Imagine an alternate universe where Demon's Souls flops in both Japan and the west, making From Software shut down and we never got the surge of ...

Imagine an alternate universe where Demon's Souls flops in both Japan and the west, making From Software shut down and we never got the surge of Souls games. Imagine how good the industry would be.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The industry would just latch onto some other good trend and exploit the hell out of it, which is exactly what happened with Soulslikes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. 2d platformer and rogue likes would have still taken off

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Souls derangement syndrome

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Souls derangement syndrome
      >when the permanently moronic legitimately believe Souls games were ever good
      the official definition now. thanks!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More like Kingsfield was an eye opening moment into how far froms game design has fallen

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    zoomer. when the souls games got big, mainstream games were the most mindless press A to win trash imaginable. souls was a breath of fresh air

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >game with unacceptable frame rate and terrible controls was a breath of fresh air
      THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF PROJECTING ZOOMERS
      AHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >terrible controls
        acquire skill

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          more like acquire the dsfix patch made by fans
          the sheer incompetence from fromsoftware

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ninja Gaiden 2 came out a year before Soulshit. Literally rebbit meme.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine pretending Mass Effect, Gears of War, Call of Duty, and other toddlermode AAA weren't at their zenith when DeS and DaS1 came out. The industry was trying as hard as it fricking could to hold your hand and wipe your ass for you to the point of CoD npcs having literal glowing arrows floating over their heads that said "FOLLOW"

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Those are shooters, not action games. Soulshit replaced action games with making them more braindead and slower. Shooters are still going strong.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Soulshit replaced action games with making them more braindead and slower.
            No, God of War did that

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              old god of war is way faster than even bloodborne and its not as brain dead in higher difficulties

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            most of those action games had qte cancer and prioritized cutscenes over gameplay

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              LMAO. Souls games priorotize presentation over gameplay, there is a reason why you still have OTS camera against giant bosses in Souls games, there is a reason why you can't animation cancel in Souls games. People jerk off to weapon and dodge animations and people still demand bloodborne dashes as if it's any different than a roll mechanically. Medieval fantasy-slop + OTS cinematic gameplay + le deep lore = normalgay magnet.

              Enemy variety is good but not good enough to carry a combat system that's as deep as a puddle.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >NOOOOO I NEED MY WAVEDASH SHINESPARK OR IT'S NOT A REAL ACTION GAME
                Literally have a nice day

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I need more than just whack-a-mole for zoomers
                Yes

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >why isn't this game DMC or NG, ugh
                Go play DMC and NG then moron, Souls games existing doesn't cancel those games out

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                DMC died in favor of Dragon's Slopma, NG died in favor of Niggoh, both of them are soulslop. Even Dad of War plays more like Dark Souls than GoW itself, no aerial combat, not jumping, OTS camera etc.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >DMC died
                DMC5 was a success and one of the better DMC games, I don't know why you think it's still 2013 but a lot of time has passed since the Donte reveal

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                DMCV is the most successful game in the series
                NG hasn't had a good game since Itagaki left.
                None of this has to do with Souls.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Itsuno is a moron and has no but himself to blame. Why are action tards victim playing Black folk and trannies? They have no one but their stupid boomer creators to blame.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It would save the AAA industry ngl.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If that happened Boss fights as a concept would be extinct.

    Remember all the articles and opinion Peices from early 2010’s about how “boss fights are an embarrassing relic of gaming infantile years”. Games media was pushing that narrative hard, and devs agreed with them because making boss fights is by car least efficient part of gsme dev, it’s a ton of effort and unique assets/code for something that only appears once.

    Late 2000’s early 2010’s was era of the QTE final boss. Remember RAGE? Giving you BFG in final mission and most players never fired it because you only fought small groups of weak mobs, then game ended? Or Halo 4?

    Dark Souls litterally saved boss fights, and arguably difficulty as a whole in games. Devs/publishers realised that this stuff sold well and got tons of attention from Media/YouTube etc.. and Media realised they could make free money by making boss fight rankings. And pandering to people who enjoyed that.

