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Took down Snake Eyes #2 last night on first try as well, felt pretty good, then I pushed my luck with Headless Ape and he took me down on the first two tries. I could have sworn you could use Finger Whistle on him and have the two fight each other, but apparently not? Seems dumb considering animals/beasts are listed in the description. So I was using fire crackers on Brown Ape, and hitting Headless with the Spear for additional posture damage, but still got caught by the terror roar and said oh well.
You can use any umbrella to protect against the roar, even the basic one. While he's roaring I usually sneak around to his back with the umbrella up, then whirlwind slash him as he comes out of it. When there isn't the second ape around anyway.
 

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You can use any umbrella to protect against the roar, even the basic one. While he's roaring I usually sneak around to his back with the umbrella up, then whirlwind slash him as he comes out of it. When there isn't the second ape around anyway.

That surprising given that it's a perilous attack, and I figured given that it's inflicting a status affect that you don't need some upgraded version of it; but I'll keep it in mind. Phase 1 barring that same roar doesn't give me any trouble, and especially using Spiral Spear (or whatever the highest form of the spear is) for the extra posture damage after it does that big heavy sword drop. It's just that they seem to group together during Phase 2 that's tough to separate Brown with firecrackers while Headless is still attacking with the extra range of the sword.
 

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That surprising given that it's a perilous attack, and I figured given that it's inflicting a status affect that you don't need some upgraded version of it; but I'll keep it in mind. Phase 1 barring that same roar doesn't give me any trouble, and especially using Spiral Spear (or whatever the highest form of the spear is) for the extra posture damage after it does that big heavy sword drop. It's just that they seem to group together during Phase 2 that's tough to separate Brown with firecrackers while Headless is still attacking with the extra range of the sword.
Yeh, lots of people think you need at least the purple umbrella for the terror, but any will do. No idea why that is.

My usual tactic is to hit headless once, and it usually makes brown charge over like a scripted event. So if you hit headless and back off quick, brown rushes over to you and causes a big gap between them. Be ready with firecrackers at the end of that rush, and that gap lets you really wail on brown.
 
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Anyone play much on the Switch and have recommendations?

I received one as a father's day gift and really like it... So far I have Kirby Star Allies and Mutant Year Zero, I like both and surprisingly really like MYZ. Surprising to me because I haven't really ever been into those types of games.
 

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Yeh, lots of people think you need at least the purple umbrella for the terror, but any will do. No idea why that is.

My usual tactic is to hit headless once, and it usually makes brown charge over like a scripted event. So if you hit headless and back off quick, brown rushes over to you and causes a big gap between them. Be ready with firecrackers at the end of that rush, and that gap lets you really wail on brown.
Yeah, that sounds like a good tactic. I've only ever fought them on NG and NG+ and always just had the 2-ape part of the fight go on FOREVER cause I wasn't using firecrackers and would basically just run around in circles until they split up naturally, and then I'd get like 2 hits on brown ape before the other one would catch up and I'd have to run around for another minute.

Today I played for another half hour, killed that dragon boss (it's easy but if you get hit by the first hit in the big combo he does you can get stunlocked to death), then died a couple times to that big spear asshole by the ashina reservoir idol. I just can't execute this fight flawlessly, I suck. When he hits you for 2/3 of your life and every hit you deflect almost fills up your posture bar, it's pretty low margin for error! I'm wondering how you're SUPPOSED to initiate the fight, too. I always just use the stealth sugar, get one deathblow on the miniboss, run onto the branch so the samurai guy with him walks off the ledge and dies, and then try to fight him. I accidentally made HIM fall off the ledge once which caused him to disappear and me having to reset the area to try again. Too bad. I guess they programmed him to disappear instead of dying when falling off cliffs, unlike demon of hatred!
 

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I have Sekiro sitting in my PO Box because it was like bucks used, and with GameStop coupons, basically free. I'm going to choose to blame SSO for this purchase.

