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post #16 of 188
Completed this game 2 times on my xbox - totally worth it =)
On of the best RPG experiences in last couple of years
post #17 of 188
I recently picked this up for my Xbox 360. It's brand new and still in the package as I don't have a ton of time until the Christmas holidays. What kind of time investment will I need to put into?

Looks like an awesome game... smily_headphones1.gif
post #18 of 188
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Originally Posted by cb2222 View Post

I recently picked this up for my Xbox 360. It's brand new and still in the package as I don't have a ton of time until the Christmas holidays. What kind of time investment will I need to put into?
Looks like an awesome game... smily_headphones1.gif

Probably all your time normal_smile%20.gif

post #19 of 188

I've been playing this game for the last week. I really like it, but it's a bit annoying sometimes.

There are a few cheap deaths here and there. Another problem is that somehow I've missed two of the bonfires, so some sections took three times longer than they should.

At one point I didn't want to get too far into this because I'd probably end up destroying a controller. Luckily it hasn't been that bad yet.

 

It does feel like it goes super slow for me, but no big deal.

 

Right now i'm only at the Gargoyles. I gave up after the 2nd death and will need to kill it when I have my next day off.

I'm not looking forward to it. I don't have any really good gear yet. Level 19 or 20 or so and still have most of my starter gear. Ugh.

It seems like by this point everyone else has very good gear and decent items. Not me!


Edited by tdockweiler - 12/4/12 at 5:55pm
post #20 of 188
I was terrible at the gargoyles too, with gear or not.

Did you snipe the drake (or was it wyvern) tail for the sword? It helps for damage but is slower than most one hand swords.
post #21 of 188
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I was terrible at the gargoyles too, with gear or not.
Did you snipe the drake (or was it wyvern) tail for the sword? It helps for damage but is slower than most one hand swords.


I'm so terrible at those gargoyles that I must have died a dozen times. Ugh.

I have only the Longsword+2 and some armor that has DEF+37 or so. Everything else is basically starter gear.

 

I think perhaps i'm not doing enough damage as quickly as needed. I think i'll try adding lightning damage to my weapon.

I don't really want to call a NPC if I can avoid it.

 

Maybe i'll level up some more an upgrade my weapon further. Right now i'm at level 21.

 

I think problem is that i'm using my shield too much and not recharging my stamina enough. When the 2nd gargoyle comes out I always get double teamed and knocked down.

 

I could try killing the first ASAP with a better/upgraded weapon and using it with 2 hands.

 

I don't have the drake's sword, but I should try to obtain it. Know exactly where to go etc.

post #22 of 188
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post


I'm so terrible at those gargoyles that I must have died a dozen times. Ugh.
I have only the Longsword+2 and some armor that has DEF+37 or so. Everything else is basically starter gear.

I think perhaps i'm not doing enough damage as quickly as needed. I think i'll try adding lightning damage to my weapon.
I don't really want to call a NPC if I can avoid it.

Maybe i'll level up some more an upgrade my weapon further. Right now i'm at level 21.

I think problem is that i'm using my shield too much and not recharging my stamina enough. When the 2nd gargoyle comes out I always get double teamed and knocked down.

I could try killing the first ASAP with a better/upgraded weapon and using it with 2 hands.

I don't have the drake's sword, but I should try to obtain it. Know exactly where to go etc.
Having good stamina regen rates in this game is so important!
If anything after your next soul spending spree, you can try to get that shield in the forest. Sorry I forgot the name, but from the blacksmith run into the forest, and do a right turn at your first opportunity. Along the path down somewhere there will be a path to turn right (on the left are crystal golems and stuff you don't want to mess with yet) and there is a halberd black knight and a corpse nearby. The shield is with the corpse.

Dozen of times sounds about right when I was playing too haha. Attacking with two hands and switching to shield if I really need to block. Slashing off the tail helps a bit.
post #23 of 188
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post


Having good stamina regen rates in this game is so important!
If anything after your next soul spending spree, you can try to get that shield in the forest. Sorry I forgot the name, but from the blacksmith run into the forest, and do a right turn at your first opportunity. Along the path down somewhere there will be a path to turn right (on the left are crystal golems and stuff you don't want to mess with yet) and there is a halberd black knight and a corpse nearby. The shield is with the corpse.
Dozen of times sounds about right when I was playing too haha. Attacking with two hands and switching to shield if I really need to block. Slashing off the tail helps a bit.


