Following Nintendo Switch Page 1373

  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 09:17:58 8,926 posts
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    Yeah, the scrolls are important, but too often a run could be ended by crap items, especially when you reach the Stilts. The first level usually won't contain more than two or three scrolls, at most, and even if you speedrun through, you are bound to find at least one on the way.

    The flawless door is too unreliable, one mistake and it's over. So I always made it a point to open at least the first speedrun door. It makes the rest of the game a lot easier.

    Suppose things could be different for the post-end content, but for the base game, it really helped.

    Edited by Malek86 at 09:18:37 10-10-2019
  • macmurphy 10 Oct 2019 09:22:38 3,987 posts
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    Iíve never done it so what do you get out of this first door? Anything I get early on Iím always swapping out later in the run as you start to get level V stuff. Does it give you a level V weapon straight away or something?
  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 09:27:26 8,926 posts
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    @macmurphy it always gives you 20 cells, and a choice of one out of three items. Not always weapons, although there's usually at least one. Generally, even the first door contains at least a 4 item, sometimes 4+... maybe your chances get better if you level up the + items guy after the first boss, not sure. Anyway, take it to 4++ with the blacksmith and that should be enough for a long time.

    Plus, since that weapon should allow you to steamroll the second level, you will usually be able to open the second speedrun door too, even if you take your time exploring. And if you are lucky, there will be an even stronger weapon. As a rule of thumb, when I was able to open the first speedrun door, I was also able to open all the others until the end of my run.

    Of course, if a specialist website suggests against it, I imagine that it's probably not a good strategy in the long run. But for the base game, it worked well enough for me.

    Edited by Malek86 at 09:30:39 10-10-2019
  • macmurphy 10 Oct 2019 09:38:43 3,987 posts
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    Ok mate, Iíll give it a go. To be fair if it gives you the cells and you get a good weapon it sounds like a winning strategy. Plus if it takes me two minutes thereís not much lost if I donít like it 🤷‍♂️

    Itís part of what I like about the game, thereís lots of different approaches to make it fresh so every run is different.

    Iíll see how I get on. Normally Iím a trap laying, bow shooting weasel, so it will be nice to try a few runs where I might get a brutality set.
  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 09:46:14 8,926 posts
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    Yeah, it's a strategy that really only works for a melee build, since they are inherently quicker. I always went with that (I suck at strategizing anyway). If you prefer ranged weapons and traps, it would probably be best to take your time and try the flawless door instead.

    One advantage is that, since melee runs are quicker, even if you die, you won't have wasted as much time.
  • PazJohnMitch 10 Oct 2019 09:50:18 14,720 posts
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    To be honest I started out going for the first 2 speed doors in runs 15-30 and then switched to the flawless doors in runs 30+.

    I never opened the third door of either type though.
  • macmurphy 10 Oct 2019 09:51:24 3,987 posts
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    Yeah I need to stop being such a pussy. I think the ranged weapon approach is for people that are bad at the game (like me). Iíve got better lately so Iíll try to be a bit more ballsy.
  • PazJohnMitch 10 Oct 2019 09:53:53 14,720 posts
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    My play style also morphed from melee to ranged.

    The successful run is also the first run I used the scrolls to specialise and compliment my weapons. Before that I was making a balanced character each time and was inadvertently making it harder for myself in the process.
  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 09:55:03 8,926 posts
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    Funny, I thought the opposite. Ranged and traps are for people who actually want to learn to play, while melee builds are for those who can't be bothered to game the system, and would rather try the brute force approach.

    Edited by Malek86 at 09:55:27 10-10-2019
  • macmurphy 10 Oct 2019 10:00:39 3,987 posts
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    I dunno, most of my game is lobbing traps onto the level below and hiding. Rinse and repeat. Makes the bosses a doddle as well - I beat the concierge first try and heís been easy ever since. Thereís a later one that looked ninja but also beat him first time by jumping around and throwing traps. But I do seem to get swamped by regular baddies later and this might be due to not having much skill at actually killing people myself. Iíll try a few melee runs and see how I get on.
  • Fake_Blood 10 Oct 2019 10:02:27 9,730 posts
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    I think you can play Dead Cells how ever you like, and the random weapons means you get to try stuff you wouldnít normally try.
  • Mola_Ram 10 Oct 2019 10:02:48 21,494 posts
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    Iirc the sword that does extra damage from behind + the ability that lets you warp behind someone, was a pretty powerful combo.
  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 10:07:56 8,926 posts
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    Assassin's Blade is good too, but in the end, my victory came from a Broadsword 8++. I also made it a point to reroll weapons until I got damage increasing mods over status effect ones.

