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I don’t have time this morning for a long thoughtful response, but i do like the DLC and on a second replay, I liked all of the levels more. It is definitely too easy at times though, even on Nightmare (I actually think it’s easier than the campaign, especially once you really start working the new weapon in your game and recharging it often).

 

i understand their nerfs to UAC Atlantica for pacing reasons, but yeah, i don’t know why they nerfed Arachnotrons and Maykr drones on all difficulties. Blood Maykrs may have been nerfed a differently than i said (I’ve heard different things) - I have heard that they may shoot just as quickly but the delay occurs afterwards before they drop down; I honestly didn’t play TAG1 enough to tell where the difference was. i am happy they are a bit easier to hit now though. Honestly, they were the only enemy i didn't like, and i love a tough enemy.

 

There’s quite a lot of backlash right now, so I suspect they’ll make some changes, at least (or hopefully) revert nightmare back to what it was (the arachnotrons on nightmare are a joke), and make TAG2 harder. I don’t think it needs much, tbh, just throw a few more enemies in like 3 of the arenas (each level had one arena where i found it somewhat empty) , and try to make some more memorable situations. Also, all of the really good fights are inside the second escalation encounters, which is cool, i like that it’s an option, but I would like to see a bit more challenge in the main arenas where I was expecting there to be one.

 

master levels for TAG2 would be awesome though.

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53 minutes ago, Dayaan said:

Wow, people apparently got mad at the Mayo review and now some are also modelling their opinions after him. He felt the need to take it down and rerelease it. What the fuck, man? Weird-ass community...

It really is sometimes. It was a nice community until this DLC lol, but there was some ugliness around the Mick Gordon shit as well.

 

I think his video was pretty accurate but it fueled a lot of fires and I don’t think he wanted to be the firestarter. Apparently he’s releasing a revised one later today that he thinks is a bit more constructive. We’ll see.

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1 minute ago, Mattatsu said:

It really is sometimes. It was a nice community until this DLC lol, but there was some ugliness around the Mick Gordon shit as well.

 

I think his video was pretty accurate but it fueled a lot of fires and I don’t think he wanted to be the firestarter. Apparently he’s releasing a revised one later today that he thinks is a bit more constructive. We’ll see.

Yeah. This is some Smash shit. FOH. Dude had seriously good takes and footage to back it up. I mentioned in my review that I disagreed with some stuff. I still do, but people love a bandwagon.

 

Don't you think it's weird that you never meet these kind of people? The kind that will jump from train to train? Where are these guys? Are they hiding? Beyond just DOOM, I'd like to punch 'em in the throat.

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I gotta take a break from the Doom Reddit... I normally like swinging by there for good tech and opinions but it’s exhausting now.

 

I’m going to watch Mayo’s revised video when he puts it up, Hugo’s next stream, and try to run TAG2 on UN - I’m sure I can do it if I skip the optional fights, after a bit more practice.

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2 hours ago, Dayaan said:

Man seeing everyone post Ultra Nightmare completions has me in my feels. I feel so bad...

What difficulty did you run TAG2 on to begin with? I’m sure you can do it with enough practice.

 

Trust me, I’m not that good and play on controller and I think I can do it if I just develop a bit of a strategy to certain fights and decide when to use my BFG.

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I’ve established strats (mostly) for the first two TAG2 levels for a UN run. I know I can do this.

 

Shit it still challenging though. Some arenas really aren’t a joke. I’m using BFG shots to increase my chances of success at key moments, but it’d be hard to it without them. Plus I’m skipping the second escalated encounters

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Eternal’s TAG2 is definitely easier than TAG1 and that was by id’s design. They wanted TAG2 to be more fun and rewarding... I think they should have told people about this ahead of time (and mentioned that they were working on master levels for it as well) so people weren’t expecting TAG2 to be the same/harder as TAG1, but anyways.... I kinda love TAG2. TAG1 was always fairly exhausting for me and I rarely played it when I was just looking to have fun. TAG2 is much more approachable in that regard. I think I’ve beat it like  5 times now

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3 minutes ago, Camacho said:

The hammer is a great addition too.

Yeah, it’s really fun to use.

 

I can’t wait to see how many demons id throws at us in the TAG2 master levels lol... The community has shown they want to be punished and I have a feeling id will do just that 🤣

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I was able to beat TAG2 on UN last night. What a rush. I honestly love this DLC and will keep playing it. My next run attempts will be with the second escalated encounters, but for now I want to do the SGN Master Level to get that gold shotgun.

