I find it hillarious how I sit for whole month between when Secret World became a boring crap, until GW2 with nothing to play, and then as soon as GW2 release date is near, we get all those releases. Well, I'm not buying this now. I need it NOW, not one day before GW2 release. I seriously wonder if game developers even look at competition or even realise what is a threat to their sales and what is not.
I'm faaarrr too excited for this game, been a huge Souls buff since Demon's and I've played through Dark Souls more times than I can count.
Also, I /epicfacepalm'd when the OP said the Plot is "minimalistic", Dark Souls has one of the most in depth, awesome stories I've seen in a game, you just have to find it for yourself.
There are very few people who own a gaming PC who don't also one one or other (in my case both) of the consoles this game was released for. The only reason you want a PC port, is so you can get A) better graphics B) modability.
Unfortunately DS will have neither. Skyrim has both. What you are likely seeing in the screenshot above is the improved water effects mod and the high-res textures mod/DLC. If you commit to porting a game from console to PC, then it's perfectly fine for the customers to expect you do it right.
Option B would be for them to leave the game in an open enough state for the community to make high-res mod or other graphics tweeks to increase FPS.
It is a known fact that the graphics in DS is almost too good for consoles as it lags a lot in certian areas of the game (blighttown in particular), a PC with a better processor and a better graphics card should atleast eliminate these lag problems.
At the end of the day even if DS never becomes modable and thus never gets better graphics than Skyrim it will still have combat that is about 10 times better (with a controller atleast).
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Being critical is a burden which some people loves to bear.
Im sure if it get's good reception they'll try polish it off after release, They seem like a good honest group of people to me.
I just hope that a lack of a good reception - much due to GFWL and other shortcomings on their end due to aforementioned inexperience - won't make them heistant on releasing for PC in the future. Skyrim, which has pretty severe issues on PC in my book (the UI is made for consoles damnit!), still managed to prosper on PC as usual with TES games, thanks to moddability and a willingness in the community to use that moddability to fix the game. If the next Souls game is released on PC and developed with PC in mind + opened up for modders the game could sell really, really well on PC with a long life cycle that cannot be seen on consoles.
am i the only person who's never had issues with GFWL? i actually kind of like it cause its linked to my xbox live account.
Read about the issues, none of them seem major to me, buying it and looking forward to it.
A large number of people experience this 4/4 of my games are unplayable and 1 is now playable after waiting for a patch, having to configure some files and look into the problem. I can't even launch 3 of the games that run through GFWL, On the rare occassion I can it refuses to save the game.GFWL is horrible and I almost refuse to buy any game that incorporates this nonsense. I've been locked out of the few games I have that use this feature more times than I can count because of how terrible it is.
Plus noone likes DRM-Ception. Running a DRM(GFWL) inside of a DRM(Steam).
I was contemplating buying this, but then:
"The interface won’t be redone, keyboard and mouse support will be minimal so gamepads are heavily recommended, and there won’t be new graphics settings."
Well that was easy, I just saved some dough.
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