Playing Dark Souls on the 360 while Xbox one collects dust

#1 Posted by steve427 (11 posts) -

I'm totally hooked on Dark Souls 2 with the inferior graphics. I guess it is more about the game.

#2 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

Ofcourse it is. Graphics Appeal wears off pretty fast..... You know, for normal well adjusted people.

#3 Posted by MonsieurX (28708 posts) -

Cool story, will read again

#4 Posted by Archangel3371 (15155 posts) -

I'll get Dark Souls 2 and really enjoy it as well but I've found lots to play on the Xbox One myself. So far I have Forza 5, Call of Duty Ghosts, Dead Rising 3, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Titanfall, Peggle 2, Strider, and Killer Instinct and have enjoyed them all. I also still want to get Ryse and Tomb Raider. I really wish they'd port DS2 over to current gen systems though.

#5 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16411 posts) -

What's that old saying? you can dress up and and make a piece of shit as beautiful as possible, but at the end of the day it's still just a piece of shit? That applies to just about every game. The graphics can enhance a good game, but if all a game has going for it is graphics, then it's a bad game, simple as that. (Looks at Ryse).

and yes, Dark Souls I and II are great games as far as value is concerned. You can easily sink hundreds of hours into them trying different builds, perfecting a build and just getting stronger.

Although I have no idea where this whole "Dark Souls is a bad looking game" came from. They aren't the most impressive games technically speaking, but to call them bad looking is just wrong. They look fine.

#6 Posted by Ish_basic (3896 posts) -

@turtlethetaffer: What's that old saying? you can dress up and and make a piece of shit as beautiful as possible, but at the end of the day it's still just a piece of shit? That applies to just about every game. The graphics can enhance a good game, but if all a game has going for it is graphics, then it's a bad game, simple as that. (Looks at Ryse).

I think the old saying involves a pig, not a turd ;). And I actually enjoyed Ryse. In fact, it's the only single player experience on next-gen consoles that I've found worth playing through more than once. I genuinely had fun and I don't get all the hate.

Still, both my PS4 and X1 would be collecting dust if not for MLB.TV. New consoles are generally slow to get going, but this gen has been the slowest I can remember.

DS2 looks fine if you adjust your gamma right. That screen that is supposed to help you adjust the slider is poorly calibrated and needs to be ignored for optimal viewing experience. Most games, I can usually adhere to the suggestions, but man, DS2 was night and day after I ignored it and did my own tweaking. It's still not as good as the vids (which is what most people were upset about), but it's more than serviceable for a low-budget title on an 8 year old machine.

#7 Posted by marcheegsr (2431 posts) -

Yeah but give it time... once more games come out your going to be playing x1 more often.

#8 Posted by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

I'm hoping the Xbox One gets some good games in the near future. I'd like to have a reason to buy one by holiday 2015 or so.

#9 Posted by ObxChillin (115 posts) -

Yea xbox one has a pretty slow start right now, i bet there will be some sick games announced at E3 tho

#10 Posted by Shmiity (4965 posts) -

Im doing the same. lol.

#11 Posted by Ariabed (1099 posts) -

@Ish_basic: ooh PS4 and xbox1 it's alright for some hey lol

#12 Posted by blueboxdoctor (2396 posts) -

Same here, except with a Sony setup, but same deal. It's fine though, I know I'll have my PS4 for when the good games come for it as the year progresses (definitely looking forward to Destiny) and in the meantime I can still enjoy a bunch of games (including Dark Souls 2 and the Bioshock Infinite DLC) on my PS3 (and at the very least there are some good games through PS+).

I really just use my PS4 for a few games of BF4, KZ, or Madden right now, PS3 is home to all my single player games, which is cool since the ones I missed are pretty cheap now.

#13 Posted by RimacBugatti (1171 posts) -

@steve427:

Yeah my PS4 and Xbone are back in their box and I'm just playing my Dreamcast. Trying to buy some old titles that I didn't get a chance to grab at the beginning. I would say the console to own right now is a PS3 for sure.

#14 Posted by kingcrimson24 (374 posts) -

I'm playing 1998's Half life again . after all these years its still so fun and doesn't make me tired .

Ryse with all that pretty graphics makes me bored after 1 hour .