DARK SOULS: if you need me i'll be in an induced coma so mvrch comes tomorrow

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release month announced!

new trailer!

other shit!

"11/10 - this game will own"!

deserves own thread!

now yall xboxers can play too!

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:41 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYh8phZ4Dvw

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:41 (eight years ago) link

kinda all over this, hope they didn't decide to be like "OH YOU LIKE IT HARD HUH WE'LL MAKE IT EXXXXXXXXXXXXTRA HARD" and now it sucks

beefaroni merchant, part-time fish tank bitch. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 12 May 2011 04:28 (eight years ago) link

I think that is a distinct possibility given From's spotty overall track record but as good as Demon's Souls was there is zero chance of me not getting this game day one

you penis-curling she-devils (jamescobo), Thursday, 12 May 2011 07:22 (eight years ago) link

I only just noticced this is from software -- good to know that they have another great game that they can make progressively shitter over iterations for the next 10-15 years #armoredcore

Alderaan Duran (Will M.), Thursday, 12 May 2011 08:27 (eight years ago) link

that said i was supremely jailhouse of my ps3 owning friends and now i can get a demon souls-ish game, NOW ALL I NEED IS VALKYRIA CHRONICLES!!!

Alderaan Duran (Will M.), Thursday, 12 May 2011 08:28 (eight years ago) link

http://www.destructoid.com/preview-dark-souls-200954.phtml

gddmn

oct 11th app

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 12 May 2011 23:09 (eight years ago) link

makes it sound like it's a "more of the same" sequel that takes into account the fact that you've played the first one and ramps up accordingly, more diverse color palette, more of the same but a lot more
i'm down with that IF THE PUZZLE CHOICES ARE GOOD AND FAIR because if this has enough cheap hits that i notice it, it is not demon souls
i don't mind dying if the game is honest.

beefaroni merchant, part-time fish tank bitch. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 12 May 2011 23:18 (eight years ago) link

i think the fact that it's open world - continuous, varied, full of secret shit to stumble upon - is a big change tbh, and i am psyched about it. i didn't want to hear about them fucking with the actual controls, combat mechanics, etc because all of that was gold in the first game, so i am doubly psyched about that. and a spit polish on the visuals is just gravy.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 12 May 2011 23:26 (eight years ago) link

somehow i missed the open world mechanics; not sure how that'll work, but willing to try
i need to just not work and only play games

beefaroni merchant, part-time fish tank bitch. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 12 May 2011 23:27 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

awwwwwesome new trailer at http://www.fromsoftware.jp/darksouls/contents/movie3_en.html

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 3 June 2011 12:24 (eight years ago) link

http://i54.tinypic.com/25ezpzo.png

forks, pls update thread title to show correct release month "octover"

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 3 June 2011 12:28 (eight years ago) link

gracias

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 3 June 2011 14:53 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

YOU WILL REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE AND FUN OF TRIAL AND ERROR

http://www.fromsoftware.jp/darksouls/contents/img/outline/img_outline_en.gif

YOU WILL ALSO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO ROLE-PLAY MUTUALLY IN THE GAME

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:39 (eight years ago) link

i welcome these opportunities

I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:24 (eight years ago) link

I am going to buy this video game

nh (cozen), Thursday, 4 August 2011 06:48 (eight years ago) link

i already did.

I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 August 2011 14:37 (eight years ago) link

owned

I AM JOHN MAUS (Lamp), Thursday, 4 August 2011 14:55 (eight years ago) link

The Deprived! Hardcorest of the hardcore!

I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:18 (eight years ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yopt1hJtzQU

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 16 September 2011 01:15 (eight years ago) link

really looking forward to disappearing into this.

A Fudgesicle is a frozen, ice cream-like snack. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 16 September 2011 12:32 (eight years ago) link

yeh i've been on complete media blackout about this ie not gonna watch that youtube!

zappi, Friday, 16 September 2011 13:58 (eight years ago) link

^

A Fudgesicle is a frozen, ice cream-like snack. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 16 September 2011 19:16 (eight years ago) link

I really want to play this but after Demon's Souls I have a strong suspicion that I am simply not good enough at video games to make any significant progress. :(

polyphonic, Friday, 16 September 2011 20:18 (eight years ago) link

lol

From Software, developers of Demon's Souls and it's upcoming 'spiritual successor' Dark Souls, are taking a characteristically uncompromising approach to players who have managed to get their hands on the game early.
Like Demon's Souls, Dark Souls comes packed with a mechanic that allows players to invade other's worlds. From Software are using this feature to send out maxed-out characters into the early-adopters games and systemically killing them off.

zappi, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 17:11 (eight years ago) link

haha

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 17:15 (eight years ago) link

ok a+++ thats awesome

guh (jjjusten), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 17:19 (eight years ago) link

holy fuck. i want that job!!

