Fall Guys MMO - Run for Your Pudgy Little Life

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjuA-LmedeY

I am down for this next week on PS4 as they are giving it out with PS+, so who's in?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 July 2020 18:49 (two weeks ago) link

I mean, maybe it's a Battle Royale? I dunno.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 July 2020 18:51 (two weeks ago) link

yes good chance i will get ps plus again to pick this up

devvvine, Thursday, 30 July 2020 19:17 (two weeks ago) link

i am into the duck costume

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 July 2020 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

Will this require a PS+ account to play online?

Garry Shambling (Leee), Thursday, 30 July 2020 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

would imagine so

devvvine, Thursday, 30 July 2020 21:08 (two weeks ago) link

almost certainly. but, again, it's free with PS+ this month!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 July 2020 22:03 (two weeks ago) link

I don't have a + subscription. :\

Garry Shambling (Leee), Thursday, 30 July 2020 22:24 (two weeks ago) link

in on the PS4 beta! waiting for it to dl. will post notes later.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 August 2020 22:57 (two weeks ago) link

it is very very fun as expected but the matchmaking system is shit slow... like a full minute to wait to start.
I am presuming/hoping that's a beta issue. Once that's fixed, this is gonna be addictive stuff especially if there's ultimately a way to get matched in a group with your friends.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 2 August 2020 01:40 (one week ago) link

i'll give this a shot, just need to remember to do it...

Nhex, Sunday, 2 August 2020 20:30 (one week ago) link

I had a go on this today and watched my son and daughter playing

Chef's kiss, probably the first online game I've ever really wanted to play

À la recherche du scamps perdu (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 21:42 (one week ago) link

Y'all were right:

Paid PlayStation Plus subscription required for online multiplayer

Garry Shambling (Leee), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 22:23 (one week ago) link

Cute game. Reminds me of Gamecube/Dreamcast era fun, but with the massive online Fortnite stuff added.
Not sure I'll make this a long term thing but I wouldn't mind jumping in for parties and such.

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 03:28 (one week ago) link

aw shit, i'm here!

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 05:04 (one week ago) link

i made it to the top 5 once!

so far i think it's a lot of fun. i struggle with the tail-grabbing based games, though. i don't think i quite get how the mechanic works, if i need to hold it or just tap it, etc

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 05:05 (one week ago) link

game i always do well in: door dash
game i always suck at: team tail tag

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 05:08 (one week ago) link

I'm really bad at all the team events except the soccer one that's basically rocket league.

I can't grab any tails either :(

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 17:32 (one week ago) link

the one where you have to have a tail by the end is insta-death for me. honestly i think i'm probably just getting owned by adolescents with kid-god reflex powers. we all run the same speed, there's no dash button - so if i can't catch the people with tails it's probably just because they're better. but even when i do manage to get one, it's almost always stolen back from me within a couple seconds. it's just crazy hard (for me)

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 17:43 (one week ago) link

also, i'm muting the music because it is designed to make you feel delirious. which is AWESOME and exciting sometimes, but also makes me feel like i'm going to have a heart attack

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 17:44 (one week ago) link

phew. i just turned it off. i feel like i just stepped outside of a club for a cigarette out back

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 17:45 (one week ago) link

I'm terrible at it but it's very fun. you really need to have your phone with you though; load times are less atrocious than the beta but it's about 35% waiting and 65% playing if you're winning and 50/50 if you're not.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 17:53 (one week ago) link

Yeah, that's about right. I was watching stuff on YouTube during the loading screens

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 18:14 (one week ago) link

i like to do internet errands (paying bills, etc) during the wait. it's a livin

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:14 (one week ago) link

criticisms:

what is the name of this game again? i hate the name and can't remember it

i want an option to take the tailgrabbing games out of my queue. i accept that others might like them. it's not just that i suck at grabbing and maintaining tails. it's that it goes against the core strength of the game, which is running in a horde toward a goal, dodging objects. trying to guess where humans go (playing tag, basically), is not fun. attacking a giant balance beam with it's shift of balance wildly changing sides as you approach it is fun.

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 20:37 (one week ago) link

...
FUCKIN TEAM TAIL TAG

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 20:48 (one week ago) link

This is making me laugh very hard.

jmm, Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:11 (one week ago) link

I got a win! Yee haw

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:42 (one week ago) link

This looks like every Roblox game?

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:43 (one week ago) link

agree with Karl that the name doesn't stick

The Scampos of Young Werther (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:54 (one week ago) link

repeatedly failing to jump onto one of those seesaw panels and then finally realising i needed to come backwards and approach it from the other walkway was a great moment tho

The Scampos of Young Werther (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:55 (one week ago) link

also just grabbing people and pushing them off stuff, i'm sorry, i'm a sociopath

The Scampos of Young Werther (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link

The music is going to give me a heart attack but I love it

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 6 August 2020 17:12 (one week ago) link

Servers went down. Looks like they weren't ready for this

Nhex, Friday, 7 August 2020 05:26 (one week ago) link

Surprised this game isn't simply F2P, btw. I'm playing it via PS+, so it didn't cost anything, but normally... what do you get for $20 off the bat?

