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12-27-2012, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
I guess you're being too hardcore. Not a bad thing, but it could make the game drag for you.
Trust me dude, I am not! Just playing a little here and there. I basically played once through Easy and Medium, then practiced a couple of times on the free mode with Astaroth in medium, played the first demon round a couple of times on Hard and here I am waiting to fight the 4th demon. In total 3 hours spent on the game (maybe less). Hardly hardcore I'd say, no?

It is just that I am new (totally NEW!) to beat games so that's why I seem to be posting and seeking a lot of advice/opinions on this thread.

I am not again saying the game is way too easy also. No way. I am "missing" a lot of taps and swipes. I can still work A LOT to get higher scores. WHat I was merely stating is that I expected to die when coming up against the bosses for the first time on Hard, and instead I can fight through with a decent amount of HP left.
12-27-2012, 10:56 AM
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I guess if you put it that way, it does make the game sound easy. Not too easy, but very forgiving.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

12-27-2012, 01:19 PM
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yea its not bad pretty forgiving
12-28-2012, 02:19 PM
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Hmmm....
I'm still confused...

So there's no benefit from buying Satan at the end?
Just another playable char?

Still have the feeling that there's more...
given the not real happy end after beating hard mode.
12-28-2012, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Samhayne View Post
Hmmm....
I'm still confused...

So there's no benefit from buying Satan at the end?
Just another playable char?

Still have the feeling that there's more...
given the not real happy end after beating hard mode.
From the looks of it, yes. Also, I think its pretty much certain that there's no additional mode after hard.
12-28-2012, 11:27 PM
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I've been playing this game the most for the past few days. While there is some repetition involved, I must say that this is a very good game. Might have even sneaked into my Top 10 of the year. Great polish, great characters, great demons, great voiceacting, great cutscenes, great replay value and a decent enough story.

$20 feels wrong on many levels. Had this been anything between $4.99 and $6.99, I would easily recommend it to anyone. Discounting price, it is either a 4/5 or 4.5/5.
12-28-2012, 11:29 PM
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Exact-Psience, you said earlier that since you're a musician yourself you get in tune with the game's beat and its not as hard as such.

I am not a professional musician or anything, but I am well tuned to beats as well (from drums and similar instruments). However, I don't actually feel this game has a "beat" so to say. Sure, at some point you can tap 1,2,3,4 or in a sequence hearing the beat, but is an exception rather than a norm. I don't play other rhythm games - is this normal or do other games have a more profound beat, so to say?
12-29-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
From the looks of it, yes. Also, I think its pretty much certain that there's no additional mode after hard.
Indeed. I also feel that "hard" is as hard as you can make it.
Yet, I had the immediate feeling that there is more.

Also the description reads:
"(...)Easy, normal and hard are available. But to enjoy the entire story, you have to... ( You'll just have play to find out!)"

Maybe it's really about beating the last boss with Serenity as Serenity.
So no demonic influence..
So no evil choice and no semi-bad end.
12-29-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
Exact-Psience, you said earlier that since you're a musician yourself you get in tune with the game's beat and its not as hard as such.

I am not a professional musician or anything, but I am well tuned to beats as well (from drums and similar instruments). However, I don't actually feel this game has a "beat" so to say. Sure, at some point you can tap 1,2,3,4 or in a sequence hearing the beat, but is an exception rather than a norm. I don't play other rhythm games - is this normal or do other games have a more profound beat, so to say?
There are syncopated beats in certain songs but they are beats that go in tune with the taps. The game extends that timing a little so it makes things a bit more forgiving. The accurate beat taps in turn give Criticals, yield higher scores and heal you for a small amount.

As for the timing and off timing (within threshold) that still registers as a hit, exists in all rhythm games. This is what makes rhythm games as such, and is the reason why some dev-claimed rhythm games cant be rhythm games coz they have that more-than-usual timing threshold that, in effect, removes the "rhythm" from the game.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
12-29-2012, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Samhayne View Post
Indeed. I also feel that "hard" is as hard as you can make it.
Yet, I had the immediate feeling that there is more.

Also the description reads:
"(...)Easy, normal and hard are available. But to enjoy the entire story, you have to... ( You'll just have play to find out!)"

Maybe it's really about beating the last boss with Serenity as Serenity.
So no demonic influence..
So no evil choice and no semi-bad end.
Either that, or I'm thinking winning Satan by using Satan.

Actually, after unlocking Satan, I feel this in itself makes the game SO MUCH harder! He's got just 0.5 def. Three mistakes in a row and you're pretty much gone. Playing with Dontalion on hard is almost easier than playing Satan on Normal.

Will be curious to see if anyone has won with Satan on Hard.