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#1 Edited by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

The ideas around Shenmue are fantastic, it's just the execution that's a little lackluster. But I do understand where Jeff is coming from. People who like Shenmue (myself included) are a bit delusional in thinking the game is better than it really is. The game seems like it's really grandiose at first, but man does that idea fizz out when you have to wait days for the next story beat to present itself.

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#2 Posted by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

Star Fox 64 has always been a game I never get tired of. I might like the Humungous games Freddi Fish and Spy Fox more, but those are like 20 minute escapades of hitting the escape button after clicking on an object so I'll say Star Fox 64.

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#3 Posted by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

I think he should play FTL or Hotline Miami.

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#4 Posted by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

I saw a message in front of an NPC that said "Be wary of giant but hole". I thought it was pretty funny.

That's my favorite too. Not to be a huge buzz kill, but I think "Praise the Sun" is the perfect motto/meme already.

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#6 Edited by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

@elyk247: Running away from all the enemies then declaring "this is easier!" is hilarious. At any rate you could always try NG+ if you're not convinced. The 2H Mace Drakekeeper is harder than every boss in Dark Souls with a melee character.

I didn't say I ran away from every enemy I saw. Only past the ones that would have left me with hardly any estus flasks left. I said that the bosses were easier and the general enemies were tougher. I'm also talking from the perspective of a blind run through Dark Souls II, as Smough and Ornstein were ridiculously tough and were eventually downgraded in a patch that made Ornstein jump around far less. People have been playing Dark Souls for years now and know all the best equipment available, whereas Dark Souls II has just been released and we're still learning about it.

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#7 Posted by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

Those guys are rough, but trial and error helped along the way. I found that using the pillars and other things in the environment helped a lot. But I agree, that area along with the room before the Undead Crypt boss are completely infuriating.

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#8 Edited by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

I think the first Dark Souls is tougher. I have played all the way to the Throne of Want and there have been no unfair boss battles at all. There have been no Smough and Ornstein or Capra Demon equivalent battles in my summation. The toughest boss I've faced was by far the Smelter Demon and even he isn't a required boss.

I think that the regular enemies can get a bit excessive in Dark Souls II, but running like hell towards a fog gate is still a viable option. That room before the boss in the Undead Crypt immediately comes to mind as a time when I immediately decided fighting all of those enemies was suicide. Enemies are much tougher to backstab in Dark Souls II for sure but even then I think circling with a shield is a very viable option.

So, all in all, I think that Dark Souls II has been an easier game than Dark Souls 1. Bosses aren't as unpredictable and the enemies can be avoided.

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#9 Posted by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

Never mind. It's because of my covenant. Please disregard this

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#10 Edited by Elyk247 (417 posts) -

Hey guys, I was wondering if the enemies in the Doors of Pharros are supposed to be frozen or not. I've quit out multiple times and they still aren't moving. Can anyone help me out?