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 17:24 (eight years ago) link

U DIED

Dudley Daigle: Tugboat Captain (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:44 (eight years ago) link

basically i am going to play the fuck out of this game and not eat or sleep is kinda how i break it down to an extent

Dudley Daigle: Tugboat Captain (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:45 (eight years ago) link

these are those times where i wonder if i am just wired oddly as a gamer because punishingly difficult isnt a positive in my book

guh (jjjusten), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:54 (eight years ago) link

no need to respond to that, i made a different thread to talk about how i am weak-willed and cowardly

guh (jjjusten), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:05 (eight years ago) link

i never really found dark souls impossibly difficult. it's hard yeah, but i find it WAY easier and more rewarding than, say, halo. I'm just hardwired to deal well with this kind of shit i guess. I can't get past the first half hour of gears of war or handle bullet hell tho.

Dudley Daigle: Tugboat Captain (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:07 (eight years ago) link

wait, so do you have to play this online? p much not interested if that's the case.

original bgm, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:10 (eight years ago) link

don't think you HAVE to, just opens up some elements of bizarro multiplayer

Dudley Daigle: Tugboat Captain (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:15 (eight years ago) link

sick.

demon's souls seemed right up my alley but I don't have a ps3. I'm thinking that this might do nicely in its absence.

original bgm, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 20:34 (eight years ago) link

"You're already dead, and so is everything else, and all of it hates you."

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 3 October 2011 14:40 (eight years ago) link

hah is that from the eurogamer review?

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 3 October 2011 19:07 (eight years ago) link

Oh man, that reviiew was JUST what i wanted to hear

Dudley Daigle: Tugboat Captain (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 October 2011 20:02 (eight years ago) link

WHICH CLASS DO I START WITH?>???

I might try thief at the outset but if I get brutally murdered I will explore other options..

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 23:42 (eight years ago) link

We thought you'd like to know that the following item has been despatched and should be with you in a few days.

SO HYPED

zappi, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 23:59 (eight years ago) link

i died

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 00:06 (eight years ago) link

My characters name is YOUDIED

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 02:30 (eight years ago) link

play as deprived or feel eternal shame

my other display name is my facebook status (Lamp), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 02:33 (eight years ago) link

EXACTLY
damn i gotta check amazon to see when they're shipping my KOLLEKTERS EDISHUN

loads of personality, loved to chase chickens (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 03:31 (eight years ago) link

Delivery Estimate: October 12, 2011 - October 17, 2011
boo

loads of personality, loved to chase chickens (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 03:32 (eight years ago) link

If you would like to be invaded, by all means reverse hollowing and step into the forest :)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 21:03 (seven months ago) link

very modest progress last night. i can clear all of the hollows out of the first bit of undead parish. that leaves me with the angry metal bull. i believe i'm meant to ole the bull into breaking a door or wall down? i thought the glowing skull was for that, but the bull didn't care much for them. maybe i lure the badass knight from his tower with them, and he lures the bull? hope not, as i already used most of them for a party. but wtf are we going to do about this metal bull problem, guys? we can sit in this conference room all day discussing my numbers and how they're down, but i think management should first acknowledge that we've got a big metal bull problem here.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:06 (seven months ago) link

(I don't actually want to be told what must be done. could be there's a gate opening lever somewhere i overlooked.)

