Full retard difficulty spikes and yfw

Easton Brooks
Easton Brooks

AZTEC FALCON, THE FIRST BOSS OF MEGAMAN ZERO
ridiculous damage output no one under 20 years of age will realistically be able to work with before they're finished
constantly chases the player and clips you as you're even trying to dash jump past with itself or even its projectiles that don't immediately leave
completely unpredictable and relentless attacking
can't even play it safe because there's a 2 minute time limit

It's still a pretty good game from the sum of its parts despite all the bullshit and I masochistically enjoy all kinds of challenge that seem fun and intense, but this boss needs to go in a hall of fucking infamy. This is literally the hardest thing in the entire game and it's the very first mission you have to do unless you want to grind for your health upgrades.

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Wyatt Gonzalez
Wyatt Gonzalez

first boss is hardest
I actually like this.
Ninja Gaiden does it, what else?

Dylan Evans
Dylan Evans

Puyo Puyo Tetris had a lot of moments like this. I went from amateur to advanced thanks to this game.

Caleb Gray
Caleb Gray

Mission to fight a giant supertank with footsoldiers and a tank of your own
Okay
Suddenly, 3/4 way into the mission, support for the giant supertank comes in
In the form of fucking Selvaria Bles, who can shrug off gun and tank shots like its nobody's business
If you even step within her line of view you're fucking dead

Austin Miller
Austin Miller

just park your tank on her fucking head

Jonathan Price
Jonathan Price

mission directly after that
retard and his cripple waifu have to go through a dumb camp
that one enemy who has a shitton of health and wipes the floor with you
I thought I had just gotten done with the annoying shit.

Ryder Hill
Ryder Hill

Git gud

Kevin Lopez
Kevin Lopez

Valkyria Chronicles sounds lovely.

James Cook
James Cook

Aztec Falcon isn't even that bad.

Some of the later bosses in that series are far worse, ESPECIALLY if you're trying to 95%+ A/S rank the game or on hard

Jaxson Martinez
Jaxson Martinez

ridiculous damage output no one under 20 years of age will realistically be able to work with before they're finished
Nigger I was ten years old when that game came out and did just fine, if you can't beat that boss as an adult you need to step up your game.

Cooper Sanchez
Cooper Sanchez

Fucking this. Lure her near the ruins so on the incline so her FOV's limited and block her path with the tank. Just don't let her get near it's backside and she can't do anything to it.
The game's actually pretty fair for the most part. It's just this mission and the one following it kinda throw shit out of left field at you with little margin for error. Nothing that can't dealt with with the right tactics though.

Liam Butler
Liam Butler

It actually is a really lovely game.

I did git gud after that, I was just remembering my first time with it. Looking back at it now it was a hell of a difficulty spike right out of left field.

Elijah Martin
Elijah Martin

now it was a hell of a difficulty spike right out of left field.
mostly because none of your lancers have good accuracy that early in the game so shooting the guns is an absolute pain in the ass

Nathan Young
Nathan Young

Obligatory

Jeremiah Sanders
Jeremiah Sanders

The rest of Zero honestly seemed fine in comparison, just hard and really needing good reaction time. I literally didn't have near this much trouble with any other boss even before stuffing a couple Cyber-Elves.

Jaxon Young
Jaxon Young

Also, I was thinking in terms of the average Joe or Mary who likes videogames and casually picks it up for themselves or their kid while at Walmart, but for some retarded reason didn't fully specify.

People who play games, especially people who loved X, are going to naturally be more used to the shit that gets unexpectedly thrown at us and better adapt to it. When you think about target demographics for what something gets marketed towards, imagining just how rude of a surprise stages and bosses can get since anyone can buy it becomes hilarious.

Logan Collins
Logan Collins

a simple check whether player has two digits IQ
I guess you do lol.

Jack Baker
Jack Baker

Rulue kicked my ass at least once every time I fought her in 20th's story mode.

Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards

I really want to pick that back up, but I've thrown myself at that mission so many times and come so close that it stresses me out thinking about trying again.

Noah Collins
Noah Collins

Forgot pic.

Cooper Ramirez
Cooper Ramirez

What exactly is it? It's obviously nothing like Advance Wars. I just know it personally doesn't appeal to me with its aesthetic and military school setting. Not enough color bloom for my autistic ass, I guess.

And hearing a wonderful superpowered Christmas Cake gets fucked over,mwhich I hear pissed off the nips as well, does no favor.

Jeremiah Brown
Jeremiah Brown

Don't listen to those plebs user. The game's trash. It's full of scripted bullshit (without which the mission in question would be trivial, but that's far from the only time heavy scripting will kill your fun for no reason at all) and the class balance is ABYSMAL (scouts are game breaking). Nevermind the multicultural tolerance sub plots regarding some of your crew members, that's just the icing on the turd.

I once went full autist over how bad the game was, but it's been so long since I've played it that I can't recall it as accurately anymore.

Brayden Martin
Brayden Martin

he had trouble with the horseman
What a fucking casual faggot

Samuel Phillips
Samuel Phillips

How bad are we talking? Can't damage this literal god of despair in a tank boss until a unit goes Super Saiyan and curbstomps everything at Lv. ???+ levels of shit?

Tyler Campbell
Tyler Campbell

Precisely. It's absolutely ridiculous levels of bullshit, plot armor, plotline deaths, etc.

The only way it could have been worse is if they took the controller out of your hands and punished you for touching it.

Ryder Butler
Ryder Butler

Don't know what he's talking about. After a hard-fought battle against a nigh-impenetrable tank, an enemy's SSJ4 enemy jumps into the fray and starts murdering your dudes as you dash for the exit.

the multicultural tolerance sub plots
I forgot that commie shit.

Tyler James
Tyler James

Context is everything. If the challenge of a story based mission with those kinds of lore elements was to survive a brutal hopeless assault by the enemy long enough for something to kick in f
or at that point liked characters, it would be enjoyable and cathartic to turn the tables and enjoy carving a path of destruction and lights through a battlefield of grunts before being able to fight the big bad villain and boss of the battle on equal ground.

And even then, that's entirely dependent on how that's done.

Austin Scott
Austin Scott

The battle is very heavily scripted. First, a certain base will always be lost on X turn. Next, 3 glowing weak spots need to be destroyed on giant enemy boss. Then, when the 2nd is destroyed, godmode NPCs with ridiculous dmg and mobility spawn out of the blue and start killing everyone (and unless you knew where they spawn you may very well lose over half your soldiers that turn). When you break all 3 radiators you need to destroy the giant enemy boss in question with you own shitty tank and shitty anti-tank units with limited mobility that were likely already wiped out by the NPCs on steroids.

Oh fuck also I forgot the whole ranking system being based almost entirely on SPEED alone. So all tactics boiled down to scout rush with near total disregard for safety the likes of which are akin to pure suicide by any other standard. Naturally, when you use those tactics on that level, as soon as the giga niggers appear, it's already over.

If I recall correctly the plot was full of retarded shit as well. They drove a tank underwater, no one (including the enemy) had any idea of the depth of a river surrounding THE FUCKING CAPITAL OF THE INVADED COUNTRY. Anyhow, after crossing the river in the cover of morning fog (because the whole point of this was to make it a surprise, not that a fucking tank engine would give it away or anything), the fucking MC fires a flare and then when the mission starts no one even knows you crossed the river.

Everything that happens in the ruins during the giant enemy boss chapter and the surrounding ones is pants on head retarded. Three guys including the unit's CO walk into some fucking ruins that they have every reason to suspect are occupied by enemy forces with no backup or anything. Then, the enemy's head honcho, as in the general of the fucking army, appears. This smug motherfucker literally walks up to our merry gang of fuccbois (literally to stabbing distance) and has a dandy little dialogue with them. Of course no one even bats an eye or anything, they don't attack, call for reinforcements, or anything like that. The whole game is plagued by this abysmal writing.

Scripted events like the tank fight draw attention to that awful fucking script. Someone in your crew thankfully dies later on and there's nothing you can do about it, even though she's surrounded by your crew and they're capable of first aid, which is a game mechanic. If you watch the cutscene in question you'll be thankful she died and will be wishing everyone else did as well.

Man I know the game was full of bullshit and I wish I could muster up my memories, but I don't think I can do its bullshit justice with these blanks.

Ryder Richardson
Ryder Richardson

Thumper, 6-omega boss.
Rhythm-based game
As in you're going to identify most obstacles by sight but clearing them makes a rhythm so you learn patterns through the game
That boss is all about being completely off-key
You have to rely on sight and nothing else
Every wave of four has a similar pattern but with one or two beats to throw you off
It's set up so any missed beat kills you

Easton Watson
Easton Watson

For some reason the Z Saber did 3 or less damage a lot of the time for me and it was at fucking Lv. 3 and I made sure I was hitting the head or back.

Jayden Miller
Jayden Miller

I'm here to make you suffer

Evan Long
Evan Long

Lel, you've now made me hate that game.

Wyatt Ortiz
Wyatt Ortiz

By unmodified car they mean non race ones, you can still plop parts on a car and have it run this race, in fact you really fucking want race tire.
Or be a fagget and use the LeMans NSX-R

Luis Morales
Luis Morales

I know, but there's always that faggot sanic fast ZZ3 getting away.

Kayden Bailey
Kayden Bailey

git gud, faggot
Aztec Falcon is a piss easy boss; holy shit is this your first megaman game?
as for embed related, now that's some fucking bullshit
I heard a rumor that Phoenix Magnion was originally gonna be the final boss of MMZ2 but they changed it

Jacob Thompson
Jacob Thompson

Say what you will about Heatnix, you're meant to cheese the stage with giga attacks and shit.
But this fucker's stage.
God damn

Benjamin Flores
Benjamin Flores

Come to think of it Phoenix has information he really shouldn't be privy to, nobody else (up to and including Zero himself) really knows about his past while Phoenix is summoning up phantoms of Bit, Colonel, Agile and Vile. I could buy his being the final boss.

Xavier Green
Xavier Green

The game's trash. It's full of scripted bullshit
The only missions that have scripted encounters are the ones at the end with Alica in Valkyria mode or the missions where the Valkyria with fat tits appears.
and the class balance is ABYSMAL
Unless you have knowledge of the map, Alicia's potential that resists crossfire or an equivalent, or advanced scouts good luck with just deploying scouts
Nevermind the multicultural tolerance
he actually is siding with the Jewish Valkyria and thinks the Darcens are the jews of the game
oy vey

Landon Russell
Landon Russell

FUCK.

THIS.

GUY.

Liam Jackson
Liam Jackson

Ninja Gaiden does it
it's like you've never fought any version of Alma before

Levi Scott
Levi Scott

Sounds like something a Darcen would say.

Christian Edwards
Christian Edwards

He's the first true boss that will fuck you up if you're not prepared.

