Does anyone else feel like Dark Souls 3 (and Elden Ring) is missing something that the first two games had?

Does anyone else feel like Dark Souls 3 (and Elden Ring) is missing something that the first two games had? I think I might call it a sense of adventure. Dark Souls 1 and 2 had this in boatloads but 3 and Elden Ring just feel kinda soulless, although the gameplay of 3 is good.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, Dark Souls III is the collapse and ending of the story, it felt that way and was designed like that. Elden Ring does feel off, but idk why.
    >Dark Souls II
    lmao, that one is utterly soulless.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fair enough on DS3 I guess, although I don't like it personally. DS2 is nowhere near being soulless though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Shulva
        >the DLC
        lmao, ok.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, the DLC counts as part of the game.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          why are you laughing

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think you are insane
    anon out

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Elden Ring is the best in the series for that adventure feel and DS3 is great aside from all the grey and the shit lighting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Elden Ring is the best in the serious for adventure
      Horrible take lol

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I enjoyed the upper one a lot more though. I like the asthetic a lot more too.

      Lower is more "beautiful" i give you that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can skip the top if you pay the humanity tax, can't skip the bottom without glitches

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >entire castle is just untextured mesh
    >fromturdware got away with this

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ds3

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah... I think it needs a broken deadzone and shitty controls, some non-rooted animations that make the character look like he's sliding around and then you have dark souls 2 2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      asking the player to handle different weapons and commit to their actions is asking a lot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DS2 isn't for stupid people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you do know that webm you posted was literally created to prove the superiority of DS2 right ?
      The fact that in DS2 you can't mindlessly aim 360 degrees around you and have to actually think about how you move and where you can attack ?
      lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ah yes, the controls being shittier is just kino for hxc gamers. My mistake

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't fucking stand how in ds2 ultra greatswords just have zero camera tracking for some reason

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its so you can free aim the attacks while locked on

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    (1) fast travel needs to be disabled or unlocked in late game
    (2) the hub area needs to be direct connected to the rest of the game area, or at least the main part of the game area prior to unlocking fast travel

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve only played demon’s, ds1 and elden ring, and the first two are way better than elden ring, but that’s probably mostly due to the open world aspect as I felt the legacy dungeons were pretty good. Elden ring also just feels too long and too big. It’s fun to try a new build and do a quick run through of demon’s or ds1, you can’t really do that in elden ring, so in that way it kind of lacks replayability. Imo, I would say demon’s is probably the best out of all of them. While being the shortest, it is also the most “complete” experience with its consistent atmosphere and gameplay that doesn’t suffer from some of the unpolished late game sections that ds1 did. I also enjoyed how every stage and boss in demon’s kind of had its own unique “gimmick”. Some of the levels in ds1 by comparison just feel feel generic and repetitive. Given that ds1 had already lost some of the magic that demon’s had, I can only imagine that the series continued to get worse as it progressed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DeS had good levels but a lot of it is worse than Dark Souls. Healing items, shitty build variety, faith is almost useless, world isn't interconnected. I don't prefer gimmicky bosses either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >faith is almost useless
        Bro, the regen tank build is like the most op build in the game, what are you talking about?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DaS3 is pretty linear but imo it's the most fun game to just turn on and run through thanks to how tightly it's designed. Despite the linearity you can get most builds rolling pretty quick, only faith lags behind a bit since the pure miracle playstyle doesn't really come online until you get Lightning Stake (and its a pretty distinct playstyle from the other casters to the point where most players can't figure it out and just dismiss it), but even then Faith builds can just leech off pyro until then.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Souls 1 is a game Miyazaki wanted to make and his way of having a second go at the same style of game after Demon's Souls, changing up a few things with the gameplay and world design. Dark Souls 2 had people working on it that wanted to try different things and a general different approach to the game despite keeping the core gameplay, it feels more like a King's Field game, especially the story. We know they wanted to do much more with it but couldn't. Dark Souls 3 feels like a contractual obligation that miyazaki had to fulfill. It's just Bloodborne-lite with none of the things that made Bloodborne good. Elden Ring feels like a cash grab, and it worked, because it's just modded dark souls 3 and does nothing new and adds nothing of value in general. The story is more nonsense that will never make sense and ultimately does nothing for anyone even if you do piece together some pieces.

