These new Dark Souls 2 screens have a covenant to share

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Good kids get games such as Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield for Christmas. Bad children get their console locked to only play Dark Souls, while parents laugh at them as they die over and over again. Dark Souls 2 is on the way, and while it may not make it for this Christmas, these screenshots should make a decent stocking filler.

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The screenshots above, courtesy of VG247, highlight Covenants, multiplayer modes which allow players to “help, rescue, invade, protect, and take on several positions within the world.” The game is out next year March on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and will arrive in vanilla, special and collector’s editions.

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  • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

    Still haven’t played Dark Souls… and I don’t think I’m into self torture enough to actually play it.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      I am gonna get it soon! I wanna see how good I am at dieing! lol

      • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

        Lol! I’m not putting myself through that… no matter how good the game is.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          It’s worth it. Seriously. The sense of accomplishment you get when (finally) getting something right is better than any other game I’ve played recently.

          • RyseandRepeat

            Totally agree with you. I got a similar, albeit, not as intense feeling from Xcom.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You agree with me? You’ve stopped taking your meds again haven’t you!

            PS. I still need to play Xcom :/

          • RyseandRepeat

            uh uh, on this day, a day of morning I shall not fight thee! However, the pent up aggression it will create will mean I am a real bastard to you on Monday ;)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Very well, truce for the day. *ignores spelling mistake & golden opportunity for “bastard” insult*

          • RyseandRepeat

            Ouch, man. That is NOT a truce! Your face makes the world sad!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol of course it is. I just pointed out that I had a fantastic opportunity & let it go. In any event, I apologise :)

          • RyseandRepeat

            Mmm… Your face makes the world smile? 0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Arnt you always a bastard to him?? 0_o

          • RyseandRepeat

            Yes, that is the point. I won’t be today. Will be x2 on Monday :)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Look forward to monday then :)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            P.s you still need to play many many MANY games…. on consoles.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Like FF VIII? ;)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You will cry tears when you see some games on next gen…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Like this one?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Dude I care not for silly space ships… would be nice but not something to say BUY ME NOW!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Oh ye of little faith. You make me a sad panda, Tim. Right now baby Jesus is crying, because of you.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Then let him cry.

          • Shodan

            I am currently playing a DEX bow build only…. Fun as hell but difficult as can be expected XD

        • TiMsTeR1033

          If it is MP we can team up!! seriously you need to jam Halo with me! kick the living shit outta those fools! (edit yes I am huge fan of mp in halo games)

          • Lego Witcher of the Squirrels

            I’ve hardly even started Halo 3 and haven’t tried the MP yet.

      • Stew

        PREPARE TO DIE!

    • RyseandRepeat

      It is actually amazing. Get the game and I can come help you.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        It MP?

        • RyseandRepeat

          In a sense. I played with OVG by summoning him with a special rune.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            guess you need the special rune first!

          • RyseandRepeat

            I think you get it at the beginning of the game. It’s not MP like GTAV. You can ‘summon’ your friend to help you on a level. He cannot progress to the next level but does gain experience. When you kill the end boss of a level they vanish, but you can summon them again when you start the next level. ONLY IF it is the same level they have completed though.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Sounds like not really Mp same way Fable was not really MP lol

          • RyseandRepeat

            Yeah. But that’s the point of DS, it’s supposed to be hard :)

  • ElimiNathan

    Lol I think that’s what hell is, Dark Souls on repeat for infinity and you HAVE to play

    • Hammersteyn

      Send me to hell anytime then.

  • JHN

    Some of the screens look awsum but others are abit meh..

  • Admiral Chief of Souls

    Tonight, I will FINALLY have time to jam again

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    A lot of people don’t have enough time to die repeatedly and wait for loading screens.. At least that’s why I didn’t get dark souls.. Correct me if my impression is wrong please :D

    • Umar Seeker of Truth

      If you suck at the game, then yup, you will see the loading screens a lot. But the thing is right, people are like , oh Dark Souls is so hard and it’s all about dying. Well, if they actually learnt from their mistakes and played skillfully , then the true beauty of Dark Souls will come through. Gamers just don’t have the conviction anymore to master a game

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        You have sold the game to me, friend!

