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What is your favorite game from the first half of 2020?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 5 20.83%
 
Doom Eternal 1 4.17%
 
Dreams 0 0%
 
Final Fantasy VII Remake 5 20.83%
 
Half-Life: Alyx 1 4.17%
 
The Last of Us, Part II 1 4.17%
 
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 1 4.17%
 
Persona 5 Royale 2 8.33%
 
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition 4 16.67%
 
Other 4 16.67%
 
Total:24

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Veknoid_Outcast said:

Hey there!

The good folks at tinyBuild have shared with us a giveaway code for Hellpoint on Xbox One. It's a sci-fi Souls-like set on a space station orbiting a black hole. It supports online and split-screen co-op. The game launches July 29, 2020.

If you're interested in the code, please reply to this post and let us know 1) your favorite Souls-like game and 2) why you enjoy it so much. Everyone who responds will go into a random drawing for the code. I'll announce the winner at 5pm ET on July 29.

Don't want the code, raises conflict of interest issues anywho. But I'll answer anyway.

My favourite Soulslike is Dark Souls 3, with The Surge a strong second. I completed From's games all out of order, but one straight after the other (Bloodborne then Dark Souls 2, then 3, then 1 Remastered), and 3 was definitely the strongest for me. By that stage they'd nailed the formula and the visuals  (and atmosphere) were on another level to 1 and 2.

The Surge was the game that got me to give the genre another go. I'd originally bought Dark Souls 2 on PC when it launched and found it to be completely inaccessible. The controls were totally messed up and the lack of structure and explanation for how everything worked meant I didn't have a clue where to go next once I reached to main hub or what to do with my character, and so I predictably ended up hitting a brick wall of difficulty for a newcomer. But I gave the genre a second chance with The Surge, which was more accessible and structured at the start. Loved it, eventually gave Dark Souls 2 another shot, having banked up some experience with the genre, and that time it all clicked. Have devoured every Soulslike that looks half good ever since. Will be getting Hellpoint too.



Machina said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:

Hey there!

The good folks at tinyBuild have shared with us a giveaway code for Hellpoint on Xbox One. It's a sci-fi Souls-like set on a space station orbiting a black hole. It supports online and split-screen co-op. The game launches July 29, 2020.

If you're interested in the code, please reply to this post and let us know 1) your favorite Souls-like game and 2) why you enjoy it so much. Everyone who responds will go into a random drawing for the code. I'll announce the winner at 5pm ET on July 29.

Don't want the code, raises conflict of interest issues anywho. But I'll answer anyway.

My favourite Soulslike is Dark Souls 3, with The Surge a strong second. I completed From's games all out of order, but one straight after the other (Bloodborne then Dark Souls 2, then 3, then 1 Remastered), and 3 was definitely the strongest for me. By that stage they'd nailed the formula and the visuals  (and atmosphere) were on another level to 1 and 2.

The Surge was the game that got me to give the genre another go. I'd originally bought Dark Souls 2 on PC when it launched and found it to be completely inaccessible. The controls were totally messed up and the lack of structure and explanation for how everything worked meant I didn't have a clue where to go next once I reached to main hub or what to do with my character, and so I predictably ended up hitting a brick wall of difficulty for a newcomer. But I gave the genre a second chance with The Surge, which was more accessible and structured at the start. Loved it, eventually gave Dark Souls 2 another shot, having banked up some experience with the genre, and that time it all clicked. Have devoured every Soulslike that looks half good ever since. Will be getting Hellpoint too.

+1 for The Surge. One of my favorite "AA" games of the gen. Its dystopian setting and limb-severing mechanics really differentiate it from the crowd. 

The Souls-like formula has quickly become one of my favorites.



Last call to put your name in for a Hellpoint code on Xbox One. Sound off by 8pm ET today!



Does darksiders 3 count? if so its mainly because of the keepers of the void DLC that properly combined combat and platformpuzzles.
aside from being hard in general on the higher difficulties, bonus points for the badass female lead



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kirby007 said:

Does darksiders 3 count? if so its mainly because of the keepers of the void DLC that properly combined combat and platformpuzzles.
aside from being hard in general on the higher difficulties, bonus points for the badass female lead

I say it counts! I will send you the code via PM.