Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by aayl1 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:44 pm

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Clarkman wrote:How much do I need to do to see the credits?


10 escapes


Cool, thanks. Did you find yourself getting there reasonably quickly after your first clear?


Yeah definitely - I had a streak of 6 clears in a row before seeing the credits without even really trying.

We'll I was trying, obviously, but you know what I mean. Just casually playing and "oh cool I won again".

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Knoyleo » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:51 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
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Clarkman wrote:How much do I need to do to see the credits?


10 escapes


Cool, thanks. Did you find yourself getting there reasonably quickly after your first clear?


Yes, very. Successful clears quickly became the norm after the first few escapes as you get the permanent upgrades up.

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Clarkman wrote:Now unlocked 2 extra death defiance, which seems quite OP!

How did you unlock this? I don't remember seeing this even after a few successful clears.


It's just additional mirror upgrades

Ah, guess I need some more keys then. Based on screen space left, I assume there's only 2 more left, so I've not been going for keys as I go through runs now. Guess I'd better get back on them. :fp:

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by OrangeRKN » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:53 pm

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Clarkman wrote:Now unlocked 2 extra death defiance, which seems quite OP!

How did you unlock this? I don't remember seeing this even after a few successful clears.


It's just additional mirror upgrades

Ah, guess I need some more keys then. Based on screen space left, I assume there's only 2 more left, so I've not been going for keys as I go through runs now. Guess I'd better get back on them. :fp:


Extra upgrades as in increasing the uses of the existing mirror entry with darkness, not unlocking new ones with keys. You can get 3 max uses of death defiance.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:30 pm

A gift toskellyhelps too as I just found :fp:

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Clarkman » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:44 pm

aayl1 wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
Clarkman wrote:How much do I need to do to see the credits?


10 escapes


Cool, thanks. Did you find yourself getting there reasonably quickly after your first clear?


Yeah definitely - I had a streak of 6 clears in a row before seeing the credits without even really trying.

We'll I was trying, obviously, but you know what I mean. Just casually playing and "oh cool I won again".


Sweet. Just got to make a decision whether to go onto a different game for a while or keep up the momentum.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by aayl1 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:44 am

I like it as a second screen type game. Like if my partner wants to watch something in the lounge I'm happy to play it handheld with half an eye on what's on TV.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:35 am

It plays well handheld, but I find the text really hard to see. You kind of get a sixth sense for what is going on though. It starts feeling like an RTS.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Clarkman » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:54 am

Annoyingly, my left joycon is so buggered with drift and disconnection issues that I can't play handheld any more, unless I'm using the kickstand and a pro controller.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Clarkman » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:30 pm

Sorry for double post. I'm up to 6 escapes, having escaped with everything except the Bow (fists twice). The Bow is the absolute worst because it can't really dash strike.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:13 am

Pro tip for the bow - get up real close and use the volley fire. There are some upgrades to it like increasing the number of arrows or increasing damage for each arrow that hits that make it very good if you stick to volley and treat it like a close range weapon (that is still great at crowd control at range)

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by aayl1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:09 am

Yeah I love the bow - its special paired with the right boon absolutely destroys. Poseidon's boon I remember being particularly great - especially when you get the additional poseidon boon that hurts more when knocking them into walls.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by aayl1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:59 pm

Clarkman wrote:Annoyingly, my left joycon is so buggered with drift and disconnection issues that I can't play handheld any more, unless I'm using the kickstand and a pro controller.


You wanna get yourself one of these mate.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:59 pm

That photo is backwards

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by aayl1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:05 pm

Nah I unlocked mirror mode for finishing 150cc

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Clarkman » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:08 pm

aayl1 wrote:Nah I unlocked mirror mode for finishing 150cc


:lol:

That is a uniquely British view out the window. Poorly gridded, post-war homes and an overcast sky as far as the eye can see. Brings a tear to the eye.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:13 pm

:lol:

But genuinely that mirrored controller layout feels wrong

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Clarkman » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:34 pm

And credits have rolled. Excellent game. 10 clears flew by and became relatively easy, where I wasn't even using a Death Defiance, no matter what weapon I chose. Just at the point where I think it was becoming slightly repetitive, so will probably draw a line there, but certainly among the best examples in videogames of a perfectly integrated medium/message.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Zilnad » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:10 pm

I realise I'm way behind on everyone else but I finally beat the Bone Hydra! So satisfying.

According to the basin thingy, I've only played 12 attempts. I need to step things up a notch.

First time playing my Switch since the PS5 released :shock:

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:25 pm

Zilnad wrote:I realise I'm way behind on everyone else but I finally beat the Bone Hydra! So satisfying.

According to the basin thingy, I've only played 12 attempts. I need to step things up a notch.

First time playing my Switch since the PS5 released :shock:


Same here (but Series X).

Got my second clear yesterday. I love that final post Hades area and the accompanying music.

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PostRe: Hades - Escaping Hell - v1.0 now live
by Zilnad » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:24 pm

Just had a go with the twin gauntlets during my lunch break. When the heavy riffs kick in, I really think the music gets me just as pumped as the soundtrack in Doom Eternal.

Maybe this really was GotY and I just hadn't spent enough time with it :o


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