    The entire souls shit is tired and worn out, they need something new. They've needed something new after Bloodborne, honestly. And they did have something new: Sekiro. But for whatever reason they found it necessary to backtrack and shit out elden ring AKA dark souls 3.5 which was fucking stupid of them. They can make real video games when they aren't focused on souls shit roll simulators, but sadly that's what their cultists want most.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dark Souls 3 feels like a contractual obligation that miyazaki had to fulfill. It's just Bloodborne-lite with none of the things that made Bloodborne good
      At least the gameplay of DS3 was pretty fun, and Gael was a good way to close out the series. You're right that Elden Ring was a cashgrab, one that I fell for. I always find myself reaching for ds1, 2, 3, or Bloodborne (haven't played Demon's yet, should get RPCS3 set up for it).
      >And they did have something new: Sekiro
      Sekiro was a good change of pace and a good game, but I'm not very fond of the levels and I hate the minibosses. I just beat it this week and Isshin was a cool boss, he did take me a while though lol.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the problem with Sekiro is that samurais are gay and I therefore won't play it
      remake it with cool french duelists or something and I may consider it

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've beaten DS1 and Sekiro, and Elden Ring was stuttering on my PC despite meeting recommend hardware, so I'm left with DS2 and DS3, is DS2 worth playing?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're all worth playing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's definitely worth playing. I personally put 1, 2, and 3 on the same level, Bloodborne ahead of them, and Sekiro slightly below them. Elden Ring is way below everything else. I need to get to playing Demon's

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All soulscuck 'games' are garbage and so are their players. Die.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bloodborne is great, that's definitely the best one. It's not cool to be a contrarian

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I felt this with Bloodborne at release, by then I was already tired of Souls games but now you see newfags all over the internet praising it as From Software magnum opus and shit like that lol
    Just like people will do in half a decade with elden ring

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are your issues with Bloodborne?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did they nerf the whip tracking in DS2? I was having fun powerstancing poison-infused whips and smacking the shit out of the blood arena, and then they massacred my boy.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ds3 is boss rush teitch syream zoomer trash with nostalgia member berries for good measure. Everything wrong with gaming.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At least it's fun. I hate Soul of Cinder with a passion but Gael and Midir are cool. The Ringed City in general is great

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Soul of Cinder is soul though. Having it cycle through various fighting styles was really cool, and the climax with it reverting to the Gwyn moveset, with his theme coming in, was fantastic.
        DaS3 has some really obnoxious and pointless memberberry moments, but SoC was handled well.
        Also love Freida and Nameless King, all DaS3 late game bosses are great.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Having it cycle through various fighting styles was really cool, and the climax with it reverting to the Gwyn moveset
          Maybe in its mechanics but it just feels like cheap fanservice to me. I like to think of Gael as the final boss of the game because it's actually interesting.
          >love Friede
          Feels like a Bloodborne boss in Dark Souls. Not a fan
          >Nameless King
          I find his first phase a lot harder than the second, interestingly. No Midir? No Demon Prince?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean I just said all the late game bosses are great anon. The only DLC boss that isn't really all that great is the one dude and the giant wolf, which just felt like filler.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Okay lol. I'm still right about Soul of Cinder vs Gael though

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think a lot of it has to do with the color palettes.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With DS3 I was kind of disappointed with how isolated the hub felt. In DS1 it was always a pleasant surprise to open up a shortcut back to the shrine. When ever you saw an NPC sitting around the shrine, they felt like they were simply just passing through as a natural cause of their journey.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DaS2 has the best hub. A true center point, has most important NPCs but in a way that feels organic, and I don't know if it's just the godly music carrying it in this regard but it's comfy as fuck. Firelink Shrine in 1 never feels like a full fledged hub and in 3 it's forced too hard into the role despite its isolation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hunter's Dream or Majula? I'd pick Majula but the Hunter's Dream is cool

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have never played any of the Sony exclusive Souls titles.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bloodborne is good. You could play Demon's Souls on an emulator.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Dark Souls
    >the first game
    You'd have a point if you didn't bring up Elden Ring

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I meant the first Dark Souls game you retard. And what about Elden Ring?

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