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  1. 3 hours ago, Pob said:

    Did you beat

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    King Hrolf? I've been on him for a few hours now. I can counter every single one of his attacks via muscle memory but his health bar is just so massive, I can't go the distance without making mistakes. I've got him down to 25% once, at which point he gains the ability to start radiating bifrost. I'm dreading to think what Gna must like.




    Didnt see him yet. It’s the bifrost that does you in. Get enough on you and a stiff breeze will 1HK you.


    I used a poison melee build for all the berserkers tbh. I’m currently using a realm shift build that does way more damage during realm shifts, and it’s been pretty successful but with Gna she has one particular attack that is impossible to time and if you fuck it up you get staggered and locked into about 5 consecutive undodgable attacks. “For Asgard!” You have to dodge on the middle of Asgard and I always panik and dodge too early 


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    Fucking Gna can go fucking fuck herself. I just got her down to her last wee bar of health and then she instantly killed me with full health. Took all my rage and resurrection stone to get that far. Livid


    I’ll get it tomorrow


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    Mission accomplished. Completed the game having done everything except the post-game stuff and the one Berserker that is locked until after the finale.


    Can not believe Tyr was Odin this entire time, fucking cunt. Found the real Tyr immediately after the finale though which was a nice surprise. Then i continued seeing him everywhere I went. 


  4. I got this for my birthday and almost didn’t play it because I was so tired but I decided to be polite and play it for my wife’s sake. I’m glad I did because some people called Sarah and Luca gave me a cake and a liveried Lancer for my birthday. All I had was a 2014 Fit Hybrid, which as a Honda salesman was kind of fun but it’s a shit race car

  5. After 3 nights of wringing every drip of content out of The Crater, which I was expecting to be somewhere else, I’ve moved onto the Musphelheim trials. I really struggled with them the other week and didn’t complete any, and then tonight I nailed them all first time. However, I now have to redo them I certain combinations and do 6 mega battles to finish? Give me strength

  6. 5 hours ago, TomatoConvenienceStore said:


    *Has a commonly held opinion about Trans people*


    "Hitler" 🙄

    the commonly held opinion about trans people is a life and death matter for a few hundred million people. So yes it’s quite valid that people are upset and angry about transphobia.

  7. I only noticed last night that as you hit enemies you build up a status effect bar, and when its full you can L1 + Triangle to activate Inferno or whatever and do like 100x more damage. I completed the whole last game and half of this one without noticing, and suddenly the combat is trivial. Does it do extra damage if you apply burn and then frost?

  8. 14 minutes ago, footle said:

    oh, you’ve got far enough that I can ask the question:


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    Did you enjoy what they did with your comic relief?




    Are you talking about them falling out again because Brok died and Sindri lied etc


  9. On 15/01/2023 at 15:54, Pob said:

    Honestly, if Ragnarok had been The Crater bookended by a few hours of cinematic linear encounters, I would’ve been happy. The main story is far, far too long. You basically go everywhere twice. The first game was just right. 


    Agreed. I'm bored of this now, tbh, and I only just



    put Fenrir's soul into Garm.


    It honestly feels like an MCEU ensemble-cast movie - there are too many characters, and every single character has their own plotline. It's like Pirates of the Caribbean 2 - YOU get a plotline, YOU get a plotline! 



    1 hour ago, Number 28 said:

    I thought I'd go back to this for the platinum and consulted a guide to see which berserker fight is easiest, and... they can't be serious with #10 there? She constantly warps and whizzes around and fires shit at me, I can't tell up from down and Kratos is felled in 30 seconds. I was doing much better against the one they rank as the 5th most difficult. I think I just absolutely suck at parrying and shielding in general, the timing is all over. Also, the reload times on PS4 are painful and having to press X each time is winding me up. Sigh.


    I did kill 3 Berserkers yesterday - one in Svarteltheim (someone The Callous) and the 2 in Alfheim, one of which is actually 3 Berserkers. Evidently I have a shit build or am underleveled for the fights because they all one-hit-killed me with even their most basic attacks. But I laughed it off every time I died horribly and just kept learning the attacks.


    I advise starting off with the Callous guy tbh as it's the first Berserker opportunity that the game presents you with. You have to stay close and maintain pressure, and your parries have to be perfect or he'll stagger you and you'll get decapitated, but if you don't make a single mistake for the entire fucking fight then you too will be rewarded with ... some inconsequential shit I didn't even pay attention to as I picked it up.

  10. I don’t want to put together a build, personally. I want to dive into a big crowd of people, dodge and parry every attack, and hit things really hard with my big axe. You don’t need to put a build together if you don’t let them hit you. Speaking of which, Wulvers can eat shit - finally figured out their attack pattern so I can deal with several of them at once and not be worried about it.

  11. Picked up where I left off last night after taking a week to play GoW 2018.


    What a fucking rush. I took a brief pause before starting the finale, to go complete some Dwarven favors and other labors, and probably have 25 hours of playtime left - I still have the last Musphelheim enemy, haven't even visited the cold version yet, have only killed one Valkyrie, haven't closed all the rifts for instance.


