I had never played a Souls game
I can highly recommend it
If you're going to play any souls game at all, please let it be Dark Souls 1 and not the second one.
What are you looking forward to in DS3?
Personally, i'm looking forward to the weapon arts and the armours
I'm currently at O&S. They don't fuck around, but I'm making progress on them.
The only time that hasn't been fun was when I had to do Sen's fortress again because I didn't get the fucking bonfire in Anor Londo.
Don't be dumb, kids.
I'm not OP but I'm implying that your question is directed to people who played the previous games.
Personally I can't wait for weapon arts and bosses. If they will be on The Old Hunters level the game is gonna be awesome.
Getting that far in just 30 hours on first playthough is impressive. They're pretty much the biggest skill check in the game. Just make sure you are patient and keep one of them at a distance at all times.
DS2 is still better than 90% of games out there. It's the weakest Souls installment but the game is well beyond playable. But keep parroting the /v/ meme like a good little boy.
you git'd gud
I didn't know a LOT going in, but I knew more than I'd have probably liked. The usual things,
plus I'd seen people play. Not enough that I knew the environment or anything, but I'd seen people successfully kill things so right off I had an idea what to do.
pic is my best attempt on O&S so far. haven't been tracking how many attempts / how long I've been working at them. so far have only gotten ornstein dead twice; pic is the second time it happened, I think.
yeah I did a couple pulls with that. Right now though blocking with ..whatever the fuck that shield is, a greatshield? is like a safety net crutch for me.
might go more with grass & 2hand when I pick up again.
this shits been great mostly because I'm not being a frustration rager & I'm actually taking breaks instead of running my head into a wall hours on end. I usually complain like a bitch over the stupidest shit but I guess knowing that every death is because of my inputs, not because of a dice roll, really helps the perspective.
don't open this don't read this save yourself don't read the truth
raw+5. str is something like 21 and dex is like 16, I don't remember.
tempted to ask if my level (like, 30?) is normal for this encounter but at the same time fuck you, shut up, I like doing this shit blind.
>usually looking up character builds all the time
>usually nose deep in a guide
this has been such a great change of pace.
That's the right way to go honestly. Whenever ive been stuck on a boss for a long time i put the controller down, do something else and get back at it when i feel like im ready again. Usually get it on my first try after taking a break for a couple of hours or days.
Just avoid hits altogether and poke like >>323186702 said.
Try to not get impatient but don't be reckless.
level 30 is very good.
however be carefull about raw.
I did the same mistake one my first playthrough.
You upgrade with less ressources for slightly better base damage but your scaling get worse.
perfect example for me was the gargoyle boss.
>oh fuck there's a second one? ahhh shit, alright, I'll hit this shit later.
next day I killed it flawlessly.
also, during the encounter,
the first time I chopped its tail off I was so baffled and amused that I died
yeah the ... shit, did I wiki it? I think I wiki'd the raw vs std but I knew about the scaling trade off. I haven't paid attention to where the tipping point is, though, and just kinda assumed I was early game / low stats. I think next time I boot up I'll burn some souls upgrading my standard pole and do a comparison.
Play DaS 1. Maybe 2. Also Demon's and Bloodborne.
Really it should go Demon's > Dark > BB. II is completely optional because it kind of blows and doesn't add jack shit to the series.
Dark isn't quite as good as Demon's overall but made improvements in a few areas. Bloodborne is dex build: the game and is like a faster, bloodier Demon's Souls but in a Victorian era of that world.
Play DaS on a PC (shouldn't take a very good one), snag a used PS3 for Demon's (and DaS if your PC just can't). You need a PS4 for BB but you could also play SOTFS on it if your PC is a toaster.
Play Demon's Souls first if you have a ps3, then Dark Souls and after that give Dark Souls 2 a try but know that it's not as good as the other ones.
Bloodborne is a nice spin-off game but it can feel painfully simple compared to the other games since it's more action oriented.
>I've never played a Souls game, should I buy Dark Souls 2 or just wait for 3
what the fuck play Demons souls first pleb
>painfully simple compared to the other games
What makes the other games any more complicated? I never used a shield in DaS anyway and the side-steps are such a sexy mechanic that it feels stupidly simple and slow playing without them.
Using the 2-hand transformation of my weapon in BB basically puts me in the same position I've always been in in Souls games, except with greatly increased mobility.
I played Dark Souls first, and didn't get very far at all.
I quit, and decided to try Dark Souls 2 SOTFS edition when I got my next gen console.
And, it took me quite a bit of a time considering I quit playing a few different times, for months at a time.
But, man it seemed like everytime I picked it back up, I'd get so much further.
I haven't dared to start my New Game + yet, but by golly gosh it was the best recent singleplayer gaming experience I've had since Final Fantasy X.
Would highly recommend, now I'm just waiting for Dark Souls to get on Xbox Backwardsd compatability list, so I can try and finish that one too.
Miyazaki wasnt on the team who made DS2. The team was instead lead by another guy. After a year of working on DS2, from soft had a meeting with the team to check up on everything. Turns out everything was going in the wrong direction so they had to replace the guy who lead the team with another guy who had one year to finalize DS with the assets he had on hand.
It doesn't have nearly as many weapon upgrading options and no armor upgrading and less stats.
The weapons do have wider movesets though but I don't think that's enough to balance out the things they took away from bloodborne.
DaS had less than Demon's and nobody really cared. The stats in Souls games don't govern fucking anything except for weapon damage and how much armor you can wear, there's really no need for them to be as varied as they are. I mean they trimmed it down again for BB and there are still useless stats.
As they were in DaS, stats only served to give people something to min/max. There were no RPG mechanics, no reason to do ANYTHING with those stats other than absolutely optimize them for damage output.
Really the only "options" you have in any of these titles is what produces the highest numbers at the end. Weapon upgraded to +15 regular Titanite, optimal stats for that weapon. It was really more of a chore than anything, since the combat was all about player ability and your stats played no role other than pumping out a bigger number when you did the exact same shit you'd be doing either way.
It's even stupid and arbitrary in Bloodborne. You have a point about the weapon and armor upgrades, but those have been disappearing since Demon's Souls, which had way more options for upgrade paths, more than one of which was relevant instead of Dark's system of just having one path trump the rest of them completely.