 

I uploaded the run if anyone is interested. I may do a commentary version explaining my thought process and strats for the different arenas, but everything went the way I wanted it to, so it’s pretty obvious from just watching the videos... I make it pretty easy with when and where I shoot BFGs and collect chainsaws to take out some heavies, etc.

 

Spoiler

 

Part 1:


Part 2:


 

 

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I decided to pickup the Turok 1 (N64) remaster and holy hell did I miss this game. I forgot how much I loved the platforming and exploration of it.

 

I have console ports of Doom 1/2/64/3 and Duke3D and thought I would have had more fun in them, but nope.

 

I think I’ve mentioned it before (maybe not in this thread though) but I love refining my paths in games until I come up with the best way (for me) to run through a game. I think that’s a lot of why I replayed the Doom Eternal campaign so much. I also loved doing this with Zelda games.

 

Anyways, with the exploration of Turok, I’m looking forward to streamlining it to find the best way to run through it to get all guns and beat the game fairly quickly without any glitches/clips/skips.

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8 minutes ago, Mattatsu said:

I decided to pickup the Turok 1 (N64) remaster and holy hell did I miss this game. I forgot how much I loved the platforming and exploration of it.

 

I have console ports of Doom 1/2/64/3 and Duke3D and thought I would have had more fun in them, but nope.

 

I think I’ve mentioned it before (maybe not in this thread though) but I love refining my paths in games until I come up with the best way (for me) to run through a game. I think that’s a lot of why I replayed the Doom Eternal campaign so much. I also loved doing this with Zelda games.

 

Anyways, with the exploration of Turok, I’m looking forward to streamlining it to find the best way to run through it to get all guns and beat the game fairly quickly without any glitches/clips/skips.

Why not look into Ultrakill? Oyff uploaded a new video today of him taking down the Flesh Prison and the boss after that without dying. It was glorious.

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8 minutes ago, Dayaan said:

Why not look into Ultrakill? Oyff uploaded a new video today of him taking down the Flesh Prison and the boss after that without dying. It was glorious.

I don’t think my PC can run it. I’m somewhere between the required and recommended specs and my PC usually doesn’t perform up to what my specs indicate I should.

 

Also, I hate my laptop’s keyboard lol

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Turok really lost its charm on the last level.

 

You leave the open jungles, caves, ponds, and cliff-side areas (which were very open and encouraged platforming and exploration) to a long level with very tight and straight corridors, and areas that seemed contrived to only be for arena fights rather than just an open area in a jungle, or maybe an abandoned village.

 

there were still new corridors to explore, but everything felt that same, and you basically have all the guns and keys at this point, so there is no point to explore, other than just trying to find your way to the end. Disappointing.

 

however, there is a time trial mode and it’s a fun thing to try and speedrun. I played it quite a bit last night and my best time ties the 11th place time on speedrun.com... That’s not a great achievement as it doesn’t seem to be too popular and I doubt I could ever shave the 61 seconds off my time to contend with the WR but I’m going to have fun trying and learning the shortcuts to help my time.

 

this a neat video detailing the progress in the run and its records.

Spoiler

 

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13 hours ago, GreyFoxx said:

Seems i need to replay all of Doom Eternal again since i lost my saves? Rip and Tear once again!

Yeah, I had replay it again as well. I didn’t mind too much because I got to revisit the campaign with ray tracing on (which is cool but definitely a small nuance to the detail). I also wanted to do a new 100% run anyway as I’ve heard older saves can exasterbate some bugs in master levels and the SGN ML has been very glitchy for me lately.

 

kinda sucks you can’t play the master levels until you beat the map in the campaign though, but the Taras Nabad ML is awesome.

 

edit: tried the SGN ML again, and it seems like playing off a new save fixed all the glitches I was experiencing (that or they patched it in the update, but it wasn't mentioned in the notes).

 

also, i ended up turning off ray tracing and setting the ps5 to balanced graphics  (which i think is 4k @ 60fps). I noticed a few slight frame drops during very hectic moments in very hectic fights (mostly on the MLs) and the ray tracing detail is so minuscule the majority of the time, i don't think it was worth it. They weren't bad drops, but i got real used to the ps5 not having any, and that’s ideal to me. I made the change during an arena i was stuck at where i noticed it twice, and i didn't notice any drops after turning RT off. I kinda like the higher resolution anyway. It looks slick 

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