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The Questyen 05-01-21 11:17 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by redbill (Post 13928371)
Spoiler:
My first time was pretty short and linear. Just a few rooms, seemed like a tutorial. Picked up the weapon from myself (which I have since rebooted with). And it ended by an enemy which killed me pretty quickly, and didn't seem like it was meant to beat. Then it went to a cut-scene for a reboot and splashed the title: Returnal.







Spoiler:
Ok. I didn't have any unbeatable enemy. My first run I lasted like an hour past that first weapon part and got multiple other weapons and went to like 20 rooms. I ended up dying on some random enemy that I've faced multiple times on future runs. Then I got my cut-scene for a reboot and the title splash.





lopper 05-01-21 11:59 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by redbill (Post 13928371)
Spoiler:
My first time was pretty short and linear. Just a few rooms, seemed like a tutorial. Picked up the weapon from myself (which I have since rebooted with). And it ended by an enemy which killed me pretty quickly, and didn't seem like it was meant to beat. Then it went to a cut-scene for a reboot and splashed the title: Returnal.





This was my experience as well.

The Questyen 05-01-21 02:15 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
I'm really glad I picked this up. While I'm sure I'll never beat it the game is a lot of fun. I just unlocked the sword which I can't wait to use in some of these early areas where I've been seeing vines that you can't get past.

dsa_shea 05-01-21 03:05 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
I grabbed this from Walmart a few minutes ago. I was hoping their discount on some PS5 games was going to be the case. Nope! 69 plus tax. Best Buy is completely sold out.

Maxflier 05-01-21 03:38 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Yeah, sounds like Best Buy is late getting the game. Lotís of pissed off people who pre-ordered the game there and are sitting here with their **** in their hand.
And I guess this counts as a first party title since WalMart isnt discounting it.
Thinking really hard about taking the plunge on this one.

Decker 05-01-21 06:01 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Due to a credit card problem (had to change my card number due to fraud), my GCU order got canceled :(​​​​​​
But the manager there knows me (and is a patient father of mine actually) and he let me re-order the game with the now-defunct 20% discount. I will get it next week.
I assume it's worth getting even if you like really, really suck at video games?

The Questyen 05-01-21 06:31 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13928526)
Due to a credit card problem (had to change my card number due to fraud), my GCU order got canceled :(​​​​​​
But the manager there knows me (and is a patient father of mine actually) and he let me re-order the game with the now-defunct 20% discount. I will get it next week.
I assume it's worth getting even if you like really, really suck at video games?

I play every game on the easiest setting available and I'm having a lot of fun so yeah.

The Questyen 05-01-21 10:31 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
I'm on like run 15 and have only even made it to the first boss once. Funny reading on other sites people making it past the first boss on their 1st or 2nd run. Still finding tons of new stuff. Just made it inside the
Spoiler:
house



Maxflier 05-02-21 07:11 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Picked up the game last night and still on my first run, but loving this game so far. The atmosphere is incredible, very Prometheus-like.

lopper 05-02-21 11:11 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by Maxflier (Post 13928645)
The atmosphere is incredible, very Prometheus-like.

I got that vibe, too, especially during the opening cutscenes. So good.

I made it to the third biome this morning. I had more trouble with the first boss than I did the second, which I beat on my first attempt. Went into that one with plenty of integrity and two medpacks, so that helped.

With maybe one exeption, the parasites have never really been worth picking up. The debuff they apply is just too severe.

And is anyone else encountering mini-boss type enemies in the secret/drop through the floor rooms?

The Questyen 05-02-21 03:00 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by lopper (Post 13928676)

And is anyone else encountering mini-boss type enemies in the secret/drop through the floor rooms?

Yeah I've had that happen a few times. Wiped the floor with me each time also. I've now played around 6-7 hours and still only even made it to the first boss the one time.

Maxflier 05-03-21 12:50 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Ok, this game is fucking awesome.
They do need to address the save thing asap, though. Having to rely on rest mode isn't going to cut it. I need to be able to use my PS5 for other things without having to complete a run first everytime I want to do something else on it.

nickdawgy 05-03-21 10:13 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
I picked it up. And while I did die, it wasn’t frustrating. It’s a fun little game.

mewmartigan 05-03-21 01:49 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
It's a great game and I like the fact that things change slightly between deaths. I also like how there is no homescreen. You boot the game and go right into the crash.

I have already had an instance where a "checkpoint" 1 time use save would have been nice.

Died a bunch and have only made it to the first boss twice. Even then, only gotten him 1/3 done each time.

The Questyen 05-04-21 03:08 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Finally beat the first boss and it was on a run where I just had the base handgun with no upgrades on it.

nickdawgy 05-04-21 05:10 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Which one is the first boss?

The Questyen 05-04-21 05:39 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by nickdawgy (Post 13929630)
Which one is the first boss?

Phrike.

lopper 05-04-21 08:44 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Iíd love to remap jump and dash to the L1/R1 buttons. Flicking back and forth from right stick to X to O all weekend has my hand aching.

mewmartigan 05-04-21 10:40 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
Made it past the first boss and then on the same run made it all the way to the second. Figured I would try to get some health before facing him and died to a mini-boss. Love this game.

Decker 05-04-21 10:47 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
New update coming tomorrow., along with patch notes at that time...

nickdawgy 05-05-21 12:19 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by The Questyen (Post 13929644)
Phrike.

Not sure I know who that is lol.

EDIT: I finally got to him. Died rather quickly.

mewmartigan 05-06-21 10:19 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by mewmartigan (Post 13929765)
Made it past the first boss and then on the same run made it all the way to the second. Figured I would try to get some health before facing him and died to a mini-boss. Love this game.

Maybe I wasn't at the second boss. Thought I got there this time right after a store/reclamator. The icon was right on top of the door on the map. Went through, lost half my health to a mini boss and then died against another mini boss in the next area. Guess I wasn't close to the boss after all.

The Questyen 05-06-21 10:50 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by mewmartigan (Post 13930597)
Maybe I wasn't at the second boss. Thought I got there this time right after a store/reclamator. The icon was right on top of the door on the map. Went through, lost half my health to a mini boss and then died against another mini boss in the next area. Guess I wasn't close to the boss after all.

It's usually pretty easy to tell when you're at an actual boss. As least for the first two you drop into an arena area and their is a little cut scene showing them.

mewmartigan 05-08-21 06:07 PM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 

Originally Posted by The Questyen (Post 13930603)
It's usually pretty easy to tell when you're at an actual boss. As least for the first two you drop into an arena area and their is a little cut scene showing them.

Yeah, I have made it to him since then, but not defeated. It took me a while to get to the boss but now that I have done it once, there are shortcuts that open up.

Maxflier 05-10-21 08:54 AM

Re: Returnal - From Housemarque Studio (PS5) - 4/30/21
 
I still haveít beaten the first boss.


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