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  1. Empire, of all places, has a review up. Seems the DualSense is used well: https://www.empireonline.com/gaming/reviews/uncharted-legacy-of-thieves/ EDIT:
  2. The combat sandboxes and traversal definitely are a lot better in 4 and TLL but the older games are still very playable, even though the encounter design of 1 has aged a bit poorly with the limited level design and enemy waves.
  3. This is awesome. Returnal was also nominated for best boss, best narrative, best weapon, best world design and best character (which it won also). Super happy this masterpiece is getting so much recognition. Here's the full video, don't watch if you haven't completed it yet.
  4. Oh man, I can't wait for Somerville.
  5. I do indeed. It's been too long.
  6. Yes, Isshin is the best. I must say I never really tried parrying much in earlier Dark Souls games, though it is how I beat Gwyn, but I though gun parrying worked very well in Bloodborne against smaller-sized opponents like Bloodletting Beast, Orphan of Kos (one of my other all-time fave bosses) and Lady Maria. Looking forward to the new stuff in Elden Ring, especially since I haven't played the network test. Can't wait really.
  7. I don't really like Capra Demon because of how cramped that area is and I don't think the art direction is anything special either. On the other hand, I absolutely adore Abyss Watchers. Using the AI to fight each other is great and the presentation and music are phenomenal.
  8. The Demon of Hatred was definitely one of the lesser bosses, though I kinda enjoyed the challenge. Loved the Ape though and not just because of that moment. The animations of that thing were just brilliant and I liked using the grapple to evade. I actually think Sekiro might be their most consistent game in terms of boss quality, Pretty much all of them are bangers. In fact, I think From is getting better at bosses because I'd probably rank them: Sekiro -> DS3 (with DLC)-> Bloodborne (with DLC). Their first three games don't compare at all imo. Demon's had a few fun gimmicky bosses but not that many exceptional ones and DS and DS2 are very mixed at best. For every Sir Alonne, Artorias or Sif there's a Royal Rat Authority, Bed of Chaos or Capra Demon. I obviously have high hopes for Elden Ring.
  9. I don't think their bosses are ever unfair, with perhaps a very rare exception like Bed of Chaos. Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro have amazing bosses in my opinion. Two Princes, Sister Friede, Dancer of the Boreal Valley, Slave Knight Gael, Darkeater Midr, Nameless King, Lady Butterfly, True Monk, Owl, Genichiro Ashina, Guardian Ape and Sword Saint Isshin are some of the best bosses in any game, ever. Nioh's bosses are nowhere near as memorable. What is this madness.
  10. Well, let me rephrase that. The game itself would probably still be good but I would find it awful if they'd decide to cut the bosses from their games. I wouldn't be surprised if you'd ask ten people about their favourite From Soft moment, nine would mention beating boss X. They're one of the major pillars of their games.
  11. If you have a strong Rattler (I believe that's what it's called), it works well against Stormbirds after you've tied them to the ground. Stormbirds are powerful enemies though, so try tackling them when you have purple gear.
  12. Definitely invest in the Ropecaster. It's an essential tool.
  13. A From game without bosses would be awful. They make the most memorable bosses in all of gaming and that rush you get when defeating them is unrivalled. More bosses, please. Man, Sword Saint Isshin was such an amazing fight (you could stealth most of the mini bosses in Sekiro BTW)
  14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/01/19/expanse-finale-politics-international-relations/
  15. Good year for sci-fi games eh? As for Returnal's soundtrack, I can definitely recommend listening to Citadel on your headphones in bed if you want a nice jolt of existential dread before going to sleep. One of my favourite pieces isn't on the OST and it's spoilery (Biome 4) but it's one of the best moments in the game.
  16. It's cool to see all the Returnal and Housemarque love. It's a bit of an underdog story and while the game reviewed well, I think it's mostly word of mouth that is carrying the game. That it's still on the first page without hardly ever leaving it is testament to that. To go from page 1 when there was hardly any interest in it to where we are now is super cool.
  17. To add to this, I follow multiple Housemarque people on social media and while they do comment about theories and praise some of the psychoanalysis people come up with, they never outright confirm or deny any theories. They clearly want things to remain ambiguous. Also: For those who do not know, shoot statues with yellow eyes.
  18. Yeah, it's an enjoyable watch. The bit with the kitchen droids was hilarious.
  19. Returnal uses it in a far more interesting manner, as it's actually weaved into its narrative
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