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#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1799 posts) -


I did it! I defeated! It turns out that what finally got me over that hump was the realization that I was being too quick with the ripostes. Throughout the entire game, I'd been parrying and riposting as almost one super fast motion (acting under the assumption that it worked like a fighting game where I'd only have like a 5 frame window). When the parry was successful, the riposte worked great. But if the timing on the parry was off, I'd already hit the attack button, so my character would start to swing as soon as his parry animation finished. Normally that wasn't much of a problem, because I could kill stuff quickly enough that I could survive if I just followed the first accidental swing with a few more attacks. But with Gwyn, what would happen is I would fuck up parrying his first attack of his 4 hit combo. By the time he started his second attack, my character was already committed to a lengthy greatsword/ultra greatsword/great axe attack animation that left me completely defenseless against Gwyn's second hit. And his third. And his fourth. And then I'd probably be staggered (or at least panicking) from taking all 4 hits head on, leaving me unable to get out of the way of his grab.

Moral of the story: Wait until you know the parry has worked before hitting the attack button. It's better to be too slow and land a normal hit instead of a riposte than it is to be too fast and commit to a reckless attack.

Although I have to say, I guess I wasn't paying enough attention to the story for the ending to make any sense at all. But whatever. Praise the sun.

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1799 posts) -

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1799 posts) -

Play as a Hanar and an Elcor in a C-Sec buddy cop adventure!

#4 Posted by BBAlpert (1799 posts) -

@sub_o said:

Charlene Tunoku.

I came in to say Carly Tunoku, but yours works better I think.

#5 Posted by BBAlpert (1799 posts) -

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

The Logitech K400

#6 Edited by BBAlpert (1799 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.

#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1799 posts) -

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

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#8 Edited by BBAlpert (1799 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?

#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1799 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.

#10 Edited by BBAlpert (1799 posts) -