VIDEO | X360, PS3 Monday, October 3, 2011 | 11:30 AM

Our videos of Dark Souls

Our videos of Dark Souls

With every week comes an avalanche of new releases and great responsibility for us at Gamersyde. Our job gets a little more difficult when so many titles ship at the same time and when we decide to talk about them all. In short, you are going to see a lot of homemade videos this week and we will start today with Dark Souls. Yes, you'll tell me DJmizuhara did just that a few weeks back and you are absolutely right. But here are a bunch of videos from the European version of the game, a sequel which has gotten even more challenging despite the presence of check points. Like some reviewers said, it is difficult to say if you will like this unforgiving title or not, depending on what you're looking for. If you like games to go easy on you, then From Software's latest creation is probably not for you. On the contrary, if you think challenge is where all the fun is, then you won't be disappointed. Choose your side!


Intro
Gameplay #1
Gameplay #2

All comments

Commented on 2011-10-03 11:51:44
lol I played demons souls...but dark souls is wayyyy more unforgiving.

Checkpoints respawn all the enemies u killed (if u make use of the checkpoint).

I would advice people to think before buying this game, cuz its evil.

Though I have to admit I am enjoying it 100%
Commented on 2011-10-03 11:58:45
Whoever that is playing it is treating the combat like an action game, VERY big mistake.
Thats practically rule #1 of the "Souls series".
Commented on 2011-10-03 12:12:15 In reply to IIGrayFoxII
Posted by IIGrayFoxII
lol I played demons souls...but dark souls is wayyyy more unforgiving.

Checkpoints respawn all the enemies u killed (if u make use of the checkpoint).
That's no different from how Demon Souls did it..
Commented on 2011-10-03 12:33:28 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Whoever that is playing it is treating the combat like an action game, VERY big mistake.
Thats practically rule #1 of the "Souls series".
Well, first, I did not play Demon's Souls much last year, lack of time (and motivation tbh). I just completed a few "levels" and beat a few bosses before I turned to other games.

Then, I had four games to take care of this week end, for a total of 16 videos to edit and upload. You can easily imagine that did not leave me much time to improve my Souls skills. :)

So sorry about the way I play, I did the best I could. now I just hope I did not do such a poor job in the other vids. :D
Commented on 2011-10-03 12:49:55
Oh then I am sorry.

But dont treat it like a action game and go all in for the attack.
Check the enemy patterns and use your shield and roll alot.

Do like 2-3 attacks and retreat, especially with the low stamina you got.

I for one thought you did play Demons Souls, but if you didnt then its perfectly understandable considering thats what I did as well when I got it lol
Commented on 2011-10-03 13:14:26 In reply to FireWire
@FireWire

Uhm no, DS had no bonfire checkpoints that reset enemies whenever u choose to use them.

Perhap u mean that DS resets enemies whenever u died? Yes thats true but it didn't give you any choice 2 reset the enemies while alive.

The bonfires present you with 2 choices:

-Receive a checkpoint, Heal and reset enemies.
-Don't use them and everything you killed until then stays dead BUT if you die, u'll be spawned wayyy back to ur previous checkpoint. (and end up killing the enemies again)

Its evil I tell ya.
Commented on 2011-10-03 13:44:05 In reply to IIGrayFoxII
Posted by IIGrayFoxII
@FireWire

Uhm no, DS had no bonfire checkpoints that reset enemies whenever u choose to use them.

Perhap u mean that DS resets enemies whenever u died? Yes thats true but it didn't give you any choice 2 reset the enemies while alive.

The bonfires present you with 2 choices:

-Receive a checkpoint, Heal and reset enemies.
-Don't use them and everything you killed until then stays dead BUT if you die, u'll be spawned wayyy back to ur previous checkpoint. (and end up killing the enemies again)

Its evil I tell ya.
sounds like the keystones in demons souls to me. only instead of being transported to the nexus you simply rest at a campfire. they work the same way, and are just as punishing as each other, since both methods reset the enemies in the level.
Commented on 2011-10-03 13:51:19
Would like to play but will have to wait :(
Commented on 2011-10-03 14:05:19 In reply to IIGrayFoxII
Posted by IIGrayFoxII
lol I played demons souls...but dark souls is wayyyy more unforgiving.
i hope so, didn't find Demon's Souls as difficult as everyone (ok, at least those who haven't been to videogaming for very long ^^) says

Dark Souls definitely looks nice, will be fun :)
Commented on 2011-10-03 14:17:21
Friday seems so far away :(
Commented on 2011-10-03 14:37:20 In reply to IIGrayFoxII
Posted by IIGrayFoxII
@FireWire

Uhm no, DS had no bonfire checkpoints that reset enemies whenever u choose to use them.
I wasn't talking about the bonfires, I was talking about the enemies being reset when:

A. you die
or
B. You go back to the Nexus (which basically is gone now but replaced by these bonfires. They're just like the level stones in DS)
Commented on 2011-10-03 14:56:50
I want this game so bad xD
Commented on 2011-10-03 15:06:02 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Well, first, I did not play Demon's Souls much last year, lack of time (and motivation tbh). I just completed a few "levels" and beat a few bosses before I turned to other games.
How the hell did you "beat a few bosses" and not play it much? i had to grind like hell to get anywhere in that game (still am)
Commented on 2011-10-03 15:11:37 In reply to bleachedsmiles
I don't consider that playing a few hours is much when talking about such a game. I also had to grind a bit, especially the first level, but I got to beat the first boss as well as another one in the caves or something. I also took out a dragon and then I stopped playing. So I would not consider myself a pro at all. That's pretty much why I do not play Dark Souls as well as I should.
Commented on 2011-10-03 15:21:22 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
That's pretty much why I do not play Dark Souls as well as I should.
Don't be sorry for playing as You like man. Wtf is that anyway ? You have to play like this and not like that LMAO. Great job with those vids Drift.
Commented on 2011-10-03 15:24:38 In reply to GeRaLTo
Haha thanks man. :)

The thing is, I get that I could have done a better job, but that's not really my kind of game. ^^
Commented on 2011-10-03 16:50:28
Thanks for posting these vids, day 1 instant buy.
Commented on 2011-10-03 18:33:10
Advice! Walk softly and carry and big stick (Words said to you in the Playstation 1 game Disruptor by Insomniac games)
Commented on 2011-10-03 18:41:43
Was laughing so much,Thanks Driftwood !
The moment you saw that Taurus Demon...wonder what went through your head,the next thing we see..run for your live,lol !

I just love it !

Remind me of me playing that game :) When I saw that Demon I just thought "Shi....!!!"

Cool Videos !
Commented on 2011-10-03 18:51:37 In reply to iosomewhere
I knew someone would like it. ^^

Let's say, the first thing that went through my head was "get out of here". And when I realized I was stuck there, the second thing that went through my head was that giant axe. :/
Commented on 2011-10-03 20:00:57 In reply to Driftwood
Yeah,I can imagine ! :)
Second time around I already knew what was your idea,when I saw you were trying to get past him, the Door behind him, lol ! Didn't help much either !
But yeah,that guy is scary as hell ! Yeah,liked it ! Thanks,really always appreciate all the hard work you are going through to put on those videos..even die for us :)
hehe...
Commented on 2011-10-03 22:01:01
the last foe is the dude from the artwork, isn't he? http://zoknowsgaming.com/wp-content/gallery/darkso...

no wonder he is tough

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