Dark Souls for PS3 and Xbox360: £19.97 online at Dixons
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Dark Souls for PS3 and Xbox360: £19.97 online at Dixons

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Found 2nd Dec 2011
Namby pamby gamers need not apply!
The spiritual succesor to the PS3 game 'Demons Souls'

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Saturday morning and the deal is still available, can a mod un expire this please.

64 Comments

Namby pamby!? These games have little do with skill, as they do learning enemy attack patterns etc. It's just downright unfair for no good reason.

Dead Space 2 on Zealot (Hard Core is for the clinically insane & masochists) Now THAT'S not for namby pambies!

Best price I've seen though.

Hot

*The spiritual succesor to the PS3 game 'Demon Souls'*

this must beat the recent uncharted deals. ordered. just hope its the limited edition, but I've not seen any around that aren't

eddie IF its LE pm me please once u recieve

Hot if its the Limited Edition!

Ordered! If it's as hard as Demon Souls I'll be still trying to complete it next christmas!

Nice find - loved the first and reports say this does not disappoint.

ice.

Banned

rufus bezak

Namby pamby!? These games have little do with skill, as they do learning … Namby pamby!? These games have little do with skill, as they do learning enemy attack patterns etc. It's just downright unfair for no good reason. Dead Space 2 on Zealot (Hard Core is for the clinically insane & masochists) Now THAT'S not for namby pambies!I agreeBasing a game on old, outdated and down right flawed game mechanics, and making it do ridiculous things for no reason whatsoever, does not qualify a game as being 'hard core'. Anybody who argues differently is just trying to be elite, while playing their depressingly flawed and outdated game.Best price I've seen though.Hot


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Anarchist




I agree

Basing a game on old, outdated and down right flawed game mechanics, and making it do ridiculous things for no reason whatsoever, does not qualify a game as being 'hard core'. Anybody who argues differently is just trying to be elite, while playing their depressingly flawed and outdated game.

Has the PS3 version sold out?

TheJawz7

Has the PS3 version sold out?


unfortunately, yes

nicola10

Ordered! If it's as hard as Demon Souls I'll be still trying to complete … Ordered! If it's as hard as Demon Souls I'll be still trying to complete it next christmas!


Has anyone seen the youtube guy who completes this game in around 8-10 minutes?! Check it out, it is mental.

bionicdude

unfortunately, yes


Arghh been waiting for a deal for this game for ages too!

shawnlee

Has anyone seen the youtube guy who completes this game in around 8-10 … Has anyone seen the youtube guy who completes this game in around 8-10 minutes?! Check it out, it is mental.



Just goes to show. Is that skill or simply learning the right path as well as short cuts & attack patterns of the enemies etc off by heart!?

Game of the year.

Better than Skyrim? (I ask as i'm choosing and can afford only one)

JackBauer

*The spiritual succesor to the PS3 game 'Demon Souls'*



In fact no, it IS actually "Demon's souls"

shawnlee

Has anyone seen the youtube guy who completes this game in around 8-10 … Has anyone seen the youtube guy who completes this game in around 8-10 minutes?! Check it out, it is mental.



Urm... I think only you have seen that in your mind?

The beginning of the game takes 10 mins

Some laughably say this is better than skrim pretty graphics dont make a great game

shawnlee

Better than Skyrim? (I ask as i'm choosing and can afford only one)


Yes I think so

dj_lloyde

Yes I think so



Friend of mine completed this fairly quickly, he's been playing Skyrim for much longer. So I suppose it depends on the person. If you die a lot I'm sure this will last plenty of time lol

Skyrim is pretty good though.

dj_lloyde

Urm... I think only you have seen that in your mind?The beginning of the … Urm... I think only you have seen that in your mind?The beginning of the game takes 10 mins



The speed run can be found on youtube over seven videos
Completes the game in less than 1.5 hours!!!!

dj_lloyde

Urm... I think only you have seen that in your mind?The beginning of the … Urm... I think only you have seen that in your mind?The beginning of the game takes 10 mins


I am trying to find the link, stand by.

Gone already Damn shame too!

Here ya go. 12 minutes!

Quite awesome to watch. Spoilers abound, no doubt. Maybe not a good idea to watch if you are new to the game.
Edited by: "shawnlee" 2nd Dec 2011

shawnlee

Here ya go. 12 minutes!Quite awesome to watch. Spoilers abound, no … Here ya go. 12 minutes!Quite awesome to watch. Spoilers abound, no doubt. Maybe not a good idea to watch if you are new to the game.


That is only part 1....
As it says in the title, the speed run is 1:26:28.

