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Re: Soulsborne Thread/Question
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2021, 07:07:07 AM »
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I try and try and try with PS3 Demon's Souls. It just does not work for me. I can't see a fucking thing and I'm so confused as to continue going through the Tower of Latria or through the mine shaft area, but both are fucking brutal and moon grass and decent weapons are fucked to come by. I'm on a dex build too. What do you guys run?
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Iíve played through the whole thing a few times.  Magic is super powerful.  Use a piercing weapon on the mineshaft guys. 

Thereís a easy glitch thing to duplicate a bunch of souls if you just want to easy-mode it.  Some people say that takes all the fun out of the game, but for me it let me sort of chill and figure out the game my first time through, so use at your own risk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7EDAzs1lzw&feature=share

Part of what makes the game so cool is that itís so unforgiving and doesnít make strategies and stuff obvious.  It had that hardcore and mysterious aura about it that no other current games at the time really did, so the high barrier to entry is kind of a plus and a minus.  Sort of like skating.

It can be a big hurdle to beginners but it makes it really replayable because every time you play it you learn something new about world tendency or builds and as you explore that you find all these new bits of content that you missed before.

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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2021, 07:10:43 AM »
I try and try and try with PS3 Demon's Souls. It just does not work for me. I can't see a fucking thing and I'm so confused as to continue going through the Tower of Latria or through the mine shaft area, but both are fucking brutal and moon grass and decent weapons are fucked to come by. I'm on a dex build too. What do you guys run?

I typically go for a Dex build but magic is OP in Demon's once you can build it up. Bit late on this but as far as areas go, have you cleared out the other first levels of the other areas? If not I'd do that, 4-1 is intimidating but if you can clear that there's some good items and experience to be had, I'd hang off on 5-1 for as long as possible though. Also, don't be afraid to just run past shit if you need to and come back to it later. Most of these levels you can just sprint right past enemies to get a feel for the level and where you need to go.

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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2021, 10:26:03 PM »
Elden Ring was 45 bucks on Gamersgate (now that's a name for a website oof) so I pre-ordered it.

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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2021, 02:31:35 PM »
Elden Ring was 45 bucks on Gamersgate (now that's a name for a website oof) so I pre-ordered it.

I was always going to get this because I love all the Souls games but I didn't think it would be any different than Dark Souls 4 but after watching all these network tests people are streaming I'm genuinely blown away by what they're doing with this game, it's really a culmination of everything they've done with an open world that feels real and populated

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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2021, 03:32:21 AM »

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Re: Soulsborne Thread/Question
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2021, 11:55:47 AM »
Yo I have Demons Souls on PS3 but I could never figure out wtf you are supposed to do in this game. Could someone just point me in the right direction for what i am supposed to be doing right out the gate?
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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2021, 07:57:35 PM »
Yo I have Demons Souls on PS3 but I could never figure out wtf you are supposed to do in this game. Could someone just point me in the right direction for what i am supposed to be doing right out the gate?

Play through first level, find shortcuts so you donít have to keep going all the way through when you die, work your way to the boss, beat the first boss. After that youíll have access to the hub world and youíll be able to level up and carry on through the game.

The big factor in this game is killing enemies and collecting their souls to in turn level you up. When you die all the souls you collected drop on the ground right there and you start the level over. If you can get to those souls without dying again you can pick them up but if you die before you get back there theyíre gone forever. If you survive you can take them to the hub world and give them to an NPC to level yourself up. Beating the first boss is the first big test because thereís no leveling up until after that.

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Re: Soulsborne Thread/Question
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2021, 07:46:28 AM »
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Yo I have Demons Souls on PS3 but I could never figure out wtf you are supposed to do in this game. Could someone just point me in the right direction for what i am supposed to be doing right out the gate?
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Play through first level, find shortcuts so you donít have to keep going all the way through when you die, work your way to the boss, beat the first boss. After that youíll have access to the hub world and youíll be able to level up and carry on through the game.

