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Is it decently possible to do a mix of sword and magic?

Yep. That is the way I ended up going with my main. Had decent armour & shield and a heavy sword and magic for long range attacks.
 
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Went Royalty starter, that spell arrow kicks ASS. I kinda want to do some melee also, I assume I need a weapon whose damage scales with my Magic rating then?

Yeah, and you can get one as well. There is a sword that you farm mobs to drop in the opening level that I used for the first half of the game. Can't remember what it is called though.
 
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Got Phalanx and now the game is opening up. Other worlds seem like a big difficulty spike, I’m not doing nearly as much damage.

If I’m a magic user is it worth investing in Faith to cast miracles or is that spreading too thin?
 

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Got Phalanx and now the game is opening up. Other worlds seem like a big difficulty spike, I’m not doing nearly as much damage.

If I’m a magic user is it worth investing in Faith to cast miracles or is that spreading too thin?

not really. I get enough Faith to get Cure Poison and that was about it. Everything else went into intelligence and magic
 
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Got Phalanx and now the game is opening up. Other worlds seem like a big difficulty spike, I’m not doing nearly as much damage.

If I’m a magic user is it worth investing in Faith to cast miracles or is that spreading too thin?
I didn't do much with faith until later in the game, I can't remember using miracles all that much but it has been a while now.
 

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I don't remember how far I got in the original. Might have killed three demons before the sub 30fps put me off. But anyways this game looks so damn good and runs well. Think the only part I've noticed slowdown is when the dragon kills like 10 guys on the bridge lol.
 

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Is there a good order to play this in? I was using the IGN path which is like 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 3-1 etc. I'm currently on 3-1 which I remember on the original, but don't remember if I ever played beyond that. I did kill the armored spider in 2-1 which I don't know if I did before either. I did end up looking at a guide after dying a couple times, only to realize I'm an idiot and forgot I had the steel shield lol. I was just using the wooden as I was trying to stay as light as possible and obviously wasn't upgraded much when I found the steel shield. Once I used that shield it was a damn cake walk to tank hits then run from the fire. First time that s*** happened I yelled.
 
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Is there a good order to play this in? I was using the IGN path which is like 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 3-1 etc. I'm currently on 3-1 which I remember on the original, but don't remember if I ever played beyond that. I did kill the armored spider in 2-1 which I don't know if I did before either. I did end up looking at a guide after dying a couple times, only to realize I'm an idiot and forgot I had the steel shield lol. I was just using the wooden as I was trying to stay as light as possible and obviously wasn't upgraded much when I found the steel shield. Once I used that shield it was a damn cake walk to tank hits then run from the fire. First time that s*** happened I yelled.

I did 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, then 1-2, 2-2 etc.

Worked out well for me 😁
 
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I did 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, then 1-2, 2-2 etc.

Worked out well for me 😁
I think IGN is like that for the most part. I know for 1-3 you have to do something to get it unlocked, like kill an archdemon or something. Not sure where to find one but otherwise yea I'll probably do similar to what you did.
 

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I think IGN is like that for the most part. I know for 1-3 you have to do something to get it unlocked, like kill an archdemon or something. Not sure where to find one but otherwise yea I'll probably do similar to what you did.
I was thinking about getting the game. But I would need for it to unlock everything for me after dying 4,127,872,199 times during the intro.
 
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I was thinking about getting the game. But I would need for it to unlock everything for me after dying 4,127,872,199 times during the intro.
I'm not really a Souls veteran. Only tried original Demon's Souls for sub 10 hours, loved Bloodborne but never beat it, and then sort of Souls-like game Mortal Shell I loved and beat. I think with this game its all about taking it slow, learning the enemy attacks, etc. The bosses are a different story but with how old this game is there is no shortage of tips on how to beat it.

If you haven't tried Mortal Shell that one might be a better intro? That game has better defense options I think, plus it's a fairly shorter game.
 
