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#1 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

I loved it. I'm not playing it anymore ( Wanted to try the DS 2 re-release ), but I played it obsessively for a long time.

I disagree with most of your points.

Most of your statements come to a matter of taste, while some of the others seem to be unfair notions. There is certainly more boss variety that 3 types and all weapons are valid. Gun and magic builds are possible, but I'd agree that they could use some expanding. Farming for bloodvials is a non-issue as you move forward ( I always had them maxed out, you just need to remember to spend your blood echos surplus)

I'll say this tho, it sure does play a LOT better than DS2. Content-wise I'm still unsure. I think I'd like to say I definitely want more content for BB and i could qualify it as a negative; but I have some faith that they will expand on it and revitalize it with future DLC. Tho the possibility that they miss the mark on the things they need to expand upon exists.

#3 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

I just find it funny that so many people care about if jeff likes it. Is his validation that important?

No probably not that important. That's why that manifests on nothing but a forum comment rather than a blood sacrifice.

#4 Edited by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

quirkwood marked this as the best answer

@quirkwood: Yes, that is correct. The total damage of the blades of mercy is a combination of both physical and arcane.

It does more damage than the cane on it's own, but the cane can be enchanted with the shell or with fire/ bolt paper.

Also, all weapons that only have one type of damage can turn all that damage into other types via blood gems. But it will make them scale with arcane instead.

#5 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

@betaband said:

@matiaz_tapia said:

@tajasaurus said:

Mario Party Party is my favourite but people whining about Mario Party Party is my least favourite

You don't have to watch everything and you don't have to like everything why are you making yourselves miserable it is just dumb fun you nerds

Don't know man...content is thin nowadays for other reasons and it's paid content.

I think is weirder that there's content that makes people miserable ( even weirder that in order for people to not be, they have to guess what content is good before they watch it...nobody is a clairvoyant). If people have things to say that might improve it, that's good for everyone.

Sorry if it upsets you.

What has been said in this thread that will improve it? Is it the guy calling Dan a twat or the guy calling him redundant? Please educate us.

In this thread? Not sure, I wasn't talking about this thread. I get the tone of your reply and that you are a bit crossed with me, but I'll reply honestly.

I suppose nothing concrete can be taken from simply looking at one particular comment. There is however a bit of an animosity towards Dan's attitude...sometimes misguided as an animosity towards him as a person ( which is less constructive)

I'm not sure what could be done. They are still the same crew and it's still funny. But I suppose from this thread I can point out the comparison to the Fortune Street TNT, which had a different tone. A better tone one might argue.

Adding Vinny to the mix would have been perfect but it's not possible( he makes people better, nicer). Dan and Brad get along, but their chemistry needs work . Dan probably needs to calm down a bit with the wrestling persona he ties to pull from time to time when it comes to being competitive...but he listens to nobody and he already has a fan base willing to go the extra mile to defend him, even when a big portion of the audience finds him troublesome at times for one reason or another. That in particular only helps to have people being real nasty to each other on the comment sections.

There needs to be a real incentive for them wanting to play the game to win, I think. In the past that kind of competitiveness came naturally and the attitude was different. The dynamic might change now that they are all going blind into 4. I really hope it's a better game since Mario Party's pacing is literally exhausting, it seems.

But no suggestions would matter. GB is all about going al natural and let things sort out on their own. What I'm hoping for them to do is to look at the general reception of the feature so they can figure what can they do to make things better, if they want to. I'd personally like for them to want to make things better...GB is a fan base community and it's hard to take criticism when it's hard to give it.Not that people tend to be good at giving criticism on comment sections, but one can extrapolate stuff if willing to ignore the metaphorical kicking and screaming. Which is hard to do since it's easier to assume the worse out of someone who doesn't share one's opinion. We are all kinda bad at that.

#6 Edited by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

@tajasaurus said:

Mario Party Party is my favourite but people whining about Mario Party Party is my least favourite

You don't have to watch everything and you don't have to like everything why are you making yourselves miserable it is just dumb fun you nerds

Don't know man...content is thin nowadays for other reasons and it's paid content.

I think is weirder that there's content that makes people miserable ( even weirder that in order for people to not be, they have to guess what content is good before they watch it...nobody is a clairvoyant). If people have things to say that might improve it, that's good for everyone.

#7 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

@nolastname: To each their own but I find a lot of the Mario Party videos to have long stretches of just boring as Jeff and Brad have complained about the game for so long at that point that I daze off. Fortune Street on the other hand has a mix of complaining, timely economic jokes, ups and downs of Patrick and Vinny, Ryan owning the game only to fumble it away, and by the time I start to get disinterested at certain points and get distracted something new happens thus keeping my attention for the entire 3 1/2 hours.

The MPP content is the best content on GB since the original Unplugged series, no question. Fortune Street TNT is the top 3 greatest content they have EVER produced.

EDIT: And if Vinny was in the MPP content it would probably be a different argument. He is the best person to bring the best out of people with jokes and always countering negativity as best he can thus leading to a much lighter tone.

I Saw this comment and thought to re-watch it, and man....it's so true. The tone is in stark contrast to MMP's. They are actually having fun! Forgot how that looked like.

#8 Edited by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

Rom was a fucker, so was that giant with ball chains on his back. But the title for worse is still the bed of chaos. That boss is basically a one chance jump and a 4 to 5 minute run back if you fail ( you can get it right away, sure. Still a shitty boss.)

Also the Dragon God ( Demon's Souls) Was disappointing, while not particularly difficult.

#9 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

Rom's attacks are more predictable the closer you get. The tantrum AoEs are easier to deal with , so I would try to stay close enough so he doesn't do his bullshit ranged attack.

Bolt paper is good if you didn't happen to level up a tonitrus.

Don't mind the spiders. Rather than killing them try to find openings and dodge a lot( since you don't see attacks coming, assume you are going to get attacked, spiders are dumb so you only need to not be there when they do). You can try to get rid of the first wave or you can try to go for it and ignore them on all stages.

#10 Edited by Matiaz_Tapia (327 posts) -

@humanity said:

It depends on what you consider to be "hard" really. It's a hard game in a sense that one mistake could cost you an entire run. The bosses are hard mostly because they give you little leeway in that it takes 20 or so hits to kill a boss and it will only take the boss 4 good swipes to kill you. Generally the games are hard because there is a tiny margin of error. It's not that fighting those villagers is difficult, because it's obviously not, it's that one moment of inattention can make you roll wrong or something, get cornered, stunlocked by 3 weak enemies and instantly killed - and depending on where you are, you might have to re-do an entire area to get to that very same point.

So yah I think they're hard, just in a very specific way.

Also I don't know what Brad is talking about. When Jeff said "is the whole game just evading an enemy attack and then counter attacking?" (paraphrased) I instantly thought, yeah, thats pretty much the entire game. The formula doesn't change, so I don't know what Brad means. You meet enemies that take more hits to kill, they have different attack patterns, but at the end of the day none of them are radically different. They wind up, you jump out of the way at the last second (or parry) and then you slash them to death. If Jeff is finding this to be too boring, and I completely understand where he's coming from, then he should just stop now because it doesn't radically change into Ninja Gaiden or something.

I think I can understand what Brad is getting at when it comes to his new found love for the Ludwig's. The game sure is about evading and attacking, but a greatsword makes it more about luring and waiting. In the case of that weapon, even poking around out of reach of a counter attack. It changes you tactics slightly.

I think part of the fun is to find a weapon you like.