People say Hino-enma was the spike, but she's honestly easy as hell.

Another spike would be Muneshige; he's your first real human duel.

Camden Reyes
Camden Reyes

Every hit eats a sizable chunk of your health
Will constantly knock your characters unconscious
Don't have magic yet, so can't use that as a crutch

Xavier Martin
Xavier Martin

The tutorial in the witcher 2, rest of the game is easy with the exception of the first leto fight. Truly amazing how they managed to make the tutorial the hardest part of the game

Parker Rivera
Parker Rivera

No, I've beaten the first 3 X games, ZX Advent and Zero 4 and 1.

I still don't know what people are talking about. Yes, he has a handful of attacks. From my experience, he still clips you easily by changing direction as you're jumping over him or dodging another attack and he'll suddenly jump towards you or send quick pulses of lightning that likely hit you if used after he sticks rods in the floor and wall.

All of the Mavericks were enjoyable and had reasonable difficulty and predictability. All 4 Guardians were fun and a cakewalk compared to this, especially Harpuia. Copy X was fun and not hard to dodge and his final form was also frantically enjoyable to outspeed. No boss gave me as much trouble as Aztec Falcon.

Also really looking forward to fighting this guy.

Brandon White
Brandon White

ZX Advent
Didn't play ZX
get the fuck away from me casualfag

Thomas Thompson
Thomas Thompson

I played it first because I wanted to save ZX for later, which I already loved just from trying out without saving and getting Model ZX. I completely hated Advent and knew I made the right choice from what I tried out and felt bored with the entire time. Also hated the music except for Grey's theme, Ashe's theme, Mysterious Lab, Prometheus & Pandora and Albert himself off the top of my head.

One of the most dissatisfying games I've ever played in every single way.

Dylan Watson
Dylan Watson

How do the Zero and ZX games differ from X anyways?
I do recall having plans to marathon them since I was on a MM marathon and those two series are the ones I hadn't played it, but my controller broke just around the time I finished X8

Cooper Price
Cooper Price

casualfag
Well, they're easier than Zero anyway.

Zero is more focused on melee combat and moves at a slightly faster pace than X did, especially from X4 onwards.

Brayden Cook
Brayden Cook

Oh shit the psx trilogy is my favorite
I have to get a decent controller.

Juan Butler
Juan Butler

ZX is more difficult than all of the Zero games except 2
In terms of difficulty:
Z2<ZX<Z1<Z3<Z4

Jose Anderson
Jose Anderson

Zero is thematically centered around melee and the series expects you to git gud with the Z Saber.

ZX is more along the lines of that, but seemingly slower pace and more of a return to using the Buster.

Oliver Foster
Oliver Foster

Is the controller they advertise on the back of the actual case itself any good or just a straight up lie?

Wyatt Clark
Wyatt Clark

Please nigga, ZX is basically like the Zero games
Using the buster is more of an handicap if you aren't using Model X

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

You put the signs the wrong way you sperg.

Oh shit the psx trilogy is my favorite
If you enjoyed playing X4 as Zero there's a good chance you'll like the Zero series.

Colton Rivera
Colton Rivera

You put the signs the wrong way you sperg.
just noticed it, sorry senpai
I should really stop masturbating four times a day

Isaiah Wood
Isaiah Wood

Model ZX alone is definitely more fun that anything in the entirety of Advent and you get the cathartic joy of uniting X and Zero's power at the real start of the game in what's basically a "have fun" successor sequence. I saved the actual intended trilogy for after beating Zero 4 because I absolutely hate the change to home base and overall smaller feeling game and it was never supposed to exist in the first place like X6 and it shows in all the differences between it and Zero 3 aside from finishing off Weil and laying the groundwork for a bright future.

And you're never fapping enough until the dick says so.

Justin James
Justin James

The past is known in MMZ, it's just not publicly known. Neo Arcadia keeps records of the past in a library. Elpizo discovered them, which is why he defected. This is covered in the drama tracks. Translation never ever.

Robert Perez
Robert Perez

It's because humans are the only really challenging opponents in the game and the prologue has the highest density of them, all the monsters are homogeneous encounters of either weak fodder or slow shit that telegraph massively while humans mix crossbow guys with shields and longswords that each require different approaches.

Julian Myers
Julian Myers

Another spike would be Muneshige; he's your first real human duel.

And bullshit one at that. This is when the game checked my skill and made me resort to understanding pathfinding regarding AI distance and obstacles around me, and to gain an understanding of AI reactions based on certain criteria. Seriously. I had to play that fight maybe 30 times, and the only reason I won was because I figured out parry and riposte properly due to that fight alone.

Muneshige is bullshit. He's fast, has infinite stamina, is much larger than you, therefore more reach, an assload of health, has reactions to attacks that are faster than your recovery out of said attacks, does an assload of damage, and has a move set that you could only dream of having that early in the game.

It severely soured me on the game for quite a while until I played it for another region and realized things were A-okay until they started throwing two tengu at you at a time. Man, fuck that game sometimes.

Wyatt Baker
Wyatt Baker

Don't have magic yet, so can't use that as a crutch

It's not even really a crutch. The sprite and the girl are at their best potential when they get their magic, and without it, they're just extremely shitty fighter characters.

Secret of Mana is full of plenty of bullshit moments like that. The combat system is broken at its core with enemies that have invulnerability briefly after being hit, but damage being queued on your characters as you're hit, and frequently stunned, nevermind the ally AI being absolute trash. Let's not forget that the North American community didn't know how to get the last seed to fully power the Mana Sword without the use of Game Genie or a glitch for 15 or so years.

Evan Gray
Evan Gray

Let's not forget that the North American community didn't know how to get the last seed to fully power the Mana Sword without the use of Game Genie or a glitch for 15 or so years.

Explain.

Christopher Price
Christopher Price

More like it expects you to know how to play the game. Most people say you need to grind in RPGs but it turns out most people simply don't utilize all their tools and make stupid decision in battle. Essentially they're not learning how to actually play and will try to brute force everything with just healing and spamming their strongest attacks with no thought of resource management. I have a feeling Final Fantasy taught people all these bad habits. But watching people made me realize why so many hate turn based combat and want so many Action RPGs. They actually have to think and can't rely on reflexes while also having stats carry them through their mistakes.

Once you know the timing of the ball throw he's pretty damn easy.

This game throws a ton of annoying shit at you that's unavoidable. It comes to the point it might as well be a turn based RPG.

Nathaniel Thompson
Nathaniel Thompson

lonesome road
hey let's spam enemies that aren't reqarding to kill and drop heavy loot you can't carry
also hurr all comissaries draw from the same deposit so if you run out of ammo you're fucked
that DLC is being very unfun so far , what do ?

Isaiah Thompson
Isaiah Thompson

Make your weapon oneshot everything

Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards

But at that same time action RPGs offer more agency from the player and if you get your ass kicked, it's because you didn't dodge attacks well enough and didn't attack enough. That's why I like them. I hate sitting around waiting to take turns with characters with weapons and numbers in fantasy settings instead of strategically commanding units or better yet monsterbros with lore explanation like programs or magic chess because I feel like I'm missing out on more enjoyable fighting the game could offer.

Matthew Wright
Matthew Wright

it almost always does (battle rifle) but i feel like i have no bloody ammo at all so im stuck with pumping the enemies with sleepytime

Christian Harris
Christian Harris

battle rifle and sleepytime

user why. What level are you and why did you drop caps on Sleepytime?

Brody Watson
Brody Watson

I found hanumachine and its niglets worse, ganesha's e. honda slap was annoying too for doing nothing but wasting your time.
You can still cheese the fight by attacking with charge attacks and using the pistol as sub weapon to trigger his counter attacks.
memedor

Robert Robinson
Robert Robinson

I like both but it really depends on how a game handles them. Like Tales of Symphonia has some pretty boring combat for an Action RPG. For something like Demon's Soul and Nioh could work just fine with no RPG elements and a balanced progression system that doesn't rely on levels. Hell it can be like Devil May Cry and you upgrade your weapons/styles after/before every stage. Though I did love Tales of Graces F. Game is way too fun with friends.

As for turn based RPGs, it feels more like I'm solving a puzzle. The enemy is throwing a variety of problems at me and I must get through them with the tools I have. The higher your level the less severe your problems are. The better your build is the more tools you have for certain situations. So beating a hard boss in a turn based game feels like solving a difficult puzzle.

Juan Robinson
Juan Robinson

You can still cheese the fight by attacking with charge attacks and using the pistol as sub weapon to trigger his counter attacks
Yeah,if he wasn't FUCKING teleporting all the time
I've played all the four Zero games more than 5 times and my consensus is that nigger is the hardest boss in the franchise

Angel Wilson
Angel Wilson

hanumachine is piss easy if you're not doing a non-elemental run
A charged saber equipped with electric elemental chip will stop that nigga right in his tracks and cancel whatever action he was doing

Joseph Reed
Joseph Reed

When I think of "Tales" as a series I want to see more "shovelware" at least like I solely think of Abyss, Vesperia and Xillia. Nice big open scenery to run around and dodge or prepare attacks or carefully keep distance between the big bad boss and with your party that needs support.

I was honestly let down when I found out Hyperdimension Neptunia wasn't like this at all and it killed my interest in the franchise entirely with the colorful designs and cyber themed transformations.

Jacob Smith
Jacob Smith

why

William Moore
William Moore

I got you bro youtu.be/8x2ZzMo2UdE

Owen Sanders
Owen Sanders

Dante from Devil May Cry 4 featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series

Camden Wilson
Camden Wilson

Dante was hard, but fair. Focus on cleverly chaining into Devil Bringer in Devil Trigger and you'll beat him before he does you.

Mason Murphy
Mason Murphy

decide to fix my controller
let's redo the psx trilogy one last time before doing zero
those bosses
God fucking damn why are the X games so good? For all their flaws they still manage to make me love every single second of gameplay.

Matthew Cooper
Matthew Cooper

I'll be honest, I tried playing X4 a few days ago. It was fine up until I picked that fire level. The boss handed me my asshole, and nothing I did seemed to do any better. Is there a fundamental thing I'm missing? Most of my experience is with the Zero games and the SNES X games, but I didn't think it would be this different.

Lucas Taylor
Lucas Taylor

Magma Dragoon? It should be a simple matter of avoiding his projectile patterns, the only attack that's hard to avoid consistently is the meteor shower. If he's really giving you a hard time I believe it's the only fight in the game where you can wear Ride Armor into the boss room.

Colton Stewart
Colton Stewart

Magma Dragoon is pretty easy on X, just kite like a motherfucker and don't forget you can dash under his high hadoken.
As Zero it's a bit harder since you can't really kite him that well. My strategy is try and dodge as much as possible while air slashing as much as possible. It works for nearly every attack besides his shoruken which almost always clips me, but it works anyways.

