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Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« on: 16 October, 2016, 07:20:50 pm »
Finished playing Bloodborne the other day, and feel I'd like a go at a familiar game. So why not one of the Dark souls games, or Demon souls?

I'm mostly aiming towards Dark souls 3. Having heard that it's fighting system is the best one yet, and graphically it looks outstanding.

That a good idea, or should I start with 1?

1 seems quite slower than 3. How does the difficulty level compare? Something else that differentiates them?

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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #1 on: 18 October, 2016, 03:56:09 pm »
I imagine its still as bloody hard! I only ever got as far as the big demon on a bridge,twice on the first one...I cant remember if it is 3 that eventually stops respawning monsters in an area giving you some slight chance of getting further.
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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #2 on: 18 October, 2016, 04:32:50 pm »
I've not played DS3 yet myself but if you've finished Bloodborne then you're not going to have too many problems.

There's not any pressing reason to play the others before jumping into 3 other than that they're really good. DS2 is my favourite because I played it first but I'm sure your mileage may vary.

I imagine its still as bloody hard! I only ever got as far as the big demon on a bridge,twice on the first one...I cant remember if it is 3 that eventually stops respawning monsters in an area giving you some slight chance of getting further.
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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #3 on: 20 October, 2016, 07:43:46 pm »
The local game shop guy couldn't stop talking about it, so I gave in.

Really hope they'll release some sort of Souls-collection on next gen someday. I quite prefer the PS4 controller over the ps3 one.

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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #4 on: 20 October, 2016, 09:15:53 pm »
Just ordered Bloodborne GOTY. I am scared.
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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #5 on: 20 October, 2016, 09:23:01 pm »
Just ordered Bloodborne GOTY. I am scared.

Took a while for me to get around, getting anywhere. Helped having a couple of hours just to try out different weapons and such. Getting used to my cane/whip, as well as accepting the fact that I couldn't kill everything on the get go.

Also. You need to find a boss before you can level up. Which gains you a so called "insight". Without it, you can't level up at the hunter's dream.

Hard but fair game. Love it. Looking forward to playing it again someday. Hoping for a similar experience with Dark Souls III :)

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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #6 on: 24 October, 2016, 06:03:49 pm »
Just ordered Bloodborne GOTY. I am scared.

I've got the platinum trophy for this and it wasn't that hard. The dlc on the other hand  :'(

BB is fantastic though and I'd rate it as best game I've played in years.

I'm at the end of DS3 just waiting on the DLC , it is super similar to BB though so truth be told I'd choose BB over DS3.

If anyone needs help then just call SpartacusHughes via PS4 and I will step in as Sunbro for you. Or I can ask my 11 year old son who is now on his umpteenth run through of DS1 trying for a no death run  :lol:
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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #7 on: 24 October, 2016, 06:53:40 pm »
Just ordered Bloodborne GOTY. I am scared.

I've got the platinum trophy for this and it wasn't that hard. The dlc on the other hand  :'(

BB is fantastic though and I'd rate it as best game I've played in years.

I'm at the end of DS3 just waiting on the DLC , it is super similar to BB though so truth be told I'd choose BB over DS3.

If anyone needs help then just call SpartacusHughes via PS4 and I will step in as Sunbro for you. Or I can ask my 11 year old son who is now on his umpteenth run through of DS1 trying for a no death run  :lol:

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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #8 on: 26 October, 2016, 03:58:39 pm »
Got the DLC for this and booted it up for the first time in 6 months. A bit rusty and scared as its all new enemies so unsure how powerful they are until its to late. Enjoying not knowing where to go or what to expect all over again though.
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Re: Playing Dark Souls 3 without having played 1, 2?
« Reply #9 on: 28 October, 2016, 06:08:56 pm »
I've not played DS3 yet myself but if you've finished Bloodborne then you're not going to have too many problems.

There's not any pressing reason to play the others before jumping into 3 other than that they're really good. DS2 is my favourite because I played it first but I'm sure your mileage may vary.

I imagine its still as bloody hard! I only ever got as far as the big demon on a bridge,twice on the first one...I cant remember if it is 3 that eventually stops respawning monsters in an area giving you some slight chance of getting further.
That's 2.

cheers, that has inspred me to maybe try 2!
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