r/gaming Oct 21 '21 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1 Hugz 3

Dysfunctional.

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u/JawneyJoster Oct 21 '21

Plays League of Legends

Rage quits

Plays another game of League of Legends

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u/DeeSnow97 Oct 21 '21

it's groundhog day

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u/ProfessionalCry57 Oct 21 '21

Rogue-like, Rage Quit, Satisfactory/FFXIV/, Regain Sanity, Metroidvania, Rage-quit, back to Rogue-like.

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u/Daxoss Oct 21 '21 Wholesome

I've ragequit Stardew Valley more than the entire Soulsborne series combined.

Like forgetting an event, a birthday or even just dying early in the skull caves. Usually results in alt+f4 for me. The mistake feels eternal. Set in time and can never be remedied potentially. That day will forever be lost.

But who cares if I die in a souls game. Just go back and pay more attention this time. Easy.

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u/SunAstora Oct 21 '21

I’ve quit Stardew Valley so many times by stressing about the time limit and maximizing efficiency every day. But now I’m playing casually and not worrying about the time, maybe spend a day fishing or rearranging the farm. I’ve never had more fun with it than I am now.

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u/laflavor Oct 21 '21

I rage quit SDV once, when I accidentally dropped a bomb on my ancient fruit plants in my greenhouse.

Bombs stay in chests unless I'm going directly to the mines, now.

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u/QuickBiscuit299 Oct 21 '21

That is very unfortunate.

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u/CindersNAshes Oct 21 '21

Alt+F4, restart SDV, restart day.

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u/Pokinator PC Oct 21 '21

IMO the casual style is how SDV is meant to be played. Sure, you can optimize the shit out of it, but aside from the farm evaluation taking place on Spring 1 Year 3, there's no timers on anything.

No rent on the farm, no deadline to be married, etc etc. It's a game meant to be enjoyed at ones own pace.

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u/ngkn92 Oct 21 '21

I still can't do that

Every time I get into the game, I always focus on rushing everything and make sure that I did every thing perfectly

Every day-in-game.

Then I get exhausted

Drop the game

Later, get back to the game, start a new save, rush everything again

Repeat.

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u/Pokinator PC Oct 21 '21

Some people just have a certain play style. If Stardew Valley isn't a sustainable environment for that play style it's perfectly fine to seek out another game that you can optimize at a less stressful level.

Play what you like, play what's fun

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u/waku2x Oct 21 '21

If you are talking about the time limit for the grandfather event in year3, they kinda unrestricted it.

I just get plants that yield the most amount of cash which translate to everything will be alright 👍

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u/Yvgar Oct 21 '21

the most amount of cash which translate to everything will be alright

the true moral behind Stardew Valley

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u/camilopezo Oct 21 '21

The irony is that within the same story of the game, your character moved to the countryside to escape his workaholic life in the big city, but nothing prevents you from becoming a Workaholic as a farmer.

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u/Arristocrat Oct 21 '21

So many of my Minecraft games have ended with an unfortunate jump into lava

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u/Avium Oct 21 '21

Jump? I have never "jumped" into the lava pool that I was using to farm obsidian.

Fucking Creeper knock back...

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u/Secure_Yoghurt Oct 21 '21

The thing with SV is that there is no goal or time limit. Did you forget a birthday? You don’t lose relationship points and there is always next year. Same thing with events. You can play in your own pace and play style. Some people like to grind and get rich fast. Some people like to only mine, not farm. Some people don’t talk to people and get married. Having fun is the only thing matters.

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u/Oldmanred79 Oct 21 '21

Man that game can be a dick, try accidentally bombing your corps then passing out.

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u/3-DMan Oct 21 '21

Just the fuckin fishing minigame

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u/camilopezo Oct 21 '21

Fishing in the early game is a real hell.

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u/ninjakaji Oct 21 '21

It’s literally so easy once you level it up though. Like it becomes trivial

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u/3-DMan Oct 21 '21

Yeah early was maddening- my daughter wanted to play with me and I had never played, and there I was cursing like an asshole over the fishing minigame. Old man really should give you a training pole instead of a real one first.

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u/hawkeye224 Oct 21 '21

Same here. I didn't play Stardew for too long because it seemed almost impossible to earn enough money to progress. Maybe I just didn't find out about some mechanics. Sekiro I did 50+ attempts on some bosses. But I swear progress seemed more in reach than in Stardew lol.

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u/Denamic Oct 21 '21

Ancient fruits in the greenhouse and you've got unlimited money

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u/Crash4654 Oct 21 '21

No real mechanical knowledge necessary, just sell stuff you find and tend to your farm and you'll profit easily.

