Dark Souls

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by GuYem, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Yeah, but it's not always so easy when you've got three Forest Hunters chasing you with fog rings and Lightning Zweihanders.

    It's really just easier to be a Hollow and do everything there.

    Sif's not even that hard a boss when you've got a decent sword and shield.
  2. GuYem

    GuYem First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2008
    Oh god, the more I read about this game, the more In understand I wont be able to complete everything I would like to in a single playthrough...
    NG+ and followers might be my friends.

    By the way, I did answer no to that cat at a window when he first talked to me, and now he only discards me as a "caitlif"...
    Is there any way I can become a member of the forest hunter covenant before end of the game ?
  3. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    You can get absolved by that creepy pardoner in the bell tower in the Undead Parish.

    However, he charges like 2000 souls multiplied by your current soul level to do so, which might make waiting for NG+ a more reasonable option.
  4. GuYem

    GuYem First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2008

    Just answering "no" to the question is considered a sin ?

    Then there is something I dont get : I belong to a covenant and thought that, joining another without breaking the former is a sin. This is why I answered "no" to the cat, in order not to betray my previous covenant.
    Now, if the answer "no" is a sin to the covenant you dont belong to, then just speaking to the cat is a sin in itself !

    Boys, I knew I should never trust anyone, especially talking-mustached-cats in this game...

    By the way, patch 1.04 is out any time now, and absoling sins is only 500xSoul Level from now on.
  5. Starseeker

    Starseeker Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 25, 2003
    How much is it different from Demon's Souls? I might abandon my idea of 4 play through in that game to get my trophies if this game was better. Btw, does it still use freaking havoc engine? -.-
  6. GuYem

    GuYem First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2008
    Havok engine is here. Graphics are the same in my opinion, two exceptions though :
    - Blighttown is a real pain to get through : some people call it 10fpsTown. I dont know how it is possible to overload PS3 memory this way while displaying what seems so few stuffs on screen...
    - Areas are way larger that in Demon's Souls. Boy I could not believe my eyes when I forst entered the Demon's Ruins, you see lots of stuffs, far, far away (this certainly has something to do with the first point)

    Now for the differences with Demon's that come to my mind :

    -World is "open" meaning you dont have to go through stones. World is one part and you can, almost, freely roam it after you open all the shortcuts and doors.
    -There are more bosses and there are "mini"-bosses
    -Only two gauges, no more magic one. Spells have a limited amount of use.
    -You dont revive when killing a boss. Though I find you can revive easier throughout the game since humanities are not that rare.

    If you already went through Demon's 3 or 4 times and liked it, I'd say you can consider moving to this one. It is at least as good as its "spiritual predecessor" and you wont be that much lost in Lordram.
    I would not like to discover the Souls games in Dark Souls though...
  7. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
  8. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Looks like it.

    "The insanely difficult console-RPG finally conquers your computer."
  9. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
  10. Hoxie

    Hoxie King Queer oTO Orderite

    May 19, 2008
    Just thinking about all the noobies for me and pals to mash on for the first few days. I imagine the scene is gonna play out like this pretty often.

  11. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
    Nice, now i dont have to borrow friend xbox for this. Ive always enjoyed from software games even with their flaws so definetly waiting eagerly on this one, from what ive seen its not quite like kings field except its dark medieval theme, few npcs, rare loot and importance of positioning yourself in combat. Kings field actually played lot like a memory/maze game, you see a barred door with some runes and you come across the key 20 hrs later, then you start remembering where the hell you saw these same runes before, or you see some loot in seemingly unreachable place and spend half an hour looking for a path to reach it.
    Currency and loot is rare and important from what i understand and that is what i liked in earlier armored cores and kings field games. Or rather armored core had a sort of budget, you get x amount of money from seemingly easy mission but the hard part is after spending on ammo and repairs you might not get profit at all.

    Damn im tempted to watch some LP but dont want to spoil the game, maybe i should watch some demon souls LP instead
  12. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Elder Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Demon's Souls didn't really have much of story, so any LP you watch will be spoiler free. Don't know if it's the same with Dark Souls since I haven't played it yet.
  13. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    I would be lying if I said I wasn't interested. The very little I got to play of Demon's souls was very enjoyable. I had to play it at a friend's place however as he is the one with the PS3. In this case I would be able to use my 360 to play it, and hence have more quality time with it.

    Now for my question, is the game harder, easier, or about the same as Demon's souls? Word of mouth seems to be harder, but what are the opinions of those here who have played it?
  14. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Was moderately excited about DS coming to the PC.

    Then it's revealed to be a GFWL title.

    No fucking thanks.
  15. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Kinda dumb trailer, but hey, another RPG coming to PC.
    Will probably look into it, though I doubt I will be able to run it.
  16. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    It's a very good game, the best RPG that came out last year. Sucks that PC users will have to endure this Games for Windows blabla shit though. :(
  17. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    I might buy a "GFWL game" when the price is reduced to 10€ or less. I will never again buy/ play a terrible, lazy console->pc port.

    According to PC Powerplay:

    -graphics will be the same as the console version
    -key bindings can not be changed

    No thanks.
  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    yeah ... no correct controls = no buy.

    I had to many "good" games killed by "bad ports".

    Not to mention it has SFWL (Shit for Windows Life)
  19. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    The former is not at all unexpected. It's kinda hard to find a console port that looks significantly better on the PC than the original these days.

    The latter is quite a bit disappointing, there should be a punishment involving cutting off of hands for making crappy console ports without free action key rebind. I'm not sure why anyone's allowed to make those at all anymore, or why anyone might advertize them as playable with a mouse+keyboard because they're not. Not that I can't wipe the dust off my usb controller, but I never feel justified doing that when I'm playing a game on a freakin' PC which isn't a fighter and/or does not involve the use of emulators.

    It's double the shame because I had thought Dark Souls would've been nice - probably more natural - with good mouse controls.
  20. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    I can see it already. They release a shitty port, people don't want to take it up the a so they complain and pirate. Developer complains about piracy, curses PC forever.