Otherwise, I've been Twitching getting the Platinum in Cyberpunk, and after that it's a rotation between Shin Megami Tensai 3, Corpse Party, and Horizon Zero Dawn (so I can finally start Forbidden west). Even had like 7 viewers the other day!
 

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I have Sekiro sitting in my PO Box because it was like bucks used, and with GameStop coupons, basically free. I'm going to choose to blame SSO for this purchase.

Otherwise, I've been Twitching getting the Platinum in Cyberpunk, and after that it's a rotation between Shin Megami Tensai 3, Corpse Party, and Horizon Zero Dawn (so I can finally start Forbidden west). Even had like 7 viewers the other day!

Don't blame us for your wise purchase, the more I play it, the more I'm thinking it MIGHT edge it's way into being my favorite FS game. I'm thinking of doing a BB replay after I finish to see how they compare for highs/lows. I loved Yharnam on my first playthrough and the combat might be it's saving grace vs. Sekiro's parry system.
 

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Finally beat Breath of the Wild the other day. Think it's a really good game, but I still don't appreciate the weapon degrading system, storyline, or the convenience utilities locked behind the DLC. The later game is much better than the early game in my opinion, mostly due to scant tutorial or initial progression indicators. I'd give it an 8/10 I guess, really only not 10/10 because of the weapon degrading making opening chests and collecting gear pretty underwhelming. Eagerly awaiting BoTW2 next year.

Gonna try Metroid Dread next.
 

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Don't blame us for your wise purchase, the more I play it, the more I'm thinking it MIGHT edge it's way into being my favorite FS game. I'm thinking of doing a BB replay after I finish to see how they compare for highs/lows. I loved Yharnam on my first playthrough and the combat might be it's saving grace vs. Sekiro's parry system.\

I played Bloodborne again after finishing all the DS games including Souls and Sekiro (beat Orphan of Kos right before Elden Ring dropped, haven't gone back to do Ludwig/Gehrman/Moon Presence since then). I think the QOL upgrades that even DS2 has compared to it make some areas of it frustrating, and the framerate thing is REALLY jarring especially after coming from Sekiro. It feels so sluggish, and the slowdown that accompanies some kinds of the lower floors of the dungeons can be incredibly frustrating. I also felt really naked after coming from Sekiro. It felt like if you play Sekiro but take away the ability to block, the ability to parry as often and as quickly as you want, and especially the ability to actually get back out of boss range without breaking lockon and running away. I mean, it's a great game and is absolutely a masterpiece (it probably has the best level/boss visual designs of any of their games) but I think it is really starting to show its age, especially since the remasters of DS and DS2 and DeS all bumped them up to a constant 60 fps while BB often struggles to maintain 30.

I have Sekiro sitting in my PO Box because it was like bucks used, and with GameStop coupons, basically free. I'm going to choose to blame SSO for this purchase.

Otherwise, I've been Twitching getting the Platinum in Cyberpunk, and after that it's a rotation between Shin Megami Tensai 3, Corpse Party, and Horizon Zero Dawn (so I can finally start Forbidden west). Even had like 7 viewers the other day!

Have you played ANY Fromsoft games? I think Sekiro is in some ways the most intimidating of them all. I mean, it's a great game and everyone should absolutely play it, but I remember first trying it after finishing DS1/DS2/DS3/BB and it still feeling so overwhelming that I felt defeated by it by the time I'd tried fighting the first few minibosses (big samurai guy at the very start, big spear guy about an hour in, big ogre guy also about an hour in) and had to come back to it again after several months of replaying and getting platinums on all the others. Then again, if you haven't played any souls games maybe you'd be less dependent on the crutches those games had (ex grinding to outlevel areas, some overpowered builds/weapons/spells).

Also if you've played things like, I dunno, Ninja Gaiden or Bayonetta or whatever on higher diffiiculty settings it might feel easy.
 
