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Enter the Gungeon: That's when I reach for my revolver

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    My favorite run ever happened the other night. I ended up getting nothing too exciting for guns, but I did end up with all of the Payday items for a full squad of clown goons. I also got a space ship that shot lasers and an orbiting ship that shot missiles. I got all the way to
    The Lich's last stage
    before he got me. Having a huge squad of pets in this game is hilarious.

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    My previous run I got a total of 3 guns, all bad, before dying to the floor 4 boss.

    The game must have taken pity on me, because now I have the Black Hole Gun and the Abyssal Tentacle, and holy mackeroly this is ridiculous.

    e: Aaaaaand got my first Dragun kill with that!

    This combo is so strong because the black holes usually suck in your own bullets too, but the tentacle is a homing beam so the black hole doesn't affect it, and it does pretty good damage. Plus three more tentacles come out of the black hole, so bosses take continuous high damage and you don't even need to dodge their bullets.

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  • LeumasWhiteLeumasWhite New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Man, the Rat is just not fun. Not even the fight itself, though that's rough; it's more the skipping two floors worth of shop items just so you can get to it. Better hope you're the Hunter and your dog is generous with key-finding.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    Man, the Rat is just not fun. Not even the fight itself, though that's rough; it's more the skipping two floors worth of shop items just so you can get to it. Better hope you're the Hunter and your dog is generous with key-finding.

    I usually just reserve those runs for if I happen to find a stealing item on the first 3 floors (I almost always hit up the sewer). But even though I beat him first try I've been struggling lately because it feels like the hurtbox on a bunch of his bullets are juuuust a bit too wide...

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  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    How do you steal items? I can't seem to pick any up without paying for them

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  • LeumasWhiteLeumasWhite New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Disco11 wrote: »
    How do you steal items? I can't seem to pick any up without paying for them

    There's a few items that turns you invisible, create a distraction, or charm/stun the shopkeeper. You just grab the item you want when that's happening, but it'll increase your curse a bit, and there's a chance that he shuts down the shop.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    There was never any chance this run goes all the way, but the fact that I was able to finish it was crazy. It's reeeeeal easy to lose track of your curse levels when you're on the Spice. (I'd recommend 1.5 or 2x speed.)

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    I have yet to complete a run, but I finally bought and delivered the Prime Primer.

    A Tips and Tricks taught me to prioritize keys and the chests I use them on. I feel really good right now. I generally don't like Roguelikes. The only two I can enjoy are Really Big Sky and Enter the Gungeon.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Enter the Gungeon is pretty forgiving, as Roguelikes go, because it's a bullet hell. Being good at the game can go a long way towards a successful run (vs. other Roguelikes that can end up being more RNG dependent).

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  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Enter the Gungeon is pretty forgiving, as Roguelikes go, because it's a bullet hell. Being good at the game can go a long way towards a successful run (vs. other Roguelikes that can end up being more RNG dependent).

    Rogue Legacy is pretty forgiving as well.

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  • WyvernWyvern Registered User regular
    It finally happened. The run of my life. I was dual-wielding Shell and Bullet with Hungry Hungry Bullets, Glass Gluon Stones, and Full Metal Jacket. Nothing could touch me; whenever I fired it was like parting the Red Sea. I got up to seven hearts and six armor. I slew the High Dragun for the first time, almost effortlessly. I forged the Bullet. All I have to do is go pick up a stray heart or two from earlier in the level and then I can
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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    Wyvern wrote: »
    It finally happened. The run of my life. I was dual-wielding Shell and Bullet with Hungry Hungry Bullets, Glass Gluon Stones, and Full Metal Jacket. Nothing could touch me; whenever I fired it was like parting the Red Sea. I got up to seven hearts and six armor. I slew the High Dragun for the first time, almost effortlessly. I forged the Bullet. All I have to do is go pick up a stray heart or two from earlier in the level and then I can
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  • GarthorGarthor Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    Disco11 wrote: »
    How do you steal items? I can't seem to pick any up without paying for them

    There's a few items that turns you invisible, create a distraction, or charm/stun the shopkeeper. You just grab the item you want when that's happening, but it'll increase your curse a bit, and there's a chance that he shuts down the shop.

