Should I buy Dark Souls?

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    Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Warrior_J on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:28 pm

    I was searching about the game and (almost) everything looks so amazing, the classes, bosses, weapons etc. But in an review a guy says that there are traps like a lift you need leave before it goes to second floor or you die by spikes on ceiling. Sometimes you see an item and you run to it, then the floor breaks and you fall down in spikes.

    Is there a way to avoid these traps when you are in the lift or falling down? If not you will MUST memorize all the map to finish the game and you will need die in process.

    Is the game this way? Do you need stay dieing and memorizing everything?

    I don't care about combat difficult.

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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:41 pm

    Not really. The spikes on the ceiling can be avoided. I didnt get hit.
    First, if you talk to everyone and pay attention, you know Sens fortress is a house of traps. So... expect traps and lots of them.

    The platform is covered in blood. Another good indication of a trap. So you have enough information through the game, if you pay attention and talk to everyone, to not die to random stuff. If you blindly charge ahead, yeah, you will die lots.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Warrior_J on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:47 pm

    Then, can I avoid any trap just paying attention on scenario? If yes I certainly will buy =D
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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Jester's Tears on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:54 pm

    BUY IT. YOU'LL PROBABLY CRY. BUT IT'S *** WORTH IT.

    You should but it. It's really fun and i've already put too much of my time into it. It can be hard in the beginning, but you'll learn Quickly.

    Buy it. You wont regret it.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:54 pm

    You're going to die, but if you pay attention, you should have clues as to what's coming. You may want to stay on the platform, to test if anything's up there (I did, and I believe I was injured, not killed as I was at full health).

    Everyone on this forum will tell you to get it; we're all fans. But out of 4 people I recommended it to, it only appealed to 1. If you like old nintendo games that were punishing, didn't give you a lot of direction, and you had to figure it out on your own, then give it a try.

    My only advice is to pay attention. This game doesn't hold your hand. Talk to people, look at your items, look when you level up how it affects things, or when you level up a weapon.

    The other advice I'd give is to not spoil anything for yourself by looking at videos, especially ones how to beat areas or gain an over powered weapon for the area. Just kills the fun, in my opinion.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by lalliman on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:57 pm

    These type of traps are very rare.
    Yes, you should definitely buy the game, it's amazing, although since you're apparently the type of guy who thoroughly researches a game that he hasn't even played yet (i'm the same way silly), lemme point out that the less you know the more fun the game is.
    If you hate dying a lot though... i have bad news for you.
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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Warrior_J on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:05 pm

    I do not care if I die in boss battle, or even against a regular enemy, the problem is just when die is necessary to memorize things about scenario.

    I saw some traps on youtube, I think I can deal with this easy xD
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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by The Letter X on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 pm

    The traps in the game are so scarce that they should not deter you from the rest of the game. You might go through one area you dislike because of the traps, but the rest of the game is a journey that should not be skipped out on.

    Not that the game itself isn't punishing - it really is.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Myztyrio on Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:29 pm

    You're supposed to fall for many of the traps. After doing it once, you'll be devastated enough that you will remember it's there for the rest of your DkS career. Don't worry too much about it at all. If you're really that afraid of dying here and there, the alternative would be to look at the wiki as you're playing through. I recommend blind playthroughs as much as possible, however.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:08 am

    Who voted no?? :evil:


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Gawain on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:21 am

    You should definitely buy it. happy I know you will so... TIPS:
    For your first run I advice not getting the Master Key. It can lead to areas you may not be prepared for yet. Getting key can reward you with better gear early, but can be tricky for 1st timers.

    Don't hesitate to summon help from other players!

    Play around with different kinds of weapons & equipment to find those that match your play style. Think of how YOU want to play the game.

    PVP(player vs player): practice, practice

    Don't be afraid to explore & have patience big grin









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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:24 am

    Going to give you a +1 there. Great post, gonna help out your negative rep.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by WyrmHero on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:30 am

    Who said no? Well What is it


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Gawain on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:46 am

    reim0027 wrote:Going to give you a +1 there. Great post, gonna help out your negative rep.

