Dark Souls Impressions - The FINAL Update

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His eyebrows sparkling, his white beard hangs down to his chest. The thatched mats, spread outside his chise, spread softly, his splendid attos. He polishes, cross-legged, his makiri, with his eyes completely absorbed.

He is Ainu.

The god of Ainu Mosir, Ae-Oine Kamuy, descendant of Okiku-Rumi, He perishes, a living corpse. The summers day, the white sunlight, unabrushed, ends simply through his breath alone.
>nine pages
>Verb hasn't even started yet


 
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>nine pages
>Verb hasn't even started yet
i played last night (and if you would add me on PS3 you'd know that), so shut your STUPID face

updates will be slow-ish because college and life and stuff


 
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>nine pages
>Verb hasn't even started yet
i played last night (and if you would add me on PS3 you'd know that), so shut your STUPID face

updates will be slow-ish because college and life and stuff
good good


 
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thanks for reminding me to play offline, though

i have it so it automatically signs me in (because who doesn't), so i guess i gotta turn that shit off


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His eyebrows sparkling, his white beard hangs down to his chest. The thatched mats, spread outside his chise, spread softly, his splendid attos. He polishes, cross-legged, his makiri, with his eyes completely absorbed.

He is Ainu.

The god of Ainu Mosir, Ae-Oine Kamuy, descendant of Okiku-Rumi, He perishes, a living corpse. The summers day, the white sunlight, unabrushed, ends simply through his breath alone.
>nine pages
>Verb hasn't even started yet
i played last night (and if you would add me on PS3 you'd know that), so shut your STUPID face

updates will be slow-ish because college and life and stuff
I haven't touched my PS3 in months tbh, I've been distracted by R E A D I N G.


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Is DS1 going to be backwards-compatible on XOne, does anyone know? I'll probably have another stab at it if it does.



 
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Is DS1 going to be backwards-compatible on XOne, does anyone know? I'll probably have another stab at it if it does.
I don't think so.

Maybe when dks3 comes out they'll do what some other people are doing and include it if you buy dks3 digitally and Xbox messages you the code for the game.

But I really don't know


 
 
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Is DS1 going to be backwards-compatible on XOne, does anyone know? I'll probably have another stab at it if it does.
Main reason backwards compatibility is such a shit is because of licensing and contracts. That kind of stuff goes down easier with some companies than others. I wouldn't just rule it out, but I don't think it's very likely at this point. I agree with Ender that DS3 might be a good gateway, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too high.
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Is DS1 going to be backwards-compatible on XOne, does anyone know? I'll probably have another stab at it if it does.
Main reason backwards compatibility is such a shit is because of licensing and contracts. That kind of stuff goes down easier with some companies than others. I wouldn't just rule it out, but I don't think it's very likely at this point. I agree with Ender that DS3 might be a good gateway, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too high.

I got it on GWG a while back so I have it on my account. If it goes on BC like ender said, I'll still be able get it.


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
They should re-release DS1 on PS4 around the time DS3 comes out


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
Fucking demon's souls. I've only beaten it once and I neeeeed to play it again. That's what verb should be playing tbh.


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
Also you consented when you bought the game, you twat.


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Oh and don't forget the Dark Souls rule of thumb


 
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Oh and don't forget the Dark Souls rule of thumb

minor nitpick:

i really don't like how the series uses roman numerals

"Dark Souls 3" looks so much better than "Dark Souls III," which just looks awkward

update coming tomorrow


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This thread has given me the biggest blue balls.


 
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This thread has given me the biggest blue balls.

Arbiter of Judgement scum.


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I aint a fun killer, I always roll dragon.


 
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This thread has given me the biggest blue balls.

Arbiter of Judgement scum.
I aint a fun killer, I always roll dragon.

Literally a closet scalie.


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This thread has given me the biggest blue balls.

Arbiter of Judgement scum.
I aint a fun killer, I always roll dragon.

Literally a closet scalie.
Literally no fun allowed.


 
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This thread has given me the biggest blue balls.

Arbiter of Judgement scum.
I aint a fun killer, I always roll dragon.

Literally a closet scalie.
Literally no fun allowed.

Metaphorically speaking, that is.


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I'll start playing later in the afternoon.


 
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I'll start playing later in the afternoon.
i played last night (and if you played this on PS3 you'd know that), so shut your STUPID face

updates will be slow-ish because college and life and stuff
Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 07:47:07 AM by Fuddy Duddy II


 
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"You need to be signed in to PlayStation®Network to access Network Pla--"
yeah, go fuck yourself

"Start game in Offline Mode"




"Adjust brightness until flame is visible and dragon invisible."

okay so does that mean barely visible, or visible enough that i'd be able to identify what i'm looking at?

because i can barely make out the flame at the default setting, but maybe i should shift it over to 6 or 7

does that make me a casual

am i a casual if i don't play this at the lowest brightness setting, or what

i'm going with the default brightness; fuck you



LOL there's an option to turn off blood. "Yeah, I know I'm fighting all these crazy eldritch abominations and doing all sorts of crazy shit--as long as I don't see any red stuff, I'm good." Damn. What a mega casual, am I right? XD

Yeah, I'm gonna be shitting all over stereotypical Dark Souls fans all throughout this playthrough. Don't you worry.