    Now even super normie games try have good boss fights usually. Do you really think Nu-God-of-War would’ve included Valkyries/Beserkers as optional super bosses if Souls didn’t exist?

    It’s possible that without Souls some other game would’ve sparked same change in opinion. But it’s not garunteed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hate to admit it but you are right, i do remember how they wanted to get rid of boss fights because they were too lazy to design bosses at all.

      i also remember how there were some articles saying shit like, in the future you will be able to skip gameplay and shit like that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This
      Idiots like OP forgot that before Souls games Cowaduty was the biggest trends and after that linear third person above the shoulder aim shooters

      Gaming would be way worse without souls remembering concepts of hard games and boss fights

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah it brought back a lot of the things that made me love videogames in the first place like exploration and good boss fights, but im so tired of souls games and its clones, sadly they are still the better option compared to what else is available (big empty open worlds or movie games) at least there are some good indie games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember the whole thing with Ken Levine talking about how he wanted to eschew "gamey" stuff like bosses. The 7th-generation era was the peak era of self-hating vidya devs being open with hating video games. Nowadays even cinematic games HAVE to put some gameplay-focused segments to it, back then the industry would applaud the absence of gameplay entirely if they could.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they obviously still want to get rid of gameplay but they wont because of the backlash. just look at games like nu god of war with its long ass cutscenes followed by having to push forwards as the characters slowly walk forward while talking which might as well had been another cutscene.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And in the end we got a nothing fight at the end of Infinite that was just random enemies and we never fought the Song Bird

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        in 7th gen the devs hated gameplay tropes, in 8th and 8th gen they ended up hating the white male protagonist. And trying to shove in lgbt shit into every modern game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Whats depressing is that Fromsoft is the only one who makes memorable boss fights.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dark Souls litterally saved boss fights,
      some truth to this
      >and arguably difficulty as a whole in games.
      this is the opposite of the truth. DS has done nothing for difficultly or challenge in games with its imbalanced and meaninglessly punishing bs. You were right about boss fights going out of fashion but not difficulty. Indie games were pushing difficulty and there were still a ton of hardcore gaming ideas before zoomers latched on to the "x is the dark souls of y" meme. The idea that DS os hard is pure marketing bullshit btw pushed mindlessly by the fanbase who don't play really challenging games.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The "Dark Souls is SOOOOOOO HARD" meme was pushed because it came out at the apex of babymode AAA western games, and it was harder than those by comparison. That's it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Call of Duty Modern Warfare was always a more challenging game than Dark Souls. Souls difficulty is literally just a marketing meme.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one cares but you dude

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I care, Black person.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the souls games are not even bullshit hard they are pretty easy, well to be fair the are medium difficulty

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That would have made the combat in 50 games different. meanwhile
    >EA shit
    >Ubislop
    >AAA trash
    >live service
    >gacha

    Oh yeah. gaming would've been saved.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For a black man, you make a good point

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, it'd be pretty shit.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I kind of liked Hollow Knight though.
    So something good still came of it all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But Reddit Knight wasn’t good

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ganker knight

        >got soulslop clones in Fallen Order and Survivor instead of freedom and creativity as the spiritual successor to Jedi Knight
        Frick you

        Oh yeah, EA would've gotten really creative, moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that game is barely a souls like, it only takes the worst aspects of a souls game. the rest is standard symphony of the night clone

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Hollow knight only takes the worst aspects of a souls game
        What are the best aspects that it doesn't take?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hmm actually there isnt anything good about dark souls that any other symphony of the night clone hadnt done before, you cant say exploration since the whole genre is about exploration, same with the areas being connected.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker contrarianism truly knows no bounds

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    feels so good being a Fromchad
    we're on top of the world while these gay weebs are seething their asiaticslop (DMC, Bayonetta, DD etc) becomes more and more irrelevant

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      From Shit games are just like resident evil. The exact same shit over and over and over.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        and I like it every time homosexual

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        RE has changed stylistically like three times and that is not counting the spinoffs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most moronic take i've seen
        If you remove the first souls games, every from software is extremely different, you can do elden ring at lvl 1 no hit but not be able to get past first boss in sekiro

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black person, fromsoft is japanese too

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol I remember when demons souls came out and all the fricking loser gaming gays that used to sit around the dining area at college seethe about how "hard and unfair" it was.

