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Clan of the Crypt
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Dark Souls Discussion

Title: Dark Souls

 

Release Date: October 4, 2011

 

Platform: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

 

Dark Souls Trailer- Bartholomew

 

"Prepare to Die!"

 

The first reviews for From Software's potential mega-hit title,  Dark Souls are starting to roll out.  

 

To no surprise, IGN has posted one of the first reviews for Dark Souls, garnishing it with a score of 9.0/10.0 (Amazing).

 

This thread has been created for the sole purpose of cultivating discussion for Dark Souls, and to provide gamers with a venue to share their experiences and strategies.

 




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First.
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Clan of the Crypt
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LMAO



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I am literally having a seizure about this game.

I want it. I need it.

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I find myself constantly thinking about this **beast** game.  :smileysad:

 

Why can't it just release already!?



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Same here!

2 more days!
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Cant decide whether im gonna start a dex char (thief) or a pure caster...

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I'm gonna start new game with each class :smileyvery-happy:
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Hm.  That's a tough one, especially if the dex benefits aren't outwardly apparent.

 

I'm considering a mildly armored knight or a caster.  If I go the caster route it will be my second attempt at making a battlemage.  ;3



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For those who were interested, I just got a text from Gamestop confirming my pre-order, and notifying me that I can stop by on Monday night to pick up Dark Souls.

 

MIDNIGHT RELEASE!  WOOT!

 

(I'm so not going to work on Tuesday.)



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Dammit!

I hope we get midnight release! i don't have work Tuesday!

....oh fack! Doctors appointment -_-
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Hey, Rage releases the same day. Chances are good that that one will warrant having a midnight release, so you can just pick up Dark Souls then! :smileyvery-happy: That's what I'm doing.



I hadn't really thought of Dark Souls all day today... and then I got on the boards. >_< God, just one day and it's hell to wait for.
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i don't know the only games i can think of that will have a midnight release are arkham city,skyrim,battlefield 3, and modern warfare 3 and maybe uncharted 3.
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Rage releases the same day. I meant between Dark Souls and Rage, one of them has to have a midnight release.

Uncharted 3 should definitely have a midnight release, it's a pretty big title. I think you've got the rest covered pretty well. Is there another Assassin's game coming out? That'd probably get one.
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EvilsergE wrote:
I'm gonna start new game with each class :smileyvery-happy:


Why? Class doesn't matter after the first couple levels. The only difference is the starting stats and some unique equipment.

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Just 'cause.
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Class matters a lot longer than that in this game.... if it's the same as Demon's Souls.
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There's more classes in Dark Souls than the few that we had in Demons Souls....I'm personally rolling a Knight. Not sure what gift I'm going to either, though...


Classes only really effect the beginning of the game, since as you progress, you can adapt your class to fill other class rolls just like in Demons Souls.
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Eventually it really won't matter, but for a good while it does in Demon's Souls. It isn't just a few upgrades until you could be any other class.


... I have no idea what the available classes are for Dark Souls or what gifts are. I like to keep myself in the dark with games I'm really excited about. I want everything to be new.. even just basic things like available classes.

I will start with a wanderer if that's available again. Only because that's what I used on Demon's Souls the first time through.










Oh! I was thinking about this yesterday or the day before. It would have been really neat if on the PS3 version of Dark Souls you could find a dark phantom of your character(s) from Demon's Souls. There are games where data carries over from one game to the next. This would have been an awesome, small way to connect these two. Plus it would have gone well with the tone of the series. No matter what you did in the first game, in that world, it seems like you would eventually become a black phantom. It's just how cruel the world is.
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770312 wrote:
Eventually it really won't matter, but for a good while it does in Demon's Souls. It isn't just a few upgrades until you could be any other class.


... I have no idea what the available classes are for Dark Souls or what gifts are. I like to keep myself in the dark with games I'm really excited about. I want everything to be new.. even just basic things like available classes.

I will start with a wanderer if that's available again. Only because that's what I used on Demon's Souls the first time through.










Oh! I was thinking about this yesterday or the day before. It would have been really neat if on the PS3 version of Dark Souls you could find a dark phantom of your character(s) from Demon's Souls. There are games where data carries over from one game to the next. This would have been an awesome, small way to connect these two. Plus it would have gone well with the tone of the series. No matter what you did in the first game, in that world, it seems like you would eventually become a black phantom. It's just how cruel the world is.

That would have been a neat way of linking the two games together.

 

I can only imagine how they would have coded the data, though.  You see, I'm thinking about the drops associated with the black phantoms, so it would only be fair to be able to pick up weapon and armor that you were wearing when you last beat Demon's Souls.  ;3



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770312 wrote:
Class matters a lot longer than that in this game.... if it's the same as Demon's Souls.


It's not like demon souls. You can break covenants in dark souls and as far as I know the only starting class that has something that nobody else can eventually obtain is the thief.

Class matters for a while; But if you really wanna go balls to the wall you'll roll a deprived...they have the highest starting stats but no armor. Sorcerers have the least stats, but the most starting magic stats.
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Do you know what the item is that the Theif gets?  Is it a ring?



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It's a key that unlocks all doors called the Master Key or something like that. It is automatically given to the Thief and can also be acquired by other characters through gifts. It's the only gift that you cannot get through normal play of the game.
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DoseOfLaughter wrote:
It's a key that unlocks all doors called the Master Key or something like that. It is automatically given to the Thief and can also be acquired by other characters through gifts. It's the only gift that you cannot get through normal play of the game.

That's awesome and ridiculous all at the same time!  :smileyvery-happy:



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It's a master key for unlocking any door in the game. Usually you gotta kill a boss or monster to get keys but thieves will be able to skip certain parts of the game...