The official European box art, first screens, in addition to a list of new content have been revealed by Namco Bandai Games for their upcoming PC game, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.
WHY? JUST WHY???
Why are they using GFWL?that service is just awful and buggy/late with patches...
Heres trailer: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Skyrim also had GFWL but used steam so hopefully it's like that.
It's bad because the online features would require that garbage GFWL crap
skyrim was just gfw, theres a difference.
As kevnb said, there's a big difference between GFW and GFWL. GFW is just a certification stating that the game meets certain quality requirements regarding installation, 64-bit support, and other things. GFWL is an actual service managing online features of the game, save management, and patching. The only problem is, it doesn't do any of those things well. Even worse, Microsoft doesn't even really support it any more, so there's no chance of improvement. Mixing Dark Souls with GFWL's propensity to lose or corrupt saves is a recipe for disaster.
That sucks, does that mean it's guaranteed to not use steam? Guess I might have to just wait for the DLC for the PS3 version if it is the case.
The game could still be on Steam but also require you to download that GFWL crap for its online features...many GFWL titles are on Steam to be honest...
I must say the artwork looks more badass than the original North American boxart by far.....
Its a bad choice making it GFWL
God I'm drooling for the new monsters, armor and weapons, new areas to explore, and new NPC's. Console owners better get it first via DLC before this releases in late August.
holy crap why GFWL!? that crap is buggy and awful. Won't be buying the game unless I can find a crack to get rid of that ugly aspect.
it will probably get overshadowed somewhat by diablo 3, but I cant wait to play this game at a higher res and a stable framerate! Playing it on 360 now and I love it despite its technical shortcomings. Im really worried about gfwl though, on batman arkham city they used some drm on the saves that could nuke them.
I DEMAND the PS3 and 360 get the matchmaking system as a patch!
jealous, i hope so bad the extra content comes to consoles
Well it WAS a day 1 for me, but with buggy gfwl, I will wait to see if there are any major issues like most gfwl games.
I'm sorry. Really I am... But I am laughing my ass off. The outcry for a PC version was so great that From & Bamco listened... and the release is imminent. No "official word" on console DLC, but they are doing the same thing in reverse with the Witcher 2 next week, so I'm hopeful. But its not good enough. Oh no. Not by a long shot. Why? GFWL. Now from what I've read people won't be buying it for that sole reason. You all crack me up. Let the Disagrees rain!!!
I agree I think people should be happy that they are porting this to PC, but they all have a point too. GFWL is a terrible service and I hope it doesn't hold the game back because of MS attitude towards the service is nothing short of shocking. Im still getting this day one! My PS3 broke before christmass and I don't have the money to get it replaced and didn't get too far into Dark Souls at all! So I cannot wait to play this on PC
GFWL is not so bad for SP games, unless there are data losses like Batman: AC. However in a MP focused game it generally results in a complete lag fest, the netcode is terrible. Not to mention there is no protection against hacks and cheats such as VAC and Punkbuster. Also, being a GFWL title, there are some people in the world who cannot even play the game without a crack because GFWL is not supported in their country.
I have never used GFWL, why is it so awful?
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