Bentley Williams
Bentley Williams

I still don't know why X is so fucking good. It has countless hours and days of replayability for their diverse stages, bosses and upgrades on top of the great, versatile control and movement with the dash mechanic.

Ayden Fisher
Ayden Fisher

I'll give it another shot, thanks. I really want to get through the series eventually.

Asher Phillips
Asher Phillips

Using Ride Armor sounds like a bitch out to me, personally. I'm looking forward to a actual fucking duel as Zero and hopefully X with something more physical.

If they allow you to bring it with you, that has to speak volumes about the challenge.

Brody Gutierrez
Brody Gutierrez

Sleepytime is the best and earliest way to murder casino employees and grab their gear to sell. If you're doing the optimal start with 8 luck, it's not a huge chunk out of your savings.

Unless you're literally still in the starting bunker, you've already missed two sniper rifles, which outdo your battle rifle solidly. You should also be selling off your fully-repaired nailguns to buy something useful. If you're too low-level, kill the Gomorrah cash room guard and take his riot shotgun, which will do you fine until you hit the deathclaws. Also, satchel charges are the best mines in the game, pound for pound.

Thomas Gray
Thomas Gray

died twice to colonel
as Zero
Is it possible to die of shame?
Zero's a bit hard to play in X than I remember, mainly because I want to go fast and I find myself using nothing but the spinning slash, but I also want to be stylish and use the other weapons too.
Does Zero play exactly the same in MMZero or is he more fleshed out there?

Dylan Howard
Dylan Howard

ALso I wanted to ask if there are any decent romhacks for x4, x5 or x6.

Cameron Stewart
Cameron Stewart

Magnon stands perfectly still in the center of the stage doing nothing almost indefinitely if you don't attack him. He only teleports once an attack comes his way, and he will only teleport twice, the moment you attack him, and once again after he finishes his attack to return to the center of the stage.
I'm not even good at megaman games and I can't even s-rank any of the zero games on normal, let alone hard, and I'm pretty sure magnon is by far the easiest boss in the series to fight (at least without element chips, since with element chips you can stunlock half the bosses to death right off the bat so technically they're easier)

Wyatt Howard
Wyatt Howard

You are likely right about Final Fantasy being partly responsible, as I think they are the ones who have bosses being immune to debuffs. Its generally the smaller franchises, at least smaller in the west, that allow debuffs to be used against bosses. Nocturne just works on opposite logic of most rpgs of the type since unwise leveling is a detriment, and honestly, that type of thing would work better with enemy models on the map, rather than random encounters. And what do you have left when you get rid of buffs and debuffs in that kind of game?

Luis Long
Luis Long

playing Doom on hardest
it's mildly challenging
put on Brutal Doom, play it on hardest
die a few times here and there
put Maps of Chaos on top of it
it took like 30 attempts to beat the first level
the second level was even harder

Jayden Baker
Jayden Baker

actually enjoying deus ex machina staple
What a nigger.

Colton Ross
Colton Ross

Execution is what I focus on. It doesn't have to be an asspull so much as something that actually had buildup like something growing through effort or spirit.

Oliver Turner
Oliver Turner

Zero plays way faster in MMZ

Carter Morales
Carter Morales

X looks much more speed focused to me. Probably the difference between PS1 and GBA power that makes things less chaotic and fast paced in terms of battlefields and bosses.

Connor Bailey
Connor Bailey

Hold on to your ass when you get to E2M8

Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey

if you have maxed out armor and health you cannot hope to survive more than 3 hits
if you have no armor and health is less than 100 then most monsters will end you instantly if the attack connects
you have to fight anywhere between 5 and 50 monsters at a time
if you fall for an ambush you have no chance of survival
And then there's faggots who think Souls games are hard.

Adam Clark
Adam Clark

second boss after a piss easy first one
have to hit the head which is invulnerable to projectiles and only reachable after a rare attack
barely have any time to damage him because climbing up takes a while
stay on for too long and you get hit for a third of your max hp at that point and possibly followed up by the first attack for the same damage
becomes almost impossible to hit with melee in the second phase
Thank god you can fight some bosses out of order, but even as the fifth boss this guy is an asshole.

Caleb Bennett
Caleb Bennett

Fanboys of that shit game tell you that you're supposed to get fog breath for him. To get fog breath, you buy a particular magatama from a particular store and then grind with it until it gives you the fog breath skill. The game doesn't tell you that that particular magatama will give you that skill until you've already bought it and leveled it up enough to be one level below giving that skill. IIRC it doesn't even tell you what the skill does until you've already overwritten another of your skills with it. The game doesn't tell you that an evasion fuckery boss is coming up. Hell, if I'm not mistaken you can't even relearn a skill from a magatama if you've already learned and overwritten it or declined it; you have to learn or ignore it when that magatama reaches the right level.

To know ahead of time that you have to buy a particular item and grind it enough to give a particular skill to deal with a boss mechanic you have no idea is coming up (and that still relies on RNG like the rest of that shit game) is what Nocturne fanboys consider to be "gitting gud". They shit on people for not going through the game with a fucking guide. I've never even heard of them suggesting a way other than fog breath, but even if there are other good methods it's the same shit: you're expected to know ahead of time how to build to deal with a boss that you don't know is coming. To say that these people are beyond stupid is an understatement.

Dominic Kelly
Dominic Kelly

I'd say you have some good points, but this is press turn. You don't need to know an evasion boss is coming to know sukukaja is something you want at all times.

Adam Moore
Adam Moore

Fog Breath takes up WAAAAAY too much MP anyway, if you take it, your guy can basically only use that and nothing else, gimping you out of a healer, and since Matador can just negate it with Red Capote anyway, you're literally way better off with the basic Sukunda and Sukaja to reduce and increase evasion. On top of that you need to pack Dekaja and demons that can actually do good damage, and since Fog Breath basically takes up enough MP for two goes, your dude is basically limited to basic attacks and low accuracy physicals outside of passing your turn, using them can cost you the fight.

So you either overgrind over a shitty huge amount of time, or you learn to fuse your fucking demons and actually prepare for a fight. That shit doesn't teach you to pack Fog Breath, that's a beginner's trap, that shit is telling you to get your monsters in order.

Jordan Reyes
Jordan Reyes

.>>13264393
all that first paragraph
Non-retard just have inugami in their party by that point whether because he knows it's the best choice or because he experiments with the game systems.

"B-but how am I supposed to know I need that guy"
Well an non-retard will just recruit fucking everything and try to fuse fucking everything and obviously uncover the skills on demons in general because you canyou can more easily reset to something you like in case you fuck up, and that's if you refuse to just reload a save to begin with..

Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones

So is Shin Megami Tensei actually monster taming unlike Persona, which is character and relationship focused?

I really want to try out the series, but I also need to know if Atlus shits anything up.

Aiden Hall
Aiden Hall

faggots complaining about matador

this is the worst meme. I beat him on my third try. he's challenging, but you can adapt and beat him. Uzume gets mazan (which he is weak to) and media, and possibly a buff spell depending on what you used in fusion.

More like it expects you to know how to play the game
… but it turns out most people simply don't utilize all their tools and make stupid decision in battle
This, entirely.

Pretty sure Inagumi gets fog breath but you don't even need it. debuffing too hard encourages an early red capote and iirc inagumi was weak to Matador's attacks.

You want the sekrit technique, faggot? it's fucking try harder holy shit

Levi Lopez
Levi Lopez

le adapt meemee

Juan Morris
Juan Morris

iirc inagumi was weak to Matador's attacks.
He is but he uses force more rarely than his physical attacks so it's not that bad.

Austin Williams
Austin Williams

He's really just poorly designed since the only safe way to do the fight involves sitting and waiting for huge stretches of time for him to do a chain punch while he's to the right which can take forever, and then yeah the second phase is basically just a DPS race because of those retarded steam vents. In general I think most of the bosses in La Mulana are designed pretty poorly with a lot of their attacks having heavy RNG elements and long waiting periods.

Jace Wright
Jace Wright

The game is a recreation of "fuck you" difficult MSX games, and the original mother fight or how you have to escape through Mulbruk's place in the remake make this pretty clear. That said, I don't remember large waiting periods from many other bosses. Bahamut maybe if he uses that fucking fireball attack three times in a row, but the others can be attacked safely almost all the time.

Jose Allen
Jose Allen

It's not retarded to only recruit monsters you like because you'd have no interest to do so otherwise.

Isaac Torres
Isaac Torres

The difficulty curve running into these guys if you have no prior knowledge of the game is like trying to climb Mt. Everest on a unicycle. In a blind play through, almost no one is going to get Dragon Kick for free, or have enough money to buy it.

Carter Lopez
Carter Lopez

I dont know how but I somehow managed to beat those fags blind on my first playthrough.
I quit at the 3rd level though

Jace Morales
Jace Morales

I was expecting something extraordinary after OP's wailing, but that just looks like a standard X-style boss fight. Boomer Kuwanger is more intimidating.

Juan Perez
Juan Perez

You can just use shurikens or the gun if you're that impatient, holy shit. The faceplate has a very specific hitbox for projectiles, but it's hardly immune to them.
The fastest way by far to kill him is with the knife, which you can spam at his face like a machinegun, if you're not shit at judging exactly where the hitboxes are. Then again, I expect if you tried you'd just cry about how "unfair" it is because you're too shit to judge the hitboxes and keep walking into his face.

Git gud until you can beat it flawlessly - only then will anyone give a fuck about your crying.

Owen Green
Owen Green

Boomer Kuwanger wasn't at all hard and was actually predictable for me to an extent as far as "don't let him teleport on you or grab you".

I still don't know how people had no problem, especially that videos with no upgrades to the Z Saber. I know for a fact my experience was his AI reacting faster than I could and didn't take as much damage from each slash.

Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson

vanilla doom is pretty fucking hard on nightmare/uv-fast difficulties

Luis Carter
Luis Carter

you're either bullshitting or are probably a save state scummer
embed related is how an fight with that boss goes if you've got average skills and have played more than one MMZ game

Joshua Phillips
Joshua Phillips

Difficulty spikes, right?

Tiberium Wars
GDI Campaign (fuck you Noddies)
Alexandria mission
Nod's got an EMP device which they use every so often
Waves upon waves of troops
For some reason the Mammoth Tanks are not as powerful as it once was…and the railgun upgrade costs a whooping 5000 bucks..after spending 4000 for a tec lab
Tiberium resources are limited..and Nod sends their Stealth Harvesters to your Tiberium fields

That's not enough
Croatia
First off, on low power so have to redirect power between turrets based on what the Noddies sent
Sounds easy enough…and then the Rocket Troopers stayed out of your turrets sights and takes potshots at said turret
Next up, having to bail out your MCV because Obelisk of Light took out escorts
Still have to contend with waves and waves of troops attacking the base.

Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones

VC2…Fuck you Baldren.

Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas

It's more putting up with monsters' shit to get them on your payroll and then getting autistic with building the right demons with the right skills and the right resistances.
It's not absolutely required, you can also get the most powerful demons at face value and get by, but really going full 'tism can break the games in half.
The problem with matador is more that he was a bonus boss for the redux edition (the only one the west saw) and he shows up for your Sukukaja exam in the middle of a completely nondescript corridor. He isn't impossible if you already went full accuracy to take advantage of the press turn system, but he definitely does feel like gratuitous bullshit.

Christian Gomez
Christian Gomez

He's easy on Devil Hunter but a fucking pain in the ass on DMD

Brandon Scott
Brandon Scott

Jungle Joyride in Sonic Unleashed, but it was a good warmup for Eggmanland

Christian Stewart
Christian Stewart

I don't understand what you're trying to prove here, he charged the z-saber while using the pistol to proc the teleport, than countered him with the charged saber, if he was willing to clear it much slower he would have had plenty of time to complete his charges properly and wait out the lava streams while magnon just watched him stand around in the centre.
Maybe the issue is that I was so incredibly bad at the games at first I had to fight every boss dozens of times to beat them, so a boss that lets you stand still and think about what to do next was easier for me than a boss like the snakeman or the panther that just keep attacking you until you stop sucking. From there it still remains the easiest boss for me even now because once you know his pattern there's little room for suprises like snakeman deciding to hover in the middle of the stage instead of trying to grab you, just as you get caught on a part of the wiggling platform and jump to get over it, or the panther deciding to do the electrify attack causing you to bump into him as he moves to the center of the train, insstead of him jumping right over you.
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For reference the first time I beat the electric panther I had to resort to using the gap in between the trains to hide from him and pop out to use charge shots, which I had grinded to max level using only the intro stage, I was that terrible. Perhaps you're a half decent player so you cleared every boss on your first or second try, meaning that exploiting magnon's ai wasn't as apparent to you as it was to me, giving the impression that it was a more difficult boss.

Owen Gomez
Owen Gomez

It's almost like basing character progression on time investment is bad design.

Robert Harris
Robert Harris

Blade Wolf in Metal Gear Rising
Except this is a case where the difficulty spike is necessary for you to really have fun in the game. Learning to parry is essential.

Is there any case where a difficulty spike has actually been beneficial?

Evan Peterson
Evan Peterson

On the subject of Megaman Zero, I actually really fucking love the Shield Boomerang. I understand why everyone hates it and thinks it's shit, but it's defensive offense strategy and tactical wait-and-see charging implementation of the weapon presses all my buttons.

I just wish it could do even more. Like maybe even absorbing energy shots and building up power for a burst that momentarily deactivates it to reboot.

I love the idea behind Blade Wolf's boss design. Just genius.

Joseph Richardson
Joseph Richardson

Trust me the Ride Armor helps as you can tank the shit out of his attacks whilst dishing it out. On average before the ride armor blows up The Boss should at least be at half health and if you have Storm Owl's ability the fight is just a breeze. Just be sure you avoid getting smacked with his attacks.

John Jackson
John Jackson

I absolutely love Doom, but I can't call it hard without gameovers.

Daniel Sanders
Daniel Sanders

Blade Wolf's who execution is pure art. The music symbolizes him and the fight so well, how he appears, and how he summons the grunts is exquisite. The battle teaches you as well as hiding itself from it being a tutorial from the difficulty. On higher difficulty with upgraded everything it's a breeze but

TIME TO LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIND

Alexander Cruz
Alexander Cruz

Maybe you use quicksaves too, you filthy casual?

Jeremiah Bell
Jeremiah Bell

No, I literally can't fail at the game because enemies retain the same health and I hate that. Why aren't I at least forced to start the stage over after a number of times?

At least, that's my impression from BFG Edition.

Evan Peterson
Evan Peterson

Nigger I was referring to the original Doom, not the piss easy dogshit that was Doom 3 & 4. In the original doom you start the whole level over if you die.

Brandon Butler
Brandon Butler

this game was pretty interesting, but i feel like i missed some trick when fighting this guy, the shooting sections really dragged on

Edge was really fun although easy to cheese

Brayden Parker
Brayden Parker

You know if you're at S-rank when fighting all the bosses they get a special move.

Nolan Foster
Nolan Foster

Also ZX's omega is fucking brutal

Jeremiah Ross
Jeremiah Ross

Not exactly on topic, but because I had a pirate-friendly PS1, Spyro 3 threw some odd curveballs at me. The second boss was the hardest in the game by a huge margin, and he didn't have an intro cutscene. He was the only part of the game that activated the antipiracy system so he had something like triple the health, twice the speed, and the things you needed to actually hit him almost never spawned, and all of his attack patterns involved extra attacks, making them even longer.

I got to these fuckers and they jumped down and I immediately got sent to a cutscene where they instantly killed me.

Start the whole level over without ammo or weapons, you mean.

Ayden Parker
Ayden Parker

No, I played Doom from the BFG Edition and every time I died I just lost my weapons and started at the beginning. All the enemies were still dead or didn't even regain health.

I'm really hoping the original wasn't like that or it's just restricted to co-op. Where's the intensity and feeling of challenging danger aside from not wanting to lose your beloved shotgun otherwise? I love Doom and hate that I apparently can't lose in it.

Luke Miller
Luke Miller

I was hoping there'd be a lot more shit blowing up and maybe even some combos thrown in you can't escape like how Fefnir can launch you into the air then blast you down.

It's a fucking secret boss. I want to get ripped apart as flashily and stylish as possible with raw weapon skill or imaginatively combining while retaining enough health to accept defeat for that attempt, take my hands off and at least enjoy watching the fireworks.

Does Bayonetta's optional boss scratch that kind of itch?

Isaiah Wright
Isaiah Wright

not hard, just requires grinding for uzume (or something else, I can't remember)

Nathan Collins
Nathan Collins

Thanks for answering. I somehow completely missed this.

Tyler Sullivan
Tyler Sullivan

I know, I was just trying to show that faggot how difficult a boss Phoenix Magnion is; as in the player is a pro and finishes the fight before it even starts
I'm not saying Phoenix Magnion is unbeatable, I'm just saying it is such an increase in difficulty that it seems unfair
There is no strategy against him unless you attack him in the middle of his attacks
but muh charged electric saber
that where it gets a little bit easier but still it's difficult as the guy has a 50 chance of avoiding your attack
also, it's infuriating on hard ode because you can't you charged attacks so no elemental attacks

Wyatt Phillips
Wyatt Phillips

He seems to move pretty fast. Can't you just carefully jump over everything that isn't that lava attack?

inb4 hypocrite
The reason Aztec Falcon kept kicking my ass is I swear he wouldn't stop suddenly changing direction and jumping just as I was trying to do just that or leaping at the exact same wall or side of the stage I was currently dodging attacks.

Leo Anderson
Leo Anderson

He actually flinches even without a charged attack. He's the only boss that does so. You can even see it in the video posted, where the player is playing on hard (or at least is using the proto-form, which is effectively the same thing).
The only really pro thing he does there is consistently land the saber hit while jumping over the tracking charge attack instead of using the ledge to get over it. Every single attack that magnon does is extremely simple, his attacks are simply designed to be mis-directing and confusing, however take away the parlor tricks and the core mechanics of fighting him are incredibly simple. There is definitely no '50% chance of avoiding your attacks' unless you're referring to the four clones attack, in which the real body always flickers noticeably just before he attacks. I don't really see how he's a difficulty spike any more than any of the other first four bosses, but I guess any of the first four would be considered a spike in difficulty after the stage one scorpion boss.

Liam Parker
Liam Parker

Iudex gundyr

Alexander Jones
Alexander Jones


you don't know shit, faggot
from your posts I can see that you must have played the game years ago and also on level F via savestatescumming
Try playing it again and see for yourself

Jaxon Richardson
Jaxon Richardson

I got F just for getting 2 little health upgrades and getting a Sub Tank. At that point I just decided to get another one.

Isaac Wood
Isaac Wood

save state scumming on a mega man game
save state scumming in general
Why?

Brody Peterson
Brody Peterson

beat megaman x, x2, x3
but cant beat hardly any boss in x4
x4 was my first megaman game and the fact i got my ass kicked so hard as a kid makes me fucking tremble now and flub the bosses
the boss fights legit get me sweating

what the fuck

Jace Gonzalez
Jace Gonzalez

t. casul

Hudson Russell
Hudson Russell

Please find a cold pack for your inflamed buttocks and consider if you really need to insist on projecting your insecurities about savescumming onto others.
I played the game originally on gba quite some time ago, and replayed it through the jap nds compilation version (through select mode and not marathon mode of course), which I keep with me and still play occasionally (I really liked mmz2 and I'd like to clear hard mode on S rank some day). I also have a vc inject that I can playthrough if you don't believe select mode on the ds compilation is proof enough.
Whatever the case I just played the stage starting with an s-rank right now and I can confirm that he stands still for at least a whole minute (I didn't feel like waiting any longer would be meaningful) as long you don't either a: attack him or b: stand too close to him. I also confirmed that standard saber attacks (I forgot to test for buster shots) will stagger him out of any of his attacks except for the flaming charge (and of course the A+ rank move where he's completely invincible) and cause him to teleport back to the center. Honestly even if you don't just interrupt him he leaves himself open and vulnerable for like 2-5 seconds after most of his attacks. I only got a 94 though, so it wasn't an s-rank clear.
I don't think that magnon is an easy boss but it's not like it's a huge spike in difficulty unless you pick him first out of the first four stages, which would be somewhat unlikely since he isn't positioned at either edge of the stage select list and again, any of the first four bosses is a difficulty spike compared to the first stage.

Ryan Baker
Ryan Baker

Getting used to the ps1 games is harder, considering how tighter the level design is and how bigger X's sprite is.

Brody Richardson
Brody Richardson

What does that even mean? I just have more than one save file for if I want to go back and enjoy certain sections, cutscenes and bosses of the game.

Adrian Morales
Adrian Morales

Fucking hilarious. Come on, just analyze their patterns and look for openings while dodging.

Sebastian Walker
Sebastian Walker

I'm talking about saving and reloading like you're playing Kaizo Mario or something.

Aaron Martinez
Aaron Martinez

Doing a KMS run on level Die and goddamn these guys are a nightmare. I always end up just having to get lucky with item spawns. Seriously, it's the first boss, why'd they make it a dual boss? Fighting 2 guys at once in this game is always so much harder than 1. It's also the only boss with an enemy gauntlet you have to get through first.

Ayden Anderson
Ayden Anderson

Who even does that? You run out of lives, you go back to the start of the overworld anyways.

The only thing I'd save state for would be if I was trying to make a TAS video.

