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Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition

by Namco Bandai
 Ages 16 and Over
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC

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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP / 7
  • Media: Computer Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B007X1458W
  • Release Date: 24 Aug 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,961 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: PC

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

"Nothing short of extraordinary" GamesTM

"Few video games are as exhilarating or rewarding" The Telegraph

Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls. The game is well known for its considerable difficulty but highly rewarding experience. It's coming to PC for the first time this Summer.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran where the player must stop the spread of darkness at all costs by facing and defeating the Dark Knight Artorias.

  • New Bosses – Including Artorias of Abyss, Chimera of Tomb, and more
  • PVP Online Matchmaking System – Quick matching for co-op or PVP
  • New Areas – Including Oolacile Tomb, Old Ruins and more
  • New Enemies – Including Abyss Guard, Chained Prisoner and more
  • New NPCs – Including Hawkeye Gough and more
  • New Weapons and Armor – Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs
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In box physical content:

  • A stunning 150 page Art Book (featuring art from the new Artorias of the Abyss game content)
  • Original Soundtrack CD
  • DVD containing the complete behind the scenes video series
  • Poster
  • Postcards

This edition will include an online match-making feature for co-op or player vs. player gameplay, allowing gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.

Dark Souls’ dungeon crawling, dragon brawling, tension-filled action features fearsome enemy encounters in an complex world full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and powerful magic, while offering players the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the world of Lordran to save the land from darkness. With a massive, open world design, Dark Souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DARK SOULS....AMAZING AMAZING AMAZNIG!!! 23 Sep 2012
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I cannot put this game down it looks spectacular on the pc, although you can make the experience better by using the 'Dsfix by Durante' which is the internal rendering resolution fix.
I think it is very much needed because Dark Souls port for PC has a fixed rendering resolution of 1024x720 and the Dsfix helps unlock this.

This is not an easy game for the average gamer it demands attention and concentration.

It is so addictive and heavy in depth!

There is something about its vast world that draws you in, an excellent action RPG that raises the standards!

If your into dark lovecraftian horror, crazy monsters in a fantasy 'lord of the rings' type world, swords, dragons and magic then this is for YOU!

An excellent game which looks amazing with the Dsfix applied, don't pass this one up!
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By Ryan
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Dark Souls is one of these games that'll be carved in the story of gaming. This masterpiece is a true challenge for anyone who calls themselves a gamer.

I'm sure all of you must have read the Plot of Dark Souls somewhere, so let me cover what you should take from that plot:
In Dark Souls you start as a nobody, you're an undead, the lowest kind of creature in the land of the Gods, Lodran, but at some point you're given a chance to change that. Where you start the game you have no hope, all you can do is to sit and wait for the end of the World, but an unknown Knight gives you the key to escape that place and in his last words he asks you to carry his mission: to keep the flame of life alive.
But there's no such thing as a generic story in Dark Souls
At every single place of this game you'll be remembered of one thing for sure -you're in DANGER-, every corner has a trap or enemies waiting to ambush you, and don't think that, like many other games, there'll be lots of weak enemies you can simply one-shot with your sword and barely take any damage, in Dark Souls EVERY SINGLE enemy is a challenge, if you try to be the too brave you'll die, if you hesitate you'll die, if you're not careful you'll die, if you underestimate the situation you'll die and even if you do all those things YOU'LL STILL DIE.
But honestly, it's exactly because this game is so hard, because it punishes you so much, that the feeling of beating every enemy is so rewarding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Experience 24 Mar 2013
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
I've clocked many, many hours on this game and still am only half way. The 'die and replay' aspect makes the game tough at times but also makes sure that you think out your every move and it makes the game more real and more fun. The experience and atmosphere are fantastic and unlike any game I've ever played.

Gameplay is fantastic when played with an X-box controller (which I bought specifically for this game) and the story/boss/level aspect is captivating and never bores. If you're a graphics junkie, this isn't the game to get your fix from, but the graphics aren't bad - they're just not state of the art.

The fact that it is hard, without any difficulty settings, makes it only so much more rewarding when you finally are able to beat that boss or that level that you have been struggling on. However, I've never had to try more than about 15 times, whereas a typical boss would take you 5 tries.

The multiplayer aspect is also a lot of fun, plus this version comes with a nice artwork book, a poster and some postcards. An amazing buy for the overall price.

Very happy customer indeed!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, some minor flaws and VERY HARD 4 Feb 2013
By thunerb
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Firstly I'd like to say I'm really enjoying this game. The diversity and choice of play-style allow you to play as a character who you can metamorphose over time into anything you'd like him to be. The game itself is very brutal, punishing and forces you to learn quickly or die (and then ragequit most likely). A kind word of warning is this might be one of the most difficult and challenging games you can play. It's designed so you play cautiously but designed so that you're almost expected to die during the game.

You find yourself start in an undead asylum, or starting area where you're able to learn how to play and get some basic equipment. You go right into the deep end of the game, encountering a boss almost straight away, although it's highly recommended to run and gather better equipment before taking him on. Unfortunately, all of the hints tell you about xbox controls (see bottom paragraph) meaning when I originally started, I didn't know how to do everything or completely what my character could do. This wasn't helped by the fact that I had completely gone through my first playthrough (a fair way of the game to get used to it) without even touching magic. Nonetheless, after my 5th attempt I felled the boss and went to firelink shrine (the home or base if there ever was one)

From firelink shrine, you find yourself able to level up at bonfires (checkpoints) as well as the ability to roam wherever you'd like to. Although most of these areas are very hard or impossible to do at this stage of the game, you do have the option of going into the skeleton graveyard (to catacombs), up a lift to the undead parish, up some stairs to the undead burg, down some stairs and a lift to new londo ruins and even (via an easter egg) back to the undead asylum.
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Published 4 months ago by Mark Garraway
1.0 out of 5 stars 4 Horrid ingredients=Dark Souls.
NUMBER ONE: The second worst game i have ever played, the first was Dark Souls 2
NUMBER TWO: The worst PC port of all time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by WayT
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Deep game
Its such a real fantasy game. What I mean here is that decision and action are fluid and goes according what you have in your mind. Your action is not restricted by the game. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Skyguardian
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome game, a must try for any die-hard RPG nutter!
I was gifted this game a week ago, looked at it and thought "what's this crap"?

Initial thoughts:

I turned it on, made a very cute little oriental female... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. C. D. Booth
2.0 out of 5 stars A bad PC port of a great game
Dark Souls is a fantastic game but this is a bad PC port.

Shipped with Games for Windows Live which is both intrusive AND shutting down soon (meaning you may not be able... Read more
Published 13 months ago by I. Sato
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetition, repetition, repetition
I've spent many, many happy hours playing RPGs but grinding though Dark Souls has become a truly grim and exasperating experience. Read more
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