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  • Switch024 17 Sep 2019 10:23:55 3,903 posts
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    What a muppet. I've just got to File 5 and have only now figured out how to upgrade Legions and give them abilities. Should make things a bit easier!
  • Graxlar_v3 17 Sep 2019 10:26:05 10,212 posts
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    Does anyone know what you get for cleaning your legions?
  • drhickman1983 17 Sep 2019 10:28:49 6,856 posts
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    Not sure about the combat, early days for me but I find the camera a little too close to the action so I kind of lose track of enemies. Maybe that's the point, but half the time I just feel a bit lost.

    Compared to say Bayonneta or the Transformers game they (Platinum) did, where I felt more spatially aware, here it feels like I'm fighting the camera as much much as the enemies.

    Then again I am basically too slow for these games these days.

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 10:29:14 17-09-2019
  • erniewhatbert 17 Sep 2019 10:29:48 3,071 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    Does anyone know what you get for cleaning your legions?
    A reduced risk of getting thrush?
  • drhickman1983 17 Sep 2019 10:32:02 6,856 posts
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    Also I don't mind the platforming in theory, except for when you get stuck on scenery and end up falling into the abyss because of it. I'd it had been a bit more refined id quite enjoy it.

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 10:32:13 17-09-2019
  • Switch024 17 Sep 2019 10:33:45 3,903 posts
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    @drhickman1983 Do you lock on to enemies? Might be a daft question but unless I'm fighting a boss I tend not to and find it helps to me feel a bit more in control when there's loads of enemies about.
  • Switch024 17 Sep 2019 10:35:15 3,903 posts
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    @Graxlar_v3 Apparently as it builds up your Legion slows down annd attacks less often.
  • askew 17 Sep 2019 10:36:02 21,552 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    Does anyone know what you get for cleaning your legions?
    Satisfaction
  • drhickman1983 17 Sep 2019 10:39:11 6,856 posts
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    @Switch024

    I tend not to in regular fights for that reason, but I still find myself losing track of whats around me. I do suck though, not even going to bother playing it in the ranked setting tbh
  • Tuffty 17 Sep 2019 12:52:30 4,546 posts
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    I really like that the game gives you tangible rewards for wanting to S+ a level and it breaks up the file into sections so you dont have to play the whole file again to get to any fight you need to get the better ranking for. Same way that if you do get a high rank on a fight it locks it so that will never change on repeat attempts if you need to keep replaying a file for better ranks. It's not like Bayo where you have to play every single fight, including hidden Alfheim stages you already beat and do it all perfectly to finish with a good rank.

    What isn't great is that particularly on earlier files, they still make you have to go through all the tutorial prompts again, skipping all cut scenes etc. If they turned that off I wouldnt mind but it would be better if they found a way to either replay the file and continue through it as normal or just select a fight and load the game at that point so you're just doing that fight.

    Small complaint amongst a few others I have, but overall really enjoying the game.

    Edited by Tuffty at 12:55:20 17-09-2019
  • CrazySpooky 17 Sep 2019 13:43:58 61 posts
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    Getting this tomorrow for my birthday! Looking forward to it massively after reading most people raving about it. Then Links awakening friday! so many good games
  • ChiefGB 17 Sep 2019 20:39:16 12,553 posts
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    Oh yeah itís a fun game, it manages to feel fairly fresh. Certainly for the first 5 hours or so.
  • mad_caddy 18 Sep 2019 20:47:40 3,742 posts
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    Completed last night, really enjoyed it, will definitely play again, like bayonetta and vanquish, I could romp through the early stuff now with a lot more joy. By the end, the combos and stuff I was linking together may not have been amazing but it was pretty and fun.

    Good story, bit bubblegum and predictable in places but all in, it's a very nice addition to the switch library.
  • DakeyrasUK 23 Oct 2019 17:56:07 4,267 posts
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    Started this Friday night and am now really getting into it now having just completed file 5.

    Im still shite (maybe mediocre as I'm not dying) at the combat and frequently only manage grade d or C, but have had some combat grades a and s...

    Am aware there are lots of options in combat but in the frenzy I end up spamming r2 and l2 a lot. I find chain linking a real pain to do. I also miss far too many of counter opportunities.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 12 Jan 2020 16:38:25 33,020 posts
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    Well this is one piss weak disappointing platinum game :(
  • DakeyrasUK 12 Jan 2020 16:51:55 4,267 posts
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    I ended up loving the game.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 12 Jan 2020 18:29:11 32,516 posts
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    I still need to get back to this, but I did really enjoy it until Daemon X Machina grabbed my attention just a little bit more.

    There's something about it that clicked with me a little more than most Platinum games. I think it was the anime cop show feel combined with a unique combat system that has so many great accessibility options even the weakest player (me) can have fun whilst looking like they're a pro :p
  • Steifybobbins 12 Jan 2020 18:41:16 660 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Well this is one piss weak disappointing platinum game :(
    I'm platinum's biggest fan and I didn't like it either. I couldn't wait to play it but once I got my hands on it I found it left me cold. The combat was poor compared to say Boyonetta or Wonnderful 101. The investigation parts were pretty dull and the alternative universe with its drab look and boring puzzles appeared far to often and killed my interest dead. I really wanted to love it. I wanted that platinum adrenaline rush from slick combat and huge spectacle and It just wasnt there often enough. W101 is an all time favourite of mine too. Shame
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