SquirrelGOD's forum posts

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

I work an "essential job" for one of the major shipping companies. Really wish people would pull their heads out of their asses and stop throwing hissy fits because their 5-pound bag of gummy bears they impulse purchased off Amazon might not be there in two days. Seriously, we're fucking slammed right now with all the useless shit people are buying online, and the last thing we need is people being up our ass because things are a bit more complicated then they were a month ago.

Just needed to vent a little.

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Played through the early access of "Record of Lodoss War - Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth'. Wrote up some quick and dirty impressions here. It's a SUPER early access game, but it has a ton of potential. And, for only $13, I feel that there are certainly worse ways to spend an hour or two at this point. Plus, you know...Deedlit! She's the best!

If you love SOTN, give it a spin. Because, well, it's trying super hard to be SOTN:

No Caption Provided

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#3  Edited By SquirrelGOD

Word of warning: This game is in the EARLIEST of access. There's not a lot of content yet.

Record of Lodoss War is one of the few anime I've ever watched to completion, and has a very special place in my heart. So, my mind was blown when, about two years ago, they announced a 2D sidescroller HEAVILY influenced Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. After the announcement, however, there was no word of this game, so I honestly figured that maybe it wasn't going to happen. Fortunately, I was wrong, and this game has been put up on Steam as an early access title for only $13.

Honestly, there isn't much content in the game yet (I accidentally beat it under an hour), but what is there is actually really good. The game heavily features Deedlit's ability to commune with the spirits of nature, particularly those of fire and wind. These two spirits serve to create a system similar to Ikaruga where you gain a strong resistance to an element if you have the proper spirit equipped, and will deal more damage if the enemy is weak to it. It makes combat and navigating the map pretty unique.

Speaking of unique, many games of the Metroidvania variety like to slowly give you powerful, and interesting abilities slowly over the course of the game. Not so much the case here, as the VERY FIRST skill that you pick up is the ability to pretty much straight-up fly. Within the first 5-minutes of the game, you are just hovering around, and it's actually a lot of fun! You also pretty quickly pick up a bow, which adds another level to the game's combat and opens up some fun puzzles where you have to ricochet arrows off of metal surfaces. There also is also at least one magic spell in the game at this time, so hopefully we can look forward to a cool magic system in the game as it updates.

Now, when I said earlier that this game was heavily influenced by SOTN, I mean that it is pretty much a straight-up love letter to that game. Hell, just look at what the game's visuals look like:

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

Just...damn! It's also kind of funny how it perfectly fits for Deedlit to have such similar animations to Alucard. I wonder if it's at all possible to seek membership into the prestigious "Cloak Gang"...

All-in-all, I'm extremely impressed by the game so far. It feels like it could become on of the best Metroidvanias in market that has surprisingly blown up quite a bit in the last 5-years or so.

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Horizon kind of sucked, but this is AWESOME news if it means that more previously exclusive games find their way to PC. I just want to play Bloodborne at a stable 60fps.

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Zero surprise there. Gearbox has had some pretty hefty failures in the past few years, so I have no doubt that they're going to milk Borderlands 3 for all they can. If they can have two launches, then of course they're going to sign an exclusivity deal for a time. I'm also waiting to see how they try to spin lootboxes, because they are definitely coming one way or another.

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

This game's dialogue might be some of the worst I've ever heard. Is there a term for the type of writing that we're seeing so much of in games these days where every single character has to be a sarcastic quip machine who makes weird, cutesy comments all the time? I mean, BioWare used to have the best characters and story in the industry, but now they have these obnoxious shitheads who, when getting fired upon just say things like "Oh, man! They're so mean!" instead of something like, I dunno "I'm being shot at! I need backup!"

I miss BioWare giving me the choice of my character either being kind of lighthearted or being sort of a stoic hardass. I don't want my character making obnoxious jokes about sandwiches the entire game. Honestly, I'd have loved the Freelancer to have just been a silent protagonist.

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

The parts where I'm fake-ass Iron Man are super fun! Everything else (the story, characters, setting, etc.) kind of sucks.

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Vote for whoever has earned your vote.

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

The Underdrakers

Taswell's Agents

Brad's Sleepy Boys

Ryckert's Russlers

Los Vegetos (Only works if our emblem is just Vegeta with a mustache wearing a sombrero)

Avatar image for squirrelgod
SquirrelGOD

603

Forum Posts

347

Wiki Points

12

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

A LOT during the first real Miles one. Something didn't load properly in the game, so I couldn't see some stuff, like the broken glass RIGHT at the start of the level, so it took a few tries before I realized "Wait...I think I hear glass when I'm walking here." Also, during the Rhino "fight" I died a few times, because I was trying to move quickly through the stealth garbage so I could get back to the game being fun, and would actually go a bit faster than the game wanted me to go which lead to a lot of deaths.

...The stealth segments in this game were absolute trash. I hated them so damn much. I think I'm on the last MJ one right now, but as soon as I saw that it was transitioning to another stealth segment, I turned the game off and haven't played it since. I'll finish it sometime after RDRII.