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Dang, Dark Souls is awesome.


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Initial post: May 22, 2012, 6:58:29 AM PDT
Benpachi says:
I've had it sitting on my shelf since December, staring at me, taunting me. I kept starting up other games saying "after this one, I'll start Dark Souls". Last night, I finally decided to fire it up. I absolutely love Demon's Souls, but Dark Souls feels like so much more, even just based on the opening hours.

The music and the world are both so pretty, I think that adds to the difficulty, it's like you get lulled into a false sense of peace...and then you get punished for it. Once again, not remotely frustrating to die, the game forces you to think, and to obey the rules of the world. By doing so, the smallest of accomplishments feel like milestones. I can't wait to really dive in.

Posted on May 22, 2012, 6:59:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2012, 6:59:37 AM PDT
In before 5000 posts.

But yes...It's very awesome and PvP is excellent as well.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:00:30 AM PDT
new Tron says:
Nice, dude, glad you're enjoying it. It really takes what made Demon's Souls so much fun and kicks it up a notch in all the right ways. The world of Dark Souls is really incredible....one of the best game world designs I've ever seen. You'll definitly appreciate that aspect of it even more the further you get in the game.

Posted on May 22, 2012, 7:00:33 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
out before 5000 posts.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:00:41 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
So glad you're enjoying it. It truly is a fantastic game.

Posted on May 22, 2012, 7:00:56 AM PDT
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Posted on May 22, 2012, 7:05:26 AM PDT
D_Strasse says:
In b4 Mel trolling.

Edit: Crap, missed it by that much.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:05:47 AM PDT
Benpachi says:
It really does. The movement and combat both seem tighter, the world design is excellent, and totally cruel at times. I'm so glad I played Demon's Souls first, I can't imagine starting up Dark Souls blind.

Posted on May 22, 2012, 7:06:38 AM PDT
Billzer says:
I've always put this game off but there is so much talk about both on the VGF that I'm caving. But is Demon's Souls worth playing now that the server is going away? I mean, I know it's worthwhile to play but I guess I can't decide if I should play it first or just jump into Dark Souls. Thoughts?

Posted on May 22, 2012, 7:07:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2012, 7:07:35 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
Dark Souls is one of my favorite games of all time. It is pretty darn close to perfection.
I really hope they bring the extra content to consoles.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:07:21 AM PDT
Billzer says:
I think you ninja'ed my question---before I even asked!

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:07:51 AM PDT
Benpachi says:
I can read your mind, I've got ESPN.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:07:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2012, 7:09:30 AM PDT
D_Strasse says:
I actually think the combat is not as tight as Demon's in that the backstab hit box feels off in comparison.

That though is a minor complaint in a game that is in my top 5 for the gen.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:08:41 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
"Some random game I have never played >>>>>>>>>> Some other random game I have never played"

Fixed

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:09:27 AM PDT
Benpachi says:
Eh, I haven't had trouble at all with backstabs, but it's been awhile since I played Demon's Souls. I just think the character movements and animation are smoother.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:25:23 AM PDT
Nilrem says:
"The music and the world are both so pretty..."

Wait until the very moment you arrive in Anor Londo. The camera, the music; it's beautiful. Just a sense of epic. And the game renews itself all over again.

Posted on May 22, 2012, 7:29:14 AM PDT
Kin-foot says:
I didn't enjoy the open world as much as the levels in Demon's Souls had. Not sure why. Other than that both are still great games.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:31:15 AM PDT
Mojie55 says:
And don't forget Blightown. Beautiful, vacation resort I think.

Posted on May 22, 2012, 7:31:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2012, 7:35:02 AM PDT
JWK says:
Am I foolish to wait on this? I still haven't come even close to passing Demon's Souls. And the way it looks now, by the time I get to it the servers will be down. I have no problem doing trial and error or using an online walkthrough for Demon's Souls. But I understand that the online for Dark Souls is different. Should I try Dark Souls now? Which system's version is better: 360 or PS3?

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:32:55 AM PDT
Whichever you want to play on. You need gold for XBL to play online though. I think the PS3's community is larger.

If you're going to play Dems offline anyway, might as well get and enjoy Dark for now.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:33:38 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
They are identical on both systems. You don't need online for either game, but it enhances the experience greatly.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:34:30 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
They're both the same, 360/PS3. There aren't noticeable differences in either. The game chugs in both versions in Blighttown. You should definitely take the jump into Dark Souls. I'm playing through Demon's Souls now, but I find that Dark Souls, to me, is just much more enjoyable.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:36:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2012, 7:37:09 AM PDT
Haha...I keep wondering why they shove 3 NPC's in blighttown other than to piss off everybody.

On a side note I completed a full run last week to get my new PvP character to NG+ and I completed a play through at 4 hours and 45 mins. 64 Combusts and 16 great combusts....Boosh.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:38:38 AM PDT
new Tron says:
Yeah, playing online really adds to the experience. Did you enjoy what you played of Demon's Souls? If so, I'd say jump into Dark Souls.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 7:40:55 AM PDT
Nilrem says:
lol, Blighttown is definitely a vacation spot...but I wouldn't want to live there! You gotta go through 'ell, to get to Ash Lake.
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