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PS4, Xbone - Dark Souls Remastered $23.99 GCU bestbuy.com


#1 Smithers123  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:46 AM

heard this one flopped, anyone care to comment? I haven't tried it yet

 

PS4

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6194100

 

Xbone

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6194102



#2 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:19 AM

Not in Japan, https://gematsu.com/...5-21-18-5-27-18

 

I think that's a fair price should of been $29 out of the gate, but really enjoying the full 60fps on the XoneX. Don't regret my $39 purchase but I'm now stuck on climbing the inclines in New Londo with gawd damn silver knights basically shooting spears at me



#3 United_Korea   Gunpla Addict CAGiversary!   1168 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:54 AM

Remember when we used to get three remastered games for $40?



#4 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   344 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:53 AM

In for a retroactive price match!



#5 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3529 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 12:31 PM

Not in Japan, https://gematsu.com/...5-21-18-5-27-18

 

I think that's a fair price should of been $29 out of the gate, but really enjoying the full 60fps on the XoneX. Don't regret my $39 purchase but I'm now stuck on climbing the inclines in New Londo with gawd damn silver knights basically shooting spears at me

That's probably the hardest non-boss part of a Soulsborne game so don't feel bad.



#6 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1758 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 01:33 PM

That's probably the hardest non-boss part of a Soulsborne game so don't feel bad.

LOL, and he gets to have it immediately followed up by the hardest boss (well, bosses) in the game (and possibly the series).

 

My suggestion it to summon someone if it is an issue for you.  You can often find signs near bonfires and not just boss areas.  Summoning isn't just for bosses, many people are willing to help you through levels and giving the archers multiple targets (especially if the other guy is good at that part) can really help.  There is no shame in summoning, but remember as you get better to pay it forward and put down your own sign to help others that are stuck.



#7 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13828 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago   Now streaming Fallout 76 live on Twitch

Posted 24 June 2018 - 04:30 PM

Maxed out Zweihander makes pretty short work of them and I had a way harder time with the rooftops the first time I played because I was trying not to die. Once you realize souls are farmable in certain spots and sprinting to bosses is the best way to play, the game becomes infinitely easier. I only died getting up the roof once because the knight wouldn't move the first time; just keep sprinting up there and walk around him when he moves to attack you melee. All you need to do is light that bonfire inside the castle after that part and you're golden.



#8 jdaville   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

You can get the Knights with arrows. Find a spot where their Spears hit the building or inclines, and then kill them with arrows.

#9 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13828 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago   Now streaming Fallout 76 live on Twitch

Posted 24 June 2018 - 04:36 PM

You can get the Knights with arrows. Find a spot where their Spears hit the building or inclines, and then kill them with arrows.

Or that. I just found it easier to run past the one on the right ledge to get inside the castle hehe.



#10 Umyhoneycomb  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 04:42 PM

Almost at my point of 19.99 pre gcu.

#11 Brendan_Frye   All 5 Senses CAGiversary!   1287 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:19 PM

Not in Japan, https://gematsu.com/...5-21-18-5-27-18
 
I think that's a fair price should of been $29 out of the gate, but really enjoying the full 60fps on the XoneX. Don't regret my $39 purchase but I'm now stuck on climbing the inclines in New Londo with gawd damn silver knights basically shooting spears at me


When they shoot the Spears at you, try rolling under them instead of blocking. Less chance of you getting knocked off the edge from them. That’s how I got passed it. Good luck!

#12 vicious7171   Don't you dare call on me, old man! CAGiversary!   427 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:07 PM

Thanks Smithers, got a retroactive price match.  Just in time, on the 30th day there was price matching!



#13 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   845 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:50 PM

This flopped?

#14 FireWarrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   364 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:22 PM

This flopped?

No it did not.



#15 xactoly  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:26 PM

my gcu expired. sad day

#16 zeb06   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2045 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:01 PM

In for a retroactive price match!

