Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:28 pm

Conversely I am still finding this to an astoundingly better game than my experience of DS3.

Everything about it from world design to the general level of challenge and the satisfaction of successfully defeating a section, to the more open approach to progression just brings so much more enjoyment than I ever managed to eke out of DS3.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Knoyleo » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:38 am

So I went and looked up parrying, and it turns out the reason I was struggling initially was because I was using an offhand weapon that can't parry. :lol: :fp:

I also looked up a guide for how to progress in undead parish to see if I was doing anything wrong, and the first thing it said was to make sure you have the Drake sword. So I looked that up, and it's such a cheesy method of getting it, I'm tempted to just try and ignore it, and wish I hadn't looked it up.

Is it really a necessity, though? Are all the other weapons so underpowered there's no reason to even try prising without it?

I also tried sprinting through the parish to get to the bonfire, and just ended up getting surrounded and ganked to pieces, so that was fun.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by False » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:02 am

Drake sword is an early game boon but doesnt scale at all and the upgrade process for it is diminishing in a big way, you're fine without it

There is a legitimate way to obtain it outside of the cheesy approach too, but it requires a bit of bravery and timing

With parrying if you want your practicing to be just a little bit easier then you can use a shield in the small shield category as they actually have slightly wider parry windows, buckler, target shield etc.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Ad7 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:32 pm

Never bothered with the drake sword. I did get it but just didn't think much of it over my base weapon at the time.

And yes enemies will follow you, but eventually give up the chase and more often than not, give up quite quickly. You could probably run through a whole area unscathed once you get a feel for where they are positioned.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Mafro » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:33 pm

Drake Sword is fine up until after Blighttown.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:08 pm

I had no problems with the Undead Parish and have no idea what the Drake Sword is so I'd say you're fine without it.

Still loving the greater level of freedom of exploration this offers compared to DS3, I've almost got too many avenues I could be pushing out into at the moment!

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by lex-man » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:04 am

Does the normal version still work?

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by <]:^D » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:07 pm

yes of course it does.
not sure what the online user base will be like though; i dont think they can play together so id imagine its pretty empty at this point

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by lex-man » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:17 pm

Ah, I was hoping both player bases could play together.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Squinty » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:20 pm

I have never used the Drake Sword. Usually just get a Falchion and upgrade it with boob spider woman's soul.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Curls » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:28 pm

Worth getting for Switch?

Never played dark souls before but played some of 3 with my mate on pc yesterday. It's quite fun.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Dual » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:36 pm

Just lol @ anyone not using zweihander

Just lol

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Mafro » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:50 pm

Dual wrote:Just lol @ anyone not using zweihander

Just lol

Whenever I'm invading and I see someone using the Zweihander I drop a gift then bow and leave.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Ad7 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:06 pm

Zweihander :wub:

I think I used that all the way up to quelaag before I realised a faster weapon could be more effective than a slower more powerful one.

Pancaking enemies with the double R2 attack :datass:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Mafro » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:24 pm

The animation of them flattening never gets old :lol:

I was playing some of this today on NG+ and got Gravelorded for the first ever time. Was going up the elevator from Firelink and there was a bunch of red enemies in the church, strawberry floating shat myself when I stepped out and just casually walked forward.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:59 pm

I've basically stuck to alternating between my battle axe and spear so far, they've served me well to date!

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by <]:^D » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:11 pm

battle axe is a very good weapon tbf

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Yoshimi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 am

Finally bought this for Switch on Wednesday. I've started a few times on PC, and got quite far in DS3 on PS4. I really love the series, but normally get stuck and end up giving up. I'm in Darkroot Garden with a Claymore+5 right now, and things are going okay so far.

Impressions on Switch - looks great handheld, but pretty shitty on TV.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Sandy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:36 pm

I haven't played it on the TV yet, just in handheld but I forgot how strawberry floating unforgiving it is. I also feel that the bonfires could be better placed to make certain areas more enjoyable. I don't mind being a bit gooseberry fool and having to try a boss a few times but I really resent being sent back 5 minutes each time. I just end up giving up and I think it's just as much their bad game design as it is my lack of ability.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Yoshimi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:29 pm

Snowy wrote:I haven't played it on the TV yet, just in handheld but I forgot how strawberry floating unforgiving it is. I also feel that the bonfires could be better placed to make certain areas more enjoyable. I don't mind being a bit gooseberry fool and having to try a boss a few times but I really resent being sent back 5 minutes each time. I just end up giving up and I think it's just as much their bad game design as it is my lack of ability.


I get frustrated at using up humanity every time I try to kill a boss with a summon. Make's me panic that I've only got a few chances before the fight gets much harder, or I need to go hunting for more humanity. (Can't remember if this is just a problem early on).


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