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Dark Souls *Spoilers Within*

Postby b-nutz » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:00 pm

I've been watching bits of the 24 hour Dark Souls marathon on IGN and I'm definitely getting this fucking game.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/119/1196640p1.html
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DucK » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:55 pm

Busy week with Rage coming on the same day.
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:22 pm

Srsly. Rage may have to wait a few weeks. Oh wai... Skyrim and BF3. FFFFUUUUUUUUCCCKKKK!!!
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DucK » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:27 pm

Luckily I am on holiday the day both games come out :D
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DucK » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:31 pm

Don't forget Assassins Creed Revelation,
Saints Row The third,
COD MW3,
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection,
Hei$t and Dragons Dogma (unless that's pushed to 2012).
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby Kelltic » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:20 am

or Batman.....

Cannot wait for this game though, loved Demon Souls!
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:51 am

None of those games you guys just mentioned are on my list. Possibly Saints Row 3 if I'm really bored in a few months, but I won't be.
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:41 am

Dark Souls... in my hands!
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:25 am

Initial thoughts after a couple hours with it is that it's brilliant. I am a bit concerned that my lack of "twitch" melee combat skills are so lacking that I might not be able to get too far without loads of practice, but clearing out the same area of baddies over and over again didn't seem to bother me and I was enjoying the early grind. I don't think I have any business attempting the second boss I've encountered yet, though.

I think I'm going to go buy the strategy guide. I want to make the best out of my character build without gimping myself and knowing strats for all enemies in the game would be quite welcome.
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DoG » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:29 am

I will buy this!
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:41 am

It's definitely a DoG type of game.
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DoG » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:31 pm

bah, out friday :(
Im hoping that B!
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:22 pm

I can't wait to go home and play it. Very rare for me to be that excited and also odd because the first game really didn't grab me (or it scared me a lot more).
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DoG » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:44 am

Ooooh, the shop just messaged me I can pick it up tonight, weeeeeeeeeeee
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:39 am

This may be one of the greatest games I've ever played.

If you have some decent twitch skills and are looking for something that would resemble a realistic solo dungeon crawl, I'd recommend getting this like right now. The tension and anticipation of what's around the next corner makes your heart pound and I'm loving the discovery of what's next (after I've cleared the same area 15-20 fucking times). I've downed three bosses now (I think) and it really isn't as brutal as it's made out to be just yet, as long as you're willing to grind a bit.

I also had a taste of the multiplayer component last night and I'm blown away by it. It's so impersonal that it reflects the loneliness of the atmosphere you're in (like you're stuck in limbo or hell where everything is going to kill you), but at the same time you're getting the occasional opportunity to help another player or have them help you by summoning them into your world or invading theirs to take on a tough enemy or boss.

Also, it's been a very long time since I fought a boss and I was so excited that I was about to beat him that I was literally standing and jumping on my couch screaming like a little girl... and then I died and I just had to fucking laugh at the brutality of it all.
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby Scalpy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:30 pm

Picked this and Rage up yesterday. Rage, simply annoys the hell out of me due to the insane graphic stuff-ups (PC). I played a little of Dark Souls and it seems to be seriously good, but a game that is going to take time.
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby Wolf » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:30 pm

Rage is in the process of being fixed.

It unfortunately suffers from Bethesdas shoddy QC process (Bethesda - Great Games, Crap QC ^^), but beta drivers are coming out, there's fixes/workarounds for the failing graphics autodetection (which on the PC essentially thinks you're using a Nintendo Gameboy as video card, and matches gfx to that...) -- check the Steam Rage forums, a lot of the stuff is being explained there.

(Don't have rage, so no 1st hand experience with the fuckups. I figured i'd wait until the xmas steam sale, by then all the fuckups should be taken care of :p )
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DoG » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:41 pm

This game is so fucking barbaric and im loving every minute of it. I spend about 10 hours getting to a dragon boss but decided to restart and this time not kill the npc merchant so I could actually buy stuff :D
Took me about 2.5 hours to get to the same point and it didnt feel like a chore at all to do it again :o
Started as a bandit but now im playing as a thief, really fast, nice crits and about 3 hp... awesome
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby b-nutz » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:06 pm

I chose to play a Wanderer. Found a good grinding spot and I got his Dex up to 30 and have a handful in Endurance so that I can wear chain mail and still be nimble. Managed to get Magic and a few mostly useless spells. I've downed four total bosses in just under 20 hours and it's starting to get much harder.

Getting cursed might be the most brutal thing that's ever happened to me in a video game.
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Re: Dark Souls

Postby DucK » Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:10 am

I'm playing a Pyromancer and I am getting my ass handed to me round every f'ing corner :D great stuff if a little ego bruising. One game that really does make you its bitch.
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