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#1 FlamingXDragon

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Here is the link to the deal:

http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_vg_42

#2 jack612

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Come on man, the name is right there in the link.

#3 KonohaShinobi

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

Is there supposed to be a GOTY version of this or something that could potentially release? I know PC has Prepare To Die edition, were there console plans for that?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

Come on man, the name is right there in the link.


Sorry dude. Fixed

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

You fixed it!

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#6 FlamingXDragon

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

I was looking at Yakuza Dead Souls before I posted this. That is what caused the mistake. lol

#7 krashhole

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

Damn it to hell with this game! why must it keep being thrown in my face. I have been curious as hell about this game for ages now seems like. On the other hand, I'm super worried I will hate it. Why....Someone please tell me WHY I should get this game.

#8 rbanez

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

Damn it to hell with this game! why must it keep being thrown in my face. I have been curious as hell about this game for ages now seems like. On the other hand, I'm super worried I will hate it. Why....Someone please tell me WHY I should get this game.


because its one of the best games ever made:). I'm not much of a rpg/jrpg player so at first I wasn’t expecting much of this game boy I am glad that I gave this game a try. Up until now I still have no idea why I love this game this much.

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#9 CaseX

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

Sorry, I am not paying money to get pissed off.

And the more that people say, "No, it's not that bad. You gotta try it." the more I don't want to. Those people remind me of kids who try to convince you to smoke and do drugs.

(But seriously, good deal. And I'm still not getting it.)

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

. Those people remind me of kids who try to convince you to smoke and do drugs

you're missin out man...

#11 4tygames

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Is there supposed to be a GOTY version of this or something that could potentially release? I know PC has Prepare To Die edition, were there console plans for that?


The console Prepare to Die edition was released in UK and Europe but not in the US. I am Waiting for a good deal on the ps3 version from Zavvi. I may have to wait at least a couple more months.

#12 krashhole

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

My instinct says get it, my gut feeling is screaming RAGE! lol This game without a doubt has made me wonder like no other game. Screw it, I'm picking it up. Worse to worse, my 14yr old son will like it.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

I do not normally come on and endorse games but for this, I have to. This game is frustrating but so rewarding. The atmosphere and overall setting is something that has to be experienced. I played this on PC, but still a similar experience. Eat take out a few times less this month and pick this game up for 16 bucks you won't regret it!
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

The console Prepare to Die edition was released in UK and Europe but not in the US. I am Waiting for a good deal on the ps3 version from Zavvi. I may have to wait at least a couple more months.


Isn't it a safe bet the Prepare to Die edition is coming here? Also, wouldn't the UK PS3 version work on an American PS3 just fine?

#15 ubdu

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

Yeah, buy this. The sense of accomplishment I got from completing numerous challenges in the game was unlike any other game I've played.

It's wrong to rage during it. Even when you die, you're learning something. Dying isn't even a waste of time because you're getting better and learning. Also, be aware that when you die, it's your fault. There aren't any truly cheap deaths: you were either not paying attention or bit off more than you could chew.

The best way I got away from rage was don't even think about the souls you have in your possession. They're not even really yours until they're spent. Souls can be farmed pretty easily, so it's not a big deal to lose some.

If you have a choice, the 360 version is the better version in my opinion since the PS3 pvp seems more laggy, and there are some graphical glitches there as well. This is coming from someone who platted the PS3, 1000/1000 the Xbox, and is currently working on 1000/1000 the PC version. Yes, I bought it THREE times - mainly to see if there were differences in the PVP. The main difference is that there doesn't seem to be many players in the PC version. :(

Lastly, I want to mention that the game has a reputation for being difficult, but the way around something too difficult for you is to level yourself up, or summon someone to help clear and area and kill a boss!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

Plating this again right now...going to dl the dlc soon. Level 196. Favorite game all time.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

As someone who has owned and beaten Demons' Souls and Dark Souls, I'd recommend this game to anyone that's a fan of the RPG or even action genres. The game's known to be difficult, but I found this one much easier than its predecessor. Also, as Ubdu mentioned, the satisfaction you get from learning, adapting, and overcoming a really difficult boss fight is crazy. Some of the fights are ridiculous, but 90% of the time it's a technique problem, not a level or equipment problem, which adds that much more to the game's depth.

I'm not gonna say "you should get this game because it's difficult and fun and the best ever", but if you've ever thought to yourself "man, games this generation are a cakewalk compared to the SNES/64/PS1 days" then you owe it to yourself to try Dark Souls out. If you appreciate a good challenge, this is the way to go. And if you wind up liking it, look into Demons' Souls too.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Graphics are pretty similar between the two systems, but if you have both systems I would recommend the PS3 version as the original was on that system so more people bought the sequel for that system so the online is more active on PS3 at least at the last time I played it about 5 months ago.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Not directly related to this deal, but FYI the DLC is semi-broken on PS3. Certain graphical effects flicker in and out of existence when playing online (including player messages and soul signs...and even a certain enemy type that you encounter towards the end of the DLC). You are forced to play offline in order to avoid this.

Konami has acknowledged this issue and I can only assume are working on a patch to fix it.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

Sorry, I am not paying money to get pissed off.

And the more that people say, "No, it's not that bad. You gotta try it." the more I don't want to. Those people remind me of kids who try to convince you to smoke and do drugs.

