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I finished it earlier - aesthetically at least, I think it's super good! Vanilla Dark Souls 3 kind of left me wishing its "end of the end of the world" premise showed itself a little bit more in its environments, and The Ringed City totally delivers on that. The music is fucking great, too, especially those violins in Darkeater Midir's theme.

As someone who's into these games for reasons other than their hardcore, crushing difficulty or whatever, I thought some parts of it were definitely frustrating - the angels in the beginning areas are some sadistic nonsense, and I don't think I ever really figured out the way the designers intended you to deal with the big dudes who summon a bunch of fiery silver knights at you. They at least have some pretty cool mechanics around them that I can appreciate though, and the last boss in particular was fun as hell.

I don't really know how I feel about this expansion being ostensibly the last bit of Dark Souls there will ever be, story-wise. Environmentally I think it's a perfect ending for the series, but I think there needs to be one other cutscene or something with the painter to tie things together a little bit more cohesively (even for Souls storytelling standards). Also, maybe I'm just missing something, but I feel like there are so many different statues and snake-related things in this DLC (and the rest of DS3, too) that Frampt or Kaathe had to make an appearance, and I was kind of bummed out when they didn't. Those guys are just too weird and big to not show up again in the series.

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I think I'd be way more interested in this if it looked like the sweet 2D art in the second half of that trailer.

Bomberman is probably the exact kind of simple local multiplayer game that works super well on the Switch, but this kind of looks way too busy to be great for that?

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Is Night in the Woods "under the radar"? Because I'm super fucking interested in Night in the Woods.

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#6  Edited By RickRockmann

It's not exactly a big leap from Doom to this, but you should probably listen to Mick Gordon's Killer Instinct soundtrack, too.

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I'd be curious to know if you've hated all of the recs in this thread that do have vocals in them? Like a few posts have mentioned, there are a million different metal vocal styles out there, and different ones gel with different people.

That said, this might be the exact opposite of what you're asking for - but I do wonder if Devin Townsend's body of work would do anything for you:

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@pezen: +1 to this. When it works it's great, but I also had a bunch of buffering issues that I don't have with Twitch or Youtube.

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#9  Edited By RickRockmann

i personally hate how they had to change the site name to "giant frig", and how thursday night throwdown was replaced by a 24 hour live feed of brad reading Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

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Probably between 2-3 hours? It's very much a game about exploring and just kind of hanging out in its "aquarium" spaces until you're ready to move on, so it depends on how much of that you want to do. I moved through a few of them pretty quickly, but there were definitely some where I spent a long time swimming around and seeing what there was to see. I think you might have a bad time if you set out explicitly trying to finish the game in one sitting?

I played through from start to finish but it is pretty well separated into discrete chapters, especially in the first half or so. Do keep in mind if you're the sort of person who always wants to push on when you think you're close to the end - there's a big climactic moment at some point that still probably has like, 30% of the game after it.