Dark Souls Thread

Discussion in 'Console Gaming & Acc.' started by ultimatequix, May 13, 2011.

  1. Stereophile

    Stereophile [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah the CE version of this game isn't that great. When I found out the strategy guide was in digital form, I stopped caring about missing it, and got the regular edition from the midnight launch.

    Demons Souls CE actually came with a hard copy mini strategy guide.

    Wish I had pre-ordered the CE though, just so I could get a $20 gift card when it didn't arrive. :)


    The game is awesome by the way. I only played it for an hour last night. The first thing I noticed is the graphics are definitely a notch above Demons Souls. Everything looks a little crisper.
     
  2. Direwolf20

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    Good to know! :)
     
  3. TheToE!

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  4. RIPATI

    RIPATI Limp Gawd

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    I'm in the same boat. Frankly, I'm starting to think Namco Bandai promised the whole every pre-order would be a CE, then realized they weren't really setup to make that happen. They should have either made every first shipment copy a CE, or made the CE a totally separate version. Instead, they're trying to figure out who is a pre-order and who isn't, they're sending multiple versions of the game to each retailer who then gets to figure out who gets what, and it's turning into a big mess.
     
  5. speedy523

    speedy523 [H]ard|Gawd

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    anyone having trouble downloading the CE content? my download speed from their site is a painfully slow 6-12 kB/s and half way through the downloads the connection abruptly ends :mad:
     
  6. Stereophile

    Stereophile [H]ardness Supreme

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    Haven't seen any professional comparisons done yet, but I've read a few anecdotal reports that the X360 has a bit more slow down in some areas. But it appears neither version is a steady 30fps. Apparently some taxing environments cause both versions to drop below 30.
     
  7. ultimatequix

    ultimatequix Limp Gawd

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    I preordered through Amazon in May and got the CE today, for what its worth.


    Having a lot as deprived (chose pendant), but I finally beat the Undead Burg after many many deaths and now I'm a bit confused where to go.
     
  8. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    My CE from www.deepdiscount.com did not ship. I called Gamestop on the way home and asked if they had an extra CE. They had one extra that they were sent this morning and no one had asked about it yet. They held it for me and I drove over there to pick it up, score!
     
  9. ultimatequix

    ultimatequix Limp Gawd

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    Also kinda displeased that they got rid of the player rating system. The world just ends instantly when you help someone kill a boss, no time to bow or anything.
     
  10. gn0me

    gn0me [H]ard|Gawd

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    Got my pre-order from Amazon a little while ago. Box was much bigger than I thought it was going to be. Pretty cool that they upgraded my order to CE for nothing!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. chineseman

    chineseman [H]ard|Gawd

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    Played around a bit with every class and I'll probably settle on my Bandit. I didn't enjoy any of the spellcasting classes since the cast times were so long that it was just a nuance to use. Warrior and Knight were good but I hate moving like molasses. Thief was very satisfying to play but has a lot of trouble dealing with backstab immune mobs or crowds.

    IMO, Bandit is the perfect mix of power, speed, and survivability. High starting stats in Strength, Endurance, Resistance, and Vitality. The battle axe is a very balanced weapon much like the longsword. The spider shield is the lightest of the shields that still blocks 100% physical damage while offering good fire resistance as well. The overall equipment burden for the Bandit allows him to move and fight at 100% speed while being able to also block 100% of the incoming damage. The only downside is you look like ass with the MC Hammer pants.

    I'll probably try The Deprived if I do a second playthrough and want a powergaming character. Right now I really don't know wtf I'm doing or how to build a character correctly anyways.
     
  12. TheToE!

    TheToE! [H] Brewmaster

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    Just started up a deprived. Made it to Lordran. Man, thats the craziest tutorial level (if you can call it that) I've seen. What gifts/traits did you guys pick when making characters? I picked the ring that gives life regen.
     
  13. chineseman

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    Master Key since it's the only item you can't find anywhere in the game other than picking it as a gift at the start or playing a Thief.
     
  14. CryingGod

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    I chose deprived, and the old witch's ring. Trying to make the game as hard as possible, lol.
     
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    fails psn - Altiar285
     
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  16. TheToE!

    TheToE! [H] Brewmaster

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    What did he get banned for?:confused:
     
  17. chineseman

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    Yay beat the gargoyle boss finally. No more humanity items left for me though D:.
     
  18. Plague_Injected

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    That's some nice free loot there :cool:.
     
  19. Direwolf20

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    I started up as a pyro -- I like how hes kind of a mix between combat and spellcasting. Not sure which of the 2 I'll focus my points on. Combats very satisfying in this series, but I've always, ALWAYS been a sucker for a spellcaster.

    I also got the master key.
     
  20. bpizzle1

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    I'm going to have to start over I think...I thought it would be fun to kill the Knight npc on the first area after the tutorial. Well it turns out that if I mess up once I'm dead, and now the dude permanently attacks me on sight lol. Basically I keep spawning at the campfire and dying now :(.

    Btw, the guy isn't too tough, but at my level he would probably take 15-20 min to kill, and his parry is basically a one shot.
     
  21. Blubikins

    Blubikins Gawd

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    ^

    Yea when I first saw that guy I was like I bet that guy is like the red eye knights in demons souls. OH WELL I'LL SEE IF I CAN KILL HIM!

    *one shot* I'm dead.

    haha.


    I'm loving this game. my only gripe is the FPS drops in random parts of the game.
     
