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Itís strange to discover Demonís Souls last (the first in the ę franchise Ľ) with cutting edgy graphics. The game is very frustrating; for instance, they hadnít figured out that checkpoints are good, some enemy placement is awkward, you often find yourself with no health items. But you also find the origins of the next games and it was immediately great at using verticality and interconnected spaces.

...and I just love the ę bad design Ľ, the insane, sometimes impossible to figure out elements of the game, that make you feel like everything is possible. That also makes the online elements really useful: the little messages you can put on the ground for other players.

But yeah. Donít start with Demonís Souls!   :shock:
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Drenk

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That video manages to make the Cyberpunk footage mesmerizing, and it also conveys how broken that game is.

I watched all of it.  :doh:

But ten minutes is enough.

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Drenk

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The purest form of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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I loved Crash 4. (I'm not a big fan of the original trilogy; they're somewhat fun but kind of broken.) The devs reacting to the speedrun is hilarious.

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Do any of the board's gamers ever get to thinking about DRM?
Am I overly anxious about this?

Essentially, for the last 13 years ish, most of my gaming money goes toward Steam purchases. DRM comes with the service, obviously, I need to be able to Log In to verify my library. Lately I've been thinking about the implication of so much splintering in distribution. Myriad Streaming Platforms in film/tv, streaming music thru apple/tidal/spotify, and video games bound to BattleNet, Steam, EpicGames for the most part.

Yesterday a rumor started to spread that Sony iz looking to shutdown the stores for PS3 + PS Vita. Yeah, I've been buying physical PS3 games, cuz I don't always want to have to log in, and the PS3 makes a good Blu Ray player. So suddenly I'm thinking like, Is buying Physical game discs a worthwhile hobby? It definitely seems *practical.* Plenty of PS1 games go for $100 bux ish so that's outta the question, those Digital variants have got to be sought out before the PSN PS3 store vanishes.

Anyone else ever feel like the copious log-ins might constrict what's available?


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When I bought Portal 2 and discovered Steam I immediately thought it was incredibly shitty, especially because I owned a damn CD of the game. My main worry is that next consoles will be fully digital...
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Oh right, I have PS3 Portal 2 disc back in Texas. That actually requires you make a log-in to steam to get into the Main Menu, right? They say it's for the co-op, but really it's more DRM type thing?


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Separate from my continuing Overwatch adventures, I've been gaming twice a week with my cousin and some of his friends. We dove deep into The Forest (beat the game and more importantly built many ziplines), then Valheim (max level gear, all bosses down, many structures built), and now Risk of Rain 2. All very good games. The first two require a certain type of appetite for punishment, but RoR2 is more conventional solid fun thusfar.
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Oh, dang Risk of Rain isn't the sort of game I thought it was, looks-like. Had figured it for more of a Rust type game, kinda like Valheim, but Roguelikes definitely more my bag.


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I don't know how I feel about it yet. There is a lot of emphasis on skill mastery, which I like, but imo the late game relies too much on "avoid ground effects" gameplay.
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