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#1 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@Hot_in_rhinos: And the sensor is a worthwhile investment.

Normally, I would stick with mouse and keyboard (as I did with the Fallouts) but honestly, the controller provides accurate enough targeting for when you need to use a bow or spells, and the analog movement stick makes sneaking a lot more convenient. The downside is that by default, there are only two hotkeys but there are already mods that fix that little issue.

#2 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@fisk0: I have been playing the PC version, and overall I haven't had any problems with it. Obviously this varies a lot from system to system. I hadn't heard about the shadows issue being worse on the PC, only that you can pretty easily edit the ini and improve them beyond what the launcher will allow. I would say that if you can play it on the PC, you should get that version. I have a 2 year old quad core with only a Radeon 4850 (and running Vista!) and I am getting 60 fps indoors and never less than 45 outdoors on high even with filtering and AA turned up. I have heard of people with much better systems having issues though so YMMV.

#3 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@fisk0: Because all games played on anything besides a PC are trash by definition whenever you ask a PC-warrior Luddite.

#4 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@Mailman: We get it, you are trolling. Now stop please because nobody is impressed.

#5 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@Drakoji: They hit through walls mainly as a concession to the AI. If the AI was better, and was capable of adjusting its tactics for narrow spaces and allies in the way, then they would likely have the same constraints on their attacks as the player does. Not saying that it is fair, but if they couldn't do that and nothing else changed, the game would be quite easy. AI can be expensive from a resources perspective, and for better or worse, this is what the devs decided to do.

Player gets a brain, bad guys get the numbers, the strength, and the magic wall hacking weapons.

#6 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@Barrabas: I have rarely laughed so hard at a game, as I have at my many failed attempts to outsmart those two. Maybe I can creep up and get a shot from the side? Wham! off the wall to my death. maybe I can charge them? Wham off the wall to my death. Block? Wham dead. I eventually figured out a really simple way to get past them and it was immensely satisfying to get up to one of them and stab them in the butt with spear and then murder him. I left the one on the left live though, I wasn't going to get carried away and wreck that perfect moment I had just had.

If you look at the situation as a puzzle, it wasn't bad at all.

#7 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@ImperiousRix: Dark Souls is less about what you "should" do and more about what you "can" do.

#8 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@Abyssfull: Alternatively if you want to be a cheapskate....

Most of the early game, shortcuts will open up that will allow you to get back to that first bonfire at Firelink shrine without too much trouble and that bonfire starts as kindled. Later on, it will be more of a hike so you might want to consider kindling yourself.

#9 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@Dunchad: If you are talking about the two words in terms of biological evolutionary theory, then yes, you are more or less correct. When using these two words outside of that context, they have different meanings. When a game (or really anything) is said to be "the next evolution" the general implication is that it is a significant leap forward. saying its iterative is implying that it is different, maybe a little improved , but not very much so.

#10 Posted by Underwhelmed (44 posts) -

@phanatic: Assuming it is like Demon's Souls (and I find myself as lazy as you when it comes to looking up what the penalty is in the sequel) you lose any accumulated/unspent "souls" (aka XP). Lost souls could be recovered if you make it back to your corpse ala old-school MMORPG-esque retrieval, but only one corpse will linger, so die again before you touch it and the first corpse is gone.

Personally I think this is hilarious.

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