The Drake Sword has been a godsend. Level 15ish right now still in the Undead Burgs. Bought to leave the area...not sure where to head to next.
I love it. The sense of discovery and adventure. Everything wants you dead, there is no hand holding. It doesn't even tell you where to go. After the tutorial level, you're just dropped off in an open world and pretty much left on your own. The best way is obviously up the stairs to the Undead Burg because every other place has harder enemies.
Location: highway jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Re: Dark Souls - October 4th, 2011
Kinda want to get this game, but in between not even playing Deus Ex yet, Skyrim & Uncharted right around the corner, needing to beat Mass Effect 1 & KotOR on PC and having an unforgiving difficulty i'm just not sure.
Ass Invader, what class are you playing as and what stats are you increasing?
I'm playing as a Warrior and I'm focusing on Vit, End, Str, and Dex. I was putting some souls into Resistence, but I've been hearing its kind of a useless stat since it doesn't really reflect what it says it increases. I'm researching it before dumping more into it.
You're not alone. The whole world wants you dead. We're in this together.
There is a huge and excellent community for this game already. There are tons of hints written for you telling you what to do or warning you about dangers. You can see ghosts of other players playing the same area. Also, you can look at bloodstains that activate someone's last moments before dying.
And then there is the co-op. You can summon or be summoned to someone's game and help each other out. When things get very hard, it's the only option.
(There are also invasions, but it's been less common than in Demon's Souls and you can easily avoid them...unless you want to be the betrayer)