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Purchase Dark Souls Early And You'll Be Punished

Felix Kemp
Action Games, Dark Souls, From Software

Purchase Dark Souls Early And You'll Be Punished

From Software don't much like gamers. They don't want you enjoying yourself when you play their game - unless sadistic difficulty levels appeal to you - they don't much care for well-implemented mechanics - again, unless you're a fan of their particular design philosophies - and now it appears they're out to punish Dark Souls customers who jump the line and grab a an early copy of the game in illicit fashion.

So, you've picked up a copy of Dark Souls early - maybe you nabbed it off a shipment boat or mugged a From Software rep - and you've settled down at home for a good old session. Well, you're in for a cruel surprise. In Dark Souls, players can join any other players' sessions on the fly, invading their game to help or hinder.

Beginning to get an idea? Yes, if you fire up an early copy of Dark Souls, max-level Black Phantoms will enter your game and tear you to shreds. It'll likely take you a hundred hours just to match their stats alone, which simply can't be accomplished without the use of a time-machine. And I think they've all been booked. [Esuteru]

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Ugo  Sep. 21, 2011 at 20:21

You just don`t get it
From Software love gamers
They don`t like cheaters
Be fair and consistent, focused and careful
You`ll finish Demons Sould in a blink

kinkinkaid  Sep. 21, 2011 at 21:31

Haha - I love From Software for this!

immasaythis  Sep. 21, 2011 at 21:47

I think you can just play the game offline? Or they'll appear even on offline mode?

MattGardner  Sep. 22, 2011 at 00:48

I wonder if this will have any bearing on review code :-/

...well we'll find out in a couple of days!

Last edited by MattGardner, Sep. 22, 2011 at 00:49
psobloke  Sep. 22, 2011 at 09:08

Oh Matt, you lucky, lucky sausage..

RiKx  Sep. 22, 2011 at 10:33

i don't geddit?


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