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Old 09-16-21, 10:54 AM
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Re: Official Dark Souls Support Group - Spoilers Inside

Got it. Thx guys. 3 I’ll try it is.
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If you do play em be sure you're online, it changes the dynamic a lot and generally for the better.
You mean play online, like multiplayer with others? I really don’t do that or like mp. I did try 3 and liked the few minutes I played a lot, so I bought 1 remastered and will start with that. Thanks for thoughts and answers. To all as well. Think I’m in for tumultuous but fun adventures…
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You mean play online, like multiplayer with others? I really donít do that or like mp. I did try 3 and liked the few minutes I played a lot, so I bought 1 remastered and will start with that. Thanks for thoughts and answers. To all as well. Think Iím in for tumultuous but fun adventuresÖ
It's hard to explain, but you want the online features enabled even though you aren't actually playing mp. It gives the game more life even though you aren't directly interacting with people, and some of the notes folks leave are incredibly useful.

I just say this because given the option originally I chose offline and that was a mistake.
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Re: Official Dark Souls Support Group - Spoilers Inside

Ok, so when I start up they’ll be an option to play online or off and just go with on?
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Yep
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Gotcha. Thx. Off tomorrow, so hope to begin this fantastical journey!
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Re: Official Dark Souls Support Group - Spoilers Inside

so, i played first few minutes of 1: remastered and...
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I liked it!

but, is it supposed to be kinda clunky controls? is that normal in beginning, whole game? i saw all the dodging and blocking messages on ground, lit some bonfires, got an ellegy or whatever, but the slashing and hacking at simple skeleton zombie was like something out of old PC game or something. or am i missing something?

i mean i did like it, but died, came back and figured out, got to back away. you can't just go in close and hack and slash, right?

just trying to understand so far and get into this Souls games phenomena. certainly looks pretty and very cinematic to me. more so than any other game. the beginning especially reminded me of LotR.
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Yes and no. Every action eats away at your endurance bar, but as long as you aren't holding up a shield it restores pretty quickly (but don't get me wrong, you need to use your shield. You just don't restore endurance quickly when you have it up.) and while DS1 is definitely somewhat slower with combat - you're probably just

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overweight. I know when you start as a Knight at least your armor is so heavy it clips you over the 50% weight mark and slows you to a crawl. Strip some off, use different armors, weapons, shields, etc;

Also, Skeletons are a pain in the ass early on.

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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Yes and no. Every action eats away at your endurance bar, but as long as you aren't holding up a shield it restores pretty quickly (but don't get me wrong, you need to use your shield. You just don't restore endurance quickly when you have it up.) and while DS1 is definitely somewhat slower with combat - you're probably just

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overweight. I know when you start as a Knight at least your armor is so heavy it clips you over the 50% weight mark and slows you to a crawl. Strip some off, use different armors, weapons, shields, etc;

Also, Skeletons are a pain in the ass early on.

oh really about weight? i did choose knight and strong upper body. endurance bar is the green lower bar that quickly reduces with every swing? it's like one swing and it goes down, 2 and it's gone, so what you just run away, since it does recharge quickly? that's what i been doing, then i use a shield when they strike and then i go in for a couple strong hits (RT on xbox controller RB, the regular hits doesn't seem to do anything).

i guess just early on and trying to understand. i'll stick with it. such a great realistic and atmospheric game. love that. no cartoonishness. you actually believe these dead figures exist in this world. incredibly rendered characters and environments. very nice.
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Sorry Rich, but I cashed in my chips for DS1. Refunded from MS. I still have DS3 which got new disc for $12, so feel fine. I can use refund for Alan Wake: Remastered in a week. And some Tales of Arise stuff. Unless it’s cheating…
Old 09-19-21, 01:28 PM
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Lol, yeah It's why I added to keep going on the one you already own. DS1 has a steeeep learning curve, takes a couple hours to get going and is visually super muddy until you at least hit Undead Parrish. It's also super uneven as a Knight until you have Havels Ring (which is early on, but only if you knew it)

Edit: Just finished DS2, pretty sure I'd rank these as BB > DS3 > DS1 > Demon Remake > DS2, though the range of scores would still be like 8.5 to 9.5. Great set of games.

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Old 02-28-23, 12:54 PM
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I started playing this on my Xbox One the other day (360 backwards compatibility)... I'm not sure I'll see it through, but I was wondering...

