This is terrible attempt at writing funny review.
>implying we wuz kings is not best meme of 2015
I've seen so many renditions of this, including by redditors on Facebook. Such a pathetic attempt to be witty.
Plus, they are just buying into the game's marketing campaign that focused on it's difficulty. I even think the SNES and NES main series Mario games are harder during their second halves.
> Complains about Steam humour
> Shitposts a faggy meme
> Insinuating this is actual humour
The set-up with those guys was great. All the big skeletons before that had glowing eyes, so after a little bit you get used to them, and gain some confidence. Then you jog right into one of those fuckers without warning.
It's the little things.
Before my hard drive failed, and I said "fuck it" to replaying Dark Souls, since I was at the last boss when it happened, I had a cleric build who specialized in sword and shield and faith.
The game wasn't terribly difficult, especially after I got those high damage cleric spells, but that last boss was bullshit against my build.
>tfw I beat Ornstein with a bow
First 3 times I tried fighting him, I tried blocking, his recovery was too fast and by the time I got out of my stun lock, I had zero stamina.
It's been at least 3 years since then, so I don't really recall all of it, I just remember him gliding across the map acting like a faggot.
I beat the game with bows. Artorias is probably the hardest thing for me, since I took so long to figure out how to consistently avoid his attacks
I never used shields, parries, or spells, probably would have made some of the hard parts less hard.
Also I didn't even know I could sprint until quite a bit into the game. I had a hard time fighting the Gaping Dragon the first time, trying to walk out of the way of his attacks.
I didn't save it, but there was a good gif called caprademon.gif.
>hero runs at villain
>villain punches hero once
>hero goes flying and falls unconscious
>two henchmen start beating the hero up
>game has lots of good art direction, music, atmosphere, enemy/character designs
>people only ever talk about the difficulty
Like MrBtongue said, Dark Souls is a game where if you change any one element of it you would ruin the whole thing.
The "difficulty" is secondary to the overall design of the game
I'm German, and I can confirm that youe sentense is 100% bullshit.
I'm playing this on 360 right now, third playthrough. I just have to ask. Did they really think it was acceptable to ship this game in this state? Blighttown drops to 13 frames per second.
>inb4 bz mustard base
The difficultly stands out because people exist in a time where autosaves and watered down enemies are rampant in the gaming industry, particularly in western games. Since developers think it's more important to make a game look cool than make it an engaging and rewarding experience.
Souls games punish ignorance. And with most other modern games people can breeze through a game and not know much more than the basics of how to play.
So someone gave me the ps version of ds2 scholar for Xmas, i'm 11 hours in and really enjoying myself
Should be sell it and get the pc version? I am hating not using my xone elite controller to play. Is this pc port good?
> I have DaS on 360 AND PS3
Why the fuck do you own 2 shitty last gen consoles, and not a new Gen one or a good enough PC to run it?
It's your own fault you fucking tard.
Also, the same game on 2 different consoles. I can't tell if you're fucking retarded, or legitimately stupid.
> Not *ok
> Implying PC has framerate issues with PC
Don't blame others for your problems if you're the one with the toaster.
Also, learn to us basic grammar, you fucking genetic embarrassment.
Actually, it was a capitalization problem, not a spelling problem. I don't think you still have the right to call me a retard, friend.
> Insinuating that the same people are responsible for every port on each console.
This is why retard exists on /v/.
I recommend tying a rope around your neck, shortly followed by a swift kick of the stool that you're standing on.
That should fix your famiy's embaressment from raising such a retard.
It won't fix your horrible PC or retardation from owning an XBox though :^(
Every console Souls has performance issues. Only reason PC's don't is because they can power beyond the incompetent optimization, it has nothing to do with the PC version actually being inherently better.
From are incompetent.
> Bitching about racism on 4chan
> Implying it's the same anon replying as you're arguing with.
This is why /pol/ exists.