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:11 (seven months ago) link

No spoilers, but sometimes it helps to prioritize nuisance threats first over bigger targets. Also, there is literally no way I could have played this game without any guide or substantive guidance.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:44 (seven months ago) link

I'll probably give in eventually and consult a guide or this thread. Thinking about it, it'd be somewhat easy to kill the metal bull by leading it to the large stairwell, where I'm safe. I might put more effort into killing it next. If it's impossible to kill, that'll confirm that I'm supposed to use it somehow.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:57 (seven months ago) link

use it or avoid it, I guess

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:58 (seven months ago) link

i don't really understand what is happening in the humanity-reverse hollow-rekindle process. it seems like there's an extra step in there that shouldn't be needed. anyway, i get 10 pepsis from the bonfire now.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:20 (seven months ago) link

Oh man, you're definitely on the right track with using your environment vs bull, keep playing around.

Basically you have to be human first to do fancy human stuff, because the undead are an oppressed minority, and kindling bonfires falls under fancy human stuff.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:14 (seven months ago) link

i can understand that, but i don't understand why i need to "use" humanity and then reverse hollowing. it seems like the menu should say "use a humanity and reverse hollowing?" and let me do it. i guess it's just that "using" humanity might be somehow beneficial out there, away from the bonfires.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:21 (seven months ago) link

Yeah you can consume it to instantly get back full health out in the wild, but can only use it to reverse hollowing at bonfires iirc. Also semi-laborious menus are a Dark Souls tradition.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:25 (seven months ago) link

ah, i see. this seems like a game that comes with a thick, actually useful, manual. something i miss in these convenient eshop sales.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:30 (seven months ago) link

the manual won't help much if at all, these games are deliberately obscurantist

> i guess it's just that "using" humanity might be somehow beneficial out there, away from the bonfires.

having humanity in the top left counter and being unhollowed are 2 different things, and you may want to have one or the other or both.

humanity boosts item discovery and curse resistance and i think other defenses too. you can verify that in the stat menu, 0 humantiy = 100 item discovery, 1 humanity = 130, etc. some weapons scale with how much humanity you have up to a max of 10

being unhollowed lets you kindle, be invaded and summon help

chihuahuau, Thursday, 2 May 2019 22:02 (seven months ago) link

This time around, I had no qualms about buying the biggest hardback guide I could...

there are around 1000 weird game mechanics in this that if you dont know, you are just making things so much harder for yourself,

with the guide that takes it down to just approx 200 weird game mechanics..

my opinionation (Hamildan), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:12 (seven months ago) link

you guys it's a PIG not a bull, sheesh.

circa1916, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:18 (seven months ago) link

or a boar, more accurately

circa1916, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:19 (seven months ago) link

I always feel like the boar helmet drop is trolling new players, they can't resist wearing it and end up fat rolling to their doom.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:38 (seven months ago) link

lol that was 100% me first time around

circa1916, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:42 (seven months ago) link

no fat-rolling if they wear nothing but the helmet, ie the one true build

chihuahuau, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:48 (seven months ago) link

can't believe it's a bull only in my game. chalk it up to another weird game mechanic, i guess.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 3 May 2019 16:16 (seven months ago) link

the mechanic where i never really look at the boar directly bc it scares me

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 3 May 2019 16:20 (seven months ago) link

I know I killed the armored pig when I played, but even at the time I have no idea how I did it. That is, I died at some point and when I came back, it was ... gone. Magic!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 May 2019 19:47 (seven months ago) link

i think i hit him in the arse then ran behind a wall * lots, it was very undignified.

closed beta (NotEnough), Friday, 3 May 2019 23:09 (seven months ago) link

You guys are really missing an element here

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 3 May 2019 23:45 (seven months ago) link

I just looked it up, and apparently there are multiple ways to use the environment to your advantage on that one that I was unaware of.

I kinda poked him in the butt and ran and hid behind things the undignified way too.

circa1916, Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:14 (seven months ago) link

i didnt get to play last night, but i thought to jump down from the cross bow hollows' roost to get him

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 4 May 2019 02:10 (seven months ago) link

He might be too far away though

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 4 May 2019 02:11 (seven months ago) link

Can maybe do a falling attack, run up the stairs and repeat

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 4 May 2019 02:12 (seven months ago) link

I could not fall attack from the archway, but i did find the basement stairs while trying. In the next run, i found that i could lure the boar near the right stairs where he couldn't get me, and i could fall attack from there. This is the same technique i'd used on difficult hollows before, and it seems to be very useful with an axe (and a bit cheap). I was able to open the gate! Holy shit this game is hard. I had to immediately return to the bonfire 2 times bc the goddamn sewer rats poisoned me.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 4 May 2019 07:18 (seven months ago) link

