#-49 Posted by Hotel_Security -
If the attack would normally hit you and you evade through it, it will certainly count as a perfect evade
Interesting, but reasonable. Could make some large enemies easier though…Roll around to avoid Cyclops attacks and then engage rage for power spirit hits.
Thus my love of damage values
Well, having the option to stick damage values pop up would certainly be nice. We’re seeing newer games like Lords of Shadow and Darksiders 2 both have these as options that you can toggle on and off. More options are always appreciated. Also, I should that I’m shocked that El Shaddai actually has button configuration options…given how stingy the genre is on this, it’s somewhat shocking.
>kick will get nerfed if anything
That's the way to put it.
I’m assume it’ll be the ONLY thing that’s been nerfed if only because it’s the only thing that the general public has picked up on as an exploit.
I guess that is a hint that GoW won't be looking to add elemental resistances/weaknesses to the mix.
I see them trying this for a few choice bosses (maybe even have a “tutorial boss” to show how it works) but maybe leave it alone for normal enemies. Or, at the very least, maybe have elements give you an advantage but have you be able to still do fine if you don’t want to bother. El Shaddai has some enemies weak against certain weapon types but aside from bosses (where you can easily switch which weapon you want), I don’t bother to notice.
, CG used for disarms
So, Kratos will tether away their weapon somehow? Does it fall to their feet where they can easily get it again…would you have to walk over to their weapon to allow them to grab it?
(so Grunts with something other than barehands) are noted as 0 damage
Doesn’t do damage but then builds up dumb meter that can eventually do damage. Sigh…
Seems you are pretty close to impossible to harm during Tether evades and can spam them far more rapidly than regular evades for constant i-frames.
Heh…bosses with grunts around them are in trouble.
#-48 Posted by MrStarkiller -
That it is. Or could be if handled tastefully. But that's a rather large "if". Given what I've seen, don't count on it.
>toggle on/off damage display
Something admirable from genres I hardly play. It is a nice fit.
Appreciated as a gesture.
If any at all, yes. Because of the mocking by a casual to the director. That's just embarrassing.
>advantages to elemental states
I expect this, but just not in the form of resistance, affinity, immunity, etc. I can imagine lightning with increased attack speed, leaving lightning cores to arc hits between foes, etc. Soul doing...something with souls flying out I suppose. Ice with slowing (or even full petrification if they want me to break their game even more).
He just rams into them and they drop it (butterfingers). That case does 0 damage. Otherwise, it deals damage. It falls by us, but they are pushed away from it. They look confused about all this (stopping to look both ways before crossing the street). Then they sprint for any WW on the ground while disarmed.
You love it. To clarify. Disarm CG deals no damage, but CG deals damage. Nothing special about rage CG. All count as grabs, so the should be immune to Power % and halving of 'rage' worth. Air CG on Captain deals damage. Ground CG does not *thus being exploitable*.
>grunts are going to be less help than hindrance to others
Nothing too new or exciting about this information.
#-47 Posted by MrStarkiller -
This besides the Manticore video.
Should be a 30 minute video. This isn't 30 minutes. Let's see here:
0:02 Magaera QTE. Looks almost like they're implying she has the life cycle.
0:05 Looks like juggling of Satyr Grunts in a prison (Tartarus, I imagine). The next monster (boss) doesn't look like Charbydis. Curious. Then it seems to show what might be a Hecatoncheir.
0:07 Kratos in the prison with re-skinned Satyr Grunts. Gets hit by Hecatoncheir much like with Colossus. Then fighting with more Satyrs in this prison of the Furies. Head rips one. Crash landing.
0:13 Yep. Re-skinned Satyr Grunts in a prison as they told us long ago. Not sure why we have a gold aura on the Blades. That was only for the BoA in their godly state. Very strange that the stun state is coming up from Blades strikes. Change to the stun system, I take it. That or they're using a possession for 'stunning blades' (gold). Very unlikely.
0:24 All done? Guess there won't be much changes to the SP beyond the next demo, eh?
0:29 Brood of the creature from before. Reminds me of Skorpius and Scylla. Tether into grab kill. Hades Nymph toss. Too bad they don't seem to explode. The bright green isn't for me.
0:30 Back in my day, we actually controlled these segments.
0:32 There's the creature. Could be a number of different beasts from Tartarus. Hard to guess.
0:50 Cyclops Berserker coming up the rear with a...steal club?
0:53 I have no idea what I'm looking at here.
1:03 What the f***? Weird looking re-skin of Satyr Grunts.
