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Everything posted by RedShell

  1. I do indeed realise that. But for now I'm just happy to finally have one of them!
  2. Yay! I can stop playing now. Yeah right.
  3. Monster Hunter Rise

    Yeah, you really need a full team for that monster in the demo, 15 mins is a super tight time limit! We were doing pretty great on that last one though, can’t have been too far off killing it. Looking forward to properly destroying Magnamalo in the full game! Anyway, cheers for the hunts.
  4. Monster Hunter Rise

    Ouch! Sorry for messing up at the start there, got seriously lost while riding Rathian. This hunt be brutal.
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  6. Monster Hunter Rise

    Oh cool! Thanks for the tip. Yeah, it is great how it helps everyone else out as well. I remember an online hunt in MHW when a really good Hunting Horn player responded to my SOS, suddenly my character was on steroids and seemingly invincible too! Maybe I'll make more of an effort to learn it in Rise. I definitely get the feeling this version of MH could be the one where I end up using lots of different weapon types, rather than sticking to just 1 or 2 like I normally do. The Wirebug has made many of them so much more fun to use!
  7. Monster Hunter Rise

    So I did a bit more experimenting with all of the different weapon types. I hunted Great Izuchi with every single weapon and each time tried to follow the exact same path to the monster (yeah... it obviously didn't always work out ) then I took note of the time it took to clear the quest, here are the results: Oh- and I didn't use any of the additional supplies (bombs, traps, etc.) or environmental buffs for any of these hunts, they were all done using only the main weapon. Well, dog and cat assistance too I guess, but that was out of my control. Hunting Horn - 02:58 (WTF!? ) Light Bowgun - 03:30 Dual Blades - 04:31 Hammer - 04:35 Switch Axe - 04:47 Sword & Shield - 04:56 Charge Blade - 05:06 Long Sword - 05:14 Heavy Bowgun - 05:22 Bow - 05:34 Gunlance - 05:39 Insect Glaive - 05:50 Lance - 06:19 Great Sword - 06:40 (seriously, how do you use this thing!? ) OK so first things first, either the Hunting Horn in this demo is a way better quality/rank weapon than all of the other types, or I'm somehow a Hunting Horn natural. Either way, that was a big surprise to see it make the very best time as I have minimal experience with it. Hammer in 4th is also quite surprising but the truth is that was just a terrible run where literally everything went wrong. It's a shame there isn't an arena style quest in the demo, as that would've made this process slightly more scientific but it's still a pretty good indicator as to what weapon types might be best suited for me in this particular version of MH. Might have to do another few hunts with the top performers, especially Hunting Horn, to see if that was just a fluke. Luckily I have several profiles on my Switch, so lots of attempts left with the demo.
  8. Monster Hunter Rise

    I don’t get on with gyro controls unfortunately, but gave them a quick go in the demo anyway. They’re certainly responsive on the default setting, too responsive even! Feels very similar to Splatoon 2, so I imagine that if you liked gyro aiming in that game you’ll probably be right at home with it in Rise too.
  9. Monster Hunter Rise

    So I was planning to switch from Hammer to Insect Glaive in MH Rise, but it looks like I might be switching again... to Light Bowgun! Yeah, have spent most of my time in the v.2 demo using that, and it’s been great. It’s probably the closest you can get (in terms of gameplay at least) to ranged Prowler, so it actually feels pretty familiar to me as well. And it’s the weapon type that I’ve done the best with against Magnamalo so far (i.e. survived the longest against it ) which is also a good sign. Only annoying thing about it is having to use the R button for Wirebug moves in combat, which is a bit confusing/clumsy compared to the other weapon types, but should be able to get used to that with enough practice. Anyway, whichever weapon type I finally decide on using, I’m looking forward to some online N-E hunts once the game releases!
  10. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Ah, I wondered what was going on there.
  11. Xbox Game Pass (Console & PC)

    To be fair, they have quite a few of those too (Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Yakuza etc.) you've just played 'em all already.
  12. Switch eShop Thread

    Wow, they finally did it: I'm going to take the credit for this one: Nintendo, feel free to use some of my other suggestions, yeah.
  13. Monster Hunter Rise

    Oh yeah, good point.
  14. Monster Hunter Rise

    Yeah, the SOS Flares in MHW made the hub method of setting up online games pretty much pointless, so it's great to see it return in this version, albeit as the rather less exciting sounding "Join Requests". Anyway, I think it's going to be quite impossible for me to resist getting the game on Switch at this point. Damn, you Capcom!
  15. Dinosaur Planet N64 Build has leaked!!

    I haven’t, no. Will keep that in mind for a rainy day then.
  16. Dinosaur Planet N64 Build has leaked!!

    I used to think exactly the same thing, until I played Sea of Thieves! Their story clearly isn’t over yet, I reckon Rare could be very much on the road to recovery actually. Guess we’ll have a better idea once Everwild arrives, but something tells me that SoT marks the start of a comeback.
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Ah, that bittersweet moment of seeing a character you really want getting added to Smash via... Mii costume. I remember it well with Goemon.
  18. Aliens: Fireteam

    Never heard of Cold Iron Studios before, so just checked out their history. Turns out this is a debut title for them! Here's hoping it'll be good.
  19. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    What's this? A Switch game to add to my gaming diary!? Looks like it, as the credits finally rolled on Ring Fit Adventure!: Yeah, I really should play this much more often. Anyway, it's a fantastic game and you can undoubtedly get a great workout from it too, in that sense I think it's actually much more effective than any of Nintendo's previous sports/fitness titles. The final battle was also brilliant, I was absolutely knackered towards the end of it and in considerable amounts of pain but just couldn't stop grinning. Think I was level 170-ish by the end, but there are some people on my friend list that are at over 300! They're obviously doing new game+. Hopefully I'll also be able to find the motivation to continue playing this for a while yet. Games completed in 2021: Tetris Effect: Connected (PC) Doom Eternal (PC) Dragon Quest XI (PC) The Medium (PC) Yakuza 3 Remastered (PC) UnderMine (PC) Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)
  20. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    Not saying those that aren't initially digging the new direction are wrong to be annoyed about it, but I will say this... back when Yakuza 7 (aka Yakuza: Like a Dragon) was revealed to be a turn-based RPG instead of the usual real-time brawler, I was not exactly over the moon about it. Fast forward to having actually played it, and it was one of the most enjoyable games in the entire series! So yeah, it's best to just wait and see how things pans out, the final product could surprise you. Plus, everyone should be far more concerned about Game Freak getting it running above 15 fps at this point. Maybe they should give Panic Button a call.
  21. Where is Pokémon Sleep, dammit!
  22. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    Yeah... This is clearly way too ambitious for Game Freak, I can't see it turning out very well unfortunately. But you never know, they might finally figure out optimization at some point before this releases.
  23. Monster Hunter Rise

    Wonder if cross-play will be a thing (probably not). Although even if it was, I imagine most people playing on Switch would be finished with the game by the time the PC version arrives. It's definitely an annoying situation though as I'm hyped for the game, but I'd much prefer to play it on PC.
  24. Monster Hunter Rise

    Damn, really not sure if I should get this on Switch or wait for the PC version... Hmm...