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u/rafa_lira Oct 21 '21

THANK YOU.
I dont know how people relax playing stardew valley, it stress me a lot trying to keep track of so many things at the same time running against a clock

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u/itsamee Oct 22 '21

I mostly leave the villagere alone. They don't come to my birthday so why should i go to theirs?? If i happen to stumble upon them with a gift sure.

This alone makes the game so much more relaxing.

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u/SaeedKhani Oct 21 '21

U can put another stardew valley between Sekiro and DarkSouls 😇

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u/Wielkinader Oct 21 '21

Yes, True sanity... Almost

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u/strawberrysword Oct 21 '21

;-; i cant beat the coruupted one and he has 1 fucking health bar I used up all my snap seed and I'm scared if I end up using all my divine confetti ;-;-;-;

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 21 '21

You can buy an unlimited amount of both of those eventually. I had nothing to do w coins at the end of my playthrough so I had several hundred of each. :/

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u/strawberrysword Oct 21 '21

but what now tho? where do i get them now or just defeat her ;-;

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u/NeanderthalOaf Oct 21 '21

Did you find a merchant in Ashina Castle who gives you info about Sabimaru ? He eventually sets up his shop in Dillipated Temple, he will have it.

There was one more merchant at Ashina outskirts just before Chained ogre, he tells you about flaming vent prosthetic. If you funded him, he might also have it .( I am not sure about this one)

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u/Zagorim Oct 21 '21

i would put demon souls between DarkSouls and Stardew Valley if you want to completely lose it.

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u/Fikkia Oct 21 '21

I know. I can't believe that someone goes to dark souls after a rage quit

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u/p_mont293 Oct 21 '21

stardew valley is officially used as a therapy source

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u/LordBrandon Oct 21 '21

Unless you forget to buy strawberry seeds at the Egg Festival, then it's rage city.

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u/eka_nuka Oct 21 '21

Age of Empires III -> porn -> Age of Empires III

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u/Kordsmeier Oct 21 '21

You excited for the 28th?

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u/eka_nuka Oct 21 '21

Not much tbh. I'll wait for aoe4 to be playtested by early players, and if it's good, buy it at summer sale or something.

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u/tidy4life88 Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

I found sekiro much harder than the souls games. Headless ape and owl. Fuck them

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u/Negative-Ad7576 Oct 21 '21

I had an easier time with sekiro for some reason, but the Demon of Hatred boss fight almost made me want to go hug Midir and say I love him

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u/b_ootay_ful Oct 21 '21

I've done the 3 base gauntlets, have 100% achievement, but can't kill Demon of Hatred without cheese.

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u/hawkeye224 Oct 21 '21

From what I remember you have to stay super close to his left leg (or right lol, not sure). And not be too greedy with hits before he jumps out of the way as if you're late he will stagger you and you won't reach him in time in the new position. Oh and the upgraded umbrella for when he jumps up and smashes the ground. You can then attack him with the charged umbrella right away and it takes a good chunk of health.

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u/giant87 Oct 21 '21

Yup, get aggressively all up in his business hanging out by the leg on the left (His right leg), attack as much as possible then block his stomps and such, jump for the sweeping kanji attack, and scramble away far enough to jump up and hook yourself back when he does his explosive jumping thing

If you make it to the third stage, use Malcontent to stagger him and absolutely beat the shit out of the last health bar, then rinse and repeat 2 more times (4th malcontent usage will not work, just enrages instead of staggering). After 3 malcontent->attack sessions, he should be done or very near death, so just truck through to the finish line

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u/CookieKeeperN2 Oct 21 '21

There is a cheese for him?

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u/coolbrandon101 Oct 21 '21

I found the 2nd Owl fight to be much much harder than Demon of Hatred, I actually didnt mind the demon of hatred very fun fight

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u/No_Condition_1623 Oct 21 '21

Yeah, I love the combat in Sekiro and always try to make it cool, but for Demon of Hatred I had to brute force'd him.

Also, I too feel that Sekiro is easier, with more options.

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u/khais Oct 21 '21

I rang the demon bell on my first play through and Demon of Hatred took me days of attempts. So satisfying when I actually got it.

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 21 '21

I rang the demon bell on my first play through

You know you can "unring" it at any time, right?

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u/khais Oct 21 '21

Yea, I really considered it at one point because I felt like it was breaking me, but I decided against it since I knew it was making me better at the game.

On my second play through now doing charmless/demon bell and I feel like some minibosses are harder than bosses. Didn't go to NG+, just made a new file.

