Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition & DLC News
It’s been a long while since anyone of us has heard about Dark Souls: Prepare To Die/PC Version, and I have some good and bad news about it.
Let us get the bad out of the way right now. Even though Dark Souls is being ported to the superior on every technical level PC, it is still filled with the same issues as the original Dark Souls. There will still be lag on Blighttown and the game does not have any polish or upgrades to the graphics. It makes sense due to From’s lack of PC development and this version being rushed in under a year from the original date with 10 additional hoursof content. That is a lot of work for a developer porting a game with no experince while adding new code, graphics, and etc.
Fortunately, that is the only bad news regarding the PC version. Now for the good news which contains spoilers regarding the DLC. The DLC will take you back into time to when the knight Artorias lived. This does help explain the inclusion of his fellow knight’s of Gwyn like Hawkeye Gough being an NPC in it. If anything, we may get further details on Sif’s relation to Artorias and what became of Gwyn’s knight and the fall of Anor Londo.
Even though From has been hard at working porting to a new system they still have remembered how to be sadistic by introducing a boss fight as you enter the portal. Nothing to greet you to a new area like the Guardian of the Tomb or the Chimera from the trailers and screenshots. This guy is an absolute beast who will torment you. He will use wind gusts to stagger you, his back has a tail that will poison you, and he flies and shoots lighting. And it gets worse. The lighting will paralyze you and has a good radius due to the battle being in water so the lighting spreads. This guy will most likely give you a challenge and shows that this new DLC will challenge you.
After defeating the Chimera you will gain access to the Sanctuary of the Oolacile so hopefully more backstory about what happened to them. The area is a forest and it is reminiscent of the Darkroot Garden. As you traverse through the area you will meet some new enemies. The stone knights from the Darkroot Forest return but now have giant hammers because giant swords that slowed you down wasn’t scary enough (it was for me!). There are also some scarecrow-esque monsters with gigantic scissors (hopefully a new weapon). After you are done running, screaming, crying, hiding in a corner, jumping up in the sweet taste of victory, and making it through the forest you will come across ruins that look similar to the area where the Moonlight Butterfly boss is fought. Due to the similarities of the Darkroot Basin and Darkroot Forest and the new areas, it seems that we are about to have the most painful and enjoyable history lesson about how the two could be connected and how it went from a somewhat sunny place to being… dark.
Hearing that the PC version still contains problems really brings me down since I was hoping they would be rectified and there really should be no excuse for it. Seems that I will just wait for the DLC to come on consoles since I have all of my precious items and characters there.
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