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Dark Souls = Best RPG of This Generation?

#81Silent Sniper IVPosted 11/29/2012 6:23:53 AM
For me: yes. I have like 300 hours invested into it and still fire it up occasionally. The multiplayer hook keeps me playing long after I finished stuff like the witcher 2 and 1000/1000'd Lost Odyssey. I'm very picky with games these days, but everything about dark souls hooked me and kept me playing.

I feel this generation was astoundingly bland with rpgs compared to the last few (Ps1, ps2, older PC rpgs like baldurs gate and even SNES era stuff holds more charm to me than most of this gen) but dark souls is one of those rare brilliant exceptions.

It gets my vote.
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#82kingstagPosted 11/29/2012 7:59:42 AM
For me, Dark Souls has been easily the best RPG of this gen, plus it's solidly in the running for best game of this gen.
#83Logical_OnePosted 11/29/2012 8:15:41 AM
Beat it once and hope to never play it again.

Gave it to my brother-in-law--I personally found it boring and bland.
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#84pothocketPosted 11/29/2012 8:21:05 AM
The sun has risen on a new day and Dark Souls is still not an RPG. Maybe tomorrow, guys.
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#85SinfullyvannilaPosted 11/29/2012 8:30:07 AM(edited)
RPGs and RPG fans are so varied that it's almost impossible to come to a consensus.

My favorite RPG this gen was Etrian Odyssey 3, but I do LOOOOVE me some Dark Souls.

Also, see my sig regarding what constitutes an RPG.
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#86DarkestSouls(Topic Creator)Posted 11/29/2012 8:48:25 AM
Silent Sniper IV posted...
For me: yes. I have like 300 hours invested into it and still fire it up occasionally. The multiplayer hook keeps me playing long after I finished stuff like the witcher 2 and 1000/1000'd Lost Odyssey. I'm very picky with games these days, but everything about dark souls hooked me and kept me playing.

I feel this generation was astoundingly bland with rpgs compared to the last few (Ps1, ps2, older PC rpgs like baldurs gate and even SNES era stuff holds more charm to me than most of this gen) but dark souls is one of those rare brilliant exceptions

It gets my vote.


yup Dark Souls is a rare gem of old school gaming.

kingstag posted...
For me, Dark Souls has been easily the best RPG of this gen, plus it's solidly in the running for best game of this gen.


Absolutely, Dark Souls is one of my favorite games of all time
#87ILikesCheesePosted 11/29/2012 9:22:36 AM
Gameplay wise, Dark Souls is unmatched in terms of RPG stats, weapons, classes, combat and stuff like that that harken back to the true depth of Dungeons and Dragons stuff.

Storywise - it sucks. Bad.

Don't get me wrong, it is one of my favorite games. But for the title of "Best", a RPG needs a worthwhile, engaging story and characters. ("Lost Odyssey" spring to mind...)
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#88TwinmoldPosted 11/29/2012 9:29:29 AM
Dark Souls is a great game with a terrible fanbase.
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#89DarkestSouls(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2012 4:29:43 PM
Twinmold posted...
Dark Souls is a great game with a terrible fanbase.


there may be a few bad apples, but how's that any diffeent than any other fanbase with some zealots like ME, FF, Tales, WoW, Sonic, Mario, Halo, CoD, GTA, DMC fanbase?
#90RetroFanGirlPosted 12/1/2012 4:30:32 PM
I don't think so, but it is up there.
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