@fear_the_booboo: In the Souls games the general rule was that you want to parry after the wind-up, as they're swinging, before they hit you (as in, when the animation starts to move towards you). The rule still seems to hold true, but due to the bullet animation the window has been pushed back a bit so you can shoot them just before the attack animation switches. However if you wait a bit too long they'll hit you even if you got the shot off.
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The two things aren't mutually exclusive. You can get good at cheap games, and cheap games usually require that you do so as well. What makes a game cheap or not is if it contiuously tries to fuck you over in unexpected ways, and to that respect the Souls games walk a pretty tight line (even more with Bloodbornes forced playstyle). The question is really how do you expect people to get good at the game? 'cuz if it's just a matter of trial and error, then yes the game is cheap.
@gaminghooligan: There are definitely a few points in the game that are "heartstoppers" where it seems like your PS4 is breaking for a split second. I've also had some insane framedrops while entering shadowgates twice, and I managed to glitch myself into a spot that just killed the framerate as well. It's sorta funny really, since the gameplay is tied to the framerate it doesn't really hurt you, everything just takes forever.
Anyways, has anyone finished a Chalice dungeon ? I killed the three bosses in the first one, looted a coffin (which made a noise), but I can't see anything that signifies if I actually finished it or not. Are you supposed to just close it after doing everything ?
I wouldn't say I'm having a big problem adjusting, but I've never been a fan of the playstyle. And what they've tried to do to alleviate my issues with it isn't enough. I'm not necessarily missing a shield, but I really hate the fact that they force you to wear "light" armor. It just ends up making stats completely irrelevant as everything keeps doing more and more damage while your survivability stays the same. With heavier armor there are still attacks that has to be dodged, and it's harder to do so, but it's just way more consistent than the "you made one mistake" trial and error playstyle light armor has.
but I have to grind out a bunch of healing items first yay.
I cannot fathom why they decided to back track on estus. It's by far one of the best changes they did from Demon's to Dark Souls. That and the lack of build diversity is quickly making me think this might end up being my least favorite of these games. Still having a good time with the game so far (think I'm 4 or 5 bosses in), but they've certainly done a good job at switching focus away from the things I enjoy the most about these games to the things I enjoy the least.
@giant_gamer: I don't think they're very strong, all I'm saying is that when you can poke someone 100+ times while keeping enough range to not really be threatened it doesn't really matter if they're just minor stings. And even if you can only get minute upgrades to the damage, they still add up quickly over that many hits.
I know most people say they're only for stunning etc, but from what I've seen I think there actually might be a possibility to really cheese the game if you go heavy into firearms due to the emergency bullet mechanic. While I don't think you'll be able to rely purely on your gun, you can probably chop off a very significant chunk of boss health just from keeping range, shooting, making more bullets and heal up with vials (you can technically have 120+ bullets per fight). So you could probably start off by getting the boss down 20-40% and then just cheese your way through the rest of the fight, or better yet if the boss can be riposted you can get the additional damage needed with some good timing. Probably not too viable in NG+(++) though.
I would read up on some of the "advice for new players" stuff. It's sorta important to know stuff like not getting too sad about losing some souls(blood), and understanding how the gear and stat system works. But try to stay away from more specific "guide" info, at least until you've given it a try for yourself. If you're playing the game and there's something you just can't figure out yourself, checking a wiki isn't the end of the world.
It wasn't a UPF, it was a freedom stream or something. It was just Jeff on the computer playing a lot of random games. I think maybe Rorie was on the couch, but that was it.
Edit: think it might be this one. Yup, 1:46:00