c_rakestraw's forum posts

#1 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

Given how much they've covered it already, I don't think a review is really necessary. Besides, it's pretty late for one now.

#2 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -
@dixavd said:

If a game were to go come out and someone were to go through the credits and add people, unless the game specified between normal "special thanks" and "kickstarter backers", how would that person know whether a given person was eligible to add or not? Would people have to try and find the original crowd-sourcing page and compare lists to remove backers from the list? What if someone who worked on the game in other ways also happened to donate to it, does that now remove them from the list?

On some level, I feel maybe the whole "Special Thanks" section should be ignored (especially once you get into the murky water of people who help crowd-fund a game but then their reward is to add art or an idea to it - does that move them over to the normal list?).

This stuff is confusing. Good to know you're looking into it and have made a stance. This one looks like it will stop those that simply go down the list at the end of a Kickstarter list and simply add names, but I wonder if it will actually make a difference to the nice folks who go through the credits of a released game and simply don't know how to differentiate between those only listed via crowd-finding and those of higher importance.

Typically -- at least from the games I've seen -- they reference their backers in a separate "special thanks to our Kickstarter backers" list instead of consolidating them with the standard "special thanks" list. I don't know if every Kickstarter game does this, but it should at least in theory make it easier to differentiate the two.

#3 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

I have to imagine this was done with Giant Bomb's approval, because I don't see them just siphoning content off their partners without express permission. Still weird, though.

#4 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

I never had either of those happen to me while playing it. Then again, I did play with the TV volume up pretty high, so I might have just not heard the fans.

#5 Edited by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

It's a toss-up between Dark Souls and Okami. I've logged at least a few hundred hours into each of them.

#6 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

Springfield, Oregon, USA.

#7 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

do this but with virtual boy

Now there's an idea.

#8 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -
@karkarov said:

@c_rakestraw said:
@aegon said:

The Last Giant is fucking WRECKING me...damn. I've only been leveling endurance (started as swordsman), so my vigor is only 4. That might have something to do with it, but the fact is that even with all that endurance, if I manage to block a hit, all of it is drained and I'm staggered. Cray cray. Also Pate can't do shit against him.

I'm assuming this is the first boss most people face, right?


Also, don't bother with summoning Pate. You're better off summoning actual players instead.

Okay stop right there. Yes I agree Pate fights like a completely retarded monkey and hits like a three year old girl. I have video evidence to back this up. However you might still want to summon Pate because summoning him for this fight is required to get his armor etc etc when you meet him at the next point in the game.

You can still get it later on if you kill him instead of Creighton. You just have to buy it from Melentia is all.

#9 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -
@aegon said:

The Last Giant is fucking WRECKING me...damn. I've only been leveling endurance (started as swordsman), so my vigor is only 4. That might have something to do with it, but the fact is that even with all that endurance, if I manage to block a hit, all of it is drained and I'm staggered. Cray cray. Also Pate can't do shit against him.

I'm assuming this is the first boss most people face, right?

He's technically the first boss in the game, so yes.

What I find works is to run to the opposite side of the arena and wait for him to approach. Once he does, run underneath him as he tries to strike. Once you're behind him, you can easily get an attack or two in and still escape unscathed. Works best if you don't lock-on. Do it right and you should be able to get through it without taking any damage. Just watch out for that rare falling move he does. That thing will wreak you.

Also, don't bother with summoning Pate. You're better off summoning actual players instead.

#10 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

I'm using Comcast business class Internet (it was the only way to have no data-caps). I live in Oregon. Costs me around $100 a month. Way cheaper than my last provider, which had abysmal speeds and service.