  22. gregnash

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    After not ever playing Demon Souls and only hearing about it, if it was anything like Dark Souls then I can see why so many like this game. There is no real inane "run here and do X" type quests. You basically have to strategically work your way through an area, and like game of old you have to actually EXPLORE the areas to find things.

    One thing I am loving..... Shield and Spear combo!!! Not the fastest attack in the world but does decent damage and has good range. Now if I can just figure out how to do different attacks (like a jump attack)then I would be good. This has been the game I have been waiting for and have a feeling that I will be dropping many hours into this!!!
     
  23. Troub

    Troub Gawd

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    Loving the game as well I started a Sorcerer and was just meh then I remade a Warrior and much better but I think I am going to start over since if you beat the 1st boss in the Asylum 1st time you come across him with your fists you will get a unique weapon (Hammer) 130 atk or something like that so I am going to try it.
     
  24. Reality

    Reality [H]ard|Gawd

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    btw 2handing a mace is OP, was 1 shotting guys at undead burg at level 10 (im 13 now)
     
  25. ultimatequix

    ultimatequix Limp Gawd

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    I've been using battle axe or winged spear for the first two levels as depraved. The axe's arc attack is pretty awesome for when you get a lot of zombies, and the winged spear is great for getting other spear soldiers to actually do something. For whatever reason I can never coax them into lowering their guard (tried kicking, just walking around with no shield up, etc.), but as soon as you equip a spear, all of a sudden they want some.
     
  26. Reality

    Reality [H]ard|Gawd

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    also running behind for the BS is as easy as it was in DS, oh and the riposte animation if using the mace is fucking awesome lol, golf anyone? haha
     
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  27. gregnash

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    See I think I am going to have to start a new character because I have forgotten how to do the special moves like Kick, Jump, Jump attack, and what not.

    For the spear soldiers I find that you just have to face them for a while and wait for their attack. Normally a quick jab mid attack is enough to unbalance them and then you can do a full thrust.

    Also, can you sell or disassemble old equipment? I have like 3 swords, a dagger, a mace, and two shields but dont know what to do with them????
     
  28. Reality

    Reality [H]ard|Gawd

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    you cannot sell equipment of any kind in demon's or dark souls, you can reset upgraded weapons to their original state (as in, if you upgraded them with stones)

    not sure what you mean by disassemble though...

    drop them or store them if you find the storage npc, or give them away in coop :)
     
  29. evanisthecoastie

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    I think im going to torture myself with a thief when i get home and set up my ps3 again, IIRC when i tried a thief on DS it was a fkn nightmare.
     
  30. Reality

    Reality [H]ard|Gawd

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    i've only played thief, in both games lol

    tower knight was damn near the beginning and the end of my demons souls experience, but i eventually prevailed

    dagger vs him, first playthrough with nothing but CMG was uh difficult
     
  31. gregnash

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    Ok didnt know if there was a way to sell them for souls to certain vendors or if there was a way to disassemble the weapons into it base items for a crafting system. Sorry dont know much of anything about these games.
     
  32. TheToE!

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    This game is fucking awesome! I am trying to bait some casual gamers at work to pick this up...I want to hear their cries...


    Anyways made it to the Taurus demon..any tips?
     
  33. ultimatequix

    ultimatequix Limp Gawd

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    First, make sure you're fighting him on the tower. You can cheese him by doing lunch attacks from the top while he's at the bottom, but if you want to fight him legit, firebombs are pretty good, otherwise just circle strafe him.

    You can also walk through his legs during certain attacks to avoid having to take a block.
     
  34. Reality

    Reality [H]ard|Gawd

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    thats where i am, i rushed in not knowing anything about what boss it was or anything, killed me in two hits @Lv13, dont have much room on that platform to manuever either, can the ladder be climbed while fighting him? maybe just cheap shot him to death with arrows
     
  35. chineseman

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    When you first come through the gray fog at the Taurus Demon, look to your right and you'll see a ladder. Clear out the two skeletons at the top and then run down the bridge to trigger the boss. Run back to the ladder and just walk off the platform and attack him as you're falling, it'll take off 30% of his lifebar and just repeat. If you try to pelt him with spells/arrows while standing on the platform, he'll jump up and kick your ass. It's pretty much a little refresher course to see if you were paying attention during the tutorial :D.

    I've gotten the farthest with my Thief where I just downed the gargoyle boss so I'll probably keep playing him. Bandit Knife +3! stab stab stab
     
  36. D_Bo

    D_Bo Limp Gawd

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    I'm having a blast with Dark Souls too, just killed the metal boar and the helm dropped for me. :)
    It's a sweet looking helm, looks like a boar from the front and a predator from behind.
    Just keep in mind the helm doesn't drop if you kill him with a backstab...
     
  37. Blubikins

    Blubikins Gawd

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    Yea i just jumped from above onto him and attacked, did that 2-3 times and he was just about dead. Damn it I missed the winged spear in the first initial camp fire area outside the tutorial area. got to go back to get that thinggggggggggggggggg.


    I picked up the hardbound guide, man this thing is huge and awesome
     
  38. Reality

    Reality [H]ard|Gawd

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    what level should i be before i go to where the water below is with the ghosts, and what about the cave with those large trolls?
     
  39. ultimatequix

    ultimatequix Limp Gawd

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    I'm 25 and that stuff still scares the crap out of me. So far beaten Undead Burg, Undead Parish. Working on The Forest and the Depths right now.
     
  40. gregnash

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    Wait? What? Where?!!!!