1:13 Cyclops time. Standing awfully erect. More like GoS/CoO. Still a Berserker with that kick to punch move.
1:19 I was thinking this was just part of Hecatoncheir somehow, but I'm not sure...
1:23 Yeah, it was definitely not part of it, but is certainly some sort of other boss. Is it an original character or their version of something like Kampe? Lamia shouldn't be here. It looks male though. Can't be Echidna as such either. What male monster is there that isn't just made up? Kampe is tied to Echidna who is tied to Python. I don't know. Apollo on the Omphalos Stone takes her out with arrows apparently. I don't remember that. Sybaris is also tied to Kampe, but Delphi too. Lots of relations between these gals. Ties to Scylla as well. And none of this relates to his clearly male monster (that has a brood).
1:39 So now the WW discard can charge into the uppercut? Seems to cause knockbacks in this case. As for the talk of this large corpse...amusing. Who is it?
1:52 Kratos in bondage. I'm sure some will be pleased.
2:16 You bet your ass, son. I'll crush them all. No mercy.
2:39 Gold orbs? Rage? Doesn't keep with the system they've made though. Fuel for WWs? I remember in MP they spoke of a 30 second time limit, but SP didn't seem to have a limit for them.
2:44 Jailer with back-up.
2:47 More trash. I was hoping for the walls to be closing in in classic fashion.
2:59 Smashes through to find...a MP champion...
3:29 Three to four times a fight? The whole fight...or more times than noted with 'rage dumping'. This is absurd. Magaera is just chilling out above this area? Odd.
3:35 I don't know about this 'strategy' talk for it, but I do know it is too readily abused and that it locks away what was already there before giving it back to appear useful while not actually doing what a 'rage' does in GoW history of mechanics.
3:41 Cyclops Desert King gut split? Too bad entrails don't fall out. Where's the eye pull? This is a Berserker. I want that eye to come out.
#-46 Posted by MrStarkiller -
NOTE: I really get the feeling I'm going to grow weary of the 'Grunts', when I normally don't feel that way.
First 30 minutes of GoW:A : http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/lxquf7/god-of-war--ascension-opening-gameplay
1:09 Talk of Primordials? Unexpected. Who's who in all this?
1:44 Best not be implying that was Nyx taking a killing blow.
2:08 Exactly why didn't they find this to be an offense?
2:32 Why did he turn on him (after the fight)? How are Furies going to overpower something stronger than any titan if we're going to bring them down? This reminds me of the Fates.
3:00 Yes. A prison build upon him. Very amusing.
3:50 Looking pretty out of it, Kratos. Better get your game face on, son.
4:30 Magaera speaks. Let's hear what this silly woman has to say before we kill her and all her 'friends' (sisters).
4:49 Ah, so these creatures are the 'spawn' her of breasts. I'd forgotten they intended for her to have this ability.
5:05 "Baby, you got real ugly" - Ash
5:13 Repeated slaps. The worst offense. There is only one way to settle this now. She must die for our honor.
5:29 I suppose this is an early tutorial of promptless QTEs.
5:40 This is what you get for not using your mouth properly in battle. Should have learned from Guts.
5:49 Base Blades.
6:03 This is just embarassing now. Look her talk all this noise as a Kratos in a weakened state from years before he had real power...wakes up and slaps her around. Not doing a good job establishing the Furies as big time with this.
6:22 ...Mother of God. So weak...running away from base Kratos. This is sad to behold.
6:25 Ares is some manner of hot shot to these fools?
6:33 Cringe worthy. Might as well start screaming "F*** YOOOOUUUUUU!" as Poison did in DmC.
6:40 So a variant on Hades Nymph. They don't fly well though.
6:52 He (Lord Ares?) is a fool to watch you what? Woman, I cannot understand you. Speak properly if you must speak at all.
6:57 Hard to see, but you can hear the activation of rage and see the rage locked moves. We have it from the start. "Now there is no hope." - Kratos *PAIN is going to be a real f***ing PAIN thanks to the no rage condition*
7:01 Ended with s4a? What?
7:05 He seems to be skipping potential hidden stuff.
7:06 This is NOT how she should be behaving. This is extremely off-putting. You don't build them up to be a big deal and make them look like a joke in the same few minutes of the game. There is no way these stooges are the final fight. Nemesis? Nyx? *too much* Orcos can't be it. Who?
7:19 Did she think the fall would do us in? Is she completely clueless? Now we know how we got here at least.
7:44 That explains the weird grunts (that are just re-skinned Satyr Grunts).