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u/elysecherryblossom Oct 21 '21

The reason I felt Sekiro was easier was that most of the bosses were human/humanoid

While the parry timing needs some adjustment to get used to, once you have it dialed down it becomes pretty simple to block the predictable human movesets and you get better as you go because it stays familiar the whole game.

The only bosses I really had trouble with were the ape and big bosses bc of their bigger hitboxes and less predictable movements

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u/No_Condition_1623 Oct 21 '21

Totally, I love that parrying is actually an offensive maneuver and once you get used to it, everything clicks. But ape is so random that I get scared, haha

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u/elysecherryblossom Oct 21 '21

it’s all fun and games until he starts throwing poop at you

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u/manism Oct 21 '21

I had to learn to stop playing like it's a souls game. Had a super rough go up to Lady butterfly, but once I figured out its an open world rhythm game it clicked and I plowed through most of it quickly after that. Until the demon of hatred, that took like 4 hours.

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u/freelancespaghetti Oct 21 '21

Lol I face planted into Demon of Hatred like 10 times before I was just like, ya, nah, that's not for me.

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u/rettorical Oct 21 '21

I found Sekiro easier because I tend to enjoy bosses more than the level traversal aspect of FromSoft games and Sekiro is way easier in that regard. In Dark Souls the worst part was some of the run ups to the bosses themselves. You could run past a lot of stuff in DS3 but some of the earlier games have annoying moments that force you thru several ganks. The fact that I can stealth kill stuff and have this verticality + ability to easily escape in Sekiro makes things so much simpler and let me focus on the boss fights more.

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u/ardyndidnothingwrong Oct 21 '21

I found sekiro easier as well, but because I felt like I had better control of the character. Where DS (to me) always felt about dodge spamming and iframes, sekiro felt like a battle. Except in the cases of the huge monster enemies, which are a minority

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u/r-cubed Oct 21 '21

I shockingly beat Owl the first try with just spamming mortal blade...but I cannot beat the final boss. It may also have been down to play style fatigue. So many bosses/minibosses in that game...

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u/No_Condition_1623 Oct 21 '21

For me the figths with Owl (all versions) are pretty cool, probably my favourites; it's not about following an strategy (like bait an attack, dodge, hit three times, disengage and repeat), but reacting and counter.

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u/Alastor3 Oct 21 '21

Ishin tho,

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u/13TheScareCrow13 Oct 21 '21

I highly recommend Journey for relaxing.

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u/DragonsEatGold Oct 21 '21

I second this.

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u/hatmatattack Oct 21 '21

Such good music in that game.

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u/Wielkinader Oct 22 '21

I loved journey. One if the best games. I played ABZÚ recently. I just love Thatgamecompany's games

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u/Alastor3 Oct 21 '21

similar to Journey, a new tiny multiplayer rpg just came out called Book of Travels. It's an open world rpg, with beautiful graphic, where you talk to people, learn about the lore, travels and meet different npc, but there is also an online part where only 7 people per server so, just like journey, sometimes you can meet people in a town and you can communicate with emotes and you can gain experience together and join your skills to solve small puzzle and the few combat there is. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1152340/Book\_of\_Travels/

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u/Dward3390 Oct 21 '21

How can you rage quit from sekiro and move to DS

Rage quit+ rage quit = 2 rage quit

Edit: typo

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u/b_ootay_ful Oct 21 '21

Hesitation is defeat.

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u/bane5454 Oct 21 '21

I mean, comparatively, Sekiro is definitely far more difficult. I’ve rage quit that game more than any other game I’ve ever played, and I used to play League of Legends lol

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u/DragonsEatGold Oct 21 '21

Agreed. Going from Sekiro to DS is definitely a down shift on the rage. I love Sekiro, but it pushed me to the limits.

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u/bane5454 Oct 21 '21

I got stuck on the Demon of Hatred, decided to play DS3 for the first time, beat it and all dlc’s, came back to Sekiro, still couldn’t beat demon of hatred, decided to play DS remastered, beat that. Moved on to DS2 and beat that, and I’m still stuck on Demon of Hatred to this day. I’ve gotten him pretty low before, but between his 1-shot mechanics and his massive health pool, he’s the Medir of Sekiro lol. Some day though.. some day. The dodging is just so wildly different than other Sekiro fights lol

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u/DragonsEatGold Oct 21 '21

Ya. I've beaten all the dark souls games as well as BB. But I struggled a lot with Sekiro. Sword Saint took me probably a week of practice to finally beat. So I tried fighting the demon of hatred properly so many times, I said fuck it and ended up cheesing him. Demon of Hatred is like a worse Ludwig.

