Dark souls is 50% off, what's your excuse?

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by Smokey, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    Alright so, I love this game. It's hard to express without nerding over all the specifics so I'm going to try and sound slightly convincing while condensing the points.

    Before I go any further, I'm going to say that you will absolutely need a controller (either an xbox wired controller or a ps3 controller with an xbox mod) Mouse and keyboard is horrible, I've tried it. It's only an option when you want to make things horribly difficult and painful for yourself. Moving on.

    I've clocked 145 hours so far on it, and still going strong. Is the main storyline THAT long? No. It's just that fun to go throughout the whole game on a different playstyle. The bare main quest alone takes up about 15 hours, which is a rough estimate. There are 26 bosses to fight throughout the game and don't think right away that they're dumbed down monsters with high HP, or waves of the same old mobs. These bosses are well made, the majority with their own theme played by an orchestra. Regrading the graphics, they really did a good job on setting the scene of everything, without giant transitions from the upper world to the demon ruins. Regarding graphics, there's a popular fix online that changes the internal resolution to up the framerate. Disabling anti-aliasing is also obligatory for a big fps boost.

    Another question that is bound to be asked is: Just how difficult is the game? Well, in honesty, it's not extremely hard if you take the correct precautions on your first run. Taking the heavier classes and knowing the basic stat system can ensure no grinding for souls. Speaking of souls, souls are basically in-game currency that you spend for levels, items from merchants and other stuff. You get them from pretty much everything you kill, and a whole bunch from bosses. A huge misconception about the game is that there is a hold handing when it comes to getting pointed in the right direction throughout the game. This is less so, where dialogue and rare pointers are the only real things that get you through. On the topic of NPC's, they are really, REALLY precious as killing them will permanently lose you their services, and they're all extremely helpful. Bear in mind this ain't your skyrim, so there isn't any pausing to take potions or any of that wussy shit. It's all real time, in fact, you can't even PAUSE the game. Yeah. It does have an autosave function though, so that's nice.

    Now, onto the vast amount of equipment in the game. There are 129 weapons in the game, if I count correctly, and they're split up into different categories, so they're not all simple swords. There are unique movesets and effects to different weapons and the better weapons are found through exploration. You really are rewarded for doing well in this game. A similar amount of shields, rings, spells, miracles and armour exist too. There are also buff items as well as other creative consumables.
    The GFWL integration isn't at all great in DS, but you can get by with random summons and invaders. Summoning is basically bringing another player into your world to help fight the monsters in the area and ultimately, the boss. Invading is the direct opposite, where people invade your world with the sole intention of killing you and taking your humanity. Humanity is invaluable, and can be found through rare drops on monsters. "Reverse hollowing" at a bonfire allows you to summon through soapstones. You get that when you talk to Solaire, early on in the game. This guy:
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    The leader of the sunlight covenant, which helps other players through the game. The leader of the invaders? Well that's Kaathe. The primordial serpent leader of the darkwraiths.
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    There are other covenants that have just as important quirks too.

    TL;DR buy this gem if you like a good challenge, with a deep and well thought out world.

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  2. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  3. EvanFlew

    EvanFlew Legendary Skial King

    Steam:
    Didn't read it but marked neat tho.
     
  4. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    Also, if there's any problems getting started, I might as well give a small starter guide:
    Regarding stats, the only stats you really want to level on your first run are VIT, END, STR and DEX (only if you're using dex based weapons) VIT increases your maximum health points, which is good for newer players. END increases your stamina and your equip load. Stamina is used for sprinting and using your weapon. It's also taken up when you block attacks. Equip load determines how fast you can run with your current equip load. Armour and weapons make up this weight. Having 25% of your max equip load gives you fast movement, 25-50% grants medium movement, and 50-100% grants slow movement. Anything more limits you to constant walking speed. STR and DEX are required weapons that have higher stat requirements. They also grant scaling on most weapons which is just a damage buff based on your level. All these levels contribute to your overall "soul level" which is used to determine matchmaking online. A quick guide to summoning: http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/file/view/1323119782398.jpg/288072208/873x671/1323119782398.jpg
    And last tips, DON'T GO TO THE SKELETONS FIRST. GO UP THE STAIRS. So many people make this mistake. There's even a stash on the way to the skeletons to fool the players into going there. So take it and get out. On the topic of traps, there's a butt tonne placed by the devs to keep you on your toes, the main being hidden enemies and floor traps. You'll understand. Dying is a part of the game, and isn't always a big deal. The bonfires are basically safehavens that double as checkpoints throughout the game. You can kindle at bonfires, which increases your estus flask amount, to make the game easier. This costs humanity though, and is pretty precious indeed, so spend them wisely. Finally do NOT use your firekeeper souls. Instead use them to upgrade your estus flask with the many bonfire keepers scattered around the world. This basically increases the amount your flask heals.
     
  5. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    Bumping with assorted dark souls stuffs

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  6. Boa-Noah

    Boa-Noah Epic Skial Regular Contributor

    Steam:
    My excuse: I already beat it on the PS3, several times, and I don't feel like doing it all over again on the PC.

    You can only duel so many people before it stops becoming fun and it becomes really annoying to try and avoid the scumbags, fair fights are fun, having 2 guys backstab spam you the second you spawn so they can farm shit is really annoying.
     
  7. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:
    Q: My specs blows goats and I don't have a controller.

    Is this a valid excuse?
     
  8. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    This and not being able to afford it are the only excuses.
     
  9. =ECC=probex57

    =ECC=probex57 Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    I dont has the cash, but if I did I would buy.
     
  10. VEGAN DAD

    VEGAN DAD Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    i'm sold
     
  11. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  12. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  13. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  14. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  15. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  16. Acid[NubCake]

    Acid[NubCake] Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:
    1st excause i dont have money
    2nd excause i live in serbia so i dont have paypal, and my country is blocking payments from Visa and other type of cards :C
    valid enough?
     
  17. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  18. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    So, has anyone actually bought it yet?
     
  19. Ruelel

    Ruelel Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

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  20. Smokey

    Smokey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:
    SHUT UP you didn't even have a good reason not to buy it you ultranerd
     
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