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I'm not really a Souls veteran. Only tried original Demon's Souls for sub 10 hours, loved Bloodborne but never beat it, and then sort of Souls-like game Mortal Shell I loved and beat. I think with this game its all about taking it slow, learning the enemy attacks, etc. The bosses are a different story but with how old this game is there is no shortage of tips on how to beat it.

If you haven't tried Mortal Shell that one might be a better intro? That game has better defense options I think, plus it's a fairly shorter game.
Never heard of it. I will check it out.
 

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I'm not really a Souls veteran. Only tried original Demon's Souls for sub 10 hours, loved Bloodborne but never beat it, and then sort of Souls-like game Mortal Shell I loved and beat. I think with this game its all about taking it slow, learning the enemy attacks, etc. The bosses are a different story but with how old this game is there is no shortage of tips on how to beat it.

If you haven't tried Mortal Shell that one might be a better intro? That game has better defense options I think, plus it's a fairly shorter game.

"Is Mortal Shell harder than Dark Souls?


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Mortal Shell is what I would probably categorise as ridiculously hard, so if that's what you are looking for — you might just have found it. It's certainly harder than Dark Souls III, although arguably that is the easiest in the series to date (whilst still being much harder than most games released these days)."

Yeah....no thanks. I mean I know I suck at hard games, but this will make me want to off myself.
 

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I was thinking about getting the game. But I would need for it to unlock everything for me after dying 4,127,872,199 times during the intro.

Demon's souls remake was my first real Souls game. I tried Bloodborne but only for like an hr or two, couldn't get past the 30 fps.

I beat the Remake with no real issues. If all else fails, be a magic user and abuse it 😉
 
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"Is Mortal Shell harder than Dark Souls?


Image result for Mortal Shell
Mortal Shell is what I would probably categorise as ridiculously hard, so if that's what you are looking for — you might just have found it. It's certainly harder than Dark Souls III, although arguably that is the easiest in the series to date (whilst still being much harder than most games released these days)."

Yeah....no thanks. I mean I know I suck at hard games, but this will make me want to off myself.
According to who? I beat the 4 bosses of Mortal Shell on my first try. I've never played a Dark Souls so can't comment, but it's easier than Demon's or Bloodborne,
 
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According to who?
Some random dude I just found on Google :)

I will give it a whirl!

Demon's souls remake was my first real Souls game. I tried Bloodborne but only for like an hr or two, couldn't get past the 30 fps.

I beat the Remake with no real issues. If all else fails, be a magic user and abuse it 😉

Well s***, if you can beat it, anyone can beat it!

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One thing I will add, is that it seems from what I have watched people that have a big background in Souls games actually struggle when it comes to the likes of Nioh and Mortal Shell. Nioh is another one I beat and really enjoyed. Sure it's difficulty but again I don't think it's as bad as what I've played so far with Demon's Souls and Bloodborne. On the other hand, a streamer I watch that has played through DS and Bloodborne multiple times struggled with Mortal Shell and Nioh lol. While similar, the combat mechanics in the games are different enough that I think is hard for someone to just switch.
 
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"Is Mortal Shell harder than Dark Souls?


Image result for Mortal Shell
Mortal Shell is what I would probably categorise as ridiculously hard, so if that's what you are looking for — you might just have found it. It's certainly harder than Dark Souls III, although arguably that is the easiest in the series to date (whilst still being much harder than most games released these days)."

Yeah....no thanks. I mean I know I suck at hard games, but this will make me want to off myself.
Mortal Shell lacks a "soul".
 
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So beat 3-1 easy boss really. On 4-1 with the skeletons which seem to give great souls. So I went Wanderer which seems kind of mid road for everything but dexterity. I decided to level one into magic so I was level 10 and unlocked the soul arrow. Seems better than my Compound Long Bow +3.

Not sure how much I want to spend upgrading magic stuff but curious if there are any must haves for dabbling in magic. Wanderer started with falchion so sticking with that. I found the crescent falchion which I think can scale magic as well.
 
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Absolutely destroyed Adjudicator with the bow lol. Also I found the regenerator ring, but it seems to be rejuvenating my magic as well? Nothing else I have equiped says it will do so, so not sure if it's a bug or something.