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Dark Souls beaten in 1 hour 26 minutes; Exemplary Display of Skill Shown

GB : Check out this amazing speedrun of Dark Souls. I can't believe people have skills to beat the game like this. Although, this isn't surprising as, if you know the levels well and enemy patterns well, you can blaze through the game as well. But in 1 hour 26 minutes? No way.

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Karooo2927d ago

It's really amazing how these people are able to play so fast, so skilled.

Tanir2927d ago

yeah sorta makes no sense they beat it this fast......makes zero sense lol

n4gisatroll2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

After beating DS I can beat it within a few hours. It's believable.

NatureOfLogic2927d ago

Did he beat the game from fresh start or NG+? If he beat from a fresh start I'd be amazed.

crxss2926d ago (Edited 2926d ago )

i beat Demon's Souls and with that game it's pretty believable to beat it within an hour or two after getting the hang of it... but Dark Souls? game kicks my ass more than Demon's Souls did initially, maybe watching this speedrun will help me out. i feel like after i beat Dark Souls it'll be a lot easier.

GrieverSoul2926d ago

I think my 3rd run on Demons Souls took me about 3 to 4 hours in. I knew what I had to do and avoid.

This guy, however, just shows a "feature" in the game. We see an enemy and decide to battle him to get his souls. However, some fights are better to be avoided and this guys just shows us that. Sometimes its my greed that makes me die in the game. Just because that enemy drops 1000 souls makes my greed cloud reason and I engage battle. Thats the beauty of the Souls games.

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WildArmed2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Personally i don't think it's hard as most people imagine.
If you finish the game a few times, you pretty much learn all the spawn points and enemy patterns.

I know I could finish Demon Souls with in an hour or two by the time I point it down.

And even less if I did a NG+. (NG+ take about 45 mins or less)

But it does take patience and persistent on the player's part, so kudos to him.

rumplstilts2926d ago

"If you finish the game a few times, you pretty much learn all the spawn points and enemy patterns. "

This doesn't have anything to do with difficulty. the same could be said of Contra, which is widely considered a difficult game.

karl2926d ago

well.. first time it took me like 12 hours i think

my NG+ was about three hours and half

thats just the way demon souls was... im getting the hang of dark souls much faster i can say ..

but without a nexus its bound to take longer

WildArmed2926d ago (Edited 2926d ago )

@rumplstilts

The there is a big difference between a side-scroller shooter vs action-RPG.

The hardest part of demons souls was figuring out boss tactics.. some worked REALLY well, while others don't work at all.

Once you the the best tactic, you could fall the boss within seconds.

But in Contra, it was all you and your gun baby <3

Bits-N-Kibbles2926d ago

savor the moments and terror. Not run by it all. Stop and smell the roses, then die. Sounds like it could be applied to real life.

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Jonah_Reese2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Demons, only explanation.

rowdyBOY2927d ago

is that necessary as news .
it actually turns people off from buying the game .
these stupid articles should be banned

JsonHenry2927d ago

Yes, it qualifies as news. On this site. But I don't think they should be banned. It would not have turned me off from buying it. And I have a sneaky suspicion that MOST of the people that watched this already bought it.

HardCover2927d ago

Any gamer that would be put off from Dark Souls by this article is not a gamer worth having on this site.

BlackTar1872926d ago

no what we need is article now how th game is only 1.5 hrs long and that were getting ripped off.

eak32927d ago

agreed. I remember way back in the day when Resident Evil just came out and people would beat the game only using the knife. It still seems impossible to me. Some players just excel at these kind of things.

Sony3602927d ago

You can't kill that which has no life.

_Aarix_2926d ago

I remember that from south park lol

admiralvic2926d ago

Yes/No... esp no in this case. (for this alone im expecting hell ><)

The souls games are about learning from your mistakes and knowing what to do when. Naturally it will become second nature if done enough times.

I could yammer on about this all day. Long story short... it just proves that they got the games base concept and nothing more. Still a feat nontheless I guess.

MEsoJD2926d ago

It would only be impressive if it was his first play through. This just goes to show you that you don't forget in this game.

Ranich2926d ago

How the hell would you be able to do a speed run on a game, especially beating a game in such a quick time, on your first playthrough knowing absolutely where nothing is or what happens throughout the game?

