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3.0 out of 5 stars Online componant deeply flawed, 17 Oct 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Dark Souls - Limited Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
Great game for solo play.

However, as is widely reported, FROM use a Peer 2 Peer system for multiplayer.

It's VERY difficult to hook up and play with a friend.
Dark Souls - Prepare to die...ALONE

Demon's Souls was hosted on several Regional servers and the unique online play created something of a precedent.
That has all been lost.
Dks is not Regional.
But, to stop all the players crashing the server(s)at the same time, the game only matches you with players @10% + or - of your level. (DS was more than double that)
And the match up is random.
(Those XBox guys used to getting into lobby with thier mates will hate the system)

The reported framerate issues are the worst i've seen for a while. Expect a patch soon.

Don't get me wrong, this is a great solo game, but it's not as good as DS for Co-op. Hence the 3 stars.
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2011 13:12:04 BDT
spot on

Posted on 18 Oct 2011 15:56:02 BDT
bassben04 says:
Yeah I agree with your issues although I think the desolation is one of Dark Soul's best factors. You can call upon the community for assistance but ultimately I don't think it's a game to be played like Monster Hunter for example. The frame rate, especially in some of the later areas, is ridiculously poor. Much worse than Demon's Souls in that regard. These are things that will put people off and need to be made clear.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2011 12:21:16 BDT
the multiplayer in demons was revolutionary and it was supposed to have been built upon. from actually stated that this game would be more community orientated hence the covenants. but online for this game is broken and poor and the game ultimately suffers for it. i played 3 weeks constantly alongside my cousin, we have not played together. we put demons souls in, we play in a matter of seconds. im hoping they sort this out. for now im playing arkham city, im only 40 hours into this game, i put over 200 hours into demons souls before a different game got near my playstation. until the multuiplayer gets sorted im not bothering im in a covenant that depends on invasions and it just doesnt happen
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