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u/GNG Oct 21 '21

Having beaten DS1, BB, and DS3 already, I beat Sekiro all the way through by pretty much grinding my face up against it, and then in NG+ I fought Owl (Father) for the first time. It was only then that I really learned to play Sekiro, but once I had I ploywed through all the enhancements and endings for the platinum trophy -- something I never considered doing for the other titles.

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u/No_Condition_1623 Oct 21 '21

That's funny, because for me it's the other way round, I find Sekiro easier thanks to the parry system. I guess is like the bosses in any soulsborne game, any given boss can be very hard for some people and a walk in the park for others.

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u/StrigaPlease Oct 21 '21

I find this hilarious, since I've played all four soulsborne games and haven't been able to beat any of them, but I've gotten all four endings on Sekiro. It's maybe not easier, but definitely a different feel to it that suits my playtime better.

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u/_b1ack0ut Oct 21 '21

I find it neat how polarizing Sekiro is in this aspect. Some people put it as the hardest of the souls games, and others breeze through it without a second thought, but then get their ass slapped by dark souls instead

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u/RobMBlind Oct 21 '21

It's so they can play Stardew extra long.

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u/DeeSnow97 Oct 21 '21

shadows rage quit twice

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u/ota401 Oct 21 '21

So they can play a similar game that isn’t nearly as difficult????

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u/Chaos3ngine Oct 21 '21

I have no cycle, beyond "Beat game from my backlog" -> "Try to figure out next title from backlog to clear" -> "Contemplate going back to Frostpunk, cause I love it" -> "Discipline - must keep working on backlog" -> "Beat game from my backlog".

Never had a rage relationship with Dark Souls though - they're my feel-good games now.

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u/thatwoodswitch PlayStation Oct 21 '21

Stardew Valley is relaxing? My OCD kicks in hard in these games, same for Harvest Moon.

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u/Reddit_God_5505 PlayStation Oct 21 '21

I turned a relaxing farming game into precisely calculating planting time, fertilizer usage, cost of supplies and profit of crops. But to be fair I ended up with a lot of money and it only cost taking the relaxing nature out of the game

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u/WakaBrown Oct 21 '21

I was actually considering playing the Dark Souls trilogy, I’ve played about 30 minutes of DS3 at my friend’s once and kept dying but was getting better, should I reconsider? Is it worth?

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u/MoosePotato666 PlayStation Oct 21 '21

Yes, absolutely. If you're even a little interested in the games then I think you should give them a proper try.

The reputation they have for being difficult really hurts the game. Sometimes people won't even approach them and see what they're like. These games are largely a test of your patience. You usually need to go slow, evaluate the situation, be prepared, have a plan. The more you know the better off you'll be. Player knowledge is key. So the games demand your attention, especially on the first playthrough.

I am not some pro gamer. I don't platinum games, I don't play competitive games, I don't play online games because I always get killed. I've played and beaten all the Souls games. They're much more manageable than their reputation would have you believe.

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u/fade_like_a_sigh Oct 21 '21

These games are largely a test of your patience.

Patience and memorisation. Dark Souls does what old arcade games used to do (although they did it to extract your change), it forces you to learn the level before you can beat it.

That means dying a few times in service of building out your mental map, familiarising yourself with the world through struggle and strife.

And it means that the payoff is immensely rewarding, because it's a process of finding a wall that at first seems impossible to climb, but each time you look again you find another foothold until eventually you're stood atop it basking in glory.

It's fantastic for the reasons you gave. It doesn't demand that you be a hardcore gamer, it demands that you pay attention and adapt.

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u/No_Condition_1623 Oct 21 '21

Yeah, totally agree. I'd say that, even if it doesn't feel like it, the game is on your side. There's always a way to beat an enemy in a "easy" way (not cheese but with actual legit gameplay).

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u/aidsfarts Oct 21 '21

I consider the dark souls trilogy a full blown 10/10 masterpiece.

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u/DammitDan Oct 21 '21

Even 2 is fun as long as you don't join the Company of Champions as soon as you get to Majula like some kind of idiot.

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u/CaptainLord Oct 21 '21

Hello, "overlook Emerald Herald and head straight for tower of flame as first zone" checking in here.

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u/Wielkinader Oct 21 '21

Definetely. I just got it yesterday after loving Bloodborne. From software games are amazing. World building and gameplay are some of the best

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u/Leahcim696 Oct 21 '21

Yeah i think from-soft is prob the only Company to make consistently good games the last 10 years! Btw how Long have you grotten into the game yet?

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u/PubliclyIndecent Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

The Souls series is largely based on dying and learning from your mistakes. You’re always making progress, even when you feel like you aren’t. Every attempt is a learning experience. That’s what makes getting angry with the games so difficult. Every death is your own doing and brings you one step closer to moving beyond whatever potential roadblocks you run into.

