I disagree with a lot of this, including your premise of the "importance" of dying. I actually prefer the combat style of the slower games like AC: Odyssey and Dark Souls, but I really hate how the DS games disrespect your time. Bayonetta is probably the only combo-heavy action game I've enjoyed till the end, and it was absolutely hard and move choices / item choices mattered a lot, but the checkpoints were largely respectful of your time, if you failed at something you didn't have to wade through 15-30 minutes of stuff you can easily wade through again.
The older DMC games I disliked because every enemy felt like a HP mountain, Bayo balanced it a bit more, and maybe the newer DMC games are more towards that end, I'm not sure. DS has a mix of both, but the thing that keeps me from playing more of those games is simply the terrible checkpointing system. You say it makes it more threatening, and seem to give it more meaning for you, but I totally disagree. Having to replay and refight the exact same path and fight 1, 2, 3, however many times is not meaningful, it's pointless. One of the things I like about AC: Odyssey is how dynamic the encounters are, there's only really like 3-4 kinds of enemies but the terrain / amount / layout / traps / your loadout dramatically change how one fort plays from another fort, and you never really need to do the same fort twice, if you die you have to redo some but the game is so screwy you might not
I enjoyed the old God of Wars as much as the new one, although I can respect the new one is incredibly more refined and polished and a much better story teller. The new GoW is also way better at respecting your time than the DS games. I can't really debate the influence of "slower" 3rd person action games vs "faster" ones, because the history of video games is incredibly broad and the influences can be hard to track and I don't feel like digging into it. DS certainly has had an impact, but I don't really agree that DS is a different genre than DMC anymore than FF6 is a different genre than FF12 or Diablo 3 is from Path of Exile. It's a different sub-genre maybe, sure.
Now, all that being said, about 90% of this is personal opinion and preference. Influence is something that could likely be tracked down but I would bet you haven't put in any more research into it than I have, but I wanted to contrast your absolutist statements with my own perspective as someone who enjoys the core mechanics of the Souls-esque games but doesn't play them because of their other design choices, and similarly has issues with most of the more combo-heavy action games. GoW is largely the exception for slower ones and Bayo for faster, for me, in that they both fulfill the excellence of the core gameplay while not bogging it down with unnecessary grinding (in combat or otherwise) or wasted time.
This is another good perspective on it. I died a ton in Bayo vs normal fights (more than in GoW, even vs. Valkyries) but it was OK with me because you just got dropped back into that fight and could use what you just learned. Grinding in SP games is always a delicate balance, it either needs to be entirely designed around it (e.g. Minecraft, where all you do is gather stuff to build stuff) or it needs to be minor at most, otherwise why does it even exist?
Edit: I complain about grinding and retreading as someone that love metroidvanias and tactics RPGs, the first of which has inherent backtracking and the second of which usually rewards grinding. The difference in metroidvanias is that when you revisit an area, it's with upgrades and you are exploring and you are usually stomping on stuff that used to give you challenge, and it's often optional. For grinding in tactics RPGs, it's usually optional to unlock more flashy skills or classes or something or to mess around with new builds. In both cases, dying and being forced to redo something you just did always sucks still and you want to avoid dying even in the same room you restart in.
Jack shit. My back first went out at 34 because of a job I had. I couldn't do anything for like 2 weeks. You don't realize how much your back is involved in pretty much everything you do until it hurts.
My life doesn't allow for any of that.XD Best I can do is sit a Starbucks and play Minecraft haha, so damn embarrassing walking around like an crooked back slow oldman.XDPainkillers and rest, fellow old man
Yeah I used to have problems before, when I would sit a lot and sleep weirdly, haven't had problems in awhile but had to carry some heavy bags today and bam! And yeah just getting around the city has become a hassle, since I can walk fast and even slightest changes in the angle of the ground can make me curl up and cry haha.Jack shit. My back first went out at 34 because of a job I had. I couldn't do anything for like 2 weeks. You don't realize how much your back is involved in pretty much everything you do until it hurts.
Best I can do is coffee! But yeah damn hot bathtub does sound great!sit in a hot tub if available.
if not bengay and alcohol
What did he do? It isn't something one can do on ones own? Also perfect, I'm in France!;DI used to get my younger brother, who is a physiotherapist, to fix me.
Unfortunately he now moved to France, so I just have to cross my fingers, and hope to avoid future problems.
