Dark Souls Impressions - The FINAL Update

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Were the video skips in the first half intentional?

Also, when the tree-folk grab you, they don't let go. They just consume everything you have and step on your broken body.

Vaatividya has a similar philosophy on cutting out the boring inbetween bits and getting to the highlights. I appreciate it when people do that. It shows they also appreciate my time.


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well, now that the duperbowl's over, i suppose i can post my test video now

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we're back

>720p
>60fps

only the best for my lovelies

So, do you think you guys would like this format, or nah? I might try post-commentary next time.
You do have a nice voice for this kind of thing. Seeing you in action makes me really excited for how you'll be playing by end game, there's lots of little optimizations you can make to your playstyle that speedup combat.

real spoilers
hype for beavis and butthead given his reaction to multiple enemies.


 
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well, now that the duperbowl's over, i suppose i can post my test video now

YouTube

we're back

>720p
>60fps

only the best for my lovelies

So, do you think you guys would like this format, or nah? I might try post-commentary next time.
10/10 stopped taking care of my bleeding head to like, rate, and subscribe

also when you got grabbed, if you spam buttons you sometimes get out quicker, but it's mostly you having to sit through the rape.
Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 10:41:42 PM by Ender


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
Would you consider a hidden bonfire location as spoilers? Because I found it really hard to notice it without actually knowing it was there.


 
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Would you consider a hidden bonfire location as spoilers? Because I found it really hard to notice it without actually knowing it was there.
Put it in spoilers, but post it.

When I first played, my friend had to show it to me.


 
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Were the video skips in the first half intentional?
absolutely--editing is gonna be a necessity for this game

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I appreciate it when people do that. It shows they also appreciate my time.
yeah

rather unlike this game :^)

jk

sorta


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
There's a hidden bonfire that you ran past, around the area with
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That door you couldn't open. Check the walls.

Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 10:35:02 PM by Tengen Toppa Big Boss


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"flaming nipple chops"-Your host, the man they call Ghost.

To say, 'nothing is true', is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say, 'everything is permitted', is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic.
Would you consider a hidden bonfire location as spoilers? Because I found it really hard to notice it without actually knowing it was there.
Put it in spoilers, but post it.

When I first played, my friend had to show it to me.
There's normally signs near it online.


 
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Would you consider a hidden bonfire location as spoilers? Because I found it really hard to notice it without actually knowing it was there.
Yeah, I would. Like Ender said, feel free to post anything you want in spoilers--if I ask for it, you can tell me. Thanks.


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
Would you consider a hidden bonfire location as spoilers? Because I found it really hard to notice it without actually knowing it was there.
Put it in spoilers, but post it.

When I first played, my friend had to show it to me.
There's normally signs near it online.

Verb aint playing online



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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
Would you consider a hidden bonfire location as spoilers? Because I found it really hard to notice it without actually knowing it was there.
Yeah, I would. Like Ender said, feel free to post anything you want in spoilers--if I ask for it, you can tell me. Thanks.

Oh alrighty then, it's there in spoilers anyway. Go free and discover it. It's handy.


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"flaming nipple chops"-Your host, the man they call Ghost.

To say, 'nothing is true', is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say, 'everything is permitted', is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic.
Would you consider a hidden bonfire location as spoilers? Because I found it really hard to notice it without actually knowing it was there.
Put it in spoilers, but post it.

When I first played, my friend had to show it to me.
There's normally signs near it online.

Verb aint playing online
O I see the no fun is allowed is in effect.


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yeah

rather unlike this game :^)

jk

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No, I think your point on this game's use of player time has merit. I think grinding is almost always a poor design choice from an engagement perspective. It's why I don't do mmos. They bore me to tears.

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Though I don't really like this video that much (deadlock kind of rubs me wrong) I think it brings up an interesting point at 8:00. It's an extension of Egoraptor's Sequilitis commentary on Ocarina's wait-styled combat. As someone who's playing through it for the first time, is this comparison a fair argument, do you think?


