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    Dark Souls

    Game » consists of 14 releases. Released Sep 22, 2011

    A quasi-sequel to From Software's action-RPG Demon's Souls, set in a new universe while retaining most of the basic gameplay and the high level of challenge. It features a less-linear world, a new checkpoint system in the form of bonfires, and the unique Humanity system.

    Does anyone else not use the Auto-Targetting?

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    #1  Edited By morosemode

    I realised something many hours in that I hadn't been using the lock-on at all. Very rarely I've since used it against some bosses/mini-bosses, though.  
     
    But it got me thinking - I've heard some people having problems with the lock-on being awkward (especially in group situations). Maybe don't rely on it and just rely on manual combat more, atleast against groups.
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    #2  Edited By WickedCestus

    I can't imagine not using the auto-targeting. I would probably die like 4x more than I do now.

    Whatever floats your goat, I guess.

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    #3  Edited By FancySoapsMan

    No, I use it all the time.
     
    Although in Demon's Souls I got through about half of the game before I even realized you could lock on to enemies.

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    #4  Edited By CaptainTightPants

    No, I use it and it doesn't give me any trouble. The only thing that sucks is having to double tap a direction to switch between targets. Honestly manual combat without the lock on is what I find kind of awkward.

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    #5  Edited By Thor_Molecules

    I use the auto-targeting all the time, but I did have to adjust to the controls, seeing as they are slightly wonkier compared to Demon's Souls.

    You have to actually flick the analog stick to switch targets in Dark Souls. Once I got that down, it was all smooth sailing.

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    #6  Edited By FluxWaveZ

    Aiming magic without auto-targeting would be the most difficult thing ever, so no.  

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    #7  Edited By morosemode

    Ah well that's understandable, I'm just melee & archery so far. Pyromancy & throwing, not so much.
     
    I think I prefer it just because of playing alot of Monster Hunter.

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    #8  Edited By Altagrave

    the priority the auto-target in this game when facing multiple enemies in melee range is total retard. I can kill an enemy that's right in front of me, and the reticule will jump to an enemy behind me when there's one right in front of me, but it's just a little bit farther and it screws me up so bad.

    But you need it to block, so w/e, have to live with it.

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    #9  Edited By smiteofhand

    I mostly use auto-targeting, but on occasion I do not. Dropping it when you are surrounded generally makes it easier to attack multiple guys with a swipe or avoid hitting a wall in a tight spot.

    That said I find myself constantly pushing in the right analog hoping it will cycle to the next person. Throwing off my game, and not sure why in the heat of battle my brain thinks this is the right thing to do.

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    #10  Edited By Enns

    I dunno, I'd say it's 50-50 for me. I like to keep moving so I don't target much and go for kicks and back stabs. I do target for aiming magic or when I need to turtle up to try to counter. When in a confined space I also target since you can't really get around them.

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    #11  Edited By Rayeth

    You need to break your dependence on the lock on for some bosses so you can get the "chop off the tail" weapons.

    That said, those are pretty much the only time I don't use it.

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    I found it a lot easier to not lock on when beting dark souls one and two and even new game plus.by the way my dark souls chrichter is a tank build so I don't use magig or any other alternative to fight besides my sword

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    #13  Edited By GiantRobot24

    if this is the same auto-targeting everyone bitched about Brad using then yes, used that shit for every encounter beat the game just fine

    Maybe "just fine" is a bit of a stretch, it was a hard, but fair win

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    I constantly click it on and drop it during fights. After spending enough time with the games you start to recognize when it helps and when you are better off without it.

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    Old thread. But I never used it at all in Dark Souls. Only used it on 2 bosses in Bloodborne. I think the targeting makes it harder to hit multiple enemies at once and I use big sweepy weapons.

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    I use necro thread for all my targeting needs.

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