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#1 Posted by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

Cool idea, I know there are at least a couple of duders around here, one particularly known to the site (Wafflestomp) and some other random guy I ran into at a Walmart once when I was wearing a GB hoodie. It would be interesting to see how many more there are in the area.

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

#2 Posted by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

I didn't see it mentioned (maybe it was, I admittedly only sort of skimmed) but in regards to screwing yourself by despawning enemies and not having enough souls... there are a couple areas in the game where there are infinite enemies. One section has two areas (one right next to a bonfire which makes it convenient) that have mechanics where they realize if you despawned everything and managed to not do a thing correctly you would be locked out of continuing. So the enemies infinite spawn. Technically there is a third area in this same section but once you do the thing the guys stop coming at that location. They aren't worth a ton of souls but often if I found myself not too far from a level up or the amount I needed to buy something I would go farm that room for a little bit (with some gear I had on me that gave bonus souls I got 444 per guy, 6 guys in the room, I could 1 hit kill each of them, turn around hit the bonfire and do it again all in less than a minute).

Then elsewhere in the game there is a section where some very low value guys will infinite spawn while other more valuable guys spawn due to certain actions. In one of these areas you can pull out a bow and use 2 to 3 arrows per guy (4 guys spawn for about 800 souls each) and then the game will actually respawn them for you while you stand there infinitely... if you do it right. Otherwise you might have to do it a little more manually but still, no bonfire required.

Long story short, if you don't mess with summoning/being summoned which is it's own ample supply of souls it would still basically be impossible to completely screw yourself. You just might make it harder and more time consuming.

#3 Edited by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

I think that is just what the game is. It's like a lot of games, Solitaire jumped to mind initially. You can know the rules and mechanics but you are not going to win every time. Though, with something like Threes the idea of winning is more broad. Just a higher score really. But that is what makes it fun. Can you out smart the luck factor? Can you attempt to arrange your board to be prepared for the game to give you three 2's in a row when you have no 1's?

#4 Posted by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

Probably just need to learn how to play now. I've found relying on gear bonuses is almost like a crutch, it gets you by but you aren't able to get around without it. I'm far from an expert and die stupid deaths constantly (though I have completed one play through) but if you get a good grasp of the mechanics you can basically avoid ever getting hit by pretty much everything.

#5 Edited by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

I'm a little surprised by the number of people I've seen all over (online and off) questioning the video selfie. Ugh, I just shuddered using 'selfie', such a dumb term. Anyhow, maybe I'm in the minority but I often take video of things to later pull a single frame out of it depending on what I'm trying to capture. It's easier to flip over to video mode than it is to switch the settings to "sports mode" where it will snap like a thousand pictures a second to try to be sure to capture the moment.

So if I was dumb enough to do what this kid is doing, I would also take video and then scrub through it looking for a single great frame to use as the actual picture.

#6 Posted by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

I only played about an hour of it on my PS3, was enjoying it but put it down and never went back. It's dumb and lazy and wasteful but I'll probably end up picking this up for the PS4 and actually play it this time.

#7 Posted by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

I don't play a ton of multiplayer stuff but that's partly because I don't really have many active friends on any of my systems anymore. Also, I'm short for the possibility of the beta like others here. So... feel free to add me too!

#8 Posted by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

Woo, thanks for the heads up! I set Steam to load up directly into my library and I haven't been great about checking for occasional deals. I would have missed this entirely! I had about $10 in my wallet from selling cards so this became an instant purchase.

I never finished 2033 because my motherboard got fried while I was playing that and by the time I got the PC back up and running I felt I needed to start all over but had too many other games to play and it got left behind. Now my only question is do I go back and start 2033 over before playing Last Light or just jump straight into LL?

#9 Edited by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

It's not out on Android yet but should be coming soon. There was an opportunity for backers to test it so I have it on my Galaxy S3 and my Kindle Fire. That version works well aside from there being no exit button built in (at least in the test version I used) and that created a problem on my Fire. I had a heck of a time exiting the app but I'm using a custom OS so I don't know how much of that was what I've done to the device versus the actual app.

Android coming soon. via @deliciousbees

#10 Edited by SomethingClever (444 posts) -

I was thinking of ordering these. I'm not sold on the final color design and am still tinkering a little but I was going for something reminiscent of the Giant Bomb logo color wise.


Now I'm leaning toward this.Though now that I see the two designs side by side I'm thinking I like the original design with a bit more white. I don't know. I'm going to keep playing around for a bit.