RIDEBIRD's forum posts

#1 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

I wouldn't say you need to reroll. Dark Souls is a game mostly about skill and tactics - more so then proper builds and items, in my opinion. The one legged demon you mention CAN be defeated even if you're in shit gear, and even if you gain more levels or get better gear you will die very quickly if you get hit. Make sure to avoid it's attacks and if it is going to hit you, you better have enough stamina to block it. Seeing as it's not necessary to progress in the game I would say you did good in skipping it. You can still farm up souls and try at a higher soul level, as it will help you some. Make sure to get a lot ot VIT and END, it really is useful.

What you should do is to upgrade your weapon more. A spear is not a bad idea at all, they are quite easy to use and forgiving, seeing as you can attack from behind your shield (which is not ideal, but can be safe).

The Hydra you're talking about is basically about knowing the tactic and to be honest, I never figured it out on my own - I youtubed it and then proceeded to kill it on my first try. I am of the opinion that Dark Souls have a lot of those bosses though - extremely easy once you find out one thing you need to do, and if you don't, it's impossible. This is at least true for the Hydra - for me. Again, you do not need to kill it, and I would wait with it.

What I would do if I was you was to train on blocking and avoiding attacks on regular dudes, as well as learning to backstab and riposte. These are very useful skills, not necessarily for bosses perhaps (except the avoiding part), that make the game much more manageable. That way you can also get some souls so you can upgrade your gear, as you should have at least some titanite. Also note that regular or starting weapons can become very powerful if you just upgrade them. Your shield is a bit shit though. Try looking around the area sort of away from the Golems and the Hydra. Don't go up as there is a badass dude there, but do look around the general paths there. There is a very useful shield on a corpse around there that is certainly much better then what you have.

I suggest you skip the garden and just go straight to the Depths to continue progressing in the story. Look on the key you got from the Gargoyles for a hint.

#2 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

2K needs mass appeal for Bioshock. The game itself does not provide it, but they know they have an excellent game that wont rate low. They offer the first review to the biggest site that has the largest mass appeal. Bingo.

It's not very complicated or scummy. How could IGN refuse? Some sites probably would, but IGN are benefiting as well.

#3 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

1500 dollars is enough I'd say. If I could spend any amount of cash on a computer I wouldn't go over 2500 dollars though.

#4 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

@abomunist: For you. Not for me and many others. The game has to be exceptional - say Dark Souls - for me to bother with 30.

Glad to hear you fixed it, since I pre-ordered DS3 literally two minutes before I came here. Never had any issues with forced vsync via d3doverrider in DS1 and DS2.

#5 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

Modern Warfare wins, that's for sure.

#6 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

Laughed my ass off and I don't even know why, well played.

#7 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

Hell no. The game better be enjoyable and not a slow chug upgrade wise even though there's microtransactions.

#8 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

24, going on 25. I know where I want to go but I am unsure of wether the economy will allow me to. I have a pretty great resume and excellent contact with former employers, but when I graduate this summer I still think it will be hard to find a job..That's what you get for not being good at math and studying communication, though.

I'd just stick with that job you got if it's OK and try looking for stuff you really want all across your country. You HAVE to move today for any job at all, especially the rarer ones.. I think you're doing better then most in our age group btw.

#9 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

GTAV if it comes to PC, Bioshock, Routine, Dead Space 3, Metro and above all else: Day Z Standalone.

#10 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

Online activation can be done on 56k though, downloading 15 gigs can not. I don't really see much point of PC retail either, and would love for PC games (and console games) to step in to the global future. Every time I have to wait like 3-4 days for no reason what so ever to play a game I sigh audibly.

I'd also LOVE for publishers to release numbers to NPD regarding PC digital.