I finally killed those gargoyles. I ended up upgrading all my weapons/armor and getting the Drake's Sword. For the boss I feel like I cheated because I used a NPC to help. Oh well.

Right now i'm in Darkroot Garden and just got the Wolf Ring. Now I need to fight the giant butterfly and try not to get killed.

 

I'm only at this point and i've played 9 hours already total. I'm so slow..

post #24 of 188
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I finally killed those gargoyles. I ended up upgrading all my weapons/armor and getting the Drake's Sword. For the boss I feel like I cheated because I used a NPC to help. Oh well.
Right now i'm in Darkroot Garden and just got the Wolf Ring. Now I need to fight the giant butterfly and try not to get killed.

I'm only at this point and i've played 9 hours already total. I'm so slow..
Yay!
Dat butterfly is the easiest boss.
I played the game mostly in phantom mode to avoid invaders and I pretty much never summoned a NPC lol.

I DID get lucky and get a black knight halberd which is quite strong when used correctly...
post #25 of 188

This game has been in my backlog for about 4 months now, wish I have some time to play it.

And it looks like Dark Souls 2 is on it's way. 

http://www.gamespot.com/news/dark-souls-2-on-the-way-6401283

post #26 of 188

It seems i'm getting a little better at this game. Only took about 8 hours...

 

Ok, so I beat the giant butterfly on the 1st try. Barely...when I killed it I had maybe 10% HP left.

I ended up just rolling a lot and switching to 2 handed. My rolling is in slow mo and I run slow too...

 

Not sure how, but I killed Capra Demon on the 2nd try. How the heck do I manage that and get killed by the Gargoyles like a dozen times without a NPC...

 

The hardest part about the Capra Demon is the camera in this small area.

 

I'm hoping though that the game doesn't suddenly get 20x harder all of a sudden. It's already hard enough.

 

Now on to "The Depths". I have tons of that moss collected if I get poisoned too much there.

 

I love all these little shortcuts you find. Reminds me a bit of Super Metroid.

 

BTW if I find a boss and it requires magic or ranged attack only, i'm in big trouble.

 

 

EDIT:

 

Just beat the Gaping Dragon and Hydra.

 

Gaping Dragon I fought with a NPC, but the NPC did NOTHING to help me. I died 2 times due to going to fast and doing stupid mistakes. I won when I took my time and kept my stamina up.

 

Only thing hard about the Hydra is getting to him. I got one-shotted from water blasts standing to close with my shield even up. Oops. Once you actually get to him he's easy. Just takes awhile.

I died a bunch of times trying to get to him because I didn't realize my shield would block the water normal_smile%20.gif

 

Now I'm on to Blighttown.

 

BTW getting cursed stinks. I got hit with it twice when going too fast. This game moves at a snail's pace for me.


Edited by tdockweiler - 12/12/12 at 2:56pm
post #27 of 188

Nobody cares, but I just beat Dark Souls!!!!!!!!!!

I can now cross this off my bucket list.

 

After than Ornstein fight I didn't have any major problems at all. In the Tomb of Giants I had some minor frustration with those skeleton dogs going crazy on me.

Somehow Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith were fairly easy for me. I did die to Demon Firesage 3 times because I had no strategy and just went off and started whacking him.

Most everything in there went down in 1 hit. I think Firesage killed me only because my weapon was degraded.

 

Centipede Demon died on the first try. Seath the Scaleless killed me because I just ran in there and had a train of enemies behind me. Oops.

I was kind of baffled by how easy he was the 2nd time. I'm not even that skilled.

 

I also almost flung my controller in Crystal Cave due to falling off the cliff like half a dozen times in a row.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

For the end boss all I did was run up to him with my best 2 handed weapon and start hitting him as fast as possible. When he was staggered I had to use my Flask or else it'd be too hard to get one to go off.

I wish I used that tip for not getting under 50% HP. I'd say he took me about 3-4 tries. Never moved around for cover or something.

 

It seems the most important thing in this game is to upgrade your weapons as fast as you can.

In the end I preferred the Dark Knight Halberd+5 and Claymore+14.

 

I always hated my lightning weapons and never had to use those or fire weapons. I think in the Catacombs I used a Divine Club+5.

