Shorty wrote: »
the bow and rail gun are awesome on regular enemies, and in the first two boss fights
theseus and the bull are really tough with the bow and even tougher with the rail gun, since you have to be stationary to use them and you really need to be able to dash basically whenever against them
I've had the best results with the shield and the sword in that fight
shoeboxjeddy wrote: »
So before this recent run, I had beaten Meg once. After this run, I got past the bone serpent, it was a pretty huge swing. I was using the shield and got an upgrade where throwing it struck people with lightning. Then it could hit 8 people before coming back. Then a bunch of just vanilla damage upgrades and finally, the ability to attack while the shield is still in flight and the shield will hang out for even longer. So I was just hanging out as far away as I could, throwing the shield over and over again. Unfortunately, I got it pretty bad in a shield + witch combo room and then got nickeled and dimed out of the rest of my hits. A sweet run though!
And why is there even an option to give people more gifts when only the first one does anything?
Kwoaru wrote: »
Does Prometheus do anything besides stealing fire? Thats all I know him for
Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus* were responsible for making all the creatures of the earth. Prometheus molded them all out of clay by mixing the water and the earth, and then his brother gave them all the gifts they would need to survive. Epimetheus got started with gusto - he made wolves with sharpened teeth and lions with deadly claws and deer with powerful hind legs to outrun them both. But when he got to man, he found he'd run out of useful things to give him. Without a gift such as had been given all of the other animals, man would surely die, and Prometheus interceded.
It was here that Prometheus stole the fire from the forge of Hephaestus, but it should be understood that the fire was not literally fire. I mean, it was, but it was representative of what the gods had - Prometheus was giving man the gift of civilization, the gift of creativity, and the gift of rational thought.
*Names which translate as Forethought and Afterthought, respectively.
Back in the beginning, men did not know how to sacrifice to the gods properly and the gods needed to instruct them how to do so. They agreed to meet at Mekone, where the gods would choose which parts of the ox were to be theirs and which would be left for the mortals. Prometheus, with his soft spot for mankind, slew the ox and divided it into two piles - in the first, he took the best cuts of meat and hid them beneath the stomach of the ox; and in the second, he took the bones and inedible organs and dressed them up with glistening fat. He invited the gods to choose which part of the ox they would prefer to have burned and sacrificed to them, and Zeus chose the bones, believing it to the be the better of the two.
When Zeus discovered the ruse he was furious, and he took the gift of fire away from man, hiding it upon Olympus. Prometheus took pity on man, shivering in caves in the dark night, and stole fire back for them.
Shorty wrote: »
man what a bum deal she got! if only there was some word for a victory which came at a cost which outstrips the gained value.
Korror wrote: »
And Theseus goes down finally. I got to him with the shield + fog cast upgrade and that was enough to slowly whittle him down. The Minotaur is significantly less dangerous if you're always blocking and I tried to whittle Theseus down as much as possible before finishing off the the Minotaur. Once Theseus got to 50%, it got a lot harder but I was able to dodge/block most of his incoming damage while firing my cast when I could which got around his shield as long as the damage source is coming from behind him. Rough fight but definitely doable after reaching him a few times.
Time to try finishing the game with other weapons now, the spear looks really cool so I want to finish with that one next but it is harder to get through the normal enemies if you can't block everything and then bull rush to deal a bunch of damage and dodge the remaining attacks.
Straightzi wrote: »
Listen half the reason I made a thread about this game was as a backdoor opportunity to talk about Greek mythology
Straightzi wrote: »
I think that apparently I missed some Orpheus content! Let me look that up real quick.