The big factor in this game is killing enemies and collecting their souls to in turn level you up. When you die all the souls you collected drop on the ground right there and you start the level over. If you can get to those souls without dying again you can pick them up but if you die before you get back there theyíre gone forever. If you survive you can take them to the hub world and give them to an NPC to level yourself up. Beating the first boss is the first big test because thereís no leveling up until after that.

hmm ok thanks ill have to give it another go tomorrow AM and make sure i turn the brightness up its so hard to see..
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« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2021, 01:01:56 AM »
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Yo I have Demons Souls on PS3 but I could never figure out wtf you are supposed to do in this game. Could someone just point me in the right direction for what i am supposed to be doing right out the gate?
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Play through first level, find shortcuts so you donít have to keep going all the way through when you die, work your way to the boss, beat the first boss. After that youíll have access to the hub world and youíll be able to level up and carry on through the game.

The big factor in this game is killing enemies and collecting their souls to in turn level you up. When you die all the souls you collected drop on the ground right there and you start the level over. If you can get to those souls without dying again you can pick them up but if you die before you get back there theyíre gone forever. If you survive you can take them to the hub world and give them to an NPC to level yourself up. Beating the first boss is the first big test because thereís no leveling up until after that.
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hmm ok thanks ill have to give it another go tomorrow AM and make sure i turn the brightness up its so hard to see..

Save a few firebombs for the Phalanx. Learning to parry the skeletons and looting 4-1 early on is grueling but very rewarding.

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« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2021, 12:41:00 PM »
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Yo I have Demons Souls on PS3 but I could never figure out wtf you are supposed to do in this game. Could someone just point me in the right direction for what i am supposed to be doing right out the gate?
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Play through first level, find shortcuts so you donít have to keep going all the way through when you die, work your way to the boss, beat the first boss. After that youíll have access to the hub world and youíll be able to level up and carry on through the game.

The big factor in this game is killing enemies and collecting their souls to in turn level you up. When you die all the souls you collected drop on the ground right there and you start the level over. If you can get to those souls without dying again you can pick them up but if you die before you get back there theyíre gone forever. If you survive you can take them to the hub world and give them to an NPC to level yourself up. Beating the first boss is the first big test because thereís no leveling up until after that.
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hmm ok thanks ill have to give it another go tomorrow AM and make sure i turn the brightness up its so hard to see..
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Save a few firebombs for the Phalanx. Learning to parry the skeletons and looting 4-1 early on is grueling but very rewarding.

True, plus that Crescent Falchion is a great early game weapon.

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Re: Soulsborne Thread/Question
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2021, 10:26:53 AM »
Love nearly all games of the soulsborne universe, except DS2. That game was way too long and repetitive. Best game so far was Bloodborne Ė especially the DLC. Took me several days to beat the orphan of kos
Still waiting for my PS5 to arrive, so i can try out demon souls.

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« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2021, 12:14:14 PM »
Iím currently about 4/5ths (?) of the way through DS2 and it actually gets a lot better than the first 1/4, which I gave up on for a year.

Itís wildly uneven - there are a ton of poison/dark levels that fucking suck, some bosses are pushovers, some crazy hard and you need to get by to advance the game but youíre way under leveled for them. Still has its virtues though. Not the best but itís scratching the itch for me right now.

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« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2022, 11:44:05 PM »
Anybody playing Elden Ring? Just came up for air after a two day binge, this game is insane

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« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2022, 02:06:38 AM »
Anybody playing Elden Ring? Just came up for air after a two day binge, this game is insane

Na, the atmosphere looks cool but game play looks way to similar to DS3, i'll wait.

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« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2022, 07:23:54 AM »
I bought it. Itís pretty good so far although itís totally  DS4.

Itís a bit hard to get your bearings initially. Iím only on the first castle and havenít done a ton of side stuff yet. The navigation aspect and level design donít seem quite as tight. Having a jump opens things up a little bit but itís not a huge jump so thereís a bit more of figuring out ďis this jumpable?Ē Similarly itís hard to get a handle on where the max fall height distance is.

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« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2022, 08:00:20 PM »
I picked up Elden Ring. I got outside, killed and eagle , and the horse guy just keeps murdering me.

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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2022, 03:39:01 AM »
I picked up Elden Ring. I got outside, killed and eagle , and the horse guy just keeps murdering me.

skip him altogether for now.

I'm about 10 hours in, I'm not great at Soulsborne games but do enjoy them - i tend to rely on over levelling and upgrading gear, and using cheeses on bosses where I can.

