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A_BabyRed_Yoshi

@crippyd: I'll be sure to join you if I can! I think I should be free saturday? We'll see
Is there no more soul memory nonsense that would prevent us from joining?

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A_BabyRed_Yoshi

This game's music though...it's phenomenal! It really makes the bosses crazy intense!
The day one edition also came with the soundtrack 😃

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crippyd

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi There is no soul memory nonsense this time and @DRL said that you can set a password so that no one else can get in your game. I am only at the second fire in the bit after Firelink so I am only at a low level. I don't have headphones so the voice is through my TV and Kinect.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

holchasaur

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi: The faster pace does make it tougher to observe attack patterns, but by no means is it impossible. Do you use a shield? If so, keep it up while baiting and pulling. Keep space between you and your foe and make note of his attack patterns. If it's one of those pesky shielded knights that you're fighting, just wait for the attack that leaves him vulnerable for a couple seconds, then quickly circle or roll behind him and perform a backstab. If you're brave, you can work in a charged RT attack as he's getting up, which should put him near death. That tactic, of course, works for most enemies in the game.

Maybe it's because I've played a ton of Bloodborne, which is much speedier than Dark Souls, but I found the first 40% (approximately) of this game to be very, very smooth in terms of difficulty. There were challenges, no doubt, but I never felt as oppressed as I have in the other games. I think once you adapt to the speed and the flow of things, it'll be much easier. Well, until you get to some of the late-game bosses. Good luck if you plan to beat all of them without using summons! I managed to do it, but it took a lot of practice and patience.

@crippyd: I will say, the first two areas, Cemetery of Ash and High Wall of Lothric, are the least interesting areas in the game. I enjoyed them, but I really started falling in love when I reached the Bloodborne-esque Undead Settlement. That's when the aesthetic, questlines, and level design really sucked me in. There are a few optional routes there and a couple NPC interactions that can impact things later in the game, so make sure you search thoroughly.

Oh, and just so you guys aren't wondering: My review will go up tomorrow. I've been having a crazy week around here and just haven't had the time to get it done. Sorry for the wait!

Edited on by holchasaur

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

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A_BabyRed_Yoshi

@DRL: I'm a knight, I use a shield. Enemies in this game will mercilessly pound your stamina down, unlike in 2 where they will generally just give up if they hit your shield, and made it easy to retaliate.
This game has made me rethink my whole strategy, which I think is really cool

I can't wait to see your always great review!

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Xbox Gamertag: A BabyRed Yoshi

crippyd

@DRL I'm on the High Wall area (2nd bonfire) and I've had a little more time today. I think what it is is that it feels very daunting with such a massive map. I had more fun today and I feel much better coop ing the game.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

A_BabyRed_Yoshi

I wonder if this kingdom is Drangleic? Or the kingdom from the first one (Lorthran?) Or are they one and the same?

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Utena-mobile

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi: I think it's Lordran (from the first one). This is just head canon though, but I believe that Firelink shrine is the same place from DS1, especially since Andre the blacksmith is also there, and time displacement is sort of a thing in Dark Souls.

Also, I believe the throne at the end of 2 is built over the remains of the first Kiln from the first game.

btw, I had to start over twice (T-T ) for fun I decided to start off as deprived and the first boss killed me like 10 times. Yup. This is Dark Souls.

Valkyrie 2, standing by.

A_BabyRed_Yoshi

@Utena-mobile: lol did you have to try to tickle the boss to death? 😂
At least you can save your favorite character customization, that's pretty awesome

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Xbox Gamertag: A BabyRed Yoshi

sorethumbed

@DRL: You don't have to wait, just kick his shield. With target locked, press left stick towards target and hit Right button, shield kicked. If you mistime it though.....

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Ancient, Angry, Armed and Inbound.

Xbox Gamertag: Sorethumbed

Utena-mobile

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi: lol. considering how much damage I was doing, I might as well a have been tickling him.

ANDOMG, character customization is awesome! I love not having to go hollow. I think I spent about an hour and a half with the face editor. I was telling my friend how much better this character creator is, and how great it is that we don't turn ugly after every death, but he didn't seem to care. (T-T )

Oh well. I'll be the prettiest sorceress at the party. He can be the troglodyte hanging in the back by the punch bowl.

Valkyrie 2, standing by.

holchasaur

@sorethumbed: Yeah, I do that sometimes, but not often because my success rate isn't all that high. I've found baiting and pulling, and maybe the occasional parry, to work more reliably for me. I'm on NG+ now, and taking a single hit from some of these enemies in High Wall / Undead Settlement eats about 1/3 of my health bar!

Where's everyone at in the game? You all making good progress so far this weekend or taking it slow?

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

Xbox Gamertag: holchasaur | Twitter:

holchasaur

Here ya go, @JaxonH! Here are a few links to start with:

VaatiVidya's YouTube – This YouTuber covers nothing but Souls and Souls-like games. Tons of fascinating videos about Souls' lore, mechanics, and secrets.

Dark Souls III Fextralife Wiki – Beware of spoilers, of course, but this Wiki has pretty much anything and everything you'll ever need to know about Dark Souls. Tips for newcomers, build advice, lore... everything!

How to Play Dark Souls III – This is a long but EXTREMELY helpful video. I definitely recommend watching it.

I'll post more links when I think of them.

Edited on by holchasaur

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

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crippyd

@DRL I'm only trying to beat the second boss as I've only managed to get about 2 hours on the game so far. I'm starting from the second fire on the wall.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

crippyd

@DRL not sure, I've unlocked a door that has an elevator behind it.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

holchasaur

@crippyd: I believe that's the elevator that leads back to the first bonfire (can't think of another elevator in the area). That's the route I used when I was clearing out and exploring around the boss door.

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