GRcade plays... Dark Souls series

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by <]:^D » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:29 pm

GrinWithoutaKat wrote:I've finally bought the trilogy. I was tempted by it last black friday, then in the recent 'Prime Day' sale, but I've gone for it this time. For the last couple of years I've played a lot of games on easy unless it's a series or genre I really enjoy like stealth. I know I'm going to suck, but seeing all these From Software games on GOTY/GOTG lists all the time made me want to to at least give it a go. I was tempted to go for Sekiro as I like that ninja vibe a bit more than the gothic asthetic but 3 games for £30 is great value.

Will watch Jawa's stream for sure!


good shout not to buy Sekiro or BB first; i think Souls is much more forgiving for newbies

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Pedz » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:23 pm

Well, I'm back on Dark Souls.

www.twitch.tv/grcadeuk

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Lotus » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:32 pm

Inspired by this thread I tried to get into Dark Souls again last night, for what I think is the fourth time. :slol:

It's just not happening. I like the world, the combat, and the exploration, but I hate the bonfires, the resetting of enemies, and having to repeat bits you've already done when you die. It just ends up feeling like a chore rather than being fun. The lore does nothing for me either.

I really want to like it, but I just can't be arsed with it. :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by <]:^D » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:59 pm

why are you even trying? :lol:
have you tried Bloodborne or Sekiro? they feel very fresh to me and the change enough of the formula that you may like them
i actually cant get on with DS2 or DS3 because they feel like a rehash of DS1 but i LOVE BB and Sekiro

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Pedz » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:01 pm

I am only now enjoying the game after 4 or so tries. I think streaming is a big part of it though.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by jawa » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:04 pm

Pedz wrote:...I think streaming is a big part of it though.

I only caught the last fifteen minutes of your stream today but I saw the takedown of that centipede boss. gg, dude!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Jenuall » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:20 pm

Sounds like some good progress being made by everyone, nice work!

I need to get back on this, O&S are my next target and they need to be put in their place! :nod:

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Lotus » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:45 pm

<]:^D wrote:why are you even trying? :lol:
have you tried Bloodborne or Sekiro? they feel very fresh to me and the change enough of the formula that you may like them
i actually cant get on with DS2 or DS3 because they feel like a rehash of DS1 but i LOVE BB and Sekiro

I'm trying because I want to like it, and I'm hoping something will click. It never does though. :lol:

It's not even about the difficulty, it's more constantly having to re-do areas I've already done. If they got rid of that, and some of the other bullshit, it would be a much better game (for me at least).

Again, I'd want to like Bloodborne and Sekiro, because I love the look of them, but I'm not willing to buy them and take the risk of just getting pissed off again. Maybe if there were demos available that might convince me, but nobody bothers with those these days, so I'll probably skip them (unless the progression/checkpoint/enemy reset stuff is different in those?).

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by jawa » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:50 pm

karl_ wrote:...


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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by <]:^D » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:58 pm

Lotus wrote:
<]:^D wrote:why are you even trying? :lol:
have you tried Bloodborne or Sekiro? they feel very fresh to me and the change enough of the formula that you may like them
i actually cant get on with DS2 or DS3 because they feel like a rehash of DS1 but i LOVE BB and Sekiro

I'm trying because I want to like it, and I'm hoping something will click. It never does though. :lol:

It's not even about the difficulty, it's more constantly having to re-do areas I've already done. If they got rid of that, and some of the other bullshit, it would be a much better game (for me at least).

Again, I'd want to like Bloodborne and Sekiro, because I love the look of them, but I'm not willing to buy them and take the risk of just getting pissed off again. Maybe if there were demos available that might convince me, but nobody bothers with those these days, so I'll probably skip them (unless the progression/checkpoint/enemy reset stuff is different in those?).


thats fair enough and no Sekiro/BB are not different in that respect. i think if you really enjoy the mechanics of the games the repeated sections often are just fun in themselves. when i find myself just wanting to 'progress' in terms of story i then get frustrated if a die whereas if im just in the mood to enjoy playing the game i find it much more enjoyable just playing.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Karl_ » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:55 pm

Jawa :lol:

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by Mafro » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:05 pm

Karl can you fix the Twitch clips embed please.

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by Mafro » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:05 pm

Karl_ wrote:Jawa :lol:

Quelaag's sister :wub:

Please

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Preezy » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:10 pm

Pedz wrote:Well, I'm back on Dark Souls.

http://www.twitch.tv/grcadeuk

Enjoyed watching you earlier, dude, was a good distraction from work for half an hour :D

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Pedz » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:31 pm

Preezy wrote:
Pedz wrote:Well, I'm back on Dark Souls.

http://www.twitch.tv/grcadeuk

Enjoyed watching you earlier, dude, was a good distraction from work for half an hour :D

Thanks for tuning in. Glad I could keep you entertained for a bit. Was a good and bad session.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Karl_ » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:11 pm

Mafro wrote:Karl can you fix the Twitch clips embed please.

I'll take a look next time I'm at my laptop. Why have they broken?

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Pedz » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:14 pm

Karl_ wrote:
Mafro wrote:Karl can you fix the Twitch clips embed please.

I'll take a look next time I'm at my laptop. Why have they broken?


I think Twitch changed gooseberry fool themselves, maybe.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Billbones84 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:14 pm

I’ve had a break from DS this week and played Mario Galaxy instead.

I’ve got all four souls for the lord vessel now. But should I do the DLC before I take on the last boss?

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Karl_ » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:19 pm

Billbones84 wrote:I’ve got all four souls for the lord vessel now. But should I do the DLC before I take on the last boss?

Definitely. You won't be able to do it after finishing the game, so now's the ideal time really.

The DLC is very good imo - have fun!


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