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Breakfast 'N' Ben - 01/10/19 - Timespinner

Jan. 10th 2019

You should always make time for breakfast!

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DragoonZero • 

First! Super pumped you showed this game. Thanks Ben!

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Edited By Ferios • 

Maybe Ben was using rather inefficient orb pairings intentionally for the purpose of showing them all off or leveling them all up at once, but... I want to point out for Ben and others that you can equip the same orb to both weapon slots and that tends to be far more effective, especially if you're in hard mode, since it allows you to really capitalize on enemy and boss weaknesses.

Not really something you need to worry about for the first playthrough, though.

Edit: I'll finish watching the video before speaking up next time.

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csl316 • 

I should but I won't.

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heatDrive88 • 

Man, I missed this game somehow, but it looks great. I gotta get in on it.

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serv0 • 

Just beat this one a couple days ago. I'm a huge fan of Metroidvanias, and this is really good one!

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Rayeth • 

This game is so good at being a homage to Symphony of the Night. Its great.

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CrapNapkin • 

Great game, thanks for playing it

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Edited By ToxicAntidote • 

Timespinner actually ended up on my top 10 list. Another great metroidvania from 2018, that also was on my top 10, is Iconoclasts. @benpack I highly recommend checking that out too, if you haven't done so yet. I thought it had a better story then Timespinner. Similar to Timespinner it was also made mostly by one person. Jeff played it and did the quick look for it, btw.

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DasaKamov • 

Oh wow, @benpack, PLEASE play "Marvel: Rise of the Imperfects" for the next Breakfast! I trudged through that game's god-awful single-player story just to unlock all the characters to play the slightly-less-awful street-fighter-esque mode with my housemates back in college.

I might still have the instruction manual around somewhere. The PS2 disk itself ended as a casualty of a crazy friend-of-a-friend's "how many CD's does it take to stop a bullet" experiment.

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Edited By bummey • 

mashes through dialogue, scrolls through lore and quest tabs refusing to read and take it in "I don't care about aaaannnyy of this."

looks at inventory full of obvious quest items "What do all these items do?! I don't know what any of this is for!"

Ben.

Timespinner is real good. The, uh, prime edicts of the invading people caught me off guard. A little too much real world realness in this video game I and others might have been playing to escape some of that real world. They really wanted to make it clear who the bad guys were right off the bat.

Just don't do what Ben's doing. The game's combat is heavily dependent on using weapon/magic types to match enemy weaknesses, or you'll do single digit damage all the way to the end of the game. It's best to use two of the same orb because more often than not if you're using two different orbs in each hand one will hit a weakness and the other will clang off doing poor damage. It's not like a Castlevania game where you'll level up to the point where you can use whatever and clear through everything; you always need to pick the right weapon/magic types for the enemies you're fighting. This sounds tedious but having three different quick swappable weapon sets gives you enough coverage to all but eliminate the need to open the menu and swap weapons.

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Edited By steveurkel • 

This looks a bit more fun with someone enthusiastic about it but why was the damage so low during the bird boss? That fight went on forever for just a pointless mini boss. Anyways thanks Ben

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steveurkel • 

@toxicantidote: omg how did I miss this quick look? I think this was a smash clone from the thumb and name so I skipped it so thanks for mentioning it again. This game looks fantastic! Of the two which would you recommend? I didn't finish steamworld dig 2 or Celeste or hollow knight because they all got so difficult for my shaky old arthritic hands but these both look slightly less forgiving? I love the colors and the sound design in the incolnicadts cook cook.

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steveurkel • 

@toxicantidote: omg how did I miss this quick look? I think this was a smash clone from the thumb and name so I skipped it so thanks for mentioning it again. This game looks fantastic! Of the two which would you recommend? I didn't finish steamworld dig 2 or Celeste or hollow knight because they all got so difficult for my shaky old arthritic hands but these both look slightly less forgiving? I love the colors and the sound design in the inconoclasts quick look. May just pick it up on ps4 or steam later after seeing them play it.

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Edited By ToxicAntidote • 

@steveurkel: I personally liked Iconoclasts more than Timespinner, though both are great games. Both games also have 4 difficulty levels. I played them both on normal, which gave me a good balance of easy early game with more challenging gameplay and puzzles towards the end. I would say though that Iconoclasts felt easier overall. I've not played Celeste, but based on what I've seen and heard I'd say that both Timespinner and Iconoclasts are easier than Hollow Knight, Steamworld Dig 2 and Celeste.

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steveurkel • 

@toxicantidote: Thanks once again! I decided to pick up Iconoclasts today based on your recommendation. Both games seem like a steal for how cheap they are and how much fun I've had in the past playing the GBA Castlevania games (Aria of Sorrow is my fave metroidvania game) it just seemed silly to pass up either of them. I think I will try Timespinners after Iconoclasts but am looking forward to this game. Celeste was a MISERABLE experience for me because I played it with a broken pro controller (not realizing it until about halfway through lol) and it was just fighting the controls even when I used the joycons on the switch....someone who said they were able to 100% said it took them like 1600 deaths on a forum and I was prob at over 500 and not even halfway through, so im like nope. It just stops being fun at a point with super difficult platformers like that, but enough negativity I really appreciated the suggestion as I've been looking for a good game to just relax as compared to Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Insurgency Sandstorm the two games ive been playing the most which are not relaxing at all.

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ToxicAntidote • 

@steveurkel: Nice, hope you like it. I'm just glad to hear about more people showing interest in what I think is an underrated game.

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ugmiester • 

Why isn't it "Ben & Breakfast"?