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Alright /v/ help me out.

I want to play the Souls series, but don't know where to start. I also don't know what to expect, except for the things I've already seen or read about (here on /v/).

>DaS1 or DaS2?

Also why?
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>>284188790
>one is literally called Dark Souls 1
>the other is literally called Dark Souls 2
>WER START I NO UNDASTAND?????

Take a fucking guess you retard.
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>>284188928
I know this you idiot. The reason why I'm asking because I want to know what the better game is? Maybe DS1 has a lot of flaws compared to DS2? Maybe DS2 has better combat than 1? Maybe DS2 has better [insert whatever]. That's the reason I'm asking.
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>>284188790
Start with 2, then play 1 so you're not dissapointed.
Also, I'd like to see which one you find better if you play it the other way around, because the general verdict is that DaS 1 is better.
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dark souls 2 sucks cock
this is a fact
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Demons Souls faggot
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>>284189238
So you're going to play them both anyways? Then just play 1 then 2 like everyone else.
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Ok your a pleb but I''ll play along.
Play either DeS or DaS first, there's no story/world connection and although there are many similarities they both have different overall designs (e.g. DeS has separate levels where as DaS is mostly open world) so there's something unique to both and you won't be thinking that one game is just objectively better because they just took the core of the previous game and simply improved it.
Don't play DaS2, it's a shadow of the previous games, you'l just feel sad when you eventually force yourself to finish it so just move onto Bloodborne if you can.
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>>284189531
>I suck at the game = game sucks
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op you start by installing them
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>>284189693
DaS 2 is waaaay easier than the original and DeS. 90% of the bosses are a literal joke and can be easily beaten the first time you fight them.
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Start at Demon's Souls, faggot.
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DeS is the place to start. It's more tightly designed and paced than any of the other two games.
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>>284189693
Yes, because DaS II is soooo hard inb4 dickjokes
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>>284189961
Why start with the best then?
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>>284189929

Some bosses are a bit unfair though, like the throne watcher/defender and the twin dragonriders. Fuck multi boss fights against enemies with identical movesets. At least ornstein and smough had a bit of assymetry to their movesets which made them easier to punish.
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>>284190070

Well, i figured that a new player unfamiliar with the game will get the best first impression from the most well designed entry.
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>>284188790
Since the story of these games don't matter in chronological order to understand whats going on, I will say to play dark souls 2 first. Simply because there are a lot of things that it did to improve from Dark Souls. I also feel that dark souls 2 is easier to get into if you don't have experience playing any of these games. but I'm not saying not to play Dark Souls. they maybe the same type of game but they both offer different experiences. which makes Dark Souls have a different feel to it then Dark Souls 2 and vice versa.
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>>284188790
Start with DaS2 because it's much worse than DaS1 and if you will play it first you will hate DaS2 right off the bat
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>>284190240
Yeah I guess that makes sense, also DeS gives the player a little more direction initially, where as a new player might wander into New Londo or skeletons in DaS and just say fuck it, I give up.
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>>284190654
>where as a new player might wander into New Londo or skeletons in DaS and just say fuck it, I give up.

shit this happened to me when it first came out. I kept getting killed by skeletons and ghosts. I thought these were the only paths. and stayed away from the game for awhile. then a friend was like "no man its a sweet game you need to play it again." and he told me about the right path to take first that I totally didn't see. glad I did easily one of my favorite games and can beat it over and over and not get tired of it.
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>>284188790
Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and then stop so you don't start to cry :(
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>>284189238
They're comparable mechanics wise. DS2 is longer and has more active multi.
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>Demon's Souls
>Dark Souls
>Bloodborne

Dark Souls 2 is the family member who had a mental breakdown and no one talks about anymore.
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>>284188790

since were posting yet another subtle souls series advertisement
i would just like to note how the character model looks like chinese shit, and the gameplay is literally a grimdark version of mosnter hunter, minus any real objective and how OPs screenshot is literally the best ever taken of this game, and still looks like shit

also notice how this 4 year old game still looks better than even the most modern high-end japanese super-genius iteration of the latest souls series game on the playstation 4
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>>284188790
Play them in order you cunt. And if you don't have a ps3 just start with DS1.

>>284191679
Yeah it looks better but the game itself is way worse.
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>>284191679

bro, skyrim is 5 years old
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>>284188790
OP, just a quick tip. If you are planning on buying any of the games, then you should go for DaS first, becuase DaS2 is getting a GOTY edition with all DLC and some other additions in 2 moths time.
If you want ot pirate, then diregard this.
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>>284191865

the most i have ever logged in any souls game was 65hrs, and i enjoyed it for what it was. but i dont kid myself in pretending that souls games are some deep special tru-gamer shit game. the games are average to decent, at best

skyrim on the otherhand has consumed 800hours of my time.
please explain this
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>>284191679
>grimdark version of monster hunter
I hate this comparison; MH is full of huge oversized weapons, impossible moves and hacking and slashing away at monsters, as if those Japan need to compensate for something, but the Souls series keeps it more realistic with regular weapons and damage. I'm not saying DaS doesn't have huge ass weapons, but you have to earn those by chopping of dragon tails or something.

