Short Cut to Remote Gaming Forum (29 Aug 2020)
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Sevej wrote: I'd say skip these "classics." May be just Icewind Dale. It's so straightforward. Baldur's Gate I is the most outdated, and Baldur's Gate II is simply overwhelming. Until know I've avoided most of these neo-classic RPGs like Pillars of Eternity, Divinity, Wasteland 2 etc. I like the idea of playing them, but I found myself not liking actually playing them.
I tried playing Divinity since I liked BG back in the day. But, Jesus, so much reading. It bored me to death and made the game seem like a chore.
Also, @dysjunct and I continue playing TTA online constantly. He's steadily improving but hasn't beaten me quite yet. The last couple have been real close things though. If anyone else wants in on digital Through The Ages hit me up, we've been playing 4p with randos filling the other slots.
Then I beat Slay the Spire (+) with the Silent, after a number of tries. I had a really neat deck built around Shivs and some relics that really lent well to that strategy. (Like play 3 attacks get extra dexterity, and another that gives 4 block).
I will say what I found helpful was to try to find another location when I got out of wind. I'd get into this loop where I"d open up a location and be like "now I need to ID everyone here before I move on." Not a good idea. Once you have all the locations and vignettes opened, then you can generally make progress.
There is a critical location that is very easy to miss. It's an item on the ground.
I thought the ending was pretty straightforward.
Gary Sax wrote: There is a critical location that is very easy to miss. It's an item on the ground.
Hmm... I'm not sure I have found that. I have watched the various scenes several times and still I stumble upon some detail I missed. I am playing on the Switch in handheld mode, and the smaller screen doesn't help.
My daughter and I just finished the story mode for Lego Harry Potter. She's a big HP fan and cackles like a loon at the comedic liberties the cutscenes take with the source material. It's her first Lego video game so she struggles a bit sometimes with the mechanics, especially since Lego HP is almost too complex - with the spells and how they're sometimes implemented - for what it is.
Our biggest hurdle has been that sometimes the game randomly stops detecting one of the controllers and we have to quit out of the game altogether and restart. The worst time was during the dragon chase sequence from Year 4 and we almost couldn't complete the level. Also, the fact that you don't have an evil character - required for Free Play and getting all the collectibles - by the time you finish Year 4 is bullshit. The game already has Free Play mode, it's not like it needs more padding.
She's also been asking to play Overcooked for a while so last night we played the first few levels from the first game. Once she got a little more familiar with the controls during the tutorial soup levels - and once I'd come to terms with the fact that I'm always in charge of dishes because she informed me that she doesn't wash them - things went a little more smoothly, but still chaotic, as Overcooked always goes.
The last level we played was a hamburger level, which is a little crazy considering that the previous three were single-ingredient soup levels. There's nothing quite like pans of cooked hamburgers on the counter and a plate with only a bun and lettuce on it to visually communicate that your Overcooked kitchen is not currently the well-oiled machine that it should be. We eventually scored a personal best (but still short of three stars, naturally) and there's something viscerally satisfying from using "O" to speed burst around the kitchen. Still not as satisfying as throwing ingredients in Overcooked 2, however.
Ah_Pook wrote: I've beaten Bloodstained and all the optional bosses and had a blast doing so. Trying to decide if I feel like grinding out the 100% for the Platinum trophy or not. I'm pretty close but 100% item list is going to take some BS, and then 500k hold is just a boring mindless grind. Well see. Great game though, even if it did have some issues with actually telling you where you need to go to progress.
Well I did it. Getting 100% map and items was a little tedious but not hard, and then selling all the crafting stuff and weapons/armor after I was done crafting everything got me to 500k easy. Probably 3-4 hours of cleanup total. Mainly i just wanted to keep playing Bloodstained, even if it was just to do tedious bs. Now I'm looking at this copy of Symphony of the Night I've got as part of one of the Castlevania ps4 bundles like... Do I want more right now?