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Dark Souls -- PC Version Launches On Steam August 23rd!

OghulkOghulk Rap Analyst, PhDTEXASRegistered User regular
edited August 2012 in Singularity Engine++
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The followup to one of the best games of 2009 is here, and it's hard as fuck.

Trailers:


Reviews:
IGN - http://ps3.ign.com/articles/119/1197278p1.html
Gamespot -- http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/rpg/dark-souls/video/6337762?tag=topslot;title;1

Gameplay videos:
http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-dark-souls/17-4966/

Soundtrack:



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Good Luck

Stat Breakdown thanks to the G&T thread
Because I’m bored at work, I thought I might do a stat guide for the OP?

Humanity: Occasionally obtained from defeating enemies, that number to the left of your health/stamina bar. Used to return to human form (to summon others), kindle bonfires (5 more estus flasks), increases item drop rates (cap at 20), increases “Chaos” damage (cap at 10), used for raising allegiance with some covenants.

Endurance: Increases stamina and maximum equip burden. Stamina is used for attacking, blocking, sprinting and rolling – basically everything. Equip burden determines what gear you can use and how mobile you are. Under 25% of your max burden and you can roll freely. Under 50% and your movement speed and roll are slower, but workable. Under 100% and you’re much slower and roll heavily with a long animation to get up. Over 100% and you plod ridiculously slowly and can’t roll at all.
40: The stamina cap, and therefore the only number worth mentioning.

Attunement: Determines how many spell slots you have for all sorceries, miracles and pyromancies.
10/12/14/16/19/23/28/34/41/50: 1-10 spell slots. (6 or 7 is probably enough for anyone.)

Vitality: Your health 8->
30-50: Enough to let you take a few hits in PvP and NG+.

The following stats suffer greatly from diminishing returns past 40, but I’ll jot down any reason to go past it for completion’s sake.

Strength: Determines whether or not you can swing a weapon or use a shield effectively, as well as increasing damage with weapons that scale with it.
16: Claymore, Zweihander (two handed), Eagle Shield, Black Knight Shield. The go-to value for non-strength builds.
27: Optimal benefit for using weapons two-handed, lets you use anything that might benefit from both strength and dexterity (28 for the Murakumo one handed).
40: Optimal benefit for using strength weapons in one hand, can one hand anything worthwhile and two hand everything else.
(51/58/66): Every shield/one hand every weapon/max possible damage two handing (For the love of God, don’t go this high >.>).

Dexterity: Increases damage for weapons that scale with it, slightly increases casting speed.
18: Lets you use all Black Knight weapons and crossbows.
24: Covers every weapon that has a dexterity requirement to wield at all.
40: Optimal benefit from dexterity weapons.
(45): Max casting speed (not worth it).

Magic: Requirement for sorceries, increases damage for sorceries and weapons that scale with it (Magic/Enchanted).
10: Let’s you buy spells from the vendor at Firelink and Logan at the Archives, can use some basic utility spells.
12/16: Lets you use the best Catalyst for non casters/ more advanced utility spells (Resist Curse/Poison, Cast Light, Great Magic Weapon/Shield).
25/32: Crystal Magic Weapon/Tin Crystallisation Catalyst and 5 orbs with the Soul mass spells.
44: Crystal Soul Spear sorcery.
(50): White Dragon Breath sorcery (not really worth it).

Faith: Increases magic defence, requirement for miracles, increases damage for miracles and weapons that scale with it (Blessed/Occult).
18: Emit Force and Homeward utility miracles.
28/30: Wrath of God miracle/Darkmoon and Sunlight Blade weapon buffs.
40: Optimal benefit from faith scaling.
(50): Sunlight Spear (nifty knockback, but takes up two slots with just 5 uses. Not really worth it).

Resistance: Joke stat, disregard. (Increases poison resistance, and increases defence slightly faster than other stats).

