|You know what, while I take the point on levels and enemies being a bit repetitive, I'm still enjoying this more than I expected to. Not that far into it - just got the first boss down - but had quite a lot of fun so far. Plus a good adrenelin rush as that first boss died.|
The Surge (sci-fi Soulslike) - PC, PS4, XB1 • Page 4
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My experience of defeating the first boss was relief mixed with confusion!
ChiefGB 6,484 posts
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Tbf that's sounds like most of my experiences with dark souls bosses lol
StaffyDog 1,297 posts
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I don't like hard frustrating bosses, can you summon?
@StaffyDog no summoning or companions yet. One cant really grind too much either. It is a difficult game, the bosses can be a pain as they all have a method to them that isnt immediately obvious as Chiodini said in his review. Even so, i habe died far more to a particular leaping enemy that actually feelks pretty cheap, i can deal with them now but not with precision.
I am loving it so far though, despite some difficulty spikes and occasional wooly moments during combat.
One thing I have noticed is that it seems more like a game where one is not expected to dodge every attack, there don't seem to be i frames during dodges so one tends to have to use its version of regain. This might be different with the nimble class.
Just passed the third boss and it has ramped up the complexity of choices again, really interesting use of environment as a challenge in conjunction with enemies.
I think the 8/10 reviews are pretty much spot on.
funkstar 3,068 posts
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Dodges work as you said, without i-frames, So you are expected to actually dodge the attack rather than get hit by it while invincible. Playing as the light class, dodge seems pretty useful, I especially like using it to dash into enemies and stagger them before they aggro
On the last section now, I think they have the game length about right, it is starting to outstay its welcome a little bit but that is mostly due to the some of the grunt enemies being a bit too much for my skill level.
I would also say, the fourth boss was pretty much one of the most time-consuming bosses I have ever faced in any game. It is a pig of a fight and fairly time consuming. I did look up one little trick that made it easier but it was still pretty tough. Heavy weapons are great until near the end where their stagger barely seems to register leading to a lot of cheap deaths. Those jumping robots are never anything other than annoying, a really quite terrible enemy to fight, thankfully there aren't too many of them.
Despite all those complaints I am still enjoying it, solid if not spectacular is what I'd call it.
All done. Weirdly I did the final battle on my second go, every other boss battle had been at least ten attempts, I wasn't even over levelled. Kind of glad of that though.
Time for a reroll!
Enjoyable game, some good tense sections and the combat is mostly pretty satisfying. Plot is pretty reasonablw without beinf stellar. As with everythinf in the game, good but not amazing.
@funkstar Lack of i-frames is a positive in my books. The Souls/Borne games have become too dependent on them. DS3 in particular descends into dodge-spam on many bosses.
I agree. I found DS3 relying on i frames for ideal technique a little tedious. The lack of them generally works pretty well in The Surge.
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