BlackTar1872926d ago

meso i thin k means its okay if he knows where everything is just restart the game completely so you are bare bones and no levels

showtimefolks2926d ago

i like to take my time and not just run through it. I know the purpose for this video is just to show the skills and to show that it can be done. But most of the times we buy games and enjoy them instead of just running though them

kramun2926d ago

Yes but the whole point of speedruns is to go through the game as fast as possible, hence the name 'speedrun'.

I'm sure the guy played through it the same as the rest of us when he first got it and played it, so he got the enjoyment of playing it normally. Now he's obviously tried to go through it as fast as possible to set a record, which is adding to his enjoyment of the game even further. I think he's getting his moneys worth.

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AKS2926d ago

This guy had rang the first bell by 11 min., 17 seconds. I must say that I'm pretty amazed by that.

It seems like Dark Souls hasn't been out long enough for people to already be this good at this game.

Gambit072926d ago

Came out in Japan earlier, I believe.

Legion2926d ago

The guy has skills. He plays this game like a rubiks cube champion.

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TopDudeMan2927d ago

I'm at 26 hours and have just reached anor londo. That's perspective for you.

juggulator2927d ago

About 70 hrs and I haven't even reached Anor Londo.

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nix2927d ago

even i haven't opened my copy. am scared. the scars from the DS have yet to heal.

GrieverSoul2926d ago

On a serious note, Im 15 horus in and I dont even know what Anor Londo is.... -_-

pcz2927d ago

im 1000 hours in and i still haven't bought my copy

TopDudeMan2927d ago

Am I the only one who doesn't get this joke?^^^^

RIPSKATEDESTROY2927d ago

no i get it, the game is hard

pcz2926d ago

2000 hours in and i haven't even read the reviews :O

Asthenos2926d ago

Try playing with a melee/ranged only character; it took me like 70+ to beat the game even though I did most of the side quests and missed only two side bosses

TopDudeMan2926d ago (Edited 2926d ago )

Mines is a dexterity build. I use no magic. I'm struggling...

I use my Iaito.

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RyuDrinksTheDew2927d ago

maaan, if i wasnt such a big p**sy, i would totally get this game.

anyways, i seriously never even considered someone doing it this fast.

from what ive heard, you can get 50 hours in and not even scratch the surface.

Tanir2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

ur a ninja gaiden fan and your scared of this game? come on dude! lol

we know from your pro pic that you like it hard!

EDIT @ RYU

true true.......then play as a thief and focus on speed. quick attacks, fast dodging, thats how I play.

its pretty fun, im sure you would love it, 100% sure.

when I couldnt roll fast i would rather take off armor to not sacrifice speed.

RyuDrinksTheDew2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

true, but its a different kind of hard.

in Ninja Gaiden, you have insane agility to dodge attacks from the get go.

edit: thanks man, you and juggulator helped me decide to get this game.

i didnt know you could be a very quick character.

juggulator2927d ago

You can become a ninja in dark souls. It takes the combination of a certain armor set, a ring, and a two-handed katana. I won't spoil anything for anyone but I will say that I have it(excapt for the katana,Strength is too low) and it RULES.

RyuDrinksTheDew2927d ago

duuude, i did NOT know that.

you might have just encouraged me to make a purchase.

davidmccue2926d ago

Got the ring, just need get the armor from the painted world.

JsonHenry2927d ago

You won't regret getting this game man. Just buy it.

Ascalon942927d ago

If your not sure about getting the game then go get demons souls first for about 15-20 bucks

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bigrob9042927d ago

u cant enjoy the game playing it so fast.

Lovable2927d ago

It's like food...you have to savor it. hmm nom nom nom

LOGICWINS2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

They probably enjoyed it the first time through and spent 100+ hours learning the nuances of the game..then they did the speed run for bragging rights.

Bimkoblerutso2927d ago

Speedrun Man takes no joy in his profession.

helghast1022927d ago

I hate people who say this kind of shit on speedrun videos, HOW DO YOU THINK HE DID IT THIS FAST? He's played the game inside and out, he's had a ton of fun with it, and now for the bragging right he's made a speedrun, where is the problem? It's mighty impressive.
Stop being such a cockmongler.

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Nes_Daze2927d ago

Exemplary display of having too much time on one's hands.

tickticktick2927d ago

You're a gamer. Gamers have nothing but too much time on their hands.

Nes_Daze2926d ago

Really? this guy had to have had more than one playthrough, I am a gamer, but I'm not the type that completes a game in about an hour to prove something, one can be a gamer and juggle other things in the outside world you know.

DragonKnight2926d ago

1 and a half hours is too much time? Wow, I guess you play games for like 5 minutes a week then right?