Dark Souls Catch-All

garion333 wrote:
Mr.Green wrote:
Certis wrote:

I'm just glad I won't be a lone voice in the wilderness playing this like I was when I imported Demon's Souls. Everyone thought I was mad I tell you, MAD!

You make it sound like we've changed our minds.

So, if I'm the type of person that usually despise boss fights I guess I should stay the hell away from this game right? The problem is that the enabling around this franchise is so hard to resist...

I wouldn't say you should get Dark Souls, but at this point you should be able to get DS's on the cheap. Worth a shot. You never know if it's for you or not. For me, it's like coming home. It all just felt so right.

That's because you are a sadist.

Considering that the games I'm focusing on right now are Red Orchestra 2, Disgaea 4, Gran Turismo 5 and (starting tomorrow) Dark Souls you may be correct in that assessment. (And let's be honest, it's the load times in GT5 that are sadistic.)

Jeez. Closing in on midnight and still no shipping notice from Amazon. Now I am a little worried...

Just starting now, tagged for later.

Happytime Harry wrote:

Just starting now, tagged for later.

Argh!

Must...wait...10...hours...

Assuming Amazon shipped it. Still haven't gotten notice.

Stele wrote:
Happytime Harry wrote:

Just starting now, tagged for later.

Argh!

Must...wait...10...hours...

Assuming Amazon shipped it. Still haven't gotten notice. :?

I got a shipping delay notice from Amazon :(. So much for release day shipping.

imbiginjapan wrote:
Stele wrote:
Happytime Harry wrote:

Just starting now, tagged for later.

Argh!

Must...wait...10...hours...

Assuming Amazon shipped it. Still haven't gotten notice. :?

I got a shipping delay notice from Amazon :(. So much for release day shipping.

I haven't even gotten that, which makes me remarkably irritated.

I know someone who preordered back in July. They've gotten a shipping notice. I preordered only ~2 weeks ago (9/21), but you would think an organization like Amazon would have enough logistical infrastructure in place to know whether or not they could fulfill orders in a timely fashion by now.

I just canceled my Amazon preorder, which hadn't yet shipped. Going to grab it while I'm out today. Same price, so no big deal.

bombsfall wrote:

I just canceled my Amazon preorder, which hadn't yet shipped. Going to grab it while I'm out today. Same price, so no big deal.

Good luck finding the collector's edition, if that's what you had in mind.

imbiginjapan wrote:

Good luck finding the collector's edition, if that's what you had in mind.

Initially I cared about the collector's edition, and then realized that I didn't. I don't display my game boxes and the internet can easily quench my thirst for game art/strategies. In fact, the only collectors edition thing I've ever really dug is the big daddy statue pack-in with Bioshock. It's still on my desk.

bombsfall wrote:
imbiginjapan wrote:

Good luck finding the collector's edition, if that's what you had in mind.

Initially I cared about the collector's edition, and then realized that I didn't. I don't display my game boxes and the internet can easily quench my thirst for game art/strategies. In fact, the only collectors edition thing I've ever really dug is the big daddy statue pack-in with Bioshock. It's still on my desk.

I somehow had a $10 promo discount on the copy I ordered, so I guess I'll wait and see. Pretty annoyed, though. I would have assumed 2 weeks was sufficient lead time on a preorder!

Tyrian wrote:

Pretty annoyed, though. I would have assumed 2 weeks was sufficient lead time on a preorder!

Perhaps this is all part of the game's celebrated difficulty. Want to actually get it into your house? THE REAL DARK SOULS STARTS HERE!

Mine's en route currently (shipped last night apparently) and is on track for delivery today. I'm giddy with excitement like I haven't been with a game for a long time! I can't wait to be brutally smacked down over and over by evil and punishing game designers!

The parcel tracking says that my copy is sitting at my local post office, waiting to be sent out, whereas Rage seems to be stuck in Tulsa for some reason. I guess that makes the decision of which game I'll be playing today much easier.

bombsfall wrote:
Tyrian wrote:

Pretty annoyed, though. I would have assumed 2 weeks was sufficient lead time on a preorder!

Perhaps this is all part of the game's celebrated difficulty. Want to actually get it into your house? THE REAL DARK SOULS STARTS HERE!

That's... so META.

The game is frustrating me before I can even play it!

Tyrian wrote:
bombsfall wrote:
Tyrian wrote:

Pretty annoyed, though. I would have assumed 2 weeks was sufficient lead time on a preorder!

Perhaps this is all part of the game's celebrated difficulty. Want to actually get it into your house? THE REAL DARK SOULS STARTS HERE!

