So if Ardyn is the Christ-like figure, what is Noctis? With all the lore dumping and hey, btw, the gods are arses, but wait, are they really or does it just seem that way, maybe the gods are as much at the whim of Fate and Destiny as anyone else – is anyone really a good guy or a bad guy in this tale? Well, I’m not even going to pretend to understand or waste my limited braincells trying to analyze what can’t truly be analyzed, because in games (and movies, and long running tv series), story can be story at any time for “reasons.” But hey! Look at that detail work in Ardyn’s torso! The belly button is almost photogenic!
Note: This DLC is another case where I end up thinking many pics only look good on a bigger screen so when I’m running through them later I’m not sure they’re good for a blog. I’ll post a different themed entry later tho. For myself, I found the DLC overall fun, somewhere between Ignis’ DLC and Prompto’s. Like if Ignis’ was an A and Prompto’s was a B-, Ardyn’s would be a B+. Just in my opinion, of course. The one area Ardyn’s dlc is lacking is combat. It’s like Ardyn is Superman and there is no Kryptonite. But they did go all-in for story and lore. And the hats.
I don’t play FFXIV, but the Garuda makes a decorative boss. You also get a different version as a FFXV Summon, although I’m unsure if you can only call her in the arena spot where you can farm for the trade currency item. Wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case. (Edit – I was wrong, seems you can randomly get her in open world too)
I took a lot of screenshots for this quest mission and I may upload some more later but I’m battling a monitor/game glitch issue today and ran out of energy for now. 😛
…also, thank you Cheat Engine table makers. I can now play as any chr. in whatever mission I want. At least for screenshots. Forcing this issue can make the game crash under some circumstances, and the cutscenes aren’t affected, but eh, at least I can start a mission with them, dash around a bit and grab pictures. These are from Mission 2 I think it is, very early in the game when you’re supposed to be Nero.
Of the graphic settings in the game, I’m most annoyed with Bloom. I usually hate it on because of the contrast-dimming hazy/glowy look it gives, but in DMC5 the setting also sometimes controls how light-fancy some effects are. So you either choose less haze, or better light-shows. And as good as the game looks in motion, it often still lacks a little something re: screenshot clarity – which is fine, it’s one reason for the game’s decent optimization – very good looking but still performs well. I’m just picky. Maybe if I played 4k with 125% resolution scaling….
Not the panther, just cool: