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News Hades, launching on PS4 & PS5 August 13

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Is it better to upgrade the normal attack or the special in terms of damage output? I'm getting mixed results with both depending on the weapon.

I also shoplifted from Charon today and the outcome was quite unexpected. :messenger_grinning_smiling:
Depends on the weapon and the boon
 
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Fbh

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Wait till you get the “gun”

Doom Effects + Lightning Chaining will have you clearing rooms crazy quick. I finished 3 floors in 20 minutes when I first got it. I can’t wait to play it some more this weekend!

Tried it out when I got it and it didn't convince me, but I need to give a couple of tries.
Was focusing on escaping first, which so far I've only been able to do with the spear and shield.
 

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Is it better to upgrade the normal attack or the special in terms of damage output? I'm getting mixed results with both depending on the weapon.

I also shoplifted from Charon today and the outcome was quite unexpected. :messenger_grinning_smiling:
Depends on the specific boon, what other boons you have but generally speaking attacks are the main damage source for sword / spear / shield. For bow / fists / gun it really depends on the build and personal preference (gun special is broken).

Just remember to always, always take Deflect.
 
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Con-Z-epT

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Depends on the specific boon, what other boons you have but generally speaking attacks are the main damage source for sword / spear / shield. For bow / fists / gun it really depends on the build and personal preference (gun special is broken).

Just remember to always, always take Deflect.
Feels in line with my experience.

With broken gun special you mean overpowered?

After the first time i used deflect i knew i need this everytime since it is incredibly useful.
 

Con-Z-epT

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Totally varies depending on weapon and your boons and the type of weapon aspect you're using. There's builds for every type really!
Depends on the weapon and the boon
Depends on the specific boon, what other boons you have but generally speaking attacks are the main damage source for sword / spear / shield. For bow / fists / gun it really depends on the build and personal preference (gun special is broken).
Some boons just feel better for the bosses whereas others are better for the normal encounters.

It seems it always boils down to a decision between those two since i want to focus on "maxing out" specific boons rather than being averageall across the board.
 

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Feels in line with my experience.

With broken gun special you mean overpowered?

After the first time i used deflect i knew i need this everytime since it is incredibly useful.
Sorry I meant broken in the sense that it’s too powerful, you can increase the area of effect and the damage to the point where you just two-shot everything easily. If you get a slowing effect on top everything becomes super easy.

Things you always want to take:
- Deflect;
- « hits twice » since it’s a straight multiplier where most increases are linear;
- Chilled (post game only I think);
- The Poseidon call that makes you immune to everything for a second or two;
- Everything that gives you sustain inside a room (healing on hit, etc) since in this game bosses are the main source of death.
 
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shubik

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Damn, I got the aspect of Talos for the twin fists yesterday. That magnetic attack is a game-changer. I seriously can´t remember when I was this hooked to a game the last time.
 
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I think my reflexes are showing their age with this game. 17 runs and still can't get past the bone hydra. Ah well, I'll keep at it, you never know what each new run will bring.
 

Punished Miku

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I think my reflexes are showing their age with this game. 17 runs and still can't get past the bone hydra. Ah well, I'll keep at it, you never know what each new run will bring.
It's probably more tactics than reflex on that one. Try the bow. When it's 1 head, hit him with 3 blood gems, then shoot. Stay away from him and just be patient. When the heads pop up, rinse and repeat. Pick one at a time on the edge, and hit him with the gems, then shoot. When you see a large amount of activity, sometimes it's best to just try and slow down on that guy and not get overwhelmed. Don't run into floor hazards by dashing around haphazardly. After the multi-heads are clear, hit him with the gems and shoot. Stay far away. His attack range can be deceptive and hit you on easily avoidable attacks. Just be patient and wait until he's done freaking out to attack. When he shoots a large amount of the pink projectiles, just hide behind a pillar. Also the Athena dash power up reflects all projectiles.
 
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Finally escaped with the Sword yesterday, it's really worth it to build it around the special.
Got the upgrade which makes it hit twice, then the Aphrodite upgrade which gives it more damage and inflicts "weak", and then further increased the damage every time I could.

I've escaped with the shield, spear and sword.
Now I'll try with the other weapons I feel less comfortable with. I've seen a lot of people online seem to love the bow but I've never really had a build with it that I've felt is good, it always feels slow and low damage to me. Any advice on boon, aspects and upgrades to get for it?
 
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Punished Miku

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Finally escaped with the Sword yesterday, it's really worth it to build it around the special.
Got the upgrade which makes it hit twice, then the Aphrodite upgrade which gives it more damage and inflicts "weak", and then further increased the damage every time I could.

I've escaped with the shield, spear and sword.
Now I'll try with the other weapons I feel less comfortable with. I've seen a lot of people online seem to love the bow but I've never really had a build with it that I've felt is good, it always feels slow and low damage to me. Any advice on boon, aspects and upgrades to get for it?
Bow with Chiron is probably the best in the game. You can also take the daedalus upgrade for rapid shot. Then you just tag people once and then drill them with specials.

Chill slows down people so you can hit and move easily, or just max damage or multi-hit effects like Lightning for crowd control. The hangover gas bombs work well for crowd control so you can flee and keep your distance. Also don't be afraid to dash through enemies to point blank shoot them in the back for more damage.
 
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Punished Miku

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God I do this all the time, dashing into traps, dashing into the lava. I switched out of that double-dash talent just because I thought it might help me control my dashing a bit. Thx for the advice.
The other bosses are definitely more twitch reflex. Sometimes I do better on the hydra when I remember to not panic and slow down a bit.
 

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Been playing this off and on with Xbox's lovely cloud save feature. Boot it up on my PC when my TV's in use and do a run. Boot it up on the TV when I can and play some more. Bouncing between the two is absolutely seamless. I wish the PC version had proper ultrawide support though. :(

My Switch skills definitely transferred over, and I've obviously got the benefit of knowing what the fuck I'm doing. I even made it all the way to Meg on my first run which is basically the tutorial level. I've done 12 runs now and made it to Hades / the surface twice (but haven't beaten him yet!). I think I only died to a random enemy once, the rest of my deaths have been to bosses. Kind of a shame, not hearing Hypno's goading dialog very often though.

This game is still amazing and tons of fun. Planning on fully finishing the game (beating Hades 10 times!) and maybe even trying to unlock all the achievements.
 

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Was there some kinds of deal Sony struck with this game? I had no idea this was coming to Xbox, a pleasant surprise as everywhere I look it says that it's a Playstation game and even Metacritic lists is as PS5 being the only platform. Weird.
 

Punished Miku

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Was there some kinds of deal Sony struck with this game? I had no idea this was coming to Xbox, a pleasant surprise as everywhere I look it says that it's a Playstation game and even Metacritic lists is as PS5 being the only platform. Weird.
Pretty sure MS announced it's a day one gamepass game at E3.
 

Con-Z-epT

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Had two incredible escapes today with the fists and the gun.

Gained some effective boons with very high damage for the special and the cast as well as some nice passive ones.
It was the first time that i felt really powerful and that even the final boss was a breeze.

The game gets better and better and i can't stop playing.