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    @Davie

    It's much easier if you have the Rusted Iron Ring from Undead Asylum.

    Also if you go to Darkroot Garden before doing the depths/blighttown.
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    @InvincibleM: If you had no trouble at all with Nito and Four Kings, you were either overpowered, or you read up on how to beat them, or you're just naturally really talented at this game. They're not hard fights once you know them, but most first-timers hit a major roadblock at Four Kings.

    Ceaseless Discharge, on the other hand? That guy's doable literally right after you've done Quelaag. One of the easier bosses in the game.

    Man. Now I kinda wanna play Dark Souls again.
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    @twentythoughts With Nito, I got ruined by him and his skeletons the first time but found a note that said try divine and luckily I had a divine Falchion as a back up weapon so I cut down the skeletons and went to town on Nito. His only tricky attack is the spike that comes out of the ground and that's just because the audio telegraph ends a few seconds before the attack actually comes(prompting me to dodge around like a moron and then get hit in the cool down animation), everything else is slow(his flood attack is pretty telegraphed) or easily avoided(all of his sword lunges miss if you're right up inside his business) I honestly had more trouble in tomb of giants because I kept getting lost.

    Four Kings I just sort of whacked until they died. The amount of damage I deliver was enough that I killed whichever King was facing me before another spawned.

    Dex/Endurance build + Silver Knight Sword is some cheap shit. I think I'm just over powered. I'm level 85ish at this point.

    Strangely, the boss that really got to me was Ornstein and Smough and apparently some people have no problem with them at all. Took me many tries to defeat them.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2013 edited
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    Just a friendly warning to all y'all fine folks:
    BioShock Infinite spoilers are making the rounds across the internet. If you want to enjoy the game spoiler free, be wary for the next couple weeks.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2013
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    Those bastards.
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    I got fifteen hours into Ni No Kuni, which was the time it took for my cautious optimism to be crushed under the weight of the battle menus, the info-dump tutorials, and the amazingly stupid sidekick AI. Did anyone play the game through to the end, and if so, what kept you going?
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      CommentAuthorFrowardd
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2013
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    Minecraft sucked me in again, not the Survivor but the new Creative mode that lets you fly around and build without worrying about dying or resources. I've a small town. My big games this year so far have been Faster Than Light, Hotline Miami (groovy soundtrack!), and Far Cry 3 (which is great if you've ever fantasized about hunting bears with a grenade launcher).

    My go-to angry video game is the original Quake, and all three expansion packs. Runs and launches very quickly, good fun even when I've memorized half the levels!

    Also, my copy of minecraft just updated from 1.4.6 to 1.5.1, I don't think I'll be sleeping tonight..
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2013
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    Kentucky Route Zero is 25% off on Steam right now so if an incredibly atmospheric indie point-and-click adventure game with gorgeous vector graphics sounds like it'll appeal to you -- AND IT SHOULD -- don't wait. Go now.

    A friend did a good writeup of the thing.
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    No no Kuni- I'm actually really enjoying it. Yeah, the AI is a bit dense, but that's fine. They use spells I'd never touch and keep the monsters busy while I whack 'em senseless, so they serve a purpose. Plus there's an all-out attack and all-out defense command that comes in handy as well. What keeps me going is the charm of the world and its story. It's an RPG I just want to explore every corner of.

    Being distracted by Lego City Undercover at the moment, though. I've been sick all week and my brain doesn't want to do much more than cute and fun.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2013
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    Bioshock Infinite.

    It plays like any other shooter you might care to mention.

    But the world building, the art, the audio... absolutely right at the peak of the artform.

    It's setting feels like a real place, with genuine history, rather than just a backdrop to shoot people on.
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    @flabyo I'm loving it, i'm not rushing through it, I'm taking my time and enjoying each level the start with the prayers and all the detail in the level design are great
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      CommentAuthorwhydoisay
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2013 edited
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    Can I talk about playing old ass games? I'm mostly playing old stuff lately. Been beefing up my Saturn collection, specifically. I've been playing Death Throttle, a Japanese Saturn port of the old PC game Quarantine where you're a hovercab driver in a shit future city full of convicts quarantined because of a disease that makes a lot of them crazy. It's basically a Doom sort of game engine, but the gameplay of driving around a huge open city and picking up people as well as upgrading your car really is the direct predecessor of games like GTA and Crazy Taxi, but with a filthy post-apocalyptic sheen. It reminds me of growing up in Michigan.

    Also been playing Saturn Bomberman, which is a fun game where you drop bombs to explode ice cream cones and ride around on dinosaurs. You really need multiple people for it to be fun.

    And finally, been playing the Langrisser games, sort of animoo-inflected strategy RPGs from the '90s. Only one of these games came out in the US (Warsong for Genesis), but once you figure out the menus, they are pretty import-friendly. I really like the battles, but sometimes they go on tooooo loooooong. Langrisser III, though, is garbage, due to a horrible 3D battle system that takes away all the strategy and makes every fight scene 9 hours.
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    ^Mad jealous of your Saturn. I've been trying to track one down for a reasonable price on Canadian Craigslist (Kijiji) for a long while now and it's always too steep or slips through my fingers.

    Are the games for the saturn region locked?
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      CommentAuthorwhydoisay
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
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    Saturn games are definitely region locked, but if you pick up an Action Replay plus you are golden since it defeats region coding. It also provides the 1 MB or 4 MB RAM expansion for most games that need it. I've got Cyberbots and it works fine for that. It also acts as a memory card, but don't go thinking it's like a proper memory card... you have to copy data from the system memory to the Action Replay before you power off the Saturn if you want to keep it. Also you have to copy data from the Action Replay to the system memory when you start up the Saturn. Kind of a pain, but a better long-term storage method than relaying on the battery back-up built into the Saturn.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
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    Saturn Bomberman is epic when played with the maximum number of players. Shame it's so hard to get all the controllers and multitaps together for most occasions.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
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    Like Flabyo, I'm completely sucked into Bioshock Infinite right now. Not entirely sure where it's going, but I am definitely enjoying the ride.
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      CommentAuthorwhydoisay
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
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    Yeah, I don't have any multitaps yet, but that is definitely next on my list of Saturn junk to get! I have a projetor so I'm totally prepared for enormous Bomberman parties when I get together two multitaps and a ton of controllers.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
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    I just started playing Minecraft again, after months of not touching it. I saw ya'll talking down-thread about it... so who does have servers? I know Argo's friend has one and I go on there occasionally. But are there any others? Especially if they don't mind a boring sightseer that mainly just wants to hang out w/ other players so they're not as freaked out about getting ambushed by Creepers and Ender Men?
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    You can join mine if you want! There are only a handful of regular players, mostly real life friends, but we have fun. It's at morac.dyndns.org.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    I have one that I'm admittedly not always running. It's a very private little thing. I'll let you know know when I start it back up again. :)