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Dark Souls, Demon's Souls successor
Crushinator
post Feb 5 2011, 01:50 AM
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So yeah, From Software has revealed "Project Dark" as Dark Souls, which is officially NOT Demon's Souls 2... But we all know it is.



As much as I fucking rage and hate Demon's Souls, I always said I'd gladly play a sequel. This looks damn good, if not just as brutal as its forbearer. Word is they actually have "normal" co-op now too, you can play with your friends, not just random dicks. The world is more open and focused on exploration, and its now multiplatform.



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Scan_Man
post Oct 27 2011, 06:26 PM
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I beat it too. I took my time though. My playtime was 73 hours. But, I never played Demon Souls, I only did online for two bosses at the beginning (Gargoyles and Capra Demon), explored every nook and cranny, and did all the optional bosses/areas. I did not use a guide except when I could not find the next bonfire. Also, I read forum post about people's opinions on bosses, like which ones were giving people a hard time. I knew about the Dragon Sword from a video before the game was released in US, so I got that (not much use because I was DEX build Thief). Lastly, I did no farming for souls.

I know I had a harder time than most at the start because I used the first firekeep soul instead of giving it to the NPC. So for most of the game I had gimped healing. Also, I killed the first blacksmith because when I accidentally hit R2 with my leg while I was talking to him, he went hostile. I ended up killing him because I did not know about the NPC that lets you pay to make NPCs friendly again because I had not killed the Gargoyles yet. So, I could not do much upgrading for most of the game.


The part I literally got stuck for 20 hours was Sen's Fortress. This place gave me a hard time. It's not really hard though. It just trolls you with beginner's traps if you are going through it blind. Then punishes you hard for rushing through because you think you've mastered a section of it from the sheer repetition. I was punching walls and screaming at this part. Does not help that the stretch to the next bonfire is quite longer than anything before. After several hours of trying I would take a break by working on Sif for 4 hours (the run back is the main source of frustration here because its quite long, not really any enemies just a stupid run back).

After Sen's Fortress I found the last quarter of the game was oddly easier than what came before, mostly after beating Ornstein and Smough. It's seems the last portions of the game just hands it to you. For instance, there seems to be bonfires every couple of rooms. The last few bosses are push overs, with one boss even saving your progress when you die. To be fair, I found the challenge of this to be just right for me though. I was actually having a lot more fun. I just find it odd because the game was quite grueling, along with trolling the hell out of you, until then. Intentionally, or did I finally learn the game?

Ornstein and Smough is my favorite boss fight. A lot of people claim this is the hardest fight in the game. I did not find it too tough, just more a battle of attrition. You have to know when to attack and when to dodge by taking your time.

Knowledge is key in this game. I started NG+ and I'm blazing through it because I know what to do.

Definitely my favorite game this year.


