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ThereThere

@Th3solution I had no idea Fallen Order came under that banner, I played it last year and bloody loved it. I’m definitely feeling realistic about my expectations, but I’m going to keep an open mind as I’m loving gaming more now than I have in years, so going to capitalise on that energy.

I’ll be playing the ps3 version of DeS so will miss the bells and whistles, hopefully I’ll still find a lot to love.

The point you make about turning to community and YouTube is a good one, I have no shame in saying I’d be lost in some games without the internet and being on Push Square has boosted my gaming morale so much this past year. I hope you continue to enjoy your experience mate, and I’ll be sure to tag you in when begin my From journey.

So far, what would be your most important lesson you’d take from playing the genre beyond patience and a bit of grit?

Good luck and happy gaming 👍

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Th3solution

@Keith_Zissou I’m not sure the most important lesson, but definitely the idea of patience and perseverance is key. Beyond that, there is a large importance to pattern recognition. If you played Fallen Order then you get the idea. Most of the times you die it’s because you failed to recognize the attack patterns and animations, or you got too greedy trying to just button mash your way through. Being tactical is the core of these games, I’d say. The other important lesson is that you need to have a plan for your build and use some guides maybe at first to plan that out. Progress points in Souls games are a premium and you can’t just use them willy-nilly like in most RPGs. You’ll hear a lot about this aspect of “builds” and “scaling” and the core system of From games is really complex in regard to how your attributes and weapons work together to have max effect. It’s not worth it to experiment around on your first (or even second, third, or fourth) playthroughs, it’s better to read on what the best way to make your build of choice is and then you can slightly modify it if you want later and throw progression points into a few things you think you might like; but overall you can actually hold your character back by putting points into certain attributes. These aren’t RPGs where by the time you make it to the end you’ll have all the stats maxed out and your goal isn’t to fill up some kind of linear pathway of character progression. You can’t play these like Assassins Creed or Horizon.

And the last lesson I learned is that although the games don’t have difficulty options, the “easy mode” is basically to grind out progress. In Bloodborne I played the opening areas dozens and dozens of times, just collecting Blood Echoes (that game’s form of currency for leveling up and buying items, similar to souls in the other games) going back to the hub and leveling up, and then doing it again and again until I felt strong enough to move on. It can be a little tedious, but I’m no good at these games and that made my time much easier to do it that way.

Welp, that’s more than one lesson but I couldn’t pick just one. 😅
If and when you get to your inaugural play, feel free to tag me if you need some support. Lots of players on here know way more than I do but it good to have a newbie to newbie counseling session sometimes 😄

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CJD87

@Th3solution Really enjoying your updates re. Demon's Souls.... makes me wish I'd held back on my recent (first) playthrough by a few weeks, so I could ride the wave of 'safety in numbers'!

Out of interest, how is your build looking and your stat spread?

I completely agree on your tips/advice for newcomers, and would say this game is probably quite 'do-able' as long as you have conviction in whatever build you are working to attain.

I love that all builds seems completely viable, although of course some are considered to make the game easier than others (I understand Magic is essentially as close to 'easy mode' as you will find)

But yes I can imagine a lot of newcomers will play the game of spreading stats evenly accross all criteria...a recipe for disaster in Boletaria!
I went DEX in the end, with Uchichanga Sharp+5 and Comound Sticky LongBow+5 - gave great versatility for close/ranged combat. Basically I only pumped 18 into STR (to 2-hand the sword competently) and then ploughed everything else into END/VIT/DEX.

How far through are you? Also, are you shooting for the Plat?

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ThereThere

@Th3solution Sorry mate, I lost this notification. Thank you very kindly for the advice, hopefully I’ll pick up a copy at the end of the month and make a start in March or April.

