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#11621041 Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin - April 7, 2015

Posted by Backlash on 18 March 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'm serious. Loved the first two, but I just don't see a point in playing the same game for the third time if there's absolutely no premise for doing so. If I wanted to do that, I could just pop in the first two games and play them again.

 

In short, I'm becoming a cranky old man. My patience for this sort of stuff is nowhere near where it was when I was younger.

A huge part of the appeal for these games for me is not knowing where to go or what traps exist or where the enemies are, though.  Once you've explored everywhere and you know all the enemy positions/scripted actions, the game becomes much less fun (unless you just want to PvP or do a challenge run or something).  So that's something the first two games obviously can't give you.  

 

I dunno about the story here.  The first two games hid the story almost completely, though, and you had to figure it out via item descriptions and observing the environments, though.  So I'd expect the same here.




#11620080 Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin - April 7, 2015

Posted by Backlash on 18 March 2014 - 02:55 PM

So I am already having withdrawals hahah.

 

I have played this every day since release but yesterday I was super busy and couldn't ignore my responsibilities like I did last week, and it will be the same case for tonight and tomorrow!!!

 

Damn life, don't you know Dark Souls needs to be played???

 

Heh, now you know how I felt going on vacation for 3 days, 2 days after the game came out.  You got pretty far in , at least, sounds like.  

I beat The Pursuer last night, but I didn't end up getting to explore a whole new area like I was hoping, since

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that I hadn't seen yet, but then quickly connected with the rest of that level that I had already gone through.

 

I did get to Sinner's Rise and explored that watery hell-hole, but got my ass handed to me by the boss.  Might be time to finally explore that well in Majula.




#11489465 Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin - April 7, 2015

Posted by Backlash on 31 January 2014 - 07:33 PM

Just started playing it. I managed to build a pretty decent Guts and I really hope I'll find a sword similar to his Doragonsureiyā.

I've really really enjoyed it.  Finished NG and went to Bitterblack Isle (the new content from Dark Arisen) and played through that twice plus NG+.  I think I've just about wrapped up what I want to do, though I'd love to get an online Ur Dragon kill (the grace period never seems to happen when I'm at home and awake).




#11430833 CAGcast #350: Sports Injury Virginity

Posted by Backlash on 09 January 2014 - 06:23 PM

Lots of Playstation Now comments already, but no one has addressed the somewhat humorous stance you guys took on streaming PS1, PS2, and PS3 games vs NES games.

 

I understand your time constraint argument (although Shipwreck still seems to play an incredible number of games and I'm slightly envious), but you all essentially agreed that almost no one would want to pay $x per month for a library of AAA last-gen titles, while paying the same $x per month for super-old 8 bit Nintendo titles was an awesome idea and you'd gladly pay.

 

Popeye et al for $10? Yes!  The Last of Us for $10?  Nope!  (Yet right afterward complaining that the new Halo thing is not worth $15...)

 

Personally, I doubt I'll subscribe (for quite some time, if ever) because of my nice PS+ backlog.  But for people without PS+ and without even a PS3, they could essentially be in the same boat as me, just playing these games via Playstation Now instead of PS+. 




#11412351 CAGcast #349: Our Favorites of 2013

Posted by Backlash on 03 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

The argument against the "Season Pass" has always seem kind of lame to me.  The solution to the problem is simple just wait until you know exactly what is in the pass before you buy it.  If it means waiting six months before you buy the pass then just wait. 

 

I disagree with you guys on micro-transactions on retail games.  I generally do not care about them.  They are not a requirement, and give you an opportunity to skip some grinding.  BTW, grinding in a game has been apart of gaming for decades.  I just do not see what is so wrong with offering people a chance to skip the grind if you want to.  Mass Effect 3 had the same thing and nothing forced me to buy them.  I could get the same content for just playing the game. 

 

The problem is when developers/publishers/whoever take a game without excessive grinding and introduce excessive grinding just to try to get people to pay to skip it.  




#11369369 Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin - April 7, 2015

Posted by Backlash on 20 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

This reminded me that I need to make sure I complete Dragon's Dogma soon-ish so that there's a nice break between it and Dark Souls 2.  They're similar enough yet different enough that playing them back-to-back would just not work, I think.




#11083947 CAGcast #337: A Very Special Tokyo Game Show Special

Posted by Backlash on 24 September 2013 - 02:50 PM

I thought super programmer John made a great addition to the crew – could he become the fourth member? Assuming he can stay awake that is.

 

Agree 100%