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Topic: You Died. The Dark Souls Series Discussion Thread

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Ralizah

@colonelkilgore Nice.

I enjoy platinums that reward a reasonably complete playthrough of a game. It feels like a nice cap to the experience. Which is one reason I have the platinum for Persona 5 Royal, but not Persona 5: the latter requires an optimized, perfect playthrough, whereas the other rewards you for exploring what the game has to offer.

Not even gonna bother with games that require interaction with an online mode that requires a subscription to access, though. Or ones that require multiple playthroughs in general (although I liked HZD enough that I barreled through a NG+ playthrough on the hardest difficulty for that plat.

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colonelkilgore

@Ralizah that’s interesting about the difference between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal. I’ve got a real want to connect with a turn-based jrpg… I’ve tried a few (including Persona 5 as it was so gushed over) but I just have never been able to get it. I’m hoping that when I finally manage to find a portal that I’ll be able to find whatever it is that I’m missing (as any streaming latency issues inherent with the portal would be immaterial with turn-based stuff I’d imagine).

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Mikey856

@colonelkilgore sorry for late reply. Wow that’s impressive mate I’m hoping to do something similar on my account. I absolutely loved Nioh 1 but never played 2. Bloodborne is a masterpiece mate I adore the lore lol I also platted it on an old account years ago. So much depth it’s insane

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Mikey856

@Th3solution I’m currently working through Latria at the moment and yes those enemies are the bane of my time with that game ha

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colonelkilgore

@Mikey856 no worries… Nioh 2 is for me a step up from the original, so you’re in for a real treat mate. Tough as old boots though… I usually like to plat 2 souls-likes per year but I found Nioh 2 so intense (and huge) that I had to split it between being both my second souls-like of 2023 and my first of 2024. I just had to take a break about halfway through 😅

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Black_Swordsman

@Elodin Already Wishlisted. Looking forward to the full release in September. Also got Black Myth Wukong on the cards before that.

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Mikey856

@colonelkilgore it’s certainly on my list! The one that was causing me concern was sekiro. I’ve heard that is probably the most difficult of all the games ?

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colonelkilgore

@Mikey856 some of the Sekiro bosses are really tough tbh… particularly some of the side bosses needed for the plat. The mobs are probably the easiest of all souls-likes though as you can pretty much stealth your way through them.

It took me a while to fully click with Sekiro as it’s just so different from the other souls-likes available (if it can even be classed as a souls-like)… but when it eventually clicked it’s in my all-time top 5 games.

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CJD87

@Mikey856 Hey man, saw your earlier post.... and any mention of Sekiro always piques my interest!

If you enjoyed Nioh1, and also platinum'd Bloodborne, personally I think you'll be fine with Sekiro. I platinum'd Nioh1 - and would say the skill/difficulty level is probably on par with Sekiro.

IMO - Sekiro is arguably the finest offering in FromSoft's portfolio, and my personal favorite from their output. There is such a beauty to its simplicity, essentially forcing you to 'get good' and overcome the challenges by playing the game in the way it is encouraged you play it (full agression, keeping the pressure on your enemies and utilising the parry system)

Unlike Elden Ring, there are no opportunities for summons or massive over-levelling.... no cheesy builds or spirit ashes.... so when you beat a boss in Sekiro you know it was because you were skilled enough to do so. So euphoric when you nail one of the Skill-check bosses (Lady Butterfly?) and I highly recommend.

(NB No hate at all on ER, I love that game and have just finished by second NG run in prep for DLC!)

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