For bitches like you to cry in when you get called something on the big bad internet.
What the fuck happened to the quality of threads on >>>/v/ ?
I was hoping for an actual discussion for Dark Souls, but I get a bunch of kids arguing about nationality and Console Wars.
Why can't anybody just stay on topic anymore?
>expecting civilized discuission on /v/
All you'll get is people ironically saying meme and talking about how SONYGGERS BTFO or XBONE FAGGOTS or NINTENKIDDIES or FEDORAS. It's not gonna happen.
I've been here since 2004.
Just saying, 4chan was always cancerous, but never this full of whiny little faggots.
At least people could stay on topic.
These days, everybody is a bunch of fucking
Sadly, you're right.
I don't know what I expected.
These days, it's just newfags and kids arguing over each other's rival console, or PC users denouncing all 'console fags'.
You can never just have an on-topic thread anymore.
>Wanting actual discussion
>OP is Meme Souls
2/10 made me reply
Yeah, honestly the main age demographic for /v/ seems to be 12-16 year olds.
>Rate my waifu
rightwow look at how cute i am with spoilers
>name a better blank pro tip you cant
>why haven't you bought an xbox
>why haven't you bought a ps4
The only civilized threads anymore are the weekend smash tournaments, and even then they get pretty salty.
>Implying the Joke-Box One (actually second console because Microsoft can't fucking count), is actually good.
how has no one called you out for this autism
Honestly the only reason I keep coming back is for news, I hate going to reddit or kotaku to keep up with shit. I don't like writhing in the filth of my fellow anon like others seem to
> Getting this butthurt because an anonymous person on the internet called his waste of financial investment 'a joke'.
> Replying to autism, with autism.
> Posting an image that in no way convey's any form of feeling or appropriate response.
You people are a fucking joke.
no buddy, I'm astonished
>Work hard getting some of the bloodborne trophies
>Go back to Dark Souls 2 (SOTFS) to do the same
>Combat is slow
>Rolling, running and attacking takes too much stamina
>Enemies don't do much damage, but they like to break your poise often
>The scaling of stats is crap, you might as well meet the requirements of a weapon and leave your stats as they are
>Can't invade because I have to farm orbs
>Almost no people playing online, so no coop
>Miss how easy it was to be summoned with a bell, now people have to step over my sign and summon me
>The weapons are shit and you can't make a bow based agape build
>Bored out of my mind after beating a few bosses
>Try a dual knives build
>They do shit damage yet I was expecting something like the blade of mercy's trick mode
Damn dude, Bloodborne is actually better than Dark Souls 2, who knew?
>Play Dark Souls
>Feels like a solid game
>Armor looks shiny and nice
>Graphics are actually good looking unlike DSII
I don't know what to think, guys, was DSII that big of a mistake?
you're about as good as detecting butthurt as you are counting
you gotta make a thread at like 2 or 3 AM to get a halfway decent one.
A few specific topics on /v/ can have a civil thread once in a while. But something like Dark Souls is posted about regularly, so it went to shit, came back, and went to shit harder.
Don't expect remotely good discussion until DS3 releases.
Dark Souls II took 20 steps forward from DaSI and then 2000 steps back. It's frustrating and insulting how much promise is in that game and how it's all been squandered. They prove how well they can do in a few select places and the rest of the game is void of such talent.
It truly get pissed off when I play DaSII, not because it's hard or it's annoying, but because it drives me crazy to see a game with some really good ideas get absolutely destroyed like that.
I was in Gamestop a while ago looking for the Prepare to Die edition for PS3. The guy working there asked me what I was looking for, I told him, and he tells me that that version only came out for the PS4 and XBone.
I don't know why they hire idiots that don't know video games.
>playing game X
>decide to switch over to game Y
>wow game Y doesn't play like X at all!
>look at all these things that are different in Y!
>why can't I play Y like X????
Damn dude, looks like X was better than Y all along.
