Dark Souls Impressions - The FINAL Update

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Honestly just don't play the game.

Don't even bother.

But I wanna hear the stories.

Like if he takes a wrong turn at the skeletons.
I mean it'll be funny for a while but it'll just be a sad thing to watch unfold after a while.


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hey
You don't have to, but only using 5 estus in long runs is going to be nigh impossible for someone who's going first time through.
You underestimate my power.™
NO... NO NO

YOU WILL DIE


 
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Yeah. Who says Verb can't just be a religious nutjob and cast heal spells all day?
If this is some kind of subtle *hint hint* type of thing, please refrain from that.

Stopped reading when I saw the profanity. That's just total smut. Where's your "class"?
Harmless words =/= smut. Sorry.


 
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Honestly just don't play the game.

Don't even bother.

But I wanna hear the stories.

Like if he takes a wrong turn at the skeletons.
I mean it'll be funny for a while but it'll just be a sad thing to watch unfold after a while.
The sheer number of blow ups will be fun though.


 
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Honestly just don't play the game.

Don't even bother.

But I wanna hear the stories.

Like if he takes a wrong turn at the skeletons.
I mean it'll be funny for a while but it'll just be a sad thing to watch unfold after a while.

Who the fuck ever said that Dark Souls was a happy game anyway?

You'd think the fucking title might be a dead giveaway that there's no sunshine to be found in Lordran anymore.


 
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Alright, enough talk on the multiplayer aspect. We're really getting off topic and just filling this thread with shitty posts. I'd rather it be more streamlined to see what Verbs impressions are.


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Yeah. Who says Verb can't just be a religious nutjob and cast heal spells all day?
If this is some kind of subtle *hint hint* type of thing, please refrain from that.

Stopped reading when I saw the profanity. That's just total smut. Where's your "class"?
Harmless words =/= smut. Sorry.
Breasts are also harmless.

Sorry.


 
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The sheer number of blow ups will be fun though.
There will be zero "blow ups." I don't get angry at video games, unless something extraordinarily stupid happens--which I'll be preventing by going Hollow.


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See you Cowgirl,
Someday, somewhere
I won't bother.

The fact that none of that stuff is available as Hollow is a game flaw that I will be taking note of. That's bad design.
It's only bad design if you suck at the game.
That's never a good rebuttal, especially with something like Souls.
Get good luci


 
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The sheer number of blow ups will be fun though.
There will be zero "blow ups." I don't get angry at video games, unless something extraordinarily stupid happens--which I'll be preventing by going Hollow.

If you don't have the urge to throw a controller when you get some cuntlord boss down to the last few hits and then get smashed to death when you mess up.

Well then good on you.


 
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The sheer number of blow ups will be fun though.
There will be zero "blow ups." I don't get angry at video games, unless something extraordinarily stupid happens--which I'll be preventing by going Hollow.
Aww. That's no fun.


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If you don't have the urge to throw a controller when you get some cuntlord boss down to the last few hits and then get smashed to death when you mess up.

Well then good on you.
I just think it's silly to get upset when I already know going in that I'm gonna die a lot.

It's like... That's exactly what I expect, so... Why get mad?

okay i'm getting really distracted bye
Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 07:18:39 PM by Fuddy Duddy II


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Alright, enough talk on the multiplayer aspect. We're really getting off topic and just filling this thread with shitty posts. I'd rather it be more streamlined to see what Verbs impressions are.
Shitty doesn't mean rule breaking. Shut your bitch mouth.


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And it's not a flaw. Just because it's some design you don't enjoy, doesn't make it a flaw. It's called a risk reward factor, and everyone who actually plays the game enjoys that.
It's a flaw. There's no logical reason to enjoy something like that. It's textbook bad game design.
literally no textbook says that


 
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If you don't have the urge to throw a controller when you get some cuntlord boss down to the last few hits and then get smashed to death when you mess up.

Well then good on you.
I just think it's silly to get upset when I already know going in that I'm gonna die a lot.

It's like... That's exactly what I expect, so... Why get mad?

okay i'm getting really distracted bye

Because, likely a decent number of times, you're might not be dying for the sake of dying. You're going to die because you made a mistake on your part.

Maybe you got a little overconfident. Maybe you figured you could get that shot in and risk taking a hit. Maybe you played too cautious. Maybe you got greedy.

That's not to say that some deaths are going to happen because you're thrown into a situation that's completely new to you and you have no idea what you're up against. But the most rage that I ever got out of this game was tiny little misshaps due to my own error in judgement.

