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I love Dante in this game. He's peak character action for me right now except for some balance issues later on.

 

You can manage his complexity and happily ignore half his weapons and still have a very rich fighter in him. Which is what I do, I only used the sword and Cerberus for the end game. Still had enough options to handle every situation

 

Who is the LP-er?

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See for me I wouldn’t be able to ignore stuff, I wouldn’t be able to stop thinking about how to use everything in conjunction with everything else. Already watching this stream I’m sitting here going “Use Royal Guard and Gunslinger more”

 

The streamer is Maximilian Dood

 

Also that Mega Man jump is an amazing touch 

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@Maf You should watch Woolie & Pat. They are more adept at DMC than Max.

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At S rank taunt V plays Ride of the Valkries

 

 

I am having such a rollercoaster of emotions with this character. He is so untechnical and badly balanced but dorky shit like this makes me love him.

 

Also speaking of pat and woolie they have apparently decided to dump their entire dmc5 LP on the Woolie versus channel throughout the day.

 

I'm excited to see woolie's reaction to a certain mission

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Just got to Dante’s missions,he’s a ton of fun. Load of stuff to choose from,all of it satisfying. Reached Mission 12,not in a rush to finish it.

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This guy just described Dante as the “Kitchen sink of action games” 

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I'd say more a Swiss army knife.

 

I'm halfway through Son of Sparda. Cavalier Angelo is wrecking me. SoS is making me learn so much more stuff and some of the problems I had on the first time (level design) are being eclipsed by how great it feels to fight stuff


I'm so happy with how this turned out. It's so mechanically dense. Never expected something like this to be made in this day and age and get reviewed well too.

 

It has its problems but it nails the parts of DMC that really matter and it feels like such a great capstone to 1,3 and 4 with the right kinds of callbacks which don't feel like pure pandering. The series feels complete now.

 

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On 09/03/2019 at 23:49, one-armed dwarf said:

Nero is slow and deliberate. It's on purpose because of the exceed system (pressing L2 at the end of attacks to light the sword up) so fast attacks aren't his thing as the timing would be really difficult.

 

I never even knew what the Exceed system did properly before I read this post 😂 

 

I just finished off 3 more missions. I feel like I'm definitely more comfortable with Nero now, I can formulate a strategy based on go-to combos going into a battle and got quite a few moves I can put to decent effect. I'm usually getting As and Bs with most encounters - apart from bosses - with him.

 

With V though I was completely adrift at the beginning. I felt like I had to kind of re-order my brain and muscle memory on-the-fly from what I'd gotten used to from Nero, the buttons are similar for the bird and jaguar but positioning and dodging are way more important. I have to say I never quite got the hang of him, failing to both of his bosses on the two missions I played as him, when you're in the heat of battle I just find it so frustrating to get both demons to target a specific boss appendage or enemy. I thought I was pressing the right buttons but both demons would often not hit their mark when I input some attack commands. So it was a frustrating experience overall, I do think if you get V dancing and dodging with the demons hitting their marks along with the devil trigger he is incredibly fun and such a visual spectacle but it just hasn't quite come together yet.

 

I think the depth of the combat system is fantastic. At the same time though I've kind of thought about putting it on Automatic combos because I just don't care about the minutiae of all the specific button presses sometimes, I also cannot seem to get the timing down of some moves, V's explodey thing that the Jaguar demon does says to hold Y but when I do that it hardly ever works? I've no idea what I'm doing wrong.

 

But yeah, I am enjoying it a little bit more now but it still feels a bit aimless, pointless and strangely dull a lot of the time, I have found myself getting bored when outside combat. But the combat makes up for the poor mission/level design quite a bit but I'm still not exactly gagging to go back to it and feel that I can only play a set number of missions per day before clocking out.

 

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Just starting mission 4.

 

It's funny, considering how cynical I've been about this I've got to hold my hands up and say I was wrong, this game is great. Even that fucking Devil Trigger song works when it's in the game, I guess it was just a terrible performance during the Game Awards last year. 

 

I died to the first boss because I wasn't using my Devil Breaker's properly, I didn't realise until mission 3 that you have to use them without holding down R1, I just thought I had a grabby Devil Breaker equipped. Nope. That's the default grabby. 

 

I've been playing a lot of Bloodborne, Demon's Souls, and Dark Souls lately (and when I say a lot I mean a lot courtesy of my new youtube channel ) so I keep getting the controls confused and exploding my Devil Breakers. 

 

My only complaint is I just wish dodging was better, but again I think it's because I've been playing a lot of the From Soft games. 

 

Anyway, time to see ho V plays. 

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Starting mission 7 now so quickly reaching the half way point. 

