Souls/FromSoft Games

G

Grothnor

Guest
Original poster
Since Dark Souls 3 has been announced, I thought I'd start a discussion thread for all the Souls games (Dark and Demon's, and Bloodborne).

So, first conversation starter: What do you like best about Souls/FromSoft Games?​
 
  • Love
Reactions: Gwazi Magnum

Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
I've only played Dark Souls 1 and 2, neither of the Playstation exclusive one because I lack a Playstation and don't care about enough other games exclusive to the console to go buy one. The thing I like best about them is the combat. I haven't really enjoyed most action combat games I've played because they tend to boil down to just mashing through enemies like they're nothing or just spamming your best combo to destroy everything. I like the fact that in Dark Souls you can't just flail and spam against most enemies because that'll get you murdered. You have to play it smart even against normal enemies because they can absolutely kill you if you're not paying attention, and that interests me far more than "berserker rush your way through the level to get to the boss that might actually make for an interesting fight." Murdering monsters by the dozen without breaking a sweat just doesn't feel all that fun for me in these sorts of action games, which of course isn't an issue in Dark Souls.

As for the trailer, definitely gonna get and play Dark Souls 3. I'm hoping the fact that most of the bosses they showed were rehashes of things we've seen before (like that giant knight guy that crawls around on all fours that's clearly using the Sif model/AI, or the bigger guy that looks like it'll be similar to the Old Iron King) is just because they wanted to keep new things secret until later. Still gonna play it either way, because I like the game enough to play through the same boss type many times and can still have fun with it, but my one major complaint about Dark Souls 2 was the number of bosses that were just reskins of bosses from the first game.
 

Gwazi Magnum

Previously Gwazi Magnum
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
This changes too frequently to give anything reliable.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
Well I'm planning on grabbing the game eventually when it comes out.

Maybe not right on release, because Dark Souls 1 and 2 I've done co-op with friends, so until that co-op results in finishing 2 with them my incentive to bump up to 3 won't be that high, unless if 3 revolutionary changes the gameplay for the better.

It definitely looks like they're borrowing from Bloodborne a bit though in regards to animations, a lot more blood is visible in this game.​
What do you like best about Souls/FromSoft Games?​
 
Last edited:
  • Bucket of Rainbows
Reactions: Grothnor
G

Grothnor

Guest
Original poster
How have I not seen that video? I am fail.
 

VicexVersa

Idea-less Writer
Invitation Status
, , ,
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
Random
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Furry, Yiff-Yaoi, Modern, Slice of life, Romance, Fantasy, Epic quest, Adventure, Horror, Fandom, Historical fiction, Magic.
It's a draw for me between Ds1 and blood born. There booth well crafted with webbed and thick lore. Smooth and wonderful combat, areas that I remember after not playing for a few years. A sense of re playability allowing me to come back to them over and over. A real challenge to make it worth it. There booth wonderful.

Demon souls was really hard for me, I have up on it for a while but eventually beat it.

Ds2 was to easy, fun adventurer, but it was to easy to get the weapons you wanted, rolling was to easy making pretty much every attack it the game doge able. And the bosses were kinda push overs. New game + made the game more of a challenge but the initial play through was to easy.
---------------
Anyway all the souls games are true master pieces, they raise the bar for all RPG's. they're all full of challenge and lore making it all worth it.
I love all the games and can't wait for Ds3
 
W

Windsong

Guest
Original poster
Demon Souls was great. The community really shined through when it came to helping. Though it was often times brutal.

Dark Souls was a step in the right direction. Community was split between Xbox and PS3 for a long time, PS3 being smaller but more cooperative, XBox being far more competitive and relatively nasty. PC upped the ante and it's expansion was spot on.

DaS2 went full retard. Soul Memory. Dodging mechanics. Shockwaves. While a pretty game and still holding onto that Souls feeling (sorta) it felt empty and maybe rushed.

Bloodborne. A leap back in the right direction when it came to rapid combat and new mechanics. The story, while vague keeping with From's usual, was pretty out there. Though not a bad thing.

DaS3 I've not even looked at after Souls2. I just don't give two shits.
 

Darog

Kawaii on the streets, Senpai in the sheets
Invitation Status
,
Posting Speed
One post per week
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genres
High/Dark Fantasy, Science fiction (Preferably the more earth or single planet kinds) Steampunk/Cyberpunk, Horror, Modern with a twist.
My personal favourite is Bloodborne, since it's not medieval fantasy and more akin to old classic horror and gothic stuff with crazy eldritch abominations and cthulhu shenanigans. I eat that kind of stuff up like a Brainsucker.

I mostly look at the music and Lore of DS1 and DS2, not a huge fan of gameplay honestly, a little too clunky for my liking.
 
G

Grothnor

Guest
Original poster
To answer my own question, I mostly like the Lore and Music (Particularly DS2's DLCs and all of BB's).

I'll give a more detailed answer later, but right now I am pooped, so I'll try to keep the conversation going with another question prompt:

Who/What is your favorite Character and/or Boss? Feel free to list them per game.

Also, to respond to some comments on DS3;
my incentive to bump up to 3 won't be that high, unless if 3 revolutionary changes the gameplay for the better.
All the youtubers who have played the DS3 demo have said it feels a lot more like DS1 than 2.
Soul Memory
Gone. No longer a thing. (Praise the Sun for that!)
 

Gwazi Magnum

Previously Gwazi Magnum
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
This changes too frequently to give anything reliable.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
Who/What is your favorite Character and/or Boss? Feel free to list them per game.
Do I even need to say? :P


All the youtubers who have played the DS3 demo have said it feels a lot more like DS1 than 2.
Being honest I'm rather neutral on that. I enjoy both of the games gameplay a ton.