Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 2849 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:25 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 43549
Location: The erogenous zone
Those knights are tough though to be fair.

The camera never stopped me from spanking them though.

Poof.

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 13:53 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11077
Nor me. I imagine you weren't blocking, stupido! :kiss:

Hang on, that guy doesn't start moving until you're right up top. You know you can move the camera with the right stick? :kiss: :kiss:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 14:13 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 43549
Location: The erogenous zone
I was woefully underprepared for my fight with Laurel and Hardy in Anor Londo last night.

Forgot the buggers can soak up spark damage. Luckily I had TWO phantoms helping me out so I actually had chance to reequip my pyro flame and toast the buggers.
ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Also: Is it wrong that I quite enjoyed being killed by the Manticore in the DLC? It was just so nice seeing a new boss. :luv:

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 14:37 
User avatar
Sleepyhead

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26257
Location: Kidbrooke
Saturnalian wrote:
Nor me. I imagine you weren't blocking, stupido! :kiss:

Hang on, that guy doesn't start moving until you're right up top. You know you can move the camera with the right stick? :kiss: :kiss:


I know you can. I was walking up the tower with my shield held up, and rotating the camera to try to ensure I could see him in time. As I was emerging, the camera decided to show me the inside of a wall. By the time it passed, he was swinging at me. The first blow hit my shield and staggered me; the second blow killed me before I had a chance to move or attempt to do anything.

_________________
I've got a bad feeling about this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 19:54 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11077
Sounds like a weird glitch. Ah well, stuff like this occassionally happens in most modern games. DS does struggle a little with tight corridors on occasion, mind. But then again I don't think I've seen a game that does a good camera in tight corridors; the camera always gets closer and closer to the character until it's almost in front.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 19:56 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11077
Zardoz wrote:
ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Also: Is it wrong that I quite enjoyed being killed by the Manticore in the DLC? It was just so nice seeing a new boss. :luv:


Me too. It was quite exciting seeing what they've done - the fear of the unknown comes rushing back.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:24 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 43549
Location: The erogenous zone
Several attempts later and I beat him! Excellent battle too.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Realised there was a little higher ground on the far side near the exit so used that to my advantage


New area is pretty and scary.

Awesome.

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:16 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11077
Just mashed through the Prison of Hope on Demon's and skewered the boss. I done rocked. And by "mashed through" I mean died umpteen times and took ages.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 16:41 
User avatar
Ticket to Ride World Champion

Joined: 18th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11515
Just got eaten by a fucking chest! Lol, amazing chest ahead! A fucking chest, all health gone in one go, FFS!

_________________
No, it was a giant robot castle!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 17:41 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15855
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Bobbyaro wrote:
Just got eaten by a fucking chest! Lol, amazing chest ahead! A fucking chest, all health gone in one go, FFS!

I had that marked as a trap, so it it.

I wouldnt trust any xhest you meet from now on. Although not common, Mimics hit quite hard.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 18:36 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11077
You can check if it's a fake by stabbing it. Do this with every chest from hereon in!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 23:44 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 63790
Location: Your Mum
Saturnalian wrote:
You can check if it's a fake by stabbing it. Do this with every chest from hereon in!

Do a two-handed leaping death lunge rather than a stab, though.

Mimic chests are never quite squarely-placed on the floor.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:25 
User avatar
Comfortably Dumb

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 10154
Location: Sunny Stoke
Grim... wrote:
Saturnalian wrote:
You can check if it's a fake by stabbing it. Do this with every chest from hereon in!

Do a two-handed leaping death lunge rather than a stab, though.

Mimic chests are never quite squarely-placed on the floor.


Plus they look slightly different -

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Attachment:
mimic.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Consolemad | Under Logic
Curse, the day is long
Realise you don't belong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:07 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15855
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Ok, so since there's a release to fix mouse and keyboard on the PC version, I thought I'd give it a go to see whether the game works with such a control scheme.

No. No it does not.

To say nothing of the other 'fixes' they've put in to make it more a PC game like which, yeah, somewhat ruin the balance and the tension.

On the other hand, I've started a game as a dirty Zardoz. It's rather fun being quite so weak. (And it amused me that I had got myself rather well equipped and well placed and had unlocked the firelink->Undead parish shortcut without ever visiting Undead burg. So yeah, I'm not in favour of limiting the games options in the early game.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 21:32 
User avatar

Joined: 23rd Sep, 2010
Posts: 709
I got loads of amazon vouchers, and as the 'prepare to die edition' is £18, I'm considering buying it. Is it worth it? Is it good enough for the price?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 23:21 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15855
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Cookie197 wrote:
I got loads of amazon vouchers, and as the 'prepare to die edition' is £18, I'm considering buying it. Is it worth it? Is it good enough for the price?

Depends - Do you like games which require a certain amount of learning and experimentation to progress, and which hand your arse to you on a platter if you have not yet acquired the skills required (because you're almost certainly not going to have them to begin with)?

Can you cope with a game which is utterly unforgiving of mistakes? For example - No reverting to previous saves. Many actions cannot be undone and some have somewhat unfortunate consequences (e.g. attack an NPC). Easy to "lose" all the progress you've made.*although given that progress here is often more what you've learned than what you've earned, it's not so big a deal when you get your head around it.

Do you like games which reward exploration and investigation, and don't just put everything you need (including such things as plot) in front of you without said exploring.

Can you cope with a few rough edges in games which haven't received as large a budget as many AAA games?

If yes to all of the above: Buy it. It's really rather special indeed, and easily worth full price. Twice.

If no, then probably not worth so much.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 19:59 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 27th Sep, 2009
Posts: 832
Just bought Dark Souls (PC version) with a Steam code (bought from Amazon.com for me by my brother in the US) and getting the fucking thing to work is like pulling fucking teeth.

