I loved how you watch her world views get spun upside down throughout the game.
That was mostly just from all the upskirt camera angles.
@Sheria A fresh game won't be as quick, as you will meet a lot of walls on your way. Be it running out of healing, ammo or stronger enemies showing up with you not having the proper gear to handle them. Also, you will not have all the abilities unlocked that just overall helps with fighting and movement. I'm also not sure how playing on easy would affect the game, as there's not that many situations that lock you into a fight that has to be done. A lot of the time saving is that I already knew where to go, what I would face and how I could easily handle or avoid what came at me.
If the map size is what's intimitading you, then I can tell you that the main story takes you to less than half of it. And most of that is traveling to an end point of the map where the story is.
If we use Howlongtobeat as an example, the main story takes on average 22 hours (16 if rushed). So it's not exactly a 30 hour commitment, unless you want it to be.
If you feel it's still too much of a hassle, there's always the option of discovering the main story through streams or videos. But I feel the story needs a little breather from time to time for it to have full effect, so just watching it all back to back isn't the best way to experience it.
If I were you, I'd just jump back in and follow the main story path and see if it feels good. If it doesn't feel fun, then you don't have to do it :)
@Sentinel-Beach The run took just under 5 hours. I was not expecting to beat it in under a sitting myself, but when you skip all the dialogue and cutscenes the game gets surprisingly short. Also new game+ starts when you're an adult, so you skip the entire child section too. So that's a little more saved time.
Also, since it was a speedrun I just kept on running past most of the enemies that I didn't need to fight. Those I had to fight still went down easily, since all my weapons were pretty much maxed out on beefy modifications. Some fights could have gone a lot cleaner, but despite my bad aim and it being a while since I played last, I still know how to properly "exploit" the weapon combinations and slow-motion. So when the muscle memory came back it went 90% smoothly. Though I could have been even stronger if I had saved my shards and excess modifications as they released those new versions as mentioned earlier.
But I guess the biggest time saver is the fact that you keep all your stash on new game+, so I had the crafting materials for almost the entire run on me or by randomly looting on the way. Only had to purchase some wire and health potions. This in combination with the skill to always summon a mount means you get around quickly.
Streamed the entire run with the PS4 share, so the quality isn't anything to brag about, but if you're curious what new game + on ultra hard looks like just take a peak at The archives.
Just finished new game+ on ultra hard. Was a fun speedrun. Didn't hurt that I was pretty maxed out on gear and mods before I started. Though they did introduce more expensive gear and weapons with 4 weapon slots that I never got to try out, since I wasted all my shards after I finished the game last time.
Only deaths I had was being one-shot by a tailswipe from a corrupted thunderjaw and a fall. Other than that ultra hard didn't really pose any challenge since the enemies still died easily. And the shield-weaver armor took most of the damage, even after they nerfed its potential a couple patches ago.
10/10 would recommend if you are beefed out and just want to wreck some machines.
Shenmue HD talk when there's no announcement or release at E3
SEGA reading twitter
Definitive Knack Vibe
Bonus: Super delayed meme
Microsoft day. That means new GIFs!
(Will update with more if I make any)
Kyle on YouTube Live at E3
Kyle being swag with the kids
Kyle having to cool himself down because he's so hot
Kyle representing Easy Allies
Amiibo integration in Skyrim? Time to Pay Up.
A good kill in a Dishonored trailer?
News so intense it fills your mind and your stomach.
When you can't believe what you're seeing, but you can't stop watching.
When you need time to reflect on what just happened.
When you hear Kyle talking about cats humping
When someone describes the perfect shadow drop and you can't handle it
I heard there was some kind of conference today. Like always it's mostly just a Huber show.
Brad and Huber CO-OP?
Drew Scanlon 2.0
Kyle giving EA an 8.4?
Some disturbing Star Wars trailer footage
A bonus non-EZA, but EA gif.
Preparing some E3 GIFs
Can you guess what situations I think these will be used for?
(Sorry about your bandwidth)
EA with their sub 30% game content
Knack 2, baby.
Did Kojima just nod at me in acknowledgement?
Star Wars during EA!
Sometimes though, they deliver what we want
and even some shadow drops from the deep shadows
and we just have to deal with it
while spreading positivity
Just in case you forgot when E3 is
Bonus: Just Brandon celebrating E3
@suplextrain For the small fee of 360 USD you can force attractive girls to stare into your eyes while they milk, and it's not creepy since it's a game! Nintendo knows you'll pay a lot for that ability. Just imagine how wonderful E3 will be now that it allows consumers to join. All those nintendo booth babes being hassled into playing 1-2 switch.
I'm wondering what their sales pitch for this console actually is, other than "play anywhere for 3 hours". They didn't go into new software or speccs, so they're not trying to sell you on better quality. Also they didn't go over why these games (mario and zelda) has to be experienced on the Switch instead of just being a game on wii-u. Also the promise of being a unified system, yet there were no examples of how handheld franchises would look like on it.
The idea of playing anywhere is great, even if it's just taking it to play in bed more reliably. Though I don't see why the Switch needed to exist other than the fact that they can get away from the wii/wii-u naming problem and charge more for their hardware again.
It will be an exciting future for Nintendo and their games, that's for sure. Just not as much information as you'd expect about the system.
After DOOM, Dishonored and Dishonored 2 there is a degree of confidence that one could say that it has potential to be a 9/10. Realisticly it could easily fall as a 7-8/10 which means it won't be the best game of 2017. It might make a lot of top 10 lists.