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#1 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

I beat Zealot mode not too long ago actually on a fresh save and only relying on the gear that is part of the base game (avoided all DLC items that were free on the store for me). It's very doable.

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#2 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

Man I just want a video game version of batman the animated series with the animated cartoon style. That too much to ask?

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#3 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

By literally ignoring it once it's clear that the excitement has passed rational expectations (of course where that line is is subjectively up to you).

I'll watch a trailer or two on something to know if the pitch from them is something I am intrigued by. I then look into news if it's something I know I want to know more about, but ensure as to keep expectations tempered. I at least want to be sure that a game I'm interested in will somewhat turn out to be exactly that and not something completely different. I have played a ton of games and have observed the gaming industry more thoroughly than your average mainstream gamer for years - it's on me if I make stupid expectations for myself based on nothing but assumptions or if I blindly believe the words of any developers and PR without some fact-checking.

Also I just generally don't engage with gaming communities in social media or gaming sites AT ALL until after I have gotten and completed a game that I was waiting for. I'd rather my playthrough be as pure as possible so that I can formulate an opinion that isn't being influenced by potentially overly-sensitive community voices. They tend to poison online discussions time and time again with views that are generally extremely negative or positive (both are honestly bad to me for different reasons). This site for me has tended to fare better than most, but it still gets some of that which is sad to see but not unexpected.

That's my 2 cents on this topic :)

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#5 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

Buying it Day 1 for both PS4 and PC. PS4 for the PS VR I'm getting and the PC version for long-term availability. Devs deserve it as this looks absolutely amazing to me.

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#6 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

When your programmer art looks more appealing than art from an artist, question your art direction.

Obviously subjective, but I am really not a fan of this art direction. Oh well, still got the first Nidhogg.

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#7 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

Probably Doom.

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#8 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

@citizencoffeecake: Rollcage is awesome. You aware of its upcoming spiritual successor, Grip?

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#9 Edited by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • 1001 spikes
  • Chronicles of Teddy
  • Flywrench
  • VVVVVV
  • Jamestown
  • Wizorb
  • TIS-100 (he he he)
  • Volgarr the Viking
  • 140
  • Gemini Rue

I owned and played them all. Highly recommend them (except maybe TIS-100. I love that game but you kinda need to understand some high-level assembler coding concepts to truly enjoy it)

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#10 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2183 posts) -

Crossing fingers it will be good. I generally don't let hype mess with my expectations and am genuinely interested in what the team wants to pull off with this game. Shadow of the Colossus is one of my all-time favourite games and I hope they can achieve something great here even if some aspects of the game turn out to be dated due to its development history.

At the very least I'm hoping for a memorable soundtrack from them like their last game's soundtrack. The Shadow of the Colossus OST was truly magnificent to listen to.