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Dark Souls

Discussion in 'Games & Gadgets' started by Man Called X, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Man Called X

    Man Called X Not a **** was given

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    Just came out. If you're familiar with the PS3 only game Demon Soul's it's the spiritual sequel to it. Still hard, but doesn't seem to be as brutally unforgiving as the first one did.
     
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  2. Snarly

    Snarly Count Duckula.

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    Good for a fresh short review... as I will be picking up my copy hopefully Saturday. Everyone Says It Is more hard however. NG+ In demons souls was handing my ass to me for a bit. I assumed the NG+ Is the Dark Souls Difficulty setting for the first run through I could be wrong. I hope you are right as really want to ease Into more before as I did Demons souls.
     
  3. Biw

    Biw The One Who Knocks

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    Gotta love Snarly.
     
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  4. Marcus

    Marcus Let's go Cabs!

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    Snarly, I have decided that I am going to buy you Rosetta Stone for English for Christmas. :chuckles:
     
  5. Chris

    Chris So we come to it at last

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    [video=youtube;rPJaJ5ys_G0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPJaJ5ys_G0[/video]

    Prepare your anus.
     
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  6. pr26

    pr26 Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't be more stoked for this game. Dark Souls for me started as a weird game to fill time, and 100 hours later turned in one of my top 5 favorite games of all time.

    They better not fuck it up.
     
  7. Chris

    Chris So we come to it at last

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    I've only played a bit of Dark Souls. Seemed awesome, I just never got around to picking it up.

    Trailer definitely got me interested in the series again, certainly evoked that feeling of dread and unforgiving brutality that seemed to make DS so popular.
     
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  8. pr26

    pr26 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's just one of those games that can totally engross you....but it's better if you have a lot of time on your hands to spend hours dying over and over and over.

    And it's just not awesome in that hipster hardcore video gamer way where its "good cause its hard bro". It's just so well made. If you die, it's your fault, never cheap. Every time you die, you learn something. You'll know your hooked after you rage quit, go to bed, and lay in bed thinking "maybe if I try this next time....."

    Plus the weirdness and lack of coherent story just add to the feel of the game. I really hope they don't try to make the game more popular by making it into a harder version of skyrim.

    Also, most precise combat I've played in an RPG.
     
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  9. Chris

    Chris So we come to it at last

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    That's why I've hesitated to actually purchase it. Game is just fucking brutal from the little I played and what I've read. Really not sure I can make that kind of investment.

    I think I'll save it for when I'm in a drought with nothing to play, maybe pick it up for like $10 used or something. Who knows when the sequel will be out. My guess is Spring.
     
  10. pr26

    pr26 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you can pick it up for like $20 new. It's not a game to pick up for an hour here and or there and "have fun". But if you find yourself some time, I couldn't recommend a game any higher.
     
  11. Be Nimble

    Be Nimble Legit Wallhacker

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    Didn't think anyone knew about this game. My friend thought this game was so good that he bought it for me since I said I would never even consider buying it, or even playing it based on video. Safe to say it is one of the best games I have ever played.

    It is brutally difficult at first since the game tells you absolutely nothing. I think the very first part is actually one of the hardest areas in the game so if you can control your anger and get through that, you will enjoy the game. I ended up beating it fairly quickly (about 65 hours) but it's definitely not a game you just pick up for 30 minutes. Normally, you have to fail countless times in order to make progress and the desire to explore will add a ton of time to gameplay. I'm on my 2nd playthrough now to just try to get the full experience of playing the game and you can probably beat it in 15 hours once you know what you are doing.

    I agree with pr26. Highly recommend it to everyone, especially RPG lovers and those looking for a challenge. Very diverse game offering a ton of options and unlike most RPGs, it has a very high playback ability. The level layout in the game is just unbelievable.
     
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  12. The Human Q-Tip

    The Human Q-Tip Well-Known Member

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    Great game. Even after it is no longer as difficult because you've played it through a few times, you can try it to make it all the way through with a soul level 1 character, and it's just a bitch all over again. Probably the best ration of $/playing time ever.
     
