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The Surge 2 - Sci-Fi Souls-like

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The Surge 2 - Sci-Fi Souls-like

Post by coopasonic » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:49 am

This is pretty much a post just for me since GreenGoo went AWOL. The Surge 2 comes out tomorrow (9/24) and I am excited. I finished the original on PS4 including finishing NG+ and getting the platinum trophy then bought it again on steam to play through it again with all the DLC. Needless to say I am a big fan and am very excited about the release tomorrow.



Actually Steam is saying it unlocks in 7 hours. I am not sure what's up with that, but you can bet I will be trying to play the second I get home from work (it's already pre-loaded).
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Re: The Surge 2 - Sci-Fi Souls-like

Post by stimpy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:23 am

I tried oh so hard to get into The Surge, but the constant back and forth finally wore me down.
Guess I'm not a souls-like liker.
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Post by coopasonic » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:24 am

It should mostly be forth, the back is usually pretty quick (the dying, I mean).
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 am

I got lost a lot of times in the second location in the first one and never went back.

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Post by coopasonic » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:21 am

Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 am
I got lost a lot of times in the second location in the first one and never went back.
One video I watched compared the map for 2 to fractals, so... that might be worse.

I got almost two hours in and got through the tutorial and started exploring the open world a bit. The tutorial miniboss was pretty easy and I've already seen more enemy variety and weapon variety than I saw in the first one. Upgrade materials are easier to come by and basically unlimited which is a nice improvement over the original. if you want to upgrade arms to Mk II, chop Mk II arms for materials. They've added tagging like the Dark Souls games, but it uses iconography which is pretty cool... arrow + skull, gee I wonder what that means. :D It's a clever way to bypass localization challenges.

Anyway, I doubt anyone is surprised that I am enjoying it. I'm really looking forward to the weekend when I can really dig in.
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Post by MonkeyFinger » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:55 am

Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 am
I got lost a lot of times in the second location in the first one and never went back.
Ha! Pretty much the same thing here. :(

I was intrigued by the review posted on GT but then I remember how little I actually played the first one. Thank goodness I waited until it was free.
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Post by Scraper » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:40 am

I have part 1 installed on my PS4 but I haven't played it yet. Hopefully I can get to it soon and then I can move on to part 2.
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Post by Paingod » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:07 am

Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 am
I got lost a lot of times in the second location in the first one and never went back.
I quite enjoyed the first one until I got into the basement areas (maybe area 4 or 5?) and was facing off against things with crazy reach and high damage. Nanite-driven nightmares, basically. I fought them for a while, but wasn't enjoying it much after that.
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Post by coopasonic » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:19 am

I finally made it to the first real boss. I didn't have much time before I had to go to work but he successfully killed me twice. I figured out I was using an implant that does less damage to robots so I need to ditch that... and learn how to parry.
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Re: The Surge 2 - Sci-Fi Souls-like

Post by coopasonic » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:47 am

I finished up the first playthrough this morning. No bosses as hard as some of the harder bosses in the surge. The variety of weapons, armors and implants is huge, like almost insanely so. Also lots more quests. Worth it, even if it was easier than I would have liked.
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