That's... so META.

The game is frustrating me before I can even play it!

Great... when it finally arrives I'm going to wear gloves to open it, in case the box is filled with fire ants or something.

imbiginjapan wrote:
Tyrian wrote:
bombsfall wrote:
Tyrian wrote:

Pretty annoyed, though. I would have assumed 2 weeks was sufficient lead time on a preorder!

Perhaps this is all part of the game's celebrated difficulty. Want to actually get it into your house? THE REAL DARK SOULS STARTS HERE!

That's... so META.

The game is frustrating me before I can even play it!

Great... when it finally arrives I'm going to wear gloves to open it, in case the box is filled with fire ants or something.

Good idea... I hear that 1 out of every 3000 copies is coated with a contact poison designed to cause blurred vision and impaired judgement.

I hear 1 out of every 100 copies is straight up haunted by shrieking phantoms, while the other 99 are cursed by a witch. Make sure you salute the four winds and mount some holly over your door frame before bringing it inside. It also helps to lay a broom across the threshhold.

imbiginjapan wrote:
Stele wrote:
Happytime Harry wrote:

Just starting now, tagged for later.

Argh!

Must...wait...10...hours...

Assuming Amazon shipped it. Still haven't gotten notice. :?

I got a shipping delay notice from Amazon :(. So much for release day shipping.

Yeah looks like the delay e-mail came around 4am.

Still no actual shipping notice or tracking. Amazon order page says "shipping soon." I'm sure we can complain and get a few $ gift card. But I'd rather be playing the game today.

Stele wrote:
imbiginjapan wrote:
Stele wrote:
Happytime Harry wrote:

Just starting now, tagged for later.

Argh!

Must...wait...10...hours...

Assuming Amazon shipped it. Still haven't gotten notice. :?

I got a shipping delay notice from Amazon :(. So much for release day shipping.

Yeah looks like the delay e-mail came around 4am.

Still no actual shipping notice or tracking. Amazon order page says "shipping soon." I'm sure we can complain and get a few $ gift card. But I'd rather be playing the game today. :mad:

I fired off a complaint this morning, and just received a response. They claim they'll have the game to me today before 6pm. I guess I'll believe it when I see it!

If I get a delay on same day shipping for Skyrim, I swear to god I will find a dragon and burn the entire state of Washington to cinders.

DARK SOULS DAY!!

I cancelled my preorder since it didn't ship and will just hit up stores after work. Somewhere will have it.

Tyrian wrote:

I fired off a complaint this morning, and just received a response. They claim they'll have the game to me today before 6pm. I guess I'll believe it when I see it!

Whoa. I don't know how they're pulling that off, but that would be great.

And I can't cancel, not going to lose the collector's edition over (at the worst) 24 hours. Especially if it's here tonight, that's only an 8-10 hour delay.

Wow, so definitely remember why I love/hate Demon Souls, literally right off the bat. Enjoy! hahaha.

I guess the lack of release day delivery options was a blessing in disguise. Should be waiting for me when I get home from work tonight! So excited

My copy is out for delivery right now...two thousand miles away from where I am. Guess I'll have a friend pick it up and chuck it into my apartment for me. The frustration begins now!

Just checked and Amazon says mine is sitting on my front porch. Time to figure out how to play hooky...

I'm glad I cancelled my pre-order now. This would be driving me nuts.

Still "shipping soon" for me... although in some cases that could mean it has already shipped, just not updated. But I'm not hopeful that it will be here in 6 hours.

I received a shipping notification from Amazon yesterday afternoon, but the tracking status has not updated today with "out for delivery" so who knows if it will actually arrive today UPS usually shows out for delivery at 6AM and delivered between 2-3:00 in the afternoon in my neighborhood. Like Stele, I'm not going to cancel my CE order because of a possible day or two delay. However, if you are out looking for new copies today, remember that Fry's is selling for $49, Target is giving a $10 gift card, and K-mart is doing their $20 gamer card thing.

To be honest, around the web (not here) I've seen a lot of "internetz rage" about the CE release aimed at Best Buy and Amazon that should probably be aimed at Namco or whoever is handling their distribution instead. A buddy of mine that works at a Best Buy in Illinois said they received only 2 CEs to cover double digit preorders. I haven't heard anything official from Amazon, but given their previous excellent delivery track record on preorders, it seems likely to me that their delays are Namco/distributor related as well.

Good Luck to everyone waiting for their copy or looking for a copy.

Edit: Now showing out for delivery at ups.com for my order so it will likely arrive today. Hopefully, everyone else waiting receives an update on their order soon.