Reply
Want to join in?

Sign in to continue

I have a PSN account

Welcome back!

I'm new!

it only takes a minute or two

  • 136

    New messages in the last hour

  • Get a response within minutes

  • 92%

    92% percent of messages responded to

25 Jul 2009
By McWopper

McWopper

  • Offline
95%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post

Demon's Souls Q & A

775 Replies 7,198 Views Created 25-07-2009

For any questions people might have.

 

I'll start with a couple:

 

1)  Can you drop items and pick them up again later?  What happens if you're carrying all you can and you find something else to pick up?

 

2)  If you have a Black Phantom in your game and you lose your body before they get to you what happens to you and them?

0 Kudos
LABELS:
View our house rules for posts
Post Reply Update Reply Cancel
02
/16

DeAd_H0miE

  • Offline
80%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
DeAd_H0miE
Accepted Solution


Mekismo wrote:

DeAd_H0miE wrote:

spacehamsterZH wrote:

You know, one thing that really stands out about this game for me so far is the sense of accomplishment once you get past a major obstacle. I beat the tower knight today (yeah, I know, not very far in yet, but let me blather anyway), and I think the last time I got a high like that from killing a boss was, I dunno, the first time I beat Revenge of Shinobi 20 years ago or something.

 

Speaking of the tower knight - if any other newcomers are reading this and need a hint, get a bow and about 100 arrows. He's totally easy to beat if you just stand on the battlements and keep shooting arrows until he keels over.


Thanks for the tip , im just about to take him on 


 

You have to time the shots right though, I think you need to fire just as hes moving his shield to fire the sword beam at you, aim for his head.

ah sorry, i got mixed up. i was actually in 2-1 not 1-2 lol. 1-2 and the Tower Knight is next on my list, after some more soul farming, so thanks anyway

Message Edited by DeAd_H0miE on 09-11-2009 09:58 PM
0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

[ Edited ]
03
/16

spacehamsterZH

  • Offline
90%
03 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
spacehamsterZH
Accepted Solution

You're doing 2 before finishing 1? Why sir, that's insane. :Lol:

 

Anyway, Mekismo's right, it's all in the timing and it takes a few shots to figure out how to get it right, so you really do want to take about 100 arrows with you. Last thing you want is to run out of arrows before he's dead and then get stomped trying to finish him off with melee attacks. And yep, if you aim basically square at the shield and let the arrow go just as he begins to move the shield away, you hit him.

 

The important part is to find a spot where you can shoot between the battlements, but stand far enough back so that his lance attack doesn't hit you. If you find a good spot, you barely have to move anymore, you can just stand there and keep hitting him with arrows.

Nachricht bearbeitet durch spacehamsterZH am 09-11-2009 10:17 PM
0 Kudos

Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

[ Edited ]
02
/16

DeAd_H0miE

  • Offline
80%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
DeAd_H0miE
Accepted Solution


spacehamsterZH wrote:

You're doing 2 before finishing 1? Why sir, that's insane. :Lol:

 

Anyway, Mekismo's right, it's all in the timing and it takes a few shots to figure out how to get it right, so you really do want to take about 100 arrows with you. Last thing you want is to run out of arrows before he's dead and then get stomped trying to finish him off with melee attacks. And yep, if you aim basically square at the shield and let the arrow go just as he begins to move the shield away, you hit him.

 

The important part is to find a spot where you can shoot between the battlements, but stand far enough back so that his lance attack doesn't hit you. If you find a good spot, you barely have to move anymore, you can just stand there and keep hitting him with arrows.

Nachricht bearbeitet durch spacehamsterZH am 09-11-2009 10:17 PM

I started 4-1 which was scary, i have spent a lot of time farming though, im soul level 32 but i have only finished 1-1 and 2-1 so far. Plenty of arrows are a must then.. as im not the best shot with a bow lol, I will make sure i stock up before i attempt it
0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

05
/16

McWopper

  • Offline
95%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
McWopper
Accepted Solution

Magic is effective against Tower Knight, but again timing is required.

 

It's true about the sense of accomplishment, they built the game with that as the major target.  And most who've played it a while would probably agree that the game isn't hard like the critics try to warn people.  It simply needs to be learned, usually by mistakes.  I started another character last night and got through 1-1 on soul level 1 without getting even half killed.

