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The strongest Persona user
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What is you’re favorite persona
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Nioh 2 Review (Spoiler free)
For the record, I played Nioh 2 with an Odachi for 95% of the entire game, mostly in High stance, poked at Ninjutsu so I could get the extra Elixir capacity but ended up loving Poison Shuriken for their use on mostly everything and ended up dying 197 times by the end of the game. The most I died to a boss was 9 times. I died in Nioh 1 627 times in total, though a lot of that differance between death counts is likely due to experiance since I only beat Nioh 2 at the end of last month.<div class='edited'>(edited by Gin)</div>
When was this created?
Shou has been awakened.
Last Post Wins: New Year Edition
Welcome to Phansite. Were all mad here.
Rom_Dolos?
Reperzel? More like: https://i.imgur.com/cmDRpRn.png
Phansite on phone
Clearly, this is the act of Kami-sama
Phansite on phone
I made a mistake posting on this thread
Last Post Wins: New Year Edition
Awaken, my Last Post Wins thread.
Phansite on phone
Damn Rep. You've been keeping count? You have a stronger will than I do, my friend.

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Nioh 2 Review (Spoiler free)
Well, I did a first impressions thread for the Open Beta of Nioh 2. Figures I might as well book end it by making a final impressions thread for the whole game. I'll be spoiling Nioh 1 here but not Nioh 2. As previously mentioned, my relationship with Nioh 1 is love-hate. I like the game as a whole, a samurai souls type of deal taking places in Sengoku era Japan. As a history buff, I'm inclined to love the concept. However, certain factors, such as the ludicrusly unbalanced damage you take from everything made the game a large chore, especially against fast enemies such as White Tiger or the DLC's first boss Date Shigizane. The entire DLC in general can burn in hell for this reason. However, Nioh 2 fixes this issue and adds new mechanics that make the game far better simply by making it more balanced. The game is a prequel to Nioh 1, featuring Hideyoshi, in the game going by his birth name of Tokichiro, as he rises to the top of Japan and you play as The Protaganist (Yes, that's the name the game uses in it's bios), a fully customizable mute who is half Yokai and, as such, can turn into one for a brief period and utilize Yokai abilities. You also have a shiny knife that is inscribed with the name &quot;Hide&quot;, so that's what everyone in the game calls you. Gameplay wise, the game is far more balanced than Nioh 1. No longer can everything kill you in one combo. You come with a new assortment of skills you can use thanks to being a Yokai. You can use other Yokai's abilties, including bosses, by collecting their soul cores. Using this you can equip your self with 2, later 3, of the cores that can do certain things such as inflicting status effects or doing a lot of damage. You can also counter the strongest attacks certain enemies, Human or Yokai, have when they flash red and use that to stun them for a few seconds if you do it right. Depending on the type of spirit type, you can either perform a hit, dodge or guard to knock an enemy out of the attack. Burst counters also have some other uses, such as actually allowing you to escape from the stun after you get Ki broken. Oh, and the game actually gives you enough exp to not fall behind the level suggestion in late game. The game still has it's flaws however. Certain side quests are still the same where they throw a bunch of mid tier Yokai into a room and have you fight them all. One room in the game has you fight two large bosses with thankfully lessened damage in a small room and says &quot;Good Luck&quot;. There's also the Yokai Form which is Nioh 2's version of Nioh 1's Living weapon except it's completely useless cause of how little damage it does when used but it can still be useful in making you invincible for a 5 second or so window. Finally, certain enemies and bosses are still a chore to fight, sometimes worse than even Nioh 1. Overall however, Nioh 2 is far and away better than Nioh 1 to me thanks to it's added balance changes and new mechanics. If Nioh 1 was a 6, Nioh 2 is easily an 8 for me. Now, let's just hope they learn from their mistakes and don't fuck up the game with the DLC like they did in Nioh 1.
Dynasty Warriors in a nutshell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl0I9n2PUjk MY BROTHERS!- Guan Yu
Most Bullshit Bosses in gaming
So, Like the last list, I was inspired by Nioh. Cause there is a certain boss in that game that sucks all kinds of balls. <spoiler>Hundred Eyes aka Sir John Dee is the story modes final boss, coming in a mission after the credits roll in the Tower of London,</spoiler> It's attacks are easy avoid, most them involve him attacking past you if you stick to his side, and leave him very open to attack. But that isn't the problem. He summons eyes. At first, they aren't an issue. <spoiler>Dee</spoiler> is just sitting on the ground like a toddler occupied with a toy while you cut them all down then you can go right back to the same attack. Then he summons them again. And moves while they are active. Which leads to when you will die to this boss. If you don't deal with the eyes, they'll likely hit you with the clusterfuck of lasers while your healing or trying to attack. But try dealing with them will likely end in the boss killing you while off screen due his attacks hitting much harder while the eyes are out. It's an occasion of it not being the <i>boss</i> that's an issue but the annoying enemies he spawns that are the real problem with the fight. Which makes it feel like you've been cheated when the boss kills you. In fact, all fights in general that distract you with normal enemies in the fight can up here. But that's besides the point. What are the fights you find absolute bullshit?
