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Some of the later bosses in Hollow Knight are insane, especially the optional ones. 'Spose I should experiment with charms a bit more.

 

Heh, yeah, they can be. How far along in the game are you? :)



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Stopped playing Hollow Knight, because I'm just not good enough for it and grinding the bosses over and over till I might be able to beat them is just not fun for me. Bit of a shame, because I love everything else about the game.

I can really feel how my reflexes deteriorated with age...


Edited by Lexx, 15 January 2019 - 11:56 AM.

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Tbh, the bigger factor for being less efficient in gaming in higher age is lack of time for practice in conjunction with having lot of RL stuff on mind all the time than getting older.

Edited by Mamoulian War, 15 January 2019 - 12:46 PM.

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More on topic: https://arstechnica....n-as-i-used-to/

And one of the more notable paragraphs:

While this could be due solely to a decline in enthusiasm for some, an alternative explanation is that many older gamers—especially when they have longterm partners, become parents, or ascend into highly demanding professional positions—simply have different priorities and less time for gameplay. And when you have plenty of other things to do, it’s easy to avoid activities that appear to be either too easy and thus boring, or too difficult and thus frustrating.

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It was opposite for me. It got easier as I progressed within the game, probably due to facing the spirit bosses and other optional bosses earlier on in the game which made everything else a piece of cake. Finishing these bosses before even getting to the 3rd campaign boss, ine might add.

The thing that got me was memorozing the map, where best to jump when I cannot see. Taking that leap of faith. It's one of the games where playing in 30 minute spurts (30 minutes a day) makes it much easier and accessible than playing it an hour or more - longer plays tend to cause player to overthink. A cooling session has always been beneficial to the gaming community while playing a gale tat requires some level of strategy, rather than plowing through which never worked.

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Sacrifice Zote, you will thank me later :)

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Stopped playing Hollow Knight, because I'm just not good enough for it and grinding the bosses over and over till I might be able to beat them is just not fun for me. Bit of a shame, because I love everything else about the game.
I can really feel how my reflexes deteriorated with age...

 
I'm curious, where did you get stuck?

 

Sacrifice Zote, you will thank me later :)

 

I take it you don't like Invincible, Fearless, Sensual, Mysterious, Enchanting, Vigorous, Diligent, Overwhelming, Gorgeous, Passionate, Terrifying, Beautiful, Powerful Grey Prince Zote then?


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Well, right now trying to keep the train of finishing games going.....  Completed Celeste, Guacamelee, and Child of Light so far and am about 3/4 the way through Ghost 1.0, and having fun.  Nice to get through some backlog.  Also playing through Shadow of Mordor on PC.  I think I beat the main game back on the PS4 when it came out, but after just getting done reading The Hobbit and moving on the Lord of the Rings books, I thought it'd be fun to go through Shadow of Mordor and War.

 

I realize that the games I've beaten are shorter, but I figured I'd start with those because it's easier to keep the momentum going early on when I continue on to longer games.  Of course, those three and Ghost 1.0 have been on the switch which does make it easier as someone (so sorry I forgot who) stated that sometimes it's hard to go back to the computer to play games when you spend a good part of your day on them for work. 

 

Looking at Guacamelee 2, Sundered, or that Feudal Alloy coming up.  The bigger games coming up in February and March, I either really haven't looked at, or really, are not appealing to me lately.  We'll see.


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Ghost 1.0 was a blast. The plot twist was a bit too obvious but everything else was great. Especially the story presentation and the little TV-show like recaps you got when you loaded your save. Anyone playing Ghost 1.0 on the Switch shouldn't just pause the game and put the console to sleep but quit the game and load the save. It's worth it. :)

 

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I take it you don't like Invincible, Fearless, Sensual, Mysterious, Enchanting, Vigorous, Diligent, Overwhelming, Gorgeous, Passionate, Terrifying, Beautiful, Powerful Grey Prince Zote then?


I have a love/hate relationship with the character, though I see him as very relatable lol
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Tbh, the bigger factor for being less efficient in gaming in higher age is lack of time for practice in conjunction with having lot of RL stuff on mind all the time than getting older.


I don't have a lot of RL stuff to do(just a boring job from 8 to 16 o clock) but even I lack the motivation to play games like I did some 10 years ago when I was 25. Part of it also has to do with the fact that I have played and finished about 300+ games on various platforms and after such a long time, you do get the feeling of 'I have seen/played this before'.

Still, there are games that I am curious about, I am just not sure if I will ever get to play them.

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Heh, yeah, they can be. How far along in the game are you? :)

Well that's a rather difficult question to answer.
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Tbh, the bigger factor for being less efficient in gaming in higher age is lack of time for practice in conjunction with having lot of RL stuff on mind all the time than getting older.

Yup, certainly what made me abandon difficult games in general. Now I wonder what'll playing on a Switch do with that mindset since I can now totally squeeze "Two more tries" in while I'm trying to squeeze a stinker out.

Edited by Fenixp, 15 January 2019 - 09:23 PM.


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I'm actually starting to get bored with Red Dead Redemption 2.  Running around the wilderness shooting things or looking for obscure "trophies" gets boring after a while.

 

And I'm not really digging the story missions.  They seem to consist of just getting the law out to get you and being wanted because you got into a gun fight over something stupid after I've spent the rest of the game trying to fit in.


