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Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March

The Ringed City will be the next DLC for Dark Souls III, as BANDAI NAMCO announces this will arrive on March 28th. You can get a look at this in the announcement trailer after 30 seconds of slow build. They set the stage for the DLC with these details on what this will add to the action/RPG sequel:
Leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., announces DARK SOULS™ III: The Ringed City™, the final downloadable content expansion for DARK SOULS III, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s fastest selling title in history. This new adventure has players chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity. DARK SOULS III: The Ringed City will be available for download on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM™ on March 28, 2017.

At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.

“DARK SOULS III: The Ringed City brings players toe-to-claw against massive beasts in a twisted descent into the bowels of the end of the world,” said Jason Enos, Director of Brand and Latin American Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “FromSoftware has crafted visually arresting environments that evoke a sense of destroyed beauty and nail biting encounters that will leave players breathless for more.”

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14. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 17:04 Alamar
 
I've made this point a number of times, and basically, new players to Souls games need to realize that they're not Action RPGs... They're stamina management simulators...

If you whack away your stamina with too many attacks (which with a big weapon might be two), and don't leave enough to maneuver (which also takes stamina), many things will kill you and you'll wonder why this isn't working like all the the other Action RPGs.

Once you understand that, you can start to learn and enjoy the experience... And then you'll wander into the catacombs way the fuck too early and you're fucked ; )
 
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13. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 14:49 Tipsy McStagger
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 14:17:
MORE BLOODBORNE....screw DS3

I died so many times on that damn Cleric Beast when I first started playing that game. It was pissing me right off.. then I realized that dark souls and bloodborne had a different design philosophy. Dark souls was defensive and retaliation and bloodborne is lots of aggressiveness.

Game got easier from there.
 
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12. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 14:45 eRe4s3r
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 14:17:
MORE BLOODBORNE....screw DS3

Bloodborne on PC... Bloodborne on PC... Bloodborne on PC... Bloodborne on PC... Bloodborne on PC... Bloodborne on PC... Bloodborne on PC... Bloodborne on PC

;p
 
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11. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 14:42 Cutter
 
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10. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 14:17 Angrius Maximis
 
MORE BLOODBORNE....screw DS3  
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9. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 13:37 [SC]TherMight
 
DrSquick wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 13:16:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 12:59:
DrSquick wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 12:44:
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Edit : I read this after posting and I sound like a total judgmental shitheel. Soulsborne games are fun, regardless of how you approach them. I do the same thing you do.... I do a level as far as I can and then look up online to see what all I'm missing. If I get hung up on a boss for a few days, I look up what kind of tactics work for other people.

I also have to look online for explanations of the lore and how some of the quests work. They are way too nebulous for me to process well. Some of them I get....but many are wayyyyy too murky for these old eyes.

No, I understand what you mean, and they probably aren't for me. I'm glad people love them though. I'm also not a "bullet hell" genre gamer either. I like slower paced games that I can think 10 steps ahead. I also don't enjoy playing games on "Hard" either. And Dark Souls is definitely Hard++++++.

In a lot of ways, Dark Souls feels like the newer version of Contra for the NES. One hit and you are dead, so you end up needing to learn where every enemy is.

There's truth that you have to approach them differently. Having played all the souls games, I have noticed a drastic improvement from Demon Souls to Dark Souls 3 in my enjoyment of them and how relaxed I am playing them. A gamer that follows DrSquick's original advice really will get more out of it.

I have seen other games benefit by taking a page from the Souls series. Make the content very challenging but allow players to learn to avoid and handle the damage. A raid designer of Lord of the Rings MMO cited his experience with Dark Souls as inspiring a new approach and that was very well received.
 
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8. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 13:29 Leper
 
It feels like it is an incredibly short game that gets people to feel like the game is longer by making you go through the same area dozens of times.

