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The Dead Texan

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#14466339 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by The Dead Texan on 03 March 2022 - 03:10 PM

Meanwhile I'm nearing 40 hours into Elden Ring and I'm not sure if I'll bother playing any other game ever again.

 

At this point FromSoft easily has all of my Top 5 all-time faves. I clearly like their style, but I still hesitate to recommend them to certain friends. I know it's not going to click for everyone. But they sure do work for me, and what I love about them goes well beyond combat. The exploration, the meticulous level design, the complete lack of hand-holding (this is huge), the deceptively complex lore, the character building and true role-playing, and most of all, of course, the fashion!

 

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I'm about 55 hours in and can say it's the greatest game they've ever made. I hold Bloodborne in the absolute highest regard, but Elden Ring manages to top it in every conceivable way. I prefer the Lovecraftian themes and enemies in Bloodborne a lot more than typical fantasy settings, but can forgive all that for crafting the most robust game world I've ever traversed. I damn near cried when I first hopped on Torrent and looked over the ridge to the sea because it reminded me of the first time I did the same on the PS2 in Shadow of the Colossus. 

 

I really don't want to make any more over the top claims, but it's a game that's perpetually rewarding for just about anyone. I wouldn't say it's free of handholding, though. If anything this might be the easiest game to pick up and play because of the world map + fast travel, the ash summons, the guiding lights, the refilling of flasks for mob wipes, stakes of marika respawns, no real penalty for dying outside of rune loss, very VERY generous i-frames for rolls and general QOL stuff. Don't get me wrong, the difficult portions are still a pain in the ass (looking at you, Crucible Knight) but it's about as welcoming as Souls games get. 

 

My only real complaints with the game are the obvious technical shortcomings of the PC port. I have pretty beefy PC specs and still get those nasty stutters if I'm near mountains and sometimes my game will randomly freeze when being summoned for multiplayer. Have to end task to get it to close. Doesn't happen very often, but it's still a shitty thing to deal with. 

 

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#14462967 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by The Dead Texan on 14 February 2022 - 11:17 PM

Green Man has Elden Ring for $49 if anyone is interested. 




#14448852 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by The Dead Texan on 17 December 2021 - 05:13 AM

How about that FFVII remake cost kek

 

I'd be upset if the game wasn't straight up garbage. How they managed to take a third of the original game and have it be both bloated with meaningless shit and completely devoid of actual content is beyond me. Modern gaming is a sight to behold sometimes. 




#14446760 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by The Dead Texan on 10 December 2021 - 01:31 AM

Persona 4 Arena is gonna be on Steam in March. Cost me $22 since I already own P4 Golden so the bundle saves you some cash. 




#14393839 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by The Dead Texan on 29 April 2021 - 12:44 AM

I missed bitcoin, missed GME, but I won't miss the weeb cash train. 

 

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#14393632 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by The Dead Texan on 28 April 2021 - 12:53 AM

Have any of you guys seen the prices on eBay for those old Atlus PSP releases? P1, 2, and P3P are fetching like $200 each. Had no idea the demand was this high for these releases. 




#14354176 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by The Dead Texan on 28 November 2020 - 01:24 PM

Still waiting on my 13 sentinels order from last week to ship. 




#14352103 CAG Black Friday 2020 Spreadsheet

Posted by The Dead Texan on 25 November 2020 - 12:25 PM

I already got my 13 Sentinels from Amazon (ordered on Sunday night, delivered Tuesday).  It is the version with the art book - I assume the launch edition?  Still appears to be on sale and in stock there.

 

Really wish I'd waited. Mine's still preparing for shipment from Gamestop since I ordered on Sunday. 




#14350439 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by The Dead Texan on 22 November 2020 - 11:23 AM

13 Sentinels is $29.99 at Gamestop right now. 

 

https://www.gamestop...rim/217718.html




#14350436 CAG Black Friday 2020 Spreadsheet

Posted by The Dead Texan on 22 November 2020 - 11:21 AM

Just got 13 Sentinels from Gamestop. Glad I decided to check. 




#14238806 OVERWATCH LEGENDARY EDITION-SWITCH $17.99

Posted by The Dead Texan on 01 December 2019 - 02:55 AM

When will they add Winnie the Pooh to the game? 




#14228379 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by The Dead Texan on 13 November 2019 - 12:16 AM

I just got my Splatoon 2 art book in, and this is one of the most incredible books in my collection. The art is beautiful, and it's filled page to page with endless art and information. What an outstanding release. 




#14217458 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by The Dead Texan on 09 October 2019 - 10:40 PM

999 forces you to play every route, before it will allow you to finish the true route.

 

Pretty sure that's VLR. You don't have to see every ending in 999, just the prerequisites for the True End. 




#14213628 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by The Dead Texan on 26 September 2019 - 06:44 AM

It probably has to do with the types of games you like/people you follow. Out of 25-ish reviews I’ve seen, 23 were extremely positive and two were mixed.

 

999 and VLR are two of my all-time favorite gaming experiences, but ZTD was a gross embarrassment of a finale. It's gonna be hard for me to give him another shot. 




#14212425 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by The Dead Texan on 22 September 2019 - 11:32 PM

Could that box art be any more lazy though? lol

 

I've seen worse

 

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