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Posted: 7th March 2012 22:47

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Anyone else put themself through this torture?

Magitek, this is probably a game for you buddy =p

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Posted: 8th March 2012 04:20

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Demon's Souls has to be one of the greatest games ever developed.
Have been playing Dark Souls constantly since release also.
Dark Souls somehow manages to be better than even Demon's Souls.
Very strongly recommend both of these games.
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Posted: 8th March 2012 18:18

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Due to the sheer fact of Two Best Friends Play on youtube, and if you've never seen them:

Demon souls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Be_657JBAI

Dark Souls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5gLGWcKBY

Unless your up for a good challenge and a difficult game, run far far away from this game.

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Posted: 10th March 2012 09:38

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Haha, thanks for that Tesco - very enjoyable.

Gosh demon's souls takes me hours to just to get through one stage.. being so cautious because the minute I get confident, I get killed.

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Posted: 10th March 2012 15:29

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bwahaha your very welcome sir. It's always good to get the word out about Matt and Pat.

This is the kinda game you could watch your buddy play, but when he asks you "Hey man you want in?" you just look at him and don't say a word.

That said, I am in no way dissing the game. It does look enjoyable, so long as you can handle many deaths and not freak out, and I'd certainly recomend it....But I'm still not playing it

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Posted: 10th March 2012 16:20

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Demon's Souls is a very, very impressive game. Great exploration and loot-hunting, tight controls, crazy-huge boss fights, and an eff-you attitude that makes it clear that this game isn't unfair - you just suck.

Both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls have a nice niche carved out for themselves and I'd like to play more eventually. I'd only cleared three bosses in Demon's Souls (it was a struggle at times to say the least) before I passed it over for a bunch of different games that came out in fall of 2011. I'll revisit it later, probably in the second half of this year.

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Posted: 11th March 2012 13:18

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Lazlow my friend its good to see your still around

At this point due to daylight savings time I got bum-rushed by the time skip and now my brains all discombobulated. And due to the fact I'm running out of games to beat...I may have to...gulp....give this game a try after all.

Curse you boredom your a sick person

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Posted: 13th September 2012 14:09

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Little update a few months later. I cannot express how much I love this game.
funny, eh?

This post has been edited by Blinge Odonata on 13th September 2012 14:09

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Posted: 17th September 2012 04:49

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My buddy recently played through the aforementioned sequel, Dark Souls, a few weeks ago. I sat and watched, as well as running internet research to compare weapons and stuff. While I haven't played Demon Souls, if it's anything like it's sequel, it has to be awesome. The bosses, the mechanics, Blighttown. Ugh. The PVP looked fun too.

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Posted: 25th September 2012 23:28

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Have been playing Dark Souls since day one, over 600 hours and rising even now, game of the year for the next 10 years as far as I am concerned.
New content's on the way as well, only about a month from now, going to be amazing surely.
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Posted: 26th September 2012 09:01

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Yeah I'll hopefully be picking up the 'Prepare To Die' Edition in a couple months =D

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Posted: 4th October 2012 01:19

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I played Demon's Souls a little while after the release, I think a year after. I was in a best buy trying to pick a game without making any research. I was stuck on DS and Call of Jaurez so, I wouldn't be here if I hadn't, brought home Demon's Souls.

I liked it right away. Movement, combat, atmosphere and the challenge. I remember running around swinging my sword, getting a bunch of souls and a little bit of gear. It was great until I died. That was when I realized what this game is all about.

"Prepare to die"

I persevered. Developed a bunch of weapons and fighting techniques based on the enemies. I had a great time learning the mechanics of the game. The walls were actually walls, time to switch from slashing weapons to stabbing. So much to do. So much to find. So much to farm.

I couldn't do all the farming. Some of those drops were just too rare. The highest tier of certain stones, I never saw 1 of them let alone 8 to fully upgrade. I had about 120 hours of single player on a thief that couldn't steal, that was the biggest disappointment.

