Dark Souls thread. Demon Souls and Bloodborne also welcome.
i never ran into any problems
either you're just shit or overly critical
I love every other game of the series.
DaS2 feels like going from DMC1 to DMC2. Cheap, clumsy, full of baffling design decisions, missing the point of what made the previous game great.
I honestly think that's the reason there's so much hate toward DSII other than blatant shitposting. People got overly hype for the game.
I personally saw the announcement trailer and just said "why" since the story wrapped itself up pretty nicely by the end of Dark Souls and I just didn't know what to expect after seeing dragons alive.
Depends on what you like the most out of DS2 because it functions fairly differently from the previous two in a few ways.
What are your favorite mechanics or things in the game?
I went from playing DaS1 until I felt there was nothing else for me to achieve (like I did with DeS before it), to playing DaS2.
I wanted to enjoy it. I really did, but it all felt wrong, cheap and clumsy. A bad imitation.
I'm not choosing to feel like the game is shit, I gain nothing from that. It's just what it is.
does anyone have a better image of pic related? either in game or concept art?
>now get back to /v/
Of course it's from /dsg/.
Can we not do this shit? Haven't we had enough of these types of threads?
Post your favorite piece of Souls/BB art/fanart and favorite NPC instead.
Stone Dragon in Ash Lake
just because of how fucking cool of a reveal he has.
>Quit DaS2 cause I just wasn't having fun
>Going through Demon Souls and been stuck on Allan for two weeks
So close to beating it, yet so far
There's some kind of pattern here.
Although i think Sihn and the Medusa were pretty good fights, Sihn was well designed and Medusa had an interesting gimmick/secret to fighting it.
Playing Scholar of the First Sin now for the first time. Man, everyone was right. This game just lacks all the charm of the first one. I'm really bored.
Just Mirror Knight really, and honestly he wasn't even used to his full potential
This. I played Demon Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne. After playing Bloodborne, I tried DS2 and more than the mediocre visuals(I'm not really hating on that, it's a port and I'm sure they did an awesome job), it felt clunky. Everything about it felt rigid. I went back to DS1 to check to see if I was just spoiled by BB, and no, DS1 didn't feel that way. DS2 is just... too damn different for me.
Which is sad because I really wanted to waifu the hell out of the Emerald Herald.
I starter playing it after not playing DkS2 for almost 2 years and yeah, i got really fucking bored by the time i reached the Ruin Sentinels.
I think i only went through with it the first time due to release hype. The game takes too long to get interesting, it gets fun when you beat Lost Sinner and go to Huntsman Copse, gets shitty again when you reach the Windmill, then goes back to being good when you reach the Iron King's Castle, then back to shit when you go to Tseldora, and so forth...
It only becomes consistently good from the Castle onwards, and it ends with a shitty final boss anyways.
Giant Lord was pretty fucking memorable, the one you fight by entering a memory.
So here's the Dark Souls 3 'map'
similar to this one
You can't imagine my satisfaction looking over the High Wall of Lothric in the stress test and being able to see every landmark in the right half of this image, and what looked like the spires of Anor Londo far away in mist
I've never even seen anyone talk about this, so I feel like I'm the only one who spent time looking over the wall in the starting area for 10 minutes
I really feel like DaS3 has high potential of being the best game in the series. Apart from only invading ganks I would be very pushed to find a flaw with the stress test
>not firing up the bass cannon
it's like you don't want to win
So /v/, who is your favorite boss in the series? Mine is definitely Father Gascoigne, everything about him is perfect. He's fucking cool, sets the mood for the whole game, and has an insane twist that makes you shit your pants. He also teaches you to play the game, if you play it like Dark Souls he rips your asshole out. Because he has the same tools as you, you feel like a dope for losing, and then you get him down and do well, and he goes fucking werewolf and decimates you where you stand.
