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pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




I really, really want to see reviews of this game to know if the gameplay is any good. It doesn't have to exactly be Dark Souls, but, if the combat and level design is decent I've been looking for the next Souls-like.

Game has been trending as a top seller on Steam for many days now.

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pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Cuntellectual posted:

I'm absolutely going to try it, but generally delayed games don't have a great track record.

witcher 3 was delayed multiple times

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Also review embargo until...Thursday? Game has been on steam top sellers list for over a week.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




General Morden posted:

m + kb controls have never been okay with souls-like games

this one looks to be no exception to that rule

m + kb worked quite well in dark souls 3

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Shacknews really liked it, highly positive review: http://www.shacknews.com/article/11...w-take-my-blood

They go all-in on puns to end the review:

ďCode Vein reads from the grimoire and elegantly adds its own incantations, bringing to the genre a fresh perspective and a lust for blood. Code Vein begs to be devoured. Itís got enough blood in its veins and marrow in its bones to satisfy even the most ravenous of players. If youíre looking for a unique Soulsborne experience, this is it.Ē

Other post embargo reviews?

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




The wcftech review compared it to a new take on dragon's dogma, which was a game that really owned. I think this game will be pretty interesting.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




The character creator is crazy detailed and deep.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




char creator owns, PC controls are good, combat is fun, coop works on steam

not much more else to say, if you like Souls games this is worth a buy. I'll post screens another day.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Any souls like is easy if you overlevel/overgear enough, and weíve all got gud compared to DkS1. This game is a little different, definitely fun, and worth taking it at your own pace.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




fashion veins

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




I'm only in the second area and it's bigger and better designed than I expected

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Regy Rusty posted:

Butterfly is hard

yeah, I'm getting all visages and gifts mastered before kitting out a ranged attack to deal with that sucker

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




I read that if you overlevel for an area, you can't master gifts there anymore. Anyone know what the recommended level ranges are for each area?

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Overwatch Porn posted:

i can't decide if i like anime anor londo or hate it

then the game is just hard enough to be doing it right

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




are Davis's Ichor Blend and the similar (named) items you can exchange for permanent increases to your ichor max, or temporary buffs?

pmchem fucked around with this message at 02:15 on Sep 28, 2019

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




I haven't done boss #2 yet, spent so much time farming in den to master all the different codes' gifts. got a lot of queen iron and old world stuff along the way

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




The Atomic Man-Boy posted:

Hows the level design? I'm leaning towards getting this game, cuz it's like dark souls with the ability to endlessly customize builds and waifus, but every time i look at the levels and scenery, they look pretty uninspired.

in the first 3 areas, it's like a blend of going through a skyrim dungeon and a dark souls area. enemy variety and exploration is decent enough. scenery is varied and there's some nice visuals; also some (more rare) boring hallways.

you're really here for the graphics, coop, boss fights, cutscenes, and character customization (both in fashion, and in skills/gear). it is a fun game, I am happy with the buy.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




I think the single thing that annoys me most about this game is that I have to repeatedly click 'search for distress signals' to try and help someone else in coop.

Just let me queue up or click on ground marks like in DkS.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




eonwe posted:

how are pc controls and how is multi-player

both are good. coop multiplayer is similar to dark souls but a little rougher around the edges for joining people's games (different interface, go to menu to call or join). you can rebind whatever keys and kb+m play works well.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Overwatch Porn posted:

what the gently caress is a "mistle" anyway

it's a bonfire

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




TalonDemonKing posted:

they're always on an off path so you can walk around them if you don't want to get dunked on

yes, trials in the depths are incredibly useful due to this design. fastest way I've found to farm OWM or queen iron.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




I just reached Cathedral and the Flood depths and I am having a little trouble in big group fights. What character / upgrade level were you all for the biggest fights in those areas?

Iím currently lvl 20, +3, feels a bit squishy. Also my AI partner dies in big fights, do they just scale to your levels?

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




pmchem posted:

I just reached Cathedral and the Flood depths and I am having a little trouble in big group fights. What character / upgrade level were you all for the biggest fights in those areas?

Iím currently lvl 20, +3, feels a bit squishy. Also my AI partner dies in big fights, do they just scale to your levels?

Turns out this level question was answered on gamefaqs, someone else had the same question
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/board...e-vein/78050327

Rough guide is 10 levels gained per zone

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Empress Brosephine posted:

I think Iím playing wrong. I donít play mang dark souls. Anyways I got to the first boss the stripper pole but in like level 22 and people are saying their like level 9 lol. What you guys spending souls on

I cleared that boss at level 20. Spent a ton of souls on buying all possible gifts (skills) and upgrading various gear items.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Glenn Quebec posted:

This is the truth. It'll just randomly jet you out to help someone in the area you're in. Regardless of what you have or haven't done.

this is exactly how dark souls coop worked, you could be summoned in to help someone who ends up doing the boss before you have in that zone. itís a useful thing to learn the boss fight before risking it yourself.

the difference is that in souls you have to interact with a ground marker so youíd see a complete route to boss, while here you can be at start of zone and summoned to end fog wall.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Rock solid for me, PC, keyboard and mouse. Equal or better kb+m controls compared to DkS3

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




I'm trying to master all skills for all codes and man, it gets a little grindy

there's not enough of the MJ codes to unlock stuff easily

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




when the heck is queen steel buying in infinite quantities?

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Regy Rusty posted:

Literally the second to last area. It's dumb

yeah, weird tuning. I have over 4 mil haze waiting to be spent since I mastered all gifts and donít want to overlevel. just want to buy steel

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pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




Beat the game. Does NG+ add anything unique, item or emote-wise?

Game was good, well worth the time. Great Souls-lite experience.

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