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Here’s our third piece on all things Monster Hunter Rise! It’s a random smattering of advice for those in the thick of a Barroth’s mud swamp already, but here’s hoping you find some cool things here. In case you haven’t yet, check out our Beginner’s Tips and Intermediate Progression Tips to get you up to speed to a Hunter’s life. A good Dango recipe I like: Weakener (large monsters start out with a bit lower HP), Booster (you get an attack buff for like 7-plus minutes), and Defender (can save your life by lowering damage done to you). Use a Dango ticket to ensure the skills all pop, if you need to, like for Urgent Quests. Take a picture of everything you see for the first time, using your camera. You’ll be thankful I told you. Especially these little buggery Rock Lizards. Visit the Cohoot Nest in the Buddy Plaza…

Narita Boy is no Cyber Shadow where the bullet hell will test your patience and then some. It’s an enjoyable indie retro action platformer that is more flash than actual fundamental gaming. Meaning, you can brute force your way out of most fights. Yet if you still need the guide, we’re always here for you fam! The first few fights of the game will be understandably tough. You still don’t have access to most of your power ups, and some enemies can be a little annoying. Their patterns however can easily be predicted, and sadly many of them really don’t change it up. While I’d love to give a guide against The Glove, the toughest boss in the game, a glitch in the system actually caused him to completely freeze and I just hacked away until he’s dead. This rarely happens so I’ll just enjoy it. Quoting retro gaming film…

We’re back with another installment of our guides for Monster Hunter Rise! Our first guide gave us some tips on starting out, and if you’re a brand new hunter making their way in Kamura, check out our beginner’s guide here.So you’ve created your likeness in the game and done a few quests. What’s next? Let’s jump in! You progress in the game by doing Key Quests from the quest givers Hinoa (for Village quests) and Minoto (for Hub quests). Village is single-player, while Hub can be done alone, or with friends or random online players.Key quests are those that have the red medallion icon beside them in the quest list. You’ll need to do a certain number of those (thankfully they’re now indicated properly) before an Urgent Quest arises: essentially, this is your promotion quest to the next rank of available quests. New mechanics can also unlock by increasing ranks…

I’ve been playing Monster Hunter since its days on the Playstation Portable, and it’s still taking me to school every generation. I feel that it’s a great thing, to be playing what is essentially the same game over the span of 10 to 15 years, but it still manages to enamor and surprise me with its every iteration.  Monster Hunter Rise is a really great game – but it can be overwhelming at times with its dozens of mechanics and tutorial windows it attempts to dump on you from the beginning sequences. This is one of the most beginner-friendly releases in the franchise, but being a mainline game, it carries its complex architecture with it that may turn the casual player away before they get to the raw meaty parts. Fret not, for here’s a good place to start. I’ll be reviewing the game in full after I’ve given it…

Persona 5 Strikers, if you haven’t played it yet, is a more than worthwhile trip back into the Metaverse as we’ve said in our review. While the game should be familiar to fans of the series, it mixes in a bit Musou-style gameplay, which might come as a shock. Don’t worry though, as we won’t let you venture into the cognitive world unprepared. Like any good Phantom Thief knows, a successful heist requires lots of careful planning and training. So here’s some beginner tips that players should know before starting their adventure in Persona 5 Strikers: Take Your Heart (And Time) The Phantom Thieves are in the middle of their summer vacation, though you can’t exactly consider it a vacation when they’re putting their lives on the line and duking it out with Shadows. Point is, school’s out, meaning there’s no strict schedule to adhere to, no tests to study…

Bravely Default II is probably one of the few new games that have come out during a time of massive delays and if you haven’t played it yet, you’re surely missing out! At a certain point in the game, our JP farming guide will definitely help you out in getting those hard to reach abilities but as you’re starting out, there are a number of things you’ll want to do consider to give yourself an advantage. Max out your Freelancer Class Some of you may overlook your starting class just because it looks and sounds so basic, but JRPG veterans know that these classes often hold some skills and abilities that are crucial in the long run. Do yourself a favor and max out your Freelancer jobs to be able to get JP Up and JP Up and Up abilities. This gives you almost double your Job Points per battle…

If you haven’t played the comprehensive demo of Outriders before its launch date, it is available now for download and the amount of content for it basically covers the whole of chapter 1, which is quite a good chunk. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the amount of value that the devs have laid out for you to try. You are encouraged to try out all the classes after completing the first mission, however if you have no time for that, we got you, fam! So what would be the best class for you? Pokemon starts you off with Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur, but with the fourth class in Outriders, you can add Pikachu to the mix. So it’s Pyromancer, Technomancer, Trickster, and Devastator… which choice would be perfect for you? To answer it simply, it would depend on your playstyle and what you’re comfortable with. If you’re…

