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My lady is buying me Dark Souls, What should i expect from the game?

#11MR_SorenPosted 10/7/2012 6:39:16 AM
majicray2112 posted...
There is a lot of mindless farming in order to level up your guy for the advanced stages and bosses.

The game isn't about grinding at all. Your play technique is far more important than your level. Grinding is for people who refuse to learn and adapt.
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#12tisukoPosted 10/7/2012 6:50:29 AM
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"If you see skeletons at the beginning your going the wrong way"

But there are some early items in there.
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#13roots1078Posted 10/7/2012 6:57:44 AM
People who are saying there is no story haven't seen this. Spoilers, obviously.
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#14Perfect LightPosted 10/7/2012 7:17:19 AM
Expect to die. A lot.
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#15SierraReiPosted 10/7/2012 7:21:10 AM

Methodical combat. Not quite -fun-, but very satisfying once you get a feel for it. It's certainly a departure from the instant gratification that most games use.


Plain, but pretty atmospheric. Each area has its own feel - special mention goes to Blighttown, whose feel is a construct of makeshift walkways and horrific framerate issues.


Minimalistic. The game has like four cutscenes, but there's a fairly deep story, if you're willing to read item descriptions, pay careful attention, and sort it all out yourself.

Custom Options?

Loads of customization. There's a character creator with a bizarrely detailed set of options for the face, and a ton of items and spells to find.

What should i expect from the game?

Something different. You might not like it, but you could just as easily love it.
I should mention that the game gives you nearly zero instruction on where to go or what to do in many places. You're going to do a lot of wandering and figuring things out.

Is it good, and do you think it'll last me till november 20th when Hitman comes out?

It's great, in my opinion. The game is pretty large, and take a lot of learning the mechanics, so your first playthrough will take a while. RPG elements make it warrant some extra runs, as well.
#16KtuluheroIIPosted 10/7/2012 7:36:50 AM
Hitman_67 posted...
What should i expect from the game?

#17I_suk_at_golfPosted 10/7/2012 8:40:31 AM
One of the best games of the generation. Try to play without a guide, but if it gets too frustrating then use one to move on.

KtuluheroII posted...
Hitman_67 posted...
What should i expect from the game?


Stay hollow then.
#18TheApd_ReturnsPosted 10/7/2012 8:42:38 AM
i highly disagree with the comment about "not researching the game on the internet". a sense of discovery in games is good and all, but the sad truth is that Dark Souls (intended or not) revolves around metagaming due to the ludicrously hidden nature of some of the items and covenants, and the way the SL system works as well as the flawed crafting system. dont get me wrong, i enjoy it, ive put 200+ hours into it, its amazing, but considering the bulk of the game's enjoyment comes from the combat system, i'd say youre not spoiling much by looking up things that the manual or gameplay fails to cover in any sufficient detail.
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#19Dragon NexusPosted 10/7/2012 8:46:06 AM
You should expect an alagory of her opinion of your relationship.
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#20Hitman_67(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 12:45:17 PM
Dragon Nexus posted...
You should expect an alagory of her opinion of your relationship.

She offered to buy it for me, since she knew i'm bored of my old games but can't get a new one till Nov 20th. She's a gamer too so its not like she'll just watch. We both plan to play, after we finish Bayonetta. Yes she'll get her reward for buying me it..

As for everyone else. Thanks for the replies. I'll be getting it for sure then, seems to be my kind of game. I like a good story but i can let it pass i guess so long as the Gameplay is worth it.
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