You can't really blame team B. It was all namcos fault. They wanted them to say "how can we make this difficult" rather than "how can we make this good". It was probably namco's decision to boost the brightness pre release
I'm not, I mean I somewhat am for some things because there were some situations they could have done better with or without namco, but namco clearly fucked shit up. If B-team was truly and entirely to blame, FoFG wouldn't be nearly as good as it is.
I also have a theory that it's namco's fault that SM, effigy burning, and other pvp related shit existed, but it's kind of long and makes me sound a bit crazy.
You win some and you lose some
If you've truly been here as long as you claim then you would know that some threads stay on topic and others crash and burn.
Being an oldfag doesn't mean you've been here a long time. It also includes having some sense about how the site works, which you obviously don't have.
I wonder why it always has to be card games in the magic universe
fuck I would kill for a phyraxia/mirrodin game
Well, we all know that namco loves the "so hard guise prepare to die FOR REAL" marketing, as it's everywhere in DaS and DaSII.
Someone at either FROM or NAMCO thought it would be a spectacular idea to have players be invaded regardless of human/hollow form. That way, the game would be even more hardcore!
Then somebody at FROM must have remembered that DaSI existed, and what happened in it. Twinkers.
Twinking is retarded, don't get me wrong, but in DaS and DeS the solution was easy: stay hollow. Kind of a hack job of a fix, and something had to be done about it obviously, but it worked.
If you could be invaded while hollow in DaSII, twinking would be fucking unstoppable. ESPECIALLY with the health loss upon death.
So B-team obviously had to backpedal super hard and throw in a shitton of anti-twink measures to balance it out. These anti-twink measures ended up killing the PvP in numerous ways.
SM exists just to prevent twinking.
Effigy Burning exists just to prevent twinking.
Way of Blue/Sentinels is basically an anti-twink anti-invader covenant, which is why you can join it as soon as you start the game.
The removal of no-scaling weapon upgrades also was to combat twinks, but this one actually makes sense.
Only one of those would really be needed to solve the problem, but instead they used every single one. 3/4ths of those things would not even be necessary if invaded while hollow didn't happen, so someone in development must have forced this idea. And in the end, SM and effigy burning ended doing more harm than good in Souls PVP.
I pirated DS2 when it came out and got like, half way through. I just bought SOTFS, how different is it?
vastly different enemy placement and items, improved in most areas
slight enemy ai tweaks like pic related
only area that's worse is iron keep and its aggression mod alonne knights
lot of features like
invisible hollows that drop items and are revealed by torches, hidden moon moths that drop nicer items that are REALLY hidden
new npc invader with a really unwieldy pair of weapons that require you to be full hollow and are basically only for the arena
no changes to the DLC in NG, but they added extra stuff up to like NG+++++ though it's minimal
perhaps the same could be said of all religions.
The torches are the FPS killers. 360 side is looking at the side with all the torches.
PS3 with phantoms summoned in Blighttown was godawful.
Yeah. No changes to actual bosses that I'm aware of, the side of Heide's leading to him is far tougher, with actual Heide Knights and a fucking dragon for no reason
So I actually just started the first game, I remade my game after realizing I had accidentally eaten the firekeeper soul instead of using it.
Ive made a mage and cheesed everything up to sends in a quarter of the time. How long until I get the Moonlight greatsword? And what armor should I be using.
So far ive been using a crimson set with havels+favour and protection for the super rolls.
>and a fucking dragon for no reason
Fucking genius, I've never even been to the actual dragon section in DS2.
I remember when I first arrive to Manjula I just dash down those stairs, pass all them knights and kill the one at the end to grab that hollow ring, then again once you learn that you could just small soap stone your humanity back there's no reason to care about hollowing anymore.
>Play it on PC
>Don't play a shitty port
Pick one and only one.
On PC if anything it was worse, because those framerate drops could cause the game to kick you out of online mode.