Aiden Flores
Aiden Flores

The shield boomerang its alright, at least its not mobility spear/chain/tonfa that are only useful against specific enemies.

Benjamin Gomez
Benjamin Gomez

Triple Rod and Chain Rod could have been decent if they weren't so fucking stiff and stopped movement because then you could impose an interesting challenge on yourself to beat the game with that more unconventional weapon compared to the Z-Saber.

The latter is the most insulting because looking at the art of Zero with it you think you can do some absolutely addicting and high skill ceiling Castlevania shit and then it just grabs on to shields and the environment.

Cooper Cox
Cooper Cox

How funny would it be if devs actually caused more pirating by making their games that hard as a measure instead of just making it unenjoyably unplayable like Mirror's Edge?

Landon Mitchell
Landon Mitchell

Spyro 3's antipiracy is just cruel.
eggs constantly disappear, requiring you to redo shit all over again
sparx sometimes gets stuck on his green phase, or sometimes never comes back
some minigames outright fuck you over by never ending
Insomniac was savage.

Bentley Rodriguez
Bentley Rodriguez

Is there any SM64 autism for the first 3 Spyro?

Nathaniel Long
Nathaniel Long

It's like you don't know how to swallow dive

Levi Cox
Levi Cox

Borderlands 2.

UVHM and OP8 are horseshit. Try doing those without any crutch weapons (grog, norfleet, dpuh, rubi). Everything is a bullet sponge and it sucks the fun out of the game forcing you into using crutch weapons to health gate. t. user who never uses moxxi weapons

Borderlands 1 did it much better. At least craw wasn't a fucking bullet sponge with 2.5 and required legitimate skill and strategy to kill. There was no crutch weapons in it either. Craw could be wasted with a white quality shotgun. The same could go for TPS as they nerfed the crap out of the moxxi probe and now there is no crutch guns. The scaling in TPS is much better than 2.

Jack Walker
Jack Walker

I appreciate that MMZ is getting attention, but I beat Aztec when I was 13 years old and did fine. practice and get better at the game, also make sure you're playing on a good controller [old GBAs will cramp the fuck out of your hands, emulate it with a third party controller or use a DS]

Brody Nguyen
Brody Nguyen

L and R buttons are finally working perfectly on my DSi after enough blowing and carefully fiddling dirt with an old tooth brush and Zero feels wonderfully natural and manageable with it instead of trying to assign dashing to X or Y.

I just wish the battery didn't drop all the way down to literally only lasting a half hour at full charge before flashing red. All I ever did was charge it while still playing and that never fucked up anything's battery I owned.

Aztec just gave me the most trouble out of anything in Zero. From everything about my experience I analyzed I legitimately thought he was the hardest shit.

Kayden Bennett
Kayden Bennett

Is Dark Souls III easier than the first? I just want to know which game has overall more enjoyable content and gameplay.

Aiden Thompson
Aiden Thompson

I'd say its harder than 1, not because of good game design though

Lucas Ramirez
Lucas Ramirez

III is more action than thinking on your feet, isn't it? That's my impression from clips of both.

Chase Taylor
Chase Taylor

Nigga explain.

Lincoln Phillips
Lincoln Phillips

It's easier in the sense that the gameplay is a lot slicker, but it doesn't have pve-trivializing weapons like 1 and 2 does. But I played it with experience in the series, so I can't say whether it's harder from a complete newbie's perspective.

Levi Smith
Levi Smith

all this pleb shit
Try a russian stalker mod, faggots.

lonesome road
piss easy even on max difficulty and hardcore
Git gud. The only difficult DLC in that game is Old World Blues, and that's only at high levels where all the enemies spawn in with .45-70 firing weapons that shit on every armor possible.

Ethan Gray
Ethan Gray

That is such an easy boss you seriously need to get fucking good if he gave you trouble.

Robert Perez
Robert Perez

wow the SNES version looks shitty… I only played it on the sega once, then my aunt got mad because "this game is too violent for kids"

Isaiah Cook
Isaiah Cook

Alright, who do you think is a hard boss in Zero aside from Phoenix Magnion?

Asher King
Asher King

Does Devil May Cry have any bad difficulty curve in bosses?

Connor Morales
Connor Morales

DS3 and DS1 are about the same difficulty level. 3 has better mechanics and 1 has drastically better design. 1 is my favorite.

Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris

The combat is a tweaked form of Bloodborne combat put into DS.

Actually, the non-GOTY or whatever the fuck it the time had a few missing things in it including the second boss cut-scene and the final boss music, which is why the Sunrise forest's music is used. Also the GOTY edition doesn't have anti-piracy for some odd reason.

Parker Gray
Parker Gray

What's the thematic differences in game design between them? That's what I want to know about specifically.

III on paper seems apocalyptic and in its darkest hour and meant to be conclusive, meaning with the advances in technology there'd likely be more enemies and overall overwhelming action to really give a sense of the world ending threat and I could see how that might put off fans if things don't stay faithful enough.

Jaxon Scott
Jaxon Scott

Falcon is hard mainly because he's a crash course into playing zero the right way. With X, a lot of bosses gave you a lot of breathing room and easy, telegraphed attacks. Falcon bum rushes you the second the fight begins and there isn't really much of a safe strategy besides "pelt him with charged shots when he's doing his ground attacks", but that takes too long and is kind of boring. He teaches you how important dash wall jumping is, he teaches you how important going fast and dodging is(considering now you don't start off tanky as fuck like X does) and most importantly it teaches you how much your hands and shoulder buttons are going to hurt playing the game.

Easton Ramirez
Easton Ramirez

I'm gonna try fighting him again on a new data and maybe record what I do to find out where exactly I was fucking up.

Brandon Taylor
Brandon Taylor

What the fuck. I swear he was way faster and spergy than that before and barely took any damage from my Level 3 Z-Saber. Yet every jumping slash did 4 damage now and he basically never did the shockwave attack when he spammed the fuck out of it every other attack.

OP accepts they're a faggot. Just not gay.

Cameron Howard
Cameron Howard

What's the thematic differences in game design between them? That's what I want to know about specifically.

DS1: World is much more accessible, the majority of the map is open to you if you know how to get there. Firelink Shrine connects you to several areas and there are shortcuts between those areas to each other which in turn can grant access back to Firelink. It's all interconnected, and once you know the layout you can get anywhere pretty fast. Say for instance you want to get to Lower Blighttown from Firelink, the main hub
Option 1: Firelink Shrine- Undead burg- parish- Lower undead burg -Sewers - upper blight town -lower blight town
Option 2: Firelink shrine - New Londo - Valley of Drakes - Lower Blight town
Option 3 Firelink Shrine - parish - Dark root garden- darkroot basin - Valley of Drakes - Lower Blight town

All three of these options are available from the beginning of the game if you took the Key as your gift. If you didn't take the key, 2 of the options are open and you can open the third option via the second. I actually totally missed upper blight town my first playthrough because I discovered the valley of drakes via Dark root basin. I love that kind of level design. No matter what gift you take, if you understand the layout of the map you can get to the point you want to pretty quickly.

3 in contrast is much more linear. Teleport to location A, run through A1, A2, A3. Teleport to location B, run through B1, B2, B3. There are shortcuts between A1, A2, and A3, however location A and B are totally separated. In DS1, there are shortcuts from A2 to B3

Cooper Rivera
Cooper Rivera

Thanks for explaining. What's the actual concept for the area and combat differences themselves?

From what I've seen of my brother enjoying it, it seems more geared towards dark and eerily quiet dungeons, caves and gloomy forests leading underground into a merciless overrun abandoned prison. All complimented with the sound of dripping water.

Logan Cruz
Logan Cruz

Sakit
Hard

Honestly, he's got NOTHING on Ellmac. You go near him, he charges at you. You throw shit at him when you change elevation? Your projectiles will miss.

Sure, Sakit with his missile arm and the attack where he retracts his arm does hefty damage, but there's a rhythm to them both in terms of dodging .

David Phillips
David Phillips

Matador isn't weak to force. He resists it.
To defeat Matador you only need to deal 1000 damage.

Daniel Turner
Daniel Turner

Hope you like performing like a circus seal. Maybe today you'll get past the first screen.

Jason Evans
Jason Evans

DS1 is much more diverse in terms of areas, but DS3 has things DS1 did not, DS3 combat is faster than 1, less "weighy", you can chain strikes much faster

Owen James
Owen James

Bosses with an RNG factor

Dynamite Headdy: Stair Wars boss originally had a pattern of about 3 attacks then vulnerability
comes to USA
they make the game harder
they switch his vulnerability and pattern to RNG
leads to him removing massive sections of the stage in a row
can quite literally go on forever without ever becoming vulnerable
got into a 30+ minute fight with this boss
never damaged him once and I ended up losing due to fatigue
man fuck that

Nathaniel Davis
Nathaniel Davis

any and every little incorrect movement directly leads to a well animated and gruesome death
you're not wrong

Adrian Fisher
Adrian Fisher

Reminds me of the EX mission in Digimon Net 0rder

Game encourages you to brute force your way through most everything
if you brute force it and need more power, you Battle Fuse
by this point you got two digimon who are maxed in stats
you go through a gauntlet of opposing digimon that kick your shit in relentlessly
finally get to the boss
he's faster and stronger than your digimon
if you fuse, you're actually at a disadvantage
to beat this guy, you need to resort to your attacks that inflict paralysis and slowing, otherwise he's so fucking fast and so fucking strong that this one guy will outlast and throttle both of your digimon
you fuse, he makes a laughing stock of your alleged super fused digimon

Granted, he's technically post game boss.

Gabriel Gomez
Gabriel Gomez

Pac Man World

Game is pretty damn tight in controls
Some hard maneuvers but nothing crazy
Galaga level is fucking awesome though easy
Come Clown World
Nothing stays the fuck still
Glowing platforms everywhere
Those damned spinners that take forever to move anywhere
Levels so high it lags upon falling to death
Clown Prix controls like shit
What's even funnier is that the rest of the game is not even hard, just long winded and forcing you to take your time or wait for shit.

Luke Hughes
Luke Hughes

But what's the creative mentality behind it in comparison?

Xavier Cooper
Xavier Cooper

I love that he fuses from Myotismon and Piedmon as if some kind of unexpected nostalgic reference for longtime fans. It just triggers my autism that it's from an Ultimate and a Mega.

Justin Davis
Justin Davis

Should the first mission of Circus Park from Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg be considered fake difficulty? I just find it harder than most other Elders.

Jackson Bell
Jackson Bell

There's a project in progress for fixing some shitty things about X5 and otherwise leaving it intact.

Carter King
Carter King

tank is pretty much destroyed, only needs another two shots to the last vent thing
vent goes down
hot bitch comes in
"What's the worst that could happen, I'm pretty much done."
one shots everyone except one guy near the tank
leave the tank 1 shot from death
one shots anyone that tries to get nearby thanks to COMBO ATTACKS as the tank strides onto fuck you you lost territory
That was magical, in a way. I'm sure I would appreciate it if I was on the other side.
But I wasn't.