It feels like the sort of game Dark Souls always should have been, the open world really suits it, although it can feel a bit overwhelming at first as there's little to no in game signposting or hand-holding.

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« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2022, 11:20:23 AM »
I picked up Elden Ring. I got outside, killed and eagle , and the horse guy just keeps murdering me.

You should definitely not be fighting that guy for a good while. The game throws a lot of very hard stuff at you quickly with the expectation that you'll explore away from it, level up and get better gear and come back.
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« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2022, 11:25:53 AM »
I bought it. Itís pretty good so far although itís totally  DS4.

Itís a bit hard to get your bearings initially. Iím only on the first castle and havenít done a ton of side stuff yet. The navigation aspect and level design donít seem quite as tight. Having a jump opens things up a little bit but itís not a huge jump so thereís a bit more of figuring out ďis this jumpable?Ē Similarly itís hard to get a handle on where the max fall height distance is.

Gotta be honest I completely disagree about navigation and level design but also you're not very far and haven't done the open world stuff yet so that's probably why we differ... using your map, telescope and geography to scout things out in the open world is very cool in my opinion.

The jump is primarily for combat purposes, jumping R2's do a ton of posture damage and can lead to crits really easily. You can also use it to evade sweeping attacks. It does allow you to access areas in the legacy dungeons that you wouldn't be able to get to otherwise, though.

The horse double jump definitely helps with exploring and traversing the land though.
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« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2022, 11:28:46 AM »
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Anybody playing Elden Ring? Just came up for air after a two day binge, this game is insane
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Na, the atmosphere looks cool but game play looks way to similar to DS3, i'll wait.

The core is definitely Dark Souls however the sneak, jumping, powerstancing being back, Ashes of War, etc really adds to the combat. If you like Souls you'll love it, if not it won't sway you to the genre I think.
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« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2022, 12:33:25 PM »
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Anybody playing Elden Ring? Just came up for air after a two day binge, this game is insane
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Na, the atmosphere looks cool but game play looks way to similar to DS3, i'll wait.
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The core is definitely Dark Souls however the sneak, jumping, powerstancing being back, Ashes of War, etc really adds to the combat. If you like Souls you'll love it, if not it won't sway you to the genre I think.

I see. I liked Bloodborne the most, by far. Ds3 was good. Sekiro ok. Maybe some years from now.

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« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2022, 01:22:57 PM »
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I picked up Elden Ring. I got outside, killed and eagle , and the horse guy just keeps murdering me.
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You should definitely not be fighting that guy for a good while. The game throws a lot of very hard stuff at you quickly with the expectation that you'll explore away from it, level up and get better gear and come back.
Should I skip that long descending hallway with the poison and giant rolling death machines? I got pretty far down, past the rolling stuff, only to get murdered by the first mob I came across. Gave up and went outside.

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« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2022, 06:39:09 PM »
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I bought it. Itís pretty good so far although itís totally  DS4.

Itís a bit hard to get your bearings initially. Iím only on the first castle and havenít done a ton of side stuff yet. The navigation aspect and level design donít seem quite as tight. Having a jump opens things up a little bit but itís not a huge jump so thereís a bit more of figuring out ďis this jumpable?Ē Similarly itís hard to get a handle on where the max fall height distance is.
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Gotta be honest I completely disagree about navigation and level design but also you're not very far and haven't done the open world stuff yet so that's probably why we differ... using your map, telescope and geography to scout things out in the open world is very cool in my opinion.

The jump is primarily for combat purposes, jumping R2's do a ton of posture damage and can lead to crits really easily. You can also use it to evade sweeping attacks. It does allow you to access areas in the legacy dungeons that you wouldn't be able to get to otherwise, though.

The horse double jump definitely helps with exploring and traversing the land though.

I was speaking more in the context of the ďlegacy dungeonsĒ. It felt like the design was just tighter in the earlier games. Iíve only completed Stormveil thus far but it didnít have that neat, puzzle box feeling when it was completed. Itís maybe a bit more like DS2 where things do still link together but maybe not in a particularly clever or clean way.

