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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:03 pm 


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Meriscan wrote:
it starts a new fight


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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:53 pm 


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From what I remember the one time I fought Prisoner, triggering it on purpose, it's easier than ChaosGod and has less health. You still want that chip that makes red attacks do only 1 HP damage though.

It's still a very unusual example in a shmup of an attack that instantly ends the run if it hits you, regardless of health/lives remaining, forcing you to get a bad ending. The black holes are relatively easy to dodge blind though, as you're well aware.
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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:52 pm 


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Yeah, this is gonna take two or three tries. I don't do too well against patterns coming from "behind" in any game. Challenges my muscle memory. I'll get him soon though.
It's really just the resource hogging of Temple in general that makes CG stressful. Warden is a non issue in terms of health. I can kill her untouched but she still drains ammo which forces me to pick up something like vulcan and HOPE it's keywords are good enough or that I get ludicrous damage ups.


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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:46 am 


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Yeah, I know you said before you'd given up on ChaosGod but congrats on clearing it. ;) Because you're pretty much guaranteed to be reduced to the peashooter at some point, Temple runs and the whole no ammo thing inevitably become about stocking up on damage as much as possible beforehand. Getting a lucky weapon container with something decent prior to Warden helps since you won't be able to bring anything along at max ammo. Felt very one-sided in terms of item selection strategy, whereas in the original release damage % was a helpful bonus, but not an outright necessity as plenty of decent weapon combos existed that worked well at or near the base damage level.
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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:13 pm 


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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
Yeah, I know you said before you'd given up on ChaosGod but congrats on clearing it. ;) Because you're pretty much guaranteed to be reduced to the peashooter at some point, Temple runs and the whole no ammo thing inevitably become about stocking up on damage as much as possible beforehand. Getting a lucky weapon container with something decent prior to Warden helps since you won't be able to bring anything along at max ammo. Felt very one-sided in terms of item selection strategy, whereas in the original release damage % was a helpful bonus, but not an outright necessity as plenty of decent weapon combos existed that worked well at or near the base damage level.


I tried again and managed to do it in full. I got SUPER lucky and ran into Renegade in Archives with the 400% ammo buff which I genuinely think got an appearance rate nerf.


https://youtu.be/7hjmTxpsMvg

Only showed the fights. If I showed the temple in full this video would have been 15 gigs. Pass.


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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:23 pm 


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Congrats on beating it!

That seems awfully large for a video of just one floor; you may benefit from tweaking your recording settings so that you get a quality video file without being quite so massive from one recording. O_o What settings are you using to record?
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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:54 pm 


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Yo, use this to prevent giant video uploads.

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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:58 pm 


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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
Congrats on beating it!

That seems awfully large for a video of just one floor; you may benefit from tweaking your recording settings so that you get a quality video file without being quite so massive from one recording. O_o What settings are you using to record?


Yeeaaaah...
It's ShadowPlay. I use it just because it's SUPER easy and I don't know anything about video editing. :c
I feel like tweaking settings in the software would murder the output quality. There aren't many settings for the instant replay feature to begin with.

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Thanks, I'll take a look next time I need a smaller file size.


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 Post subject: Re: Monolith
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:56 pm 


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Ok I've pieced together a rough order of events just because I like how this game handles it's mysterious plot.

Overlord seems to have been the first to venture into the facility with an honest goal of destroying the Power. He goes in, fails (in his own words) and is warped by it.

Chaos goes in after him, defeats him, then finds the Machine in his fresh state and wounds it. Whatever Chaos was after I'm not sure, but I assume Machine retreats to seal away the Power after being matched (he doesn't blow up he just gets the scars you see during Null's fight and fades into the darkness). Machine is obviously a defense drone of some sort guarding the Conduit (for cautionary or malevolent purposes) and after his bout with Chaos scatters the seals to the Forbidden, locking himself away with it.

Null and D13 then enter the scene and go in with different motives. Null collects the seals, destroys the injured Machine (who had sealed himself behind that structure) and opens the way to the Conduit, fails like Overlord, and becomes Monolith. I get the feeling he does it intentionally since he's far more optimized than Overlord's form and still has his sentience judging from the secret ending.

With the seals open and the Machine out of the way, D13 is forced to kill his brother.

And I think Arena Blaster is the original base for all of them. I can't think of his quest motive other than to maybe find his origin which is why he goes to Database? Not that he's the only one who can get there or get there first, but he's called Visitor 1 which makes me think he's the first to have found it. I can't think of any other clear spots in the happenings of the 5.

Skully is...I don't care, I hate playing him.

But yeah, this is just how I'm interpreting things.


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