Henry Harris
Henry Harris

Real life.

Carter Jackson
Carter Jackson

people crying about "all you had to doo was follow da dang train see jay! XD"
mfw these retards never got to flight school or freefall

James Ross
James Ross

Follow the damn train ALL the way.
Smoke never stops shooting.
Make sure there's enough distance so that the fatso actually hits his targets
One of them still survives.
It was not particularly hard, but it was bullshit.

Jonathan King
Jonathan King

drive next to the front of the train
the hardest part was the jump
not just jumping on the train and running them down for an easy clear
it was about as bullshit as any chase mission. I would say the mission where you steal the tanker for the first time was more bullshit than the train mission. The train mission was pretty damn fun compared to playing Pilotwings with shitter controls. That game is my personal 10/10 goty but the flight controls are FUCKED.

Charles Butler
Charles Butler

I didn't have any trouble with the tanker. Maybe I just got lucky. I recently bought it on steam.
Are there any good mods for it?

Logan Gray
Logan Gray

just download CLEO and the one mod that is like the unoffical oblivion mod. I forgot the name but it's just a bunch of tweaks that fixes the base game. Also, if you are playing on PC then make sure that you keep the frame limiter on because if not then it tends to break the driving, swimming, and flying physics.

Alexander Murphy
Alexander Murphy

Poisoned, diseased water infested with alligators and floating bug swarms that could explode if exposed to a spark in the wrong areas

It's like a flooded Dorf Fortress gone horribly wrong.

Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson

Rhythm Tengoku's Perfect on Moai Do Woop

That fucking shit was downright nightmarish, right up there with the second ping pong level perfect.

Lincoln Wilson
Lincoln Wilson

I fucking hate the driving missions in San Andreas. I just like cruising around relaxingly and immersively through cities or neighborhoods at dusk on my way to the destination while getting exposition.

So with that said, how much even worse is the "flying school" to the driving school shit?

Adam Harris
Adam Harris

it's not bad when you figure out the controls but the flying controls are FUCKED in any GTA game. That said, flying school is a lot easier than driving school because the flight school just asks for the basics while driving school wants you to become the fucking matrix and and make perfect hairpin turns at max speed at some points.

Zachary Ward
Zachary Ward

I'm never beating the first mission of Driver.

Christian Roberts
Christian Roberts

do a slolom
the fuck does that mean?
little kid at the time
fortunately live in colorado
eventually learn they mean weaving around the pillars
game was a goddamn breeze after that

Robert Miller
Robert Miller

how has this not been posted yet beat him on my like 4th or 5th try but even still shit was hard as fuck

Connor Cook
Connor Cook

It wasn't like that. You restart the level from scratch, with everything alive and at full health, but you have no weapons except the pistol.

Evan King
Evan King

The bayou broodmother really surprised me because I haven't played any good old games in the recent months and have forgotten that bosses require effort to beat. In this case it was to strafe around and hit her teeny tiny spider legs to make her fall down and then deal some real damage. You use up all your blood rage, all your ammo and all the walking bloodbags that might still be in the area, and if you try to run away she'll just catch up with you and destroy any boat you're standing on. Beat her on my second try, but still, I got used to bosses not being challenging at all too much.

Julian Jenkins
Julian Jenkins

Krauser
EASY MODE
Wesker, Ada with dat sniper
medium difficulty
Leon
goddamn it leon you suck

Hunk on 2nd (castle) zone
FUUUUUUUUUUU
Hunk on the other 3 zones
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Liam Edwards
Liam Edwards

also

All this trouble just to get the Hand Cannon.
But worth it.

Michael Myers
Michael Myers

So glad to hear that.

So is it exclusive to co-op then? Or is that shit just there and can't be turned off in the BFG Edition?

John Torres
John Torres

Have you ever played DOOM offline?

Jonathan Young
Jonathan Young

I've unfortunately only known that game from the BFG Edition because of poorfaggotry. If I can get autismbux and get a computer, Doom will be one of the first things I get on there after whatever software I need to make a monster taming or 2.5 action game. Then Driver just because the fucking berserk, suicidal callous cop AI makes sure Survival never stops consistently being one of the most hilarious things ever.

Parker Martin
Parker Martin

I've unfortunately only known that game from the BFG Edition because of poorfaggotry.
he BOUGHT DOOM on steam in this day and age
You'll probably stay poor because of your retardfaggotry.

Joshua Rogers
Joshua Rogers

No, I've never touched Steam and despise the idea of digital games. I thought that was just for PS3, so I didn't specify to another intelligent human being what I thought was redundant.

Jeremiah Ward
Jeremiah Ward

I'm well aware I can get vanilla and whatever tweaks I want to in a few seconds of enough looking.

Even have that one OC about mods and the original saved.

Jayden Lee
Jayden Lee

Well she's the bonus boss, but it's still incredible how she's exponentially harder than everyone else in the game, no matter the difficulty setting. The encounter in the sequel is child's play in comparison, even in Lunatic.

Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez

I just hauled ass to destroy the tank.

Jose Perez
Jose Perez

Cute smug anime girls can be hellish bosses?

Justin Baker
Justin Baker

Locked in a small arena
Enemy sprites take up half the screen
Unpredictable attack pattern

It's manageable on normal mode when you can charge your weapons, but on hard mode it becomes a nightmare.

Evan Reyes
Evan Reyes

Why are beetles so easy to look so damn cool?

Gavin Foster
Gavin Foster

Probably because they look like they're wearing armor.

Joshua Gomez
Joshua Gomez

Wasn't Hunk supposed to be some kind of enigmatic, faceless badass one man army, which is why they made that one parody about him?

Dominic Cook
Dominic Cook

Is it bad that I'm almost as worried for the alligators?

Leo Wilson
Leo Wilson

If it weren't for the diseased water, I'd imagine they're pretty happy about the situation.
Holy shit look at all this water!
Fuck, free food everywhere!
Oh man, I'mma bite into this floating meat
that was not meat
that was ants
oh sweet merciful god

Kevin Fisher
Kevin Fisher

you bet.

Owen Jackson
Owen Jackson

beat the boss
boss is a damage sponge
dificulty is hardcore as fuck
boss only gives you his special skill if you rank S when you beat him
you also level up your MP by beating bosses, and the amount you get depends on your rank

I thought console Megaman were hard back when i was a filthy pleb, then i tried the handheld Megamans

John Ward
John Ward

Isn't there just the Zero series and ZX?

Is Battle Network any difficult?

Jason Collins
Jason Collins

I have been playing this game on and off almost 20 years and I still can not figure out how to kill this motherfucker.

Justin Bell
Justin Bell

switch the controller port to the second one and he can't read your mind anymore

Owen Myers
Owen Myers

if that fails shoot the bust until it breaks and then fight him "normally

Jonathan Howard
Jonathan Howard

not a boss buut
fuck chrysalids to death specially on that first terror mission, really easy to get a full squad wipe if its your first time playing and dont know whats coming

Gabriel Green
Gabriel Green

You're not serious.

Camden Young
Camden Young

Where are the Habbo niggers when you need them?

Jose Walker
Jose Walker

I don't follow. And nice trips.

Samuel Reyes
Samuel Reyes

rbutl dum
hard
Nigga shit play BURL TUMD or Faspons or something. he only hard thing about Brutal Doom is that the hitscanners are bullshit.

Ryan Lopez
Ryan Lopez

So why exactly do people hate Brutal Doom?

I heard and saw that it's Doom with modern sensibilities, but not any cover based bullshit, just much more chaos, more bloody detail and much faster and intense. That doesn't seem like any casualfag shit, it seems closer to what Doom would have actually looked like in real time without making it obnoxiously "realistic" and trying to add some neat things about FPS since then without sacrificing the relentless rocking action Doom is meant to be.

Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts

Highly vocal purists is why.
Personally I like it better because having hitscan in a game about going fast to dodge projectiles and shooting demons is fucking gay.

Camden Clark
Camden Clark

Brutal Doom has hitscan you mong, they just also attach tracers to it.

Benjamin Butler
Benjamin Butler

Are you talking about bullets or some other projectile?
Also you shouldn't go around insulting people just because mummy didn't love you. You might find people will like you more.

Jose Allen
Jose Allen

Insults should be used only depending on accuracy to tone, quotes, personality and shit actions that deserve it.

Jason Bell
Jason Bell

Bullets you dumbfuck, jesus christ. Any and all attacks that were hitscan in vanilla are still hitscan in brutal.

Ayden Nelson
Ayden Nelson

Unless it's just shitposting, of course. If you're serious and stubborn, it just makes you look like an obnoxious arrogant voluntary retard if it's obviously wrong.

Matthew Cruz
Matthew Cruz

I've dodged bullets before playing Brutal Doom.
I've also walked into the path of the Tracers and taken damage before.
Take the stick out of your ass instead of whining about how I want a little clarity you vague jackass.
Now if you've got some lines of code that prove your point or something feel free to continue to insult me.

James Baker
James Baker

check'd and kek'd

Juan Wilson
Juan Wilson

I've dodged bullets before playing Brutal Doom.
No you haven't, and I can actually prove it through code analysis. Don't talk about shit that you don't understand at all.

TNT1 A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("YellowFlareSpawn",0,0,0,0)
PISF A 1 BRIGHT A_FireBullets (2, 2, -1, 11, "HitPuff")

FOR FUCKING EXAMPLE,: The pistol's firing state.

Dominic Price
Dominic Price

be me, 14 year old kid playing Jagged Alliance 2
usually suck ass, but this playthrough I am doing pretty good despite the fact I've only taken the cheapest mercs
clearing out the third SAM site, playing it careful but my mercs have still taken a few hits and are low on ammo and grenades
clear out the outdoors portion of the SAM site, but the area isn't clear yet
go inside the control room to finish off the last enemy
IT'S MIKE, and he has the best armor and equipment
all my mercs shit their pants
on top of that, the control room starts to flood with tear gas
none of my mercs have gas masks
die horribly

Jacob Butler
Jacob Butler

So is that for Zombies or the Player? I am willing to accept that the bullets are hitscan but the Tracers are trying to give the impression that they are not.
Insulting stupid people for being stupid rarely produces any results much like berating some one for being ignorant and then not educating them.

James Ortiz
James Ortiz

Even rocks know this one, mate.

Michael Long
Michael Long

I've legit never seen the word Habbo before in my life.