 

Done a couple of missions as V and he walks a weird line between fun and boring. I've found it possible to pretty much button mash my way through the V fights and come out with A - SSS which is fun at first but get's kinda dull. And Griffon sounds like Iago from Aladdin.

 

It's definitely the most accessible game in the series and feels a lot easier than the other ones. 

 

I reckon I'll have this finished tomorrow. 

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4 hours ago, RikSP said:

And Griffon sounds like Iago from Aladdin.

 

My memory may be out but it was Enzo from Bayonetta who went through my mind.

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This guy over on Resetera keeps making GIFs of games the whole time. Here's some Dante action

 

 

 

I am really jealous at people who can just swap between 4 weapons like that no bother. I'm still afraid to use more than two.

 

Love this one. Royal Guard 😎

 

 

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That last one is amazing. I don’t think I understand RG in this game. I can imagine why it’s useful to block attacks and open up enemies, but I can’t imagine what else you would combine it with for super cool shit

 

When the end boss does the delayed slash down and dash attack are you supposed to RG that and whoop it after? It seems that way from watching it 

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RG is about storing energy and releasing it. You can do that with a generic punch like in that gif. Or you use it as a counterattack and time it the same as a guard and unleash more energy

 

 

I think I did the thing you mention in my fight against that guy? 1:30 minutes in . The whole fight is very RG heavy but my timings are bad cause it's a new game for me

 

There's a few releases in there but none with perfect timing. Still deals obscene damage tho

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Fun fact about RG is that you can lengthen the timing to get a perfect block by jumping at the same time. The jump i-frames extend it. It's an easy cheese that's existed since dmc3

 

With regards to combining it with other stuff almost everything can be cancelled into RG. So there's nothing stopping you from attacking with your sword and then blocking attacks.

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Just starting mission 15.

 

Really enjoying playing as Dante, he's definitely the most fun character out the 3. 

 

Gotta give it back to my mate now though so hopefully I'll get to finish it soon. 

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Yeah @one-armed dwarf SunhiLegend is a bit of a legend.

 

Put in about 4 hours today and got up to Mission 10. You know what, I think this has fucking finally clicked for me today. It was in Mission 7 when I was going through the Underground with Nero juggling the new types of dinosaur-like enemies about down there, getting mostly A-S ranks for each particular challenge when I thought to myself 'this is fucking amazing'. I don't know if I've just opened up enough moves now to have a wider arsenal to choose from or that I've just progressively got better with Nero as the game has gone on, but yeah I was loving every second of that Mission and never wanted it to end. Even the bit at the end with the Souls-esque guards I managed to get an S rank on, it was very cool dodging them at the last second then juggling/pulling them up in the air.

 

Then the next Mission had me go back to V and I was a little bit trepidatious as I did feel quite the affinity with Nero at that point. I looked through the moves list and did seem to have a much better time with V, I unlocked a few more skills and realised I could use the birds' hold x lightning skill which I never even realised I had before. Things came together quite nicely, there was still a few frustrating moments where V's demons wouldn't attack who I wanted them to attack but overall things came together a bit better with V too, just to a lesser extent than Nero.

 

So up to Mission 10 now, will play as Dante for the first time tomorrow since I tried the original DMC way back in 2001, looking forward to it. 

 

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What performance are you getting on your GPU at what resolution?

 

It's just I'm realising I really would like to play this on PC. Some stuff is framey on PS4 pro so some bosses don't feel good. Might start speccing a build

 

Edit

 

Ok why didn't anyone tell me about the bazooka-bazooka

via Gfycat

 

 

🤔

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A steady 60fps almost 100% of the time @one-armed dwarf.

 

I've noticed about 2 dips so far in my time with the game and even then I think they were because Steam was downloading something in the background.

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Finished. 

 

Weirdly I'm missing two endings 😕

 

I checked online to see how to unlock them and apparently they're part of the Normal Ending and should have just triggered, but they didn't. I have a feeling I had to clear all the enemies during the credits maybe? Ah well, I watched them on YouTube. 

 

I enjoyed it, but a lot of the story was ruined in the trailers so the impact was lessened, and the last boss was annoying and felt like a Kingdom Hearts boss. Was nice to have some questions from 10 years ago finally answered though. 

 

I'll pick it up in a sale and play through it again sometime, but I'm in no rush. Really glad to be proved wrong by this one. 

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Glad to hear you liked it. Where would you rank it? I'm still thinking dmc3 is better but I'm loving the variety here.

 

I got my revenge on mission 19 on Son of Sparda mode. No gold orbs this time 😈

 

Royal Guard is so OP. And dat Balrog 🤯

 

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