    Losers, TO THIS DAY, are b***hing about having infinite lives and the only caveat is you drop your coin purse lol.

    Great game series and genre, it's a very good litmus test to isolate losers and morons.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      giving up on a hard game is prob the least loser thing u can do.
      wasting time on games is the definition of a loser.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao ngmi
        I bet you'd keep a wagie McDonald's job because earning more is too hard huh?

        Maybe that's why you eat shit and own nothing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You are wasting your time on Ganker, you are no less of a loser
        If you can't play a harder game, then go back to scrolling on tik tok autismus prismus

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody gave a shit about demon souls when it came out. These games only got popular after the "get good" marketing campaign and the rise of twitch.tv zoomers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What's your point? Yahtzee always reviewed anything. It wasn't a sign of popularity.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Let's be honest, anyone who was playing any fromsoft game during college (let alone the original demon's souls) was already a loser by default. I play fromsoft games now but back in college it was cod, fifa, mario kart, and actually interacting with girls

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd rather your mom flopped face down at full force when she was pregnant with you to save us all from your drivel.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they created a subgenre of action rpg. and so many failed to copy that repetitive gameplay u talk about cause it does have depth and it has evolved. if u dont like them at least have some common sense to respect them.
    but ur prob a moron troll wasting everyones time so frick off.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >flops
    wouldnt change much
    Willing to bet your idea of "flop" is "doesn't sell 5 million copies"

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >popular thing bad
    >i'm so original and cool
    god i miss my 15's

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the company that just makes consistently good games, instead of microtransaction, gacha, DEI, wokeridden slop is LE BAD FOR LE INDUSTRY!
    Fricking discord trannies.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>the company that just makes consistently good games, instead of microtransaction, gacha, DEI, wokeridden slop is LE BAD FOR LE INDUSTRY!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        troony, please.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I noticed Ganker's hivemind hatred of Fromsoftware only started when they were beginning to become a household name instead of a niche thing among gamers. They've somehow managed to surpass the goodwiill of companies that predated them like Bioware, Bethesda, Blizzard, Square or many others. And their success shows zero signs of stopping. Were going to be looking at a timeline where they are one of the few devs in general who isnt treating the customer like dirt.

    And Ganker somehow hates that and wonders why even sites lke 9gag laugh at them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For now.
      I love the company as it is, but once a company gets big and popular the homosexuals all come in and shitting on anyone more capable and bemoaning any criticism.

      My only hope is the future is game companies paneling out these "people" and leaving their hem broke and suicidal so we all get a well earned break from their man ass fetish.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We have tons of companies trying to copy their formula and failing. Failing to the point where its not even FOTM. I'd love for competition to incite some degree of respect amongst these people but its not going to happen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I noticed Ganker's hivemind hatred of Fromsoftware

      There's no hivemind, it's literally 1-3 transsexuals seething about Souls. Meanwhile every new Souls game released leads to a month of Ganker filled with threads sucking its dick.

      I remember what games were like before Dark Souls and they were LITERALLY "press A to win". The mainstream industry thought any challenge in a game was a design error. Schizos like OP act like the alternative to Souls was Ninja Gaiden Black but it's not, that series was long dead by then. The alternative to Souls was literal zero skill games, actual real Press A to Win.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I remember what games were like before Dark Souls and they were LITERALLY "press A to win". The mainstream industry thought any challenge in a game was a design error. Schizos like OP act like the alternative to Souls was Ninja Gaiden Black but it's not, that series was long dead by then. The alternative to Souls was literal zero skill games, actual real Press A to Win.