If you like that sort of thing, I highly recommend the Souls games. DS3 is probably the best (unless Bloodborne is an option (PS4 only and my personal favorite)). Definitely don’t start with the second Souls game. Easily the worst in the series.

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u/Comrade__Questions Oct 21 '21

Definitely don’t start with the second Souls game. Easily the worst in the series.

The second gets more hate than it deserves. It feels less arcadey and more Dark Souls like to me than DS3. At this point I have more hours on DS2 due to various builds and multiplayer fun than I do in DS3. DS2 is not without its flaws but it is still a very good game. I recommend it.

Plus DS2 gave us Happy Souls.

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u/aidsfarts Oct 21 '21

DS2 is really good but feels different from Darks souls 1/3 and demons souls. Even bloodborne feels more like dark souls 1 to me than dark souls 2 at times.

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 21 '21

And the DLCs are great.

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u/Seigmoraig Oct 21 '21

DS2 is good on it's own but I feel it doesn't mesh in well with the others because the roll mechanics feel so off. DS 1 and 3 feel like an evolution of the mechanic but DS2 feels like a step back

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u/Comrade__Questions Oct 21 '21

They tried something different, and I respect that. What many players do not seem to pick up on is that while i-frames may be tied to a stat you have to increase...DS2 also gives you a boatload more levels (ie points) to play around with so you can easily get to iframe soft cap if you want and still make a great build.

My only gripe with the game is Soul Memory. It's an intriguing concept, but it hinders co-op play. I am very glad they are removing barriers for co-op play in Elden Ring (no consumable needed for summons, etc) instead of preserving them.

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u/Seigmoraig Oct 21 '21

Soul Memory is an odd mechanic for sure, and it made it practically impossible to play with friends.Sure you can get good iframes with stat increases but it's so tedious in the early game that both playthroughs that I have done in it have been Casters (Sorcery and Dark Sorcery) so that I can have an out and not deal with it.

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u/HappyHippo2002 Oct 21 '21

DS2 is my favourite in the series. I say they should start with DS1, since it's the first, and then move on to DS2 and DS3. Let them form their own opinion of DS2 without it being influenced by others.

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u/Ennbeard Oct 21 '21

Yep. While I'm not the biggest DS2 fan (though I do like it more than DS3 at this moment), I avoid dunking on it to new players because I realize my preference is entirely subjective and I don't want to make them go into it with any expectations, good or bad.

The ONLY comment I ever make about it is "make sure you level up Adaptability until ~90-100 Agility" and then let them go from there.

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u/HappyHippo2002 Oct 21 '21

Yeah I've seen loads of people ignore DS2 for so long because people always told them too, only to discover that they love the game.

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u/Ennbeard Oct 21 '21

Which is a shame, because DS2 has some of the best build diversity in the entire series, and had some REALLY fun PvP and PvP covenants (though I haven't done PvP since launch so I don't know what state it is in currently).

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u/CalibratedApe Oct 21 '21

That's exactly what pushed me away from DS. I tried 3 times to get into the game, no luck. You can't plan, you can't see what's coming (e.g. if the threat is hidden and there's no way you can turn the camera to spot it on time). This game is not difficult, it's sluggish. Go, die, memorize, repeat. Nothing is for everybody I guess.

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u/Comrade__Questions Oct 21 '21

So, just to call out a few errors here.

  1. You can hear enemies. The game is largely about paying attention as you explore. Plus the amount of times an enemy would sneak up behind you in the whole game is less than five.

  2. Most things in DS1 cannot one shot you. It's about observing your enemy, learning how they attack, and you build your plan from there. It's a game of duels.

  3. It's only sluggish if you are wearing too much armor.

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u/CollectorsEditionVG Oct 21 '21

Yeah I mean saying you can't plan is just straight up wrong. Thats kind of the entire point. But you can't plan without knowing the enemy, and you can't know the enemy without fighting it first.

My first time through an new area in DS, I always looked at it like a scouting mission. What enemies are there, how do they fight, what are their positions and pathing. Then for subsequent runs I know where everything is and how to handle it.

That's why 1st run of DS is always with a 100% block shield, every run after I'm naked as a newborn.

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 21 '21

You can't plan, you can't see what's coming (e.g. if the threat is hidden and there's no way you can turn the camera to spot it on time).

Absolutely not true.

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u/Pcostix Oct 21 '21

You are not wrong. You either like it or you don't.

 

The key aspect is not being bothered about dying. Expect to die at any time, its not your fault.