It seems like the boar wasnt killable without doing the fall attack, so i don't know how it's done any other way.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 4 May 2019 07:20 (seven months ago) link

I can tell you, there is (at least) another way that's pretty ... hot.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 May 2019 13:39 (seven months ago) link

Humanity seemed strange to me too, I started using a weapon that powered up with it toward the end game and it was useful and good, but I played the first two-thirds of the game hollowed, I think, only humanizing to kindle

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 4 May 2019 14:08 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, I played entirely offline and almost never turned human except to kindle and whatnot.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 May 2019 15:13 (seven months ago) link

SG, did you find an item up on the bridge above the boar perhaps?

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 4 May 2019 15:26 (seven months ago) link

just glowing skulls, most of which i wasted

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 4 May 2019 15:48 (seven months ago) link

Hmmm

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 4 May 2019 16:01 (seven months ago) link

lol

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 4 May 2019 16:02 (seven months ago) link

The fuck?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6wqti0w54

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 May 2019 16:27 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb4CxTTFDfA

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 20:05 (six months ago) link

I think when I'm done with Zelda I'll move back to Spider-man for a bit (which was fun but I haven't given it much time yet), but then after that I think I'll ready to move on to Dark Souls 3. Personal debate is, after following recommendations/a guide for Dark Souls 1, will I do it again for this one? Or will I go in blind? Blind is intriguing, but honestly, since I'm not playing online I don't get any tips or player assists, I might just go the guide route again. It's not like these games are much easier when you know the broad outline of what's around the corner, and for better or worse the DS games really lock you in to a certain style of play or strategy based on really early decisions/mistakes.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 May 2019 11:57 (six months ago) link

ok lol @ "Quelaag and (scorpion lady) are nude from the waist up...and nude from the waist down."

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 16 May 2019 14:28 (six months ago) link

Btw no offense Josh, but you may not be a 'blind' type of player, if you get too anxious about missing things and doing it 'wrong'.

I try to go through areas blind the first time, but then I usually look it up to see what I missed.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 16 May 2019 14:47 (six months ago) link

i think thats the best way to do it and its what i'm doing for sekiro - blast through every new area blind for that fun fear factor and sense of discovery, then hit a guide to see what i missed.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:16 (six months ago) link

No offense taken! I am totally not a blind playthrough sort, because my game time is at a relative premium, and if I spend too much time dying again and again and again and missing things then I will likely never complete a game. Like, literally. (You nerds know how long it takes me to even start a game!)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:38 (six months ago) link

Honestly, there are games like the dark souls games where even if you know what's coming you still barely have any idea what's going on thanks to the elliptical mythology, mysterious mechanics, and so on. I was starting to consider what character to build when I get around to dark souls 3, and as intriguing as any of the other 10 or whatever classes may be, I don't know if I can take learning something like, say, pyromancer from scratch!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:40 (six months ago) link

Put Ornstein and Smough over my knee last night...

With a dark knight halberd+3, it wasn't as difficult as anything pre-halberd. I never got the 'how the f**k am I going to do this' feeling, I've had with some bosses.

A powerful weapon is definitely cheesing, but in one O&S fight, a Giant Cleric from the previous area stabbed me through the fog gate, so fuck this game if it thinks I have any respect for it's rules.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:06 (six months ago) link

playing with anything other than a naked fistfighter build is cheesing imo

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:07 (six months ago) link

i took a very long break, but i came back to it today and did better than expected. found the other bonfire above the blacksmith, which allowed me to upgrade some weapons. i'd previously used a mix of battle axe and scimitar, but i'm moving toward switching between one and two handed scimitar. the battle axe is too slow to be useful, and it'd probably help to unequip it. i even beat the big knight and wizard man on the first try (wizard man was tangled up in the horde, which felt like cheating). i gave the bell gargoyle one go, but he forced me off the roof. might head back to the rats to get more humanity for summoning help. i didn't see much of an opening left by the bell gar's attack.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 06:08 (six months ago) link

Iirc for a lot of the enemies the strategy is to run around behind them and stab them in the butt.

I also eventually came to the conclusion that two-handing a weapon for more damage was more advantageous than using a shield, at least until you master parrying.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:49 (six months ago) link

also: master parrying asap

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:50 (six months ago) link


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