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Topic: Demon Souls Remastered. Is it, isn't it?

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velio84

Bloodborne seems to be the best in this regard - no penalty for weight. Equip the attire that has the best protection you're after or by the looks you like the most and just go hoonting beasts.

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JohnnyShoulder

I often play video games with just my pants on. When it starts getting colder I put some socks on.

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Gremio108

Right I've only got the fifth archstone to do now, along with the final section of the first archstone, which I'm saving til last (I tried it a while back and got slaughtered).

I haven't even stepped into the final archstone yet and I don't remember it at all so that will be like playing a new Souls game, although I'm sure bells will start ringing once I'm in there.

The dex build is finally paying off and I'm carving through everything in my path. Except those skeletons along that cliffside path. I kept falling off.

@JohnnyShoulder I remove an item of clothing for every boss I defeat

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Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Gremio108 If you equip the Thief Ring that section is much easier as the Manta Ray things won't spam you and you can dictate when the skeletons, if you can hit them at range.

Interesting approach, if you beat a few bosses after each other your equip load will be really low.

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Th3solution

@Gremio108 Nice work, fellow soulsnatcher. I ran into some delays this week and even this weekend has been rough finding time. So I’m at 2-2 is all, but hopefully at least dust it off today and move onto 2-3. Still enjoying the game a lot but this level is pretty complex with all the tunnels and caves.

Are you thinking about NG+ and the platinum yet? It seems like quite an undertaking with all the world tendency mumbo-jumbo that has to be done.

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Gremio108

@Th3solution Good work. I was doing world 3 the other night and was having a tricky time with it. Got through it eventually.

I'm thinking the platinum is on. I had a look at a trophy guide and it would seem I've missed a few things, but I can hopefully get them in NG+. I think the world tendency stuff is manageable. There are only a couple of things you need for the platinum from the pure white worlds, so just make sure you're never in body form in a particular world until you've got what you need, and play offline when you're wandering around in the pure white version of the world, because being killed by an invader cocks your world tendency right up.

Pure black can pretty much be achieved whenever you need it, by popping a few stones of ephemeral eyes and throwing yourself to your doom a few times. Again, you don't actually need to get every world to pure black for the platinum.

Character tendency is the one I'm not sure about, but I'm guessing you can get pure black tendency by just offing a few friendly NPCs. Not sure about white.

The other thing to keep track of for the plat is the whole thing about using the boss souls for certain weapons and/or spells. I've not spent any boss souls yet, so I'll grab some at the end of the game and hopefully pick up the rest in NG+.

@JohnnyShoulder Oh I was talking about taking clothes off in real life (although I was only joking of course. Until the warmer weather anyway)

Also I'll remember the Thief's Ring tip for NG+. Wish I'd known that one....

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Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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Th3solution

So I really struggled with Flamelurcher. He was just too quick and my magic spells were a little slow to execute before he’d be on top of me. And with my thin build defensively, it was hard to take more than a couple hits.

In the end, I did a little cheesing with the poison cloud spell. I reckon if the game uses every tricky tactic against me, I’ll use all at my disposal against it. It was still satisfying outsmarting the AI and it still took skill getting the positioning right.

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@Th3solution That was one of my favourite bosses of the game even though I did die a few times trying to defeat it. It felt like it gave you a fair chance to read its attacks and it was just about being perfect with the dodges. I'd got the Crescent Falchion by the time I took on Flamelurcher which I think worked well as it had high magic damage.

I'm going to have to get back to playing this again soon while I still remember how

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Gremio108

@Th3solution Flamelurker is a d***, and there's only one language people like that understand. Fighting dirty.

Because of my Dex build I had to get up close and personal with him. He's the boss I'm fearing most in NG+

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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velio84

I had probably 30 attempts at the Flamelurker as I had a Dex build with ZERO magic so I very light armor. It was also my first From game and I was not used to the mechanics so it was a big struggle to get through him. And that run to the boss to have another go... Screw that run and drop.
Good to see other people having less struggles with him Now that I've finished DS3, Nioh, Sekiro and Bloodborne, I feel a lot more confident with the bosses in these games so I am a bit curios how I'd do against the Flamelurker now, but with so many new games coming up now, I doubt it will be anytime soon until I'm back at Demon's Souls.

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Th3solution

@velio84 I can definitely see how if a person is good at the core Souls-like gameplay skills that they could handle Flamelurker without too much trouble, but it’s just I’m not that skilled. There is plenty of room in the arena to dodge, just so that you’re aware of your surroundings, and he does telegraph his moves to an extent.

