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PostSubject: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 7:37

Right, this is a bit of a weird one. Dark Souls is a beloved game, with Demon's Souls, Dark Souls II and Bloodborne pretty popular as well. But why? What are these games all about? What's so great about them? Why hasn't everyone played them?

I've come up with an idea for a thread, inspired by baffling comments from the Balls Man, Ping Pong Pengers and Athrernoon Delight. I want everyone to post a spoilerbox with their thoughts on Dark Souls: what the game is like, why it is popular, what you like or dislike about it, why you did or did not want to play it. But you're not allowed to read anybody else's until you've posted yours! The purpose of this is to see how disparate the perception of Dark Souls from an outsider is from the actual game.

Hoping to hear not just from Jay and Jas and other fans, but from people like Balladeer and Athrun, who only have second-hand knowledge, people like Mas who bounced off, and people like Muss who completed it but didn't rate it as highly. I'll go first.

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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 11:25

Hmmm... I'll bite.

Zero's Souls thoughts:
 

Now to check how off I was!
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 12:32

Yeh, alright.

But I should warn you...:
 


I've typed much more than the only person in this thread (thus far) who's actually played the games. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 14:04

Interesting concept Drunka

My thoughts on Souls-like:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 14:25

Right, let's go.

Spoiler:
 

Now, to read up on what you lot have said so far.

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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 14:43

What people think:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 14:54

Responding to Jay:
 
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Parries and Ripostes:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 16:18

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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 16:45

If I haven't responded to anything addressed to me, by the way, assume I've just said "Fair enough!"


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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 16:48

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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 17:36

So here we go:

Spoiler:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 17:41

The "fair enough" clause applies to a lot of what Drunka said (still not entirely convinced by the third point, guess I'd need to find that out for myself), but I want to focus on this part:

Etc. Etc.:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 18:26

Reply to balla:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 19:52

I'm playing by the rules and not reading what you've written beforehand, but if you're being mean to each other I'll be very cross...:
 

And what I think about some of what you wrote:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:08

Er?:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:13

He's ill, bless him.
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:18

I totally get your Undertale point Jim, and that's even as a big fan of the game itself. A mere mention of it in a gaming video stirs up the hive - both its radical fans and its most ardent haters. Souls is much the same, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:23

I bloody still am as well! It's been a month!

Uh... I feel I should have another, more concise go:
This will probably be worse than the first try:
 

And as a response to the response:
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:27

Ah, I'm with ya now!:
 

Incidentally, two of my friends have just got into Undertale, so I'm being subjected to that also. Fun times.
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:30

Out of interest, did you ever get any further in Undertale, Balla?
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:31

...I'm not going to do that to Jimbob. Wink To the appropriate thread!
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PostSubject: Re: What is Souls actually like?   What is Souls actually like? EmptySun 27 Mar 2016 - 20:40

I haven't seen too much Undertale chat, to be honest. I never delve into comments sections and this is my only gaming site, so I guess I'll keep it that way.
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