    Appreciate it Sun
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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Gawain on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:57 am

    One more thing lol
    Be prepared to devote hours & hrs into Dark Souls and realize how much you love the game...
    As if that wasn't enough there's DLC!! Go for Prepare to die edition of game, do yourself a favor. happy


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Mr. Tart on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:03 am

    I voted both yes and no. Dark Souls is a great game, but i've had friends saying they don't mind "difficulty", but then ended up buying the wrong game. None of them still play it. The game does not "require" you to die, however, you most likely will, as it's part of the process. I don't wanna speak for anyone, but i think we can all say that we've died even to the most idiotic of things in this game, and i mean all of us on the forum.

    The game will give you certain hints as to what will appear next, such as that elevator you mentioned. There will be blood stains on it, which should be hint enough for you to understand if you "THINK" about it.

    Dark Souls isn't really a hard game, you just have to understand how bosses move, you have to practice timing etc.

    It's a great game, but also a punishing one. Some players would say, no, in fact most players would say that you're better off not spoiling too much of the game, because the challenge is so rewarding afterwards. I kinda missed out on that, so i simply agree with it.

    So if you don't mind dying a lot, if you don't mind losing the "souls", which are by the way, kind of like experience points you need to use at a "bonfire" to level up and purchase stuff with, then yes, it's the game for you. You have to play carefully and you have to memorize certain enemy patterns.

    So all in all, paying attention is the key to success in this game.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Mr. Tart on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:04 am

    WyrmHero wrote:Who said no? Well What is it

    I did. But i believe my reasoning is good enough for it to be acceptable. I hope so anyway. :silent:


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:09 am

    No!!! Whatever you do don't buy this game! It will become the only game you play and publishers of other games will hate you FOREVER!!!
    /sarcasm

    In all seriousness buy it! I had doubts when I first got it but now I love it!!


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Hue on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:13 am

    If you have enough patience and willpower to not ragequit at seemingly impossible enemies, you should totally buy it

    The artstyle, the gameplay, the lore, the atmosphere, they are just awesome, i can't compare it with any game i have played


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:25 am

    Wait, wut? We got a second vote for no? :shock: This is a Dark Souls fan site. No shouldn't even have been in the poll. big grin


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by densetsushun on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:51 am

    Judging by what you've stated about the traps, I'd say your attitude towards dying isn't really compatible with the game. Dark Souls might change that, but in my experience the Souls series is about a lot of stupid deaths. You need to have a healthy relationship with dying in game otherwise you might end up fearing death too much to enjoy it at all.

    Just my two cents, at least.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:44 am

    If you don't like traps, a tip: don't nonchalantly open every chest you come across.

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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Hugh_G_Johnson on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:09 pm

    Of course!

    I was nervous when I ordered demon souls, because I heard it was so hard and so frustrating. I'm not necessarily the calmest gamer out there, either. But, I was also prepared and knew what to expect. Because dying is part of the game and you never loose any items or progress in the story and can recover souls I have a different outlook on dying in souls games. It's just part of the process -- it's even part of the story in souls games. Not that dying in the same spot over and over here and there isn't frustrating.

    For the most part the game is just really tough -- not gimmicky or unfair. It's fun, challenging and rewarding. As far as the elevator trap; it's not automatically fatal and it's easy to avoid. I didn't even know about it for the longest time. Just do some research on character development/builds and don't rush, isolate enemies, explore and try different methods.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:53 pm

    When I first got DkS, I was so disappointed. I was used to DeS, and it just felt strange. But, a strange thing happened. I got better. Then I started to like the game and could see where I was messing up.


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    Re: Should I buy Dark Souls?

    Post by Warrior_J on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:03 pm

    I bought this, guys. Hope I enjoy, I love a good RPG with action of quality. Waiting it comes to me =D

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