This game is coming out this week

#1 Posted by Ouren (138 posts) -

I forgot it even existed.

#2 Posted by Casey25 (147 posts) -

All i could think of when i saw the name was the badass Black Knight Sword from Dark Souls. I got lucky and picked it up off a black knight in darkroot basin i think. I used it about 50% of the time after Anor Londo and it just wrecked fools. I cut down pretty much every Lord Soul boss with that thing, and it was invaluable in killing Lord Gwyn. Good weapon.

Anyway, what is this game?

#3 Posted by TruthTellah (9649 posts) -

@Casey25: haha. I thought just as you did! Not sure what this game is, but conjuring up thoughts of Dark Souls definitely isn't a negative. ;)

#4 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1795 posts) -

You think this'll come out tomorrow on the arcade? I checked the date for release with the arcade atm, and it's not there. They usually do wednesday or sometimes friday releases for XBLA, right?

#5 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

@EarlessShrimp said:

You think this'll come out tomorrow on the arcade? I checked the date for release with the arcade atm, and it's not there. They usually do wednesday or sometimes friday releases for XBLA, right?

Yes, XBLA games usually come out on Wednesdays.

#6 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I rolled with that sword for the longest time in Dark Souls.

#7 Posted by PoisonJam7 (516 posts) -

It's so strange, there was absolutely no information about this game for months and months since it's supposedly "accidental" announcement, and then all of a sudden it's coming out! What the hell? If this is how they usually promote games in Japan, I can see why they are having such a hard time selling games this generation.

#8 Posted by leafhouse (151 posts) -

Anybody playing it? I have a small amount of interest in the game.

#9 Posted by oraknabo (1589 posts) -

Yeah, absolutely nobody has been talking about this since it was announced. I'll be surprised if it makes the release date, but I'm willing to try it.

I was under the impression that this game and Shadows of the Damned actually split off from an earlier cancelled project that sounded more interesting than both. This one looks neat at least. No real idea whether it's worth playing though.

#10 Posted by dopplerganger (84 posts) -

This game is pretty fucking rad.

#11 Posted by Snail (8776 posts) -

Wow, I hadn't even heard of this.

#12 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1750 posts) -

Hey, is this game cool? It looks cool! Someone has to have taken the plunge and played it. Impressions please! :)

#13 Posted by dopplerganger (84 posts) -

2d platformer Dark Souls but mixed with Ghouls 'N Ghosts. Hard difficulty is actually hard. Fuck the old man faced dog thing.

#14 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1795 posts) -

@Snail: now you have, and enjoy it you shall!

In all seriousness, I'm having fun with this one, I'm only up to level 2. Damn you Finals and Job!! I will say if you can memorize well, it gets a little easier.

#15 Posted by Zella (1010 posts) -

Played the demo and it wasn't my thing. Not a fan of the style of it but gameplay wise it was pretty tight, so it doesn't seem to be bad game. It's just not my kind of thing.

#16 Posted by FreakGirl (87 posts) -

Played the demo yesterday and decided to buy it. I like the weird style and the amount of Ketchup-like blood the enemies spray in all directions when killing them. The narrator is said to be pretty damn cool in English, but since my console is set to German I didn't like the narrator's voice at all. Guess I'll have to change the language, before continuing with this game, since the narration seems to be quite important for the whole atmosphere.

#17 Posted by GunstarRed (5879 posts) -

There's a lot of dumb shit in video games and it takes quite a lot for me to think something is crazy, but this game is totally nuts. What a gloriously bizarre game. It looks and sounds amazing and this is hard to explain but it shares a lot of similarities to some of the sylistic stuff in Shadows of the Damned. Not just the storybook and shooter sections, but the atmosphere...something... it just does.

Cool game thats pretty damn hard....

The cat heads.. the cat head room... WHAT. THE. FUCK!

#18 Posted by envane (1188 posts) -

@GunstarRed: hehe , i came here to post the exact same thing .. cat head grass .... what in fucks is this .. but yeh the game is realllly fucking cool .

#19 Posted by MEATBALL (4022 posts) -

Had fun with the trial, I'm tempted to grab it at some point.

#20 Posted by impulse1987 (26 posts) -

I bought it shortly after playing the demo. I'm not too far in, well actually I'm at the start of level three (out of five total). Even on normal the game can get pretty tough. Like someone said, it does share a lot of similarities with Shadows of the Damned, atleast tonally, and even Dark Souls (the imminent threat of failure is similarly pervasive). It'd give it my recommendation for sure.

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