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Stopped playing Hollow Knight, because I'm just not good enough for it and grinding the bosses over and over till I might be able to beat them is just not fun for me. Bit of a shame, because I love everything else about the game.
I can really feel how my reflexes deteriorated with age...

 
I'm curious, where did you get stuck?

 

 

 

I didn't really get stuck. Pretty sure I could make it through the main story with ignoring all the side-bosses, but I just lost motivation. There's some bosses that I *know* I could beat, but I'm really too slow to dodge their attacks and thus have to repeat them over and over again until I'm lucky.

Last thing I did was beating the mask part boss in the library. Next one probably would have been above the watcher knights (the first boss fight that really started pissing me off). I'm probably strong enough to take them now, as I have the coiled nail and all the other fancy stuff, but I just couldn't fire up the game again.


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Watcher Knights was actually one of those boss fights which got trivial for me the moment I found the right charm combination.
 

The strategy I used below

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Anyway, I can definitely see fatigue setting in while getting through Hollow Knight, given the sheer amount of content that game contains.



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Tbh, the bigger factor for being less efficient in gaming in higher age is lack of time for practice in conjunction with having lot of RL stuff on mind all the time than getting older.

I don't have a lot of RL stuff to do(just a boring job from 8 to 16 o clock) but even I lack the motivation to play games like I did some 10 years ago when I was 25. Part of it also has to do with the fact that I have played and finished about 300+ games on various platforms and after such a long time, you do get the feeling of 'I have seen/played this before'.

Still, there are games that I am curious about, I am just not sure if I will ever get to play them.

Well, the feeling of playing the same **** over and over, was the main reason, why I've completely stopped purchasing western AAA games with comming of PS3, with very few exceptions like Mortal Kombat and Gid of War. I am now completely indy, japanese, retro gamer, and I still feel enough motivation to enjoy my games even at my early 40ies. The only issue I have, is that when I know, I will be going for longer business trip, I hesitate to start a new game. For days like these, I still have my Assetto Corsa though :p
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Heh, yeah, they can be. How far along in the game are you?  :)

Well that's a rather difficult question to answer.
Spoiler

 

Spoiler

 

Watcher Knights was actually one of those boss fights which got trivial for me the moment I found the right charm combination.
 

The strategy I used below

Spoiler

 

Anyway, I can definitely see fatigue setting in while getting through Hollow Knight, given the sheer amount of content that game contains.

 

The Shaman Stone is so powerful that you can use it throughout the entire game. There's a reason MonStahLer uses it (along with Spell Twister) in his speed runs. :)

 

Heh, yeah, they can be. How far along in the game are you?  :)

Well that's a rather difficult question to answer.
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Tbh, the bigger factor for being less efficient in gaming in higher age is lack of time for practice in conjunction with having lot of RL stuff on mind all the time than getting older.


I don't have a lot of RL stuff to do(just a boring job from 8 to 16 o clock) but even I lack the motivation to play games like I did some 10 years ago when I was 25. Part of it also has to do with the fact that I have played and finished about 300+ games on various platforms and after such a long time, you do get the feeling of 'I have seen/played this before'.

Still, there are games that I am curious about, I am just not sure if I will ever get to play them.

 

This is so me. Indie, big budget, doesn't matter.

 

 I think in my case - especially since I have a pretty obsessive nature - my desire to commit to devoting a long period (even tho I have time) to master new rules/mechanics or make constant micro-decisions (that item, this item? this perk, that perk?), has dwindled, and the "seen that, been there" doesn't help. Even if it's a game I'd like to check out/play, more and more I'm likely to instead just go back to an already familiar game (or a very simplistic/short game) where I won't care if I wake up the next morning/next week suddenly not wanting to game at all for weeks or months (meaning if I returned to the game then, I'd likely feel like I have to start all over....).



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Well, the feeling of playing the same **** over and over, was the main reason, why I've completely stopped purchasing western AAA games with comming of PS3, with very few exceptions like Mortal Kombat and Gid of War. I am now completely indy, japanese, retro gamer, and I still feel enough motivation to enjoy my games even at my early 40ies. The only issue I have, is that when I know, I will be going for longer business trip, I hesitate to start a new game. For days like these, I still have my Assetto Corsa though :p


It doesn't matter, you're a buisness man. You can buy any game you want and play them whenever you want. :p
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For Hollow Knight,

I just use Dashmaster, Long Nail and upgrade my nail. Whatever I have left usually went to health boosts. I rarely used secondary attacks in Hollow Knight so I beat the game on slashing and dashing alone.

The easoest bos fights in the game (the mantis lords and the dung defender) taught me it was more about patience and attacking at just the right opening than anything really.


One of my favorite bosses (Failed Champion aka Spirit False Knight or Return Of Flase Knight)


Edited by SonicMage117, 16 January 2019 - 05:33 AM.


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Well, the feeling of playing the same **** over and over, was the main reason, why I've completely stopped purchasing western AAA games with comming of PS3, with very few exceptions like Mortal Kombat and Gid of War. I am now completely indy, japanese, retro gamer, and I still feel enough motivation to enjoy my games even at my early 40ies. The only issue I have, is that when I know, I will be going for longer business trip, I hesitate to start a new game. For days like these, I still have my Assetto Corsa though :p

It doesn't matter, you're a buisness man. You can buy any game you want and play them whenever you want. :p

That doesn't change the fact, that anything made by Ubi, EA, Acti is for me just waste of money, because I've already played everything, they can offer already 10 years ago ;)




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