>I've never even seen anyone talk about this, so I feel like I'm the only one who spent time looking over the wall in the starting area for 10 minutes
There's were several entries about it on Reddit with screencaps syncing up with the map.
it's alright and looks kind of nice, i liked it a lot
how about you make a new tenchu thread my man
i went over to a friends house to play BB for the first time since he has a ps4, i played for three hours and beat him on my first try using Das tactics. He's cool thematically, but he's a pretty disappointing fight
>Play Dark Souls 2
>Get ring that stops my soul memory from going up
>Constantly invade people all over the place and ruin their time unfairly
>Leave the trainer off when I invade so they have a chance to beat me, but if they think they're epic and have 4 guys waiting to gank me turn it on and murder the host
>mfw some faggot adds me on steam to cry and I ignore it
>mfw literally no way to stop me and even if I were soft banned I can get around it incredibly easy
I'll tell your mom instead faggot.
>Implying I want to "impress" you.
I just want to upset you, seems it worked.
Is Bloodborne that good? I was just going to wait till DaS 3 came out and get that instead but everyone whos played Bloodborne puts it up alongside DaS or even above it at times. Why? Doesnt seem to be much discussion about the game whereas DaS threads are always full of it.
I personally find it to be the best in the series by far, especially with the expansion coming out.
There's no discussion because if you have the audacity to start a thread about it, it gets shitposted to death by console war faggots, I've never seen such a baselessy shitposted game ever.
to justify buying a $400 console for one game. I played it, it's a good game but the souls games are better
tbf it doesn't have as much build variety or weapons you can fool around with. You can spend dozens of hours just screwing around with new toys in DaS. On the flipside BB is tight as fuck, and NG is pretty much the best out of all the Souls games. All the bosses, areas and enemies are top tier. Replay value is a lot more limited and the chalice dungeons suck for the most aside from the odd boss encounter. It seems like the new expansion will fix the build variety complaint so there's that
so how involved is Big M in Das3? Is it just level design or is he straight up the director like the other games?
should i get hyped? because i really want to get hyped. I'm just scared of being hurt again like Das2
one thing I don't get in DeS
why was Astraea's soul the worst? Wasn't she a saint? She doesn't seem particularly bad when you kill her, she's just lounging around in a pool of aborted babies. Why does the merchant woman in the level hate her? Am I missing something here? Is it a moment where you're supposed to feel bad, to feel that your character has become soul-thirsty demon themselves?
I guess the logic was that since she once had a pure holy soul, accepting the demon's soul made her soul much more corrupt than anything else
I mean, it's fucking magic, what explanation do you want?
Astraea and Garl came to the Valley of Defilement on the behest of the church. Either Astraea found out what the church truly worshiped or decided to act like a beacon of hope for the things that lived there and became a demon, which is why the goblins seem to be worshiping her.
There isn't a lot but the majority of it is quality
>played Dark Souls 2 on release
>loved it, didn't get the immense hate for it
>playing SotFS right now after 100%ing Dark Souls
>its all coming to me
I didn't want to hate this game. But with all of the fucking shitty enemy design and level pacing, I just can't.
Use whatever weapon you want. They're all perfectly viable. If you want to experiment with some of the weapons you get later in the game, a +7 or so weapon will get you through a pretty big chunk of the game, so you can use it while you're looking for other weapons to use.
There's not really any need to upgrade your armor. Put together a set that you like the looks of and that lets you roll how you like and upgrade it when you don't have anymore weapons you want to upgrade.
I spent like 40 minutes getting my assbeat just getting to Cleric. But I oneshotted Cleric
Had to summon for Father Gasoline.
But after that it was pretty easy once I got the hang of the game. One or two shotted most bosses like Amelia, Shadows, etc
Will probably make a new character for the DLC. Maybe level 80 is a good place to start it
The change of pace really fucks with your muscle memory, you'll get used to it.
Threadly reminder that Black Dragon is the best set in the game.
only viable characters are patches, old monk, siegmayer, tarkus, smough, gavlan and benhart
faggots will pick sheva, havel, kirk, artorias, ciaran, lucatiel or pricilla
also why the fuck is there no maldron i would main the fuck out of him
Not him, but it was basically included as an extra stat to buff something that, in DS1, you had at max from the get go.
Granted, i think you can make your character faster by raising it in DS2.
