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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-26-12, 12:42 PM
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Step 1: Walk into room.
Step 2: Be mobbed by dark knights/skeletons/feathers.
Step 3: Die.
Step 4: Respawn.
Step 5: Enter room again, ready to fight the monsters.
Step 6: Roll off edge.
Step 7: Die.
Step 8: Respawn.
Step 9: Enter room once more.
Step 10: Get stunlocked off the edge.
Step 11: Die.
Step 12: Respawn.
Step 13: Finally kill monsters.
Step 14: Proceed to next room.
Step 15: Be mobbed by dark knights/skeletons/feathers.
Step 16: Die.

Repeat ad infinitum.

I'm all about difficulty, I beat I Wanna Be the Guy and the old Mega Man games, as well as the Ninja Gaiden on xbox where the easiest difficulty was nightmare x1000. But these games are like a stress test thats out of control. Give me stunlocking exploding shurikens any day, at least dodging them won't send me off a cliff. Those are a test of skill, not psychological endurance. Dark souls and Demon souls are a Kobayashi-Maru test. No matter how hard you try, no matter how many times you try, you WILL throw your controller. You cannot succeed at avoiding this.

To quote Wargames: "The only winning move is to not play."

I've managed to avoid throwing my controller, but I've come close due to my 360 crashing on more than one occasion. I actually got so fed up with the game I found save state editors and maxed out my character just so I could get around and see more of the game....and honestly without the ball breaking difficulty there isn't much to write about here. The game has solid play mechanics, a decent leveling system, but the graphics are dated, the writing is shoddy at best, the direction you need to go is non-intuitive and I found myself flat out LOST more than once.

Also nothing worse climbing ALL the way down that dark cave before you realize that the lantern you found lets you see where you're going (and would have kept you from dying), but the game doesn't TELL you that you can use it as an actual light source. Yeah, that probably was my fault too, but in a game where you're a magical zombie who can keep rising from the dead, why assume anything?
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Anyone else go through the pain of killing ornstein second so they could get his bitchen armour.

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Two Slaanesh daemons on the first go...hmm I guess the fates have spoken emperors children here I come
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past demon souls like 4 times have yet to pass dark souls. Awesome games.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-04-12, 10:43 AM
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Been playing through Dark Souls for a while now, and after an unfortunately incident where I killed a god people invade me a lot now. A random thing happened last night though. A guy invaded, we did some bowing and I shielded up to get ready to rock. He then gave me 98 Twinkling Titanite and vanished.


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finally got the chance to sit down and play this game on the PC.

few things:

mouse and keyboard are a fail, but gamepad handles like a dream.

the game is well named. if you have any rage issues, this is not the game for you.

it is a beautiful, dark and well made game... that i have to walk away from every thirty minutes or so because it is intense.

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Spent the entire day playing today. Managed to finish the Artorias of the Abyss DLC and kill Kalameet in 9 attempts and Manus in 11. Also beat Seath the Scaleless, the Centipede Demon, the Bed of Chaos and the Great Grey Wolf Sif.

Just have to finish New Londo and the Four Kings, and then the Catacombs and Tomb of the Giants with Pinwheel and Nito and then its onto Lord Gwyn and my first finished playthrough... then right into New Game +.

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awesome. i am still early in the game. i just killed the bell gargoyles and the moonlight moth.

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