Look forward to your seeing your progress, good luck 👍

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JJ2

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@Th3solution
Hi guys. I hope you don’t mind my comment.
Your right about the souls games being obscure as in lacking any guidance. I feel it’s important to be aware of the tendency in DemonsSouls. It will change if you die in human form on the different worlds. Best is to kill you character in the nexus so you always are in soul form and keep towards pure white tendency even if you die. (That world tendency goes back towards black when you kill a npc) Later you can chose otherwise if you want to go for dark tendency.
Yes farming souls is also part of it and made more palatable with the SSD loading speed. I find Islands edge a good place to farm and in particular ritual path bonfire where you can snipe a few arrows the one summoner downstairs get thousands souls and repeat. There’s even a guy selling arrows nearby.

About the topic my fav game I played on PS5 has been DS3 so far haha
Happy gaming

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JohnnyShoulder

Th3solution wrote:

@render Those are the two driving games I’m considering playing. I might want to do one of them before GT7, but it’s coming out in less than 2 months, so probably will end up waiting until then for my driving fix. If I do want to play either Dirt 5 or Wreckfest, do you recommend Wreckfest then?

@Th3solution Moving the convo from the resident evil thread.

Remember Gran Turismo 7 is more of a simulation than those two games which are arcade racers. I will most likely be skipping Gran Turismo 7 as I'm not keen on racing simulators. I was thinking of picking up GT Sport on the cheap, but I will probably giving that a miss too at this point.

I played a bit of Wreckfest but it didn't click with me for some reason. Apparently it is better as a mulitplayer racer, which is something I did not try. Will hopefully be starting Dirt 5 fairly soon.

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Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder 😄 Thanks. I must have forgot which thread I was in there.

Let me know what you think if you give Dirt 5 a shot then. I’m probably leaning toward trying it first since it was actually a game I had at least heard about before, where Wreckfest seems to have only been in my consciousness because it was given out on PS+ (although the reception by most has been positive). I’m looking for more of a single player experience.

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Th3solution

So one of my gaming goals this year was to try to expose myself to the ever growing online gaming ecosystem. I have never really enjoyed online multiplayer gaming, but a lot of that might have to do with not playing the right games.

So I need some recommendations of a game to try with a primary MP focus. Preferably something easy to pick up and play and dabble in without being overwhelmed. I don’t anticipate this will become a main game I sink 100’s of hours into, but as a weeknight diversion for an hour or two here and there. I want it to be fun, engaging, yet not difficult. I prefer to not have to coordinate with any friends because my schedule is so unpredictable, so it’ll need to entail playing with randoms.

I also don’t want to spend a penny on it. This is just an experiment to see if I can ever really get into online MP gaming.

These are some of the games I am considering:

Apex Legends
Hood Outlaws and Legends
Knockout City
Genshin Impact
Fall Guys
Hell Let Loose
Rocket Arena
Dead by Daylight
Absolver
Destiny 2

All these I have access to from PS+ giveaways or F2P. I’ll consider anything else F2P if it comes highly recommended.

Any thoughts?

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velio84

@Th3solution Destiny 2 certainly doesn't fit the bill at "not being overwhelmed". I tried it a few months back when the Bungie acquisition was announced to see what the fuss was about and while it is indeed easy to pick up - go out and shoot, it gets complicated fast.

GT Sport is also an online game and while it's not free to play, I reckon you can find it cheap, especially that GT7 is out now.

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Th3solution

@velio84 They added single player content to GT Sport, correct? I have actually considered picking it up after this GT7 MTX debacle cooled my excitement about this new installment. So that’s a good idea, and one I might consider, although if there is hefty single player content in GT Sport then I’ll probably find myself automatically just dwelling on that rather than forcing myself to engage in the online community. It’s a great thought though since I have had some interest in picking it up recently

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velio84

@Th3solution I haven't played GT Sport and no idea what single player content is in it, although I reckon it won't be much and you can probably blast through it in a weekend.
Whatever you pick up, I'd suggest to take something that you consider might be fun. For me a racing game certainly fits this bill.
I wouldn't try Knowckout city even with a gun behind my head.