Siegmeyer was the best npc in the entire dark souls series. I fucking loved this guy. Seeing him always brought a smile to my face.
>M's director again
>fucking beautiful aesthetic
who's the composer? if it's Sakuraba then it's gonna be perfect
but how did it ruin the game? sure it's a shitty design choice, but you'd have to be autistic for something like that to ruin the game for you
Do you want to look like wolf armor guts? Try the silver knight armor with black leather leggings. Its the only armor with similar design and a cape. Or maybe darkwraith armor. If you have the dlc then get the armor of artorias. If you need a greatsword then try either:
The Greatlord Greatsword
Greatsword Of Artorias
Man Serpent Greatsword
The Black Knight Greatsword
Its best if you go with the black knight one since it gets the size and power right however the shape is a bit off.
Furthermore, use a crossbow or a great chaos fireball as your left handed weapon to emulate the handcannon. Looks even better with knight gauntlets.
not only is this song fine but he's also responsible for making amazing songs like gaping dragon, sif, pinwheel, quelaag, O&S, and Gwyn. and you think he's capable of making Das3 shit?
I got my ass handed by the very first enemies like a total bitch. Then again with Cleric, atleast five times. After that I started to grasp the mechanics and ditched the old defensive playstyle I used to do back when playing DS.
I actually think it's a good game but a poor souls games.
Why does the artorias boss fight get no love? I think hes really fun.
by making it mandatory for me to put points into adp to make my roll work
by making me take extra seconds out of my life to plan my attunement better so i dont spend too many points in adp on casters
my using up pixels on my screen when looking at character stats
I'll give Miyazaki a blowjob if the original Manikin Mask is in DaS3.
>havent played the game ever since february or something
>start playing again recently for the DLCs
>tfw pic related
Sir Alonne was not just the hardest boss battle for me in the game but also my favorite.
Had to fucking learn again how to dodge so I could beat him.
im the only one who doesnt like the elite knight set
it just bothers the shit out of me that blue cloth replaces a cuirass and somehow gives it better stats
i would love it so much more if the chest looked bigger, like the cloth was covering more than just chainmail
I'm not even joking. I enjoyed BB a lot less than the other games. It was worse in so many ways that I find it amazing that /v/ rides it's dick so hard. Chalice dungeons were probably the worst thing the franchise has ever done, period
thats aside the point, you completely ignored the reason i think its dumb
the elite knight chest piece is essentially chainmail covered in blue cloth and leather, and thats retarded
Did you ever think that maybe it's like that because it's for "elite knights", as in knights that don't get hit and need more agility, which is why the normal knight set has a big chestpiece?
>Chalice dungeons were probably the worst thing the franchise has ever done, period
How does it feel to be a gigantic shit sucking casual baby? I bet you tried to marathon all the chalices instead of slowly progressing through them while you progress through the main game. I bet you cried bitch tears when they asked you to git even gudder and beast Amygdala and Watchdog at half HP in the Defiled Chalice.
>are nowhere near as bad as most of Dark Souls II's changes.
well you're a fucking fanboy then
because taking regular enemies and regular bosses, jacking their HP and their damage and halving the player HP is fucking horrible design and is, by far, the worst thing that the series has done
Chalice dungeons are poor game design by ANY game standards, let alone Souls games. So bad
armor should be more useful
souls games are 100% about your weapon
the black knights, catarina knights, berenike knights, balder knights, and silver knights had the competence to wear metal so i think it's stupid the artist decided it was alright for the elite knight set to not have metal, like all knights with common sense
But they are optional and not in the main game you retard. Unlike Bloodborne, Dark Souls II changed shit that wasn't optional, had awful level design, and little to no memorable bosses.
I beat all the chalice dungeons, that doesn't mean I enjoyed them.
Keep riding that dick you fanboy faggot, chalice dungeons are terrible design and there is no way to defend them
>umm the aliens made their way down into this temple and uhh the people were studying them down here!