        Is this an attempt at one of those classic Ganker baits? Am I getting baited guys? Post ending in 3 gets to lovingly frick this guy in the ass.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'd imagine cinematic-focused games like The Order 1886 would have even more prominence, yeah.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the "people" hating on souls games are just a handful of homosexual trannies who constantly raid this place from their discord.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >big companies seethe that fromsoft is making them put more than a token amount of work
      >Ganker is a dump ground for shilling, botting and just testing whatever garbage narrative said companies want to push
      the dead internet is real and Ganker is the proof of its existence

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it only takes a handful of schizos to disrupt a thousand people that just want to suck each other off in a hugbox general, it's just a consequence of Ganker anonymity that it seems so negative

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromjeets will disagree with you, but you’re correct. This shit franchise has really dumbed down games, giving you infinite invincibility at the push of a button and shit animations to boot.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    zoomers say this but demon souls and especially dark souls 1 (which made the game way more popular) came out during a time where every game was as handheld-y as possible. it was the prime of games like uncharted which its qte events or skyrim with all the quest markers. no difficult games were around besides online competetive ones and isaac or super meat boy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      difficult game would've probably made a resurgance regardless thanks to indie developers.

      also dark souls is not hard so technically hard games are still dead, it just, like you said, came out in a time where all we were getting were easy games and it mind broke the entire gaming community.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >difficult game would've probably made a resurgance regardless thanks to indie developers.
        Yes, I remember Super Meat Boy was applauded back then for being difficult.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah me too, at least on the indie scene we would've gotten difficult games, maybe one of them would've become big and AAA developers would've started copying it.

          i personally think that we would've ended in the same situation regardless of demon's souls floping or not. something else would've become popular and milked to death while the alternative being big empty open worlds or movie games or worse, both.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >got soulslop clones in Fallen Order and Survivor instead of freedom and creativity as the spiritual successor to Jedi Knight
    Frick you

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Souls is just one example of how jarpig have allegedly ruined the entire gaming industry

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Imagine how good the industry would be.
    If CDPR, Ubislop, EA and and Hero Shooters died.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >souls games ruined gaming
    >not the western industry collectively committing suicide in the name of greed and liberal politics
    lol

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's 100% the people employed by the companies and the little HR reporting fat wojaks calling themselves men.

      Just as an FYI one of the main guys at EA for the South East had his israelite wife troon out on him and take half of his shit.

      These fricking losers can't even keep their women from lopping their breasts off, how can you expect them to uphold anything for your pass time?

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Humiliation ritual thread so anons can bully the lolcow dragonirian.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine being this buck broken my From Software ™, that you keep your days dreaming of "what if that didn't exist uWu".

    Seethe, cope even...
    Because that's all you can fricking do KEK

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reminds me of when a handful of western devs got angry over elden ring's success

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BAD UX!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait why

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If DeS flopped Armored Core would've took its place as FROM's household name
    Maybe they would've even revived Tenchu sooner

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AC games were already on the brink. For Answer did okay-ish but who knows what their trajectory would be with V if Demon's Souls/Dark Souls didn't exist.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AC games were already on the brink. For Answer did okay-ish but who knows what their trajectory would be with V if Demon's Souls/Dark Souls didn't exist.

      AC6 is the best Armored Core game and I say that as someone who sunk probably 2000 hours into AC1-3 as a teenager

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it's not, fricking moron.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes it is, baby boy

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Imagine an alternate universe where Demon's Souls flops in both Japan and the west, making From Software shut down and we never got the surge of Souls games.
    >Imagine how good the industry would be.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LMAO you don't remember what states games were in prior to Dark Souls.
    Games that played themselves, zero challenge, QTEs out of the ass. Boss battles were considered "obsolete" final encounters reduced to hordes of mooks and QTE fests.

    Dark Souls was more like the slap in the face that reminded developers (and the community) that difficulty matters and that the reason "only 25% of players complete our games!" wasn't because the games were too hard but because they were so easy and people just stopped playing because they were utterly bored out of their minds. Fromosft games regularly sport a 50-60% completion rate.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >difficulty matters
      >has stats
      >allow infinite continue
      Lmao (you)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For me it wasn't even the difficulty really, it just felt like the souls games actually respected the player. I remember playing lords of shadow around that time which was a good example of how games were, it constantly held your hand and it was giving me tutorials for simple shit several levels in, like I was a fricking idiot.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i do like lords of shadows but those tutorials are so anoying.

        i dont find the souls games hard either but they are not braindead easy to the point of being boring like so many games from around that time.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry about your brain tumor. [Lie]

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More QTE simplifications, first-person cutscenes and corridor shooters.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I noticed Ganker's hivemind hatred of Fromsoftware

      There's no hivemind, it's literally 1-3 transsexuals seething about Souls. Meanwhile every new Souls game released leads to a month of Ganker filled with threads sucking its dick.