Control Ultimate Edition, may be a brief game, but it is a well-established world. Sadly, that world you find yourself in is a really massive office building. You’ve probably gotten the hang with office life at this point, and if you wanna be the boss, you better start acting like one. Just in case you haven’t, check out our guide to get you started on the game. This guide outlines some of the post-endgame extras you have to deal with, and that includes some secret bosses. They’re not that difficult to find nor fight, and frankly, fighting off a swarm is much more difficult. As you progress in the game, we recommend an energy-based build with a focus on the launch skill. Shield is useful as a last resort, but with a run and gun type of game play, you’re better off with a glass cannon build. Higher energy means…

You did it, after seventeen years you finally found the Federal Bureau of Control in the form of The Oldest House. What do you know, the clean up crew has a vacancy and you’re the perfect candidate. You’ve always wanted to work here, but you also want to find your brother who seemed to land a gig here ages ago. All you have do is ace your interview, right? You can always stick to working in the mail room, but suddenly, after some weird shit, you’re now the Director of the Federal Bureau of Control. Talk about the fast track for success. https://youtu.be/xxFU4aBhBWI You thought we were kidding, right? Next thing you know, the building is on lock down and it’s become your job to clear out the Hiss, a resonance from another dimension that infects people’s brains and turns them into nightmarish monstrosities that suddenly attack you. Isn’t upper…

The PS Plus free games lineup for the past few months have actually been really good! In 2021 alone, both January and February featured fantastic titles, with Destruction AllStars and Control Ultimate Edition headlining the offerings for next month. Sadly, some of these games are only playable on the PlayStation 5, which has been playing hard to get for majority of the gaming public. For Region 1 / US accounts, Control Ultimate Edition is playable on both PS4 and PS5 but for Region 3 / Asian accounts, the same game is a PlayStation 5 “exclusive” and can only be played on a PS5. In this case, how do you claim the game if you’re one of the many people who don’t have the next-gen console yet? There’s actually a very easy way to do it so that you don’t miss out on the free games every month, and you don’t…

It’s not as crazy difficult as Ninja Gaiden or even the Soulsborne series, but what makes Cyber Shadow enjoyable is that while it is challenging at parts, once you figure it out, it feels like a mini achievement. That’s until you start watching the pro speed runners on Twitch, but we’re all friends here, and we’re here to help you git gud. Here is a guide to the first few boss battles and challenges you’ll encounter in the game. Take note that this is not all of the starter bosses, but the beauty of the game is learning as you go along. We’ll hold your hand for a bit, but you’ll need to take every step after. Without further ado, here are the first few challenges that await you in Cyber Shadow. Smasher https://youtu.be/yaIBMw_JwIw Smasher is quite easy, first take out the two turrets at each side to avoid extra…

The creator of Maneater probably thought about combining Grand Theft Auto with Pacman but with a shark. It’s an entertaining and unique open world ShaRkPG as it is being marketed as, and it is loads of fun. While it’s not really an easy sell, with PS Plus offering Maneater for free on the PS5, why the hell not? After a few hours of playing this game, it’s a whole lot of fun when you get used to the controls and the quirky world narrated by a trashy reality show host. This guide will show you how to get started with this unique game in the hopes that you have as much fun with it as we did when we tried it out. Know Your Nutrients Your future megalodon levels up with the amount of creatures eaten throughout her quest for revenge. There are four base nutrients you could consume to…

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a breathtaking and nostalgic RPG. It was good enough that an upgrade was released years after, and filled with enough new features that even players of the vanilla game are encouraged to return to the world Erdrea and rejoin the Luminary and his companions on their grand adventure. The journey of the Luminary to defeat the Dark One and save the world is going to be long and fraught with dangers. And any experienced adventurers would tell you to always plan and prepare before anything else. Newcomers to the Dragon Quest series may be in for some unfamiliar mechanics. So here are some things that you should know to get you started on your quest in Dragon Quest XI S – Definitive Edition. Resurrect your Party Members Obvious at first glance, yes, but unlike some games of its genre where party…

Cyberpunk 2077’s third hotfix update 1.06 fixes that dreaded file corruption glitch on the PC where if your files go over 8MB, there is a possibility that your file will be permanently corrupted. Needless to say, the game was launched as a buggy mess, but there’s a particular “bug” that is rather helpful and will greatly benefit you if you plan to collect and buy everything Night City has to offer. The infamous Cyberpunk 2077 “money hack” is quite possibly the most useful glitch by far, and here’s how to do it. https://youtu.be/2CDOHsvnktI What you will need is the Untitled 18, Brancesi 2021 Painting acquired from the side job “Space Oddity”. You can easily find it in San Domingo at Act Two where you can find a bunch of bums tinkering with a laptop they found at a nearby dumpster. You can take it from them by force (you need…