Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by pinoy78, Mar 8, 2018.
That trip is what started this whole thing.
Finally got some headway with the power rating issue by nabbing some three stars and I rescued Link, Captain Falcon, Snake, Duck Hunt, Pichu, Olimar, and the next time I power on I'll nab inkling.
Once you understand how the Spirits system works and get a decent three star primary, the game gets so much better. Kinda wish it wasn't clunky, though - I'd like the filter to stay instead of having to set it every time I need to swap out a battle condition nullification support spirit - and the central woods area could be better marked out since what was the path to the power station did NOT look like a path I could take.
Yeah, I keep forgetting that's a thing. The game said you get better rewards for using less-than-optimal builds so that's what I've been trying to do. Though really without much of a baseline to compare it to since somehow I keep piling up skill points without even realizing it...
Yeah, that's what I ultimately ended up doing - amusingly, I ended up getting my first three star in the lava fortress or whatever purely by luck when the AI messed up and threw itself out of the ring, maxed that, then found and took out the Spring Man spirit and maxed HIM, and that was enough for me to finally start making headway on the 9000+ power levels.
Then I went in and managed to get the Metal Gear REX spirit through heavy abuse of the beam sword. Maxed REX, went off and got some stamina boosting spirits, and then finally took on Sigma again with my boosted Fox. Took like, five tries (the fact Fox's Final Smash against Sigma-Gannon does TWO DAMAGE was bullshit), but ultimately I somehow managed to absolutely cream him with 100 HP to spare.
Yeah, but the same problem applied there - my rating simply wasn't enough to overcome whatever sets the difficulty rating for the enemy through the power levels. Plus the 'lose and who knows when this spirit will come back' angle also isn't entirely welcoming since you mess up once and you don't get a chance to try again, unlike in World of Light where you can repeat ad nauseum and receive no penalties - as far as normal mode goes, haven't touched difficult since I'm struggling enough with Normal.
I've gotten Beddle and that one thief chick's shops open, but their spirits are generally one and two star. Even maxing them doesn't solve the power problem - but, again, since I've actually got some three stars maxed (Spring Man, the Fire Emblem guy from the lava fortress, REX, and one other I just got that I don't recall off the top of my head), I actually have a decent kill team I can tweak for encounters.
Fair enough. I've never actually PLAYED a Megaman X game if I'm honest, just watched YT playthroughs, so maybe he is normally that hard for Phase 1.
Just played as King K. Rool. I find it funny the way he walks. Even my parents say, "Boy, he's round."
I can't wait for the Amiibo.
I finally unlocked all of the fighters in the game!
Bowser’s downward shell attack is quite effective when it comes to the “challengers approach” events.
Everybody is out having fun unlocking all the characters.
Me? I'm just sitting here playing around with the Original 8 because I feel like it. I'm in no hurry. I want to enjoy this time before things get over crowded.
Is it just me or does the AI seem tougher compared to the previous games?
Much tougher, especially when you need to unlock a character.
Captain Falcon (trying to unlock via new challenger) has kicked my butt four times now...while I've unlocked ~four others from his first loss. lol
Hopefully i'll finally win the next time.
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Don't really care about Joker as a character. In fact I never heard of him or played the game he originated from. Hopefully I can appreciate him. Just because I never wanted K. Rool doesn't mean I don't want to play as him. In fact I think he is my favorite new character. I have no connection to K. Rool, it's really odd people did request an obsurce villian who lost relevance. But cool to see he has fans.
When I saw the trailer I thought it was a game in a whole new franchise, not a smash trailer. Also it was just a teaser with no gameplay, which isn't a bad thing.
I can imagine people going "Who is this?"
But Smash does introduce people to new franchises. Without some of these characters in Smash I think some of the characters will be irrelevant and obsurce. So be thankful for that.
We might see K. Rool in another DK game! Imagine a new 3D Donkey Kong game!
I would like to see Tails or Eggman make it into the game. What about Master Chief with Arbiter as an echo fighter? Cranky Kong? Blaziken? Gengar?
DLC costumes for characters? No one buys Mii outfits. Dr. Luigi? Mrs. Pac-Man? Evil Ryu? Akuma?
More spirits mode, I finally beat Dr. Wily and...fuck you says the game, that slow shield thing speeds up WITHOUT WARNING.
And then a rank one where it's nothing but peach running the fuck away. And I fail that because apparently running away is the new 'fighting' in a fighting game and I can't kill the bitch in time. A RANK FUCKING ONE.
I just don't understand what went wrong here. The core game is excellent, but this spirits mode bullshit is NOT FUN. And the fact you only get one shot at them before they vanish is...yeah, fuck the idea of practice against the hard ones apparently!
God I can't wait to be finished with this bullshit. If I wanted harder difficulties I would PUT IT ON DIFFICULT. Apparently they don't fucking know what "Normal" means anymore.
EDIT: and FUCK KAPPN. Seriously, his theme is just utterly horrible AND his two fights are AWFUL.
i like your perspective, although arbiter can't be an echo of master chief since their body shapes are vastly different from each other.
*sits in the corner embarrassed*
is it like the pauline spirit in "world of light" where mario W/ hammer and giant dk show up? i went with using samus, max-out M.bison with a rocket belt and Fast FS filler and AS MANY SKILLS ACTIVE THAT I COULD. rush over to peach and land a few hits, listen to when the hammer music stops. once it does, go where DK spawns and Up-B to instant-kill him. now it's entirely up to skill and RNGsus due to the possibility of the timeclock getting into mario's grimmy hands. focus on long distance shots against the cowarding singer and if time allowed, victory is at your grasp
No, it was some weird princess spirit where Wario also showed up for some reason.
And yeah, ever since getting M. Bison (who was hillariously easy to get for a rank 4) and maxing him, Spirits has gone from infuriating to actually something enjoyable since now I have ways of minimizing the bullshit where your damage output is reduced based on pure numbers. This isn't necessarily making it EASY - I legit only had 0.1 HP remaining when I used Ryu + Max M. Bison to finally defeat The Boss, that was a panic rush! - but it makes it actually a matter of simply being good instead of having to overcome legit handicaps put on you for the sake of artificial difficulty.
Welp, just hit a literal wall with the game and I think it's killed adventure mode for me. I legit can not unlock Young Link because the path you're supposed to take in the woods? I literally can stand right at the entrance and the character will not move down. I don't know what the fuck is going on but this REALLY killed the enthusiasm I had. Seriously, what the fuck Nintendo.
EDIT: You have to talk to the owl first and THEN go into the path. Ugh. What is it with Nintendo not making things clear?
Update coming soon.
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I love how Classic mode has different ‘stories’ to it, with the opponents and bosses geared to each character. A lovely touch
This will probably be released before Christmas to have a polished experience.
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