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#1 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

I like the first Dark Souls more than the second game but I still think II is just fine. I feel like some areas needed more time in the oven, as they look kind of bad or incomplete. The foggy woods area and the area just past that is one example. I'm playing on 360 and the game looks like an N64 game in terms of the geometry on screen when in the foggy trees. There are almost no effects turned out and everything looks flat.

You are right about leveling, in Dark Souls II you level up like mofo. Seems like every time I beat even a minor boss I was leveling up several times over. Not so in Dark Souls. Another thing that I felt was unnecessary was the effigy stuff. Yeah, it's a pain to see your level bar go down to half but I found this to be more of an annoyance than a real threat to your survival. If you play it smart you can save up enough effigies to get past the rough spots on the game. I have a thought for From Software: how about making the enemies tougher and not make me pop effigies all the time? We cool with that? Alright then.

All in all, I was super super hyped for Dark Souls II given the first game is my personal "game of the generation", but was overall not quite as pleased with it as I was hoping for. But hey, that's just fine, we got more Dark Souls, that's a good thing to me. Bloodborne is right around the corner but I'm still going to be super excited when they announce Dark Souls 3. I'll take another Souls please.

#2 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

I think this is actually pretty brilliant. I've never played a Silent Hill game and I'm really interested in this one.

#3 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

I remember Daikatana, wasn't very well received. It's been a long time since then and a lot has changed in the industry. Does Romero have what it takes to make a game in 2014?

#4 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

this is why "always online" to play is such a bad idea. Although PSN service was free back then I want to say there were still plenty of games that people still couldn't play offline during the outage. I know some games are online only strictly because that's the nature of the game but I think of a game offers a single player experience it damn well better not be tethered to the publisher's own servers in order to function.

#5 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -


I am not a big fan of these runs, if he beat the whoooooole thing in 18 minutes (impossible I know) I'm interested but glitch runs just don't do it for me. I love skill based or running through games normally as fast as they can. Like during this past event I caught myself watching an hour of a Quake 100% speed run and was fascinated, or like the Funkdoc run of the original castlevania and just beat the shit out of it.

Using glitches to your advantage against AI I'm cool with, but a glitch to skip to the end doesn't really interest me.

yeah, I'm kind of with you on that. A greater feat would be to a non-stop run of game without glitching.. because man that's a lot of play time and keeping yourself from wearing out before the end would be tough. Still, speed runs using any means possible can also be interesting.

#6 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

I remember seeing this on the 3DS eShop, almost picked it up based on reviews.

#7 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

There was a brief period of time in the 90's I wanted to go to E3. Now I look at expos like this one and not want to be anywhere near them. I love games and I'm a nerd, but this is where the game industry seems to ooze so much of its dorkiness in the front of the public it makes me wince. Remember Mr. Caffeine? Just shoot me.

I hope 2014 gives us some good games in the second half because so far it's been pretty bleak on the new systems. Guess these things aren't really going to hit a stride until next year.

#8 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

sneak fucks. man almost forgot that was a thing

#9 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

well, I'm sure his blood pressure is high right now. How can the man at the top not be a bit stressed during a period when the company is suffering losses. I sure hope they have Zelda at the show, that's pretty much the last game I'm interested in from Nintendo at this point. Would be real nice to be playing it this holiday season but I'm kidding myself. We probably wont' be getting that until November 2015 at the very earliest. We haven't even seen any concept art yet.

#10 Posted by divergence (289 posts) -

woah, the animated gifs are getting out of control. Thought that was a 90's thing. God. Anyway, just call it Beast Soul Master 200X, I don't give a shit. Looks awesome.