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KilloWertz

@velio84 That might be the worst botch of the word knockout I've ever seen...

As for the list of games by @Th3solution, I wouldn't recommend just jumping into Destiny 2 at this point if you care anything about story since they archived a decent portion of the early part of the story, so it's impossible to experience the full Destiny 2 story at this point. Mind blowing decision by Bungie imo.

I don't do online gaming anymore ever since I bought my PS3 back in the day, so I've never played any of those games, but other than the obvious big games on the list I'd probably try either Knockout City or Fall Guys. They seem to be pretty easy to just jump right into and have a pretty relaxing experience. I'm not sure how large either online community is, but I'd probably try one of those two if I was just experimenting and not looking to be a serious online gamer.

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Kairu

@Th3solution You can't really go wrong with Fall Guys. My only squabble with it was that it gets boring very easily - that's just my opinion though. I look at it more of an 'I'll play this for 10 minutes to kill time' kinda game and, even then, there are better ones out there.

I played Knockout City around the time it came out but I haven't really played since season 1 ended. I found the game enjoyable in spurts but I kinda felt like, even in casual game modes, people took it way too seriously.

Dead By Daylight can be fun but, from my experience, it's really difficult for newer players to get into even if you're playing with a friend or two who knows what they're doing. It's good when you get into it, but the grind to unlock new perks and characters is bonkers if you don't plan on spending the cash. If you do play it, your first 20 or so games are probably gunna suck.

I dunno if it'd be your thing but I'm sure Rocket League could be worth checking out. It was on PS+ when it released but considering it's now free-to-play, it maybe won't hurt to give it a go. It's relatively easy to get into and it doesn't feel grindy.

I suppose if you're into your mythology and fancy playing a MOBA, you could give SMITE a go. It's got an arena mode which is basically just team-fighting so you don't need to stress about learning about the main Conquest mode with the three lanes and the jungle. You have 5 starter Gods unlocked from the beginning with another random 5 Gods on rotation each week or so, so it kinda keeps things fresh.

Those are my thoughts anyway. If I think of anything else, I'll throw them in here for ya!

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velio84

@KilloWertz I should really start reading what I’ve written before I post… 😄

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Th3solution

@velio84 @Kairu @KilloWertz Thanks for the recs. I did play Rocket League way back at the beginning when it was new and dropped on PS+. It was decent enough, but I wasn’t very good at it and the game physics were a bit frustrating so I dropped off pretty quickly. I’m not a soccer fan either; not that you need to be to play the game but it probably helps.

Fall Guys seems to fit the bill for something really simple and isolated for short session of mindless fun. It seems a little silly thematically but maybe I need a little silliness in my life.

This thought and question in my mind was evoked partly because of Hood Outlaws and Legends dropping on PS+ this month. What I read about it seemed to evoke memories of the old Assassin’s Creed MP modes in the Ezio games, which is probably one of the few MP experiences I’ve ever enjoyed. Since my gaming skills are so painfully average, I always liked that I could at least earn points for hiding from the other team. In most games skill based MP games like FPS I just drag my team down and it’s not fun being the lowest kill count guy every single match. I’m sure that I could get decent enough at some of these games but people spend hundreds of hours getting good and I’m not willing to do that with all the other games I want to play.

So if anyone spends time playing Hood O&L then let me know what you think.

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Th3solution

@Lavalera Responding over here so as to avoid detailing the PS Plus thread, but I’d say go for it with Death Stranding and with Demon’s Souls. Death Stranding is, as you said, different from anything else you’ve ever played. In my book that was a good thing though. The gameplay is engaging in a different way. And it does still have some traditional stealth and gun combat, so there’s enough familiar to keep it on track. The gunplay opens up a little later in the game and is never the centerpiece, but just enough to keep it fresh. The story is bonkers and so your mileage may vary on whether you find that part of it entertaining, but the ideas of how the game world works are where it really shines.