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Crushinator   Dark Souls   Feb 5 2011, 01:50 AM
AC9breaker   I'm a little tupset that Namco Bandaii is publishi...   Feb 5 2011, 07:59 AM
Crushinator   I think I will set up a live stream of me playing ...   Feb 5 2011, 06:20 PM
HC82   I am excited. I liked the first game a lot and die...   Feb 12 2011, 04:45 PM
Crushinator   http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/10/dark-sou...ny-wa...   May 11 2011, 06:44 PM
Crushinator   Tags: GameTrailers.com, Dark Souls - GC 11: Combat...   Aug 17 2011, 01:19 PM
Scan_Man   I never got around to playing the first one, but I...   Oct 5 2011, 09:06 PM
AC9breaker   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Oct 5 2011, 10:06 PM) I ...   Oct 7 2011, 12:18 PM
Crushinator   Yeah, any jankyness in the controls and with how t...   Oct 7 2011, 06:05 PM
Scan_Man   After about 20 hours of play, and lol, not even sc...   Oct 7 2011, 06:29 PM
HC82   Finished the game some time ago. It's definately d...   Oct 26 2011, 05:06 PM
Scan_Man   I beat it too. I took my time though. My playtime ...   Oct 27 2011, 06:26 PM
Crushinator   I haven't been able to put as much time into this ...   Oct 28 2011, 05:10 PM
AC9breaker   So I just started playing, rolled as a knights doo...   Dec 22 2011, 12:47 AM
Scan_Man   You said you have no internet right? Because they ...   Dec 22 2011, 04:12 AM
AC9breaker   Ah dang. Didn't know. I'm back home now so I do h...   Dec 22 2011, 04:42 PM
Scan_Man   Yeah for the dropping item thing, but I could neve...   Dec 22 2011, 05:59 PM
AC9breaker   So I've been playing the game a bit more "cereal" ...   Dec 26 2011, 09:41 PM
Crushinator   You need to go into the Sewers and head to Blightt...   Dec 28 2011, 01:11 PM
AC9breaker   So in the continuing Bizzle adventures in the worl...   Jan 3 2012, 01:44 AM
Crushinator   I can't believe you beat the capra demon on your f...   Jan 3 2012, 10:32 AM
AC9breaker   I was level 20 ish when I took him on. I'm now l...   Jan 10 2012, 03:54 PM
Crushinator   Did you already beat Ornstein and Smough?   Jan 11 2012, 05:32 PM
tanshin   For my and my broken XBox's sake! http://petitionb...   Jan 12 2012, 06:42 PM
Crushinator   Apparently this petition has actually gotten Namco...   Jan 14 2012, 01:18 PM
Scan_Man   *signed* Would love to play this game at a const...   Jan 14 2012, 01:26 PM
Scan_Man   Looks like PC version is on the way in August. It ...   Apr 7 2012, 08:11 AM
Scan_Man   PC trailer! OMG so stoked. New bosses! I played th...   Apr 11 2012, 01:09 PM
Crushinator   New bosses look cool. Hopefully its on steam at ...   Apr 17 2012, 07:11 AM
Scan_Man   This is about to unlock on Steam. And man! I am ex...   Aug 23 2012, 04:57 PM
Scan_Man   Just got to the new content. So impression once I ...   Aug 25 2012, 07:11 PM
Crushinator   Where is the new content located? Is it like shoe...   Aug 26 2012, 09:48 AM
Scan_Man   It's like a side thing, kind of like Painted World...   Aug 26 2012, 04:20 PM
AC9breaker   SOunds pretty cool, no level 10 tweeked the fuck ...   Aug 26 2012, 07:36 PM
Crushinator   I didn't know there was arena-type multiplayer. S...   Aug 27 2012, 03:53 PM
Scan_Man   You can match make with your friends somehow. Not ...   Aug 27 2012, 05:50 PM
AC9breaker   So I totally loved Demon's Souls and was super exc...   Oct 13 2012, 05:44 PM
Crushinator   My uncle that works for Nintendo says they're up t...   Oct 14 2012, 10:33 AM
AC9breaker   You know PS3 + membership is looking more and more...   Oct 22 2012, 03:03 PM
AC9breaker   You know PS3 + membership is looking more and more...   Oct 22 2012, 03:10 PM
Crushinator   Not that I disagree with your choice, because XBL'...   Oct 22 2012, 04:37 PM
AC9breaker   Yea I don't understand that shit, I know microsoft...   Oct 22 2012, 09:51 PM
AC9breaker   Im so close, I can feel it! I'm close to beating ...   Nov 9 2012, 11:49 PM
Alisha   actually with PS+ you get 1gig. but more important...   Nov 12 2012, 12:11 AM
AC9breaker   You didn't have to google much, this thread has a ...   Nov 12 2012, 11:44 PM
HC82   I didn't realize that this game has hidden audio f...   Aug 18 2013, 12:38 PM
Crushinator   Thanks for posting that link. I had seen it on tw...   Aug 19 2013, 08:58 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   You still need a Calamity ring run as well. "Doub...   Aug 19 2013, 02:16 PM
Crushinator   Yeah, fuck that. Although I did finally beat bot...   Aug 21 2013, 11:58 AM


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