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Old April 26th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #496
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I bought so many games because I wanted it but turned out being crap. Like meruru atelier and silent hill hd
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Old April 26th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #497
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^ I think you might have posted in the wrong thread.

@Vaik: cool stuff, didn't know there was an armor like that in the game. I don't think I ever saw it in the Wiki.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #498
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^ I think you might have posted in the wrong thread.

@Vaik: cool stuff, didn't know there was an armor like that in the game. I don't think I ever saw it in the Wiki.
Yeah, it's the only annoying armor set to get. Everything else is pretty easy though most of the boss armors that Domnhall of Zena sells are technically skippable and Lautrec's armor is easily missed since you don't have to do his quest.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #499
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I did...i wonder what thread that belonged too...stupid phone and surfing forums
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Old August 29th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #500
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So I decided to bump this thread because I was annoyed with everyone ignoring my posts in Daily Vidya regarding the Prepare to Die Edition.

Before I launch into my thoughts, anyone have questions about PtDE?

They've changed things across the board in terms of stat rebalancing so now elemental weps are nerfed pretty fiercely, even ones like boss weapons (Quelaag's Furysword was doing mediocre damage at +5 with 0 humanity even though I haven't beaten Gwyn in round 1 yet). This makes regular weapons which normally got no play except in PvP rather than PvE viable, but it also more or less makes the game a little harder...especially in the DLC, where the bosses in particular are so much stronger and more agile that they are very difficult to kill.

I have gotten basically all of the new armor sets, but I'll withhold showing images for the moment till I have the full gear and can showcase everything, but they all look quite cool. Lord's Blade Ciaran's gear is probably my favorite aesthetically in the game now, though Artorias's Abyss-corrupted gear is awesome too.

The new bosses are all fairly challenging but simply by playing the usual cautious Dark Souls way, you will prevail. They all do have some kind of unique power, though -- for example, the Sanctuary Guardian is lightning enchanted which chips through even the Greatshield of Artorias, and Kalameet's chaotic flame breath has the same kind of mega chip damage. The bosses also have an unfortunate vertical nature at times so you can lose lockon, accidentally flip around, and get smashed, but not much you can do about that.

The port itself is pretty solid despite being bare bones. A fix exists for the resolution and depth of field resolution so the game now looks far and above console, and given with good hardware it can be run at 30 FPS constant (yes, it is locked to 30, it would disrupt every facet of gameplay if it wasn't) and even have 16xAA on top of that forced in drivers, it looks gorgeous. I plan on doing a recording of a playthrough of the game at some point in the future.

There's no new achievements involved, sorry to say for anyone hyped for that, which is a bit refreshing since it means you don't HAVE to get the DLC if you want to do a 100% achievements/trophies listing in your profile. Oh, and for the record, the DLC is fairly easy to access, but it is nowhere near the length they claimed it would be -- I spent a good few hours on it but that was because I deliberately explored every nook and cranny, activated every shortcut, killed everything ever, and wanted to ensure I missed nothing. On a NG+ run, since you know what you need to go for and how to approach the bosses, I imagine it would take less than two hours to clear the entire DLC.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #501
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I'm glad you're enjoying it Vaik I plan on buying it as soon as it goes on sale.. Or when I get bored of CS:GO / GW2 Whichever comes sooner.. Either way I'm lookin forward to getting back into DrkS sometime soon.. I'm also glad they got the resolution thing taken care of, while still a little disapointed with the fact that you're stuck at 30FPS but ofcourse it is FROMs first port so I didn't expect perfection.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #502
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I'm glad you're enjoying it Vaik I plan on buying it as soon as it goes on sale.. Or when I get bored of CS:GO / GW2 Whichever comes sooner.. Either way I'm lookin forward to getting back into DrkS sometime soon.. I'm also glad they got the resolution thing taken care of, while still a little disapointed with the fact that you're stuck at 30FPS but ofcourse it is FROMs first port so I didn't expect perfection.
The problem is, everybody expected it to be this amazing translation, but Namco Bandai hates America. They don't localize anything, reportedly give subpar budgets for localizations, etc. They likely only pushed this because they could do it cheaply by doing a straight port (which they did, which is why it's perceived as having so many problems when it's perfectly playable) and didn't have to spend money to get a bunch of profit. FROM themselves warned everyone it would be a straight port, and they've been strictly console devs that I've followed for almost fifteen years now. They're good guys and make great games, it's just...they seem to be always a small dev because their games aren't mega seller AAA titles.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #503
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So some JP dude made a 59 min speed run of Dark Souls (no glitches, 1.07). Frickin' insane.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #504
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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #505
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I certainly am

Even though I still have the first Dark Souls to finish heh
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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:57 AM   #506
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:04 AM   #507
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I'm way behind. I'm more than half way through Demon's Souls...incredible game. Than I will play Dark Souls.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:51 PM   #508
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Once I platinum Demon's (I'm so close, I can smell it!), I'll start-up Dark again just to see why it's apparently better than Demon's.
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