Dead Cells Page 20

  • Singularity 10 Sep 2018 14:33:45 2,792 posts
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    That level where the darkness hurts you is a right bugger. I give up one of my beloved crossbowmatics for the glowy thing, but I always end up getting whittled down. Any tips?
  • Frogofdoom 10 Sep 2018 14:56:21 9,623 posts
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    Don't stop moving and use transporters to backtrack rather than running.
  • Singularity 11 Sep 2018 10:12:42 2,792 posts
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    @Frogofdoom Cheers for the tip. I love how it required a totally different strategy than I'd been using to get there.

    I have now beaten the clock tower dude and made it all the way to High Peak Castle, but then couldn't progress as I don't have the spider rune. Total bummer. Had to restart.
  • Mola_Ram 11 Sep 2018 10:22:01 18,437 posts
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    Eh? You don't need the spider rune to finish the castle. At least, you shouldn't need it.
  • Rhaegyr 11 Sep 2018 10:33:30 4,562 posts
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    This game is fantastic.

    I've only discovered two ruins (vines and the statue teleport) and I've put in a lot of time since then without discovering any others. Will I find them on the 'regular' path or should I be trying the 'alternate' routes out? Please be as vague as possible :-P
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 Sep 2018 10:34:01 7,922 posts
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    Which one's the Spider rune?
  • Kay 11 Sep 2018 10:34:51 19,705 posts
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    @Rhaegyr use the runes you have to discover alternate paths in the early levels. They're not very hard to find.
  • Kay 11 Sep 2018 10:35:30 19,705 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    Which one's the Spider rune?
    The one that lets you wall-crawl.
  • Mola_Ram 11 Sep 2018 10:37:57 18,437 posts
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    You need them in order to access some stages and extra loot, but I don't think you need any of them to finish the game. Except maaaaybe the vine one.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 Sep 2018 10:40:05 7,922 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    Which one's the Spider rune?
    The one that lets you wall-crawl.
    Ah, I haven't got that one and I've got to HoTK so it's definitely not necessary to beat the castle.
  • Bichii 11 Sep 2018 10:56:23 707 posts
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    What's this most like? Castlevania and dark souls had a baby?
  • monkman76 11 Sep 2018 10:58:19 13,390 posts
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    Rogue Legacy raised the baby from birth. Then yeah, maybe.
  • Bichii 11 Sep 2018 11:03:28 707 posts
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    Sweet. A must buy then in the sale.
  • Phattso 11 Sep 2018 11:06:13 23,745 posts
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    It's definitely compelling, but still finding it very empty and the boss encounters lack much in the way of excitement. Feels like boss fights in a sealed room don't play to the strengths of the moveset - I'd love to see them more spread out. That said, I've only met three bosses so far, so maybe they do. :)

    Slowdown on Switch is getting more problematic now though - the more I play, the more the stuttering and slowdown in busy moments is costing me. :-/
  • Singularity 11 Sep 2018 11:48:30 2,792 posts
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    @Mola_Ram Huh. I had a very small part of the level available, and the only exit was a wall that would've required a triple jump or some wall stickiness. There was no other way to go. Maybe a bug, I suppose.

    This is where you tell me I missed something basic!
    https://m.imgur.com/KrePzZS,y2UB0zs

    Just spent a rather long lunch break getting the spider rune, so am better prepared now. What a game.

    Edited by Singularity at 14:01:37 11-09-2018
  • Duffking 11 Sep 2018 15:01:59 15,828 posts
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    Usually those doors are fully linked, it possible there was another door that could have taken you to the other side? Procedural generation isn't foolproof though, it's possible it made an error.
  • Pipedream 11 Sep 2018 17:22:41 387 posts
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    @Phattso Iím not going to touch DC until the slowdown is fixed.

    Didnít bother me at first but now Iím finding it really annoying.
  • wobbly_Bob 13 Sep 2018 15:19:14 4,673 posts
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    Finally beat that git in the Ossuary! I used an ice crossbow, a shredder and a floor trap with the spinning blades. I can't remember what that's called. It was bloody close but I done him up good.
  • Frogofdoom 13 Sep 2018 15:20:33 9,623 posts
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    Wolf traps are the answer to almost any of the games problems.
  • wobbly_Bob 13 Sep 2018 15:35:21 4,673 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Wolf traps are the answer to almost any of the games problems.
    Really? I tended to go with the shooty traps. I'll bear that in mind and try and get at least one wolf trap. Cheers.
  • Frogofdoom 13 Sep 2018 15:48:57 9,623 posts
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    They are incredible, they also mess the last boss up beautifully because he won't get to move much. They are quite tasty when combined with a crusher as well
  • JiveHound 13 Sep 2018 18:35:17 9,836 posts
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    Really starting to find this very addictive, especially with more options available to me. I'm kind of lost in Hollow Knight so this has greedily led me astray.

    Will have another dabble on HK tonight to see if I can't find a path.
  • H1ggyLTD 13 Sep 2018 18:40:12 10,254 posts
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    As soon as this hits a sale on Switch I'm snaffling it
  • ChiefGB 13 Sep 2018 20:40:06 9,308 posts
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    I find hollow knight superior to this tbf but it is much more demanding on your time. This you can just throw on and have a crack at.
  • Frogofdoom 13 Sep 2018 20:49:02 9,623 posts
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    I thought hollow knight was poor compared to this, the controls aren't as sharp and the combat isn't as good. It does have more bosses though.
  • JiveHound 13 Sep 2018 22:09:26 9,836 posts
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    Controls not as sharp in HK? We talking the same game? The precise snappy controls were what grabbed me from the start.

    DC felt a bit slapdash by comparison until I got used to it.
  • JiveHound 13 Sep 2018 22:13:21 9,836 posts
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    Both feel great to me. One more considered, the other more aggressive.

    Edited by JiveHound at 22:13:36 13-09-2018
  • Phattso 14 Sep 2018 01:00:39 23,745 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    I thought hollow knight was poor compared to this, the controls aren't as sharp and the combat isn't as good. It does have more bosses though.
    What madness is this?!?! HK is ninja precision, Dead Cells is Burton mashing and woollynes!!
  • Phattso 14 Sep 2018 01:01:15 23,745 posts
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    Anyways. I can officially report that DC is a very decent way to burn two hours on a long haul flight. :)
  • Bichii 14 Sep 2018 01:22:24 707 posts
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    I'm going to buy one of the two. HK has great reviews but watching videos I much prefer the visual style of DC.
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