Dark, difficult and unforgiving, From Software's dungeon crawlers are also incredibly popular. Here's what makes them so appealing despite being so darn hard.
You know every time you die in demon's/dark souls that it was your fault. You did something stupid or you made a mistake or misjudgement. They are very fair, but unforgiving.
Yup the animations are fluid. Its all about being patient and paying attention to your surroundings. And learning from your mistakes
It also challenges different skill sets. In fps it's about reflex. Rpg's are thinking and planning. Dark Souls combine both. You can't bully your way through this. Great game if you want to see where your skills are.
"Other games try to add tension with "gotcha" scares and macabre imagery; in Dark Souls and Demon's Souls, the tension is built into the very fabric of the game itself." This is a perfect statement. This is why games, and even recent horror movies are no longer scary. They attempt to scare you with quick moments of something jumping out at you, but it doesn't last and is only good for a quick jump. Like the sentence said, Demon's/Dark Souls have a very eerie feel to them throughout the entire games. The music and atmosphere make it that way, and that is how games should be scary.
"They are very fair, but unforgiving." So true. There are some games that drives me insanely crazy. Crazy enough to throw the controller sometimes. But neither Demon nor Dark Souls is like those. It just requires some observation and patience while most of the other games that makes me throw the controller are just plain cheap. Both Souls games are beautifully designed and I hope they make more of them without sacrificing anything.
Try it. You'll understand then. (DUH!)
Read the article. You'll understand then.
The Pure CHALLENGE!! I'm playing with a depraved character. It made me double guess my choice a few times.
Demon Souls was one of the few games I played this generation that actually made me walk to take in the sights and forced me to think outside of the box. I had a similar feeling when I first played Monster Hunter in the past but it never truly grabbed me at a personal level like this and to think I ran into the title by mistake. I knew Dark Souls was going to be a vast overhaul of the previous title but what really surprised me is that nothing was changed to cater mainstream like most sequels have done back this generation then floundered in the process. It was a bold move by From Software but it looks like it's paying them off nice. My only wish is that the rest of the series (if there is a continuation) returns to the hands of Atlus so better content outside of the game can be produced for diehard fans such as myself. If not, as long as they manage to personify loneliness and desolation with brutal but fair gameplay to back it up consider me an eager buyer for this gem and will always have the below reaction when I pick up a new Souls' title.... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I haven't even got to the gargoyle boss yet and im already 20 hours in at level 22.
LOL I thought I was the only one to do this.
Never played Demon's Souls but I was aware of the mayhem and madness yet sad that it was a PS3 exclusive. Long story short, I got Dark Souls Wednesday afternoon and fell in love. This game is phenomenal, and addictive on so many levels;words can began to describe love/hate relationship I have for this game. My wife walked in the room and saw me get torn apart by the Capra Demon and couldn't walk away. She even helped me revise my strategy and execution...gotta love that.
god damn capra demon!!
Odd, I thought Capra Demon was easy, the Bell Gargoyles gave me some ridiculous problems.
Lol. I know right. As soon as you come through that door it's over. After the 20th try tho, I beat his ass without taking one hit. That was sheer luck because I didn't take any hits from the two dogs either. @BiggCmanb The Bell Gargoyles were two easy. I didn't get hit while fighting them either. I did summon that Knight on the far end of the bridge with the red dragon on it to help me and they wee so busy with him that I just stood back and launched mad Soul Arrows until they were both finished.
Those armored enemies that rolled and the ghostly enemies that blasted you with blue lasers game me hell more then once. Demon Souls is a great game and all but sorely tests my patience. You know I haven't been able to beat that stupid fire creature yet to this day. I try following the walkthroughs and powering myself up but he STILL kills me. Any thoughts?
You mean flamelurker? Take the purple shield and put the flame resistance ring. Shield yourself from the combo, attack one or two times and roll away fast, keep doing that and youll be fine.
Okay, I'll try but i am not sure I can use the purple shield. Doesn't that belong to a certain class or something? Also I heard about the sticky white stuff being effective against him. Is that true?
Well i was a temple knight didnt have to much trouble with it, the trick to demon soul at least for me was to cap stamina really fast and have a decent amount of vitality. I didnt have too much trouble with flamelurker when i tried him, but if you have too much trouble with him summon someone up youll be fine. About the item you mention not sure, i was a blessed build my weapons couldnt be enchanted or boosted in any way as far as i know so all those items didnt have any value to me.
The more I hear about this; the more I want to hurry up and pick it up.. Damn budget!
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