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u/ShrimpDealer69 Oct 21 '21

Enemies Telegraph their attack very well so you getting hit is your fault every death in the game is your fault (most of the time)

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u/DragonsEatGold Oct 21 '21

kept dying but was getting better

If you keep up this mentality, you should definitely reconsider playing them. Dark Souls games are all about dying to the unknown, but getting a little better until you can beat it. There aren't a lot of games where I can actually notice myself getting better as I play it. So it's very satisfying that way.

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 21 '21

I envy you. YES, it's worth. Though Bloodborne is the best of them.

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u/DammitDan Oct 21 '21

Yes. I recommend starting with DS1, though. It's better at teaching the mechanics.

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u/Powerful_Artist Oct 21 '21

I had never played a Souls game before playing DS3. I enjoyed it. I had no help and didnt use a guide, and although it was hard and confusing at times, I enjoyed the process. Took me forever, but I got my money's worth.

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u/L4ppuz Oct 21 '21

Yes. But don't start with ds3 if you plan on buying one yourself.

Buy dark souls remastered, it's cheap and the standard dark souls experience.

Some prefer one or the other but especially ds3 has a lot of throwbacks to the original dark souls and you would probably enjoy the trilogy more playing the game in order.

Also ds1 is the favourite game of the majority of the souls community, followed by Bloodborne and ds3

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u/Thescottishguy87 PlayStation Oct 21 '21

Yes its worth it but make sure to also get the dlc's, ds3 is the best game ive played in the last 20+ years and would recomend it to anyone.

Yes the game can be infuriating at times but this just makes it all so sweeter when you finally beat a boss you have been struggling on, i died to 1 dlc boss 37 times before i managed to kill it and after i did I had such a huge adrenaline rush where my hands were shaking for about 5min after it.

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u/Leahcim696 Oct 21 '21

Man i strugled with friede for like 5 hours! But god the adrenalin push i got from it after that!

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u/Thescottishguy87 PlayStation Oct 21 '21

I killed Friede 1st try but then got to Ringed city dlc and Midir smashed me in repeatedly for a few days

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u/Comrade__Questions Oct 21 '21

DS1 is much more forgiving than DS3, I recommend it! They are also starting their annual Lordran holiday this weekend where people intentionally play and are available to help with summons. Check it out on /r/DarkSouls/

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u/xalender6 Oct 21 '21

I'm playing Dark Souls 3 and I'm just getting my ass kicked by the Nameless king

Help I'm losing my sanity

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u/goatchumby Oct 21 '21

Max dex on the quick Lothric Knight Sword (the crit boost helps end the fight with flappy bird early), dodge into the wind gusts, stay behind him during the lightning attack and count out those strikes on his combos attacks. Oh, and ember up. You can do it!

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u/Pyro401 Oct 21 '21

What build?

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u/xalender6 Oct 21 '21

Strength build, who needs a shield when you have a big sword?

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u/Pyro401 Oct 21 '21

What kills you?

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u/xalender6 Oct 21 '21

I can kill the dragon but when I manage to bring him to half health bar I die

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u/Pyro401 Oct 21 '21

Check the wiki for the movement. Might need less weight/more Stam to roll through. More stronk is also good.

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u/xalender6 Oct 21 '21

Thank you!

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u/Pyro401 Oct 21 '21

Yw it's a tough fight for some builds. May take a little while to get there.

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u/itsamee Oct 22 '21

I beat him pretty easily with a strength build. Only i used a heavy shield and the meat cleaver. In phase 2 block and run around him, most of the time he either misses or deflects. Don't be greedy hitting him. Dodge the aerial attack.

Took me around 5 tries to kill phase 1 and 2 tries to also kill him in phase 2.

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u/RedShadowF95 Oct 21 '21

I started playing Sekiro during the first wave of lockdown. I worked in a hospital during the day and then played Sekiro at night to relax.

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u/BRUCE-JENNER Oct 21 '21

May I suggest a 7-up and a moonpie?

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u/101_210 Oct 21 '21

Playing Sekiro and DS1 at the same time looks like torture lol. Imo sekiro is juuust different enough that you feel like your skills from DS should transfer, but they dont really.

(Ds is block/dodge, wait for opening. Sekiro is parry/be aggressive)

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u/FuzzyLogic0 Oct 21 '21

I can recommend My Time at Portia or possibly the upcoming My time at sandrock, which is looking to be a good addition. Instead of a farm you run a more generic workshop for the city. You can grow stuff too if you really want the farming side. Very therapeutic to just be helping people my making stuff for them.

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u/Neoxite23 Oct 21 '21

Mine is like this...