        • Umar Seeker of Truth

          :) Great! It’s a really awesome game

  • RyseandRepeat

    Man I cannot wait! Just need to finish the first now… Maybe I’ll use my leave for that…

    • Brenz

      Go do it man, when its finally over you have a sense of accomplishment like in no other game. And then you are allowed to gloat and laugh at the fools who cant do it.
      How far are you?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I need to finish it too. I think the upcoming leave will be about finishing games I started but never finished. Dark Souls, LA Noire & AC Revelations in particular. I’m sure there’s more.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        La Noire was GREAT GAME!

    • Umar Seeker of Truth

      Leave well spent!

  • Umar Seeker of Truth

    Dark Souls isn’t unreasonably hard. If you die it is actually your fault and you can easily overcome a situation with perseverance and skill, traits which modern gaming no longer requires. Also, DS has one of the most amazing story and lore in gaming

    • Brenz

      Its not unreasonable if you pay attention and learn as you go. Hard yes, but unfair no. Except for that asshole capra demon, no matter how many times i play every time i get to him i will suffer for minimum an hour until that gap appears.

      • Umar Seeker of Truth

        Yup, and that is the whole point of the game. Learn and become better at the game. It really makes you a better gamer and person. and damn man, fighting in that lil enclosed place lol If you’re a fatty roller, you’re gonna have a hard time

      • TiMsTeR1033

        An hour for an opening? how does DS work? Someone explain to me?

        • Brenz

          its just this specific boss, if the first 5 seconds of the fight dont go your way, then 90% chance you will lose.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            DAMN! sounds like a testing kind game! I like!

          • Brenz

            Its amazing, every gamer should at least give it a try. It will obviously not be everyones cuppa tea, but if you are one of those who come to enjoy and are able to play, then it will be one of the most amazing adventures of your gaming memory.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed, it’s just I wish checkpoints were positioned closer to boss battles. It’s time consuming to fight all the monsters to get to the boss. When I got to the final boss in Dark Souls I specked my character for stamina and basically just sprinted past all the monster to get the boss.

      Orher than that it’s a one of a kind game along with Demon Souls which was a lot harder to be honest.

      • Umar Seeker of Truth

        Lol man I remember Smough and Ornstein, the checkpoint was horrible, with those huge Golden Kinghts…I feel that pain

        • Brenz

          oh lord, i spent 2 days at them. so many attempts, and for a boss so hard they were having a total laugh putting the bonfire so far away.
          tears, but epic at the same time

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Yeah, so many attempts too, was the one time I really wanted to rage quit the game

          • Brenz

            i raged when i ran out of humanity and couldnt summon solaire anymore. revise entire tactic and die,die,die

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Praise the Sun!! LOL Solaire was a life saver jeez, I love that dude so so much

          • RyseandRepeat

            Me too man. He was literally a life saver!

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Yeah, I kinda feel really bad for him, and at one point on the game something happens to him, you can save him but I doubt anyone without a walkthrough would know what to do

          • Brenz

            you save him by giving humanity to quelaags sister. cant remeber how many or the name of the covenant, but its a lot, i never did it.
            it opens a door with a scene that allows you to save him (courtesy of walkthrough lol)

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Yup and you have to get something before he does as well. and I wonder how many people actually found her sister without a walkthrough. So many secrets lol

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            haha. When I opened the secret door to her location I saw the egg-infested guy & immediately shot the crap out of him. Only found out afterwards I wasn’t meant to kill him.

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            LMFAO! Yeah, I mean he looks exactly like the demons in the next area. Poor guy

          • Brenz

            lol thats so annoying! i did that a few times with other npc’s, started over many times due to mistakes like that!

          • Brenz

            what class did you play?