(But seriously, good deal. And I'm still not getting it.)



Dude you should totally try some drugs. Drugs are the best. So is dark souls. It's my third favorite PS3 game dude.

MGS4, demons souls, dark souls = THE BEST of PS3.

You really should try some drugs though. They are good for you.




And dark souls isn't a hard game. That gets overrated by casuals.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Not directly related to this deal, but FYI the DLC is semi-broken on PS3. Certain graphical effects flicker in and out of existence when playing online (including player messages and soul signs...and even a certain enemy type that you encounter towards the end of the DLC). You are forced to play offline in order to avoid this.

Konami has acknowledged this issue and I can only assume are working on a patch to fix it.


Finished the DLC on PS3 and had no problems playing online. The summon signs were there and invasions were plentiful.

My favorite Dark Soul story is when I read a guy bought it used at GS. He died a lot and decided to return it. The next week he kept thinking about Dark Souls and realized he actually needed this game cause it was too addicting.

This game is just a learning process that's too rewarding.

#22 krashhole

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Sweet. It will be here Tuesday. I got the 360 version because I can't stand using the ps3 controllers. Any tips or suggestions when playing Dark Souls?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

I want this game injected directly into my veigns however I am moving this weekend and won't have internet for at least a few weeks.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Finished the DLC on PS3 and had no problems playing online. The summon signs were there and invasions were plentiful.

My favorite Dark Soul story is when I read a guy bought it used at GS. He died a lot and decided to return it. The next week he kept thinking about Dark Souls and realized he actually needed this game cause it was too addicting.

This game is just a learning process that's too rewarding.


The glitch probably doesn't affect everyone. The first hour or so of playtime I put into the DLC were fine, but then it started to glitch out on me:

http://www.neoseeker...197-dlc-glitch/

#25 guardian_owl

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

damn i might give it a shot then, im usually FPS or nothing...

It's less of a JRPG and more of a Western-style action RPG like the Elders Scroll (Oblivion / Skyrim) series. In the Elders Scroll series the world and lore are the star of the show, and the gameplay (IE combat) takes a back seat. Dark Souls / Demon's Souls is kinda the inverse. The core combat and difficulty are the core focus and while the environments are varied and moody, they are not to the scale and largeness of the Elder Scroll Series. In both Soul games there are bits and pieces of story, you are just a lone warrior making your way through a land which has been 95% ravaged by evil with pockets of humanity. I lost interest fairly quickly in Oblivion since the combat is so meh and I HATED the leveling system, but the two souls games kept my interest for quite awhile.

Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, God of War etc. are more focused on taking on a great amount of enemies and raking up combos through a flurry of attacks, closer to button mashing. Dark Souls is more focused on skirmishes with you facing 1 vs 1-4 enemies in which you attack, dodge, block, then attack, etc. If you have ever played Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time they basically took that combat system (lock on to one enemy with ability to attack, block, dodge) and built onto it to make it deeper/more realistic.

Every time you block or attack you use up the replenishing stamina gauge. If the stamina gauge reaches zero you can't attack and your guard is broken causing you to be stunned. Every weapon has a 1-handed move set and then with a touch of a button, you can switch to two-handed which gives the weapon a new move set. You attack differently if you attack after dodging backward, dodging forward, dodging sideways, dashing forward, etc. Or if you want to be stealthy you can sneak around and go for backstabs which do quite a bit more damage. With a shield you can either block (and a % of the damage will deplete stamina instead of HP) or if you time it properly you can parry the enemy's attack and follow up with a counterattack which does quite a bit more damage.

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As for starting tips I would say pick the pyromancer staring class. It's stat allocation gives you the maximum amount of customization of stat points. It also starts with a pyro flame (item which lets you cast ranged fire magic) which will make the start easier. One thing to keep in mind about classes, is they are just like starting packets of items and stat allocations, any class can learn any skill or use any item as effectively as any other class, so you could start as a magician but decided midway through to change to an archer, you are not locked into a certain style of play at the start of the game like in the Elder Scroll series.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

This is high on my want list, but considering all that I have ordered the past few weeks..going to have to pass. Great value for what is sure to be a great game though.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

So there is or isn't a GOTY edition coming out with the DLC at some point?

I've held off for ages on this one, and with my backlog as ridiculous as it is (thanks CAG!) I could wait a few more months to get the full package...

#28 guardian_owl

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

So there is or isn't a GOTY edition coming out with the DLC at some point?

I've held off for ages on this one, and with my backlog as ridiculous as it is (thanks CAG!) I could wait a few more months to get the full package...

There are not plans in the immediate future to release a GOTY edition in the United States. If the game would just be tossed on the backlog you could hold out and wait to see if it will be released, but I kinda of figure if they were going to do that, they would of tried it for this holiday shopping season.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Thank you.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

Finished the DLC on PS3 and had no problems playing online. The summon signs were there and invasions were plentiful.

My favorite Dark Soul story is when I read a guy bought it used at GS. He died a lot and decided to return it. The next week he kept thinking about Dark Souls and realized he actually needed this game cause it was too addicting.

This game is just a learning process that's too rewarding.


How is a video game "rewarding"? Does the company cut you a check when you beat the game?