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#3121 etcrane

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:58 AM

Christ, CAG has really gone to pot when it comes to asking for opinions. I remember when we actually used to have a community that could simply discuss games. Like I said, I've played both of them but haven't really explored the multiplayer and have heard from friends that Demon's Souls is a bit better. Just asking for thoughts from people who have played and beaten both ... my apologies for derailing the thread, feel free to go back to screaming about how bad the CE is or how it's not because it's free. ;-)

#3122 thebytewasbit

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:20 AM

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#3123 CD6405

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:30 AM

So is the verdict that Demon's Souls is still a better game than Dark Souls? As in ... if I happened to have a sealed copy of each, which one should I keep and which one should I sell?


I think the bosses and creativity are a lot better in Demon's Souls and actually is more challenging than Dark Souls.

I think Dark is a pretty game, and I like the whole idea of an open world that's connected and more items, but that's about it. I wish it hadn't dropped the idea of world tendencies, and the PvP is pretty broken, but honestly, this game is more about griefing others than actually fighting them.

I like them both, and honestly if you haven't played through Demon's Souls completely, you will really enjoy Dark Souls because you won't see the obvious copy pastes of some levels or bosses. You also won't see the lack of creativity in the bosses either. It does have a lot more variety in levels though, and it's pretty bad ass...and it has more secrets.

I guess all I'm saying is, they are both pretty similar, but if you haven't played either fully you won't be disappointed with a lack of creativity in Dark Souls. Go with what you like more, a structured world, or an open world.

Also, The PvP is broken is both games really since both have an infinite soul glitch. I will say though, Dark Souls does seem broken with even getting help from other users since it seems everyone cannot connect with everyone, so you get less opportunities to help/be helped.

EDIT: Also, I'm saying all this (difficulty wise) as a pure melee character through both games.

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#3124 The Dead Texan

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:01 AM

Christ, CAG has really gone to pot when it comes to asking for opinions. I remember when we actually used to have a community that could simply discuss games.



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#3125 MoxManiac_

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:02 AM

So is the verdict that Demon's Souls is still a better game than Dark Souls? As in ... if I happened to have a sealed copy of each, which one should I keep and which one should I sell?


Why can't you keep and play both?

#3126 etcrane

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:46 AM

I think the bosses and creativity are a lot better in Demon's Souls and actually is more challenging than Dark Souls.

I think Dark is a pretty game, and I like the whole idea of an open world that's connected and more items, but that's about it. I wish it hadn't dropped the idea of world tendencies, and the PvP is pretty broken, but honestly, this game is more about griefing others than actually fighting them.

I like them both, and honestly if you haven't played through Demon's Souls completely, you will really enjoy Dark Souls because you won't see the obvious copy pastes of some levels or bosses. You also won't see the lack of creativity in the bosses either. It does have a lot more variety in levels though, and it's pretty bad ass...and it has more secrets.

I guess all I'm saying is, they are both pretty similar, but if you haven't played either fully you won't be disappointed with a lack of creativity in Dark Souls. Go with what you like more, a structured world, or an open world.

Also, The PvP is broken is both games really since both have an infinite soul glitch. I will say though, Dark Souls does seem broken with even getting help from other users since it seems everyone cannot connect with everyone, so you get less opportunities to help/be helped.

EDIT: Also, I'm saying all this (difficulty wise) as a pure melee character through both games.


Awesome, thanks for the feedback, I may end up keeping Demon's and play with Dark a bit more from gamefly before I make a final call on it. Mox, the reason I'm choosing one is that I just don't have time with all the other games coming out (skyrim, SR3, etc) to play both and plus they're both demanding games to learn and play compared to most stuff on the market, so I'm choosing 1 for now. Specialist ... go swallow some magnets ;-p

#3127 slowdive21

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:01 AM

I have seen 8 or 9 copies of the CE recently on both systems, but left them. The ebay value has tanked.

#3128 Geello

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:01 AM

Sold my regular edition to a friend for 35 bucks, got the 20 dollar Best Buy screw up giftcard, got the free CE, and sold that for 79 dollars. The two hours I played the regular copy was enough for me.

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#3129 jay_remedy

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:25 AM

Demon's Souls is better but Dark Souls is still incredible.

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#3130 etcrane

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:31 AM

I'm not sure if it's just me, but from what I've played in both games, even though Dark Souls has somewhat better graphics, I enjoy the character and enemy designs in Demon's Souls more ... not sure if I'm alone on that but it's something that struck me.

#3131 sgaldis

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:33 AM

Sold my regular edition to a friend for 35 bucks, got the 20 dollar Best Buy screw up giftcard, got the free CE, and sold that for 79 dollars. The two hours I played the regular copy was enough for me.


So you pre-ordered in-store, and still ended up getting the free CE? HOW!!?? Or did you order online, complain and get a $20 credit, then get shipped a free CE?

#3132 CD6405

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:33 AM

I'm not sure if it's just me, but from what I've played in both games, even though Dark Souls has somewhat better graphics, I enjoy the character and enemy designs in Demon's Souls more ... not sure if I'm alone on that but it's something that struck me.


Some of the regular knight designs in Dark Souls are better, but the Boss designs are better in Demon's Souls.

Also, a lot of the minions are just copy/paste from Demon's Souls in Dark Souls...along with a couple of the bosses sadly.

I do have to say, I'm glad maggots are gone. That was annoying as hell.
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#3133 Geello

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:39 AM

So you pre-ordered in-store, and still ended up getting the free CE? HOW!!?? Or did you order online, complain and get a $20 credit, then get shipped a free CE?


Pre-ordered at Bestbuy.com, received the regular shipped to my house, heard about the 20 dollar giftcard, called support, then received the email about my free replacement CE.

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