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Returnal - RLLMUK and BAFTA GOTY 2021 - Free Ascension DLC out now!


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11 hours ago, FalconGR said:

If you are not using it already, try the electropylon in biome 5 - it seems very overpowered for that zone. Also the reconstructor in the central chamber is pretty handy (normally I don’t bother but if you’ve done the first or second key and use it then it is a big help). 

 

I was struggling with Biome 5 until I found a Dreadbound in Biome 4, and then I never died again

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I just picked up my first dreadbound in biome 5 and died shortly after. I dont get how it works! Seemed really weak but I must be missing something. I was cleaning up prior to that, downed the biome 4 boss on my first attempt and generally feeling like I was making good progress. The jumping sections in biome 5 can get fucked though! 

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6 hours ago, Marmite said:

I just picked up my first dreadbound in biome 5 and died shortly after. I dont get how it works! Seemed really weak but I must be missing something. I was cleaning up prior to that, downed the biome 4 boss on my first attempt and generally feeling like I was making good progress. The jumping sections in biome 5 can get fucked though! 


the dreadbound has no Overload pattern because it doesn’t reload. The shards return into the weapon from enemies, and it only fires when it has at least one shard in it. Therefore, it’s better close range because the shards return quicker. It melts everything short-to-mid range, provided you don’t miss because the shard will hit a distant side of the room or THE SKYBOX before returning, vastly reducing your rate of fire. Once you get the hang of it it’s laughable. Learn how to dodge up close and close distance quickly and it is the most powerful weapon imo

 

makes me want to download again just to use it

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Ok, Ophion down! Whoop.
 

Managed to nail him and the whole abyssal scar section first time, which was massively unexpected. Tired this morning though!
 

Seems im not done with this game though, which I have massively enjoyed after initially not picking it up due the horror stories about the difficulty. 

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1 hour ago, Marmite said:

Ok, Ophion down! Whoop.
 

Managed to nail him and the whole abyssal scar section first time, which was massively unexpected. Tired this morning though!
 

Seems im not done with this game though, which I have massively enjoyed after initially not picking it up due the horror stories about the difficulty. 


I got my ass kicked so hard in one section of abyssal scar it took me a week to go back. There’s an enemy that gives you malfunctions if their red projectiles hit you and they kicked my ass after the long drop following the fabricator room. Took both my respawns and all my health packs

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3 minutes ago, Floshenbarnical said:


I got my ass kicked so hard in one section of abyssal scar it took me a week to go back. There’s an enemy that gives you malfunctions if their red projectiles hit you and they kicked my ass after the long drop following the fabricator room. Took both my respawns and all my health packs

 

Yep, I got hit a few times by those. Brutal, but fortunately the malfunctions weren't too horrendous and easy to clear. I think I found Biome 5 the most difficult last night - those flying bastards and the fast swooshy boys made for some tricky fights. 

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18 minutes ago, Marmite said:

 

Yep, I got hit a few times by those. Brutal, but fortunately the malfunctions weren't too horrendous and easy to clear. I think I found Biome 5 the most difficult last night - those flying bastards and the fast swooshy boys made for some tricky fights. 


yeah drones are hard to time - their rockets are fast and can be hard to spot amongst all the sparks flying off them as you lay into them

 

the things I get hit the most by are the suicide octopi in biome 6. They’re so fast and accurate with their kamikaze runs 

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Resumed a game I'd suspended on the 2nd boss this morning before work and remembered it was a pretty good run. 2x health, level 5 pistol and shock stream and an astronaut do I dropped in on Ixios and killed him. Sweet! 

 

Not bad considering I stopped playing this when my son was born and have barely touched it since! I didn't know his 3rd form so that's where my health and astronaut went! :D

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12 hours ago, Colonel Panic said:

Not bad considering I stopped playing this when my son was born and have barely touched it since! I didn't know his 3rd form so that's where my health and astronaut went! :D

 

Fucking hell, did your son burst from your wife's chest?

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Got my PS5 on Friday…. Surprised I managed  to hold out this long because this was one of the reasons I wanted a PS5. Got some discounted PSN credit and it’s on sale for £52 so I got it for around £45-47 which I’m happy to pay. 
 

I am so god damn excited to play this game. 

 

EDIT: yeah, this is great. Getting flashbacks of Metroid Prime, the pacing is spot on and I've already died five times. Loving the weird stuff that's happening too.

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Finally got the true ending tonight. What a game, just really enjoyable throughout. Felt great, looked great and sounded pretty great too! 
 

Had to look up some theories on the ending - really interesting stuff. 
 

To think I was on the fence about this one due to the stories surrounding the difficulty. So glad I cracked on anyway. A brilliant showcase for the PS5. 

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I've said before that £70 is a really bad price point from Sony, but I also struggle to think of a game that I've got more value from than Returnal. And it seems like there's a lot more to come here.

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Two player is gonna be nut-nut! Imagine those enemies that fire out the expanding rings being triggered by somebody else - gonna need some top communications skills, which in reality will be both of you shouting "FUUUUUUUUUU"

 

Can't wait!

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Going to be really interesting to see how the endless/arcade mode works. Like, is currency still a thing? Would be quite cool if there were a set array of items at different prices. So as you master those early stages, you're picking up more currency and therefore able to buy better items, to get you further up the tower. 

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2 hours ago, LaveDisco said:

Amazing news. And means the GOTY 22 has just qualified for GOTY 23 in that dlc/update category. 

I’d be genuinely interested to see if those who’ve played both prefer this or Elden ring. I think they are in the same class. 

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17 minutes ago, FalconGR said:

I’d be genuinely interested to see if those who’ve played both prefer this or Elden ring. I think they are in the same class. 


elden ring is deeper. But I prefer this. It feels better in my hands and is faster

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