Adult Confidant AU
https://twitter.com/ScruffyTurtles/status/1233066760305283077 Scruffy Turtles is back at it with the Adult AU confidant. Now with added actual story in the form of a Webtoons series.
Forum Game: Guess the Game.
Easy rules. Make a Haiku about a video game. The next person in the thread has to guess it and then make a Haiku of a game and so on and so forth. Ready? I'll go first. Edge. Edge. Edge. Edge. Edge. Undo. Undo, Edge, Undo, Undo. Edge Undo. Pretty easy one for those who have played the game.
Have You Seen Our House?
Our House. In the Middle of Our Street. Have you seen it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXA6CLTDekw
Happy New Year
Think it's officially New Years everywhere in the world now. Means I can officially post this. Happy New Years, Everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPnhaGWBnys
Silksong
Well, Team Cherry may not be giving us anything to work with for Hollow Knight: Silksong but Christopher Larkin is picking up the slack with two beautiful new pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRs58D34OLY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6b-lWhn8pg
Most Hated Bosses in Video Games
What are the bosses you hate the most? Not the hardest bosses or the worst bosses. Just bosses for some reason you just absolutely despise. Like, you look at them and the first thing that pops in your head is just hatred and loathing. That boss for me is Nioh's Hino-Emna. I realised this after reaching a side quest late in the game where you have to fight her that I not only remembered exactly who she was despite not even seeing her since beating her in the story like a year ago but how much I hated her. I beat her easily in a single fight and felt no emotion whilst doing so. I just hate her. She was the first brick wall in the game for me. I died so many times to her paralysis Fus Ro Da move or her random grab attack or that charge. Now I'm much more experianced in the game, I was able to dodge most of her attacks, Fus Ro Da included, and block the charge since she's stunned for a good 5 seconds after using it. It was easy, which I think made me hate her even more somehow. Like a &quot;How dare you go down like a bitch after all the shit you put me through the first time&quot; sort of thing. So yeah. I just hate Emna. She sucks. What about you? Any bosses that go beyond annoyance and stay with you as a boss you genuinely hate? I'm curious to see peoples answers.
First Impressions: Nioh 2 Beta
Hello everyone. Gin here. I've been playing Nioh 2 for the last 3 hours since the Open Beta came out yesterday and I decided to make a first impressions thread. Now, my relationship with Nioh is very love-hate. At the best of times, it's a thrilling joy ride of dodging foes and cutting them down when their open. Yuki-Onna is the best boss I've fought in the original Nioh (Up to where I am. I just beat Ogress last I remember) for that reason. Fun fight with easily readable moves when your paying attention but still challenging as she mixes the attacks up to keep you on your toes. At the worst of times, it's an unfair, ridiculous game. This is due to the ludicrous damage everything in the game does. When you have around 1000 health, expect enemies to be doing 700 damage. It's stupid. Certain bosses like White Tiger feel unfair due to being quick and dealing a lot of damage in an unpredictable manner. So, for Nioh 2, they have a way better opening area that lets you choose your weapons in an area where you can actually test them out before going into the actual game. All the old weapons are still in the game, including the Odachi and Tonfa from the DLC expansions, along with two new weapons: Dual axes and a weapon that shifts between a Glaive, a Scythe and one of those folded spear-axe things. The Glaive is my new favourite weapon and the axes are alright but a bit slow for my taste. The game is a prequel to Nioh. This isn't a spoiler. Hidetori (AKA Hideyoshi Toyotomi) starts the mission complaining about needing to make a fort into a castle t impress Nobunaga Oda. Then Aquaman shows up. Not joking. I'm assuming the actual game explains why he's there, cause the beta sure as hell doesn't. Apart from that, not much about the story is shown. Katsuie has a boar spirit. You fight a demon weasel at the end of the stage. That's about it. As for the game play, if you've played Nioh, you know what to expect. The old weapons are identical to how they played in Nioh, which I enjoy as a low stance twin sword main, and the new weapons I mentioned above are pretty nice aditions. There's a new leveling grid that shows the different things in a Yakuza esque wheel of upgrades. Weapons have their own points with the basic stuff that's shared between them being under a new tab called &quot;Samurai&quot;. The main selling point is the Yokai form. Replacing Living Weapon from Nioh is the Yokai form. Instead of changing on the weapon you have on hand when used, you instead change into a Yokai depending on the type of Spirit you have equipped. One is a big brute similar to the masses of Yokai you cut through as William, one is a ninja like one with higher agility and the other is a floating spirit type that prioritises defences. You can also equip Yokai Cores to your character that allow you to use moves based on those Yokai. For example, there's a new bird Yokai that has a spear throwing move. You can turn into that bird and throw it's spear and it's also useful cause it jumps over certain attacks.
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