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Got my copy early so gave this a go this afternoon after I finished The Inpatient.

Starts off similarly to a lot of Monster Hunters, getting you into your camp quite quickly after a few scripted sequences, tutorials and lots of cutscenes.

 

Spent awhile honing my character - went for my traditional ginger lady, had to change her hair as soon as I was able to in camp though as it just looked shite.

 

Went for a tour of the camp and tried to take in where everything is, there’s definitely a lot to take in but I remember quite a bit of the layout already. 

 

Chose my weapon - went for the Insect Glaive. Tried it out in the training room afterwards and had an absolute blast with it, felt like Dante or Bayonetta or some shit, I was doing aerial gymnastics like nobodies business. Went on a quest after this to kill some jagras which was incredibly simple, cool to finally get to do my first quest.

 

As soon as I finished all the online stuff opened up, I didn’t even realise the servers were online yet. Messed about a bit with the squads and checking out the new gathering hall which is fantastic. 

 

I’ve created a squad for us by the way, it’s called MFGamers - unsurprisingly - if you search for it whenever y’all get the game it should pop up, if not send me a message and I’ll invite you.

 

Hardly got into it really, but it looks and feels phenomenal so far, cannot wait to get truly stuck in to some tough monsters in my next session.

 

 

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Pretty much the same as @Blakey at the moment, created my characters... 

 

Rinoa and Prime.

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Learned how to move (surprisingly it's very similar to other games)... made it to a camp area and chose my weapon (went Long Sword in the end)... Unfortunately that's about as far as I could go tonight. I'll be hitting it fairly hard tomorrow though.

 

After being a bit underwhelmed with the beta in the looks department I actually think this looks better, I don't know if it's just me but it looks like they've toned down the blurriness of it (or maybe it's just sharper on the X who knows?) anyway, I quite like it now... let's see how I feel after my first hunt.

 

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Here's me. Another female. Bedtime now, I've not chosen my weapon yet, but am thinking of going for the dual blades although I could change my mind by tomorrow. Looks great for such a small filesize. 15GB including day one patch.

 

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So it seems like you have to play through the story before you can do the online stuff, and then you need some weird code to do it?

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Im getting the sense that this is going to be such a fun game to spend time on, looks like they have struck a fantastic balance.

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Took down my first Great Jagras before I had to leave for work, and can confirm that it's a ton of fun to play. 

 

I went sword and shield in the end, it was that or the dualies, and am quite happy with my choice thus far. 

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Mine still hasnt been dispatched yet, but will apparently arrive here by 8pm...not sure thats going to happen

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Do you unlock more moves for the weapon you choose? Combat seems a little basic so far...

 

And by Christ, this game likes to overcomplicate things... although I have been awake for over 24 hours now and my brain really is struggling.

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8 hours ago, Sambob said:

So it seems like you have to play through the story before you can do the online stuff, and then you need some weird code to do it?

 

Yeah you have to go through a couple of basic hunts and the tutorial/camp set up before you can go online, it’s not long though, maybe 40 minutes.

 

The online is really odd though, from the Beta I got the impression you can match make and find folks for whatever quest you’re starting but that hasn’t been the case. It’s still archaic in that regard, posting a Quest then hoping randoms show up, the whole online sessions stuff complicates things more too.

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I think the Long Sword gets more moves the further you fill the spirit gauge. The weapons don't have a lot of moves, it's more based around stringing combinations together that flows into each other as well as giving you time to disengage. I actually think the fade slash is actually an attack and a disengage, again you're going to rely on @DifferentClass and @Sambob for info there.

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Im 100% going with the switch axe, it looks like a great mix between the solid damage of the great sword and the mobility and speed/reach of the long sword, and the animations look fucking awesome!!!

 

My package has gone from delivery today to delivery Monday and id set aside Sunday to play it, so im going to have to cancel with Amazon and then get it in a shop.

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Yeah, I'll be straddling Gunlance and Switch Axe. Happy to fill in any spaces if people need shit cutting or breaking.

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Spent about 5 hours with this now and to be honest that's enough, I've got too little time and too many other things to be doing rather than forcing myself to enjoy this...

 

Bloodborne 2 it is then.

 

Oh, and playing in a group wouldn't change my opinion on this.👍

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Which one of you had 5 hours, then?

I had two, pretty sure someone in the book had 5 hours bob on.

There goes another fiver. :(

 

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In knew @Nag wouldn't make it. My other one is @retroed, little to no chance of seeing the end of it. I'll donate £20 to charity if he get all the missions crossed off and gets his HR to start working like XP.

 

Prove me wrong, that's a serious wager. No getting carried by people from the other forum you visit. Just you, the people from here and the will and determination to put me £20 down to one the the charity shops that have a shop in Leeds. Maybe even get the person behind the counter to deface the cover of my game with a thank you towards Ed for doing it.

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I doubt I'll ever see the end either @Sly Reflex. I'll play until I get bored or distracted by more shiny things. No chance of me playing this with any rllmukers, either. Or here? 

 

I did finish Bloodborne, though. 

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Like i said elsewhere, I don't play games to feel like work I play to have fun... this isn't so it can fuck off.

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What made you think you wouldn't have to work at this one? Genuine question there, not taking the piss.

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I don't mind working at games that I find fun and to me, this isn't... @regemond

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