 2 weeks ago I replayed DS1 with a new character and finished the game on the first three difficulties to prepare for DS2 and honestly playing again a game I have more than 1000 hours of gameplay still felt enjoyable and not dull. Now I have DS2 and it already feels like a game I should take quite some time off after I finish it till I play it again. I'm still waiting to finish the game to give a score coz From might have left some epic stuff for the secomd half of the game but I'm not holding my breath. Given the issues with the pacing and the level design I'm kinda interested to see if someone will manage a proper speed run of the game. 


Edited by kova4a - 3/17/14 at 2:24am
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I just repurchased a really old game, Need For Speed: Carbon. Still my favorite NFS ever made. Everything about this game feels like it's been tailored for me tongue.gif
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I just repurchased a really old game, Need For Speed: Carbon. Still my favorite NFS ever made. Everything about this game feels like it's been tailored for me tongue.gif

Blech I hated that game. Granted that was the first game after the Underground series which was god like, so I may have been a bit more disappointed then I should have been. I also found pro stree to be dreadful too, but I am not wrong in saying that because the game was extremely unpolished.

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Blech I hated that game. Granted that was the first game after the Underground series which was god like, so I may have been a bit more disappointed then I should have been. I also found pro stree to be dreadful too, but I am not wrong in saying that because the game was extremely unpolished.
But still when you compare it to the current NFS games it is miles better. The new games suck tbh. No customization whatsoever, no tuners?!!! (Where did the JDM love go) and they are realliy boring. Old NFS games were legendary. I loved both underground and underground 2.
post #4209 of 4646
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But still when you compare it to the current NFS games it is miles better. The new games suck tbh. No customization whatsoever, no tuners?!!! (Where did the JDM love go) and they are realliy boring. Old NFS games were legendary. I loved both underground and underground 2.

Other than the lack of interesting cars in NFS Rivals (well imo), I think rivals is better in every way over Carbon. NFSU2 and NFSU Most Wanted are still the best imo. NFSU was only ok to me as I picked that game pretty late. 

 

I also can live without customization though. I like a much more modest style than what I did back in NFSU2. Do not get me wrong I love imports but when you start throwing body kits, spoilers, rims and other junk the cars start to look very ricerish. 

 

Either way I miss the old style of progression, actually starting off with a modest car and working up to what YOUR favorite car is was awesome. On top of that if you upgraded all the cars to max they all had similar stats other than the SUVs. Every one complains nowadays how they do not have their damn Ferrari throughout the entire game, and its forcing developers to make  you progress insanely fast. Gran Turismo and NFSU2 had always had it right from the get go. Properly going from a modest racer to a dream car is the way to progress. I do wish NFSU2 had a New Game+, for example take your decked out car through every race with the difficulty at the end of the story.

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Bought X/X-2 HD CE and XIII Lightning Returns CE. Can't play since I have school but I'm dying in anticipation frown.gif

I also really wanted to buy Bravely Default 3DS CE but they're all sold out so I'm very disappointed.
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'The last of us' 8/10

Great game, in my top `0 favorite games of this gen actually. The pacing was great, the characters were great, the game play was really fun. Visually it was just unbelievable, the writing was incredibly well done. My main quarrel with this game is really just the world lay out. Everything instantly said "this is a shoot out zone, this is a safe zone". I did have some bugs with the stealth at times; suddenly every enemy would just KNOW where I was after being behind a wall waiting for them to shuffle off so I could move. If you have a ps3...you should probably get this game, it was MUCH more of an experience than a game.

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 I am completing tomb raider anniversary then getting a ps4..i have had it on wii and never completed it because the controls were that bad..  I got it on xbox360 when it was released but got a laser burn on the disc and just got it again for xbox 360 after playing the new one..sorry but the new one wasn't tomb raider for me without the music, i still think the first ones the best!