Play Fallout 4 - become too powerful without doing MSQ and quit cause bored -> Farcry 5 - get bored after killing 2nd area boss -> FFXIV - play till the community drives me nuts and quit -> Play Fallout 4

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u/WatchingTaintDry69 Oct 21 '21

Lol I’m glad that I’m not the only person who has a love-hate relationship with the FFXIV community.

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u/Lokz97 Oct 21 '21

I just play Rollercoaster Tycoon. It's been a constant in my life since I first got it 20ish years ago I just can't out it down.

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u/hideousmembrane Oct 21 '21

That's funny cos FROM software games are my go to for when I just want to chill these days. I get rage from playing online FPS games and such, so I take refuge in my comfortable FROM gameplay loops where I know the games inside out and don't have to deal with toxic people online or people on my team getting DC'd etc.

I think once you know your way around FROM games, they're very peaceful and relaxing to play.

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u/bjchu92 Oct 21 '21

Add Valheim to the mix! It's the right amount of frustration and happiness at the same time. Beware the trees though. Them and gravity will probably be your worst enemies.

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u/Jayandnightasmr Oct 21 '21

Beside pvp, I find dark souls pretty relaxing in a way.

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u/Monsterwald Oct 22 '21

I have to admit, I stopped playing Stardew Valley after 5h, I never really got into this game :| I think it's all the pressure I had, like keeping track of all the seasons, birthdays and I'm not good with time limits. I would certainly play it with my girlfriend, If I had one, which did not happen in the past 12 years. I prefer hack and slash games like Diablo or Grimdawn to relief stress. Hobbit on PS2 is relaxing too.

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u/Dibba_Dabba_Dong Oct 21 '21

I think your cycle needs more Balancing, to much RAGE.

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u/tehpancakesthief Oct 21 '21

Sekiro's mastery loop made me 100% it. I've done everything with no Kuro's charm and demon bell. The mastery loop of learning how to play sightly better every death was my focus instead of raging and so raging rarely ever happened. I have never died of something that wasn't my own fault or later found a better way to approach something. I thought the twin apes fight was cheap for a long time, until I realized that you can puppet Snake Eyes Shirahagi outside the boss room and the fight becomes a 2v2. Or front load the dmg with buffs and firecrackers the 2nd ape spawn and quickly get the killing blow.

There is no shame in looking up/wiki strategies. that game feels like an old school one with a gameguide to buy with (the guide and artbook are gorgeous btw). Best of luck! I hope people have more fun than frustration with it. One of my favorites for sure but I know it isn't for everyone.

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u/take5b Oct 21 '21

Haha... I'm totally stuck on what to play next so I'm considering a FromSoftware replay. One of the things stopping me is that they are full price or near to it on Steam (I had played them all on PS4 which I don't have any more).

And Stardew Valley was one of the recent games I played (a lot of).

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u/Valenar_ Oct 21 '21

Winter sale's not far away now. Most of them should go down on price

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u/Connor15790 Oct 21 '21

My cycle - Plays Apex - Continues to play Apex for the next 6 hours because I can't get a fucking win.

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u/The_Phoenix2411 Oct 21 '21

Add warthunder in there for some extra suffering and wallet loss!

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u/Diligent-Composer372 PlayStation Oct 21 '21

Mine is just r6, hitman, and Trds.

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u/Nickless0ne Oct 21 '21

Lol this is deffinitely relatable. I like challenging games, but sometimes I just want to relax and boot up something casual and relaxing like Stardew Valley or Portia

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u/FoxAche82 Oct 21 '21

I feel this so much, at the moment mine is

Try to platinum Darksouls 2 - Rage quit - browse my library for other games to play - turn PS4 off - Turn it back on a few hours later - ♻️

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

What's holding you back on DS2?

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u/Party-Championship13 Oct 21 '21

Also try Escape from Tarkov

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u/Daigu_ Oct 21 '21

perfectly balanced

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u/Cromagen Oct 21 '21

Each time I quit Sekiro and come back from the beginning I get a little bit further. Last time I saw the giant weird rope thing, and beat the boss right after that. Got stuck on the next one and gave up after that lol. I think its time to begin again.

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u/Geltar Oct 21 '21

You should check out Vintage Story

It’s like a harder more survival focused minecraft combined with involved and kinda relaxing farming like stardew

So you can have the difficulty of dark souls with the relaxing nature of stardew

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u/metalbusinessbear2 Oct 21 '21

I stopped at the last boss for Sekiro. Couldn't do it. Also did not beat the rage demon. It was fun otherwise lol but after dedicating to that game and already beating some of the tough bosses....nah. There are other games to play, books to read, episodes of Community to rewatch.