Nhex, Friday, 7 August 2020 05:27 (one week ago) link

is there any way to enable mics on this so 8 year olds can hear me screaming obscenities at them?

thomasintrouble, Friday, 7 August 2020 08:45 (one week ago) link

and has anyone successfully complete the course where you have to beat the rising clime yet?

thomasintrouble, Friday, 7 August 2020 08:46 (one week ago) link

That one is my bane! Haven't made it to the top two floors of that yet. Keep dropping hard on the Y "balance beam" section

Nhex, Friday, 7 August 2020 08:52 (one week ago) link

I saw a good technique for the disappearing pads final course on Limmy's stream, not that I'll ever get that far because I'm a fall guy.

The troll thing of players hanging around the finish line to get in the way and pull players back makes me laugh.

I like how the game makes you make 2 second alliances with your rivals for your common good e.g. on the seesaws.

Losing your tail at the last second is the rage quit trigger for me.

オニモ (onimo), Friday, 7 August 2020 12:52 (one week ago) link

Is it actually possible to be exceptionally good at this game? You're at the mercy of the herd in so many rounds.

jmm, Friday, 7 August 2020 16:49 (one week ago) link

and has anyone successfully complete the course where you have to beat the rising clime yet?

― thomasintrouble, Friday, 7 August 2020 09:46 (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

aye, and it felt great

devvvine, Friday, 7 August 2020 17:05 (one week ago) link

Is it actually possible to be exceptionally good at this game? You're at the mercy of the herd in so many rounds.

― jmm, Friday, 7 August 2020 17:49 (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

It's possible to perfect strategy and technique on many of the courses to improve your odds but there's a lot of luck involved.
The combination of luck and skill and silliness gives it a really broad user base to attract. Plus it's a format that allows for expansion once we get bored with picking the wrong fucking door every time.

オニモ (onimo), Friday, 7 August 2020 18:08 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tov9JCk6MpA

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 7 August 2020 18:19 (one week ago) link

Good tips! Though I thought for a second that was a parody, the guy's look is so on-the-nose...

Nhex, Friday, 7 August 2020 19:27 (one week ago) link

lol, that's grand poo-bear, arguably the best super mario player in the world

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 7 August 2020 22:38 (one week ago) link

Played this a bit last night, really fun! I don't know how I'll feel about the game in a month, but for the next few days I'll be playing loads, I'm sure.

I'm awful at anything that requires pushing giant balls though, the physics are still opaque to me.

Garry Shambling (Leee), Saturday, 8 August 2020 17:14 (one week ago) link

best Pass The Controller Around The Room And Laugh-At/Root-For Your Friends/Family since forever

オニモ (onimo), Sunday, 9 August 2020 01:04 (six days ago) link

If there's any question about luck or skill in terms of winning a show, I just won my first two tonight, and that's my second day of playing. The first time, I was in second at Fall Mountain, and the guy ahead of me was literally standing still on the edge of the path to the crown, right under it, and I managed to jump over him to snatch the crown. (Maybe they had network issues?) The second win, the final was Royal Fumble with a total of 5 players and I STARTED OUT WITH THE TAIL. In fact, even though I lost it a few times, I still held onto it for a total of probably a full minute.

Incidentally, I figured out that to grab a tail, you just need to have R2 held down while being somewhat close to the tail haver -- you don't need to actually touch them.

Garry Shambling (Leee), Sunday, 9 August 2020 06:39 (six days ago) link

but can you hold R2 and then run near them, or do you have to first press R2 when you're a certain distance from them?

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Sunday, 9 August 2020 06:44 (six days ago) link

I think the first one, though I think the trade-off is that when you're holding R2, you run more slowly.

Garry Shambling (Leee), Sunday, 9 August 2020 14:46 (six days ago) link

Over a couple of days everybody realized you should use the Dive button, which has made things even goofier. Now there's even more collisions and bumping around.

Nhex, Sunday, 9 August 2020 19:52 (six days ago) link

I found a shortcut in the Whirlygig! In the middle of the level where you have to climb up on two platforms, you can instead ride the escalator ramp and jump to get straight onto the top platform.

Also, the competition today has gotten a lot fiercer!

Garry Shambling (Leee), Monday, 10 August 2020 03:54 (five days ago) link

ooh, def gonna try that.

Nhex, Monday, 10 August 2020 09:47 (five days ago) link

I wish I could play Slime Climb twice in a row. I'm so close

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 10 August 2020 17:25 (five days ago) link

I am hilariously bad at Slime Climb.

Garry Shambling (Leee), Monday, 10 August 2020 18:08 (five days ago) link

https://youtu.be/5hlqiWSmlks

Garry Shambling (Leee), Monday, 10 August 2020 23:46 (five days ago) link

That moment when you mistime your jump at the end of Fall Mountain, scream and hope that it doesn't sound like an "I'm being murdered" scream, then push that thought to the back of your mind as you dive right back into the next episode.

Garry Shambling (Leee), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 03:56 (four days ago) link

rn I find watching FG streams much more entertaining (and less soul-destroying) than playing myself.

https://youtu.be/GbWHbP--iDE

Garry Shambling (Leee), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 23:51 (four days ago) link

really enjoying Limmy streaming fall guys, he's bad at it and gets incredibly frustrated, a good laugh

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 23:53 (four days ago) link

I feel like being good at this is beside the point a bit

The Scampos of Young Werther (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 23:55 (four days ago) link


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