 

I've gone through in this order - 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 4-1, 2-2, 2-3 and now I'm doing 3-1.  I've visited all areas I have access to.  I liked 4-1 when I first went there because you can get a lot of souls there, especially from being a Blue Phantom.  At the start of 4-2 is the best soul collecting area I have found so far.  5000 souls (WT) for firing 2-5 arrows, not far from the archstone.

 

I think they've done a brilliant job of asking you to adapt for each area.  Whether a weapon change is needed or a different strategy to the fighting, and of course all the bosses are different. 

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

03
/16

spacehamsterZH

  • Offline
90%
03 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
spacehamsterZH
Accepted Solution

What I really don't understand is all the fuss about the fact that you lose your souls if you die. I really don't see how that's as big of a deal as some reviews are making it out to be.

 

Other than that, it's just a game that you have to actually get good at in order to get anywhere. But so far I've found everything to be really easy once you figure out how to do it. You just have to be patient, focus and play smart. Nine out of ten times when I die, my mistake is perfectly obvious and has something to do with running in half-cocked and without thinking. Nothing wrong with that. I guess some people just don't like intelligent games, ahem.

0 Kudos

Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

Beta Tester
10
/16

InfiniteStates

  • Beta Tester
  • Offline
94%
10 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
InfiniteStates
Accepted Solution

spacehamsterZH wrote:

What I really don't understand is all the fuss about the fact that you lose your souls if you die. I really don't see how that's as big of a deal as some reviews are making it out to be.


It's not a big deal - you never lose anything thing in this game other than your time.

 

As far as I can recall, I've not heard anyone who's played this game say they don't like it...

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

03
/16

spacehamsterZH

  • Offline
90%
03 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
spacehamsterZH
Accepted Solution

InfiniteStates hat geschrieben: 

As far as I can recall, I've not heard anyone who's played this game say they don't like it...


I've found one online review somewhere that was negative, but the complaints were ridiculous. Among other things, the guy said there's too much trial and error, which is total horse-doodoo of course, and sure enough the only evidence of trial and error he actually produced was that the game doesn't tell you which weapon works best in which situation, you have to figure it out for yourself. I laughed. And even he had to admit there's a lot to like about it, he seemed more frustrated by the fact that the game made him work at being able to look at all the purdy environments.

 

I can see how it's not for everyone, though, it certainly forces you to practice a lot to get good with no reward other than getting good. Compare this to the latest Ratchet and Clank where you unlock a new upgrade or a gadget every five minutes just for running around and shooting a lot. But for me, it's made me remember the olden days when you had to actually be good at a game to beat it, you couldn't just stumble blindly to the next checkpoint and hope you'd get lucky on the 500th attempt. And that sure doesn't work in Demon's Souls either.

0 Kudos

Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

02
/16

DeAd_H0miE

  • Offline
80%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
DeAd_H0miE
Accepted Solution
sorry if this has been asked before, but does anyone know of a good location to get shards/chunks of spiderstone? i have had a few spiderstone drops in stage 2-2 from the miners, but not many. im looking to upgrade my bow to a sticky compound long bow
0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

Beta Tester
10
/16

InfiniteStates

  • Beta Tester
  • Offline
94%
10 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
InfiniteStates
Accepted Solution

DeAd_H0miE wrote:
...does anyone know of a good location to get shards/chunks of spiderstone?

Here you go ;)

 

Spiderstone

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

05
/16

McWopper

  • Offline
95%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
McWopper
Accepted Solution
I did 3-1 last night.  I thought the key was right up near the arrow firing statue.  Didn't realise you can reach it without getting in range of the arrows.  Fools Idol was the easiest boss so far for me.  Only took a few arrows.
0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

02
/16

arzosahr

  • Offline
80%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
arzosahr
Accepted Solution

I go thru all of 4-1 last night only to die in 2 swipes of the adjudicators tongue (i saw the stairs as i died lol)

Oh well maybe tonight...

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

02
/16

DeAd_H0miE

  • Offline
80%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
DeAd_H0miE
Accepted Solution

InfiniteStates wrote:

DeAd_H0miE wrote:
...does anyone know of a good location to get shards/chunks of spiderstone?

Here you go ;)

 

Spiderstone


Domo arigato
0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

02
/16

xoktu180

  • Offline
96%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
xoktu180
Accepted Solution

Any tips for starting off well right from the off? Apart from gritting my teeth & hoping for the best.

 

I wanna do this right...