Demon’s Souls is (from what I hear) probably the easiest if the FromSoft games. If you go with a magic wielder (as I did) for your character build then it’s kind of like an “easy mode” for the game. It’s still tough though and a few bosses may have you squeezing your controller, but much of the game is quite approachable with magic as your primary focus, with a sword to use for combat clean up. Fextralife has a nice build I loosely followed for my point allocation, and there are plenty of videos on the internet for boss strategies. I think just about every boss has a technique or “cheese” that you can try out if you run into a wall. As far as I’m concerned, with FromSoft games then all methods are viable and I don’t feel the least bit guilty to look up a video to help me out. It made the game much more enjoyable for me.

Returnal however does not have easy cheesing that can be done in most of the game, so it’s just a matter of getting good for the most part. It might be hard enough to put you off for a while, but as a average gamer I got my skills up to speed and had a blast doing it. The videos online do help to slow down boss battles and teach strategies to look for which moves are coming, etc, but most of the big fights just need to be earned through repetition.

I’m sure a lot of this you’ve heard or read before, but I wanted to give you my two cents and encourage you.

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Lavalera

@Th3solution Thanks m8, i appreciate the feedback It's always good to read other people's opinions about games i might be interested in so i can easier decide if i want to try a game or not.

Returnal out of the 3 is the one i doubt the most, because i'm generally not a fan of roguelike's. They tend to get repetitive for me. I tried games like Hades on gamepass and while i get people like that game it simply isn't for me. Now with the ps plus extra tier i can see if maybe Returnal is better suited for me or still feels so repetitive.

I will eventually try them all out and see if i like them or not. If i like them aweseome i found some new games, if i don't thats fine as well, since with these services it doesn't feel like you wasted money. I have been a gamepass subscriber since 1 1/2 year so know the pros and cons of those services and for me the biggest pro is trying games i would never have touched otherwise or maybe on a deep deep sale. And if i really like those games i buy them with DLC, if it is available. That happened for me with games like the entire yakuza series. Which i never tried before, but thanks to gamepass im now a huge Yakuza fan and it made me buy the ultimate edition of lost judgment the day it arrived.

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Th3solution

@Lavalera No problem. I agree — one of the best things about the forums is hearing people’s personal experiences with games and it has motivated me many times to try new things.
I’ve had a similar experience that you describe through PS+ in that I have found a few favorites by trying some games I would have never tried otherwise. Control comes to mind. That game is one of my favorites I’ve played on PS5 and I played it through PS+. Another is Bloodborne, which I was like you and was skeptical enough to not want to spend money on it, but when it was give out on PS+ I decided to try it. It was a rough opening 5 hours or so, but I eventually grew to like it and then eventually became obsessed and loved it and consider it one of my favorite PS4 games. I had tried the original Dark Souls on PS3 and didn’t click with it. But I think I just wasn’t in the right mindset at the time, so I need to retry the Dark Souls series again. I think I’ll try DS3 soon, because it’s supposed to be the easiest of the three and closest to Bloodborne in how it plays. I also plan to try Elden Ring, but unless it has a steep sale price drop (unlikely for a while given it’s success), I’ll probably try DS3 first. We’ll see.

Interesting you mention Yakuza, because I should probably go back and try to finish Yakuza 0. I played it for about 20 hours I think and I liked what I played, but it seemed so overwhelming as far as length and easy to get distracted with all the side content. Then when I looked at the fact there was 6 more games to get to the end of the Kiryu arc, I just gave up. I just don’t have the time that I used to for devoting 500+ hours into one series. Maybe I should try to go back, or maybe it would be better to just play the two Judgement games. Again, if they drop onto PS+ it might tempt me to try them.

And since you mention Hades, I picked it up on sale on the back of my enjoyment of Returnal. I think I only paid about $17 for it. Not sure when I’ll get around to it, but looking forward to it. The only other rogue-like I played was Dead Cells which I enjoyed enough to continue to experiment with the genre. It wasn’t an all-time favorite, but fun enough and was a pretty good entry point to the genre.

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