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Dark Souls II

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by Kohlar the Unkilled, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass

    The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass Sahrot Vahlok Spaan. Bahnahgaar. Minion #88!
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    You can look them up on youtube. I think Silver Mont or Sunlight Blade goes over it. MANY nerfs. Idk if they have fixed poise yet, though.
     
  2. Clau

    Clau The Fateless One

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    Getting the Crown of the Sunken King this weekend. I heard two more are coming out soon. But why do I have a feeling that they will likely release a GOTY edition containing all of the DLCs?
     
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  3. The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass

    The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass Sahrot Vahlok Spaan. Bahnahgaar. Minion #88!
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    As much as I like Dark Souls 2, I honestly do not think it is GOTY material.
     
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    Kohlar, you're not crazy. At least if you are I am, because I view video games much the same way: as works of art. And Skyrim is definitely one of the best works of art I've played. :) I haven't had the chance to play its predecessor yet - I ordered it from Gamefly but they sent out a different game instead for some reason - but I'm really looking forward to it. As for Dark Souls, I dunno. I've heard mixed reviews about it so I've been on the fence about whether or not to play it. I think I just might now.


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  5. Clau

    Clau The Fateless One

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    Yes, however I would welcome an edition that has the DLCs and maybe some more content much like its predecessor that had the Prepare to die edition. Much of this wanting comes from the unavailability of a season pass here in North America. I wish they also port this over to the next gen consoles and if so, a complete edition one.
     
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    Wish I could get in to those kind of games. I played a little bit of demon souls but it kicked my butt. I might try it again someday.
     
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  7. The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass

    The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass Sahrot Vahlok Spaan. Bahnahgaar. Minion #88!
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    It's mostly about learning from your mistakes.
     
  8. Clau

    Clau The Fateless One

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    Plus patience goes a long way for Dark Souls. I once gave up DS when I couldn't beat Smough and Ornstein.....Alongside Peaches and 4 Kings.
     
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    Harkin Necromatic Mastermind

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    If anyones gonna play something in the Dark souls series, definately play Dark souls 1 (the original) DS 2, for me was a dissapointment, I still play it but it didn't grip me like numero uno, the realization that Location A is right next to B because you discovered a shortcut was mindblowing. Gah, Dark souls 1 felt great running around and learning each place was connected...wow.

    Dark souls 2 is just places split up that you warp to, with no sense of connection. Like a broken Puzzle.

    I found out one of the major directors in Dark souls 1 wasnt present in the second game, which has got to be a reason why it didn't have the same effect. This same guy is present and currently working on "Bloodborne" so yeah things look decent!

    @Clau - did you enjoy the Crown of the Sunken King DLC? I only have ever bought 1 DLC in my time, and that was the artorias expansion for Dark souls 1 and I enjoyed every damn bit of it!

    Some things improved in DS 2 like sprinting, and the animations, but the visuals went back a step.

    I still to this day, have to stop and look at Anor Londo, theres no place in Dark souls 2 that comes close to Anor Londo from DS 1 :)
     
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  10. Kohlar the Unkilled

    Kohlar the Unkilled Time for some ale

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    I pretty much concur with all you've said. I still haven't picked DSII back up, but I will... I will.
     
  11. The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass

    The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass Sahrot Vahlok Spaan. Bahnahgaar. Minion #88!
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    I also have lost faith in Dark Souls 2. I will not be buying any of the dlcs, which are essentially cheap paywalls on the story that should have been there to begin with. The Japanese to English translations also either completely left out or completely misinterpreted much of the original lore. And then the lore that it does give us is either unimpactful and lacking conviction, or is just flat out poor. Difficulty also relies heavily on artificial substitutions as they throw in multiple enemies at once, or give them insanely buffed stats, or a combination of both to substitute for the natural challenge that the first game utilized. Ultimately, many of the original dev team, or at least some, did not participate in the sequel's development, and it shows.

    All in all, Dark Souls 2 was a massive disappointment after I played it out, beat it a few times, and saw it for what it was.
     
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