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DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition






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DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition





Dark Souls is the new action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon’s Souls, FromSoftware.

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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?

Key Features:

  • 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.

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Namco Bandai Games
From Software
Authorised Distributor
Thursday, August 23, 2012
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 GHz+ or AMD Phenom II X2 545 3.0 GHz+
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 4GB
  • Video Card: GeForce 9800 GTX+ or ATI Radeon HD 4870+
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Sound: Direct Sound Compatible
  • Additional: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.
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Reviews for DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition

seriously buy it even at full price!

dark souls , i can't properly make a good review for the game even after playing it for +170 hours . in every "top 10 hard video games " ,you'll find it on the list , most of the time at the top of it . it's a game that punishes you for every bad decision or move that you made , and it doesn't limit you to play at one style of gameplay , you are open to beat it in anyway , which is funny actually because if you post a random post like "tips on how to beat [x] boss or something " ... you'll get plenty of users and each on of them offers his own solution which is different that the other guys's ways to deal with the problem that you're facing . the game becomes more enjoyable once you learn how to actually correctly play it , which it took me +40 hours of learning to be honest , it may take less for you . to make the game less boring , and as you progress through the game , at the end , you get to repeat everything but in a state where everyone is even more stronger . still , the game has some negatif points regarding the performance and the online gameplay , luckily the community made some tools to counter it , but as some said : the perfect game doesn't need mods at all . as a final note ? i guess even tho i gave you a negatif comment on it i'll still say that it's a 10/10 game , 100% worth the money and the time .

One of the hardest games you will ever play

Prepare to Die Edition is accurate word for word. You start off with a character after choosing their class, gender, appearance and attributes, then you go on on a long journey. There are many bosses awaiting, many challenges, many choices you will have to take, did I mention that all of this comes with great visuals? The combat system is well done and you can do a lot after studying it for a while, especially in PvP. Would highly recommend to RPG action fans who like extreme difficulty and no mercy from the game.

Hate love relationship

Okay so my friends got me into this game as they believed it to be the hardest game they have ever played. So I was intrigued and decided to try it myself and show them that it isn't that hard. I was wrong. Remember watching the YouTube video of Collegehumor's Substitute Teacher with Key and Peele? Remember how Peele says, " You done fucked up A Aron!" That was my first experience with the game. I had no idea that it would be that hard. It took me 3 months just to beat the game. I also died at the first boss because I did not realize there was a door to the left. But I love the game. It is challenging and continually drives me to get better and learn a new play style to beat bosses. You cannot just tank all the bosses in the game; you need to parry or dodge their attacks or even run away and fight again later. I got so wound up in the game I barely realized how much time I put into it. It is mesmerizing and I would recommend this to everyone I meet because of how well the game is overall. It tests you as a gamer and I like that the most.

Dark, fun, and hard as hell

There's not much to say about DARK SOULS on PC that hasn't already been said over and over and over and over and over and over (coincidentally that number of "and over"s is only a small taste of how many times you'll bite the dust in this game). While the PC port's quality is questionable (look for any number of mods that enhance it), you absolutely can't miss this game. It's challenging as hell - seriously, this game will push you to your patience limit. Play it with a zen garden and relaxing? incense or candles nearby.

A masterpiece

I've played the game for 280 hours in order to complete all the achievements and characters' side quests. It is truly a masterpiece with an incredible story, stunning atmosphere and many gorgeous views. The world is masterfully designed, the soundtrack is amazing and the boss battles are outstanding and memorable. On top of that, one of the best features in the game is the online play - I found defeating the hardest bosses while cooperating with a friend very fun. The PvP system is really well done and I was usually able to find active players who were ready to fight - despite the game coming out 4 years go, the community is still very active and friendly. The first thing you may hear about Dark Souls is how hard it is, and while it is a very challenging game indeed, the reward for completing it or for even beating a boss is the best and biggest sense of achievement you will get out of a video game. The only reason why I wouldn't give it a perfect 100/100 is the PC port which is frustrating at first, but with a couple of downloads and mods you can fix it. In conclusion, this is one of the best and most replayable games I've ever played. If you like challenging games and are prepared to die, this is the game for you. I would recommend you play it with a controller and look through the community forums for guides if you find the game too hard for you.

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