Owen Cruz
Owen Cruz

Personally as far as a e s t h e t i c goes I would say DS1, while varied, has a sort of mystic early middle ages vibe, ie lots of ruins and foilage/natural growth (often intertwined) of all different climates.
DS3 while having similar appearances in armor, weapons and (generally) characters, is different in that a lot more of the architecture is gothic and the world doesn't seem quite so ancient, more kept up maybe. Although the later stages of the game are very apocalyptic.
Makes sense in the context that Lordran is a land that the pantheon of "gods" literally left behind unknown millenia ago whereas Lothric is more of a kingdom on the edge of ruin.
Dark Souls definitely has the superior world design in appearance and functionality but there are some breathtaking views in 3 as well. Pics related, first 2 are 1. Last is from 3

Wyatt Green
Wyatt Green

It's not even like that. To make it even more insulting, grinding is made to make the game easier as you should naturally get to the correct level the game wants you to be at if you don't run from battles on your way to wherever the plot wants. People are given a bunch of tools in RPGs and then get upset when they lose while not using them. They refuse to properly manage their resources, heal only at the last minute instead of keeping their health high so they don't fall into a die - revive - die cycle. Most RPGs past the NES don't require you to grind and bosses are made easy enough to the point where many builds and party compositions can work because they don't want the boss fights to be "Use X or you're fucked".

I had to make this Disgaea post a while back because people kept assuming you had to grind to beat any Disgaea game when it turns out that they were just not playing the game properly. You can beat the whole game without repeating a single stage for extra levels. And for post game when you do need to grind. It's about grinding smartly and not brute forcing it. In Disgaea 5, you can go from level 100 to 1000 in less than an hour if you know what you're doing.

FF6 actually lets you use many status effects against bosses. Same with 12. FF10 at least allows for many debuffs but not status effects on bosses.

Liam Wilson
Liam Wilson

I've played Brutal-DOOM and I can tell you the Zombieman pistol and shotgun rounds are not hitscan, they are just fast projectiles. In the original game they were hitscan.

Owen Campbell
Owen Campbell

Battle Network

That series had a GCN spinoff that lays more like classic Megaman, and I've heard it's pretty comparable to the GBA ones in terms of difficulty.

Nathan Taylor
Nathan Taylor

Thanks so much, I was waiting forever for an answer to that kind of question.

Austin Garcia
Austin Garcia

Never forget Whitney and her fucking Miltank.

A kid growing up on Crystal
raise and catch a full team
get gym badges so you can move on and your pokemon can attack
reach Whitney's gym
her gym trainers are easy
reach Whitney
See that she only has two Pokémon
KO her first Pokémon no problem
Then comes out that fucking Miltank
Miltank used Rollout!
Miltank used Rollout!
Miltank used Rollout!
get a random crit
Miltank uses Milk Drink!
Can't just grind out to level thirty to get an easy fight
Die over and over and over again to her shitty fucking Miltank over and over again
After beating her she fucking cries like a bitch

Evan James
Evan James

Skullgirls has a retardedly steep difficulty spike in Filia's story mode with the final boss.
Just mop the fucking floor with all the previous characters
Suddenly, Scanty-colored Filia
It's actually Filia 300% (which means se just has her stats multiplied, and is a punch sponge killing machine)
Has the highest difficulty AI (not quite, more onto that later)
Be frustrated as fuck after 15 tries
Friend who is somewhat better than me boots Skullgirls on his computer
15 tries later
"Oh, I won her"
Just how
"I just managed to bug her AI and spammed hair drill on her"
That's what I have been doing for the last 10 tries and it isn't working. She always manages to snap out of the loop thrice
Figure this must be some bullshit regarding wonky AI behaviour on the GNU/Linux port, just like HM2's
Figure the enemy AI has a liking for blocking while crouched
Only gets up when I jump
Remember I have quite the most overpowered overhead of the game
Proceed to roflstomp her with overhead + slide + short combos routine
Quite possibly the only boss that has forced me to really git gud so far.

Isaiah James
Isaiah James

What about porn games? I'm slapping myself for not asking this much earlier.

Chase Fisher
Chase Fisher

The tutorial level in cuphead, the first obstacle is easy enough to jump over but then I get immediately confronted by a bigger obstacle which I cant jump over. It's bullshit I tell you

Isaiah Phillips
Isaiah Phillips

Which Souls game is this?

Anthony Baker
Anthony Baker

Not using the Onix that you get for free in Violet City or catching a Geodude
Not getting a Butterfree and sleeping Miltank
Not picking Chikorita and using PoisonPowder/Reflect to stall Miltank
Not catching Yanma and spamming double team before Miltank

The game gave you so many options to not get fucked over by Whitney, the only people I see who complain about her are the people who complain that they can't solo everything using Typhlosion/Feraligatr.

Asher Long
Asher Long

Not trading your useless Drowzee for a Machop and performing the cunt punt

Isaiah Jackson
Isaiah Jackson

It's from Nioh. Its a decent game, better than DS2 and DS3.

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

:^)

Josiah Davis
Josiah Davis

Brutal Doom is my favorite Doom mod brah \m/! *sips redbull*

Leo Taylor
Leo Taylor

play mh4u
oh look a rajang
they were quite tough in mhfu i bet they got nerf-
ohko from thunder fisting
guess the dmg still stacks elemental and physical
try again
he starts jumping and spinning in irregular pattern making it impossible to roll trough because he jumps faster than you can roll again
mfw killing him first time and finding out there's apex version next

Tyler Edwards
Tyler Edwards

Fuck, Marie herself is unbearably difficult for the simple reason that you can never see her projectiles until they're basically in your face and if you're playing with a character that has no long range attack you're fucked. Funny how Peacock, the one that was canonically built to kill the Skullgirl, is the one that can do it the easiest.
Also IIRC grabbing is completely overpowered against cornered CPUs.

Noah Garcia
Noah Garcia

Shouldn't you just try trapping him and other monsters if they're that hard to fight, let alone slay? Bring at least 2 traps and the materials to make 2 more and use the first 3 for when it starts an "ultimate attacks" form or some shit. Then use the last one once the icon starts flashing and finally bag the fucker.

I know it's easier said than done, but it's not that hard to trick them into literally barrelling into traps if it's done as they have to turn around.

Asher Parker
Asher Parker

Still fucking loved that game

Evan Moore
Evan Moore

SUP NIGGERS, I HEARD YOU JUST GOT THROUGH A 5 MINUTE CUTSCENE. LET ME JUST START THE FIGHT BY KNOCKING YOUR HP DOWN TO 1. BETTER SAVE YOUR FUEL BECAUSE MY BITCH IS WAITING IN THE WINGS AND READY TO CUT YOUR PARTY'S HP IN HALF EVERY OTHER TURN. BTW, FUCK YOUR SAVE POINT. :^)

Aiden Price
Aiden Price

Why the fuck do developers do things like this.

Grayson Flores
Grayson Flores

Because it's near the end of the game. Why not throw every bullshit thing you can think of?
Here's the kicker: Fuel in that game is a limited resource that you can't restore until after you get done with those fights. After he starts the fight and forces you to burn a shit ton of fuel to not die you are either forced to burn more fuel by boosting your speed and getting more turns to defeat him before he knocks your hp down to 1 again or suck it up and know you will have to go into the second fight with little fuel. The second fight has the boss cut your hp down every other turn followed by a move that hits everyone. You are then forced to either pray you have enough fuel to kill her or cheese the game and turn the entire thing into easy mode.

Grayson Fisher
Grayson Fisher

It's alright, but it brought a lot of newfags into the Doom community who insist on using it and then complaining when other mods don't work with it.
Try Demonsteele and Reelism if you want more interesting Doom mods. The first is a first person DMC and the second plays like a gameshow.

Lincoln Young
Lincoln Young

playing Icewind Dale for the first time
not very experienced with DnD core rules, but I can get by
everything is going smoothly for the first two dungeons
third one
5 levels
various degrees of "fuck you" at specific points, really have to work for my victory without anyone dying
consumables always running low and a lot of characters are unable to do any damage because they lack magic weapons
final level is snakes with machine gun bows that shred everything to pieces
boss and snakes proceed to rip me apart for half an hour
wanted to make my paladin use exclusively 2h weapons for the sake of RPing because I didn't want to have a "tank"
end up abandoning that and equipping a shield anyway
somehow win
Truth be told, I completely missed the "weapon ineffective" messages in the heat of things and only later realized that I was complete retard and forgot to equip the +1 arrows on my archer.

Wasn't there a similar 2v2 fight after a lengthy cutscene as well?
It might be that one, I don't remember, it's been a long time.
I do remember getting extremely lucky and winning the first time.

Chase Wright
Chase Wright

Beating Megaman Zero legit is maybe my crowning achievement in games. I tried the game multiple times and arrived at the same point. One other time I decided to git gud and did the whole game. The controller you play with probably matters a lot. When I tried the Zero games with the Wii Classic Pro controller thing I remember how easy it seemed due to the dpad. Anyway to beat the game legitimately you need to do it

Without any upgrades. The game subtracts your score if choose to upgrade just to let you know you're faggot. Good luck

Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson

Good thread OP; you were pretty active (maybe too much so mr >(54)) but you were actively engaged and weren't a faggot. Its a shame this thread will die shortly after 300 because Mark's a jew. I would've liked to make and continue discussion here.

With that out of the way its time to tackle some autistic retards and/or shills
Let's tackle your points here. I fucking love that game and disagree with most of what you've said.
There's going to be a decent amount of spoilers in my post, just a warning to those that want to try it. tl;dr storywise this autist is full of it when it comes to "multicultural" bullshit. There's none of that in-game, and people who thought "Darcsens = Jews" were baited into it by the game without bothering to play it through.

Full of scripted bullshit
"Scripted bullshit" is actually few and far between. There's some for the purposes of cutscenes, story mode, or to demonstrate something important or relevant to the game in some way.

In the case of the Batomy's map, the certain base being lost is to demonstrate the tank's capabilities. The base loss is far from a big one, but it demonstrates what will happen to your next one if you don't act quickly. Its like complaining that a few supply depots get destroyed in Starcraft to show you in a cutscene-like way that the enemy has nukes and they're going to barrage you with them. Getting frustrated over it is downright retarded, especially considering the base destruction happens on turn 2 or 3, and if you had to call in reinforcements by that point you're just fucking bad at video games.

Godmode boss starts coming out and killing everyone
This is the one of only 2 mission where this happens in (and the other one its much more manageable), hence why it shows up in this thread. That part I agree is kinda bullshit. This map will usually require multiple tries by most people who play it.

