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#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

I use this bad boy for my couch (well, bed) computing.

The Logitech K400

#2 Edited by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

By the way, if this would be of any help to people stuck on S&O and use a strength/tank build, this is what worked (and what didn't) for me.

Killing either of them while trying to dodge both wasn't working for me, as neither me nor my character were quick enough. Tanking with iron flesh worked decently enough for taking down one guy, but both of the powered up second guys had attacks that hit really hard, even through iron flesh. So the obvious in hindsight strategy that finally worked for me was to pop iron flesh right before/after entering the fog gate and 2 hand smashing one guy as quickly as possible. If timed right, you can kill the first one just as iron flesh wears off. At that point, you go back to dodging and blocking to deal with the second guy. I kept trying to tank both or evade both, but it wasn't until I mixed it up that I finally got it.

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

It's like Colin's Bear Animation all over again!

(for reference)

#4 Edited by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

Shadow Hearts 1 and 2 are pretty good. 3, not so much. Nier is also pretty interesting too.

2 was Covenant, right? And 3 was "To The New World" or something? Or were they 1 and 2, respectively?

#5 Posted by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

@bbalpert said:

I'm just about as big a fan of classic point and click adventure games as you're likely to find, and frankly I'm not sure I'd want them trying to go back, seeing as their last attempts resulted in Back to the Future: The Game and Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park was essentially the exact same game as The Walking Dead, if you haven't played it, you should give it a shot because it wasn't a terrible game.

To be fair, I haven't played Jurassic Park, so you're right that I should at least give it a shot. Though I did play Back to the Future. It felt kind of like a weaker version of all their earlier games.

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#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

Careful guys, this line of discussion is always how boss battles start.

You don't want to pick a fight with a pole dancing satellite dish or an S&M banana or something, do you?!

#8 Posted by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

The Cave made me respect Alex Navarro's editorial opinion a lot more. I was super pumped for the game, but when I saw Alex give it a 3 star score, I figured "he probably just doesn't like adventure games that much." and bought it anyways. Upon being tremendously let down, I went back and saw nearly every one of my problems with the game cited in Alex's review. In short, I'm sorry I doubted you, @alex.

On the subject, The Cave confirmed my suspicions brought on by DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue of just how much Ron Gilbert needs Tim Schafer.

#9 Edited by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -

As much as I appreciate all the help you guys have given me with this Gwyn fight, I think I've figured out on my own the simplest, most effective way to truly defeat that motherfucker once and for all.

I backed up my save file just in case I change my mind.

I had a ton of fun with the game, but at this point I really don't even care about beating it. I stuck to it and triumphed over the Capra Demon. I was at the end of my rope when I squeaked out a victory over Ornstein and Smough. I beat the Four Kings on my first fucking try (thanks to Vinny's strategy). But this last fight has already burned through too much of the good feelings I have to the game. Somewhere around the Gaping Demon fight, I moved Dark Souls into the "Favorites" category of my Steam library. If I keep banging my head against this, I'm worried I'd have to take it back out. I have 98 titanite chunks and well over a dozen black knight shields in my inventory and I just do not care any more. Praise the sun, duders.

Update: I may have been a little hasty, but I may go back to the game to finish off other sections. I still haven't gone back to the Asylum and I still haven't gone to the Painted World, so I'll probably reinstall to see that stuff. I do stand by a lot of what I said about the last boss area being game ruiningly aggravating if you can't pull off one specific technique that isn't otherwise required (and if you can parry consistently, the fight is apparently disappointingly easy).

But who knows, maybe the Asylum and Painted World sections are cool.

#10 Edited by BBAlpert (1354 posts) -
@afabs515 said:

This is gonna sound weird, but if you die in real life, you're done, whereas if you die in the game, you have to do that section over again, which is a pain. That's why I hate video game sharks personally. Also, in a game like AC4, you're powerless to fight the sharks. You can't kill them. The scariest enemies to me in Resident Evil 4 are the regenerators before you can kill them, because there's just nothing you can do to stop them. So maybe it's similar for sharks as well.

I just wrote up a whole thing about how the sharks in AC4 are mostly pushovers once you start upgrading your harpoons, then deleted it when I realized you were talking about the diving bell sections. Yeah, those sharks are total dicks.