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  13. IWantAKouki

    IWantAKouki Kouki, Not Cookie.

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    fuck yea dark souls

    i've still never made a magic or faith build though, despite two playthroughs each of dark and demons souls
     
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  14. pr26

    pr26 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone PvP on the 360? Been playing lately with my sl120 dex build.
     
  15. The Human Q-Tip

    The Human Q-Tip Well-Known Member

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    I'm on the 360. Don't have anyone around 120, though. Have a 186, then a 138 (faith build, crappy) got a couple around 60, and then my SL 1 guy, though I'm not about to try SL1 on NG+. Killing Kalameet was enough to drive me nuts at SL 1. Kind of fun co-opping at SL1, though, because you're paired with other folks who are weak as hell, so it's all skill.

    Right now, my SL1 on NG+ just hangs around Undead Burg as a nasty surprise for Darkwraiths picking on newbies. Was playing last week helping out newbies, and a newbie happened to summon both me and another SL1 build on NG+, then we got invaded. Steamrolled the DW -- dude was pissed, but it was kind of funny.
     
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  16. Shakalu M.D.

    Shakalu M.D. Its Happening!!!!

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    I'm looking for a new game, someone wanna give me a quick overview of what it's about? Do I need to have played the last one?
     
  17. Stitches

    Stitches Whitby Hall Hero

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    There is no last one. Demon's Souls is a separate IP (though this is considered a spiritual successor).
     
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  18. The Human Q-Tip

    The Human Q-Tip Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's an RPG, very heavy on combat, very difficult. Precise controls, unforgiving environments and enemies, and long --50+ hours. There are no real quests, but you do have an overall mission about which you learn as the game progresses. Incredible variety of character builds because there really aren't any "best" weapons or armor. It all depends on the style you want to play. Heavy armor protects you more but makes dodging much more difficult. Heavy weapons do more damage but weigh more, swing more slowly, and leave you more open to counters. Weapons all have different movesets as well, and that's not even mentioning magic if you choose to invest points in that. Endless variety, really.

    And it really doesn't matter what class you start out as because you earn plenty of character points along the way to customize your guy. Co-op is limited to "summoning" other players who can temporarily join in your world to help with bosses, or "invading", where you can invade some other poor schlub and kill him.

    Great game that looks great as well, but you have to be the type who returns to a game after rage quitting, because you will die a lot.
     
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  19. Marcus

    Marcus Let's go Cabs!

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    This game's difficulty is absolutely unforgiving, much like its predecessor. Every time you rest or save at a fire, every enemy respawns. Kill or be seen by one enemy in an area, and all of them will attack you.

    Definitely not a game for the faint of heart or the casual gamer. Half of the time you spend on this game will be playing through areas you almost made it through, only to be killed right at the end.

    From a visual and environmental standpoint, the game is top notch. The difficulty will turn a lot of people off, but if you can fight through it, it's a rewarding experience.
     
  20. IWantAKouki

    IWantAKouki Kouki, Not Cookie.

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    Also don't let the difficulty scare you off...once you learn the ins and outs of the game, honestly it's pretty easy, except for some boss fights. If you find the game getting too hard, upgrade weapons and try again. There's really only one boss fight that is HARD hard, in that it is tough to figure out patterns and you feel like you are running for your life the whole time and it might take you ten tries. But on all the boss fights you can always summon help so yeah.

    Rarely are there cheap deaths, pretty much if you die it is your own fault, either by playing recklessly/not enough patience or going into an area that you aren't leveled enough for (or don't have good enough weapons for).

    Especially if you follow a weapons guide and seek out the necessary tools to upgrade your weapons (and your stats correspond to your weapons of choice), it makes the game a lot easier.

    You can beat the game with a broken sword that does 2HP of damage each hit, because the enemy patterns can be figured out, you just have to have the patience to not make mistakes.
     
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