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Dark Souls

Discussion in 'gaming and consoles' started by tommers, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Enjoying this, though just in the Undead berg bit. I can't quite put my finger on what's so good about it. The combat's good, but I figure I may need to brush up on my moves a bit before any really tough enemies come along. Thankfully, it's not as difficult as I was expecting. Can you equip fire bombs so as you can throw them easily in battle? I can only throw them by going through the menu system. :confused:
     
  2. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Through the menu system :eek:

    You can equip them. On the equip screen there is a group of 5 circles in the top right. You can assign items to them (like your estus flask, the various soapstones, firebombs, humanity, homeward bones or whatever.) Just put your cursor on the circle and select it, it brings up a list of items.

    For Xbox you then use down on the d-pad to cycle through the items. Press square to throw (same as drinking an estus.)
     
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  3. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Cool, thought there must be some way of doing it!
     
  4. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I've been going back to the same bonfire God knows how many times, but I'm still kinda pissing about to see what works. Realised I have different weapons, so messing around with them - and have also just realised, thanks to the offer of a repair weapon item, that weapons are only good for so long. Not liking the fact that some weapons just go through the shield - do I need a tougher shield or do I need to work on parrying?!
     
  5. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Do you mean weapons are knocking your shield out of the way? That depends on your stamina (which comes from endurance) + the shield stability value (+ what's doing the hitting.) A greatsword will knock a small shield easily.

    Shields also stop a percentage of the attack. Bucklers and the cracked shield or the wooden shield won't stop all physical damage. Look at their stats and it will tell you.

    Don't worry about getting past that bonfire. You're learning how to play the game. That's probably the hardest time. There comes a point when it clicks. :)

    Just explore and try different stuff. Different weapons play in really different ways.

    http://thebaneofqueequeg.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/much-ado-about-nothing.html?m=1
     
  6. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Not sure exactly. It's the guys with the big spears that cause me trouble, but I can still get them with a bit of dodging and equipping a longer weapon.
     
  7. Cid

    Cid 请等一下

    This is really good... Been playing about 17 hours now. Don't think I'm very far in though. Spent a lot of time scoring H off some rats. I like the complete lack of guidance... Main indication of going the wrong way being a rapid death or fleeing down a passage from some thing you only caught a glimpse of but definitely sounded bad.
     
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  8. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I'm still in the undead bit (though haven't played for a week). Not sure whether I should be fighting the demon on the bridge or the black knight first. Both have kicked my ass...
     
  9. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    The demon is compulsory. The Black Knight is optional.

    Wait till you meet the dragon. You'll like the dragon. :)
     
  10. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    It's annoying that there isn't a save point just before that demon. :mad:
     
  11. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Yeah, that run to him from the bonfire is probably the bit of the game that you do the most times.

    Have you got the master key?
     
  12. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I have some keys. Can't remember off the top of my head which ones, tho.
     
  13. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I have some keys. Can't remember off the top of my head which ones, tho.
     
  14. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    If you're a thief then you get it anyway. Or you can pick it as your gift when you start.

    Won't help you get past the demon but it opens up the door at the bottom of his tower, so you can access somebody else who can kill you. :D
     
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  15. Cid

    Cid 请等一下

    I ran away from the bloke in the tower. Then, later on, I went through a random door when exploring and met him again. Extremely briefly.

    The black knight will be a pain to fight at the moment, but the boss demon just requires strategy.
     
  16. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    :D

    That's why he's so brilliant. That was the first encounter in the game when I absolutely shat it. I actually panicked and that was the moment I realised that this was an amazing game. I haven't panicked in a game for years. Everything's just a procession these days.
     
  17. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    DLC is out now for consoles. You get to fight artorias. They've also changed lots of game balancey type things.
     
  18. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

  19. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    game balancey type things? Not played this in a while. Still need to defeat the Taurus demon. :facepalm:
     
  20. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Nerfed the eagle shield and the hornet ring. Made it so enemies can't repeat backstab you. Got rid of some of the exploits people were using.

    Stuff like that.

    The dlc is great but, in true dark souls fashion, you could play the whole game without seeing it. In fact it's pretty likely you would.
     
  21. drewg

    drewg Active Member

    Stuck in Anor London
    Started again as cleric
    Learning the value of staying human and summoning others to fight
    people are so sweet and happy to kill on your behalf
    Thanks everyone
     
  22. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    The co-op is one of the best things about Dark Souls. Although it can make stuff a bit too easy... but if you want to get through areas quickly then nothing beats it. I love it that people are willing to just help you out....

    Wherabouts are you? And are you on Xbox? I can lend a hand tomorrow if you like.
     
  23. drewg

    drewg Active Member

    Yes on xbox
    Now exploring darkroot basin
    Will message you if online tomorrow
    Cheers
     
  24. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Cool. Have you got the dlc?
     
  25. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    Bump for jolly co-operation

    Currently stuck on





    Sen's Funhouse
     
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  26. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    From have just announced a remastered version for PS4, XBox 1 and... Nintendo Switch.

    Cannot wait to buy it again. :D
     
  27. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Meh! Like the idea of it, but gave up on that troll on the bridge, even after watching videos of how to kill it. :oops:
     
  28. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    I'll be onto that. Just finished a second playthrough of DS3 last night.
     
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  29. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    Will be getting this on Switch.
     
  30. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    SOmebody is doing a speedrun of Dark Souls 3 here:

    Twitch

    It's pretty amazing. Should be over in about an hour. :D

    Edit 1:01:45 :thumbs:
     
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