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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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post Oct 28 2011, 05:10 PM
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I haven't been able to put as much time into this game as I've liked, certainly not as much as you guys seem to, but over the last few days I finally feel like I've started making some real progress.

I started as a thief character, been focusing on a DEX build. I was stuck for what felt like FOREVER after having beaten the gargoyles and ringing the first bell because I just couldn't figure out what to do next.

I had a lot of trouble with the Capra Demon fight, but I finally beat him 2 days ago and was able to move on into the deeper parts of the sewers... I used a shortcut behind one of the butchers and was able to kill the giant rat from above... but having skipped a large part of the sewers I was totally lost trying to find my way out. Then FUCK ME I fell down one of the holes and panicked when I saw those frog monster things. Got cursed, died and lost half my HP permanently, so I had to spend time grinding up 6000 souls just to buy the item to un-curse myself.

After several hours of being lost in the sewer I finally figured it out and was able to get to the gaping dragon battle. I summoned another player and the NPC knight guy and beat it on my first try, feels good man! After this I was feeling bold so I went back to the forest and was able to take down the big butterfly. Then I proceed to fall down the middle of the tower and humiliate myself...

So I delve deeper into the sewers and proceed to Blight Town... FUCK THIS AREA. The stuff of nightmares... I hate the weird angled catwalks and asshole monsters running at you from all over the place. I saw a treasure that Naba had tipped me off might be a katana that's good for my character, so I make a running leap at it and... miss. But i fall somewhere else and land way below so maybe I got a shortcut? Who knows, but I'm lost as fuck. So I keep making my way down and find a bonfire, then continue down and end up in this poison-ass swamp surrounded by bugs. "I can't take this..."

So I reach out to Naba, my go-to guy for Dark Souls advice... he tells me to keep going in the swamp and I'll eventually find another bonfire. PRAISE THE SUN, I find it. I'm feeling more confident, so I go across the swamp and take on the big ass spider bitch. Beat her the first attempt too keeping her at range with my arrows.

Then I made my way into the lava area behind her and was able to vanquish the Ceaseless Discharge (which sounds like some STD) after 2 tries. Then I went exploring in the open lavabed and got raped repeatedly by the (now apparently common enemy status) capra demon just hanging out down there.


Maybe this story isn't so interesting now that I've put it down in writing, but I fucking love this game. I haven't really felt this true sense of adventure since... well since Demon's Souls. It's even better in Dark Souls since it's one contiguous world. I love finding shortcuts and seeing how areas are connected relative to each other, and the sense of tension when going through a new area for the first time. Way scarier than any "horror" game ever tried to be.

Skyrim has to be pretty fucking grand to eke out GOTY for me over this title.


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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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