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Mega-Gazz

So I'm playing it now.... Curious if it is worth buying any other weapon at the start? I'm seeing that the starting pair of weapons are the best...

Mega-Gazz

Octane

Hold on... I just lost the fight against the two circular saws... And I have to start the entire game over? I had no chance to save my progress...

Octane

Mega-Gazz

@Octane Correct. You can't save in the prologue, and there is no auto-save. But saving spots are generous after that.

Mega-Gazz

Octane

45 minutes gone..!? If there's one thing I despise in games it's this. You'd think that game design wouldn't be that hard. Back on the shelf with this game.

Octane

kyleforrester87

@Octane "We are perpetually trapped in a never-ending spiral of life and death. Is this a curse? Or some kind of punishment? I often think about the god who blessed us with this cryptic puzzle...and wonder if we'll ever get the chance to kill him"

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Octane

@kyleforrester87 Cryptic messages my arse, they didn't make the experience any better. Glad I found out there's auto-play and I let the game finish the tutorial for me.

Octane

kyleforrester87

@Octane I disagree, it's exactly this kind of stuff that makes the game more intriguing than your average open world snooze fest. Fair enough, it's not for everyone, but from my perspective you can quite easily beat the first section in 20 minutes - I only died trying to do it on Very Hard - so on balance I feel the lack of save option in the first section, while frustrating for some who'll label it as poor game design, benefits the overall narrative as I interpret it.

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

KratosMD

@Octane I mean, they literally tell you in the beginning of the game that there's no auto saving so what do you expect? Just because a game tries to be different doesn't necessarily make it bad. I was full aware of the lack of auto saving when starting the game, so I tried to play as carefully as I could instead of running in and button mashing like a person who doesn't know how to play. I did fail the first area my first time as well, but it didn't bother me because I have patience from hours of playing the Souls games and having to restart areas constantly. Playing difficult games make you more hardened, more persistent and more patient when playing a game. I know that I can beat it and if I know that, I will always try again.

With that said, don't blame the game for your own shortcomings. People ALWAYS like to blame things on external cues when they do something wrong, and when they do something right, they emphasise that it was internal cues that helped them. How about taking the time to reflect and consider the fact that maybe it was your own fault, instead of instantly jumping to the conclusion of bad game design?

I haven't seen other people complaining about the first area. You would think that perhaps more would have done that if it were bad game design?

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'

Octane

@KratosMD To each their own, but I don't like it when a game is wasting my time. Put it this way, I see no reason why they can't put you back at the point just before the fight. Having to go through the entire tutorial again wasn't fun. You couldn't skip cutscenes or dialogue either. I don't like it when games do that, so I'd call it bad game design, because forcing the player to replay a significant section of the game isn't inherently fun. It reminds me of the times when your GameBoy battery died and you lost a good chunk of your progression.

Octane

BranJ0

I've just fought the giant EMP boss in my first playthrough, and I am absolutely adoring this game. I'm not sure how far through this playthrough I am, but if it only gets better from here then I can't wait!

BranJ0

Kvally

kyleforrester87 wrote:

Any thoughts on this? I just played the demo - looks like a day one for me, ticks all the boxes.

I do wonder how long the game will be, though.. Im hoping not 4-5 hours, and more like 8-10 as a minimum.

I loved this game and played through a few of the campaigns. I indeed recommend this one.

PlayStation Pro, Xbox One S, PSP 3000, 2017 MacBook Pro w/Touch Bar and Alienware. Xbox One X coming soon.

0ld_boy

Loved this game so much! For weeks now, I almost played nothing else.
Good thing the clock stops at 99:59h but my job performance suffered, probably.
Really a great title and a strong reminder why I'm into Video Games at all!

Gave up on my save data, just a few minutes ago.
Deliberately, of course, but like Pod 153 said: "I feel a slight amount... of sadness."

0ld_boy

Bluetrain7

It's on sale at US Amazon: $39.99 today. I just picked it up and can't wait to play it. I've heard so many good things on here about it.

Bluetrain7

Bluetrain7

@kyleforrester87 Thank you! I really hope it clicks with me. I know you have to play it through multiple times to get all of the story so I want to get invested in it. I have avoided spoilers about it as much as possible.

Bluetrain7

ArkhamKnerd

[Scrolls down quickly in case of spoilers]
I finally just ordered it on Amazon! Right now it's at $39.99, which is the cheapest I've ever seen it. Free one day shipping too!

ArkhamKnerd

PSN: ArkhamKnerd

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