History YMMV / DemonsSouls

21st May '16 9:04:28 PM nombretomado
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** The World Tendency system is certainly good on paper and well intentioned, but it unfairly punished new players by increasing the difficulty of the worlds while also weakening the difficulty for players who wanted more of a challenge. There are also sidequests and hidden weapons exclusive to either pure white/black tendency, and the tendency always adjust to the server average(usually grey tendency) when playing online after you turn back on the PS3, so many players felt they HAD to manipulate to system in order to get anywhere.

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** The World Tendency system is certainly good on paper and well intentioned, but it unfairly punished new players by increasing the difficulty of the worlds while also weakening the difficulty for players who wanted more of a challenge. There are also sidequests and hidden weapons exclusive to either pure white/black tendency, and the tendency always adjust to the server average(usually grey tendency) when playing online after you turn back on the PS3, [=PS3=], so many players felt they HAD to manipulate to system in order to get anywhere.
1st May '16 12:09:23 PM VeryMelon
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** Also can be considered for Rydell for first-time players in 3-1. Hearing someone yelling and begging you to help them when you can't see them made this troper very nervous.
1st May '16 11:59:51 AM VeryMelon
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* FakeDifficulty: While the game does a fairly good job of averting this, the second boss of the Tower of Latria, [[ThatOneBoss the Maneater]], is blatantly unfair and borders on being a LuckBasedMission. To elaborate:
** ALL of the Maneater's attacks will knock you back or flatten you if you fail to block or dodge them, and due to how quickly it recovers from its attack animations, it's possible for a single failed dodge or broken guard to kill you because [[CycleOfHurting it can repeatedly knock you down before you're even capable of recovering.]]
** It takes very little damage to make the Maneater flinch, but because it recovers so quickly, it's possible for it to recover from a counter hit and attack you before your melee swing animation is even complete. This makes slower two handed weapons, such as greatswords, all but impossible to use effectively.
** The Maneater's [[ArtificialStupidity pathfinding and targeting AI is spotty]], to say the least, and its pounce attack covers so much distance that it will frequently jump off the bridge it's fought on and be forced to fly away and reorient itself. The combined result is the Maneater spending a full 30 or more seconds out of range for even the White Bow because it can't figure out how to land on the bridge. It's entirely possible for [[spoiler: the second Maneater to arrive]] before you even take down a tenth of the Maneater's health, simply because it got stuck where you couldn't attack it.
** The fight takes place on a rather narrow bridge where it is extremely easy to get knocked off by one of the Maneater's attacks or simply dodge rolling in the wrong direction.
** The fact that [[spoiler: it's a DualBoss and you're faced to fight TWO of them at once in a confined space]] in the face of all the other glaring issues, compared to the [[NintendoHard brutally punishing but fair]] difficulty and level of polish throughout the rest of the game makes it apparent that the Maneater [[TheyJustDidntCare wasn't made with quality in mind.]]
27th Mar '16 5:54:08 AM Shadeblade11
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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler:After all you've went through getting there, the final boss turns out to be a barely animate blob. Considering the blob's former form was a contender for ThatOneBoss, beating it up manages to be quite satisfying anyway.]]

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* AnticlimaxBoss: AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:After all you've went through getting there, the final boss turns out to be a barely animate blob. Considering the blob's former form was a contender for ThatOneBoss, beating it up manages to be quite satisfying anyway.]]
17th Mar '16 4:01:03 PM KyleJacobs
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* BestLevelEver: World 3, the Tower of Latria. An incredible and varied atmosphere, memorable foes, a harsh but fair challenge, and an overall sense that you're progressing through an enormous world. If only it didn't also contain [[ThatOneBoss the Maneater...]]
12th Dec '15 11:47:08 AM MrUnderhill
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* PlayerPunch: Killing Garl tends to make people feel real bad about it.

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* PlayerPunch: Killing Fighting [[AntiVillain Maiden Astraea and Garl tends to make people feel real bad Vinland]]. It's around here where many players stop feeling good about it.slaying demons and [[HeelRealization start wondering if they're]] ''[[HeelRealization playing]]'' [[HeelRealization as one.]]
27th Nov '15 3:45:45 PM GKG
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* MostWonderfulSound: Tying into the above trope, ''every single word out of the Maiden's mouth''. Is that accent weird ? For sure. Is it incredibly sweet to the ear and soothing ? You betcha. It's no wonder people were happy when the voice actress returned to voice a character in VideoGame/BloodBorne.
26th Nov '15 11:57:48 PM AquaRegia
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** Another boss that can be ThatOneBoss is the Old Monk. It can be because [[spoiler: if you play online, the boss can in fact be another player. Another player whose headdress shoots blasts that do a decent amount of damage. A skilled player being the Old Monk, especially if they have healing items and/or a weapon with a status ailment you weren't expecting, can be a real nightmare.]]


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** The Old Monk has a gimmick that can qualify him as one. He [[spoiler: summons another player in the same level range who is attempting to co-op or invade in any block of Latria. The player gets a boosted health pool, full access to healing items and spells, spirit form advantages like higher damage and Foe's Ring, all of their equipment sans their headpiece, and some boss-only advantages like an automatic, infinite-use homing soulmass attack. If you're unlucky, he'll summon an experienced player who will probably proceed to wipe you out unless you have some competent co-op buddies. In the case that Old Monk doesn't summon another player, though, he'll just be a glorified black phantom NPC who isn't particularly powerful or smart.]]
22nd Jul '15 5:09:03 AM CalSantiago
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* FanPreferredCouple: The Slayer of Demons is more or less exclusively paired up with the Maiden in Black in fan works. There's also plenty of support for Maiden Astraea and Garl Vinland, which is pretty much semi-canon.


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** Garl Vinland's squid helmet.
23rd Apr '15 2:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualLicensee: Definitely one of [[http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o312/oracrest/Demons%20Souls/1271717936246.jpg the best game adaptations]] of ''{{Berserk}}'' yet.

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* SpiritualLicensee: Definitely one of [[http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o312/oracrest/Demons%20Souls/1271717936246.jpg the best game adaptations]] of ''{{Berserk}}'' ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' yet.
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