Here's my character:

Name: Verbatim (thought about going with my real name, Jacob, but eh whatever)
Sex: Male ("Abilities not affected." I appreciate that heavily.)
Class: Wanderer (Literally none of them seemed appealing to me, at all, SOOO fuck it. Probably the worst option.)
Gift: Tiny Being's Ring (No way to gauge what the best option is. Why is there so much useless shit, anyway?)
Physique: Average
Face: Astora Noble (Tried to find the one that looks most like me <_<)
Hair: Short (They all look so bad...)
Color: Dark Brown

I tried going for all the options that I went for last time, two years ago, but... I can't remember any of this shit.

I remember seeing the Pendant gift and rolling my eyes. Haha, le useless item meme xDDD! Dumb.

Stats
Level: 3 (why do they start you off at different levels depending on the class?...)
Vitality: 10
Attunement: 11 (Assuming this is magic, or something...)
Endurance: 10
Strength: 10
Dexterity: 14 (Wanderers have high dexterity--I don't really know what that means, though.)
Resistance: 12 (What's the difference between Endurance and Resistance?)
Intelligence: 11 (I wonder what is this for.)
Faith: 8 (Not sure what this is for, either, but I'm sure I'll learn.)
Humanity: 0
I don't know what any of these stats mean or do, so yeah. Hoping for the... not-worst <_<

I have to say--I'm a fan of the minimalism. There's not a whole lot of options, but there's... just enough. Like, it could probably go with a few more hair options, but in general, I fucking hate wasting my time on these bullshit character customizers--and this game doesn't really waste your time as much as, say, Bethesda would. So that's cool.

Now onto the game itself, I suppose.



So, the first time I played this game, I stopped before you had your second run-in with the asylum demon. I noticed a couple of pranksters had placed a couple of stupid messages here and there (one of them praising the sun towards the beginning--which was fortunately absent this time around. Fuck your retarded-ass memes). One of the messages was placed near the staircase that drops a boulder on you--it said something along the lines of, "Go up here, there's treasure" or something. Instantly, I knew it was a trick, and just to confirm it, I went up the stairs, and lo and behold, it was a trick. That was the straw that broke the camel's back for me, so early on.

Now that I've replayed it offline, the message was fucking gone this time. I saw the boulder coming--I didn't avoid it because I was trying to remember how to roll, and I didn't remember in time. Oh well. But yeah, no--with the retarded messages gone, this game is going to be much, much more tolerable to play.

Anyway, I really kinda like the game feel so far. Your character controls very smoothly, and the buttons feel... mostly well-placed. Everything is very responsive and fluid, which is great--except for the combat, of course. I understand that the delays on your sword swings are intentional--the OG Castlevania games did the same thing, and they were all good. It's just something I'll have to get used to, because it does feel a little awkward. I haven't quite mastered parrying at all, yet--I'm sure that's something I'm gonna want to learn how to do.

The first time I met the Asylum Demon two years ago (does he have a name?), I died a whole bunch of times. I kept trying to fight him with the broken sword, and I wasn't faring very well at all. By the time I reached the message that tells you to just book it, I had already suffered a lot of deaths--I thought I was supposed to find the key to the door he was guarding by luring him around the little corridor, and provoking him to smash the entire place up in search for the key. Maybe it was in one of those big pots, or something. That ended up not being the case--you're just supposed to run from him by finding a door to the left. Never fought him again after that, because I quit before then.

This time around, I was feeling kinda cheeky--I wanted to see if I could fight him with the broken sword. I actually got a whole bunch of hits in, but he eventually got me, so I said fuck it. Went above the asylum, learned how to do a plunging strike, jumped from the balcony or whatever, and boom, there goes half of his life bar. Nice. After that, it was easy pickings--provoke him to attack, roll out of the way, and strike him when he's recovering. I didn't even have to use any Estus flask.

Even though the demon was easy, the fight still felt like an ordeal (thanks to the music and the sheer size of the thing) so beating him felt pretty good. I think that's probably where a lot of the game's "difficulty" is gonna come from--the game tries to psych you out and make you dread fighting these things, and the fear evoked tends to fuck with your performance a lot. I think that's kinda cool--I like boss battles that make you feel something, but the difficulty is more psychological than technical. At least, from what I can tell so far.

I'm in this new place now. I forget what it's called, but I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. I lit the bonfire and tried to relinquish my Hollow status, but I don't have any Humanity right now. Not sure how you get that stuff yet.

We'll see what happens from here, then...
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so yeah sorry for the delay

i'm playing again now


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
He's going to end up loving Dark Souls. Just watch.


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So have you played an yet? I don't want to read through all the arguing
I'll quote this post again when Verbatim's playtrough starts.


 
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Gentlemen, on this fine day we've passed a landmark point in or long campaign. There were many challenges along the way. Many obstacles and struggles. But finally, we did it. This is only the start. Let us congratulate those brave men, whom today, got past the dark souls tutorial.

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Gentlemen, on this fine day we've passed a landmark point in or long campaign. There were many challenges along the way. Many obstacles and struggles. But finally, we did it. This is only the start. Let us congratulate those brave men, whom today, got past the dark souls tutorial.

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Doot Doot for good Calcium and Humanity


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
Have you got the hang of parrying yet?


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I'm in this new place now. I forget what it's called, but I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about.
Firelink Shrine.

I hope you can appreciate the music; it's going to be one of the tracks you'll hear most.