As for Dark Souls I bought a couple months after release. This was the fun part, my PS3 was not being updated so I went through most of the game without any updates. That meant my lightning spear and weapons were really awesome and I forget the armor but it was Robes of Something that you picked off a corpse near the Ceaseless Discharge monster. I hear they got nerfed.

This game was awesome, just like DS but a little different. Played, adjusted, found some secrets. I cursed curse, blight town and egg head. Worst part of it, but part of it.

I really liked the grind in the game, got the key to the valley with all the shades in it fairly early so I leveled fast. Had fun killing huge mobs and dragons.

I got to New Londo and found myself headed upwards a narrow ledges with archers on either side sending me to the bottom over and over again so I stopped playing.

I stopped playing when I moved away because I had a shitty old TV to play my games on. Surely some of you can understand Dark Souls can't be playing on a 32" box TV with no HDMI. I'm not spoiled, I just don't want to play certain game unless I can get the full out of it. DS is just too beautiful to play on old technology.

I never in the history of my 25 year gaming career threw a controller because of rage until I playing Demon's Souls.

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Posted: 4th October 2012 10:50

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Quote (Max @ 4th October 2012 01:19)
I couldn't do all the farming. Some of those drops were just too rare. The highest tier of certain stones, I never saw 1 of them let alone 8 to fully upgrade. I had about 120 hours of single player on a thief that couldn't steal, that was the biggest disappointment.

You've summed up the experience rather well, and your thief comment made me laugh happy.gif

You've probably moved on by now, but I can meet you in game give you some of the rarer stones if you want?

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Posted: 4th October 2012 11:27

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Quote (Blinge Odonata @ 7th March 2012 22:47)
Anyone else put themself through this torture?

Magitek, this is probably a game for you buddy =p

I do like real time combat, and sometimes find it hard to get into turn based games.Sometimes i like difficult games, when the fun matches the difficulty. i'll look it up to see its gameplay.I hear a lot of positive feedback.
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Posted: 4th October 2012 15:41

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Quote (Blinge Odonata @ 4th October 2012 05:50)
You've probably moved on by now, but I can meet you in game give you some of the rarer stones if you want?

I might take you up on that but I wouldn't be for a little while. I thought they took down the servers? I have no idea what kind of condition my character is in. Last time I played I was getting into the online and if you remember there was this exploit where someone would drain your souls and such. Game like DS losing 15 or 20 soul levels changes everything.

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Posted: 4th October 2012 23:00

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Geez the exploit removed that many soul levels? sounds devastating.. I've never seen it personally.
Oh of course..the region problem.. I'm on the European servers, which are still up.. yeah this may be an issue.

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Posted: 5th October 2012 15:29

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Just out of curiosity:Demon souls vs Darksouls.How different are they?
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Posted: 8th October 2012 21:14

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Demon is PS3 exclusive, many people are of the opinion that it's a milestone on the way to completing the Dark Souls formula.. but it's a fantastic game by itself imo.
Demon is more of a dungeon crawler, you chose the linear stages from a world hub, whereas Dark is an open world. Now.. I haven't played Dark yet so someone may have to correct me but the world is not so 'open' as the huge western RPGS, instead it's various dangerous areas that you must hack your way through to progress.

The online function is very similar between the two, but some regions of the demonsouls servers have been taken offline, the European servers are still up though.

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Posted: 9th October 2012 16:48

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Dark is all one world were you choose a patch and work your way around, most of the areas link somehow. It's not an open field type map but the dungeons, not all, have passage ways linking them to one another.

In DS you have a location and you port to the zones.

My PS is on it's way from my brother's place I can finally finish my Dark Souls play through, been waiting since xmas last year for this.

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Posted: 9th October 2012 17:32

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Ah.. could you call DarkSouls linear branching, then? Like metroidvania...

Also, I was at my friends house today, he's doing a soul level 1 playthrough of Demon Souls, absolute psycho.. I watched him beat Flame Lurker this way, it was pretty impressive. Afterwards he was struggling with the Maneater fight, again at SL1, I had a couple of tries and beat it =D

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Posted: 10th October 2012 20:52

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I don't know about linear branching, it all depends on where you want to go and if you can defeat the enemies.