 
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Yeah, I've seen that video, and I love it. I kinda forgot all about it, actually. It's nice to see that my concerns are shared.


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Yeah, I've seen that video, and I love it. I kinda forgot all about it, actually. It's nice to see that my concerns are shared.
I don't think the two combat systems are directly comparable like the video makes it seem, but that moment gave me pause and I questioned my experience. That's part of the reason I like DS. I can question it and hold it accountable all I want. The design ethos allows me to do that in every aspect of the game.


 
 
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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
No way of really escaping the tree people's eating attack once they have a hold of you, but mashing the triggers and buttons helps you get out of their grip sooner.

Also, try lowering your shield more. Holding it up drastically slows your stamina recovery (try draining all your stamina and see how fast it refills by just standing still compared to when blocking), and there's several instances in the video where you're well out of range of any attack yet still hold your shield up, keeping your stamina at a minimum. And while attacking with your shield up might be good in some circumstances, it shouldn't be your default attack. I seem to remember it uses more stamina, deals less damage and has a shorter range. It can be good to get counter attacks off (you deal increased counter damage when attacking while your enemy is attacking himself) or to play it really safe (you used it well when fighting the 3 trees at the same time), but it really should not be your default way of using the spear due to the drawbacks.

Oh and if things seem a little too tough to be right (such as doing 10 damage a hit to a massive stone knight), it might be an indication you're not exactly going the right way. Dark Souls is tough, but it's not unreasonably difficult.

I don't fight anything in that area,
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I just run straight to the butterfly


 
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MORONS!!!!!!!!

Nah I honestly don't know much about Lovecraftian stuff.
Looks like you need to do some reading as much as need to watch that stuff you sent me.


 
 
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fuck you
yfw Verb has the perfect lets player voice.


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
I love your laugh

It cracks me up


 
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You will find out who you are not a thousand times, before you ever discover who you are. I hope you find peace in yourself and learn to love instead of hate.
 Darkroot gardens really matches your profile pic on youtube


 
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O I see the no fun is allowed is in effect.
I think the thrill of using your wits to find hidden places by your lonesome pretty much trumps being told everything there is to know about the game, spoiling it in the process. Thanks for the concern, though. :)


 
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Oh yeah, Verb, it's a fortress, not forest. I noticed this before when you were posting about it, but the area behind the gate is Sen's Fortress, not forest. Watching the video now.
my b

I just saw a bunch of trees and assumed the obvious. Darkroot is the forest.
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Also, try lowering your shield more.
Yeah, I've been meaning to, but I get nervous around new enemies, since I don't know their attack patterns yet. I already know about its utility--just something I need to master, I guess.
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Oh and if things seem a little too tough to be right (such as doing 10 damage a hit to a massive stone knight), it might be an indication you're not exactly going the right way. Dark Souls is tough, but it's not unreasonably difficult.
Yeah, that was in the back of my mind. I've been in two situations already where I thought to myself, "Yeah, these enemies are too tough--I must be in the wrong place," and that ended up being the case.

I have to say, that's a pretty awesome way of leading players in the right direction.
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MORONS!!!!!!!!

Nah I honestly don't know much about Lovecraftian stuff. I do know Bloodborne is a giant love letter to it though, just like Dragons Dogma is a giant love letter to Berserk.

But yeah, take a looksie at this to get what I mean.

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You know I always for some reason felt reminded of berserk when i play DS but it was never anything solid..well now i know i'm not just crazy.


 
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Doing some grinding. I'll spare you guys that footage.


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Make sure you tell us when you get to Blightown asap so we can make sure you don't miss something super super cool in the game that's kind of tucked away.


 
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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
Make sure you tell us when you get to Blightown asap so we can make sure you don't miss something super super cool in the game that's kind of tucked away.

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Ash Lake?