I tried him straight up for a few times, and I could get him down to about 1/4 health, but I was burning through grass and spice, and toward the end he gets really aggressive. I’m sure if I kept going another 10 tries then I maybe could have done it without cheesing, but like you said, I also died a few times on that crazy drop down shortcut. Missed a few ledges and fell to my doom more times that I would have liked. So I saw a video where you can trap his AI with a little trickery and so I figured ‘what the heck, I’ll try this’ and it wasn’t easy to lure him but once I did he was paralyzed and just poisoned him until he was soft enough to finish him off with a few standard attacks.

Edit: and like I say, my justification is that the game will often take advantage of quirks in the scenery to its advantage by being cheap against the player (the drop down shortcut being an example) so ‘all’s fair in love and war’ as far as I’m concerned.
I remember there was one boss in Bloodborne that I beat by utilizing the glitch where you can hit through a piece of the scenery, and since the enemies was hitting me behind cover, I figured I should be able to do it to them 😅

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velio84

@Th3solution I tried cheesing plenty of bosses, where I was struggling. While it looks easy on youtube, I find it way too much effort to try and align so many things to cheese a boss. So figured I might as well spend this time learning the movesets and fight them straight on.

In Sekiro especially, I tried cheesing some bosses, but nothing was working. I just accepted that to finish the game I had to learn to deflect, there was no going away from that.

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Th3solution

@velio84 Sometimes I think they patch out a cheese method, and I’ve seen videos of things that don’t work when I try them. And it’s definitely true that you can’t expect to cheese the entire game.

In a way, Returnal is similar, in that some of the settings I just had to take advantage of cover or some nuance that I know the game didn’t intend for me to be using. Yet, the majority of my playthrough came down to knowing and using basic fundamentals of the combat.

But you’re right — sometimes a cheese method is actually harder to deploy than just taking down the enemy straight-up. So I only go for the cheese when it makes sense. 😄

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Th3solution

Finally took down Dragon God.

One of the easiest bosses if you know what to do, but really frustrating when your don’t!

Died like 10 times since he can one hit kill me with my paper thin armor set.

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Mega-Gazz

Th3solution wrote:

Finally took down Dragon God.

One of the easiest bosses if you know what to do, but really frustrating when your don’t!

Died like 10 times since he can one hit kill me with my paper thin armor set.

He one-hits you regardless of armor or hp. I usually do the fight naked. Hardest part is destroying pillars fast enough in the first section.

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@Th3solution I ended up using soul arrows to destroy some of the pillars as I couldn’t find a consistent way of doing so without getting smacked. It was a great one to try and suss out if going in blind though.

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Th3solution

Beat Maneater and Old Hero today.

Maneater was a total pain in the derrière. Up there with Flamelurker as the toughest bosses so far. I was happy to be done with him.

Old Hero was actually a piece of cake, but the path to get to him was awful! I died so many times trying to get past those reaper phantom guys. The ones that shoot lasers from their faces were especially difficult. And I died by gravity most of all — dodge rolling off the narrow walkways when they shoot. Must have flushed 300,000 souls over the hours I spent trying to get to the boss. It was the first time since starting this game that I legitimately thought about quitting, or at least taking a break from the game because there was no fun being had.

In the end, I decided it was an exercise in futility to kill the phantom guys which just keep respawning, so after I learned where the reapers were hiding, I’d just put on the thief ring, cast a cloak spell, and run past the enemies as best as I could and run straight to the reaper guy and kill him quick. There was one of the reapers who’s hiding behind a turn in the tunnel and I couldn’t get to him quick enough to kill him before his ambush killed me, so I had to cheese him - after learning where he stays, I snuck up and cast poison from around the corner and waited until he died.

I was thankful that the boss Old Hero was easy and I could kill him on the first try, because I was about to lose my mind by that point! 😅

Tagging @colonelkilgore who was curious how my playthrough was going.

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colonelkilgore

@Th3solution kudos on beating Flamelurker and the Maneaters dude, for my money they’re probably the toughest bosses in the game. There is an optional boss who is fairly difficult too… but ‘optional’ is the operative word there. Also, those Reaper summoners are an absolute pain as you mentioned, sounds like you came up with a decent plan though. When all else fails, I just bum-rush the reaper myself… those phantoms hit like a Mack truck. Hopefully it hasn’t soured you too much on the game?

I remember my first Demons Souls playthrough back in 2011, Flamelurker was a major road block for me. So much so, that when I replayed the game in around 2018 he was in my mind the whole time in the build up to his arena. Managed to beat him first time and all the anxiety just washed away. In between 2011 and 2018 I’d played the Dark Souls trilogy and Bloodborne and I guess I’d just improved a lot as a result.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I mentioned it one here fairly recently that if you equip the Thief Ring, it makes the run to Old Hero a lot more manageable. The mantra ray things don't shoot at you so much and you don't attract the attention of the other enemies as much.

Well done on beating the those bosses though! I know most people really struggled with Maneater due to the lack of space available and end up falling to their Doom.

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