    Certain items let you just snatch it in plain sight, too, but will result in you always getting caught.

    Also: there are a few items that HAVE to be stolen (at which point they're unlocked for the normal chest pool). You can get these by just going loud, though.
    Disco11 wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    Enter the Gungeon is pretty forgiving, as Roguelikes go, because it's a bullet hell. Being good at the game can go a long way towards a successful run (vs. other Roguelikes that can end up being more RNG dependent).

    Rogue Legacy is pretty forgiving as well.

    Sure, but that's not a roguelike.

    The flipside of "Gungeon is pretty forgiving" though is that it that it is also fairly demanding, because unlike Isaac there's not much that will just completely carry a run regardless of how you perform.

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  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    Garthor wrote: »
    Disco11 wrote: »
    How do you steal items? I can't seem to pick any up without paying for them

    There's a few items that turns you invisible, create a distraction, or charm/stun the shopkeeper. You just grab the item you want when that's happening, but it'll increase your curse a bit, and there's a chance that he shuts down the shop.

    Certain items let you just snatch it in plain sight, too, but will result in you always getting caught.

    Also: there are a few items that HAVE to be stolen (at which point they're unlocked for the normal chest pool). You can get these by just going loud, though.
    Disco11 wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    Enter the Gungeon is pretty forgiving, as Roguelikes go, because it's a bullet hell. Being good at the game can go a long way towards a successful run (vs. other Roguelikes that can end up being more RNG dependent).

    Rogue Legacy is pretty forgiving as well.

    Sure, but that's not a roguelike.

    The flipside of "Gungeon is pretty forgiving" though is that it that it is also fairly demanding, because unlike Isaac there's not much that will just completely carry a run regardless of how you perform.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_roguelikes

    In what way?

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    I learned 2 things today.

    1: Regular Shotgun and AK-47 have an unbelievably badass synergy with each other.
    2: All the badass synergies in the world don't mean a damn if you forgetfully use up the blanks you need to reach the Rat before opening his chamber.

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    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    God, I hate it when I have a godly arsenal but I end up wiping at floor 4 or 5 becuase I can't dodge worth a shit during a boss fight.

    Got almost 40 hours into the game and have only reached the Dragun once. Its going to take me forever to clear the pasts with my reaction time.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    Let's not get into the Roguelike/Roguelite definition discussion again, please :p

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    Every time I whine about this game, its always followed by an amazing run.

    Got the whole Payday item set (which is amazing btw) and a perfect set of guns along with clone which is my new favorite item. Decided to try to carry the TV to the forge on a whim, unlocked Robot.

    Even made it to the Dragun for a second time. Died because I got sloppy and nervous on the fifth floor and lost too many hearts despite gaining quite abit of containers.

    Whew. Needed a run like that to get my confidence back up.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Clone is incredible.

    I like it a lot more than Gun Soul.

    That said, I'm very happy for the game's save feature, otherwise Clone might be one of my least favorites.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    Pig is my favorite of the rez items, personally. I'd rather watch someone have an insane three hour clone run than do it again myself.

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    Mutation is an astoundingly good beam weapon. Just melts boss HP.

    Get it in a shop every time you see it. So worth it.

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    Stuck in the Convict's past:
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    You have got to be fucking kidding me..

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    How did you even get over there?

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    How did you even get over there?
    Walked into the boss arena, quickly decided to go back to the start and see if there was anything to click on and get some dialog like I did with The Marine's and the cutscene and boss intro just started as I was walking back and the door to the arena locked.

    Bullshit bug that cost me one of the best runs I ever had. Had to quit out to the Breach.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    Dr. Chaos wrote: »
    How did you even get over there?
    Walked into the boss arena, quickly decided to go back to the start and see if there was anything to click on and get some dialog like I did with The Marine's and the cutscene and boss intro just started as I was walking back and the door to the arena locked.