      I remember what games were like before Dark Souls and they were LITERALLY "press A to win". The mainstream industry thought any challenge in a game was a design error. Schizos like OP act like the alternative to Souls was Ninja Gaiden Black but it's not, that series was long dead by then. The alternative to Souls was literal zero skill games, actual real Press A to Win.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is this real?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hey moron dark souls is on switch

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just would like to have you know that overdosing on copium will never make you a real woman.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Except they set the standard and keeps on being the benchmark for RPG games. I fear the day when American devs sneak their way into Fromsoft.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What a shitty world that would be, because I wouldn't be able to play the critically acclaimed game Elden ring and I would miss out on the dlc that is coming soon.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do Souls games really ruin things? I mean it's definitely popular and influential but as far as I'm concerned, it didn't "infect" other IPs as hard as Call of Duty was back at its peak popularity. Most Soulslike tends to be original IPs and not existing IPs trying to ape it, back then there were plenty of IPs that wanted to emulate the Call of Duty experience, from F.E.A.R. to even Ace Combat. The most I know of of an existing IP that wanted to emulate Souls experience was nuGoW and even it has some deviation from other genres already. As for competition for a similar genre it inhabits which is action games, other IPs still exist and even thrive; for example, Dragon's Dogma, Monster Hunter, DMC to Bayonetta, while the FPS genre was effectively consumed by Call of Duty influence back in 7th gen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Other games have tried to copy Souls mechanics like bonfires and corpse runs but those were just revivals of already existing concepts. Also every Souls copycat so far is worse than the genuine article

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Western devs ruined themselves trying to create the next souls game instead of just making a better game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what are you smoking bro? Fear and Ace Combat have nothing similar to COD.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like someone never learned to Git Gud lmao

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games would just be using Arkham combat instead

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Demon's Souls did flop in both Japan and the West.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no active Demon's Souls players on Steam
    Sounds like a flop to me.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /v/tards really think that if souls didn't exist all of the action games would be copying DMC, Bayonetta, or Ninja Gaiden when the genre was nearly dead at the time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this, Ganker is extremely moronic
      most of souls clones can't even copy souls combat without fricking it up

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >this thread
    >the anon in another thread that's getting dogpiled by tons of other ERgays

    [...]

    Is there a company/game that this board defends more than this? I genuinely can't think of anything else, usually popular stuff gets shit on this board but Fromsoft has a pretty robust defense force here.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Valve/Nintendo? CDPR used to once as well.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Valve
        TF2 and Half-Life I'd agree too, but otherwise this place hates Valve.
        >Nintendo
        Frick no lol. There are a lot of Nintendo fanboys here, but it doesn't take long for any thread to turn into console wars or shitflinging.
        >CDPR
        iirc this place turned on them after Witcher 3 and it got way worse with CP2077.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Witcher 3
          What's wrong with that game anyway? I mean I get the downgrade debacle but as far as I'm concerned it didn't do any cardinal sin of any kind for the Ganker hivemind other than being popular.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Black person Nintendo is literally protected name on this shithole by jannies themselves

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Capcom before the release of DD2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Guess what shithead
      Fromsoft gets defended because Fromsoft is GOOD
      They are objectively the best fricking game developer left in this shitty fricking industry
      So suck my dick

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hahahahaha

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nintendo is the worst on this board and its not even close you fricking newbie or falseflagging Black person, no one is reading your shitty post and your self linked blog post announcing your transition

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Imagine how good the industry would be
    We'd have less of any genre and therefore, even if just proportionally, more Goy of Slop and The Slop of Us Snoy walking sims
    Quite bleak to imagine

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One genuine flop from Miyazaki and the rest of the board will turn against this shovelware company for good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >troony desperately praying

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crapcom aren't sending their best shills