There is a grinding element. The thing is even when you're killing the same enemies over and over, it's still challenging, and you are being rewarded with something worthwhile for your character progression. Plus you're developing your playing skills. So it's essentially practice, and you're only forced to do it because you need it - either your character is too weak or your skills are. When you and your character are good enough, you can get through an area the first time and don't have to fight the same enemies over and over.

Plus, DS2 seems incredibly long to me. Lots of areas already and I'm not sure how much more there is. I'd actually have preferred it to end already so I can move on to DS3.
 
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7. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 13:16 DrSquick
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 12:59:
DrSquick wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 12:44:
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Edit : I read this after posting and I sound like a total judgmental shitheel. Soulsborne games are fun, regardless of how you approach them. I do the same thing you do.... I do a level as far as I can and then look up online to see what all I'm missing. If I get hung up on a boss for a few days, I look up what kind of tactics work for other people.

I also have to look online for explanations of the lore and how some of the quests work. They are way too nebulous for me to process well. Some of them I get....but many are wayyyyy too murky for these old eyes.

No, I understand what you mean, and they probably aren't for me. I'm glad people love them though. I'm also not a "bullet hell" genre gamer either. I like slower paced games that I can think 10 steps ahead. I also don't enjoy playing games on "Hard" either. And Dark Souls is definitely Hard++++++.

In a lot of ways, Dark Souls feels like the newer version of Contra for the NES. One hit and you are dead, so you end up needing to learn where every enemy is.
 
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6. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 12:59 Primalchrome
 
DrSquick wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 12:44:
It feels like it is an incredibly short game that gets people to feel like the game is longer by making you go through the same area dozens of times.
Meh...that's kind of like saying a FPS is nothing but shooting things to make it seem longer or that Witcher3 is nothing but quests to make it seem longer.

SoulsBorne games are about skill and precision....which is honed with repetition. The skeleton that jumped out at you and killed you...should have taught you where he spawns and what his moveset was. After fighting him a few times you should have learned a counter of some sort...depending on how good it was, you might have to learn a few. If you're getting killed by a boss over and over in 10 seconds, instead of howling and looking online, spend a few minutes thinking,"Why?" Am I too aggressive? Is it the same attack that kills me? Is there a tell? Should I be closer or farther from the boss? Once you've spent a fair amount of time trying different tactics and troubleshooting the encounter....sure, go online for insight.

But if you're immediately going online for the 'answer'....Soulsborne is probably not for you. It's not for simple twitch gamers or people that want to be spoonfed. The poeple I know that enjoy them want to be challenged....to solve issues....and accept punishment/setbacks for their screw ups.

Edit : I read this after posting and I sound like a total judgmental shitheel. Soulsborne games are fun, regardless of how you approach them. I do the same thing you do.... I do a level as far as I can and then look up online to see what all I'm missing. If I get hung up on a boss for a few days, I look up what kind of tactics work for other people.

I also have to look online for explanations of the lore and how some of the quests work. They are way too nebulous for me to process well. Some of them I get....but many are wayyyyy too murky for these old eyes.
 
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5. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 12:44 DrSquick
 
I know people love the Dark Souls games, but they just haven't hooked me. To me the whole game revolves around walking ten feet, having a skeleton jump out at you and kill you. Then you start again, now knowing that skeleton is there, kill him, walk another ten feet, and a dragon comes out of nowhere and kills you. Then finally you get to the boss after 40 deaths, and unless you look up how to beat him online, you will get killed in 10 seconds, and have to go all the way back.

It feels like it is an incredibly short game that gets people to feel like the game is longer by making you go through the same area dozens of times.
 
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4. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 12:42 Tipsy McStagger
 
Burnt out of these games. Not because the combat is lacking.. but because the setting & story delivery irritates me.  
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3. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 12:02 Xil
 
Enjoyed the first DLC, so all hyped for this one  
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2. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 10:45 Alamar
 
Wonder if this one will have any content... So happy I didn't prematurely pick up the Season Pass...  
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1. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 10:39 Dacote
 
Seen enough you died to last a lifetime.  
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