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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: November 10, 2016, 12:55:22 AM »
Been playing a good amount of this, I imported and don't know Japanese at all really, but as far as I can tell it is fairly true to the manga, even moreso than any anime adaptation, PS2 game still has it beat imo(that one is a real love letter :ubik: )

It plays exactly like you would expect it to, those of you familiar with Dynasty Warrior series or *insert franchise here* Warriors should feel right at home. I have only played as Guts, Serpico, and Wyald so far and they are all incredibly fun to play. Their movesets are a lot more true to manga panels than the trailers would have you think(that's another thing, none of the promotional material for this game does it justice)

Guts especially moves exactly how he is depicted moving in the earlier chapters where he's portrayed as Black Swordsman, sweeping his legs around slamming the Dragonslayer down with great force. If you analyze frame by frame you really can appreciate how much detail they put into his leg movements while fighting.
Only real downside are the boss fights, trailers make it look like Dark Souls but it is slightly more mindless than that, a lot like Warriors series only you're fighting giant monsters. Sometimes the camera can get stuck on things(this especially happened during the Thief Lord / Snake Baron fight)
One on One fights with say griffith or the leader of the purple rhino knights, or smaller fights with kushan are a lot more fun.

Might be spoilers here, so be weary:
Game starts with the first couple fights where a young merc Guts finds the band, Bazuso fight is a real fun time but things don't really pick up until you become black swordsman. You get a weird dream sequence(?) at the start where you're BS Guts in the eclipse, it's somewhat odd and nowhere near as difficult as the real thing. Guts also wears a feather when he's Raider captain, which I don't believe was present in the manga. He loses it as soon as you fight Griffith. Femto fight is a real drag and you only have to land a couple special attacks on him to "win"
The first few fights after the Eclipse are a real treat, one when Skull Knight lets you fight spirits with his sword, and another where you're in a flashback as young Guts. Sadly the apostle fight at Godo's didn't make it in, I was really hoping to see Guts grab that Dragonslayer and use it for the first time.  You get a real feel for the story, there were very few points where I felt lost even though my understanding of Japanese begins and ends with "sumimasen" and that speaks volumes about how true it is to the manga. Another thing that bothered me was the fact that you got two horses during the Farnese escape sequence, it was as if they were too lazy to model or script a custom horse with her on it just for that sequence.  I will update as I play more, I am just getting to the Conviction arc and so far everything is just as I imagined.
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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« on: August 08, 2016, 11:26:49 PM »
I tried going back to DS1 but exited almost immediately (just wasn't the same from a couple months ago =)
Think DaS feels a good deal better after playing DaSIII. Then again this recent re-visit i've done is my first time playing with dsfix, so that might have something to do with it.
As for III, after logging just over one hundred hours I had overcome whatever minor issues I had at the beginning, things like the fabric clipping and what not. None of it bothered me. The locations reminded me a lot of Berserk, specifically the Greatwood's courtyard, the Catacombs of Carthus, and Irathyll Dungeon.
I see what they were trying to go for with the way the game progresses in terms of location, but really don't like it much. As some others have said I wasn't blown away by any location until I got to Irathyll. The length was also a little short, my entire first run took 20 hrs without utilizing shortcuts and not lighting all bonfires; for comparison, when I was 20 hrs into my first DaS run I was just descending the elevator to blighttown's final bonfire(for those unaware, this is relatively 1/3 of the game).

The first few arcs are very fatalistic, but when Guts starts acquiring companions(post becoming the Black Swordsman) it shifts more into the realm of determinism.
Skull Knight is very Nietzschean (death of god, will to power(struggle for existence in the original german, remind anyone of Guts/SK?))

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Hey Everyone(New/Intro)
« on: July 31, 2016, 06:04:55 PM »
You wouldn't happen to work on locomotives, would you?
Nope, just a big fan! Maybe one day though!   :daiba:
Thank you all for being so welcoming

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Amazing manga you've read?
« on: July 31, 2016, 05:35:02 AM »
While I like Berserk, One Piece is my all time favorite. I recommend it to anyone.
I will second this simply because a certain dub left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I forever associate One Piece with that dub(and know others do the same)
Manga is nothing like "localized" anime, highly recommend.
Also, recommending Welcome to the NHKTsumi to Batsu: A Falsified Romance (a retelling of Crime and Punishment), and Oyasumi Punpun
BLAME! has a very similar tone to Berserk, also highly recommended.

Shootin' the Breeze / Hey Everyone(New/Intro)
« on: July 31, 2016, 05:32:21 AM »
Finally made an account after about a year of lurking, looks to be a great forum and place to discuss Berserk, I hope to enjoy my participation with you all.
I've been reading Berserk for a good while and make a point of re-reading it yearly at the very least(but tend to do it when I find myself with nothing else to do often).
I don't like talking about myself much, but an intro thread seems to be customary here(so here I am  :ganishka: )

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