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  1. Orococco

    Gaming Podcasts

    That and the rising inflection must be all but epidemic in contemporary American life judging by their podcasts. I can't understand how they don't hear it in themselves.
  2. Orococco

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Have you done a certain rodent-related sidequest in Ashina outskirts, near the horseman boss area?
  3. Orococco

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    I gave up trying to learn the perilous attacks for the second phase of GenA. I was surprised how much of his shit can be dodged through/under. Punish with an R1 flurry and it all felt very Bloodborne. I may have got lucky.
  4. Orococco

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    The red kanji warning is starting to feel like a jump scare. It instantly discombobulates my mind at the exact moment I most need to be focused on the fucking guy I'm trying to fight. I swear it actually obscures some of the windup. Just beat GenA after many, many attempts. Enough that it'll always be relief more than triumph, but oh what sweet relief. For those fighting him, baton down the hatches.
  5. Orococco

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Beat horseman and big general in the Estate last night, but mildly terrified at some of these reactions to upcoming bosses. I'm prepared to give myself an honourable discharge if it starts to erode my sanity, but I think of all the past Soulsborne moments of being on the brink of chucking it only to snatch victory - a few cases late in the night, after many deaths, that are clearly my most memorable 'achievements' in gaming. Whoever GA is will be a similar test of character as much as skill, but maybe they've just gone too far this time?
  6. Orococco

    Dirt Rally 2.0

    Alpine was one of my favourites too, and I'd concur that it feels off in this one. Stratos on the other hand much easier & more fun this time.
  7. Orococco

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Ugh, it's like trying to fillet a steak with a mallet. Bash, clang, clang, ouch, dead.
  8. Orococco

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Thanks, will persist. As another soulsborne non-parry-er, it's a different mindset, quite a passive approach to an encounter given the risk of missing the deflect. Feel like I'm standing there waiting to get hit.
  9. Orococco

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    The combat in this is so crunchy, I feel like it's loosening my fillings - not really what I have in mind when I think of sword combat in feudal Japan. Maybe that's why it feels counterintuitive - Bloodborne, weapons aside, is more ninja-ey than this ninja game. And it has a better shield (ie the katana) than any light shield in Souls. I'm persisting, hoping it'll click, but I'm getting absolutely twatted early game, and it doesn't feel good. I beat the Orphan of fucking Kos dammit!
  10. Orococco

    No EA Press Conference at E3 2019

    I'll miss that 'joy of subscription' guy.
  11. Orococco

    Dirt Rally 2.0

    Shitty Australian roads are well simulated in this. Progress would be smoother through the fields. I'm finding rallycross much easier this time, but the core Rally stuff more difficult. First attempt at the open championship in the Alpine: dead last
  12. Orococco

    Mass Effect Andromeda

    Casey Hudson recently said in a Polygon interview that 'we're definitely not done with Mass Effect', but let's face it, it's not up to him. Surely it remains a potential money-maker, but it'll take Anthem running it's course and another shitty Dragon Age before EA even look at it.
  13. Orococco

    Mass Effect Andromeda

    If Anthem tanks perhaps we can hope for an ME revival, starting with a trilogy remaster. These are the fanciful daydreams that sustain my will to live.
  14. Orococco

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Thread

    That's what I'm hoping for, to the point of envisaging playing mostly in solo sessions. Is it as well-populated with wildlife as the singleplayer? I'm assuming it's at a somewhat lower level of detail/fidelity a la GTA online?
  15. Orococco

    Is Read Dead Redemption 2 any good?

    It's the first time I've liked a Rockstar protagonist, so tooling about in the wilderness is just so much more engaging. He's not Lee Marvin, let alone something from Cormac McCarthy, but he's got a matinee scoundrel quality that I'm enjoying. I hated him in the trailers - the marketing for this looks even odder in retrospect. We'll see where they go with the story though - hoping for another big improvement on their past efforts, something that would justify the critical acclaim. All this chatter is mostly among people who haven't finished the game, me included.

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