7:54 Looking real tough for all of a full second before getting Tethered and slapped like momma bear.
8:07 Without 'magic', there is no 'explosion' to our WB and such. We need 'fire' for that. This said, could we perhaps NOT select magic for the full game to keep clean of elemental influence if we so choose? Better still, not have rage at all? If rage is a base ability and it doesn't act like rage...and without elements it has no special perks, should we even restrict it based on the name? I'm unsure.
8:17 More moves out of the charge. Nice. Too bad it didn't do jack.
8:30 Yep. Just eat those drop kicks all day.
8:44 Kratos smash?
#-45 Posted by MrStarkiller -
9:14 WW draw is not an attack now? Pushed him away in a really awkward slide though.
9:29 Where's the reticule?
9:22 WW Sword is dropping EXP per hit? I'm convinced that there is a case where WWs only last 30 seconds as things are now. No way they can be like in the demo and have this ability too.
9:32 My money says this was unintended. He had grab targetting issues and just rolled with it. But maybe he just wanted a less efficient approach after using a discard designed for causing stun state.
9:50 Way to PoP whore, devs.
9:52 Kicked his weapon right out of his hands. Cute.
10:25 Really not liking the dialogue so far.
11:11 Ring-out? "I love it!" - Gene
11:28 Wasn't the point that oathbreakers don't just die here? Is she touched in the head? Why did the sisters leave this idiot with us? She clearly didn't get the memo about how business is done. With her performance so far, she's not fit to be our guard. She is the reason we escaped at all.
11:35 Why are they not exploding like before?
11:44 The hardest enemy yet for this lad is one you can grab kill instantly. Lovely.
12:16 That explains it. A mutation on the body of the Hecatoncheir *I hate this pronunciation*.
12:58 This fight would be more interesting if the shifting meant we could be rung out if not careful. They wouldn't dare. They don't have the stomache for it.
13:06 No EXP orbs for hits with the Sword WW on the boss.
13:22 So now we only have Valor for a counter hit or does it come back for Fire Rage?
13:26 I wonder if all this is blockable. The demo made it seem like they would do something so silly.
14:04 Reminds me of Hippocampus (Leviathan) minus the ability to actually scale walls *downgrade*.
14:30 Dont tell me that is the only move it has here...
15:46 God, she's annoying. And that fight was a bad joke. That's going to be super boring and tedious for challenge runs. Just air slaps over and over again.
15:56 Borrowed this from GoS.
16:07 Ugh. I'm just not into this.
16:28 Enslaved set a bad example.
17:00 Reminds me of the view while shimmying along Cronos in GoW1. Didn't mention it earlier, but why is she missing an arm again? She had one in the early showings, I thought.
17:15 It was not me, it was the bird. I wish it had been me though. Classic GoW would be me leaping to the chain and getting the ledge as I cause the guy to plummet to his death.
17:53 They finally have Javelin tosses and the first thing they do? Friendly fire. Color me unimpressed for their big intro.
18:40 None of them dropped their Javelin? Really? At least their melee got updated.
19:38 >giving us EXP from that
20:47 Ring-out all day, every day.
20:52 There's the reticule.
21:09 This is just getting ridiculous. What is this big clown doing?
21:49 Odd death 'disappearances'.
21:56 Kratos upskirt. 10/10. GOTY.
NOTE: I hope they're quite proud of the joke they've made of this series thus far.
#-44 Posted by MrStarkiller -
23:24 Some new moves for it.
23:51 So stun state for the ride? With the old system I could abuse this, but this new one? I'm not so sure.
23:56 His light hits should be sending enemies flying.
24:25 So much for a mini-boss. What a chump.
25:26 Now we've got this moron from MP in canon. What jackass put this in the SP?
25:41 ...I'm sorely tempted to whore the ellipsis in reaction to this.
25:52 In another parallel with the Hippocampus, we have this happening.
26:02 What killed Deimos is merely a transition for Kratos even at this point. Telling. Reminds me of Freddy vs Jason.
26:38 I wish this was on a higher setting. It isn't nearly aggressive enough to get attacks in before being finished off.
27:45 At least here is some spice, but he sure isn't very aggresive.
28:28 The rule of three again, is it?
29:43 How nice of them to turn off the HUD and QTE prompts. I wonder if we'll have the option in the retail version.
30:13 And now the Head is infected as she just watches us.
~This seemed like shallow spectacle to me (even for a tutorial boss/area). It really feels like I'm between GoS and GoWIII in terms of quality.
NOTE: I could have just posted a link to the update elsewhere, but most don't like to follow links more than they have to.