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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin $15.99 PS4/X1 @ Best Buy w/ Free In-Store Pickup (GCU Required)

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#1 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15036 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin $15.99 PS4 / X1

 

Alternatively on Amazon for $19.99.



#2 legs1986   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 02:50 PM

Plat'd on PS4 but since all my friends play on X1 I picked up DS3 there, and having DS1 digital for free with it, my OCD demands I complete the collection. Thanks OP

#3 kraftwerks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1350 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:27 PM

Looks like a universal drop.



#4 UjnHunter   Frog Man CAGiversary!   1309 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:06 PM

Meh, no stores near me have it... might just grab it from Amazon seeing it's the same price after BB shipping... Already have it on PS4, but I love me some Dark Souls and want it for Xbox One too... Hrmmm...

 

Off topic... I know that Steam used to (still does?) have a discount on the SotFS if you'd already bought Vanilla DS2, but if you buy that discounted version, does it over-write your Vanilla DS2 or does it add both to your Collection? I ask because I want to keep my original DS2 game and wouldn't buy SotFS if it took it away. If anyone knows this answer, thanks in advance.



#5 Slim Jesus  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:07 PM

this game is so good, so much content for the price too.

#6 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1879 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:38 PM

So how much harder is it than BB?

#7 MrClark  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:50 PM

So how much harder is it than BB?

I beat both and Id say about the same really. The mechanics of it are different in the flow of playing but difficulty wise they are about on the same level. I found a couple of the DLC areas to be harder than the main game though to me, but not like a major jump.

 

Im guessing youve never played it since youre asking but if you like BB youll like this also. Thats a damn good price too for as much content thats in it. You should like it a lot.



#8 dougyfresh  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:56 PM

Sold out in 200mi radius :(

#9 doug_brit   Biohazard CAGiversary!   648 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:24 PM

Hey, thanks for posting this, it's a buy price for me at $16, to get free shipping I also preordered Resident Evil 4 for the PS4 also $16 GCU.

Thanks!

#10 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10862 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:28 PM

So I rented DSIII and played about 6 hours.  I loved it and plan on buying that game as soon as I finish Uncharted 4.  Wondering if it is worth playing this instead before doing III.  hmmm.



#11 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2966 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:33 PM

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin $15.99 PS4 / X1

 

Alternatively on Amazon for $19.99.

It's "alternatively" $19.99 at Best buy too.



#12 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10862 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:37 PM

It's "alternatively" $19.99 at Best buy too.

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#13 Reraise   No Sale, No Buy! CAGiversary!   642 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:42 PM

Meh, no stores near me have it... might just grab it from Amazon seeing it's the same price after BB shipping... Already have it on PS4, but I love me some Dark Souls and want it for Xbox One too... Hrmmm...

 

Off topic... I know that Steam used to (still does?) have a discount on the SotFS if you'd already bought Vanilla DS2, but if you buy that discounted version, does it over-write your Vanilla DS2 or does it add both to your Collection? I ask because I want to keep my original DS2 game and wouldn't buy SotFS if it took it away. If anyone knows this answer, thanks in advance.

DS2 and Scholar are 2 different games on steam, as in, they are listed as such.



#14 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2304 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:54 PM

This is the worst game I've spent a 150 hours on. 

 

Seriously though, the black sheep of the family. Soul Memory is SOOOOOOOOOO STUPID ... and enemies that no longer respawn? Dumb. 



#15 Slim Jesus  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:06 PM

So how much harder is it than BB?


I actually found Dark Souls 2 to be the easiest of their games.

#16 Slim Jesus  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:08 PM

This is the worst game I've spent a 150 hours on.

Seriously though, the black sheep of the family. Soul Memory is SOOOOOOOOOO STUPID ... and enemies that no longer respawn? Dumb.


I do agree about the Soul Memory, I like to run low level builds and found out towards the end that I was being matched based off of the souls accrued and not my actual level.

#17 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:09 PM

Forgot this game existed and that I picked it upfrom game fly on black Friday. Thanks for reminding me about it!

#18 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   11170 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:11 PM

This is the worst game I've spent a 150 hours on. 

 

Seriously though, the black sheep of the family. Soul Memory is SOOOOOOOOOO STUPID ... and enemies that no longer respawn? Dumb. 

Then join the covenant of champions and you won't have to worry about enemies despawning. I appreciate that those who are good at it, will make it through before the enemies despawn after enough kills, but if you are having trouble with an area it will eventually become easier. And those who want more of a challenge, it is there and available.



