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Submitted by Hellsvacancy 1008d ago | news

Dark Souls: Prepare to die edition hits console with a new patch

GamerSyndrome: Dark Souls, From Software successful RPG released last year on PS3 and XBox360, is getting a new patch for the release of its first DLC pack Artoria of the Abyss on consoles.
Pc gamers have already been enjoying the extra content since the release of Dark Souls : Prepare to die edition on PC. (Dark Souls, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Hellsvacancy  +   1008d ago
"Some overpowered pieces of equipment like Black Knight Greataxe, Soul Spear, Crystal Soul Spear and Eagle Shield have been nerfed too"

That sucks, the Black Knight Greataxe is my weapon of choice

"This patch isn’t just bad news for the adventures of the Dark Souls world: the number of bonfires, the games checkpoints, have been increased, making it slightly easier to travel around"

Wtf? it was fine the way it was
Cam977  +   1008d ago
Yes it was. I hope my BK sword isn't affected because if it is, I don't know what I'll do!
-GametimeUK-  +   1007d ago
So many people complain about the BKGA. Sure, it is annoying when you get steam rolled by it, but it is not impossible to beat.

I am a bit gutted that they nerfed the DWGR. All of my builds were made to hit the current requirements to flip with maximum poise.

Looks like I'm going to have to start from scratch again.

Can't wait for the new content anyway... Have they added new bonfires to the existing world? I don't possibly see where there are good places to include them.
Wigriff  +   1007d ago
I know it isn't a great consolation, Hells, but have you tried the Demon's Greataxe? I LOVED that weapon. It isn't the best weapon in the game from an objective, meta standpoint, but I had more fun using the Demon's Greataxe than any other weapon in the game. Just a friendly suggestion. :D
Blastoise  +   1007d ago
Nah its so much better this way. You can teleport to places like dukes archives to better PVP + CO-OP spots without going through the same enemies again and again...
-GametimeUK-  +   1007d ago
If you can teleport there then that is fine, but it should be to an existing bonfire. If they have added new bonfires to Dukes then I will be disappointed. More teleport spots are welcome, but extra bonfires are a no-no for me.
Nevers  +   1007d ago
Newly warpable bonfires I've found (so far):

Duke's Archives - great for so many things both MP and SP, lol.
Undead Parish - right above the smith, awesomesauce.
Crystal Cave - great for Twink farming.

I'm hoping I'll find that more are available... especially the lower ones in the Catacombs.
b_one  +   1007d ago
it was perfect until PC gamers started to scream
Mister_G  +   1007d ago
I was gutted when they nerfed the Crystal Ring Shield and Strong Magic Shield, but I soon found new tactics; don't miss them at all now :)
jerethdagryphon  +   1008d ago
they nerfed most the stuf to get you out of a jam forcing you to play it there way
last time they nerfed crystal ring shield now it does 250 damage in ng++ thats useless hell its useless in ng+ it was good for dealing daamge to 2 bosses and thats was it
Merrill  +   1007d ago
Has the price been announced yet for the DLC?
Skate-AK  +   1007d ago
No but I'm guessing $15.
eferreira  +   1007d ago
Only announced the price in NA and that said to be YOUR SOUl. Muahahahah
Ashlen  +   1007d ago
I'm pretty sure they said it would be free.
Merrill  +   1007d ago
I cannot see it being free, but I would gladly pay $9.99 or make a soul sacrifice. Praise the sun \o/
Skate-AK  +   1007d ago
It was only free for PC.
Wigriff  +   1007d ago
For those of you wondering, here is a complete list of changes: http://darksoulswiki.wikisp...

I know it says PC, but the changes for consoles remain the same.
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Merrill  +   1007d ago
WTF, those be some wack a$$ changes.
Wigriff  +   1007d ago
Yeah, I don't like some of them. Actually, my biggest issue is the addition of bonfires, and this whole notion of making the game "more accessible" and "easier" because it was apparently too punishing. Dark Souls is a niche game, and I – like many people – savor the difficulty. I want it to be hard as shit. I think Dark Souls was pretty much perfectly balanced as it was, with the exception of the ghosts coming through walls in New Londo.

The best solution and compromise I have heard for making the Souls series more accessible is adding an "easy" mode, but turning off trophies if you play on easy. I think that would be fair.
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Getowned  +   1007d ago
I like that they added the bonfires not because it makes it easier(IMO it dosen't really change it all that much, the game is still hard) but I like it because I like to play CO-OP I often help people and get help because I really love the co-op! lol
Merrill  +   1007d ago
My only real complaint was back stabbing should be removed all together in PVP.
Blastoise  +   1007d ago
It shouldn't, because there would be no use for the lighter weapons.

Edit@Below Okay, so what you meant to say was they should remove lagstabbing, not backstabbing...
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Merrill  +   1007d ago
It should because there is no point in PVP'ing. It's all lag back stabbing.
Getowned  +   1007d ago
they REALLY need to nurf back stabing, it's stupid and kills the fun of fighting when someone can 1 shot you in the back.
OcelotRigz  +   1007d ago
Cant wait for this, haven't played Souls in a while, gonna be rusty.
Didn't like the "adding more Bonfires" at first, but can see how it would be very useful to get to certain spots faster when you wanna do some co-op i.e. Dukes Archive.

Anyone know the price in euro? I'm assuming its the same as dollars, usually is, so €15, am i right or am i right...or am i right?
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3-4-5  +   1007d ago
Why do people like these death games ? Are people that obsessed with death and dark and evil things ?
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1007d ago
I agree, more hentai games should be released instead.

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