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't know about the industry, but this board would be a lot better without all the "people" filtered by souls games spamming these shit threads.
    You're just as good at games as think you were. I know, it hurts and all you do in your miserable life is play games and you can't even be good at that. I wish I was better at RTSs.
    Just accept it and move on, don't be prideful.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These games are for people who enjoy turn based or slow combat. No one is forcing you to buy them and the action game fad was going down the toilet by the early 2010s with shitty company practices and focus on cinematics rather than making engaging gameplay.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >industry continues speeding towards hyper-casualization
    >no counter-example to show that the clueless industry heads who are fish out of water in front of their own customers are actually wrong about the gaming public
    Souls, Minecraft, and gacha are unironically the only things stopping the complete destruction of the industry at the hands of neo-Marxist rhetoric (built for the least capable among us and for the current victim class = built for everybody) and dumb boomer (the first generation to go to war with reason itself; the idea that older generations are based is a holdover from the 60s) executives. Thank frick for them.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Imagine
    lol no
    Not because I lack imagination, but because I don't want to spend a single braincell on a imaginary world some rando on papaya picking forum came up with.
    I hope you have a nice day.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Am I misremembering or Demon Souls wasn't popular at all? Even Dark Souls didn't really hit it until PC port happened.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly what happened, first souls game was such a miss, that in DS1 they went full free style and gave 0 shits about any game design philosophy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dark Souls didn't take off until Pewdiepie played it. That's just the PC platform for you, entirely about following morons in their basements.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        newbie

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, I'm day 1 Demon's Souls oldgay on this subject. The threads used to be one of the best thing on Ganker until the PC port, and it was endless b***hing about how bad the port was, and none of it really got huge until Pewds. Now all FromSoft threads are littered with bandwagon PCgays b***hing.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >fromsoftware shut down
    >how good the industry would be
    take your frickin' meds troony

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromsoft games are anti-gaming, like intentionally shitty indie music is anti-music.
    >you are the least important, lamest character in the game
    >your name is something equivalent to "worthless"
    >you aren't allowed to have any kind of power fantasy
    >if you exploit the game's strongest mechanics the fanbase will deride you for it ("you haven't beaten the game!")
    >you will spend most fights watching the boss/enemy having a power fantasy while you helplessly watch
    >the game will randomly kill you with unforeseeable nonsense every now & then to remind you your its b***h
    >if you express boredom or frustration the fanbase will tell you to get good
    >(most games allow you to get good naturally, because they are fun & well balanced)
    There's some weird sadomasochistic cultist behaviour going on in From community...
    I'll give you a trick to cast out the spell from your eyes over From games: go watch a big marquee bossfight or whatever in one of their games, and *turn down the volume to 0* (this is important because part of the bewitchment of these games is the over the top sound effects and music), and just focus on what the *player character* is doing. You'll be amazed out how lame it all is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a genuine dyed in the wool shazamtroony schizopost
      I thought you freaks all 41%ed already

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There's some weird sadomasochistic cultist behaviour going on in From community
      you are fricking braindead all games were like this before playstation came along

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah I've played old games. They are the exact opposite of Dark Souls — they are high readability and let you know exactly where you went wrong when you die / are punished. Dark Souls "difficulty" relies almost entirely on being low readability, e.g. random obstacle deaths, random delays on attack animations.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why do you morons keep spouting provably wrong bullshit about games you've obviously never played

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          take your meds
          >NA and EU can't beat Super Mario Bros.
          >Japan decides to give NA and EU baby mode Doki Doki Panic with a Mario sprite instead of the real Super Mario Bros. 2
          like i said playstation was the first company that brought real casualization into gaming and morons think cinematic movie games are le mature because you have to watch 1 hour unskippable intros plus 3 hours long tutorials

          you have no idea what you're talking about video games were always hard especially in the days of arcades

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >take your meds
            you are the one who can't even fricking read. I said that old games difficulty did not sacrifice readability, not that they weren't difficult. Those arcade games you were talking about had very high readability (except when they bs'd you for coins by inflating dmg/hp or whatever).