>inb4 muh realism
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>>284192191
The most fun thing about souls in my opinion is trying all kinds of builds and weapons in pvp. i guess you're not into that. That's the main appeal of the game for me.
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>>284192191
You have a high tolerance for mundane games. Skyrims combat is god awful, how could you stomach it for 800hrs? get help.
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>>284192468
Same, I like making a new build daily and DaS2 really makes that easy with the respec

I also love the invasion/summon system, the main appeal to the series for me
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>>284191679
>Having bow sideways
Why do devs fucking do this? Why can't they rotate the bow 90 degrees and have it sit properly like it should. It's not that hard
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>>284192529

archery + skyre
shit will fucking kill you
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>>284189238
1 is much better than 2, and you should play it first.
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I want to watch the Lord of the Ring movie series.

Where should I start? 1,2 or 3?
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>>284193713
Start with 3 and work backwards since 1 is the best and the other two will only disappoint.
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>>284192529

>implying skyrim is not an archery simulator

really, the mechanics and killcams are done very well. and skyRe pretty much completes the missing element of difficulty
do you honestly believe the worlds best selling game does not have a place for you?

your mind has been set on vanilla skyrim. you will always see it this way even when everything changes and things are much better now
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>>284194135
>Skyrim
>base game is shit
>b-but this other game is shit, this one has mods now!

Fuck off.
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>>284194536

miazaki A-team pls

no more hiding from dishonor and shame
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>>284191508

but dark souls 2 has the moar players and the best pvp

>powerstance 2 greataxes in ds2
>win alot

>use slow weapons in ds1
>toggle escape
>parry
>backstabs
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>>284194946
autismo overload
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>>284193713
I want to watch Star Wars, where should I start: 1,2,3,4,5 or 6? it's not chronological.
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>>284195417
Start with 5 cuz it's the best
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Just play Dark Souls first. If you really like it then get Dark Souls 2, but make sure you go into it knowing it won't be the same as the first, there's a lot more cheesy shit, the bosses are really stupid, and the zones are almost all ugly and boring.
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>>284189316
>>284189531
>>284189657
>>284189929
>>284190041
>>284190617
>>284191508
brainwashed retards
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>>284195674
Dark Souls 2 is a poorly thought out game in general and this fact is abundantly clear to any critical thinking person who plays it.
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>>284188790
Just start with Dark Souls 2, it's far and above the better game
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>>284195674
>oh wow so many people share the same opinion on a game, surely they're all wrong and i'm right
>trying this hard to validate your shitty taste in games
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>>284195183
Good thing I couldn't care less about souls multiplayer, sure it's fun sometimes but I don't know why people hold it up as such a crucial part of the game, I could take it or leave it, it's certainly not worth going through DaS2 just for mp.
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>>284195898
millions of flies eat shit
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>>284188790

>>284191508
This.
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>>284195674
>hurr durr many people think this way, but I don't agree. Better blame it on the Illuminati
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>>284188790
The only thing that DaS has over DaS2 is difficulty.
Though DaS2 can be pretty unfair sometimes.
Also this is why you shouldn't play DaS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_h-NvMJK-c
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>>284191679

GOD DAMN

DO YOU HAVE ANY WEBMS OF SCORING KILLSHOTS ON ELK ASS?

HOLY SHIT
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>>284195674
DaS2 did wash my brain out, god that game really was drivel.
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>>284196002
You're trying to compare people, with a conscience and understanding, to a mindless bug that does what it's born to do?

Come on buddy, you can't bait this hard, fishing takes times and patience.
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>>284196002
In that case shit is good for flies
Get your shit together, Anon, it isn't that hard
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>>284188790
you should play them both, starting with das1.
Well atleast you should, if you wish to get the full experience.
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>>284188790
First one has a really coherent atmosphere, and up through Anor Londo is amazing. Quality dips after that due to development being rushed towards the end, but there's still stuff worth seeing.

Second one is much longer and definitely has areas worth seeing, but also has plenty of bland shit in between. Feels a little bloated. Cohesion in the world isn't really there anymore either; doesn't feel very "dark". Second does have more variety for viable builds, but it also has some pretty uninteresting changes to enemy attacks. In particular, enemies pivot during attacks more in 2, which feels very video-gamey instead of like you're actually in a fight.
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>>284196136
toohard4me :<
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>>284196136
In that case, go through the valley of the drakes. DaS I has, unlike DaS II, world design, so you can always take a different route if that suits your needs.
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>>284196220
>conscience and understanding
>mindless bug
i think you mixed those up
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>>284188790
Dark Souls 2 is shit.

Dark Souls is actually a decent, even awesome, game.

Play Demon's Souls.
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>>284196325
>bland shit in between
In between what, more bland shit?
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>>284189657
well that's if bloodborne turns out good to begin with
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