Was the framerate during boss fights always this bad?? It seems to drop to like 15fps. It seems to happen as soon as a boss is on screen, and throws me off.
Well I gave up just as easily as I had started back when I made this post 6-ish years ago.

However, after playing and beating Elden Ring last year, I eventually wanted to dive back into these games, but needed a healthy break . So I bought the trilogy last week, which includes DS1 Remastered, DS2, and DS3, along with all the DLC. The North American version seems to be sold out literally everywhere, but you can buy the EU discs on Amazon for like $40, and they're region free (for Xbox, not sure about other options).

Anyway... I'm about 30 hours into DS1 Remastered. I love it. I'm loosely following a guide because while I appreciate that these games are intentionally a bit obtuse, I wanted to go into it with some structure.
As far as progress, I've most recently beaten the Iron Golum (giant knight with a huge axe) atop Sen's Fortress, and have now been transported over to Anor Londo.

Also... fuck Blighttown. Hated that place more than any other so far.
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Blighttown is a nightmare. I also like how accidentally skipping Havel makes the difference between the game being reasonable and borderline impossible.

Edit: And you're almost to my favorite part of DS1. It's also imo the peak of the games difficulty before it seemingly got a lot easier. Also, DS2 is a nice break from formula on these titles, it almost feels like an Ubisoft take on Dark Souls

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Finishing Blighttown is like getting out of prison. Never so happy to see daylight.
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The archers of Anor Londo are serious horse shit. At least in other parts of the game, you could go back back get supplies. Here, I have nowhere to go and no merchants near by to get arrows. All I can do is grind and level up, but even still, it takes one arrow in the back or one whack of their swords when I reach them to get knocked off the platform. Horse shit!

Finally made it to the next bonfire. Was ready to quit!

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The archers of Anor Londo are serious horse shit. At least in other parts of the game, you could go back back get supplies. Here, I have nowhere to go and no merchants near by to get arrows. All I can do is grind and level up, but even still, it takes one arrow in the back or one whack of their swords when I reach them to get knocked off the platform. Horse shit!

Finally made it to the next bonfire. Was ready to quit!
Best way to do it is to not attack them, bur rather just get close enough to the one on the right so that it pulls out its sword and lunges off the edge.

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Yeah the archers suck but there are strategies to avoid combat
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It only took me about five or six tries, but I beat the double bosses in Anor Londo. They were tough, but keeping my distance from the big guy and not mashing buttons sure helped! I didn't even summon anyone, and took out one boss completely before taking on the second one.
Finally I can warp between some bonfires! Not sure exactly where to hit up next to be honest, but I'll sort it out. I honestly don't know how much of the game I have left, but I'm thinking I'll finish this up then play Wo Long on Game Pass before diving into DS2.
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I'd say you're a little past half way, but I also found the game became a bit easier after that stretch.
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It did seem like the biggest hurdle so far. Plus, it gave me time to level up some more so I'm moderately over powered now. Looks like I'll tackle the catacombs next
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Hope you have luck on fighting Smough and Ornstein on solo

Unless your are a sorcerer with powerful spells, fighting them melee can be a pain.
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Hope you have luck on fighting Smough and Ornstein on solo

Unless your are a sorcerer with powerful spells, fighting them melee can be a pain.
I think Dan is already past them:

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It only took me about five or six tries, but I beat the double bosses in Anor Londo.
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Yep. I meleed the shit out of those fuckers.

I beat... a boss... In the catacombs. Probably the easiest boss ever? Not the titanite demon, but someone with magic who split into three. The name escapes me, as usual
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Yep. I meleed the shit out of those fuckers.

I beat... a boss... In the catacombs. Probably the easiest boss ever? Not the titanite demon, but someone with magic who split into three. The name escapes me, as usual
That Pinwheel and yeah very lame boss.
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Killed the four kings. Really odd fight since it feels like you're floating in nothingness. Really throws off depth perception. Still, I'm leveled up enough that it took one try.

Seath took me too many tries. Bastard cursed me too, so I had to fight him with 50% health... Didn't want to keep alleviating it just to die and get it again. Once I figured out a good strategy, he wasn't so bad. The Crystal area just sucks, but not nearly as bad as Blighttown.

I've skipped over killing the titanite demons. Only killed one or two, but I know each one gets stronger based on how many are left. I don't like fighting those guys.

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