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2 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

 

Dead Cells tho

 

Hades is a lot closer to what Returnanal is. You don't even have to bend over backwards like you did trying to make the Dead Cells comparison, it's just like straight up like Hades. :p

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Just now, Keyser_Soze said:

 

Hades is a lot closer to what Returnanal is. You don't even have to bend over backwards like you did trying to make the Dead Cells comparison, it's just like straight up like Hades. :p

 

What differences do you see that you have to stretched for Dead Cells but don't have to for Hades? :thinking:

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7 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

 

What differences do you see that you have to stretched for Dead Cells but don't have to for Hades? :thinking:

 

Ok well you stretched nothing BUT in Hades you actually move around a "3d" environment during battle, and they take places in big rooms / arenas, which looks more like this.

Dead Cells is more of a sidescrolling game, like a roguelike metroidvania kind of thing, while Hades is all about battling and upgrading stuff.

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10 minutes ago, Keyser_Soze said:

 

Ok well you stretched nothing BUT in Hades you actually move around a "3d" environment during battle, and they take places in big rooms / arenas, which looks more like this.

Dead Cells is more of a sidescrolling game, like a roguelike metroidvania kind of thing, while Hades is all about battling and upgrading stuff.

 

:lol: 

 

Okay, bold out of the way, yeah, that sounds more like it. I still think my Dead Cells comparison was spot on since you feel a sense of progression upgrading things that carry over from playthrough to playthrough. :p 

 

It's because I loved Dead Cells that Hades interests me and Returnal interests me, so the fact that Hades has similarities to Dead Cells as well is exciting.

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49 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

 

:lol: 

 

Okay, bold out of the way, yeah, that sounds more like it. I still think my Dead Cells comparison was spot on since you feel a sense of progression upgrading things that carry over from playthrough to playthrough. :p 

 

It's because I loved Dead Cells that Hades interests me and Returnal interests me, so the fact that Hades has similarities to Dead Cells as well is exciting.

 

Are you getting Hades physical version on the 19th? :o

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7 minutes ago, ManUtdRedDevils said:

Nice. Still deciding if I want to pick it up on my birthday 

 

Going with the standard $69.99 or the digital deluxe $79.99 version?

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On 3/25/2021 at 10:33 AM, Keyser_Soze said:

 

Going with the standard $69.99 or the digital deluxe $79.99 version?

I'm also trying to decide which version to buy! Is this one of those decisions you have to make for me?

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5 hours ago, Remarkableriots said:

I'm also trying to decide which version to buy! Is this one of those decisions you have to make for me?

 

The Deluxe has a soundtrack and costumes, most likely the way to go.

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23 minutes ago, ManUtdRedDevils said:

 

Hmm. That didn't look "next gen" to me at all. The video isn't the best quality but that didn't impress me. We shall see. 15 days until release. 

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Only thing I'm not digging about this game are the seemingly simple and same-y looking level layouts and designs. It all looks like 'alien rocks and vines' in varying colors.

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51 minutes ago, Bloodporne said:

Only thing I'm not digging about this game are the seemingly simple and same-y looking level layouts and designs. It all looks like 'alien rocks and vines' in varying colors.

 

This is my issue with all rougelike games. Even Hades which has a generally great art design, you spend most of the time in essentially the first stage and see most of the environment variation you will spend most of your time with in like 10 minutes. Even after then you don’t get a lot of variation for the amount of time you play it beyond the random shifting of assets, but mostly it’s like different rooms in the same area over and over. Actually though it had the same problem, Dead Cells I feel does this a little better.

 

I don’t think it has to be part of the core concept with these games, move assets around randomly when you die but have a large template of basic environmental designs that are distinct from each other. 

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1 hour ago, stepee said:

 

This is my issue with all rougelike games. Even Hades which has a generally great art design, you spend most of the time in essentially the first stage and see most of the environment variation you will spend most of your time with in like 10 minutes. Even after then you don’t get a lot of variation for the amount of time you play it beyond the random shifting of assets, but mostly it’s like different rooms in the same area over and over. Actually though it had the same problem, Dead Cells I feel does this a little better.

 

I don’t think it has to be part of the core concept with these games, move assets around randomly when you die but have a large template of basic environmental designs that are distinct from each other. 

Never played Hades nor Dead Cells actually but that sounds boring, yeah. 

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  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to Returnal (30 April 2021) - Information Thread, update: "Hostiles" trailer

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In the opening hours of Returnal, pulsating combat and a mysterious story come together, offering an exciting blend of Hades and the Alien series.

 

 

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7 hours ago, crispy4000 said:

This totally looks like my jam, even more after these previews.  I'm not buying a PS5 for it, but damn do I want to play it.

 

@Mr.Vic20 Please buy him a PS5 so he can join us.

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"I’ve been playing this and can’t be too specific about it yet, but I’m kinda in love. Everything just feels so good. Movement, combat, the seamlessness of it all."

 

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Just grabbed a couple of £45 codes, thanks very much for the advice, good discount. I was planning on waiting for the reviews to drop, but I've seen enough to convince me. Pre-order confirmed...

 

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On 4/14/2021 at 1:22 PM, stepee said:

 

This is my issue with all rougelike games. Even Hades which has a generally great art design, you spend most of the time in essentially the first stage and see most of the environment variation you will spend most of your time with in like 10 minutes. Even after then you don’t get a lot of variation for the amount of time you play it beyond the random shifting of assets, but mostly it’s like different rooms in the same area over and over. Actually though it had the same problem, Dead Cells I feel does this a little better.

 

I don’t think it has to be part of the core concept with these games, move assets around randomly when you die but have a large template of basic environmental designs that are distinct from each other. 


huh? The first 3 areas are drastically different from each other. A good run only takes 30-35 minutes how diversity did you want in that period of time?

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