 

I think during the game I balanced out STR, END, VIT and then DEX. DEX was stuck at 24 by the end since I got lazy.

 

The difficulty is about the same as some of those old NES games. Some parts remind me of Zelda II and Castlevania. Not too hard and not too easy. Ornstein for me was a bit unfair! normal_smile%20.gif

 

I remember trying for weeks when I was a kid to kill the Grim Reaper in that game..wish I would have known about using Holy Water. Oops.

 

Oh yeah..and I'm glad to say I only cheated my way through 3-4 levels. I did that trick in the forest for a few levels, but that's it. I can't say that's cheating because a few levels later I could kill them easily without the cliff trick.

 

I took my time and finished at level 80 in 80 hours!!! 80 hours...wow.

 

BTW it's funny to think that I actually quit this game for a month due to those stupid Gargoyles. I could probably beat them on my first try now..or maybe not.

Ornstein took me at least 15 tries...I had to upgrade my Black Knight Halberd and get super fast. I think the difference maker was being able to 1 hand that and carry a good shield.

 

This experience reminds me of soloing my way through Final Fantasy XI with my old Beastmaster job. Back in the old days it was much tougher. I think at my low levels I spent 4 hours for -8000 experience points.

Back during that time it took some people 3 years to get to level 75. Especially if you were a Monk or Dark Knight.

 

If you think some people are obsessed with Dark Souls, wait until you see some FFXI players..

 

I think i'll avoid part 2. Too much of a time sink!


Edited by tdockweiler - 1/5/13 at 10:03am
post #28 of 188

Tried it and loved it. Had to get rid of it in the end as I was worried I would throw the controller at the TV in anger.

post #29 of 188
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Nobody cares, but I just beat Dark Souls!!!!!!!!!!

I can now cross this off my bucket list.

 

After than Ornstein fight I didn't have any major problems at all. In the Tomb of Giants I had some minor frustration with those skeleton dogs going crazy on me.

Somehow Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith were fairly easy for me. I did die to Demon Firesage 3 times because I had no strategy and just went off and started whacking him.

Most everything in there went down in 1 hit. I think Firesage killed me only because my weapon was degraded.

 

Centipede Demon died on the first try. Seath the Scaleless killed me because I just ran in there and had a train of enemies behind me. Oops.

I was kind of baffled by how easy he was the 2nd time. I'm not even that skilled.

 

I also almost flung my controller in Crystal Cave due to falling off the cliff like half a dozen times in a row.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

For the end boss all I did was run up to him with my best 2 handed weapon and start hitting him as fast as possible. When he was staggered I had to use my Flask or else it'd be too hard to get one to go off.

I wish I used that tip for not getting under 50% HP. I'd say he took me about 3-4 tries. Never moved around for cover or something.

 

It seems the most important thing in this game is to upgrade your weapons as fast as you can.

In the end I preferred the Dark Knight Halberd+5 and Claymore+14.

 

I always hated my lightning weapons and never had to use those or fire weapons. I think in the Catacombs I used a Divine Club+5.

 

I think during the game I balanced out STR, END, VIT and then DEX. DEX was stuck at 24 by the end since I got lazy.

 

The difficulty is about the same as some of those old NES games. Some parts remind me of Zelda II and Castlevania. Not too hard and not too easy. Ornstein for me was a bit unfair! normal_smile%20.gif

 

I remember trying for weeks when I was a kid to kill the Grim Reaper in that game..wish I would have known about using Holy Water. Oops.

 

Oh yeah..and I'm glad to say I only cheated my way through 3-4 levels. I did that trick in the forest for a few levels, but that's it. I can't say that's cheating because a few levels later I could kill them easily without the cliff trick.

 

I took my time and finished at level 80 in 80 hours!!! 80 hours...wow.

 

BTW it's funny to think that I actually quit this game for a month due to those stupid Gargoyles. I could probably beat them on my first try now..or maybe not.

Ornstein took me at least 15 tries...I had to upgrade my Black Knight Halberd and get super fast. I think the difference maker was being able to 1 hand that and carry a good shield.

 

This experience reminds me of soloing my way through Final Fantasy XI with my old Beastmaster job. Back in the old days it was much tougher. I think at my low levels I spent 4 hours for -8000 experience points.

