Reviews and Problems with Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition
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I don't regret this purchase.
Garrick Swartz, Amazon
7 January 2014
Summary: When I bought the game, I was a bit worried that I was prepared for an non-optimized port. I spent an hour or so fiddling with the controls for my KB+M, but afterwards it is actually pretty good. I know that it's recommended to play on a controller, but with tight funds let it be known that the game is playable. I'm in Anor Londo right now and I've solo'd every boss up to this point including Moonlit butterfly, and the drake in Valley. Game is a ton of fun; buy it.
Challenging, but rewarding game! Recommended for Maschocists.
2 December 2013
Summary: Hello there, casual / semi competitive PC gamer here that enjoys RPGs -- so my taste in games may differ from yours if you don't enjoy RPG genre games. Anyways, this is an action RPG that is not very forgiving for mistakes made. If you enjoy a hard challenge -- dying very easily, potentially losing hours and hours of in game currency/ experience for your mistakes, this is the game for you.
Summary: Pros: Absolutely amazing gameplay. It's painful at first, I'll admit, but brunt through it, it will make it worth your while, i promise. And adding it to pc is nothing short of an improvement. Cons: That "improvement" was rushed due to popular demand. It's famous for being literally the worst pc port in gaming history.
Nothing that hasn't been said before, hard but fun
Kevin M Davidson, Amazon
2 November 2013
Summary: a dang hard game, but not one that is cheap or janky. instead it's a game where you have to take your time and actually try and recognize patterns and strike at opportune times. It's refreshing to play a game where the reasons for your death are because of your own actions. only reason it doesn't get 5 is because the game hates you, it hates you with the fervor of a thousand suns. you will die, but it's intended to be that way.
Summary: If you had not read up on this previously (or searched prior product reviews), the PC version of Dark Souls is a console port which feels a bit rushed. The folks behind this had mentioned prior to its PC debut that they were not too familiar with bringing games to the PC, or porting an console title to the platform and it shows. The game runs at a maximum of 30 frames per second out of the box (more on that in a moment).
Summary: Cons: Not optimized for Mouse + Keyboard, more difficult that it needs to be without gamepad. Massive frame drops in areas such as Blighttown that seem to have carried over from the console version for little discernible reason. Multiplayer difficulties seem to have carried over as well. Pros: Cons can me mitigated through use of user-created modifications. Fantastic gameplay; Brutal but fair. Combat is very much skill-based. Beautiful graphics.
I was in doubt about buying it... Now I AM pleased!
27 December 2012
Summary: Indeed, an unique style.. I've been playing for two days now. Yesterday after dying many, many times, I left it for a while thinking of how difficult it is and if I really can struggle through it. Then, this fixed idea of challenge made me get back to it. For my surprise, suddenly I was understanding enemies better... IF I manage to fight carefully, no rush, they will miserable fall to the ground even with one-hit only...
Summary: Dead Souls. A friend told me that I should play it, but I should be warned. "You'll die a lot", he said. I didn't believe him - I mean heck, I play Doom on the "I'm too young to die" difficulty. It says it right there! I'm too young to die, I won't die. Well, let me tell you, friends. I died. I died a lot. Just when I thought I was done dying, I died some more.
Summary: Having already played and enjoyed this game on the XBOX 360 last year, I was anxious to play through it again with better PC visuals and the additional content offered in this version. For the price of under $15, I figured I couldn't go wrong. I'll get the negative things out of the way first: 1. By default, the resolution is locked at 720p. Obviously, most PC gamers expect more from their visuals.