• Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic What's the GOTY so Far?. on the General Discussion board

    Hades is probably of my favorite game in the last decade.The only other 2020 game I played was Streets of Rage 4 and I had fun with that, too.

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic Just saw credits--and the epilogue--in Hades [Spoilers]. on the Hades board

    @whylessness: Thanks. That's a good tip. I made a habit of saving obols for the final shop, so I haven't been getting lures. But those resources will be more valuable early on, so spawning fishing poi...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic Just saw credits--and the epilogue--in Hades [Spoilers]. on the Hades board

    @mezmero: There's plenty of things for completionist to work towards. I'm not aiming to purchase all the house cosmetics, but it's nice to have something to use resources on. When V1.0 released, I w...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic Abby is Leaving Giant Bomb at the end of November. on the General Discussion board

    I really enjoyed Abby's work over the past four years. It was great to get her perspective and I was a big fan of her comedic style. I look forward to seeing what she does next. Best wishes, Abby!

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic This game went into full release today and it's incredible. on the Hades board

    @bisonhero: The Chaos aspect is my favorite simply because I don't find the others as beneficial. I concur with all your points on Beowulf. It initially seemed promising to me because I used to pref...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic This game went into full release today and it's incredible. on the Hades board

    @whylessness: My preferred aspects are also Arthur, Chaos, and Chiron. The damage buffs from Gilgamesh, Hades, Eris make them strong choices, but I usually go with with Talos for the fists and tend t...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic What escape attempt were you on when you escaped? (Potential Spoilers). on the Hades board

    @rauthelegendary: Impressive. I also beat Extreme Measures Hades on the first try, but I had the shield. The fight seems very difficult without blocking.Unless it changed from early access, I think ...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic This game went into full release today and it's incredible. on the Hades board

    @efesell: Excalibur is by far my preferred sword. Not only does it hit like a double-decker freight train, it boosts health and has the defensive aura that mitigates a lot disadvantages of close range...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic Just saw credits--and the epilogue--in Hades [Spoilers]. on the Hades board

    @mezmero: That still sounds promising. Looking forward to it. I started a Hell Mode save to see if the early game changed, but switched back to my previous one to get to credits. Gonna stick with that...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic Just saw credits--and the epilogue--in Hades [Spoilers]. on the Hades board

    @clagnaught: My thoughts exactly. "In the Blood" is a good song, but I really love most of the others more. "Good Riddance" to me feels like a more appropriate ending theme. An arrangement of that ...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic What escape attempt were you on when you escaped? (Potential Spoilers). on the Hades board

    @frymillstrum: Congrats. No shame in hit and run tactics. I've had Hades fights that were down to the wire that relied on invulnerability from Athena's Divine Protection and Broken Spearpoint to ste...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic Just saw credits--and the epilogue--in Hades [Spoilers]. on the Hades board

    I think the main quest ending is satisfying and much happier than I was expecting. The conceit for continuing to escape is fairly clever and there is plenty more story after credits. I like seeing a m...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic This game went into full release today and it's incredible. on the Hades board

    Each status effect (curse in the game's term) has a visual indicator on the enemy, but exposed is hardest to see. It's most apparent when combined with another curse to cause Punished if you have the...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic This game went into full release today and it's incredible. on the Hades board

    @bisonhero: This is my understanding from playing, so I might be mistaken in some cases.In order to cause the exposed status, you need to directly attack the enemy with the ability itself. I don't t...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic This game went into full release today and it's incredible. on the Hades board

    @baal_sagoth: Wave Pounding helps compensate by dealing extra damage to bosses.I regularly run Golden Touch, because I spend as little as possible and save up for the diamond/titan blood in the temple...

  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic This game went into full release today and it's incredible. on the Hades board

    I agree that Sea Storm is the best aspect of Poseidon. However, you can also make good use of the wall slam buffs, especially if you get his legendary boon, Second Wave. I got it very early on this ...

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    @cyrusraven: I did an Excalibur run with Hoarding Slash that focused on dashing strikes. The damage is usually so high anyways that the boost from gold wasn't especially noticeable, even when I ended...

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  • Gyratyne posted a message in the forum topic What escape attempt were you on when you escaped? (Potential Spoilers). on the Hades board

    During early access, my first escape was 15 with the shield. It took 44 minutes. Everything else in the security log is redacted. I think I focused on Zeus boons and used the special attack mostly....