Back during that time it took some people 3 years to get to level 75. Especially if you were a Monk or Dark Knight.

 

If you think some people are obsessed with Dark Souls, wait until you see some FFXI players..

 

I think i'll avoid part 2. Too much of a time sink!

 

Good job. I thought Gwyn was a hard boss, don't know how you beat him the way you said you did but good job. I just hide behind a pillar and take shots at him.

 

PvP is really starting to hold my own attention now, once you start being able to use higher level sorcery and miracles it gets to be a lot of fun. It used to just make me mad and I wouldn't ever do PvP cause I'd get slaughtered. One spell has seemingly made it more fun and gives me a fighting chance. Well two factors really... invading using the blue eye orb and using wrath of the gods. Blue eye orb ensures I invade people lower level than I (some WAY lower) and that makes it so i can fight like a jerk, swinging my sword every chance i get and not getting clobbered on the rebound. And Wrath of the Gods just throws anyone and everyone within its radius unsteady so i can attack and do some serious damage while their guard is down.

post #30 of 188
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Nobody cares, but I just beat Dark Souls!!!!!!!!!!

I can now cross this off my bucket list.

 

After than Ornstein fight I didn't have any major problems at all. In the Tomb of Giants I had some minor frustration with those skeleton dogs going crazy on me.

Somehow Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith were fairly easy for me. I did die to Demon Firesage 3 times because I had no strategy and just went off and started whacking him.

Most everything in there went down in 1 hit. I think Firesage killed me only because my weapon was degraded.

 

Centipede Demon died on the first try. Seath the Scaleless killed me because I just ran in there and had a train of enemies behind me. Oops.

I was kind of baffled by how easy he was the 2nd time. I'm not even that skilled.

 

I also almost flung my controller in Crystal Cave due to falling off the cliff like half a dozen times in a row.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

For the end boss all I did was run up to him with my best 2 handed weapon and start hitting him as fast as possible. When he was staggered I had to use my Flask or else it'd be too hard to get one to go off.

I wish I used that tip for not getting under 50% HP. I'd say he took me about 3-4 tries. Never moved around for cover or something.

 

It seems the most important thing in this game is to upgrade your weapons as fast as you can.

In the end I preferred the Dark Knight Halberd+5 and Claymore+14.

 

I always hated my lightning weapons and never had to use those or fire weapons. I think in the Catacombs I used a Divine Club+5.

 

I think during the game I balanced out STR, END, VIT and then DEX. DEX was stuck at 24 by the end since I got lazy.

 

The difficulty is about the same as some of those old NES games. Some parts remind me of Zelda II and Castlevania. Not too hard and not too easy. Ornstein for me was a bit unfair! normal_smile%20.gif

 

I remember trying for weeks when I was a kid to kill the Grim Reaper in that game..wish I would have known about using Holy Water. Oops.

 

Oh yeah..and I'm glad to say I only cheated my way through 3-4 levels. I did that trick in the forest for a few levels, but that's it. I can't say that's cheating because a few levels later I could kill them easily without the cliff trick.

 

I took my time and finished at level 80 in 80 hours!!! 80 hours...wow.

 

BTW it's funny to think that I actually quit this game for a month due to those stupid Gargoyles. I could probably beat them on my first try now..or maybe not.

Ornstein took me at least 15 tries...I had to upgrade my Black Knight Halberd and get super fast. I think the difference maker was being able to 1 hand that and carry a good shield.

 

This experience reminds me of soloing my way through Final Fantasy XI with my old Beastmaster job. Back in the old days it was much tougher. I think at my low levels I spent 4 hours for -8000 experience points.

Back during that time it took some people 3 years to get to level 75. Especially if you were a Monk or Dark Knight.

 

If you think some people are obsessed with Dark Souls, wait until you see some FFXI players..

 

I think i'll avoid part 2. Too much of a time sink!

Grats!! Did you end up lighting the fire or leaving it? I've yet to see the ending if I did not light the flame... I know I can just youtube it xD

 

 

@PVP

Gah! Hate PVP :/

I don't know how people just do soooo much damage.

Not to mention everyone that invades me just lags to much that I really can't do anything. This left me to play Demon Souls & Dark Souls on solo in phantom mode. Hence missing all the NPC summoning too.

 

Waiting for DS2 :D even though I probably won't have time to play.

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