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

Beta Tester
10
/16

InfiniteStates

  • Beta Tester
  • Offline
94%
10 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
InfiniteStates
Accepted Solution

DeAd_H0miE wrote:
Domo arigato

I'm going to assume that means "thanks" or something and say "no worries". But you better not have just called me gay or something... ;)

 

 


xoktu180 wrote:

Any tips for starting off well right from the off? Apart from gritting my teeth & hoping for the best.

 

I wanna do this right...


Everything spacehamster said, plus I'd add don't specialise in melee, magic or archery too early. Level them up evenly until you find what works for you best or what you prefer. And don't worry about dying lol. Actually, dead is a preferred state for me on this game...

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

05
/16

McWopper

  • Offline
95%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
McWopper
Accepted Solution
My character is a reasonable all rounder.  It's fine but you can get shown up by Black Phantom invaders, not that you should plan your game for those rarer encounters.
0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

Beta Tester
10
/16

InfiniteStates

  • Beta Tester
  • Offline
94%
10 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
InfiniteStates
Accepted Solution

McWopper wrote:
I'm planning to approach the thing that shoots loads of arrows in 3-1 soon.  Will any shield protect me or do I need a big one to hide behind?

Nothing will protect you - avoid getting hit at all costs.

 

Spoiler(?) tip (highlight to view): when you first come across the arrow tower, you simply need to cross it's path once to get a key. I believe you can come back along a ledge that avoids the arrows, otherwise just cross the path like you did first time. Don't worry about all the goodies - later on you'll come out behind the tower and can switch it off. End spoiler.

0 Kudos

Re: Demon's Souls Q & A

03
/16

spacehamsterZH

  • Offline
90%
03 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
spacehamsterZH
Accepted Solution

xoktu180 hat geschrieben:

Any tips for starting off well right from the off?


 

 I don't think there's really that much you can do wrong at the beginning that will be a permanent problem. Do take the time to read the descriptions of the character classes before choosing one - I was very glad I started out with a hunter and had a bow from the get-go because I really like having that option. That, and don't kill any of the good guy NPCs like merchants or the Maiden in Black because they'll be gone for good if you do.

0 Kudos

Betreff: Demon's Souls Q & A

03
/16

spacehamsterZH

  • Offline
90%
03 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
spacehamsterZH
Accepted Solution

InfiniteStates hat geschrieben:
Actually, dead is a preferred state for me on this game...

Yeah, I haven't really found an enormous benefit to being in body form so far either apart from the higher HP, and if you have a Cling Ring, that becomes kind of a non-issue as well. I have 3 Stones of Ephemeral Eyes, and I honestly don't know when and why to use them.

 

By the way, made it up to the fog portal before the boss in 2-1 today (then turned and ran because I'm a big yellabelly.) It's almost disappointing how easy this one is compared to 1-2...

0 Kudos

Betreff: Demon's Souls Q & A

02
/16

xoktu180

  • Offline
96%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
xoktu180
Accepted Solution

Cheers guys.

 

Judging from what I've seen so far, it seems like I have to take my sweet time with pretty much every move I take. Any idea of what character I should make at the start? I'll try & even out my skills like you guys said.

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Demon's Souls Q & A

03
/16

spacehamsterZH

  • Offline
90%
03 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
spacehamsterZH
Accepted Solution

xoktu180 hat geschrieben:

 

 

Judging from what I've seen so far, it seems like I have to take my sweet time with pretty much every move I take.


 

Pretty much. Patience and a tactical approach to fighting are key here, but once you get good at it, it's really rewarding because you're slicing down guys that used to scare the crap out of you.

 

What class you pick really depends on your personal preference, but like I said, I've found the bow that comes with the hunter to be really, really handy, so that would be my recommendation.

0 Kudos

Betreff: Re: Betreff: Demon's Souls Q & A

02
/16

xoktu180

  • Offline
96%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
xoktu180
Accepted Solution

spacehamsterZH wrote:

xoktu180 hat geschrieben:

 

 

Judging from what I've seen so far, it seems like I have to take my sweet time with pretty much every move I take.


 

Pretty much. Patience and a tactical approach to fighting are key here, but once you get good at it, it's really rewarding because you're slicing down guys that used to scare the crap out of you.

 

What class you pick really depends on your personal preference, but like I said, I've found the bow that comes with the hunter to be really, really handy, so that would be my recommendation.


Ok, cool.

 

I might try your suggestion. i'll guess I'll be back with updates when I start playing (won't be for a week or so yet)

0 Kudos

Re: Betreff: Re: Betreff: Demon's Souls Q & A

View our house rules for posts
Post Reply Update Reply Cancel