    I'm the very definition of a non-smart player. But at least it worked.

    Edited by Malek86 at 10:08:14 10-10-2019
  • Red_Bool 10 Oct 2019 12:57:03 1,862 posts
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    In the end my favourite combo was the heavy crossbow as "melee" weapon (it's brutal at close range) and the infantry bow as long range (damage scales over range). Up until then I was mainly used the broadsword and the infantry bow.
  • The_Goon 10 Oct 2019 14:21:05 1,396 posts
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    Has anyone played Ys VIII on the Switch? I hadn't realised it was on the Switch - loved the Vita Ys game.
  • bone-on 10 Oct 2019 18:49:15 395 posts
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    @The_Goon


    Yeah Iíve sunk about 20hrs in so far and itís great port/game. Itís often overlooked which is a shame
  • the_milkybar_kid 10 Oct 2019 21:31:33 8,050 posts
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    Pulled the trigger on Witcher 3. Surpassing the amount of times I've ever purchased Skyrim or Doom combined.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 21:31:43 10-10-2019
  • Flying_Pig 10 Oct 2019 21:57:59 16,304 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Pulled the trigger on Witcher 3. Surpassing the amount of times I've ever purchased Skyrim or Doom combined.
    I was expecting it to be out tomorrow, but just realised it's not out until Tuesday!? Who releases games on a Tuesday. What's wrong with Friday, like in the good old days?!?
  • The_Goon 10 Oct 2019 22:42:26 1,396 posts
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    @bone-on Any performance issues/other gripes?
  • DangerousDave_87 10 Oct 2019 23:19:22 6,408 posts
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    Definitely made it to the third boss this time. Huge chap. Managed to take half their health, but a few mistakes cost me so much of my own. Not bad for a first attempt. Not sure I can say much more without spoiling things, but one of my weapon choices was absolutely useless against them.
  • the_milkybar_kid 11 Oct 2019 05:12:45 8,050 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Pulled the trigger on Witcher 3. Surpassing the amount of times I've ever purchased Skyrim or Doom combined.
    I was expecting it to be out tomorrow, but just realised it's not out until Tuesday!? Who releases games on a Tuesday. What's wrong with Friday, like in the good old days?!?
    There was a swing back towards friday releases over the last year but yeah, oddly this one is next Tuesday.
  • JoelStinty 11 Oct 2019 06:37:36 8,156 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Flying_Pig wrote:
    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Pulled the trigger on Witcher 3. Surpassing the amount of times I've ever purchased Skyrim or Doom combined.
    I was expecting it to be out tomorrow, but just realised it's not out until Tuesday!? Who releases games on a Tuesday. What's wrong with Friday, like in the good old days?!?
    There was a swing back towards friday releases over the last year but yeah, oddly this one is next Tuesday.
    Nintendo eh. Always behind the times.
  • macmurphy 11 Oct 2019 08:00:57 3,987 posts
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    Hell of a Tuesday for people that only own a Switch though. Overwatch and Witcher.

    Iím moist.
  • minky-kong 11 Oct 2019 10:57:01 14,398 posts
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    Addy__ wrote:
    I'll continue to gush about Yooka. The overworld itself is great fun. Some clever hidden stuff and variations to chapters meaning a revisit is a totally different playthrough. Some interesting potions have been unlocked so far, ranging from collectable bonuses to mods that bump up the difficulty.
    I'm going to join you in the gushing, absolutely loving what I've played of Yooka Laylee this week. Plays pretty much like Donkey Kong Country with an overworld that's almost like 2D Zelda in it's puzzle solving to find tonics and ways to alter the main levels.

    Up to 15 bees collected and I'm tempted to give the Impossible Lair a go tonight to see how far I can get with that few.
  • The_Goon 11 Oct 2019 11:06:55 1,396 posts
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    Apparently Xenoblade is on the US eshop for sub-£10 (after currency conversion). Will be grabbing that tonight methinks!
  • Murbs 11 Oct 2019 11:29:03 24,393 posts
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    @The_Goon not at the moment it's not
  • The_Goon 11 Oct 2019 12:24:15 1,396 posts
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    @Murbs

    EDIT: BALLS. MISREAD. XenoVERSE, not XenoBLADE. ARGH. My bad.

    Edited by The_Goon at 12:25:45 11-10-2019
  • monkman76 11 Oct 2019 12:54:21 15,117 posts
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    Porsches only £4.99 at Asda!















    Oh wait sorry, that's pork chops. Pork chops.
  • Murbs 11 Oct 2019 17:12:12 24,393 posts
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    nps1337 wrote:
    Thanks you'for you're Information sir i hopful it's make me great soon
    Yup. Whatever you say Mr President.
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