I do remember getting a bit lost frequently in the early games, but don't remember them being too difficult beyond that. Shame the newer ones aren't as challenging, but I've come to expect that!maz89 wrote:Eva Yojimbo wrote:Glad to hear the new Tomb Raiders are fun. The gamplay and environments were the biggest appeal of the original PS1 games. I really loved the first one back in the day--there was nothing quite like it back then. The sequels weren't quite as good, though.
I will say that I miss the old TRs just on account of how challenging and difficult they were. I remember being lost in never-ending, complicated mazes of the earlier games (including the sequels, which I quite liked too!). The newer ones are fun and polished, yes, but they aren't nearly as challenging as they used to be.
I might get back to SA at some point as well.maz89 wrote:Eva Yojimbo wrote:I played but never finished San Andreas. I kinda got into GTA a bit before it was released and played GTA III and Vice City first, so by the time I got to SA I was a bit GTA'd out. I have similar memories of VC, driving around Miami listening to... well, lots of different 80s songs! Thought it was really cool they even included a track like Slayer's Raining Blood.
Aw man, wish you'd played it! RG really does improve upon every element imaginable in SA so much that every new GTA game now barely has anything new to offer - with the exception of better graphics of course.
Yeah, I'll definitely tackle it on Normal first. Gotcha on the patience/patterns thing.maz89 wrote:Eva Yojimbo wrote:What's this "crack the code" and "the fix" stuff with Dark Souls? Is it some kind of gameplay mechanic that just makes everything easier or something? I'm honestly not sure if I want to know or not!
Hahah, Raxi explains it. Each enemy has a certain attack pattern. That's the code you have to crack. The key is patience! If you go for one extra lick, you might not have enough stamina to dodge away from the enemy's next attack. Word of warning: play on Normal first (that's what I did as a Dark Souls noob).
BTW, one game I didn't see you mention is God of War. I think you (and maybe your dad!) would really love that.
I did check out God of War but it's still pretty pricey at like $30. I guess I can go ahead and grab it. This is the last day of the sale. Looks like the original trilogy is dirt-cheap too, guess I'll get them while I'm at it.