Can you tell that I'm fucking annoyed? Damn right I am after farting around with this Windows Live POS for the past 3 fucking hours.

First, why is this fucking Windows Live shit required to play the fucking thing? Had to sign up with MicroShit, etc.

Secondly, even with Windows fucking Live installed the fucking thing just starts in a Window telling me to press the start button - which doesn't do a fucking thing.

So I do a bit of Googling and someone recommends uninstalling the Windows Live crap - which I do and now of course the game won't start at all.

So I try and separately re-download and re-install "microsoft games for windows live marketplace" - but that then says that it can't install.

For crying out loud.

Do I really need all this Microsoft Windows Live shit to play one damn game?

So, what to do?

Any ideas please?

Please excuse this irate message - I'm bloody annoyed!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 20:43 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15855
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Windows 7?

You do need GFWL (it will crash without) as it handles various core functions, mainly multiplayer, unless someones hacked it to make it a non-requirement.

Talking of hacks: Highly recommended

And by start button, do you mean you plugged in a 360 pad, and pressed said button? (IF so, was the pad plugged in before starting the game)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 21:59 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 27th Sep, 2009
Posts: 832
Mr Dave wrote:
Windows 7?

You do need GFWL (it will crash without) as it handles various core functions, mainly multiplayer, unless someones hacked it to make it a non-requirement.


So it's even required if I want to play single player?

Quote:
Talking of hacks: Highly recommended


Thanks, will try that once I get the sodding game working.

Quote:
And by start button, do you mean you plugged in a 360 pad, and pressed said button? (IF so, was the pad plugged in before starting the game)


The pad (a wireless Xbox 360 pad for the PC) was already switched on before I started the game. All buttons working too (I tested them via the pad's Windows properties).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 22:48 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15855
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Four_Candles wrote:
Mr Dave wrote:
Windows 7?

You do need GFWL (it will crash without) as it handles various core functions, mainly multiplayer, unless someones hacked it to make it a non-requirement.


So it's even required if I want to play single player?

Yeah - while multiplayer is the headline thing it does, it's far from the only thing.
On windows 7, you should be able to just use the live redistributable that came with Dark Souls, on 8 it's a bit more complicated.

Quote:
Quote:
And by start button, do you mean you plugged in a 360 pad, and pressed said button? (IF so, was the pad plugged in before starting the game)


The pad (a wireless Xbox 360 pad for the PC) was already switched on before I started the game. All buttons working too (I tested them via the pad's Windows properties).

Naively written input code leads to this problem in many games (Despite being important, this is often the area given to the new recruits...) but it is fixable
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questio ... o-die-edit


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 23:56 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 27th Sep, 2009
Posts: 832
Many thanks for your help - I've removed the game and will re-download tomorrow from Steam and hope that it re-installs correctly. If not I'll have another mini-rant here. ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 17:50 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 27th Sep, 2009
Posts: 832
Mr Dave - got it working now thanks to your tips combined with an uninstall and complete reinstall.

Wow, what a time consuming hassle.

Also applied DSFix. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 18:19 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15855
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Hope you like the game. It's... somewhat divisive, but if it clicks expect to love it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:47 
User avatar
Gogmagog

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 43352
Location: West Yorkshire
The Chain of Pain

A bunch of games reviewers chat to each other whilst playing Dark Souls before it gets released. Contains spoilers I weould have thought.

Quote:
Most of us would burn at least an hour on the Taurus Demon alone - the very first post-tutorial boss in the game - without realising that a simple exploit of his attack pattern can make him feel about as threatening as one of Fable's Hobbes. I'm glad I had to struggle. The victory was sweet. When he paid out that soul bonus, it felt like wages I'd earned from an honest day's work.



This fills me with hope again.

_________________
Mr Chris wrote:
MaliA isn't just the best thing on the internet - he's the best thing ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 14:15 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3525
Continuing with what i said in the DS2 thread, there's another very un-japanese thing about this game which is the sparse exposition of the story. Keeps everything misterious and atmospheric. I usually hate many japanese games because of the idiotic storylines.

The simple but technical fighting and the graphical style also remind of the Gothic games.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:18 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3525
I gave up on this game. Some time ago i thought about rules that video games should follow to make boss fights fun. DS breaks all of these rules:

1º If you're good enough, the boss should be beatable on 1st try (no trial and error gameplay)
2º The boss weak point, if exists should be always reachable and hittable. No waiting for animations to fold out to hit the boss.
3º Boss fights should be short and intense (Metroid Prime may be the worst offender in this)
4º There should be checkpoints right before the boss fight

The Castlevania NDS games are a good example of well designed boss fights. I even do the boss runs on the game even though i'm usually not fond of the kind of challenges.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 21:37 
8-Bit Champion
User avatar
Two heads are better than one

Joined: 16th Apr, 2008
Posts: 13162
Dress up as one of the normal hollow enemies and wait to be invaded ....



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 21:48 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11077
That was an awesome find, Zaphod! Loved it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 21:28 
User avatar

Joined: 31st Mar, 2008
Posts: 1883
Started playing this on PC after the Humble Bundle thingymajob. It's so fucking addictive, isn't it? Until you hit the wall, that is. Never did finish the game on the PS3. This time I am playing as a yummy sorceress, if I do say so myself, maybe that'll be better luck?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dark Souls
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:33 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 25th Jul, 2010
Posts: 9353
I'd always talked about fancying a go at Dark Souls just to see what the hype's about but not wanting to actually buy it because I was 99.9% sure I'd get frustrated and hate it due to my being crap. Well, it seems I'll get my wish because Steam keys for the 'Prepare to Die' edition are currently being given away for free here:

http://store.goldenjoystick.com/free-dark-souls


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 2849 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Columbo, Vogons and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.