Following Bloodstained - Ritual Of The Night Page 2

  • Youthist 2 May 2019 20:00:20 13,994 posts
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    I had a go on this at Rezzed. It was great
  • Mageme 2 May 2019 20:54:45 2,249 posts
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    I backed the Kickstarter, wonder how long after the release date I'd get the backer edition...
  • ghostgate2001 4 May 2019 13:37:52 667 posts
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    @Mageme Yep. I went for a physical copy, and am confidently expecting to be sitting there waiting for it to arrive while non-backers are happily playing the game, desperately trying to resist caving in and buying it digitally so I can play it Day One as well :)

    Hopefully my pessimism will prove to be utter arsecakes, but ... somehow I doubt it :)
  • Deleted user 15 June 2019 08:02:33
    Forgot I'd backed this until I caught some newer gameplay last week. Switch version. It looks pretty sweet so roll on getting my key which will probably be in a couple of weeks.
  • ghostgate2001 15 Jun 2019 08:51:25 667 posts
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    Yesterday, received an email saying my PS4 physical copy of Bloodstained has been dispatched. Finally! \o/

    That same evening, my PS4 decides it's a good day to die. FFS!

    2013 day one launch model, nearly 6 years of pretty much daily service, countless hours of gaming, but oh my dear god what absolutely f**king p*ss-takingly awful timing! So cruel it's almost comical :)
  • robthehermit 17 Jun 2019 11:18:55 7,602 posts
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    My copy arrived this morning. I've still got to wait until July 3rd to download the "backer exclusive content" that was supposed to be on the disc, although their definition of backer exclusive has changed to "available to everyone who wants to buy it and we'll send you an exclusive bit of cardboard in a few months instead".
  • Deleted user 17 June 2019 14:53:21
    robthehermit wrote:
    My copy arrived this morning. I've still got to wait until July 3rd to download the "backer exclusive content" that was supposed to be on the disc, although their definition of backer exclusive has changed to "available to everyone who wants to buy it and we'll send you an exclusive bit of cardboard in a few months instead".
    Let me know what you think mate. I've no idea when I'll get my code.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17 Jun 2019 15:28:01 3,701 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    My copy arrived this morning. I've still got to wait until July 3rd to download the "backer exclusive content" that was supposed to be on the disc, although their definition of backer exclusive has changed to "available to everyone who wants to buy it and we'll send you an exclusive bit of cardboard in a few months instead".
    Figured they would end up letting us down with this by using a code. If Limited Run Games managed to make a separate disc for its run of Game Tengoku (with extra DLC on disc over the standard edition) 505 could easily have managed I imagine. Not received min nor heard much about it (I stuck with the risky Switch version in the end (I originally backed for WiiU) and I think that is shipping a little later)
  • robthehermit 17 Jun 2019 19:55:48 7,602 posts
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    It looks lovely and is very smooth. The first boss is something of a learning curve, but that's probably my fault for wasting my potions. The weapons all handle very differently so you need to learn the best way to attack depending on what you're using. I think I'm going to enjoy this.
  • Lotos8ter 19 Jun 2019 18:31:08 2,849 posts
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    @robthehermit still enjoying it Rob? Tempted to pick it up but don’t want to waste £35 on a ‘nearly game’.

    Cheers
  • Frogofdoom 19 Jun 2019 18:34:21 15,084 posts
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    Have only played to the first boss so far, hoping to get some more done tomorrow but it's good so far.
  • Lotos8ter 19 Jun 2019 19:18:53 2,849 posts
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    @Frogofdoom - cheers.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19 Jun 2019 21:53:01 3,701 posts
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    Mine is apparently on the way for Switch, although I saw on USGamer that they are having patches already (with issues moving saves between them). Guessing that will be on PS4 but soon I get to see if they did actually fix the Switch version or I chose a clunker ;). It's a shame that the PC backer physical will be only complete one as they are planning to hold it back until after all of the stretch goals are released.

    I enjoyed what I played of the PC betas though so cautiously optimistic.
  • robthehermit 20 Jun 2019 01:17:05 7,602 posts
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    @Lotos8ter Yep, still loving it. It's pretty much everything that people who backed it were hoping it would be.
  • Lotos8ter 20 Jun 2019 07:10:21 2,849 posts
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    @robthehermit good to know thanks. It does look ace
  • quadfather 20 Jun 2019 10:42:05 35,503 posts
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    What's the recommended platform, switch or PS4? Don't mean the portability, more technical? Heard there's a bit of slowdown occasionally on PS4. Anyone confirm/deny?
  • robthehermit 20 Jun 2019 11:25:15 7,602 posts
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    Switch version runs at 30fps vs 60fps on PS4/Xbone if that sort of thing is important to you.
  • ChiefGB 20 Jun 2019 13:17:11 11,869 posts
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    Kind of is important for a game like this
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 20 Jun 2019 13:27:36 2,535 posts
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    Wasn’t aware of that, couldn’t imagine playing a vania at 30fps. Any comparisons around?
  • quadfather 20 Jun 2019 13:40:10 35,503 posts
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    Cheers guys. Opted for PS4 in the end. Looking forward to another metroidvania again. Been too long.
  • Derblington 20 Jun 2019 13:47:53 32,321 posts
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    I sorta want this but I still have Hollow Knight to play.
  • ChiefGB 20 Jun 2019 13:50:09 11,869 posts
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    Yep, think I’ll always have hollow knight to complete.
  • Psiloc 20 Jun 2019 14:50:30 5,327 posts
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    Actually buzzing for this now after the first impressions have started rolling in
  • robthehermit 20 Jun 2019 14:59:52 7,602 posts
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    Anybody playing on Xbone needs to hurry up and finish it, or refuse the update that's coming next week. Apparently the patch to 1.02 changes the open/closed state of some chests meaning that you can't get the required equipment to progress in the game.
  • quadfather 20 Jun 2019 15:27:17 35,503 posts
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    Isn't that a game breaking patch?
  • robthehermit 20 Jun 2019 16:53:18 7,602 posts
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    Yes it is. Also apparently it applies to all consoles, not just Xbone, although I think some people have been saying that the PS4 has already had the update. I can't confirm that though.

    But yeah, great work 505.
  • neems 20 Jun 2019 17:04:47 4,785 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Anybody playing on Xbone needs to hurry up and finish it, or refuse the update that's coming next week. Apparently the patch to 1.02 changes the open/closed state of some chests meaning that you can't get the required equipment to progress in the game.
    Could you elaborate on that please? The developers are deliberately releasing a patch that breaks the game?
  • Mola_Ram 20 Jun 2019 17:10:38 22,150 posts
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    I think he means that v1.02 is not going to be compatible with pre-patch save files.
  • robthehermit 20 Jun 2019 17:18:53 7,602 posts
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    From twitter:

    We have been investigating a PS4/Xbox One issue that is blocking player progress in the game. We apologize for this bug and thank you for your patience while we investigated. The issue occurs when a new game is started before downloading the 1.02 update.

    After the update, treasure chests will appear in the incorrect open/closed state. Without the items from these chests, progress is blocked.
    Players affected by this bug will be required to restart the game with a new save in order to properly progress.

    We investigated a number of options to address this issue and each fix requires a new game to be started. Despite our efforts to provide a fix that preserves pre-1.02 progress, this is the best solution to avoid future issues.

    Xbox One players will also be affected by this when the patch (numbered 1.00x) is delivered next week. Switch players who will receive a physical copy should download the 1.02 patch before playing.
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