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MayneThaTruth2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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What is a "Soul's" game?
 

 
I been gaming for about 3yrs now. What exactly is a "souls" game, in specific detail please..?
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 2 weeks ago '18        #2
MayneThaTruth2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11 OP
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lil thou wow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 MayneThaTruth2 said
I been gaming for about 3yrs now. What exactly is a "souls" game, in specific detail please..?
I a*sociate low a*s health and mini boss battles and boss battles all game with crazy damage against you

A lot of evading and rapid use of items
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 2 weeks ago '18        #4
liloutsider  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Theres a game franchise called Demons Souls (Dark Souls, etc) and theyre games where if you die you have to start over and its hard as fu*k

And now theres a genre of "Souls-like" games where if you die you have to start over

(If I understand correctly)
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 2 weeks ago '18        #5
MayneThaTruth2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11 OP
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 liloutsider said
Theres a game franchise called Demons Souls (Dark Souls, etc) and theyre games where if you die you have to start over and its hard as fu*k

And now theres a genre of "Souls-like" games where if you die you have to start over

(If I understand correctly)
WOW. So if you put in 4 hrs worth of gaming, and you die, you start all over??

 2 weeks ago '18        #6
MayneThaTruth2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11 OP
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 lil thou wow said
I a*sociate low a*s health and mini boss battles and boss battles all game with crazy damage against you

A lot of evading and rapid use of items
Like The Witcher?

You kind of described Anthem a bit too Lol. I thought souls was like dark, gloomy, having sword battles with dragons, and medieval type sh*t...

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Kewop Decam  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 MayneThaTruth2 said
WOW. So if you put in 4 hrs worth of gaming, and you die, you start all over??
No


 liloutsider said
Theres a game franchise called Demons Souls (Dark Souls, etc) and theyre games where if you die you have to start over and its hard as fu*k

And now theres a genre of "Souls-like" games where if you die you have to start over

(If I understand correctly)
“Rouge-like” games are the ones where if you die, you start over. So games like Hades.

In a Souls/Bourne game if you die you lose all of your currency, but you don’t start over persay.

A souls game has these basic things...

Slower paced melee combat action

Stamina meters

Lots of RPG like elements

No difficulty settings

Mostly very difficult games with many unforgiving areas and enemies


But when people says Souls like they basically mean a game that’s hard, takes patience, with stamina based melee combat. There are plenty of 2D ones also so being 3rd person is no longer a requirement.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #8
MayneThaTruth2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11 OP
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 Kewop Decam said
No




“Rouge-like” games are the ones where if you die, you start over. So games like Hades.

In a Souls/Bourne game if you die you lose all of your currency, but you don’t start over persay.

A souls game has these basic things...

Slower paced melee combat action

Stamina meters

Lots of RPG like elements

No difficulty settings

Mostly very difficult games with many unforgiving areas and enemies


But when people says Souls like they basically mean a game that’s hard, takes patience, with stamina based melee combat. There are plenty of 2D ones also so being 3rd person is no longer a requirement.
This explained everything well.
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 2 weeks ago '21        #9
Jonny2soxs  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Exactly why I didn’t buy Souls for PS5
This games are hard as fu*k
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 2 weeks ago '14        #10
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sh*ts are hard because the mechanics suck

When I'm playing Ninja Gaiden Black or 2 the enemies are difficult but the game allows you freedom of movement to combat that

Now imagine the same hard enemies only now your character is slow as sh*t with a stamina bar


Nioh>>>>>>>>>>
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 2 weeks ago '11        #11
Blokka Blokka  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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A souls like game is similar to how Ninja Gaiden was.

Hard and you'll die alot

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 Cuttysark said
sh*ts are hard because the mechanics suck

When I'm playing Ninja Gaiden Black or 2 the enemies are difficult but the game allows you freedom of movement to combat that

Now imagine the same hard enemies only now your character is slow as sh*t with a stamina bar


Nioh>>>>>>>>>>
Not even. I grew up playing Ninja Gaiden since nes, it was my favorite series before Devil May Cry, then Dark Souls so i'm not just talking sh*t here. I've played almost every ninja gaiden game.

The thing about NG Vs DS, is you can get away playing NG mashing buttons and not having a real strategy. With DS, you have to be more strategic when you play, timing your hits and managing your stamina. The reason why movement is stifled in souls games is because it's supposed to reflect the weight of the 100lbs of armor and weapons you're carrying. The dark souls games add a lot of strategic elements to video games and gives you a lot more variety in terms of mechanics/play styles than Ninja Gaiden.

The souls game are on another level than Ninja Gaiden in terms of mechanics. It sounds like you just prefer a simpler game. And like I said, I love Ninja Gaiden but the statement you made is just simply incorrect.
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 2 weeks ago '06        #13
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 MayneThaTruth2 said
WOW. So if you put in 4 hrs worth of gaming, and you die, you start all over??
Not necessarily there is bonfires along the way that let you save your progress. When you k*ll an enemy you gain its souls which you use to level up. If you die however the souls are stuck where you died and its on you to make it back to that point alive to reclaim them but if you die along the way while retrieving said souls they are lost forever
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 JayMurdoch said
Not even. I grew up playing Ninja Gaiden since nes, it was my favorite series before Devil May Cry, then Dark Souls so i'm not just talking sh*t here. I've played almost every ninja gaiden game.