Poise: The most important stat on your armour. Higher poise means that you won’t get staggered when you’re hit by heavier attacks, which is particularly useful in PvP.
40: One hit from most one-handed weapons.
55: One hit from larger weapons (notably the Claymore and its ilk).
76: One hit from very large weapons, eg. Black Knight Greataxe and Zweihander.


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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    perhaps we should get the name of the game right before we post the thread

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I want this game.

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  • SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    I will change the title of the giant bomb thread if you incorporate "Death, Actually" into this title

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  • OghulkOghulk Rap Analyst, PhD TEXASRegistered User regular
    YaYa wrote:
    perhaps we should get the name of the game right before we post the thread

    was a joke

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    dammit I was just about to make this thread
    that's been happening a lot recently

    that said I am pppuuuuuumped

  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    I wonder if there will be a PC port. This sounds like the kind of game that could do decently well on the PC.

    Either way, thumbs up to a company for doing something unique for once.

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I'm probably going to rent this at the very least. I may end up buying it, but I dunno, I bought Demon's Souls and ended up trading that in fairly quick. Though to be fair, I never actually tried to play that game very well.

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  • OghulkOghulk Rap Analyst, PhD TEXASRegistered User regular
    I highly doubt there'll be a PC port

    actually I have no reasons really to doubt it, but it just doesn't seem like something FROM SOFTWARE or Atlus will do

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  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Moriveth wrote:
    I'm probably going to rent this at the very least. I may end up buying it, but I dunno, I bought Demon's Souls and ended up trading that in fairly quick. Though to be fair, I never actually tried to play that game very well.

    Demons souls was, at least for me, a game that demanded you know how to play it well and or learn while dying. I think it took me 4 hours to get through the first level, but even though it was incredibly hard I never had a death where I felt was the games fault, it was always a mistake on my part or something that I could improve on.

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  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    PS3
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  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    so fucking excited you guys

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    ultimakay wrote:
    Moriveth wrote:
    I'm probably going to rent this at the very least. I may end up buying it, but I dunno, I bought Demon's Souls and ended up trading that in fairly quick. Though to be fair, I never actually tried to play that game very well.

    Demons souls was, at least for me, a game that demanded you know how to play it well and or learn while dying. I think it took me 4 hours to get through the first level, but even though it was incredibly hard I never had a death where I felt was the games fault, it was always a mistake on my part or something that I could improve on.

    Oh yeah, definitely, the main thing I've heard about these games is that when you die, it's always because of something you did and not a cheap shot by the game.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    I have 1-1 memorized to a pretty decent extent, barring a few item drops that you only get at the beginning of a playthrough. My memory has gotten worse because I haven't played in about a year, but at one point I could even tell you specific enemy placements relative to doors and how to counter every trap.

  • SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote:
    ultimakay wrote:
    Moriveth wrote:
    I'm probably going to rent this at the very least. I may end up buying it, but I dunno, I bought Demon's Souls and ended up trading that in fairly quick. Though to be fair, I never actually tried to play that game very well.

    Demons souls was, at least for me, a game that demanded you know how to play it well and or learn while dying. I think it took me 4 hours to get through the first level, but even though it was incredibly hard I never had a death where I felt was the games fault, it was always a mistake on my part or something that I could improve on.

    Oh yeah, definitely, the main thing I've heard about these games is that when you die, it's always because of something you did and not a cheap shot by the game.

    That or a dragon swooping in from nowhere

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    There are a few sections that are pretty cheap, namely 5-2. Fuck 5-2 so hard. Also, 5-3 is pretty ludicrous without major cheesing.

  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    Demon Souls is only on PS3 right? I seem to recall wanting to play it but not having a PS3.

  • DarmakDarmak Pree Ashma Registered User regular
    Magus` wrote:
    Demon Souls is only on PS3 right? I seem to recall wanting to play it but not having a PS3.

    Yeah, Demon Souls is PS3 exclusive whereas Dark Souls is on both the PS3 and 360.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Yeah. Dark Souls is PS3 and 360, though!