Another thing different between the games is the Light/Dark status attached to your character based on the actions you take. I really didn't like that in DS.

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Posted: 10th October 2012 22:33

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psst.. they're both DS! =p

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Posted: 2nd October 2013 06:15

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Demon souls is the first game to agitate me so much that I broke a controller, but I love this game and its successor the challenge just keeps you coming back despite the frustration. I cannot wait for dark souls 2 to come out so I can most likely break another controller lol

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Posted: 2nd October 2013 18:24

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wow.. try playing shmups, your controllers won't survive that.

As for the Souls games?... this i have to share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyA8odjCzZ4

WHAT R U, CASUL???

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Posted: 3rd October 2013 22:49

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Spontaneously combust from Supermegaherpaghonasyphilaids....


I spent hours figuring out how to counter that.... So many hours I could have done something productive...

Made me stay hollow for quite a while....

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Posted: 15th November 2013 12:03

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So i find myself back in Boletaria again. I'll be sat at work bored out of my mind, until I start thinking about demon souls and a new way to play it. Like a different sort of run through the game.

A while back I tried to finish it using the knights starting equipment and nothing else, but levelling him up etc. Too hard; I gave up on 4-2 (Shrine of storms) when my attacks were having little to no effect.

My latest run is making the game as linear as possible, so instead of using the Nexus/world hub to switch between worlds and do their easiest stages first, or get particular items, you're not allowed to go back to the nexus at all after you've chosen an archstone (world). In the beginning you're forced to go to Boletaria Palace, the first archstone, the idea being that you beat 1-1 and head back to the Nexus so you can level up for the first time, hear some exposition, and have the game truly begin. (the real demon's souls starts here)

However, you are able to just continue totally underleveled after beating Phalanx into 1-2, and beat this stage, which I've done in the interest of linearity. Your progress is halted here however, as you can't proceed until you've totally finished one of the other worlds, the only such block in the game. This functions as a nice excuse for me to finally return to the Nexus and spend my precious souls

From this point you have 4 worlds to choose from, and you'd better choose wisely because once you go through an archstone, you're stuck there! I decided on Stonefang Tunnel, took it slow, beat 2-1 with relative ease but often found myself on the verge of death on 2-2, eventually managing to beat Flamelurker in what's always a gruelling, tense battle. Although I did find myself running back to blacksmith boldwin during 2-2 to use some of the ores i'd picked up and couldn't drop off at the Nexus!
Stopped my session afterwards. So far I haven't died once, not even on Vanguard, the tutorial boss that most people die on (the game kills you in a cutscene and proceeds regardless)

what do you brave demonslayers think? cool idea? bring more souls..

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Having finally gotten through the bridge, it was endlessly cathartic to warp to the third archstone in the palace, get up behind the two knights that guarded the entrance to it and backstab them into oblivion, then warp out 'n back and do it again.

...and again...

...and again...

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It turns out that during my first run of the game in the long long ago, I'd somehow missed the 'parry/riposte' section of the tutorial level, which it turns out makes a biiiig difference. Knowing now what I was ignorant of then doesn't make the game any easier - quite the opposite in fact - but it does make it far more engaging. Now that I got a good foothold on the basic mechanics, it's actually quite fun to grind souls through the first level. I've only just started on 2-1 at level 25...where I was immediately ganked but what I suspect was a hacked invader. Once I get my soul back, the rest of the game is being played entirely offline. tongue.gif

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Posted: 11th March 2014 12:43

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Why do you think they were hacked? Maybe they've gone for a low level PVP build right off the bat, designed purely to gank new players =/ It happens..

Maybe you should go for 4-1, there's a ring there you might find very useful. Also if a particular world is wrecking you, its a good idea to try the first area of a different archstone - maybe your playstyle is better suited to a different world, which will help build momentum and your character.

Yeah, nothing wrong with playing offline - personally i'm still undecided on whether I like souls PVP or not, the lag really ruins it.

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