The thing about NG Vs DS, is you can get away playing NG mashing buttons and not having a real strategy. With DS, you have to be more strategic when you play, timing your hits and managing your stamina. The reason why movement is stifled in souls games is because it's supposed to reflect the weight of the 100lbs of armor and weapons you're carrying. The dark souls games add a lot of strategic elements to video games and gives you a lot more variety in terms of mechanics/play styles than Ninja Gaiden.

The souls game are on another level than Ninja Gaiden in terms of mechanics. It sounds like you just prefer a simpler game. And like I said, I love Ninja Gaiden but the statement you made is just simply incorrect.
Thats the main reason I fell in love with the Soulslike genre that's emerged...The games actually have a little bit of difficulty to them when the overwhelming majority of single player games are just too easy and you can breeze through them. One of the first games my mom bought me as a kid was Super Ghosts & Goblins and Breath of Fire 2 as a kid, and they were known to be hard as sh*t with respect to the genres they both represent..Hell I remember my big brother playing the OG NES Ninja Turtles Game...First time I ever saw someone throw a controller

Souls games bring back the old feeling of having to plot and plan before you even pick up the controller.

op check out: Bloodborne, Demon Souls, the Dark Souls Series, Salt & Sanctuary for a 2D example, Lords of the Fallen, Mortal Shell, ashen, and the Nioh Series...That Jedi Fallen Order game was dope and it pretty much incorporated the Souls Like playstyle and mixed it with Star Wars.

This list on IGN breaks it down pretty good:

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 2 weeks ago '14        #15
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 JayMurdoch said
Not even. I grew up playing Ninja Gaiden since nes, it was my favorite series before Devil May Cry, then Dark Souls so i'm not just talking sh*t here. I've played almost every ninja gaiden game.

The thing about NG Vs DS, is you can get away playing NG mashing buttons and not having a real strategy. With DS, you have to be more strategic when you play, timing your hits and managing your stamina. The reason why movement is stifled in souls games is because it's supposed to reflect the weight of the 100lbs of armor and weapons you're carrying. The dark souls games add a lot of strategic elements to video games and gives you a lot more variety in terms of mechanics/play styles than Ninja Gaiden.

The souls game are on another level than Ninja Gaiden in terms of mechanics. It sounds like you just prefer a simpler game. And like I said, I love Ninja Gaiden but the statement you made is just simply incorrect.
No way you can get away with mashing in Ninja Gaiden on Master Ninja

And I'm sure I'm older than you so I grew up on them sh*ts as well

Those Souls games are not organically hard games and they're not complicated

The mechanics is what make them difficult

Even with medium or light armor your character is still slow as sh*t

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 ohdosraders1 said
Not necessarily there is bonfires along the way that let you save your progress. When you k*ll an enemy you gain its souls which you use to level up. If you die however the souls are stuck where you died and its on you to make it back to that point alive to reclaim them but if you die along the way while retrieving said souls they are lost forever
What df??? Post some newer games with these mechanics.

My preference is third person, graphic quality, immersion, I like triple A titles, over indies.

Any suggestions for me to check out?

 2 weeks ago '14        #17
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 MayneThaTruth2 said
What df??? Post some newer games with these mechanics.

My preference is third person, graphic quality, immersion, I like triple A titles, over indies.

Any suggestions for me to check out?
Best Souls game is Bloodborne
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 2 weeks ago '17        #18
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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n*ggas in here speaking nonsense.

Honestly OP you should just play one of the Soulsborne games yourself. There's a lot that go into them.

They're not that difficult either, they just require some critical thinking that most games dont. But once you understand how the game works, its just a matter of staying disciplined
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 2 weeks ago '04        #19
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 Cuttysark said
sh*ts are hard because the mechanics suck

When I'm playing Ninja Gaiden Black or 2 the enemies are difficult but the game allows you freedom of movement to combat that

Now imagine the same hard enemies only now your character is slow as sh*t with a stamina bar


Nioh>>>>>>>>>>
As long soul games don't have ninja that spam explosive tag while you are being bombarded by archer ninja with flaming arrows.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #20
MayneThaTruth2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11 OP
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 Cuttysark said
Best Souls game is Bloodborne
Im on PC, I think I heard that came to pc I will see...
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Blokka Blokka  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 MayneThaTruth2 said
Im on PC, I think I heard that came to pc I will see...
No, still only on Playstation iirc

I think it will end up on PC though if they ever remaster it
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is cuphead a souls game
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 MayneThaTruth2 said
I been gaming for about 3yrs now. What exactly is a "souls" game, in specific detail please..?
Don't worry about it...
That's for the REAL gamers....
Assuming through your curiosity of a old franchise you're more than likely a fraud...
Your body ain't built like that...
I think you should be asking us what's "Fortnite" or "NBA 2K", "MADDEN" "Call of Duty'".. You know? ... stuff like that.
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 GingerBreadMan said
is cuphead a souls game
Are you trolling? or are you truly curious?

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 Cuttysark said
sh*ts are hard because the mechanics suck

When I'm playing Ninja Gaiden Black or 2 the enemies are difficult but the game allows you freedom of movement to combat that

Now imagine the same hard enemies only now your character is slow as sh*t with a stamina bar


Nioh>>>>>>>>>>
IMAGINE thinking NIOH is better

Nioh is just for the people who lack the skill to complete a Souls game, so they go with the off brand Souls game "Nioh"....
Stop it with these causal gamer lies......
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