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    Yeah, I might rent it! I'm kind of broke so sadly I can't provide the company with more money, but I'd like to see them succeed. Also I haven't a good hard game (that isn't fake hard) in a long time.

    Last time I pushed myself, I think, was finishing God of War II on Titan difficulty.

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    I had a few pretty good kills in multiplayer.
    Once I faked out a guy by acting like a mage (my main character was a battlemage) while fighting a mage. He countered me with anti-magic field. In the time it took him to do that, I came around the corner, rolled past his homing soul arrow sprays (not an easy thing on the 1-2 walkways) and axed him.
    I should note here that the sole weapon I used besides an enhanced longbow was the axe I spawned with, raised to Quality level. Not the most efficient weapon but damn I learned to love it.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    @DHS ODIUM thread

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I'll probably end up renting this for the 360.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote:
    YaYa wrote:
    perhaps we should get the name of the game right before we post the thread

    was a joke

    idgi

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Moriveth wrote:
    I'll probably end up renting this for the 360.

    Good luck even scratching the surface.


    I'll be there day 1. PSN: cj_iwakura

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Yeah, I doubt I'll get far.

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    Got Gamefly? I'm sure you can make it decently far with that!

  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    I wanna play this game, alright.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    cj iwakura wrote:
    Moriveth wrote:
    I'll probably end up renting this for the 360.

    Good luck even scratching the surface.


    I'll be there day 1. PSN: cj_iwakura

    me tooooooo I'll see you on there cj!

  • A steak!A steak! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I really have to go back and beat Demon's Souls. World 5 can really go suck a dick, though. There's literally nothing enjoyable about it.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    A duck! wrote:
    I really have to go back and beat Demon's Souls. World 5 can really go suck a dick, though. There's literally nothing enjoyable about it.

    But what about all the poison? And swamp? And giant troll men?

  • A steak!A steak! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    A duck! wrote:
    I really have to go back and beat Demon's Souls. World 5 can really go suck a dick, though. There's literally nothing enjoyable about it.

    But what about all the poison? And swamp? And giant troll men?

    I'd rather go through ten miles of 2-1 hearing nothing but those bells than play 5.

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Magus` wrote:
    Got Gamefly? I'm sure you can make it decently far with that!

    Yeah, but both Gamefly games I get are already here. There's no way I'd get it in time before everyone that wants it gets a copy and the availability drops to 'low'.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    A duck! wrote:
    A duck! wrote:
    I really have to go back and beat Demon's Souls. World 5 can really go suck a dick, though. There's literally nothing enjoyable about it.

    But what about all the poison? And swamp? And giant troll men?

    I'd rather go through ten miles of 2-1 hearing nothing but those bells than play 5.

    It's much easier when you get a friend.

    And/or become an archer. Seriously, Viscuous Bow + 5 breaks that place wide open. (Also, turn the brightness up.)

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  • vermiculturevermiculture Registered User regular
    ps3 vermiculture

    VERY EXCITED

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  • XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    I'd like try a Sorcerer.

    Whether that involves having to hide behind a shield the entire time, is something I'm worried about.

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Shield? Mages don't need shields.

    I like the tone of that second trailer, but the Bartholemew one was amazing.

    Oh my god
    Please help me


    Those six words summarize Dark Souls in a nutshell.

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  • OghulkOghulk Rap Analyst, PhD TEXASRegistered User regular
    I'm thinking I might go warrior to start off with, decent dex and strength

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    A duck! wrote:
    A duck! wrote:
    I really have to go back and beat Demon's Souls. World 5 can really go suck a dick, though. There's literally nothing enjoyable about it.

    But what about all the poison? And swamp? And giant troll men?

    I'd rather go through ten miles of 2-1 hearing nothing but those bells than play 5.

    hahaha I know exactly what you mean

  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    I missed out on Demons Souls but I'm not missing out on this.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    preorder from Newegg is go. I am kinda considering the hardcover strategy guide as well, cos it looks gorgeous.

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