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Dark Souls...

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CA-WOLF Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...is soo much fun!
This is the first time I thought that dying in a game can be fun!

What do you think about this masterpiece, what is your build, what is your everything!?
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almathecute Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The game has a good concept.. But I dont like that every time I die.... THE ENMIES SPAWN IN THE SAME FUCKING PLACE. it totally ruined my engrossment and the respawning became monotonous and boring.
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Allocer2009 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Rarely do I play a game for the longest since Dungeon Keeper 2. I made character builds based on the knights of Gwyn, an Astora knight (as a "protagonist"), a Paladin, a Darkwraith, and a pvp knight build (using heavy crossbows, a mace, and a Halberd). In pvp, I triumphly crush players, especially magic users, by pummeling with crossbow bolts and slices with my Halberd. I even leave my invasion signs in the Undead burg to challange and fight players, and boy its enjoyable to either win a fight or die trying.

I had a good 5 minute fight against a player in his world, me being a heavy knight versus his nimble spell caster/rogue build. I died, but I felt good! dropping each other's life to 20%, break out, heal, then back to the fight.
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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
A game where you are more likely to throw you controller at the tv than to play, am I right? :D
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CA-WOLF Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I've got Dark Souls: Preapare to die edition, for pc.
They're not kidding! :D
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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I just have the regular version so.
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Requiemthefallen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I only got to try two hours, but I really liked what I played. Although I really have got to compliment, above all else, how they made learning the game's mechanics so smooth and progressive. After spending a healthy time practicing combat on skeletons with my sword hilt (I didn't realize at first that I had been given a full sword), I was able to survive the boss because of the similar concepts at play. Hand holding devs like Nintendo could seriously learn from From Software.
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CA-WOLF Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A random player invaded my game and dropped something for me: a dragon tooth!
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Warobb Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Writer
Sadly, I play as a 2-hand-sword user. It's good vs some minor enemies, but vs bosses, 1-hand works a lot better, not to mention that MAGIC is super strong in this game, especially in PvP :(
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Allocer2009 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
That's why I carry my heavy crossbow, a shot in the face will stop them from casting, along with a jab with my Halberd:)
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I have about 12 builds, but my favorite is my SL120 STR-based darkmoon
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Draw-Over Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have not beaten this game if unless you have melee'd the Four Kings with power within, with no help on New Game +++ only then are you the chosen undead.
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I soloed 4kings on SL1 with power within, get on my level
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Draw-Over Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooooooh shit son! Ok now with the starting broken sword and no armor...
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I believe I was armorless during the fight in order to fastroll, but that isn't much of an accomplishment because armor isn't terribly useful
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Draw-Over Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah mobility over defense in both Souls games.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
See, the thing with Dark Souls is... I REALLY want to play it but it scares the ever-loving shit out of me. I might give it a go anyway though since I'm a glutton for punishment.
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
it really isn't that bad
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've heard that it's ridiculously unforgiving. :stare:
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
the worst thing that will happen to you is respawning at a bonfire

the exception is getting cursed, but let's just say smart people don't get cursed
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CA-WOLF Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the first game I've enjoyed getting killed in.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I played it for 10 hours and then forgot to save

Well that's it for me
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
you're probably full of shit because dark souls is fully reliant on an autosave function
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I didn't lose the 20 hours, but I did lose about 2. I got to a campfire and turned off the system before it autosaved I guess. Entirely my fault, yes, but I had not really been enjoying the game up until that point and that was the final nail in the coffin
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CA-WOLF Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It saves every 10 seconds or so, so you should still have your game saved.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Well then I'm not sure what the hell happened
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elgordo11 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My build.... 99 everything hoo-rah!
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Played it for about 2 hours and haven't really picked it up since then. I just didn't get used to the combat and got pretty tired of being frustrated. Besides, not being able to pause does not add difficulty, it's just fucking annoying and a stupid mechanic.

