Nioh Page 170

  • nickthegun 10 Jan 2019 11:24:56 76,796 posts
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    Souls goes all in on the world building and lore, this goes all in on the combat and character customisation, which is why I enjoy this more.

    I also like the level structure rather than just poncing about one huge map.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 13:06:25 10,209 posts
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    Through the crappy tower now. Bit weird that it starts tutorial stuff after a challenging few fights previously.
    Anyway I picked katana, axe and wolf for spirit. Hope Iíve not fucked myself over. Does it really matter.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 13:08:03 10-01-2019
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Jan 2019 13:13:36 18,502 posts
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    No it doesn't matter. The tutorials are weird. You've got another one coming up in a while that tells you about stuff that you would have to already know about to get that far.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 13:26:40 10,209 posts
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    Also, 2 minutes in and none of the story makes a lick of sense. Wtf with the blond, blue eyed American looking terrible Irish sounding samurai. I gather itís based on a semi real person iirc but what are they on putting this all together lol
  • AddyJB 10 Jan 2019 13:55:33 1,172 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Also, 2 minutes in and none of the story makes a lick of sense. Wtf with the blond, blue eyed American looking terrible Irish sounding samurai. I gather itís based on a semi real person iirc but what are they on putting this all together lol
    Story isn't the best. Just enjoy the fighting, monsters and locales.
  • nickthegun 10 Jan 2019 14:03:10 76,796 posts
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    I like the fact that they don't bother explaining 'YOU HAVE BEEN POSESSED BY SPIRIT DIVISION' at all and everyone in the story is just cool with things flying around everyone's heads and William having more spirits inside him than the pig Jesus killed.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 16:34:17 10,209 posts
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    Been playing this afternoon, still on the first mission. Can be frustrating at times but no less than any of the other souls games etc. Level is fairly large, enough so to ape the souls vibe (shortcuts etc). Decent enough so far in general.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 18:11:36 10,209 posts
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    Well Iíve just rage quit, been on the first boss for like ages. Seems kind of doable with a bit of luck. Iím probably under levelled or some shit (lvl 8) but Iím an obstinate bastard. Iíll come back later and grind or what have you.
  • nickthegun 10 Jan 2019 18:41:39 76,796 posts
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    The first boss in the tower or big balls from the first 'proper' level?
  • AddyJB 10 Jan 2019 18:44:02 1,172 posts
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    He must mean big balls. Seems to be an early cock blocker for most.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 19:02:48 10,209 posts
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    Yes, ďbig ballsĒ
  • gordon_woodbine 10 Jan 2019 22:09:31 75 posts
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    I've just got up to Billy Big Balls, too. He's quite the dickhead, isn't he? I need to get better and reading his moves and dodging cos he can pretty much one-shot me atm.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 22:21:00 10,209 posts
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    Yep same
  • Rodderz 10 Jan 2019 22:23:06 3,680 posts
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    If you guys think Big Balls is bad, just wait until you meet Hino-En(e)ma 😠
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Jan 2019 22:38:07 18,502 posts
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    Try getting your armour weight down to less than 25% to make you faster. Coupled with low stance katana you can zip in and out of his range pretty easily and chip away at him.
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Jan 2019 22:39:59 22,203 posts
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    Don't forget to block. It is really quite effective.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 22:42:22 10,209 posts
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    Iíll admit Iíve not blocked at all ☺️ So far. Iím using axe high stance. You can stun him with your first attack, Iíve got him far down a few times but he hurts too much. Internet reckons I should be around lvl 12. Iíve not tried since earlier but going to have a wee go now.
  • nickthegun 10 Jan 2019 22:46:15 76,796 posts
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    Axe is, imho, legit the worst weapon.
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Jan 2019 22:47:25 22,203 posts
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    Low stance is generally the best way to deal with early bosses until you get used to stance switching. Mid stance blocking is the most effective block as it uses less ki, I think.

    High stance axe is boss though 😊
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Jan 2019 22:48:50 22,203 posts
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    Hah. The high stance flipping attack is great, it ruins yokai as it breaks their horn most of the time.

    My first play through was axe.
  • nickthegun 10 Jan 2019 22:50:50 76,796 posts
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    Thats one of the reasons I ended up rolling with dual swords. The whirlwind thing is a guaranteed horn break.
  • gordon_woodbine 10 Jan 2019 22:52:59 75 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Try getting your armour weight down to less than 25% to make you faster. Coupled with low stance katana you can zip in and out of his range pretty easily and chip away at him.
    Thanks. I didn't realise there was a speed bonus for low armour weight beyond keeping it in the green. I'll give that a go.
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Jan 2019 23:16:12 22,203 posts
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    @nickthegun same with the heavy vertical attack of the kasurigama.
  • gordon_woodbine 11 Jan 2019 11:54:25 75 posts
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    I found all the little green chaps in the first level while taking a break from being bollocked to death. I think I love them.
  • Reacher 11 Jan 2019 14:58:28 2,801 posts
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    :D
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    And when you get greens it, slightly confusingly, sticks at level 150 and you go from 150 to 150+1, 150+2, 150+3...

    Which is why you need to farm gear. You need two +1 items to make a +2 and two +2 items to make a +3. So if you want to craft +3 armour it actually takes eight +1 pieces to make.
    They should have put that on the cover.
    :D
  • gordon_woodbine 11 Jan 2019 17:44:09 75 posts
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    @ChiefGB Have you beaten Big Balls yet, Chief? I've just managed it now. Took me 56 attempts. I'm not very good at this.
  • Frogofdoom 11 Jan 2019 17:50:25 12,149 posts
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    To be fair most people get a little stuck on him at first. Gets easier after that I found and th next time you face him you will kick the shit out of him.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 Jan 2019 17:57:00 18,502 posts
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    Yeah beating Big Balls is a watershed moment. At least until you get to flying whore.
  • ChiefGB 11 Jan 2019 18:00:06 10,209 posts
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    gordon_woodbine wrote:
    @ChiefGB Have you beaten Big Balls yet, Chief? I've just managed it now. Took me 56 attempts. I'm not very good at this.
    No mate and probably had a similar amount of attempts.
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