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#141 DirtyHarry50

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:52 PM

I love DPS. I love slicing, dicing, shooting, hacking, slashing, burning, freezing, nuking and more. I'm not good at being subtle really. Pro tip: destructive behavior rewards one with better visuals than stealth the majority of the time.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:59 AM

If by stealth you mean sneak behind someone and backstabbing them, or hack a console to kill the with a wall mounted turret, then sure, stealth.
If you mean spending 20 minutes over and over again by sneaking sloooooowly, hide 10 minutes behind a barrel to avoid a guard, then getting seen by a guard and having to start over again, stealth, then hell no. Then I'd rather say Hasta La Vista, and go Serious Sam on them, without bubblegum.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:43 AM

The question to answer for July's newsletter is...

Which enemy (in any game) have you found most challenging to defeat, and why?
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:16 AM

Good question. Can't answer that though, as I likely had some encounters in my youth which I spend countless hours on trying to beat.. My most reason enemy I couldn't kill was the Icewind Dale end boss. Still haven't beaten him. Will get to him at some point though.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:57 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 20 July 2017 - 06:16 AM, said:

Good question. Can't answer that though, as I likely had some encounters in my youth which I spend countless hours on trying to beat.. My most reason enemy I couldn't kill was the Icewind Dale end boss. Still haven't beaten him. Will get to him at some point though.

I remember being stuck on Yxunomei for what felt like an age in the original release of IWD.

Also a timed door 'boss' in the Coliseum part of Tomb Raider :wall:
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:18 AM

View PostEllieFeral, on 20 July 2017 - 05:43 AM, said:

The question to answer for July's newsletter is...

Which enemy (in any game) have you found most challenging to defeat, and why?
I'm not sure I can pinpoint one yet, but I believe it might be the alien in Alien Isolation, which I'm about to play.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:12 AM

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I forget the name of the game, it was a Lord of the Rings spinoff.  I may have deleted it off of my computer as a piece of popsnizzle because I can't find it.  Might have been War in the North.  I was killing along just fine, knocking down pawns and bosses and then there was this unstoppable mega boss in a small cramped, unescapable room with no cover.  The boss fight was so poorly done so early in the game I was afraid that the rest of the game would also be poorly done so I abandoned it.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:58 PM

The Sleeper in Everquest. I have not personally tried to attack The Sleeper, but I did shiver in just the mention of his name. He was the most powerful dragon.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:58 PM

Crawmerax the Invincible, maybe? I mean, it's right there, in his name.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:50 PM

A couple times I have gotten stuck on some boss, even thinking I was doing well, before realizing that the fight would never end until I performed some scripted event.

I may be misremembering but I think Heavy Metal FAKK, Duke Nukem Forever, and one of the Star Trek Voyager Elite Force games were all guilty of this. So I guess my answer to the question is: when the game breaks its own rules to make the boss "special".
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:41 AM

Probably the final fight of the original Baldur's Gate, I did play it pretty badly initially although I did eventually prioritize targets effectively and get it done. It was ugly though and when it was over, my entire party was dead and I almost was but that only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades so good enough. Role player that I am though, I of course decided that in my version of the story I got everyone resurrected after the fact because you can't venture forth without your party.
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 21 July 2017 - 01:41 AM, said:

Probably the final fight of the original Baldur's Gate, I did play it pretty badly initially although I did eventually prioritize targets effectively and get it done. It was ugly though and when it was over, my entire party was dead and I almost was but that only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades so good enough. Role player that I am though, I of course decided that in my version of the story I got everyone resurrected after the fact because you can't venture forth without your party.

I was poised to go to that final battle when I installed the BG expansion. I didn't get very far with it, and installing it scales up the final boss to compensate for the increased level cap. So I was faced with doing a lot of work just to get back to the point where I could finish the original game. I never did. (Wish I'd made a backup of the game files before installing the expansion.)

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:10 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 21 July 2017 - 08:32 AM, said:

I was poised to go to that final battle when I installed the BG expansion. I didn't get very far with it, and installing it scales up the final boss to compensate for the increased level cap. So I was faced with doing a lot of work just to get back to the point where I could finish the original game. I never did. (Wish I'd made a backup of the game files before installing the expansion.)

One of the very few games I loved but didn't actually finish.

I wound up doing the opposite sort of. I went right into the ending and never got around to playing the expansion which I would still like to do sometime with a replay. I did start a new game recently, hoping it would let me dive into the expansion with a pre-fab party just to do it. But no! I could swear in the original it let you do that but in the enhanced edition it doesn't seem to. Anyway, after this much time another trip through with a different class and party choices will be fun if and when I find the time for it. This one is on the very short list of replays I'd like to do so I can see that content too.

Soon after I began a new BG game, PST: EE released so I've just begun that one for now. They did a really nice job with it from the little I've seen so far. I like the UI changes too. They are relatively minor but improve the experience in my opinion. Those wanting the original experience can optionally choose it though.
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:17 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 21 July 2017 - 01:41 AM, said:

Probably the final fight of the original Baldur's Gate, I did play it pretty badly initially although I did eventually prioritize targets effectively and get it done. It was ugly though and when it was over, my entire party was dead and I almost was but that only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades so good enough.

Ditto. Well, I don't remember if this was Baldur's Gate 1 and/or 2, but definitely some of these games last battles were tough.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

I do remember in one of the Tomb Raiders where there was a bug that accidentally made one boss fight nearly impossible and having to download a saved game to pass it.

I actually really like it when you find a sneaky way of avoiding the attacks of a boss and take them out without breaking a sweat.

Anything that means you have to play the same bit over and over whether a boss or tricky sequence gets frustrating fast when you have a backlog and your gaming hours are limited.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:50 AM

View Postnick68k, on 20 July 2017 - 07:57 AM, said:

I remember being stuck on Yxunomei for what felt like an age in the original release of IWD.

She was really hard and took me 20-30 tries, but I did beat her in the end. I lured most of the guards up into the long room above her lair, and then took them on a few at a time as far as was possible. It was one of those fights you could manipulate to your advantage, and try and slither your way out of danger.
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:13 AM

Here's a new question for the newsletter, inspired by F1 2017's imminent release on macOS:

What's your favourite car to drive in a game, and why?
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:20 AM

Tanks. Well, duh.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:54 AM

I agree.  With tanks you don't have to signal your lane changes, stop for lights, or park in the back of the lot.  Hell even a head on with a humvee will buff right out.  My second favorite car to drive would be a Porsche 911.  Classic beauty and precision handling.
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:06 PM

Masamune in Rocket League cause it looks like some real Tron future stuff.
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