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  • Apollo
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    The Video Game Thread

    Have any of you played Dark Souls? I had a little free time on the long weekend and so I tried it out. I quickly scanned a few reviews on my iphone, looking at the scores, and then checked out the box. It gave me that Elder's Scrolls kind of feeling, I bought it expecting something like Elder's Scrolls. I got it home, popped it in and started playing... It's not Elder's Scrolls. I died like ten times on the tutorial boss before I finally beat him. They start you off with a broken sword, a wooden shield that doesn't block all damage and send you on your merry way to your unknowing demise with nothing more than a few signs on the ground to help guide you. The sign I read before the tutorial boss told me Happiness was ahead. Yeah, it sure was, if you consider happiness getting slaughtered countless times in a early fight that's more difficult than most game's final bosses. Anyway, I'm hooked. I've died about 20 times in the two hours I've played the game but I can't quit. I know why this game is so popular. Pride. Your pride is literally crushed in the first half hour of the game and it is your quest to gather the fragments so that you no longer feel like a 80 year old man using a PC for the first time. People continue to play this game because they refuse to admit they weren't "man enough" to get through it.

  • Miekenstien
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    any borderlands 3 players here? i haven't bought 3 yet, but loved 1, and 2. best co-op i played.

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  • Apollo
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    Miekenstien wrote: View Post

    when i make a skyrim character i try to do it dnd style. then i force him to live a certain way. once your heavy armor gets the elements buffs, it is really really hard to die.

    if i am near 25% health i say out loud "fear me" and activate the nord power, then i just drink health potions and continue my cleansing of the disease. i only did the missions to get the dragons out, and the missions needed to get the powers i wanted.
    I put destruction spell related boosts and Magicka related boosts on my body armor, jewlry and gauntlets. Sneak and muffle on my boots. I can't remember what I have on my helmet but I don't buff with health enchantments. The alchemy skills I have can make some awesome potions. This is the sort of game where you can turn your character into a total tank no matter the class if you incorporate any job skills into the build.

    The first 20 levels I went pure mage and it was one shot city. It was annoying and I'm enjoying the shit out of stun locking dragons and asshole thugs now. So many damn dragons, like it seems there are way more dragon encounters on Switch than on PC.
    Last edited by Apollo; Wed Oct 9th, 2019, 10:07 AM.

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  • planetmars
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Don't know if you've played it before but it's a tough game. Summoning help from NPCs and other players helps a lot on the bosses.
    No never played it before.. I saw a clip on youtube.. looks like a tough game.

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  • Miekenstien
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    i like skyrim. one of my characters was a dead beat father. i adopted two kids, and then was super nice to one of them, and really mean to the other one.

    i've done, no fast travel. this was the only game where a horse ever made sense in skyrim.

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  • Miekenstien
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Judgment day in Skyrim. lol

    I don't have Fire Storm yet but the combination of alchemy used to make enchantment potions, used to make better alchemy enchantments, used to make better enchantment potions, my character doesn't care about levels anymore because my destruction enchanted heavy armor is ridiculously good. I'm level 38 and the only thing that slows me down at all is high level mages. Fireball stun locks dragons, BBQ dragon for all.
    when i make a skyrim character i try to do it dnd style. then i force him to live a certain way. once your heavy armor gets the elements buffs, it is really really hard to die.

    if i am near 25% health i say out loud "fear me" and activate the nord power, then i just drink health potions and continue my cleansing of the disease. i only did the missions to get the dragons out, and the missions needed to get the powers i wanted.

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  • Apollo
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    Miekenstien wrote: View Post

    i've been pretending to be a death robot in skyrim now. running a heavy armor + shield nord fire mage, but i only use 2 spells. fire storm and flames. leveling was a huge bitch, but now i am basically invincible, and just walk into towns, tell them the harbinger is here, and start burning and burning. like the robot from thor 1
    Judgment day in Skyrim. lol

    I don't have Fire Storm yet but the combination of alchemy used to make enchantment potions, used to make better alchemy enchantments, used to make better enchantment potions, my character doesn't care about levels anymore because my destruction enchanted heavy armor is ridiculously good. I'm level 38 and the only thing that slows me down at all is high level mages. Fireball stun locks dragons, BBQ dragon for all.