    I think I was quite stoned when I played the first ten hours of Ragnarok, so I think I'm going to start over tonight. I loaded into a beautiful desert and freed a jellyfish, and then had no idea what had happened so far in the plot or what I was supposed to do next or why.


    I'll tell you one thing though, it's fucking beautiful, a joy to play and like the first one it really gets going once you've unlocked some moves. I finally got to grips with switching combat stances in Musphelheim, can't wait to unlock it again :) 


    There are games with better combat, there are games with better exploration. But there's something so magical about this game - so much effort went into dialogue, lore, continuity. The general banter is delightful and surprising. Brok and Sindri have this almost pantomimic comedy act going on, and I live for it. Completely out of place in this bizarre grimdark world full of miserable pricks, and exactly the right things to lighten the mood. Like, I started resentfully playing Ragnarok having played an hour of GoW and thought "well, here goes many hours of depressing bleakness" and then those guys showed up out of nowhere.

  12. 2 hours ago, glb said:


    Haha, yep, I've reached the point where my V is pretty powerful, so now most of the perks I pick are because I think they sound useful. Although I wasted 3 on being able to charge shot tech guns. First 2 on the amount of charge allowed, only my Burya still didn't charge shots. Then I found a perk that sounded like it permitted charging, only it doesn't. Turns out there's a bug (or I and lots of other people have missed something)


    No matter, the Burya still shoots through walls. But while doing an actual story mission last night, I was confronted with a pretty intimidating foe...


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    a Juggernaut. Shit, I thought, best brace myself for a dust-up here. Oh no, wait, BOOM, one-shot kill with the Burya. See-ya dickhead.


    And that sniper rifle from the Beat the Brat questline is still utterly ridiculous. Upgraded it a couple of levels and it just ruins gang members. It's my favourite gun so far because it's just so OTT.


    Don't forget you can spend money to reset your perks down in the bottom left of the screen when you're looking at your Attribute points overview, so you can play around with different perk setups and builds. And there are perks in some parts of the skill tree that are super helpful for builds that prioritize other skill trees. I've mentioned my throwing knife build which instantly returns the knife to my hand if I get a crit or headshot, which is always. I don't do much stealth combat - if I'm sneaking it's to invisibly complete the objective before going back in quite visibly - but I leveled Cool up to 16 just to get it.

  13. 1 hour ago, glb said:

    Was home alone last night so had a six hour getaway in Night City. Actually in the city too, which was such an overload on the senses. Last few sessions I've been more in Pacifica and the Badlands but the built up area of city itself is so much fun to explore. Bought some threads, hooned my Caliburn around, rode Jackie's Arch a bit, crashed into a lampost, did NCPD's jobs for them, went back to my apartment to have a kip. Actually, my weird head canon for this is making sure V is back in her apartment at the end of a session. I like to know she's safe and resting while the city continues on around her.


    An Edge 6 if ever there was one.


    I do the same thing; sleeping gives you a 60-minute +20% XP boost. Perfect for leveling up skills you never use for those juicy perk points.

  14. 1 hour ago, Pob said:


    To break poise (which I assume means stagger enemies and interrupt their attacks), is this based on some kind of unseen bar per enemy that can be maxed out, or is it just that certain moves have a 'stagger' metric and you need to use a move with enough stagger for the enemy you're fighting? Take Wulvers, for example - I pretty much assume that they can't be staggered or interrupted with the exception of runic attacks so just hit them until they bust out a move, being careful not to overcommit. 


    I swear to god, Wulvers are the fucking worst. I killed a Valkyrie last night without taking a hit but Wulvers wipe the floor with me

  15. 41 minutes ago, davejm said:

    How much content is in the Edgerunner update?  I don't have the game installed at the moment (I've finished the main game a time ago), but I'm considering doing so for the update if there's a fair chunk of content to play.  And is it worth watching the Edgerunner show before or after?

    3 new gigs, a few weapons and clothes, some references and Easter eggs, and the rest is mostly QOL such as transmog for clothing. It was transformative, tbh, but didn’t add a ton of “content”

  16. 19 hours ago, FalconGR said:

    I’ve been skipping all the optional bits and just doing the story, and it’s working for me. As you say it’s the story and combat that are the fun parts - the gear and skills trees are all completely pointless and overwhelming, but so far it seems fine to basically ignore them. I might do the favours at the end, but 30 hours or so for the story feels like a good amount for this kind of time. 


    I'm still on hiatus from this, trying to complete GoW '18 first, but I can't say I agree. I didn't start enjoying the game fully until I was able to put some points into the skill trees. The axe and blade skill trees give you extra moves that make combat more varied and enjoyable


    I'm really enjoying these games and I didn't expect to. It's a bit self-indulgent and masturbatory, with the endless painstaking and ponderous exploration, but it's charming and enjoyable all the same. I've been taking the time to explore every nook and cranny before continuing the story, so now I'm almost indestructible even though I only just completed Altheim in each game.

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