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Author Topic: Stupid videogame playing stories.  (Read 13166 times)

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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2012, 10:57:48 PM »

had to perfectly time heals so that the window of invincibility would happen just as the beast rushed the screen.

As I understand it that's something you have to do anyway.

So was having the mana sword, apparently. I'm not good at differentiating what's required and what's me just being a bloody minded idiot. I think being raised on nintendo-hard makes it too easy to take sudden unaccountable spikes in difficulty in stride. I still tend to wander into group instances in MMOs and shenanigan my way through without realizing until I turn in the quest. "Oh, that's why I had to knockback all those invincible assholes into pits. I thought that seemed weird."
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #101 on: October 03, 2012, 07:42:20 AM »

Similarly, I never did figure out how to get the mana sword in SoM and ended up beating it after a ridiculously protracted battle where I plinked it for peanuts for more than an hour and had to perfectly time heals so that the window of invincibility would happen just as the beast rushed the screen.

This is not a Stupid Videogame Playing Story per se, but similarly, I once got to Ashura in FF2US before learning Reflect and beat her by tanking with Cecil until she ran out of MP to heal herself.  Took for-fucking-ever and I would not recommend it.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #102 on: October 03, 2012, 02:19:32 PM »

Speaking of creative ways to kill bosses, I didn't know you could blow off the tail of the final form of the boss of the original Ninja Gaiden until I saw someone do it on youtube about a year ago.

Given that it's Ninja Gaiden, though, I thought having to time your jumps around the tail AND dodge the blood it shoots out to hit the heart was just par for the course.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2012, 03:21:53 PM »

So has anybody else taken weeks to beat a single boss? I remember it taking me two weeks to beat John Carpenter's Rasputin when I played Resident Evil 4. I actually got really good at taking out Bitores Mendez's first form, but I could not for the life of me take kill his second form.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2012, 03:33:49 PM »

So has anybody else taken weeks to beat a single boss?
Yo fuck Bloody Mary, son.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #105 on: October 03, 2012, 04:14:22 PM »

So has anybody else taken weeks to beat a single boss?

I still haven't beaten the goddamn hard-mode final boss in Shinobi for PS2.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #106 on: October 03, 2012, 04:16:35 PM »

Bloody Mary wasn't really a boss so much as she was a level check. The problem was/is most people get to her 3-5 levels too low, and can do maybe 3 or 4 damage per hit.

Once you're the correct level, it's not like her attacks or patterns are particularly tough.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #107 on: October 03, 2012, 04:51:54 PM »

The problem was/is most people get to her 3-5 levels too low, and can do maybe 3 or 4 damage per hit.
And learning that is why I have over leveled in every game since.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #108 on: October 03, 2012, 04:57:53 PM »

So has anybody else taken weeks to beat a single boss?

I still haven't beaten the goddamn hard-mode final boss in Shinobi for PS2.


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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #109 on: October 03, 2012, 05:04:37 PM »

It took me a decade to beat Zeromus.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #110 on: October 03, 2012, 05:48:29 PM »

I still haven't finished FF7.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #111 on: October 03, 2012, 06:35:50 PM »

Probably because it's not fun.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #112 on: October 03, 2012, 06:53:28 PM »

The end of the first disk is usually where I found out I didn't grind enough and then I was stuck in a place where I couldn't actually grind anymore. Fuck that wall boss monster thing.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #113 on: October 03, 2012, 06:59:17 PM »

Bloody Mary wasn't really a boss so much as she was a level check. The problem was/is most people get to her 3-5 levels too low, and can do maybe 3 or 4 damage per hit.

Once you're the correct level, it's not like her attacks or patterns are particularly tough.

Actually she's supposed to be a puzzle boss.  She's way higher level than you could be expected to be without ridiculous grinding, but you're supposed to use magic to beat her.  Which isn't very intuitive, because the magic in that game is almost entirely useless in all other situations, and actually blocked out for literally every other boss.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #114 on: October 03, 2012, 07:00:40 PM »

Generally speaking I don't ever actually complete Final Fantasy games I have at least some interest in revisiting. It's weird, actually.

I mean, yeah, there are a couple in there that I am not going to replay that I didn't beat. Like FFXIII. But that's FFXIII.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #115 on: October 04, 2012, 07:50:51 AM »

So has anybody else taken weeks to beat a single boss?

I've finished Battletoads.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #116 on: October 04, 2012, 12:57:12 PM »

The end of the first disk is usually where I found out I didn't grind enough and then I was stuck in a place where I couldn't actually grind anymore. Fuck that wall boss monster thing.

The roof of Riovanes castle. That's when I learned I need to alternate my save slots way the hell more often.

And the toughest boss I ever fought was a single bat over a pit in Ninja Gaiden. You know the fucking one.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #117 on: October 17, 2012, 12:41:23 PM »

*finished mass effect 1*

horrible! maybe second one is better

*finished mass effect 2*

horrible! maybe third one is better

*playing mass effect 3*

shit, man.. fuck this bad ur-quan rip off

*goes to borderlands 2*

oh... they gave the siren powers to someone else... and it's a whole new game?

maybe it's better in the second playthrough mode

*finishes borderlands 2*

maybe it's better in the third play... no. forget it.

fucking sequels are getting fractalized. ill bet soon there will be more sequels like sonic and knuckles:

"Now, for 9.99, play diablo 5 using your diablo 6 character!!!11"
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #118 on: October 17, 2012, 12:50:35 PM »

Did you not play Borderlands 2 past the first 3 hours? Because it kind of explains sirens.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #119 on: October 17, 2012, 01:09:26 PM »

i finished the game. i didnt say anything about sirens, except that they nerfed her and gave the nerfed bit to the sniper guy. read better.

the game itself, didnt say anything about sirens. they'll probably keep making shit up until they contradict themselves, and then they'll worry about a mythos.
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