Edited by martin vegas - 3/19/14 at 4:30am
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

I just repurchased a really old game, Need For Speed: Carbon. Still my favorite NFS ever made. Everything about this game feels like it's been tailored for me tongue.gif

 

I actually liked Carbon, probably the last NFS game to have a story backed up racing campaign.

 

My order of preference for NFS would be:

 

NFSU1 = NFSMW 2005

NFSU2 = Carbon

NFSMW 2012 = Hot Pursuit 2010 = Shift

Shift 2 

ProStreet (only because the handling of the cars sucked arse)

 

Still playing Rivals atm and the it sucks.

 

If I threw Grid series into the list above, Grid 1 would be first along with NFSU1 and MW 2005. Grid 2 would be somewhere around Shift 2 ranking as the game was just too easy but some of the tracks were frustrating to drive on towards the last few races (Veyron, pro touge, narrow mountain zig zaggy track, 350km/h = omg).

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Super Mario World - 9/10

 

Playing this on my original SNES I got in 1995 or so. It seems to have lost something but still fun to play. I just went back to find all the 2nd exits from each level. Currently inside the Forest Area.

I actually think Yoshi's Island is a bit better, but this is still good.

 

This makes me remember the good ole days of playing SNES games with all my friends. Games like Zelda: ALTTP, Castlevania and Contra etc.

It's too bad that some of the games are hard to find as originals and cost up to $44.

 

BTW I really want to play Terranigma which is the sequel to Illusion of Gaia. I'd really hate to see how much Chrone Trigger used costs now...

Not going to download them..

 

I really need to buy the original Zelda for the NES. I never really got into that but finished Zelda 2 several times. Super Punchout and Tetris Attack were also favorites.

 

I wish Nintendo could make more 2d games. Their latest cartoony stuff looks hideous to me. Especially the latest Zelda game on the 3DS...sure I know it's fun.

Gawd yes, and actually I might be able to help you out with that [maybe not my step father hates me atm]

 

non the less 10 years ago my step father bought a CRAP TON of SNES games, I know we still have orignal Super Mario World, Tertris Attack and Chrono Trigger lying around, I actually had a corrupted Japanese in box Chrono Trigger :/

 

still BRO EMULATE that shizx! And I also sold Orignal Zelda [gold case and box in tow] a few months ago

 

Non the less, yea Super Mario World is most epic! I used to love trolling through that game with Blue Yoshi 

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I actually liked Carbon, probably the last NFS game to have a story backed up racing campaign.

 

My order of preference for NFS would be:

 

NFSU1 = NFSMW 2005

NFSU2 = Carbon

NFSMW 2012 = Hot Pursuit 2010 = Shift

Shift 2 

ProStreet (only because the handling of the cars sucked arse)

 

Still playing Rivals atm and the it sucks.

 

If I threw Grid series into the list above, Grid 1 would be first along with NFSU1 and MW 2005. Grid 2 would be somewhere around Shift 2 ranking as the game was just too easy but some of the tracks were frustrating to drive on towards the last few races (Veyron, pro touge, narrow mountain zig zaggy track, 350km/h = omg).

Oh gawd NFS U2 was my favorite EVER

 

Carbon wasn't bad either but, I need to do another 1080p run of Under Ground 2... thanks for reminding me to find that hack for it! 

 

Honestly Though I need to play through NFS U1... I think I tired it on the Game Cube and wasn't a fan of it. So long as it controls like U2 [which I found to be the most enjoyable arcade controls] I'll be ok

 

I also hate Grid 2... ugh so different from the U2 engine, I can barely beat the first freaking race without wrecking my car or flying into the tree's. 

 

also my new 7870 is doing a nice job with some harder to render ps2 games! Might try some Wii  re rendering when summer get here's... atm there's plenty of old Ps2 games I need to play through! Starting with R -TYPE FINAL. OH gawd I saw screens of R Type final... what the hell... ewww scratch that 

 

omg I played SO MUCH R type 1-3 on the Game Boy Color


Edited by Mshenay - 3/19/14 at 11:02am
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