Off the top of my head, for example. I kept getting destroyed by a boss. Mainly because every fucking time he wound up to do a seemingly speedy attack to get me to roll, he was actually feinting a slow attack to catch me as I rolled too early.

I saw the attack. I knew what it did and how to avoid it. But I got fucked by again and again until I learned not to instinctively spam the dodge button

Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 07:27:40 PM by Sandtrap


 
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Let's see if he can defeat the tutorial

:^)


 
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All right--minor setback. Won't be able to play tonight, but I'll surely be able to get rolling tomorrow. Sorry.


 
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Alright, enough talk on the multiplayer aspect. We're really getting off topic and just filling this thread with shitty posts. I'd rather it be more streamlined to see what Verbs impressions are.
Shitty doesn't mean rule breaking. Shut your bitch mouth.
I never said it was, I was just suggesting we stop since we all have done this before.

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Everybody dies at the Asylum Demon their first time. Anyone that says otherwise is a liar; it's a rite of passage.

I didn't.

Just because you couldn't beat him on your first try doesn't mean others couldn't.

You probably picked black firebombs as your starting gift you casual scum.

nope


 
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All right--minor setback. Won't be able to play tonight, but I'll surely be able to get rolling tomorrow. Sorry.
You build up my hopes just to RIP THEM APART


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I won't bother.

The fact that none of that stuff is available as Hollow is a game flaw that I will be taking note of. That's bad design.
It's only bad design if you suck at the game.
Except that doesn't make any sense. Even if I were the greatest Dark Souls player ever, I would still consider that shit design.

No player should ever be able to join your game without your permission. Ever.

That has absolutely nothing to do with player skill. It's about ethics.

This is why Dark Souls fans are so toxic and cancerous--any criticism at all is just met with the slack-jawed response of "get good," even if it doesn't even remotely apply to the criticism at hand.
Your only response is slack-jawed "it shouldn't be that way".
Why?
"because that's not how consent works"
Who says consent is the measure of value to a competitive game?
All games have variables that consent does no account for, what if your opponent is more skilled than you because of naturally fluid MMR? What happens if your opponent uses weapons or strategies you never explicitly permissed? Oh, that's because whether or not those things matters depends on the context of an individual game. Want to know why there aren't popular gametypes like that? Because it favors the home playing field at all times. You are only consenting to play when it is within your comfort zone. It is not an objectively worse or unethical design, it is a different design made for the purpose of incorporating elements of challenge and risk, because those elements are what make games rewarding when your risks pay off as a result of your skills. With this consent shite you are arbitrarily holding up as the standard of a game, you are just eliminating the value of game design itself.

It's like you're reading a book meant to be a tragedy and complaining that it is objectively worse to the reader because it doesn't make them feel happy in the end compared to a fairy-tale. You refuse to acknowledge what the intended effect of the damn thing is and then try to give it some objective value or quality.


 
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Also just become human at bonfires for the sake of additional potions, after that just go back to normal zombie man. I dont think you care about rare drops so you dont really have anyother reason to go human. If you do you can summon NPC helpers at certain parts but theyre not that great.

The game will be impossible with only 5 flasks though, dont do that to yourself.


 
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Also just become human at bonfires for the sake of additional potions, after that just go back to normal zombie man. I dont think you care about rare drops so you dont really have anyother reason to go human. If you do you can summon NPC helpers at certain parts but theyre not that great.

The game will be impossible with only 5 flasks though, dont do that to yourself.
Already tried to warn him. Let him.


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Are you coming on to me?


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You can however argue that the invasion system doesn't work well towards that effect. Because what most people will do is just disconnect themselves and only have to face the scripted encounters, which aren't up to par most of the time. I don't know if arbitrary number crunching is really a healthy way of solving that, but maybe stat bonuses like Chaos weapons with humanity would be good incentives to take on a heavier burden.

One aspect about the inbalance of invasions is it gives players insight in to the potential damage outputs and playstyles that can be had in the game, and sometimes some are more effective than others.
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Also just become human at bonfires for the sake of additional potions, after that just go back to normal zombie man. I dont think you care about rare drops so you dont really have anyother reason to go human. If you do you can summon NPC helpers at certain parts but theyre not that great.

The game will be impossible with only 5 flasks though, dont do that to yourself.
it's impossible if you dont play speedrun souls


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See you Cowgirl,
Someday, somewhere
Try destroy tongue but hole
Nice try skeleton