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Dresden
on the run
(06-13-2013, 11:35 AM)
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stuff

On the other side of the bonfire a long dark hall awaits. In the southern alcove several candles are lit, and according to Tanimura each of these candles represents a death. Whenever any player online dies at the hands of the boss in this area, a new candle will be lit, and you will see it.

That boss is the Mirror Knight: the mongrel no journalist has managed to defeat. He's a tall knight with a sweeping heavy sword attack and a lightning projectile. He also wields a mirror which, in the final build, will be an invasion entry point for other human players. This means you'll be dealing with not only a boss but also an invader, which is hilariously sadistic.

henhowc
(06-13-2013, 11:36 AM)
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lol...Dark souls. Sadism at its best.
richisawesome
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(06-13-2013, 11:36 AM)
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Haha holy shit

wasn't someone on this board asking for boss battle invasions recently? Brutal stuff.
vogelkacke
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(06-13-2013, 11:37 AM)
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sounds .... hard
demidar
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(06-13-2013, 11:37 AM)
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Holy fuck a boss and a black phantom.
toastyToast
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(06-13-2013, 11:37 AM)
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That's just mean :lol
Yoshichan
I've played over 500 hours of DMC2 and consider the game good.
(06-13-2013, 11:38 AM)
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I'm the most skeptical fan out there, but this part does sound awesome as fuck. More interaction like this, please!
linko9
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(06-13-2013, 11:38 AM)
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Wait, so there is a playable build on the floor? Why is there no video of it? If there is, could someone please direct me to it.
Cyrano
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(06-13-2013, 11:39 AM)
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Could just be that most game "journalists" aren't actually that good at games.
Jinfash
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(06-13-2013, 11:39 AM)
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My tits are rock hards.
Stillmatic
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(06-13-2013, 11:39 AM)
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Damn, sounds punishing amazing!
k_trout
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(06-13-2013, 11:39 AM)
i want to want it and love it
but i stupidly went into the first world like every other game
and got so many asses handed to me it was ridiculous
didnt help i played it on pc without a 360 controller
hteng
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(06-13-2013, 11:39 AM)
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hopefully there's a shortcut to this boss -_-
JohnnytheFuture
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(06-13-2013, 11:39 AM)
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Love this idea. Bring it on, FROM!
Screaming Meat
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(06-13-2013, 11:40 AM)
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Prepare to lose the tattered remains of your social life... Again.
ricochetguro
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(06-13-2013, 11:40 AM)
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On the other side of the bonfire a long dark hall awaits. In the southern alcove several candles are lit, and according to Tanimura each of these candles represents a death. Whenever any player online dies at the hands of the boss in this area, a new candle will be lit, and you will see it.

So after the first day the framerate will be 5FPS for this section?

Edit: Nevermind, I now understand he's saying a player who is online will have their deaths be visible through this method(thought he was saying every online player's death added to the candle light). Cool stuff.
Last edited by ricochetguro; 06-13-2013 at 11:45 AM.
Gorillaz
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(06-13-2013, 11:40 AM)
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boss that can invade you? damn son.......
Kusagari
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(06-13-2013, 11:40 AM)
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Holy shit this sounds amazing.
richisawesome
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(06-13-2013, 11:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by k_trout

i want to want it and love it
but i stupidly went into the first world like every other game
and got so many asses handed to me it was ridiculous
didnt help i played it on pc without a 360 controller

You played it without the 360 controller and you're surprised you found it hard?

also, you went the wrong way. There's no worlds either. Don't go to the graveyard. Go the other way.
Star Falcon
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(06-13-2013, 11:41 AM)
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Sounds awesome, i love the choice of language they use to describe it too.
Seance
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(06-13-2013, 11:42 AM)
Pretty neat. Can't wait to ruin someones day in a boss battle. :D
eravulgaris
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(06-13-2013, 11:42 AM)
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Still bummed that this isn't coming to next gen
Stillmatic
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(06-13-2013, 11:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seance

Pretty neat. Can't wait to ruin someones day.... :D

richisawesome
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(06-13-2013, 11:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by eravulgaris

Still bummed that this isn't coming to next gen

It is for me. Full 1080p native. 60fps.

...PC, of course.
k_trout
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(06-13-2013, 11:44 AM)

Originally Posted by richisawesome

You played it without the 360 controller and you're surprised you found it hard?

also, you went the wrong way. There's no worlds either. Don't go to the graveyard. Go the other way.

i dont like to blame controls for being crap at something
but i had a feeling it might have had something to do with it
i kept locking on to the wrong dudes

lol i also had a feeling i had gone the wrong way

im so conditioned by linear shooters that i just failed supremely at this game
OMG Aero
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(06-13-2013, 11:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by richisawesome

Haha holy shit

wasn't someone on this board asking for boss battle invasions recently? Brutal stuff.