>thats why there's rehashed bosses and enemies and they all do more damage and have more HP
Player HP lowered
is literally Skyrim-tier of implemented difficulty. Tell me how it isn't, oh wait you can't because it literally is how Skyrim implements "difficulty"
Dark, Demon's, and Bloodborne are all equal as they each have unique strengths and weaknesses. Whichever one is preferred is entirely opinion based, DaS II is the only one objectively worse than the rest.
Hell no, some cool armor is useless because you can't survive that one-two hit with it
Specially one female armor/plain clothes that look cool
>Unlike Bloodborne, Dark Souls II changed shit that wasn't optional
BB changed tons of shit that wasn't optional you fucking idiot lol
BB changed a gigantic amount of shit that wasn't optional
>had awful level design, and little to no memorable bosses.
And it doesn't matter that chalice dungeons are optional, they are still absolutely fucking atrocious video game design. They were horrible. They were a fucking embarrassment to what is expected of the series.
>more enemy damage
>more enemy HP
>less player HP
SO HARD RIGHT
PREPARE TO DIE xD RIGHT BOYS
It does, but playing Souls games primarily for the multiplayer is stupid. It's excellent multiplayer isn't worth the incredibly lackluster singleplayer
It pains me.
This mask would've been my fucking main. It has GOAT stats for it's weight, if it just looked mint it'd have been complete. Infact, everyone would wear the fucker all the time.
So mad, even still.
>I beat all the chalice dungeons
Sure you did.
>chalice dungeons are terrible design and there is no way to defend them
The design is fine.
>umm the aliens made their way down into this temple and uhh the people were studying them down here!
Jesus. You don't even understand the lore even at all. Not even a little bit.
>More HP, More Damage, Player HP lowered
And it's really fun and challenging this way.
>is literally Skyrim-tier of implemented difficulty
Oh wow. Yeah, you're dumb as a brick.
I completely agree. I always liked elite knight concept art, but I'm extremely bothered that the regular knight armor has a chest plate and the elite knight armor seems to have misplaced it. I use regular knight chest in game with elite knight legs and helm
playing Souls games primarily for the single player experience is stupid
Messages, bloodstains, phantoms, summoning, and invasions all point to the idea that you are supposed to be interacting with other players all the time.
There's tons of chalice only enemies that are unique to the dungeons
Roughly half the best bossfights are Chalice only
>more enemy damage
>more enemy HP
>less player HP
GIT GUD. SCRUB.
Im playing DaS for the first time. How do I get this sweet armor?
BB changed things, Dark Souls II ruined things. BB didn't bloat/split stats and fuck with established lore like DaS II did, and shit level design isn't subjective. Bosses could be, but you cannot tell me that any of DaS II's bosses barring Fume Knight and Alonne are anywhere near the highlights of the other games.
I'm not saying Chalice Dungeons aren't utter shit, I'm saying because they are basically a separate game mode, it's retarded to imply that it's somehow the worst thing to ever happen to the series. You can experience everything worthwhile BB has to offer without touching chalices.
What DaS3 needs:
>Every armor can be upgraded to be on par with all the armor
>By sacrificing the other amor with the desired stats
>Same for weapons of the same type
>Sword/whip like Bloodborne
>Demon's Souls 8/10
>Dark Souls 10/10
>Dark Souls 2 6/10
Protip: during Dark Souls development, "Elite Knight" was actually the Knights set. Knights Set as it is now was Elite.
They literally just thought because the lesser clothed one "looked" more fancy, that it should be swapped around.
A similar thing happened in Dark Souls 2 that never was fixed.
"Greatshield of Glory" and "Tower Shield" in Dark Souls 2 got mixed up. Greatshield of Glory is the one you get off the giant knights at Dragon Aerie, but it's description talks about Syan.
However, the "Tower Shield" which is used by the Syan Knights makes opposite mention of large warriors.
Not to mention, the drakekeepers of dragon aerie literally look like Tower Knight from Demon's Souls.
Further, "Greatshield of Glory" is more fitting a name for the shield with the sun emblazened upon it.
They essentially either fucked up or some dindu at From swapped them intentionally for some unknown reason, and didn't fix their lore and descriptions.