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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2022, 07:53:46 AM »
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I picked up Elden Ring. I got outside, killed and eagle , and the horse guy just keeps murdering me.
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You should definitely not be fighting that guy for a good while. The game throws a lot of very hard stuff at you quickly with the expectation that you'll explore away from it, level up and get better gear and come back.
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Should I skip that long descending hallway with the poison and giant rolling death machines? I got pretty far down, past the rolling stuff, only to get murdered by the first mob I came across. Gave up and went outside.

Yes, I'd skip that. I got to the bottom and was severely unprepared for what I found. The fact that they put this right after the tutorial area is such a laugh.

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« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2022, 07:55:09 AM »
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I bought it. Itís pretty good so far although itís totally  DS4.

Itís a bit hard to get your bearings initially. Iím only on the first castle and havenít done a ton of side stuff yet. The navigation aspect and level design donít seem quite as tight. Having a jump opens things up a little bit but itís not a huge jump so thereís a bit more of figuring out ďis this jumpable?Ē Similarly itís hard to get a handle on where the max fall height distance is.
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Gotta be honest I completely disagree about navigation and level design but also you're not very far and haven't done the open world stuff yet so that's probably why we differ... using your map, telescope and geography to scout things out in the open world is very cool in my opinion.

The jump is primarily for combat purposes, jumping R2's do a ton of posture damage and can lead to crits really easily. You can also use it to evade sweeping attacks. It does allow you to access areas in the legacy dungeons that you wouldn't be able to get to otherwise, though.

The horse double jump definitely helps with exploring and traversing the land though.
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I was speaking more in the context of the ďlegacy dungeonsĒ. It felt like the design was just tighter in the earlier games. Iíve only completed Stormveil thus far but it didnít have that neat, puzzle box feeling when it was completed. Itís maybe a bit more like DS2 where things do still link together but maybe not in a particularly clever or clean way.

Gotcha, personally it reminded be a lot of Boletaria 1-1 in Demon's Souls so I really liked it but to each their own. One thing I'll say is the path to the boss is pretty direct but I went back through later and found a bunch of lower levels and content that I had missed. They're definitely more sprawling and don't lead back to the entrance area which personally I never cared about too much since Demon's was my first and doesn't do that a ton but I know the people who started with Dark Souls 1 really love it.
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« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2022, 08:09:10 PM »
Iíve only got 2 hours in, got the mount, got the bell, got the crafting kit. Just been farming soldiers really. Iím going to just focus on this game for now. With horizon forbidden west and the cyberpunk being upgraded, Iím probably good on games for the year.

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« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2022, 12:05:55 PM »
Alright, Iím hooked. Did a couple of caves and bosses in said caves around limgrave and itís great. I love that every encounter could be life or death. I havenít gone past the gate though, I started to and thereís a bunch of archers and this big ass monster showed up, turned around real quick.

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« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2022, 11:42:02 PM »
How's everyone playing Elden Ring? PS4? PS5? PC? Xbox?

I am currently playing Fallout 4 and won't start a new game until I finish it due to my OCD (even though I don't really love it) but Elden Ring has got me wanting to rush through it...

However, I only own a PS4 and while I would love to buy a PS5, it seems unlikely for the near future at least due to unavailability. I really want to play Horizon Forbidden West but I think I want to wait until I can play it on PS5 but it seems Elden Ring is decent on PS4? Is that a fair assumption?

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« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2022, 03:53:35 PM »
Iím playing it on PS4. Itís fine by me although I grew up playing C64 games so everything looks great to me now.

Itís a slight step down from Ghost of Tsushima or TLOU2 but itís still the the best looking Fromsoft game on PS4. Itís also a free upgrade to PS5 if you score one so Iíd just go for it (donít know if your saves will transfer though).

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« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2022, 06:25:35 PM »
How's everyone playing Elden Ring? PS4? PS5? PC? Xbox?

I am currently playing Fallout 4 and won't start a new game until I finish it due to my OCD (even though I don't really love it) but Elden Ring has got me wanting to rush through it...

However, I only own a PS4 and while I would love to buy a PS5, it seems unlikely for the near future at least due to unavailability. I really want to play Horizon Forbidden West but I think I want to wait until I can play it on PS5 but it seems Elden Ring is decent on PS4? Is that a fair assumption?
Iím playing on ps5. Opt in to emails from Sony on your PlayStation account, every couple of weeks they email out invites to buy on. Thatís how my brother and I both got ours.