    Bullshit bug that cost me one of the best runs I ever had. Had to quit out to the Breach.

    If you're on Twitter I'd suggest telling dodgeroll Brent (his handle is something like that) about it, they're pretty responsive.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Reminds me of the time I got to the Robot past and the game softlocked.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    Dr. Chaos wrote: »
    How did you even get over there?
    Walked into the boss arena, quickly decided to go back to the start and see if there was anything to click on and get some dialog like I did with The Marine's and the cutscene and boss intro just started as I was walking back and the door to the arena locked.

    Bullshit bug that cost me one of the best runs I ever had. Had to quit out to the Breach.

    If you're on Twitter I'd suggest telling dodgeroll Brent (his handle is something like that) about it, they're pretty responsive.
    Done.

    He responded. Some might say as quickly as a...."bullet".

    *holds hand in the air looking for high fives, doesn't get one*

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  • LeumasWhiteLeumasWhite New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Well, Crown of Guns + Remote Bullets is hilarious. I feel like it breaks the boss DPS cap too? Certainly seemed to burn down Wallmonger pretty quick.

    That said, I think I'm just about done despite having a few things left to do (Turbo Mode, Challenge Mode, Rat). Turbo is doable, but for Challenge I inevitably find a room with a combo like Shockwave/Gun Queue/Thermal Clips that ruins the run, and the Rat is just a huge pain in the ass to both get to and fight.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    I decided to return to my PC profile on the game and try to kill the Robot's pst there.

    And my god, I had forgotten how infuriating it can be to play as the Robot. As soon as you remove your ability to use a specific resource (hearts), it feels as though the game is throwing that resource and only that resource at you all the time. Enemies were dropping Hearts like crazy, and my first four chests were almost insulting with how unsuited to the Robot they were. The one good item out of the lot was the Scrambler. The other three chests?
    • Heart Bottle (increases heart count by 1)
    • Ring of Miserly Protection (Increases heart count, breaks if an item is bought)
    • Infuriating Note (slightly less useless than the preceding)

    And on the third floor I reached, I ran into who else but the doctors. They couldn't help me, but they gave me an item instead. It was a bottle. Best used for carrying extra hearts for emergency healing.

    It was almost a mercy when the game crashed a few rooms later.

    edit:

    Hahaha. The game saved my run and I restarted floor 2. The first two items? Orange and Pink Guon Stone.

    I actually managed to win that run on the heels of the Sling, Crutch, AWP, Scrambler, and a boatload of spiteful determination.

    Enlong on
    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited August 2018


    Aww yeah. Thats my new jam.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    Well I had my best single run and I clocked in over a half hour. I got a wierd rainbow chest that stocked me with Sci fi guns and tons of goodies. I was pretty surprised because it was at first just a regular brown no key chest. I almost blew it up.

  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Rainbow chests are super rare and give many many prizes. They can also disguise themselves as brown chests.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    Enlong wrote: »
    Rainbow chests are super rare and give many many prizes. They can also disguise themselves as brown chests.

    I did not know this!

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    I was quite surprised! Some of the guns fire so much shit and also ricochet, so it didnt help me see what is going on unfortunately. Ive had better luck with powerful, regular weapons. Was still a fun run though!

  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    I'm enjoying this far far more with the Prime Primer out of my way and little reason to listen to the NPCs (for now)

    Now I'm consistently making it to The Hollow.

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    Is there anything more agonizing than getting a synergy rainbow chest on a doomed run?

    All the bonuses in the world but can't get far as the robot when you're already down to one armor on the second floor. Damn.

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  • KadokenKadoken One batch, two batch, poyo and hIIIIII Registered User regular
    I hate the pilot’s starter gun. He has the best perks in my opinion, but it feels bad, sounds bad, and looks bad to fire.

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    Its hard to make a energy gun unappealing but that one certainly does it.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat bad, but in a useful way Registered User regular
    It's totally passable for the first floor but you do desperately need something else starting at the first boss.

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