Viqor's forum posts

#1 Posted by Viqor (94 posts) -

@mordukai: did you parry a lot in other Souls games? I think my trouble has mostly been related to having to adjust to a completely new way of playing within a fairly familiar framework. Everything feels the same, but I can't play it the way my mind expects me to. It took me a long time to pass though that mental block.

#2 Posted by Viqor (94 posts) -

I spent most of Dark Souls (and Demon's Souls, and Dark Souls II) behind a shield, so I have had a hell of a time adjusting to the new mechanics in Bloodborne. It's easily the most trouble I've had at the beginning of one of these games. I was stuck on Papa G for about 5 hours (I encountered him before the "first" boss, when I finally found them, I beat it on my first try). I'm well past him now, and over the initial hump, but there was a little while where I thought that I would never cross that skill threshold. How about everyone else? How difficult are you finding the game in comparison to past Souls games (especially the opening hours)? Did you parry and dodge a lot in those games? How much do you think those skills are carrying over? I barely parried in the past and I really think that has made the early part of this game much harder for me and I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on the matter.

#3 Edited by Viqor (94 posts) -

A few weeks ago, I switched over to an BenQ w1070 DLP if that counts, currently projecting a 100" screen. My previous TV was a Vizio E3D420VX, which was 42". My monitors are a 1440p Catleap 27" and a 1680x1050 22" Westinghouse. I also have a JVC 24" CRT that I mostly use for light gun games.

#4 Posted by Viqor (94 posts) -

Normally this challenge would seem completely insane to me, but I have kind of been on a roll lately: I finished 5 (maybe 6) games in January (which might be an all-time record for me), so I just might be able to pull it off. It sounds like fun to try anyway. I'm eyeballing Never Alone, Renegade Ops, Enslaved, and maybe Alan Wake. I think that would make for a pretty awesome month.

#5 Edited by Viqor (94 posts) -

It warms my heart to see so many finally experience the glorious anime bullshit that is Metal Gear.

#6 Edited by Viqor (94 posts) -

The side effect of 2014 being a somewhat sparse year for games is that I found myself exploring older titles to a greater degree than I have in the past. I started the year off by beating Persona 3 for the first time, a game that I had started, and stopped, playing multiple times since 2009 and moved on soon after that to Persona 2: Innocent Sin, which is an outstanding game in its own right that only suffers a little bit due to its age. Other games that I played extensively for the first time in 2014 included Quake, Quake 2, Doom, DmC: Devil May Cry, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Manx TT Superbike and Bastion. So my question is this: what older games did you discover, play, or finish for the first time in 2014?

#7 Edited by Viqor (94 posts) -

Actually, I think Elite Dangerous in particular works extremely well with a controller. The UI effectively eliminates the need for memorizing large swaths of buttons. I played that way for some time while on vacation and found it suprisingly viable.

That said, I have a Saitek X-52 Pro and its a great joystick, albeit a little loose without some light modification.

#8 Posted by Viqor (94 posts) -

I guess I'm happy that I'm not the only person who has thought of this. Not sure if I should feel vindicated because someone thought it was a good enough idea to actually put into action, or horrified for the very same reason.

#9 Posted by Viqor (94 posts) -

Typically Single Malt Scotch Whisky, although a really nice Burbon is something to behold. Hard cider or dark craft beer for social gatherings.

#10 Posted by Viqor (94 posts) -

Extra Life and Dragon Age have filled my days in recent weeks. I just beat Dragon Age, though, so I guess it's Far Cry 4 and Extra Life for the foreseeable future.