Seems like a good fit to me. Other than the blood stains which would require a persistent online connection, I believe it's a good style of game for it.
hmmmmmm, combat is similar to Monster Hunter, in that respect maybe.
But no, I like the atmosphere a lot, and just discovering something just disgusting like the parasite in Blighttown, dear god that thing is offensive. It's a game I like to have the lights off and just get into it's deep dark corridors and then be happy when I see the sunlight whenever that happens.
@rockyraccoon37: Why? I typically just suspend my portable games whenever I feel like taking a break, regardless of whether there's any checkpoint nearby.
Sure but then that would require the game to allow pausing, which Dark Souls does not.
And personally speaking anyway I wouldn't want to play Dark/Demons Souls in smaller 30-45 minute chunks anyway. And having not had my hands on a PS Vita the controls would have to be solid to make that game in particular work well.
Not saying it couldn't be done, but that I wouldn't be interested in it.
I'd play a Dark Souls-like portable game? But not a Dark Souls portable game. If that makes any sense. I think it's totally doable to take some of the core features of a Demons/Dark Souls and put them into a game that, say, looks and plays like Zelda. Things like continuous saving, (more) technical combat, and the like. But I wouldn't play a straight 3DS or Vita port of those games.
I think it's do-able because of that 2D game that was on the Patrick's Worth Playing, Titan Souls. The thought of that combined with Link's Awakening's no-death ending seemed interesting. Neither is technically Demons/Dark Souls, but the thought of something like it on a portable seems compelling enough.
No I don't think it'll work at all, at least if you tried using the existing model the game works on. For starters You'll need a portable system that has two analogue sticks and trigger buttons for the camera/movement and heavy attacks. Dark Souls has deep combat so by it's essential that you have quick, easy access to those attacks. Furthermore the game relies on it's environment to tell it's story and convey it's gameplay. On a small screen using earphones isn't exactly the most optimal way of absorbing this information in comparison to a large screen with a dedicated sound setup.
Then you've got issues of the multiplayer component. The Soul series has an excellent foundation for players to interact with each other whether directly or not. Since an internet isn't exactly that easy to find outside the home, let alone a stable one this can cause problems especially with the PvP aspect of it.
I don't know why people keep bringing up the idea of a Souls game on portable systems. As you've seen I just think it's a terrible idea.
@vegetashonor: Hm. I think they could do something really cool with invading and streetpassing. Then again, that stuff never really seems to work out as great as it sounds on paper.
Aside from that, there would have to be some pretty significant design choices made to account for the strengths and weaknesses of a portable, technically less powerful system. I imagine it'd look nothing like DS games we see on consoles. Maybe something closer to the 2D Castlevania games? I would be down for a game like that with loot and some of the Rogue-like ideas that were employed in the console releases.
No. 1. Without a Constant Online connection, you will not experience the game like it was meant. Solo play is fun and all but online, with its random invasions help the Souls series be what it is.
2. Portable.... This game already angers people to no end so why let them destroy their console and not just a controller?
3. Small ass screen. I bought a 40' LED tv to be able to see my games when I am sitting on me couch in my room. I Play gameboy for pokemon... and the occasional rpg / action game such as Zelda or dragon warrior which I have NOT seen any lately... Square enix. Wtf.
4. I cant play handhelds for long periods of time for some reason. Pokemon cant even have me sit down and play it for more then maybe an hour before I get uncomfortable holding it. Goes for my psp and 3ds
God no....That'd be horrible. Even assuming the controls and camera work great on the handheld (which it wouldnt) it's just not the type of game you'd want on a handheld.
Personally i have absolutely no interest in handhelds. I wouldn't play them at home because tis an inferior experience. I don't take public transportation because i own a car. And if i am stuck on a bus, taxi, train, whatever, i can just read articles or browse the internet on my iphone, i dont need some subpar gaming experience on the go. But thats ME.
When i play dark souls i don't want anyone else around so i can focus on it. Thats not really what handhelds are for.
So yeah, dumb idea. No offense.
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