Dark Souls leveling

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#1 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -

I'm on my NG+ in Dark Souls and am currently level 52. I've been hearing that the higher the level you are, the harder the game becomes. So I put off leveling as much as possible and just sit on my souls. I guess my real question is, is there any truth to that? On my old character that I had to delete I was also on NG+ but was level 98 and when I went to fight the Four Kings, I was nearly impossible to beat and I did it on my first try on my 1st play-through. So should I level as much as possible or try to stay in a certain level zone?

#2 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

I'm on my NG+ in Dark Souls and am currently level 52. I've been hearing that the higher the level you are, the harder the game becomes. So I put off leveling as much as possible and just sit on my souls. I guess my real question is, is there any truth to that? On my old character that I had to delete I was also on NG+ but was level 98 and when I went to fight the Four Kings, I was nearly impossible to beat and I did it on my first try on my 1st play-through. So should I level as much as possible or try to stay in a certain level zone?

driftingsilvia

The game does not get harder as you level up. It only becomes harder with every new game+.

#3 Posted by ristactionjakso (6115 posts) -

The way the guy at Gamestop explained Demon's Souls, is that the game becomes harder or easier when it sees fit. Like if you die a lot, then it gets easier, and if you don't die much then it gets harder.

So if if Dark Souls is anything like Demon's Souls then I guess ^^ that's the way it goes.

#4 Posted by silentnightmere (1520 posts) -

[QUOTE="driftingsilvia"]

I'm on my NG+ in Dark Souls and am currently level 52. I've been hearing that the higher the level you are, the harder the game becomes. So I put off leveling as much as possible and just sit on my souls. I guess my real question is, is there any truth to that? On my old character that I had to delete I was also on NG+ but was level 98 and when I went to fight the Four Kings, I was nearly impossible to beat and I did it on my first try on my 1st play-through. So should I level as much as possible or try to stay in a certain level zone?

Thefatness16

The game does not get harder as you level up. It only becomes harder with every new game+.

Yeah it only gets harder with new game plus. Seriously im not even done my first playthrough and im level 49. Im near Smough and Ornstein (sp?) Level up as much as possible
#5 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -

Guess I'll just keep grinding away then and leveling. lol

#6 Posted by _TheJoker_ (6013 posts) -

Leveling is not as important as having leveld up armor/weapons.

I'm on NG+ and won't level up anymore as I don't really need it (lvl 60ish I believe), I want to have a killer armor now :D

#7 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -

Oh, I always put upgrading armor and weapons over my character level. Game is so much super fun that I can't even believe it sometimes.

#8 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

Demons Souls would increase difficulty by 40% on NG+ and a further 8% on each subsequent playthrough. I imagine Dark Souls would be the same so level up all you want.

#9 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -

I want to rebuy a ps3 to play the games I missed out on. Demon Souls was one of them. Is it very much sexy time?

#10 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

I want to rebuy a ps3 to play the games I missed out on. Demon Souls was one of them. Is it very much sexy time?

driftingsilvia
Demon's Souls is very much sexy time. It's more punishing than Dark Souls.
#11 Posted by guildclaws (7907 posts) -

[QUOTE="driftingsilvia"]

I'm on my NG+ in Dark Souls and am currently level 52. I've been hearing that the higher the level you are, the harder the game becomes. So I put off leveling as much as possible and just sit on my souls. I guess my real question is, is there any truth to that? On my old character that I had to delete I was also on NG+ but was level 98 and when I went to fight the Four Kings, I was nearly impossible to beat and I did it on my first try on my 1st play-through. So should I level as much as possible or try to stay in a certain level zone?

Thefatness16

The game does not get harder as you level up. It only becomes harder with every new game+.

This, the game stops increasing difficulty after NG+8 though.
#12 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -

ohhhh I love to be punished

#13 Posted by wizdom (10105 posts) -

I'm on my NG+ in Dark Souls and am currently level 52. I've been hearing that the higher the level you are, the harder the game becomes. So I put off leveling as much as possible and just sit on my souls. I guess my real question is, is there any truth to that? On my old character that I had to delete I was also on NG+ but was level 98 and when I went to fight the Four Kings, I was nearly impossible to beat and I did it on my first try on my 1st play-through. So should I level as much as possible or try to stay in a certain level zone?

driftingsilvia
leveling helps, but its a mixture of skill and leveling really, enemies are harder though and leveling is key.