The plot was full of retarded shit as well
they drove a tank underwater
Shit reason when you don't provide the necessary context for it.
Enemies must know about the depth of every river in the game
It wasn't around the capital if I recall correctly.
the MC fires a flare
after eliminating the guards who were watching the river area
Either way
being this autistic over one mission in the story
Faggot.
They have reason to suspect its occupied by enemy forces
when they eliminated the enemy encampment surrounding the ruins
nobody tries to fight or kill them
ignoring that they were hostile against them, pointing guns at them the whole time but were cowed out of it for understandable reasons (god-mode character was with them)
and ignoring that after they were cowed out of it they go back to chase and fight them once they leave the chamber
You ignore context for nearly every complaint you have with this game and you argue like a shitposter; these complaints are practically disingenuous.
The ranking system isn't perfect, but calling everything a "scout rush" is downright bullshit. You won't be doing anything even close to that for your first playthrough at all either.

class balance is abysmal

Scouts can't do shit against anything tank-related for the longest time. They can't do shit against snipers or shock troopers for about half the game (and still can't enter into direct combat with them until late game. They mainly beat most enemies by getting headshots from midrange once your weapons are at an acceptable level, but that's not for a long time until they can reliably do that. If they fail to kill an enemy in one round, they will usually die which is often the case for much of the game
Lancers never stop being necessary, and Shock troopers are very useful for a huge portion of the game. They can take on mini-armies by themselves and hold points indefinitely
Snipers… they aren't as useful save for a few missions but for a good chunk of missions, they can be invaluable. Almost every mission has some long sightlines and enemy snipers you can counter with your own.
Scouts are amazing for their mobility, yes, but throwing a billion scouts at your enemies won't be how you win the game when starting out. Maybe in the New Games for 100% after they have all the strongest equipment, but in a normal playthrough? That's bullshit. The most scouts I ever used in a round was maybe 3-4. Usually my number of scouts is 2-3, Alicia being one. Most often I'd usually have 2 lancers, Rosie as a shock trooper (and Edy if I have an extra slot), Largo and another lancer and an engineer and a sniper if I still have room.

Juan Stewart
Juan Stewart

(continuing)
I won't go too far into your story thing, because this post is long enough but basically you're full of shit on that end as well. I'm pretty far-right compared to most people I know, and I didn't consider anything in this story to be bullshit in regards to WW2, because the similarities and connections you can try to piece together fall apart as you realize that these are unique nations, and their actions are not consistent with what happened in WW2 anyways. Besides, the more supernatural parts of the game should've tipped you off not to take this as some serious anime adaptation of WW2 in SRPG style.
Basically: to any user who reads this, play the game for yourself. I don't care if you pirate it, but see for yourself if its good or not. Don't trust retards online who can shitpost any game with enough shit like this. I think its fantastic personally, but my opinion doesn't mean much either as the game is too much to try and condense into a few sharp posts on Holla Forums.

Robert Stewart
Robert Stewart

Hell yeah, those first areas are a pain in the ass and the boss is no fucking joke. It's somewhat of a relief that after that, you're fighting human foes.

Brayden Peterson
Brayden Peterson

calling everything a "scout rush" is downright bullshit
I never got this meme.
Yes, you do use scouts very often, but they are hardly supersoldiers.
I like how in VC3 you can actually see how many times you used each class, which will tell you a different story.

The ranking is awful, but the game was pretty much built around it, so it can't be helped.
It really all comes down to positioning and predicting what the AI will do.
The mod Gallian Crossfire deals with that and alters the game significantly, so it should be left for a second playthrough.

The story is passable, but the "muh darcsens" plot is very shallow.
Usually people hate a certain group for a reason (past disdain can only be reignited with present events), and their only claim to infamy (that we are presented with) is some thousands year old event that may or may not have happened.
By that logic you should hate the barbarians for crashing the western Roman empire too.

Anyone complaining about the Batomys battle has a severe case of "git gud."
Actually, it's an exercise in patience and planning. Why the hell must everything be done flawlessly on the first try?

Gabriel White
Gabriel White

was surrounded by the retards who'd always pick the fire starter and never remove it from the first slot so the other pokemon would get exp
they get to whitney
they beat her first pokemon
here comes miltank
miltank uses rollout and because retard still has fire starter in first place, scores super effective hit
they can't do enough damage in one hit to ko it
miltank's rollout KO's the fire starter
they have to send in other pokemon that are up t 10 levels lower than the fire starter
miltank 1hko's all of them with more rollout
"jeeze user, I can't beat her miltank"

mfw I went with the grass starter and kept a geodude with me who ate normal types for breakfast and routinely rotated my pokemon

Charles Ortiz
Charles Ortiz

Rajang doesn't fall into traps unless he's enraged and if he's not enraged and touch a trap, he destroys it and then goes SSJ on your ass.

part of the pain is that rajang's breath beam is NOT electrical, it's raw damage and he is a damn expert at following up on his attacks.

Jackson Miller
Jackson Miller

Brutal Doom is for edgy teenage youtube LPers. Talk to me when you can solo Scythe UV.

Blake Powell
Blake Powell

Rajang doesn't fall into traps unless he's enraged and if he's not enraged and touch a trap, he destroys it and then goes SSJ on your ass.
WRONG
Vulnerable to shocks and immun eot pitifall while not SSJ, vulnerable to pitifalls and immune to shocks while SSJ(and pitifals last a lot longer than they should've).

Landon Torres
Landon Torres

I'm personally dedicated to making anything but "(1) and done" shit and there's all kinds of interesting and amusing topics to discuss with a thread like this, most notably and diversely action and RPGs, especially if I get an answer to something I want to know.

And if I want to make Holla Forums a more enjoyable place where we can actually discuss video games critically and constructively without any retarded cuck interference or retarded hipsters spewing nonargumentive shit, I have to actively be part of that change just as I have to do the same for anime tiddies and ending stigma against sexuality. State and prove what is and isn't or who is and isn't retarded.

Grayson Price
Grayson Price

That's why not everyone hates the Darcsens, but a noticeable portion of all populations do, some more than others.
This in combination with the influence the Valkyria had on the continent (considered an almost universal good by all) and their disdain and fight against the Darcsens makes it at least understandable. "standard" prejudice among a western society existed towards Darcsens because of their past and what they were viewed as. Its hard not to view Darcsens as bad when they live up to your stereotype (filthy dark-haired freaks who have a literal odor to them ((at least apparently)) and were responsible for a lot of problems until the gods of your realm saved everyone and scattered them.)

Juan Carter
Juan Carter

Phantom
come on now, next you'll tell me you fucked up the running away sequence as many times

Nathaniel Jenkins
Nathaniel Jenkins

As for my own moments with bullshit difficulty spikes from recent games I've played or replayed. There was a ton of those in SMT IV I felt. Many of them from optional bosses, but there were plenty of required bosses that felt incredibly hard, that to this day I'm not sure how I even beat them.
The Minotaur is an example of one
Issachar came before him. I'd call him a definite, brutal spike.
Come to think of it, how the fuck did I get so far in this goddamn game? I should add it to a list of achievements at this point, holy fuck.

Another game I played several months ago was Starcraft 2: WoL don't judge I found it fun as shit on brutal
All of the missions felt like cakewalks to me at this point. I've played and replayed the campaign so many times because I love it so much. It had just enough difficulty to challenge me, but give me enough chance to get a lot of missions on the first try. Obviously there were a few oddballs, but nothing prepared me for the final mission.
Holy fucking shit, I'm not even sure how I can describe the difficulty I had with this in a single post. I took a goddamn picture of it on my phone if I recall correctly because I felt so goddamn frustrated with myself. It was so unbelievably hard, with so many twists, turns, enemies that felt unbeatable, and factors that felt like they changed with each replay (like if unit ended up in a different position due to attack patterns, which fucks everything up) or if I ended up forgetting to deal with a certain scripted event (like the overlord drop) and so on.
I forget how many tries it took me, but it was disturbing; I'll see if I can find a screenshot for you.
I will admit though, I felt immensely proud to have beaten it without a guide or a walkthrough.
I can understand the game not being a lot of people's cups of tea, but any SC2 game on brutal is a pain.

Jose Torres
Jose Torres

Normally the mana sword only goes up to lvl8, and only reaches lvl9 in a cutscene at the end of the game, but he's claiming that there's a way to get the orb earlier without a glitch? I'm not sure I believe it, and I can't find anything through google, BUT there was that time where THOUSANDS of speedruns of DK64 were invalidated because somebody found a banana coin that wasn't documented in any guide.

Asher Morris
Asher Morris

Unfortunately this only shows my manual saves and one auto save I accidently overwrote as a manual save
I honestly can't remember how many autosaves I had, but it was probably well over 60; who knows it might've been in the 80s or even a hundred. It was kind of a blur that day to be honest.

Gabriel Sanchez
Gabriel Sanchez

Doesn't WoL have two different possible end missions depending on your choice previously? I found it pretty easy, IIRC I stopped the Zerg Air and only had to deal with Nydus, which is a cakewalk since Terran ground defense is great. I even did a marine-only run of the whole campaign where I won with pure marines.

Carter Brown
Carter Brown

I chose to fight the air, which is apparently hard-mode as fuck

Colton Watson
Colton Watson

Also how did you beat the drill mission with only marines? (assuming on brutal)
That's one where i'd be surprised honestly

Grayson Clark
Grayson Clark

Here's one of the "Krillin" characters of Touhou, considered no real threat to the main characters or antagonists.

Justin Cook
Justin Cook

Batomys battle
I was "stuck" there for a while because I couldnt figure out how the fuck to destroy the vents/batomys any further. I tried getting it to overheat by parking my tank in front of it so it kept firing but that didnt work either. After asking here I found out I needed to let the tank advance further to trigger something. And luckily I had no problems with that superpowered lance bitch

James Edwards
James Edwards

It was quite awhile back, so I can't really remember. It definitely took 2 or 3 tries though, that was the hardest next to the end.

Should note that I only built marines, still abused the free tanks and stuff you were given as much as possible.

Levi Murphy
Levi Murphy

immediately after descending the tutorial plateau in BotW
no real sense of where to go or what to do
enemies I'm not prepared to deal with in every direction
soldier on, do some shrines for a couple more hearts, get some better armor and upgrade it
still get one-shotted by the liggers just outside Zora's Domain

Noah Watson
Noah Watson

ay yo hol up

Blake Hernandez
Blake Hernandez

wouldnt it be cray if some nigga

Christopher Turner
Christopher Turner

made this thread reach bump limit?

Isaiah Williams
Isaiah Williams

probably

Brody Roberts
Brody Roberts

Try necro bumping this shit now faggots

Blake Lewis
Blake Lewis

13409502
Someone sounds like a buzzword spewing little bitch.

See how far calling anything u don't liek shit gets you.

Jacob Kelly
Jacob Kelly

test

Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez

Final bampu, I want to hear some more stories

Jack Gonzalez
Jack Gonzalez

Let's just make another thread about amusing or unexpected difficulty spikes instead of me apparently raging at a glitched Aztec Falcon.

I'll archive this before the thread gets shitposted again just because it's lasted for so long.

Blake Morales
Blake Morales

The minotaur was easy provided the game gave you isabeau as backup to prevent enemy smirks.

Asher Gomez
Asher Gomez

I never ever got Isabeau during that fight during all my tries