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    Good old gaming days

    Post by JRoma on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:23 pm

    Before going on, I'd like to say that english is not my 1st language, but I'll do my best to keep it up in a good shape.

    Also, that I am aware of interests of producers, market, how mainstream gaming has evolved to become an experience. But I'd like to express a personal view about gaming and discuss with you guys about it.

    I am impressed about the feeling Dark Souls brings within its play. It's really close to gaming around late 80's - early 90's. I like to use Castlevania 2, for Nintendo 8bits as an example.

    Castlevania 2 was a hard as hell game. Punishing. At certain point of the game you needed to crouch in a certain place and wait for a certain time to summon a tornado that would take you to another stage. You could only find that out by talking to friends or reading magazines (90's foruns/wiki =P).

    In Dark Souls, without a Wiki, it's really hard to discover Snuggy, and how can you trade itens with him. Without a wiki you'll hardly know that humanity helps you to find more itens or that there's no magical weapon around the game - only if you make them magical.

    And I think thats awesome. DS is much more than a single game, it an anthropological social experience that demands you to join a comunity, demands you to help each other, to deceive each other, to have fun like old gaming days, where we could say to our friend: "There a 1up down there... just jump and check it out" and it could be true or not. Only the player could decide.

    Hope that Dark Series keep on for a real while. I miss games like that. IMHO, Skyrim, just like Fallout 3, is a good experience... but seems like it's a huge hardcore version of Fable 2 - like a toy to play with. JRPGs lacks of action - lacks to provide the thrill of the kill.

    That's it. Don't go Hollow.


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    Post by BARZOHD- on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:27 pm

    Well said bruv


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    Post by RaSoul on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:49 pm

    I havent been this cautious in a game since F.E.A.R. This game is/was epic like Vanilla Wow (Ashenvale was a cruel cruel place) and of course Pokemon Blue.

    I would like to take a look at Demons Souls, but im on xbox and ps3 is just not happening.


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    Post by Deadmeat95 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:26 pm

    God I remember going painfully slow thru demons souls cause I was aware of how hard it was, though most of the difficulty was in the stage, the boss's all had some super easy/cheap way to beat them. When I first started playing this game I was a tad bit overconfident bc of my perious demon souls experience and ended up dieing a lot. Didn't help either I completely missed the path to the burg and was trying to go to the catacombs first and getting my *** handed to me by the skellys, until a friend told me I shouldn't be going there first >.>.


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    Post by RANT on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:30 pm

    yeah, the souls series is amazing. havent had this much fun since jade coccoon, im sure most people dont even know that game.


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    Post by Deadmeat95 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:33 pm

    I love this one way more then demons, something like 400hrs into this one and I don't even know i f I did half that in demons. The name sounds familar rant but I can't picture it.


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    Post by Blazefury on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:42 pm

    Started really confident with Dark Souls aswell, but it took a while for me to settle in. Died a lot, then got better gear and things got easier. I feel the game is heavily gear-reliant, way more than Demon's Souls. Both are memorable experiences though. Gaming masterpieces.


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    Post by Deadmeat95 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:45 pm

    O&S owned my *** numerous times first time I ever got to them.


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    Post by RANT on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:46 pm

    Deadmeat95 wrote:I love this one way more then demons, something like 400hrs into this one and I don't even know i f I did half that in demons. The name sounds familar rant but I can't picture it.

    its a ps1 game, it was kinda like pokemon but in an acient village where you could capture animals n raise them up, you could also fuse them together to make a better one, it was *** awesome. the pokemon games suck compared to that one, even now after all these years. it was *** hard too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfqbDSfw9_Y


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    Post by Deadmeat95 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:50 pm

    Hmm no doesn't look familar.


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    Post by Robotech on Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:34 pm

    Deadmeat95 wrote:Hmm no doesn't look familar.

    off-topic: i'll give you +1 just for the tyrael avatar! big grin
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    Post by Deadmeat95 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:03 pm

    Why ty, its my comps wallpaper.


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