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Author: Suskie
Posted: August 24, 2008 (01:03 AM)
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Coincidentally, I'm in the process of playing this game right now after two of my friends insisted that I buy it. (They're both playing it on PC and the keyboard controls are hilariously awful.) I'm enjoying DMC4 enough to be initially surprised by the 7/10 rating, but this review did an excellent job clearing that up by bringing up late-game nuisances (which I haven't gotten to yet) and comparing it to the other DMC games (which I have virtually no experience with). Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to this boss rush level you refer to.

Typically excellent effort, in any case, and you're quickly becoming one of my favorite reviewers on HG. Just out of curiosity, what is it that everyone hates about DMC2?


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Author: bluberry
Posted: August 24, 2008 (01:16 AM)
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haha, thanks for the compliments. I'm surpised you read it the whole way through, it's a VERY targeted review and I thought a lot of it'd be lost on anyone who's not a total DMC nerd. sadly, the original draft was even longer and got into things like the lame ranking system which encouraged you smashing open chairs to get an S-rank more than you actually playing well.

as for DMC2, it's just... lame. never unplayable, but thoroughly uninspired and also incredibly shallow/easy. bbobb wrote a bash of it a while back that I remember liking, if you'd like the long version.

edit: haha, I'm sure you've guessed by now, but if you're playing on a keyboard you really shouldn't be. good luck pulling off Calibur on one. how far are you?


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Author: arkrex
Posted: August 24, 2008 (02:51 AM)
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Is Mardraum Bluberry?


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Author: mardraum
Posted: August 24, 2008 (03:13 AM)
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I'll let him field that one.


Cairo: no, but not many games appear to have been designed under the influence of so much LSD.

boo: jus cause there's a russian woman in a cyborg ninja costume that looks just like a cyborg ninja you fought before that was secretly a man you killed in a minefield in the middle east instead of a person whose baby was kidnapped by a mysterious shadow organizations the patriots that formed as a sort of raw consciousness in the primordial soup underneath the white house and wants a metrosexual tranny to have a swordfight with a dude with another ninja suit on top of federal hall

boo: jesus, pick-y


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Author: bluberry
Posted: August 24, 2008 (03:10 PM)
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I'll let PickHut field that one.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: August 24, 2008 (03:49 PM)
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I'm too busy writing a Galaga Legions review.


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Author: arkrex
Posted: August 25, 2008 (07:05 AM)
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Um wtf?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 25, 2008 (08:11 AM)
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Short answer: Yes.

Oops I just ruined the fun again. Sorry, boo. =(


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: August 25, 2008 (08:20 AM)
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WQ, why do you find it necessary to tell lies about people's identities?

Mardraum is clearly a certain Kelvin Tay.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: August 25, 2008 (04:14 PM)
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no, he's Gary Hartley.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: August 25, 2008 (06:32 PM)
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More like Gary Heartly, because he holds a special place in all our hearts.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 25, 2008 (06:57 PM)
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Gary has a special place in my heart.

So it must be true.


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[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: August 25, 2008 (07:44 PM)
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I am Sparticus!


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: August 25, 2008 (09:00 PM)
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No. You're Willbert Peppersnack Roy.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: August 25, 2008 (10:56 PM)
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I am Gary Hateley


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Author: hmd
Posted: August 26, 2008 (01:41 AM)
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I have something to confess.

Here's a hint: Spell my username backwards. Do you know what you get?

Yeah, that's right: CertifiedBlockHugger


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Author: hmd
Posted: August 26, 2008 (01:49 AM)
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Actually my real secret is that I'm Nick Evil's half-brother, Snerds MacKojima.


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Author: hmd
Posted: August 26, 2008 (01:51 AM)
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I'M THE ONE WHO CANCELED STAR TREK!


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Author: hmd
Posted: August 26, 2008 (01:52 AM)
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I stole the cookie from the cookie jar.


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Author: hmd
Posted: August 26, 2008 (01:53 AM)
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I'm actually a pretty clever alt account for Satoru Iwata.


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Author: arkrex
Posted: August 26, 2008 (02:19 AM)
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This is more confusing than the meaning of life.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: August 26, 2008 (08:56 AM)
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Haha, so YOU'RE CertifiedBlockHugger. What a great guy he was.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: August 27, 2008 (08:32 PM)
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but anyway yeah, mardraum is nash.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 17, 2008 (11:53 AM)
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I read over this review again having just beaten the game and noticed this:

hitting a Blitz and immediately parrying the damage you'd take for doing it is the only legitimate use the style has

So wait, it's actually possible to do that? I can't say I've ever tried, but if I ever decide to tackle the game on higher difficulty setting this seems like a technique I'd want to master.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: October 18, 2008 (02:39 PM)
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yeah, you can really fuck them up that way. but generally the safe strategy as Dante is to just use charged shotgun blasts on them until their shield is down, hit them with the shotgun again until they fall down, and then hit them with a distorted real impact. or just a real impact if you're a purist.

Nero's even easier, it takes two CS3s to get the shields down and then you can get them in a loop where you grab them, streak toward them, grab them again, streak toward them, and keep doing it until they're down to .001% health (you can't actually kill them until they turn red). then just shoot them.


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