Ah...


Got nothing but love for this game, after all the battering. The best way of describing the experience I've heard is its like eating nothing but brussel sprouts for a month and at the end of the month you get a tablespoon of vanilla ice cream. All this rubbish about difficulty, really?

Is the LE bigger? Is it defo worth aiming for? Thanks

QueueEater

Got nothing but love for this game, after all the battering. The best way … Got nothing but love for this game, after all the battering. The best way of describing the experience I've heard is its like eating nothing but brussel sprouts for a month and at the end of the month you get a tablespoon of vanilla ice cream. All this rubbish about difficulty, really?



It's not difficult in the least. Just punishing for no good reason. It's the gaming equivalent of being sucker punched! It's just constant cheap shots. Gfx are awesome and so is the game world. Such a shame about the gameplay. I hate (most) shmups for the same reasons, so maybe this has more in common with a shmup, even though outwardly it looks like a straight rpg.

I was 40 hours into dark souls and my ps3 hard drive died. Arghhhhhhhh

I will start it again but not anytime soon lol

If anyone wants the PDF official guide pm me

Expired?

rufus bezak

It's not difficult in the least. Just punishing for no good reason. It's … It's not difficult in the least. Just punishing for no good reason. It's the gaming equivalent of being sucker punched! It's just constant cheap shots. Gfx are awesome and so is the game world. Such a shame about the gameplay. I hate (most) shmups for the same reasons, so maybe this has more in common with a shmup, even though outwardly it looks like a straight rpg.



It's cheap because you can't beat it with it with your eyes closed like Skyrim? The game is rarely ever cheap, that's just the typical complaint of people who can't get their head around the fact that you actually have to engage your brain to succeed.

The high degree of punishment for failure makes success that much sweeter. You feel like you actually overcame a challenge with your own skill unlike in other games like Dead Space or Skyrim where you don't have to worry about dying,. Just keep respawning 5 seconds before a fight and bashing your head against it until you get lucky.

Dead Space 2 on Hardcore was tough, 3 saves on ps3 made it far tougher than it actually was though as sometimes you'd lose hours of time. But it wasn't impossible. Demons/Dark souls does seem like a difficult game especially the online mechanics where other players can invade your game. And I do want to buy both of them, but as I said the guy I know finished it fairly quickly. If you want to discuss difficult console games why don't you talk about NGS2?

AndrewRoss

Dead Space 2 on Hardcore was tough, 3 saves on ps3 made it far tougher … Dead Space 2 on Hardcore was tough, 3 saves on ps3 made it far tougher than it actually was though as sometimes you'd lose hours of time. But it wasn't impossible. Demons/Dark souls does seem like a difficult game especially the online mechanics where other players can invade your game. And I do want to buy both of them, but as I said the guy I know finished it fairly quickly. If you want to discuss difficult console games why don't you talk about NGS2?



What is 'fairly quickly'? Most people take 60+ hours so I really doubt he finished it 'quickly' on his first try.

Also why talk about NG when it isn't relevant to the discussion? Sure NG/DMC/Bayo/Vanquish are all harder than Dark Souls on their highest difficulty but it's a different kind of difficulty. Other games being more difficult doesn't somehow make Dark Souls not challenging.

Guys, please, is anyone able to see the deal? it's £34.99 for me.

Banned

ahhhhhhhhhhh cant believe i missed out! no 360 copies and yes its now expensive!

Banned

any chance somebody ordered a couple copies?

I spent 70 hours on my first play through of Dark Souls.

The game is beautiful, immersive and damn tough at times. Worth every penny.

I based fairly quickly on the fact he had the platinum and was done with the game in about a week. He loved the game. However, he's been enjoying skyrim for a considerably longer amount of time and still isn't done with it. He also still doesn't have the platinum for NGS2 despite completing the SP fully, he can't find anyone willing/skilled/dedicated enough to complete the co-op. That's why I mentioned it.

I'm looking forward to getting this game and then will be able to comment more fully, but my intention was originally just to answer the better than skyrim question in a way. I'm sick of games that pitch difficulty as player less health CPU more health and stronger attacks though so maybe this will be a change?

Edit - for the sake of being correct he took exactly 11 days to platinum Dark Souls. He has been playing Skyrim pretty much exclusively since the 10th of November and has about 65% of the trophies. As I said in my original post it depends what you expect from the game. The discussions regarding other titles were borne exclusively from the op and subsequent posts. I never said Skyrim was more difficult. The only person I know who has played both and finished Dark Souls told me I would get 'more' from Skyrim.
Edited by: "AndrewRoss" 3rd Dec 2011
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