I'm hoping to pick it up again when I'm in the mood for an RPG, but for now it's collecting dust.
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ReluctantZombie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit are you serious

I was considering picking it up, but the lack of a pause button completely puts me off the game. Thanks for saving me the money!
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yup, I'm serious. It's definitely not a game for everyone. I tried to like it, I really did, but the frustrating features plus the horrible fanbase turns me off from the game completely.
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
if they added a pause feature it would completely interfere with the multiplayer design

if you need to leave, quit the game
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, so I guess options are a thing of the past. So is wanting to play by yourself. :|
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
you want the developers to waste time making it able for you to choose between pausing and quitting the game, something that accomplishes the exact same thing and would be an exercise in redundancy

that's stupid

if you want to play by yourself, there's an offline mode
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The ability to pause a game is probably the most important aspect of game mechanics. The fact that you can't stand to see someone voice their concerns about an important flaw in the game's design shows how much of a Dark Souls fanboy you are (and fanboys of any game or company are the worst).

And yes, I'm very aware that there is an offline mode, which further exemplifies why there needs to be a fucking option to pause the game whenever the fuck I want.
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
The ability to pause a game is probably the most important aspect of game mechanics
explain why, you seem to be ignoring the fact that quitting does the exact same thing (as I just told you)

The fact that you can't stand to see someone voice their concerns about an important flaw in the game's design shows how much of a Dark Souls fanboy you are
I'm just calling you out for criticizing the game for a ridiculous reason, explain to me what's wrong with that
ignoring defensive arguments of a game is just as bad as ignoring criticisms
and by the way, I didn't ignore your criticism, I gave a reason why it's invalid, now please do the same for me
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I had already acknowledged that I can trudge through this annoying nonsense by quitting out of the game in my original post to the topic creator. I also stated that it's fucking annoying and unnecessary and just inconveniences the player. If this was the model to design games, then EVERY video game (or at least ones other than literally ONLY this game) would completely take out the option to pause. It actually would probably waste the developer's time giving you the option to quit out because of more steps in the actual process (which apparently is your huge concern) because you have a button press for menu, press for quit, and a press for a "are you sure". Whereas pause is one button press to pause, and one to resume, which is what the start or select button's function is in EVERY game.

However, it is widely regarded as purely a feature (or lack thereof) to PUNISH the player and supposedly add difficulty. I'm making the argument that it's annoying. You're arguing with me and providing me points that I had already acknowledged. I already knew that you can quit out of the game. I already knew that there's an offline mode. I don't understand how you can disagree with my fucking opinion, which is a valid concern for everyone that isn't a pretentious fanboy. :pat:
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Warobb Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Writer
Because, not being able to pause DOES in fact make the game harder. And the multiplayer feature in this game is one of the major things which makes it great, so if you were looking for a single-player game, you're the one at fault, no one else.

It's part of the game that you can't 'stop' it, once you're in this world, you're in this world, and you have to be catious every single minute you're in there, because it's dark, dangerous and UNFORGIVING.
The fact that you can pause in horror-games, for example, is a bad feature, because it gives the player "free time" to calm himself from a scare, and then make a proper move while not under pressure.
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I saw "pretentious fanboy" at the end of your essay and decided I wouldn't waste my time reading it
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CA-WOLF Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What platform do you use?

I play on pc and there is no way you can play good with mouse and keyboard.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
PS3.
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Zoltor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Demon's Souls was pretty awesome, but wtf, you can't puase in Dark Souls? What moron thought that was a good idea(phone rings, there's a knock on the door, you have to go to the bathroom, ect, need I say more)?
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Nope, can't pause at all. The only way to "pause" is to exit out of your play-through. Thankfully, the game saves your progress pretty much constantly since there's no check points or save points, but it's damn annoying.
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Zoltor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
ouch, yea that kind of sucks(auto save feature is nice though, makes the game harder, but they should have allowed people to pause though sigh, not allowing such doesn't add difficulty, it only pisses people off).
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah but according to the DS fanboys, apparently I'm the one that's doing it wrong.
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Zoltor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Sigh, you should ask them how do they take a crap then. Lol needless to say, I don't think I want to know, if they don't see not being able to pause being a problem.
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PiratesAdventure Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I love at least Demon's Souls, but yeah, lack of pause button is friggin annoying. It doesn't add difficulty; it punishes you for needing to go to the toilet. :stare:
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
God forbid you get a phone call or something during a boss fight. :|
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