I feel for you. I got sick earlier this year and after laying in bed for 2 days, my old back injury flared up so bad I couldn't lay down anymore. I had a 103 degree temperature and couldn't get bed rest.My life doesn't allow for any of that.XD Best I can do is sit a Starbucks and play Minecraft haha, so damn embarrassing walking around like an crooked back slow oldman.XD
Yeah I used to have problems before, when I would sit a lot and sleep weirdly, haven't had problems in awhile but had to carry some heavy bags today and bam! And yeah just getting around the city has become a hassle, since I can walk fast and even slightest changes in the angle of the ground can make me curl up and cry haha.
same ... especially for stuff like Tom Braider ... or AssCreed, where ubi don't give a single fuck anymore and will never fix itI wish Steam would allow client-side renaming and sort names.
Yeah that's why I think I haven't had problems in such a long time, I walk a lot nowadays. Think it was a combination of me sleeping little longer today and then going to carrying three heavy backbacks and lifting them up, not with the knees but bending the back.XDI feel for you. I got sick earlier this year and after laying in bed for 2 days, my old back injury flared up so bad I couldn't lay down anymore. I had a 103 degree temperature and couldn't get bed rest.
Haha, well short pain certainly is better than drawn out for days!XDNah, some kind of painful "massage" that hurt like hell, and I would be back to normal.
I can't possibly tell you what bones he cracked and whatnot, since I was too busy insulting him for hurting me.
That long!? I couldn't remember how long my back pains would last, but was kind of hoping it would get better till tomorrow haha!Are you me? My back has been killing me since last Saturday.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 to the rescuesame ... especially for stuff like Tom Braider ... or AssCreed, where ubi don't give a single fuck anymore and will never fix it
just look at this fucking bullshit:
not only are they not chronological ... not only they have the shitty registered sign randomly in the name ... but as a special "fuck you" - all three AssChronicles have "the other apostrophe"
fuck you, ubi ... fuuuuuuuck youuuuuu
Oh you sweet innocent summer child. Old people don't count days but months, the bad stuff can take a year or more to go away 100%. Or never.That long!? I couldn't remember how long my back pains would last, but was kind of hoping it would get better till tomorrow haha!
Haha yeah, I do have to realise I'm officially old. My gf keeps telling me to go to the doctor, but that feels little overkill right?Oh you sweet innocent summer child. Old people don't count days but months, the bad stuff can take a year or more to go away 100%. Or never.
Oh right. The game price discourse was because Wolfenstein has microtransactions so once again a bunch of folk decided games need to go up in price and ok, now I've caught up with yesterday.
These folks do know that if games cost 150 quid, a suit would still mandate microtransactions, right?
Anyway. Both sort of fascinated by how folks rationalise this sort of thing and horrified that once again, the gamers have found a random developer to hurl abuse at like it's their fault we exist in this hellscape.
It's kinda like a bunch of folk, when confronted with these often obnoxious currencies where you can sink multiple seventy quids in or whatever, go "ah, that'll be to recoup the dev cost", making their inclusion seem absolutely necessary.
(I know Wolf's is fifteen quid and as vaguely useless an inclusion as could be managed)
All a company has to do is to keep including them and folks spin up the reasoning for them. So from there, it's only a short mental leap to "well, we need to put prices up" and bugger me at that.
Then rationalising that with "well, adjusting for inflation" as if that's it, that's how everything works and it makes perfect sense because it's not like the economics of anything is a wee bit more complex, it really is that simple.
Meanwhile, Bobby buys his seventy second yacht.
I realise that not every game with microtransactions pulls in what GTA Online does or whatever but I kinda don't know how you can look at GTA Online or Fortnite and go "yep, dev costs"
well, depends. I had quite severe back problems that I managed to deal with with a rigorous sport program over about a year.Haha yeah, I do have to realise I'm officially old. My gf keeps telling me to go to the doctor, but that feels little overkill right?
Ok I don't believe my back is that bad! Haha. But yeah depending on tomorrow, when I need to carry some heavy shit again, depending on how my back feels after that I'll consider going to the hospital to see if there is anything that can help, just a little,well, depends. I had quite severe back problems that I managed to deal with with a rigorous sport program over about a year.
but then there are the back problems that are so severe that you have to go see a doctor or go into hospital to get help. I once hat to carry someone from the 5th floor who fought in the Yugoslavian war, so you can imagine he knew about pain, but his back was so ruined that he cried like a baby in front of his wife, his children and us (paramedics) and even more intensely when we tried to help him down to the ambulance. the staircase was so narrow and steep that we couldn't carry him down on the stretcher but had to use a chair. He got into hospital and had a few operations.
That was the most severe case I've seen, but there are a loooot of such cases and these operations are quite common So, really, it depends on your case. At least a sport/fitness program to strengthen your back would be a good idea.
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well, i mean - it's not like squeenix are going to port it ... so it's the next best thing, i guessNice. If they can fix the few remaining graphical niggles it's almost as good as a PC port. (Or maybe better, given that it supports 60 FPS and arbitrary resolution in RPCS3 and that's not a given for a PC port )