GRcade plays... Dark Souls series

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PostGRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by jawa » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:31 pm

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There is no set end date for this event; people are free to start and stop playing as they wish to. If you post your details in this thread, jawa will keep the Play log updated. If you decide to make a fresh start on a game, a new entry will be made on the Play log.

Souls games are infamous for being tough but, by chatting with other adventurers and discovering fresh approaches, we can get through them. Let's play!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:36 pm

Aye alright then. I've got an XBox copy and never played it.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by Jenuall » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:40 pm

Bring it on! :toot:

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by Mafro » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:48 pm

Does Bloodborne count :shifty: Started a playthrough on Sunday 11th that I've been streaming. In my current Dark Souls playthrough that I put on hold a few weeks ago I'd just beaten the Capra Demon and was about to head into the Depths.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by jawa » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:51 pm

Mafro wrote:Does Bloodborne count :shifty: Started a playthrough on Sunday 11th that I've been streaming...

You know... yes... yes, I think it does! I had thought about including it and maybe we should. I'll update the opening post this evening!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by Karl_ » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:42 pm

Hello

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by rinks » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:45 pm

Nice idea. Don’t add me to the list yet, but I will be starting Bloodborne at some point, and maybe going back to the Souls when Series X arrives.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by Preezy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:33 pm

Active player, reporting for duty :toot:

My current save was started on 17th February so I guess that's the date you should put on the log for me. Playing on Switch btw.

Just reached the bonfire in the Depths, feeling good.

Edit: started on the 16th, sorry.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by SugarDave » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:47 pm

ffs jawa, I just finished going through Demon's Souls, DS1 and DS3 :x

Tried DS2 but just wasn't feeling it.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by jawa » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:50 pm

SugarDave wrote:ffs jawa, I just finished going through Demon's Souls, DS1 and DS3 :x

Tried DS2 but just wasn't feeling it.

Dang! Sorry, SugarDave! Maybe... you could try Bloodborne, if you have a PS4? Or... undertake another run at one of the games? :-).

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Dual » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:50 pm

I've already completed it this year don't really want to do it again.

Got stuck at ornstein and smough on ng+ fwiw

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by jawa » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:55 pm

Okay... thanks for the super reception to this initiative, folks!

> Based on feedback, the event has been updated to include Demon's Souls and Bloodborne... yep, we're going all-out and including all games in the Souls series!

> I've updated the opening post accordingly and noted down the latest player details. If something needs updating - or you want to join the event! - just post the details in this thread.

I'm hoping to start my Dark Souls run tomorrow. I'll be creating the character and diving in!

Dual wrote:I've already completed it this year don't really want to do it again.

Got stuck at ornstein and smough on ng+ fwiw


Ah! Those two goons proved to be my nemesis in my first run last year, Dual. If you do fancy continuing the run or having a crack at one of the other games in the series, just post in here and we can add your details on.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls
by SugarDave » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:34 pm

jawa wrote:
SugarDave wrote:ffs jawa, I just finished going through Demon's Souls, DS1 and DS3 :x

Tried DS2 but just wasn't feeling it.

Dang! Sorry, SugarDave! Maybe... you could try Bloodborne, if you have a PS4? Or... undertake another run at one of the games? :-).


I have been considering starting another Bloodborne run, it's still my favourite of the bunch after going through the others. I'd planned to hold off on it until we know whether that PS5/PC rumour is rubbish or not, but might just go ahead with it.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Karl_ » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:12 pm

Does my Code Vein playthrough count Jawa? It is Anime Dark Souls after all!

(Just kidding.)

I've decided a fun build could be to go Wanderer and not use any extra weapons or armour. The Scimitar is a pretty good weapon that upgrades to Quelaag's Furysword at +10, but the Leather Shield is terrible, so overall it will be an interesting challenge. But it might be a bit repetitive sticking to just that one melee weapon the whole game - maybe I can cheat a little bit and let myself get a Pyromancy Flame. I mean, it's not really a "weapon", right?

EDIT: Ah, or I've always wanted to do an Ornstein cosplay build with spears and lightning... ah, I can't decide... this is the hardest part of Dark Souls! EDIT 2: No! I'll stick to my plan! :slol:

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Mafro » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:09 pm

About to go into the Forbidden Woods if anyone wants to watch

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Preezy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:43 pm

Had a session tonight - and I've cleared the Depths :toot:

Didn't die once which surprised me, although I did get some help from a random summon on the massive toothy vagina boss (dat gape :datass: ) so that definitely made things easier.

Contemplated heading straight down to Blight Town but decided against it and headed back to Firelink Shrine for some R&R, I think the Catacombs will be my next stop now I've levelled up a bit.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by jawa » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:46 pm

Karl_ wrote:Does my Code Vein playthrough count Jawa? It is Anime Dark Souls after all!...

:lol: . I almost considered adding in Nioh, too!

Karl_ wrote:...I've decided a fun build could be to go Wanderer and not use any extra weapons or armour...

I have no real knowledge about different build types but I understand that this is quite a big feature of the series in terms of allowing for different types of playthrough. When I create my character tomorrow I expect I'll dish out the points pretty evenly!

Preezy wrote:Had a session tonight - and I've cleared the Depths :toot:

Didn't die once which surprised me, although I did get some help from a random summon on the massive toothy vagina boss (dat gape :datass: ) so that definitely made things easier...

Nice going, Preezy - it sounds like you're making great progress. Not dying? That's not the true Souls experience!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Jenuall » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:42 am

Was really tempted to fire this up on Switch tonight but have decided to wait until I've got my new PC built and start it fresh on there.

Lordran is calling to me!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Rubix » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:32 am

Oh man I just finished this

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Victor Mildew » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:08 am

Thanks for putting me on the list, but I won't be playing again. I've still not finished DS3!

You can put me down for having finished this on Xbox 360 if you like though.

I will however be playing demons souls on my ps5 this year :datass:

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