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Early Dark Souls Players Thwarted in Typically Brutal Fashion

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Dark Souls doesn't launch in Japan until tomorrow, but some players have managed to get their hands on copies early and are playing away without a care in the world. That is, until From Software invades their games with level 145 Black Phantoms.

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Utilizing Dark Souls' game-invading mechanic to their advantage, the folks at From Software keep early Japanese players in check by sending the most powerful Black Phantoms possible into their games. The folks at Edge compared one of the invaders' stats (level 145, 1900HP, and all abilities at the maximum 99) to their reviewers, and they didn't even come close, even after 60 hours of play.

I'd advise early Japanese Dark Souls owners to avoid playing until the game launches, but this sounds too cool to pass up. Just try to die with some dignity.

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From Software thwarts early Dark Souls players [Edge]


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I'm gonna play this game offline. I don't care how intuitive and totally groundbreaking it is to have somebody join your game.

This is the equivalent of trolling. If I worked my ass off to get x amount of money I don't want xXxUrMomz2012xXx to surprise me and get everything I worked hard for [if I understand the mechanic]. If they gave you an option to not allow players into your game it'd be nice. Which is the last thing they're trying to do