DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition
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New Content for PC
Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran. Sent back to the past, player will discover the story when Knight Artorias still lives.
New Bosses – Including Black Dragon, Sanctuary Guardian, Artorias of the Abyss.
PVP Arena & Online Matchmaking System – Quick matching for players to play 1vs1, 2vs2 and 4 player battle royal.
New Areas – Including Oolacile Township, Oolacile Sanctuary, Royal Wood, Battle of Stoicism which is the training ground for online PVP battles.
New Enemies – Including Wooden scarecrows, Chained Prisoner, Stone Knight.
New NPCs – Including Hawkeye Gough, Elizabeth (keeper of the sanctuary).
New Weapons and Armor – Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs
Dark Souls is the new action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon’s Souls, FromSoftware. Dark Souls will have many familiar features: A dark fantasy universe, tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and unique online interactions. Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to Demon’s, not a sequel. Prepare for a new, despair-inducing world, with a vast, fully-explorable horizon and vertically-oriented landforms. Prepare for a new, mysterious story, centered around the the world of Lodran, but most of all, prepare to die. You will face countless murderous traps, countless darkly grotesque mobs and several gargantuan, supremely powerful demons and dragons bosses. You must learn from death to persist through this unforgiving world. And you aren’t alone. Dark Souls allows the spirits of other players to show up in your world, so you can learn from their deaths and they can learn from yours. You can also summon players into your world to co-op adventure, or invade other's worlds to PVP battle. New to Dark Souls are Bonfires, which serve as check points as you fight your way through this epic adventure. While rested at Bonfires, your health and magic replenish but at a cost, all mobs respawn. Beware: There is no place in Dark Souls that is truly safe. With days of game play and an even more punishing difficulty level, Dark Souls will be the most deeply challenging game you play this year. Can you live through a million deaths and earn your legacy?
Extremely Deep, Dark & Difficult – Unforgiving in its punishment, yet rewarding for the determined – learn to strategize freely and conquer seemingly impossible challenges.
Fully Seamless World – Explore a completely integrated world of dark fantasy where dungeons and areas are seamlessly intertwined, with great height.
Mastery Earns Progression – Contains 60 hours of gameplay, with nearly 100 uniquely despair-inducing monsters & an incredibly nuanced RPG systems including: weaponry, armor, miracles, faith, and more. Player success depends on their eventual mastery of how and when to use the magic spells, choice of armor, the number of weapons, the types of weapons, and the moves attached to the weapons.
Network Play – Players may cross paths with one another, invading each other for PVP battles, or to play co-op and take on giant boss encounters as a team.
Flexible Character Development & Role Play – As the player progresses, they must carefully choose which of their character’s abilities to enhance as this will determine their progression style.
Community – See other real players and empathize with their journey, learn from seeing how others died, find and leave messages for your fellow players; helping them or leading them into death.
Symbolic of Life & Hope – The Bonfire is an important feature in Dark Souls for many reasons. Though in gameplay it serves as a health and magic recovery and a progression check point, it also happens to be the one place in the dark world where players can find a fleeting moment of warmth and calm.
Absolutely Amazing and a Masterpiece!OLD_DIRTY_KILLA | Sept. 19, 2015 | See all OLD_DIRTY_KILLA's reviews »
This is by far one of my favorite games of all time. If you want a game with a rich combat system, this is it. There are so many great things to say about this game which many people have already discussed. So I will try and bring another great reason to buy this game, REPLAYABILITY! I have sunk hundreds of hours into this game. And I still continue to play it. Meeting people and finding out they love Souls games is such a great thing. You have a new friend to jolly co-op they game with!
Phenomenal game that requires patiencethilp | Sept. 11, 2015 | See all thilp's reviews »
When I first played dark souls, I couldn't get past the first boss and quit after a few hours, thinking that the game was unnecessarily frustrating and too difficult for no reason. More than a year later, I came back and finally beat the first boss, and the sense of accomplishment from that was incredible. Dark Souls is the most rewarding gaming experience I've ever had. Encountering a tough enemy and learning their moves and adapting your gear and strategy until you overcome them makes you feel incredible, it's almost an addiction you develop early on and feed until the end of the game. Online play is laggy and flawed, but despite that a decent community has developed and it's still enjoyable at times. All in all it's a 60 hour journey that makes you feel like giving up at times and makes you feel like a god at others, a type of emotional investment rarely seen in games as an adult, and at the prices the game sells for in 2015 it's a phenomenal buy.
YOU WILL DIEbossmarvinc | Sept. 4, 2015 | See all bossmarvinc's reviews »
Pain death retry win repeat. You have to practice to overcome this hard, hard game but over time you learn to overcome and get better and better at the game and the feeling of accomplishment is real. The controls are finely tuned and the game looks great. the new game plus system is worth it as the game changes and gets significantly harder each time. The PvP system is great but can be punishing (this fits right in with the game). I would say that if you have a desire to play something different than the easy casual games that have become common place as of late this is the game for you.
Prepare to enjoyXCOMman | Sept. 4, 2015 | See all XCOMman's reviews »
A great game, of the kind that won't be forgotten soon. Many talk about the difficulty, but in reality this is a fair game. It teaches you how the world works and it tasks you with understanding those rules and using those to win. It might kill you a few times in the process, but you have a chance. Not only that, but it is a game crafted with an exquisite attention to detail that makes it even more tasty. You will see towers and castles in the distance, from which you will look back later. You will explore different parts of the world and find not a collection of corridor, but places that are connected not only physically, but in spirit. Behind a fortress full of trials you will find the city of the gods. From there you can descend to the depths of the world to find one of the last dragons. The weapons too are more than a simple collection of stats, possessing different fighting styles which are shown in the attack animations, so a massive two handed axe plays completely different of a nimble rapier. And the story isn't presented in your face, but insinuates through the world, snippets of conversation, descriptions. A really enjoyable experience in this world of hand-holding and "press X to win". It even manages to present an unusual form of multiplayer, in which players can send messages indirectly to other players, by inscribing messages on the ground, which other players might see in their games. It is also possible to invoke other players to help you, or to invade their worlds for pleasure or punishment. All in all, a game to recommend to all lovers of action that like more than mashing buttons. It only possesses a few problems, in that it was a direct port of a game that wasn't planned to be ported, and so configuration options are very limited and it practically requires a gamepad in order to be played.
A masterpiecejet300 | Sept. 2, 2015 | See all jet300's reviews »
What an amazing and unique experience. This game takes death, something so boring and annoying in today's games, and makes a whole game revolving around this mechanic and its importance. You will face dragons, corrupted knights, and other horrifying creatures that will take all your focus and skill to defeat them before they kill you. And dying is something you do not want to do in this game, all your souls (points to upgrade and purchase stuff) is left at the spot you died, and if you die before getting to them again they are gone for good. This game will not hold your hand it will smack it away before punching you in the face over and over again till you love it. Expect a hard, punishing, yet artistic and incredible one of a kind story in this game!