#19 legs1986   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:11 PM

It was by far easiest. Especially if you use the bonfire tof respawned the Giant. That being said, I think it was a DLC fight against the knight in the big circular hall. Holy hell. I've platted DS1, SOTFS, and Bloodborne, and that was probably the single hardest fight for me.

#20 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4460 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:35 PM

Decided to sit down and finally play through Dark Souls 2.

Pretty fun, but easily the weakest of the series, even more so with the Scholar replacement of enemies.



#21 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15036 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

Then join the covenant of champions and you won't have to worry about enemies despawning. I appreciate that those who are good at it, will make it through before the enemies despawn after enough kills, but if you are having trouble with an area it will eventually become easier. And those who want more of a challenge, it is there and available.

I had forgotten that enemies despawn in this one. Good to know they added a way to stop that for farming purposes ha. At least this is the only souls game that does this because I didn't like the change either.



#22 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1879 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:42 PM

GS is also selling it for this price too, $17.99 used

#23 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4460 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:48 PM

It was by far easiest. Especially if you use the bonfire tof respawned the Giant. That being said, I think it was a DLC fight against the knight in the big circular hall. Holy hell. I've platted DS1, SOTFS, and Bloodborne, and that was probably the single hardest fight for me.

Fume Knight or Ashen King?



#24 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2849 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:00 PM

So how much harder is it than BB?

Mmm, maybe a little bit? They changed some stuff in Scholar so some areas are harder now than they were before, while others are easier. I find it hard to quantify the difficulty of these games, other than Dark Souls 1 post-patch being the easiest.

 

That said, I've been replaying this on PC and having it run at 60fps makes it significantly easier. I don't think I've died to a boss yet, and I've gotten two primal bonfires so far. I know I'm not really any better at these games than I was back when it came out on PS3. Not sure how the performance is on PS4, but I have to believe it runs better than the PS3 version did. That thing chugged.



#25 doug_brit   Biohazard CAGiversary!   648 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:26 PM

I actually found Dark Souls 2 to be the easiest of their games.


That's actually why I'm starting with this game into the souls series. I think if it catches me like I'm hoping I'll have the urge to seek out DS1 (and be able to level up at the bonfires, lol).

#26 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4460 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:34 PM

bonesawisready, on 06 May 2016 - 12:38 PM, said:snapback.png

So how much harder is it than BB?

I'd say it's the hardest I've played in the series, in Scholar some areas seem unbalance, while the bosses for the most part are quite easy and were beaten on the first or second try.

The DLC areas (Poison, Ice, and Fire) seem especially hard, and with easily some of the hardest bosses I've found in the series history.

 

 

Mmm, maybe a little bit? They changed some stuff in Scholar so some areas are harder now than they were before, while others are easier. I find it hard to quantify the difficulty of these games, other than Dark Souls 1 post-patch being the easiest.

 

That said, I've been replaying this on PC and having it run at 60fps makes it significantly easier. I don't think I've died to a boss yet, and I've gotten two primal bonfires so far. I know I'm not really any better at these games than I was back when it came out on PS3. Not sure how the performance is on PS4, but I have to believe it runs better than the PS3 version did. That thing chugged.

PS4 Performance is quite fast and very responsive.

I think Demon Souls might be the easiest in series, but it is also my favorite due to the whole set-up of the game and how you choose your own path like a MegaMan game and how the levels played out.



#27 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2849 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 08:13 PM

PS4 Performance is quite fast and very responsive.

I think Demon Souls might be the easiest in series, but it is also my favorite due to the whole set-up of the game and how you choose your own path like a MegaMan game and how the levels played out.

I have not played Demon's since it came out, but I agree that it is my favorite in the series, for the exact reason you describe. It definitely is possible that after having experience with the other games it would just be a cakewalk now.



#28 legs1986   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 09:16 PM

Fume Knight or Ashen King?


Had to search the wiki.... it was Sir Alonne who whooped my ass. I couldn't get the timing down.

#29 Squall835   Gamer without fear! CAGiversary!   1819 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:04 PM

Target also has it at this price online and some of the stores near me actually have it in stock.



#30 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3586 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2016 - 06:34 AM

Must be new MSRP. Been waiting for this to drop again to add to the collection, thanks OP! Trudging through DS1 now and all I gotta say is Fuck you Capra Demon and your evil dogs!