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  • Miekenstien
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Been playing Skyrim on Switch lately. Rolling a heavy armor mage with smithing, enchanting and alchemy skills; this build blows everything up, its ridiculous.

    I'm finding all sorts of places I never discovered before. This game was so deep and the port to Switch is really good.
    i've been pretending to be a death robot in skyrim now. running a heavy armor + shield nord fire mage, but i only use 2 spells. fire storm and flames. leveling was a huge bitch, but now i am basically invincible, and just walk into towns, tell them the harbinger is here, and start burning and burning. like the robot from thor 1

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  • Apollo
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    I bought Dark Souls as well when it was cheap, but never started it. Was hoping to complete Skyrim first before I started another RPG. Added motivation.
    Don't know if you've played it before but it's a tough game. Summoning help from NPCs and other players helps a lot on the bosses.

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  • planetmars
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Been playing Skyrim on Switch lately. Rolling a heavy armor mage with smithing, enchanting and alchemy skills; this build blows everything up, its ridiculous.

    I'm finding all sorts of places I never discovered before. This game was so deep and the port to Switch is really good.
    I am so close to beating the game, but I took a "summer" hiatus. This post makes me want to go back to it.


    Appolo wrote: View Post
    It no doubt was an excellent game. The port to Nintendo Switch was excellent and it allowed me to revisit last year. I was amazed at how good the port was in handheld.
    I bought Dark Souls as well when it was cheap, but never started it. Was hoping to complete Skyrim first before I started another RPG. Added motivation.

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  • Apollo
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    Been playing Skyrim on Switch lately. Rolling a heavy armor mage with smithing, enchanting and alchemy skills; this build blows everything up, its ridiculous.

    I'm finding all sorts of places I never discovered before. This game was so deep and the port to Switch is really good.

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  • Apollo
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    Loepard wrote: View Post

    Hi,
    I have played Dark Soul back in 2012. it was a great fun playing this action. I used to get slaughtered countless times in a early fight as you said. but after few months I became a good competitor, still remember those thrilling moments.
    It no doubt was an excellent game. The port to Nintendo Switch was excellent and it allowed me to revisit last year. I was amazed at how good the port was in handheld.

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  • Joey
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 confirmed for PC FINALLY. Very happy about this.

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  • Loepard
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Have any of you played Dark Souls? I had a little free time on the long weekend and so I tried it out. I quickly scanned a few reviews on my iphone, looking at the scores, and then checked out the box. It gave me that Elder's Scrolls kind of feeling, I bought it expecting something like Elder's Scrolls. I got it home, popped it in and started playing... It's not Elder's Scrolls. I died like ten times on the tutorial boss before I finally beat him. They start you off with a broken sword, a wooden shield that doesn't block all damage and send you on your merry way to your unknowing demise with nothing more than a few signs on the ground to help guide you. The sign I read before the tutorial boss told me Happiness was ahead. Yeah, it sure was, if you consider happiness getting slaughtered countless times in a early fight that's more difficult than most game's final bosses. Anyway, I'm hooked. I've died about 20 times in the two hours I've played the game but I can't quit. I know why this game is so popular. Pride. Your pride is literally crushed in the first half hour of the game and it is your quest to gather the fragments so that you no longer feel like a 80 year old man using a PC for the first time. People continue to play this game because they refuse to admit they weren't "man enough" to get through it.
    Hi,
    I have played Dark Soul back in 2012. it was a great fun playing this action. I used to get slaughtered countless times in a early fight as you said. but after few months I became a good competitor, still remember those thrilling moments.

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  • Miekenstien
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    Joey wrote: View Post

    I only played Far Cry 3, and it had minor Survival elements, but wouldn't call it a Survival Game. That seems to be the direction for alot of franchises though. The next Ghost Recon after Wildlands (Greeat game by the way) is going to adopt Survival elements as well, and I'll probably play it.
    I'm not far in, playing permadeath, and cheetahs keep breaking my neck. I am liking it better than no man's sky, but the two are very similar except space, and 10000 bc.

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