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              fromsoftware saved gaming and you're just a seething shitter
              I wouldn't even own a PS4 if it wasn't for fromsoftware

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you aren't allowed to have any kind of power fantasy
      You can easily become OP in most of their games depending on build which you lack the brains to know that they exist.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look I hate how lazy From have gotten, how played out the tropes are and all the copycats but Souls was a good thing for the industry. Even if other games were doing the hard game thing as well, Souls managed to capture it for the mainstream and that was sorely needed in late 00s/early 10s. They also deserve all the credit for still not kowtowing to predatory DLC cancer. You buy a From game, its a complete package. No bits and pieces sold back to you, no battle passes, no GaaS, no daily login, no accounts needed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      literally every one of the souls games have dlc

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Go to a shop in dark souls.
    >It has a weapon you can buy and upgrade and use.

    >Go to a shop in literally any other game.
    >Randomly generated trash that costs 10billion gold and is worse than what you have.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      actually every weapon you can buy in the DS games are almost always something that requires some other level of yours to be leveled up super high. Which makes me never use anything other than my starting longsword. I just keep putting time and money into upgrading that thing. Every dark souls game i have ever played has involved me using the starting weapon from beginning to end. There is literally no other reason to do otherwise

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that only happens in diablo

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know how moronic FS can be at handling stuff that they don't care like lore, dialogue, or npc animations, but I don't think their success hasn't caused much damage to the industry compared to other passing or current fads.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The industry would be 10x worse off. Zoomers sincerely need to understand how fricked the industry was before these games forced both devs and gamers to get the frickbout of their hugbox. We were sincerely at the cusp of, "Bosses are too video gamey," and I'm being completely fricking serious. Games like TLoU and QTE filled linear story "games" were borderline the norm at the time.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >discord trannies are now trying to turn DMCchads against SoulsChads

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The reality is that many people here hate Fromsoft games because they are extremely loyal to a certain franchise or platform to play on. Its that simple

    For example, blizztards get mad at fromsoft existing cause it BTFO’D diablo and also replaced WoW as that big fantasy RPG. A lot of tendies like fromsoft but many fricking hate that it keeps attention off their baby games so they attack Fromsoft. You can see that in the famitsu threads. Also many PC autists that only play the most autistic top down PC games because they grew up with dogshit so they hate fromsoft because its a console based game inspired by console games like ico and zelda that surpasses their boring autistic games that they think are superior. Bethesda tards are also another fanbase that thinks skyrim and F4 are good games that refuse to believe todds games got surpassed. Dragons Dogma gays also invaded a lot of souls threads and attacked Elden Ring when DD2 was announced. And finally action gays like the ninja giden gays who cling onto nioh poopoo and cry in every souls thread

    Its a bunch of shitty fanbases that all combined refuse to believe their garbage is surpassed. Fromsoft is a company that came out of nowhere and doesnt have a legacy long brand that people can attach themselves to

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      correct and well said

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Demons Souls was fine. It didn't flop by any means but it also wasn't some all time seller for PlayStation. The exact moment people turned on FROMSOFT was ironically releasing Dark Souls on PC with the prepare to die edition.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    demon souls was never a hit, it was a hidden gem and you had to import it/find it. dark souls was a hit everywhere

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are you suppossing that people without imagination that has to copy someone else success will suddenly make a good thing without just jumping to copy the other current success?
    your post just demostrates that fromsoft haters are moronic

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dude what if like... something else happened :O
    Mental masturbation for brainlets.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >blatant bait thread
    >200 replies
    brüh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      welcome to /v

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i believe that wether or not demon's souls floped eventually we would've found ourselves in the same shitty situation where a popular game would've been milked to death and we would've gotten shitty games full of micro transactions and what not, everything goes to shit eventually

    same thing with hitler, even if he had won and had made the world a better place eventually everthing would've colapsed an we would've found ourselves in the same shitty situations we are now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit. It's just like the fading of the flame in dark souls. The age of dark is inevitable.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        exactly. no matter how many morons link themselves to the flame or whatever eventually some dick will kill him and decide not to do it.

        at least i think thats what happens in the story, its too vague and i dont want to look it up on youtube.
        basically the decay of mankind is inevitable

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