GRcade plays... Dark Souls series

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Jenuall » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:35 am

Yeah nice that you've found a bit of a groove with DS3 Karl! Personally I really like the more expansive combat options in 3 and have never really had an issue with some of the things you're describing - for me it's possibly the best feeling Souls combat out of all the ones I've played!

I don't know if you've visited Archdragon Peak but it's well worth seeking out if you haven't!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Karl_ » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:38 pm

Yeah, I have particularly weird taste! Rock hard bosses don't bother me at all, I'll sit there and figure it out, but I think when I'm exploring I just want to focus on that. Otherwise it's a bit too... stressful? It's hard to put into words but I'm glad I found a way to do that even if it's probably not entirely the intended experience.

I'll keep an eye out! Seen references to it but not sure I'm far enough in quite yet.

I did find a wonderful new Dark Souls waifu though. Yorshka cute :wub: !

Speaking of NPCs, the Karla story is pretty dark, isn't it? Glad I figured out to go back and rescue her. I also had Yuria murder Anri and then I "married" his corpse. The plot takes so much of a backseat that I don't really think too much about these things, but yeah, bit grim!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by aayl1 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:42 am

I've been missing the past couple of Tuesdays and I'm going to miss tomorrow as it's my partner's 30th so I'm gonna hop on for a couple of hours at 11ish for a bonus Easter Monday souls stream!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by aayl1 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:02 pm

Will be carrying on my first Souls playthrough in about 30 mins on the GRcade twitch channel!

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by Karl_ » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:26 pm

Ooo I'll be there!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Karl_ » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:40 pm

My Dark Souls 3 update since my last post:

I have smashed Lothric Castle and done Archdragon Peak except for ringing the bell, which I understand is optional. I will probably do it next session though! Then it'll be DLC, and finally the endgame. Still lots to do!

I felt like switching up my build a little bit. At first I tried adding on some Faith, but even at 30 it seemed a bit underwhelming. I already have ranged options better than e.g. Lightning Spear, and the buffs didn't seem essential. I feel like I must be missing something and maybe I'll experiment more some time. Morne's Great Hammer had a fun weapon art to be fair!

Anyway, I redistributed again to try out mixed Strength and Dexterity for the Black Knight Greatsword and I farmed the armour too so I'm doing a bit of a Black Knight cosplay at the moment. I understand it's objectively a very good weapon and it seems fun... but I can see myself going back to the basic full-on Strength and Smough's Great Hammer build I had before, it's just so satisfying!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by aayl1 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:32 pm

Thanks for watching me tonight lads! Really enjoyed that session and getting a few more bosses done.

A shame I couldn't beat the untended graves boss but it was a cool revelation and looking forward to giving that a go next time!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Billbones84 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:10 pm

I finished Demons Souls on the PS5. I’ve done Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Demons Souls now, should I go into Dark Souls 2 or straight into 3, as I’ve heard lots of indifferent opinions about the second one.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by aayl1 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:21 pm

You should let more experienced players answer this question, Bill, as I haven't played much of the souls games. I've been asking for opinions during my streaming of 3 and most people seem to like 2 but agree that 3 seems to be the more "direct" sequel to 1.

I've been enjoying 3 a lot, but only played about 10 hours of 1 and never played 2.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Karl_ » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:39 pm

DS3 is a direct sequel to DS1, and the gameplay of DS3 is an evolution of what you find in DS1 and (in a couple of aspects) Bloodborne. DS2 is more of a stand-alone story, and is quite experimental, so the gameplay contains a few kinda weird elements - some are fun, some aren't.

I personally think DS2 is overall good and worth playing for what it's worth.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Billbones84 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:40 pm

Thanks for the response, I would like to play both but I worry that I’ve been spoilt a bit by the Demons Souls remake. I’ve watched a couple of videos online and DS3 seems like a much modern take on the DS formula.


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