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Started as wanderer , went for strength build which was dumb of me , but Zweihander man…..brings tears to my eyes lol 2nd game started as Wanderer again then went for a dex build + Quelaag sword….Z..O..M..G so much more fun playing a dex char

          • Brenz

            i played pyromancer as i always choose the damage spellcaster in games. was fun, but there are so many other options to explore i wish i had.

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Pyromance is nice, magic was much cooler in this game than Demon. But I like melee. Go for a new game + man lol, so much fun playing again

          • Brenz

            i did start, but i have so many games to play, they stare at me and i dont have the time for them all!
            i want to start demons souls, and just started tales of xillia last night…

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Nice, well you started some good games at least :) Hows Xillia so far?

          • Brenz

            i only played for a little while so still in the intro, just wanted to get the ball rolling so cant give an honest impression yet, but fighting system seems fun so far. have you played it?

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Nope, waiting till price comes down. Huge Tales fan, but still playing Vesperia so can’t justify buying Xillia now. Hope it’s awesome and you enjoy!

          • Brenz

            yeah i picked it up 2nd hand, traded in ni no kuni and paid R100 for xillia.
            I got a shop i go to for very decent 2nd hand trade ins

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Really? Where you situated? that sounds awesome. I usually buy on Sagamer.co.za and some guy started a store actually, called GameTradersa which has some good prices

          • Brenz

            Im in cape town. there is a shop called X dvd & games in Plumstead at the Prospur centre. He does great value trades. where are you?

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            In CT as well, nice! I’m gonna check this place out, sounds much better than BT lol

          • Brenz

            oh definitely, i traded at bt once and they gave me such a raping i couldnt sit down and play my new games. last time i trade there!

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            Indeed, their trade in rates are atrocious lol but some of their 2nd game prices are decent though. But shot for the little tip on X, gonna have a look, save money wherever I can lol But you should check out sagamer, I bought a Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom Fighting Stick + steel book Injustice for R300 lol you get some nice deals there

          • Brenz

            ok cool, i will check it out, always keen for a good deal!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’m using Quelaag’s Fury sword right now. Got my strength up enough to use a big shield, but wearing very light armour to offset it’s weight so I can still roll when I need too.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          That’s the only boss fight where I eventually summoned help to finish. The worst part is I nearly got through it on my very first attempt.

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            me too. Especially when they go all Super Sayain, gosh..I just ran around like an ass hoping for an opening lol ….the memories

          • RyseandRepeat

            Really? Didn’t think he was so hard, killed him very quickly!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Which one :P

          • RyseandRepeat

            Oh sorry, thought you were talking about the Capra demon. Smough and Ornstein murdered my soul so many times I cannot remember.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Maybe you a great gamer and the rest all just suck hahahaha

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            you killed Smough and Ornstein quickly…nice!

          • RyseandRepeat

            No no, lol. I was reading above, thought this was regarding the Capra demon, no way. Smough and Ornstein whispered ‘Papa wag vir yo’ so many times I cannot begin to count :(

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            oh Capra wasn’t too hard, just the place you fight him was crap and LOLZ @papa wag vir jou! lol yeah, S & O was really a killer boss fight

        • Hammersteyn

          Two on one seemed hardly fair. I just ran a away from the fat one the whole time.

      • Brenz

        if there were checkpoints conveniently placed by all the bosses then you wouldnt be afraid of dieing, and that is part of the tension and fun, that panic that you have to succeed or do it all again.
        and besides, once you have done a section a couple times, it becomes a cake walk if you have learnt it and you back at the boss in minutes.

        I got demons souls but havent started it yet…

        • Hammersteyn

          I agree it’s a cakewalk because you know the layout by hand, it’s just time wasting in the end because it’s not like you get enough souls to level up in the latter stages.

          • Brenz

            yes repeating the same section does become tiresome when the reward is so little.
            but i think the game wouldnt have been so punishing if they had included conveniently placed bonfires

  • Hendrik

    Not on PS4?

  • Anon A Mouse

    I have so many games still to finish. Just look at all this awesomeness….

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