Yeah, QuickSilverD totally called this.
Rezbit
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(06-13-2013, 11:45 AM)
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Yes. Ultimate trolling.
B-Genius
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(06-13-2013, 11:45 AM)
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Sounds awesome, was looking forward to more stuff like this (similar to the Old Monk boss from Demon's).

On the other hand, part of what made that boss so amazing was the "oh shit" moment of realising what you're actually dealing with...

That's it! No more DS2 threads for me!
kanuuna
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(06-13-2013, 11:45 AM)
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Sound really neat. I'm still a bit bummed about it being current-gen only (at this stage at least), but if it comes out on PC at launch, I can dig it.
Sickbean
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(06-13-2013, 11:46 AM)
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Be still my throbbing erection.

Has the PC version been confirmed to have dedicated servers this time around??
Backfoggen
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(06-13-2013, 11:46 AM)
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This gives me a boner.
SJRB
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(06-13-2013, 11:48 AM)
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That candle idea is freaking genius.
k_trout
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(06-13-2013, 11:53 AM)
wait a minute i think im confused
demon souls - dark souls
which one was on steam and really needed a 360 controller?
Umi88
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(06-13-2013, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by k_trout

wait a minute i think im confused
demon souls - dark souls
which one was on steam and really needed a 360 controller?

dark souls, demon's is ps3 exclusive
Sickbean
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(06-13-2013, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by k_trout

wait a minute i think im confused
demon souls - dark souls
which one was on steam and really needed a 360 controller?

Dark.

Demon is still PS3 exclusive.
Leezard
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(06-13-2013, 11:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by k_trout

wait a minute i think im confused
demon souls - dark souls
which one was on steam and really needed a 360 controller?

Dark.
k_trout
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(06-13-2013, 11:55 AM)
thanks for the reasusurance
my brain isnt quite as f*cked as i thought it was
gotoadgo
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(06-13-2013, 11:56 AM)
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Sounds delightfully painful!

Also, do we know if the PC version is being released at the same time as the console versions?
sublimit
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(06-13-2013, 11:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by richisawesome

Haha holy shit

wasn't someone on this board asking for boss battle invasions recently? Brutal stuff.

Yeah i remember that...i don't know but this sounds a bit too much...
gotoadgo
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(06-13-2013, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by sublimit

Yeah i remember that...i don't know but this sounds a bit too much...

Well there's always the option of just disconnecting the console or simply staying hollowed if it's too much for you. So you're not going to be forced into it if it's anything like Dark Souls.
halfbeast
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(06-13-2013, 12:04 PM)
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look at you, all giddy and stuff! once the game's out, the whining will be insufferable!
SystemsGo
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(06-13-2013, 12:06 PM)
So if it's the human player who defeats you in the boss battle, does the candle still light up?
Papercuts
fired zero bullets in the orphanage.
(06-13-2013, 12:07 PM)
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Being invaded while in a boss battle is lame, unless it's specific ones designed with it in mind.
MEsoJD
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(06-13-2013, 12:11 PM)
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hah I love the candle addition.
PushingButtons
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(06-13-2013, 12:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Papercuts

Being invaded while in a boss battle is lame, unless it's specific ones designed with it in mind.

I agree. It's a cool aspect that I do hope is used for a couple boss fights. If it's every boss fight then it's going to be bad. Especially if the PvP in this game is as exploitable as it was in DS1.
astroturfing
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(06-13-2013, 12:12 PM)
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damn, i wish i hadn't read that. would've been a cool surprise. i hope there are other similar messed up moments :P

drop me through a trapdoor into a pitchblack dark room with 5 player controlled black phantom giant knights, i'll deal with it. AS MANY TRIES AS IT TAKES. make me cry From. i'm begging. torture me.
Ricko Suave
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(06-13-2013, 12:12 PM)
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I hope I dont break another controller playing Dark Souls 2.
hydrophilic attack
(06-13-2013, 12:13 PM)
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Into my veins, now!
Touch fuzZy, get BizZay
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(06-13-2013, 12:15 PM)
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Being invaded during boss battles is what we needed to bring back the fear, hahaha. The impression I got from the write-up at gameological society was that it was a just a very specific boss that could summon invaders through his huge portal shield, not every boss.

http://gameological.com/2013/06/preview-dark-souls-ii/
Last edited by Touch fuzZy, get BizZay; 06-13-2013 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Edit: add link
SatansReverence
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(06-13-2013, 12:15 PM)
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Totally gonna tweak SL30 invade that boss like a boss!

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