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Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition

by Namco Bandai
 Ages 16 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • ASIN: B009GG307O
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.4 x 17 cm
  • Release Date: 26 Oct. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,264 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran. Sent back to the past, player will discover the story when Knight Artorias still lives.

  • New Bosses – Including Black Dragon, Sanctuary Guardian, Artorias of the Abyss.
  • PVP Arena & Online Matchmaking System – Quick matching for players to play 1vs1, 2vs2 and 4 player battle royal.
  • New Areas – Including Oolacile Township, Oolacile Sanctuary, Royal Wood, Battle of Stoicism which is the training ground for online PVP battles.
  • New Enemies – Including Wooden scarecrows, Chained Prisoner, Stone Knight.
  • New NPCs – Including Hawkeye Gough, Elizabeth (keeper of the sanctuary).
  • New Weapons and Armor – Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs

The Story
Dark Souls is the new action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon’s Souls, FromSoftware. Dark Souls will have many familiar features: A dark fantasy universe, tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and unique online interactions.

Prepare for a new, despair-inducing world, with a vast, fully-explorable horizon and vertically-oriented landforms. Prepare for a new, mysterious story, centered around the the world of Lodran, but most of all, prepare to die.

You will face countless murderous traps, countless darkly grotesque mobs and several gargantuan, supremely powerful demons and dragons bosses. You must learn from death to persist through this unforgiving world.

And you aren’t alone. Dark Souls allows the spirits of other players to show up in your world, so you can learn from their d

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
First I'd just like to preface by saying that (even though it won't) this game SHOULD go down in history as being not only one of the best games to ever exist, but also one of the best pieces of media. The depth to the storyline, and attention to detail, make the ability to analyse the game applicable to anyone. I continually am reminded of studying shakespeare in school, and how his works can have such different interpretations and understandings, and Dark Souls is the same in the regard (not that the genre is the same).
Here are (some of) the reasons why Dark Souls is a game you need to buy right now and enjoy for the rest of your life:

1: Difficulty
Contrary to popular belief, Dark Souls is not difficult.
Dark souls is the only game i know of which lets the player themself decide EXACTLY what difficulty they want the game to be. Funnily enough, nearly every player begins the game by deciding to make the game extremely difficult for themselves. This is because most people are used to modern gaming which spoonfeeds instructions to the player, and when it doesn't they stand still and say "what do i do now?". Dark souls breaks out of this terrible habit, and makes the player explore the world around them and take their decisions into their own hands.
If I said to you, imagine a game where the enemies can only do one of a few attacks at a time, are always in the same position, and are very predictable; does that sound difficult? No, because it isn't. The illusion of difficulty arises when the player decides to sprint up to the enemy and spam attack. the illusion of difficulty arises when the player fails to pay attention to the bloodstains on the ground beside the attractive looking treasure chest.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you already own the game and just intend to get the extra area/level, you might want to download the DLC from the PSN store. If you think you'd rather own the whole thing on disc and are considering getting this edition to replace your standard one, just know that your saves will very probably not be compatible. In other words, if you levelled up a character to, say, Level 100 - you won't be able to use that progress or that character. You'll have to start from scratch again. There seems to be several versions of both editions, and they create saves that have different names. You'll find some Dark Souls (UK) and some Dark Souls (EU). The version of Dark Souls that I had was (UK), and the version of Prepare To Die I've received is (EU). Both of them purchased from Amazon, not a MarketPlace Seller. Incompatible saves.
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67 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Be wary of ruining game collection" 26 Oct. 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having been a child of the NES/SNES/Mega Drive (Genesis) days I know a thing or two about hard computer games. Whilst these consoles' (particularly the NES') reputation for difficulty more than precedes themselves, they weren't always the fairest bunch. It could be down to numerous things. Bad level design, cumbersome controls, horrendous difficulty spikes etc. However almost none of these dynamics apply to this game. I feel compelled to address this issue right off the bat because someone who's viewing this game, and is pondering purchasing it, must have heard of it's "punishing" difficulty by this stage. Well take it from me, ANYONE with ANY semblance of patience, skill, understanding and courage will have very little difficulty in conquering this (in my opinion) masterpiece of a game.

First things first, story. There's barely any, well that is to say initially. After your opening movie (no need to explain this) you wake up in an Asylum (an "undead" one), given a crappy weapon and told to go on your merry way. After that the story is barely explained, only through careful observation, i.e. checking item descriptions, listening attentively to NPC dialogue, can you begin to try piece it together. To be honest the story isn't what'll drive you through this game, nay only your willingness to succeed, get better, and realize the next glorious environment is what will.

Everything you need to know regarding basic combat btw is explained in the tutorial. How to roll, block, parry and most importantly, how to attack. Keep in mind although the game mechanics are very sound, allowing you the fairest challenge possible, there are some elements to factor into the equation.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cruel..... but I can't get enough! 18 Dec. 2012
By Pat
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
This game doesn't care about you, it demands you use intelligence and sound tactics to overcome the adversaries that it throws your way. If you go wading in be prepared to die ..... A LOT!

That being said if you play by its rules this game is rewarding like no other (apart from maybe it's predecessor daemons souls).

Dark Souls 2 has just been announced as well so I suggest picking this up and giving it a go before the sequel arrives.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest games ever!! 1 Sept. 2013
By Webby
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
I wouldn'nt class myself as a hardcore gamer at all and so when i got this game i must admit i was getting myself ready for a nightmare trip from so many reviews about dark souls hardness, and it is unforgiving and brutal but it is also one of the most brilliant and rewarding games i've played, as you progress your weapons and armour will improve to such an extent that you can really handle your own later on in the game and the journey from noob to veteran is epic!! You will pull your hair out at times but also you will feel total joy as you finally give a proper kicking to an end of level boss its a learning curve game by design you will die a lot but in the the end you can and will become as ruthless and as powerful as the enemies in the game, the armour and weapons are awesome and the magic and dark magic are great to use ( dark bead) being one you will also learn that invasions by other players go from being quite unnerving to down right fun you can ambush invaders making the hunter become the hunted, im now on my 8th play through and im still learning! helping other players by being summoned is also another brillant aspect it shows you that other players are going through the same as you and you are not alone, on the other scale invading can be exciting you never know who's waiting for you and what weapons and magic your going to run in to and how many players ( ah yes players can summon other players to help attack invaders!!!) all in all this game is in many ways is a possible masterpiece just stick with it at the beginning and watch as your character begins becomes a real killing machine
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!! GAME!!!
Dark Souls builds on its spiritual predecessor, Demon's Souls, by improving the graphics and controls. Read more
Published 3 days ago by The White Drew Carey
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to Die is an accurate summation
I pretty much have no life since I bought this. Avoid like the plague if you don't like really enjoying yourself, being challenged, and remembering what it was like to play games... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Glynne McReynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful game, I love it
The box`s narrow sides crushed someplace,the game disk is ok.
Wonderful game,I love it.
Published 16 days ago by chen lin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just amazing.
Published 24 days ago by yakattack!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very happy with item will use you again
Published 1 month ago by Owen Merriman
3.0 out of 5 stars Better on XBOX?
The hardest beast of a game you probably ever will experience. No helping hands to get you levelling up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic game! Maybe even better than Dark Souls 2.
Published 1 month ago by Sagacity
5.0 out of 5 stars prepare to die... a lot...
This is the best in the series by far. Just completed after clocking 60 hours an im still going back for more on the NG+! Read more
Published 2 months ago by J.Clem
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i brought this for my son he loves these types of games
Published 2 months ago by Belinder Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
best game ever.
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