Had to fight to get mine. CSR kept copying and pasting their Price Match FAQ...I had to read it and point out the exact scenario below. They kept saying you paid 31.99 - $1 for store pickup, the price is 29.99 and we cannot apply GCU so your refund will only be $1.09. I had to say it gives the exact example in the FAQ saying you will apply GCU to the price match when its from Best Buy smh. Now theyll probably cancel my GCU haha.

 

For example, If a Gamers Club Unlocked member paid $47.99 for a new game priced at $59.99 and Best Buy lowers the price to $49.99 during the return and exchange period, we will, upon request, price match the new price with the 20% discount and sell the My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked member the game for $39.99.



#17 DesertLeo   DontReadThis. CAGiversary!   2016 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

Had to fight to get mine. CSR kept copying and pasting their Price Match FAQ...I had to read it and point out the exact scenario below. They kept saying you paid 31.99 - $1 for store pickup, the price is 29.99 and we cannot apply GCU so your refund will only be $1.09. I had to say it gives the exact example in the FAQ saying you will apply GCU to the price match when its from Best Buy smh. Now theyll probably cancel my GCU haha.

 

For example, If a Gamers Club Unlocked member paid $47.99 for a new game priced at $59.99 and Best Buy lowers the price to $49.99 during the return and exchange period, we will, upon request, price match the new price with the 20% discount and sell the My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked member the game for $39.99.

 

Crazy.  I got my adjustment in, like, 5 minutes



#18 Sonic9jct   Wubba lubba dub dub CAGiversary!   325 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:18 AM

Dang that was almost as fast as Burnout Paradise remastered

Maybe faster

#19 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13828 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago   Now streaming Fallout 76 live on Twitch

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:28 PM

This flopped?

The original was the first true success for the franchise, however remaster sales may have suffered for lack of interest. Who knows?



#20 DaShaka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1912 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2018 - 07:58 AM

No it did not.

You sure? What are the sales numbers? I don’t doubt the quality, just the sales numbers.

I’m personally waiting for the Switch version, unless it reviews (runs) horribly, then I’ll just grab the PS4 or X1 version after all.

#21 dontBlink86  

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

Not sure actual numbers, co-op and signs were very active though. Already got my Plat and sold on ebay, with this retro price match I actually came out on top too!

Side note, love the DS communities helpfulness. Even this thread has people offering suggestions and help lol

#22 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 05:27 PM

I already plat the original when it was released. Anything in this version that justifies a replay?

#23 doc_j88   CAG Vet CAGiversary!   1192 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:07 PM

I already plat the original when it was released. Anything in this version that justifies a replay?


Better graphics
4k
Completely redone textures

#24 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:18 PM

Better graphics
4k
Completely redone textures

 

So no.  Thank you.



#25 dontBlink86  

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:35 PM

I already plat the original when it was released. Anything in this version that justifies a replay?


No new content. I enjoy it enough to double dip on the plat, but otherwise the 60fps is the only major difference.

#26 Crazydom   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 10:58 PM

The game wasn’t even in the top 20 NPD for May, so it definitely did worse than I expected. The SF collection did better.

#27 Yu Narukami  

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 11:49 PM

This flopped?

I wish. What is this, the fourth time this game has been made? Bamco made my "Do Not Buy" list thanks to this fuckup.



#28 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3529 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:40 AM

I already plat the original when it was released. Anything in this version that justifies a replay?

It does have the DLC in case you didn't get to play it. I have the Prepare to Die edition on PC but I'll still probably grab this when it hits $10 or so just to have it on PS4 and play through it again for some trophies.



#29 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:36 PM

For the effort that was put into this release, $40 was asking way too much. More work was put into the Switch release and I think just having it on the go is enough to make people wait for that version.

 

Considering the amount of competition in regards to new games, this should've launched at $20.

 

Jim Sterling does an amazing overview on what's good about it and what should have been added to make it a true remaster. Some basic texture packs and an FPS bump is hardly what I'd consider a remastering.