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u/CaptSige Oct 21 '21

Have you tried Escape from tarkov? (It is hell but depends)

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u/kaitoofrose Oct 21 '21

Rogue-like, Rage Quit, Satisfactory/FFXIV/, Regain Sanity, Metroidvania, Rage-quit, back to Rogue-like.

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u/JackBurton12 Oct 21 '21

Mine is....play diablo 2 resurrected....server crashes and I lose all my content/progress ....rage quit.....come back a week later and repeat.

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 21 '21

Apparently there's a mod for Grim Dawn called Reign of Chaos that's basically a better remake of Diablo 2 than Blizzard put out. Worth a shot.

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u/TiBiDi Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

What I do when Dark souls becomes too much is I'd pick up a crappy game for a few days that is just fun enough to occupy me, but isn't fun enough too keep me engaged for too long.

Once I get bored, I am as ready as ever to jump back into Dark Souls

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u/FeIsenheimer Oct 21 '21

Ahhh, the Valley, my happy place.

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u/Eh_Why_bother Oct 21 '21

For me it’s warzone-get pissed I got no kills - splitgate regain sanity

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u/No-Consideration4985 Oct 21 '21

I would rather play games like sekiro or dark souls than Stardew mainly because I hate myself

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u/LincloGames Oct 21 '21

Put a little Tetris between Sekiro and Dark Souls to regain more sanity.

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u/garry4321 Oct 21 '21

DOUBLE ragequit?

Who hurt you (other than yourself)?

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u/redsealsparky Oct 21 '21

I gave up sekiro, it was fun for a bit but I really didn't like that you have to clear out the area before taking on a boss. Also there frequently only on way to do things where as dark souls any strat is viable

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u/Real_Medic_TF2 PC Oct 21 '21

From Digistruct Peak (Bl2), I rage quit to Warframe where I regain my sanity. After that, I go to TF2 where I just quit and go back to BL2.

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u/DJPL-75 PlayStation Oct 21 '21

My circle looks like Dayz - rage quit - Dayz

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u/Toxic_Boi_4567 Oct 21 '21

Assassin's Creed Unity > People Playgrounds > CSGO

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u/Influence_X Oct 21 '21

Replace dark souls and sekkiro with dota 2 and escape from tarkov. Then replace the chill out game with RimWorld.

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u/Raccoon-7 Oct 21 '21

I wanna cry every time I play Sekiro

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u/SnowblackMoth Oct 21 '21

This, but League and Risk of Rain 2 for the rage quits, Grim Dawn for gaining sanity.

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u/TALL_BOI1347 Oct 21 '21

Or slime rancher as a relax game, i like it

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u/JMace Oct 21 '21

OMG fuck that flaming ox with a splintery railroad tie

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u/Real-Chungus Oct 21 '21

I finished all off sekiro except for the last boss, too lazy to memorise his patterns and beat him.

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u/BigBeefyWalrus Oct 21 '21

I’m playing through DS3 for the first time after watching Vaati’s lore videos. After dying to Pontiff Sullivahn 20 times, I found out that smaller shields have a more lenient party window. 16 frames wide compared to a regular knights shield at a 6 frame window. After changing my shield I partied him twice in a row and shat on him with a Black Knight Greatsword. There’s no better feeling than fucking up a boss that was fucking you up in a souls game.

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u/coolbrandon101 Oct 21 '21

I try to min-max stuff so much that something like Stardew isnt that enjoyable for me actually

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u/oohsamabeenredditing Oct 21 '21

Man rage quits Sekiro to go play Souls…

I know a fellow CBT enjoyer when I see one

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u/Alastor3 Oct 21 '21

i can understand rage quitting at sekiro for the final boss, but not dark souls

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u/Therustymace Oct 21 '21

It just works.

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u/LostinRotn Oct 21 '21

Sekiro broke me. I’m good. I can handle the dark souls and demon souls. But sekiro is like a totally different beast.

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u/Avokei Oct 21 '21

I feel this very much, I enjoy the fromsoftware formula but god does it take some devotion to beat those games

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u/camilopezo Oct 21 '21

If we talk about Stardew Valley, Fishing in the early game is a real hell.

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u/WatchingTaintDry69 Oct 21 '21

Stardew valley stresses me out. I feel like I don’t have enough time in the day to do everything I want. I’m constantly worried I’m not utilizing my time correctly and then I just give up because I’m so overwhelmed.

Sekiro and DS, oh no I died. I can just try again, no sweat.

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u/The_Fat_Gamer69 Oct 21 '21

Have you played Terraria master mode that shit is fucking stress full.

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u/B3asy Oct 21 '21

The happiness you regain from playing Stardew Valley is missing a "p", which symbolizes that tiny void that the other games now have to fill. Deep