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Took down Headless on my 2nd try tonight, I didn't realize/remember that if you kill him then you don't have to do the rest of the fight against Brown; homeboy just sits down and fades out like a true bro.
 

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Anyone play much on the Switch and have recommendations?

I received one as a father's day gift and really like it... So far I have Kirby Star Allies and Mutant Year Zero, I like both and surprisingly really like MYZ. Surprising to me because I haven't really ever been into those types of games.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is much better than Star Allies.

All the big games like Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, Bayonetta 1&2, Metroid Dread, Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8D, Link's Awakening, Animal Crossing etc

Mario and Rabbids is really good and it's sequel its coming out soon. Bravely Default 2 if you want that style of RPG.
 

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Anyone play much on the Switch and have recommendations?

I received one as a father's day gift and really like it... So far I have Kirby Star Allies and Mutant Year Zero, I like both and surprisingly really like MYZ. Surprising to me because I haven't really ever been into those types of games.
If you like action rpgs the Xenoblade games are worth checking out.
 

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Anyone play much on the Switch and have recommendations?

I received one as a father's day gift and really like it... So far I have Kirby Star Allies and Mutant Year Zero, I like both and surprisingly really like MYZ. Surprising to me because I haven't really ever been into those types of games.
Monster Hunter if you like fun action games that require a bit more depth than a DMC-style game but less than a Soulsbourne game. Highly recommend trying to the demo and seeing if it's your speed.
 

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Anyone play much on the Switch and have recommendations?

I received one as a father's day gift and really like it... So far I have Kirby Star Allies and Mutant Year Zero, I like both and surprisingly really like MYZ. Surprising to me because I haven't really ever been into those types of games.
You might like Divinity: Original Sin 2 if you like MYZ.
It's a classic RPG that plays in real-time when exploring the world, and changes to turn-based when combat starts. I don't have a Switch, but i know the Switch version got good reviews for the port.
 

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I just did the Shura ending for the second time ever. I hate it. Not just the actual ending, but the game cutting short like that. I only did it to add the One Mind combat art and the Shura gauntlett to the new save i started.
I'm immediately starting another run to get the taste out of my mouth now :lol:
 

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I've started to play DNF Duel and my god it is such a breath of fresh air compared to any other fighting game that's come out lately.
 

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I want to play Sekiro but holy shit it just sounds so exhausting. Like I platinum’d Elden ring but I out leveled anything remotely hard and summoned whenever I wanted.

This may mean I actually have to git good. And I only ever said that as a meme because the Souls’s games aren’t actually that hard lol.
 

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Looks like I'm back to multiple things on the go at a time again.

Haven't finished Golden Sun, but it seems like a long one.

I've continued my Halo journey by starting up 3 - but this time I decided I wanted to try it on PC, and I'm reminded of how playing older games on modern PCs is a fantastic way to play. It's modern enough to run without hassle, but old enough that I can run it at 4k and aaaaaaaaalmost keep up with 120hz, even with my old pre-rtx video card. (I keep the refresh at 98hz though because that's the fastest I can go without needing to use 422 subsampling.)
 

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I want to play Sekiro but holy shit it just sounds so exhausting. Like I platinum’d Elden ring but I out leveled anything remotely hard and summoned whenever I wanted.

This may mean I actually have to git good. And I only ever said that as a meme because the Souls’s games aren’t actually that hard lol.
sekiro will fucking wreck you if you don't literally git gud. Even Nioh is more forgiving ime
 

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sekiro will fucking wreck you if you don't literally git gud. Even Nioh is more forgiving ime

Bullshit. I went to Nioh after Sekiro and it punished the fuck out of me, maybe because it's an entirely different combat style, but @wankerness did as well and I don't think he pushed much further than I did.

I forgot how much Shinobi Owl sucks after the other bosses I've faced, almost had him down on an attempt earlier but ran out of spirit emblems/bad positioning on my part. Dude eats up posture.
 


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