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post Dec 9 2012, 03:56 AM
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Yeeeeeeeeeeees! I'm still knee deep in the first Dark Souls and hearing about this has just made my night!


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post Mar 12 2014, 12:21 PM
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Twelve hours played so far. Game so far is better than Dark Souls for me. It's definitely harder, considering I am very familiar with the gameplay from playing hours and hours of Dark Souls and Demon's Souls. Getting my ass handed to me. Love the changes, like the UI. Game seems to take the best parts of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls; though it seems to be a bit closer to Demon's Souls in a lot of ways.

Only thing that is a bit disappointing is the interconnected open world seems to be faked this time around. It's how they did it in Metroid Prime (which is not bad tbh) from I can tell. Meaning there is still a sense of space and where things are in world. However, when you head to a place where another area should be, it is just cleverly loaded in via tunnels and elevators. When you try to view other areas there is either walls and mountains to cover it up or a scaled down representation in the background because the area you are looking at does not seem to be physically there, which is unlike Dark Souls. In Dark Souls, you can see how everything is packed together and connected, like you can see Demon Ruins from Tomb of the Giants (there is map viewer for PC so you can see how everything is connected). When see one area from another in Dark Souls it is the actual physical game area that you are looking.

I imagine there is a technical limitation, in the same way it was for Metroid Prime, for having the world like this because the game world is larger than Dark Souls. The flip side is you still get an open world with clever shortcuts of Dark Souls, but some of that Hub World with focused atmosphere "levels" that a lot of people enjoyed better with Demon's Souls too. As mentioned this game is not only larger than Dark Souls, plus DLC, but pack with more content per space used. It's insane. There is a lot of stuff to do in this game. Then you have new stuff to look forward to in NG+ and NG++ (confirmed). Crazy! Really, the cool thing about the world design is you have more options on where you want to go. If you get stuck on a boss, you can just go work through another area. Should make multiple playthroughs feel fresh as well.

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AC9breaker   Dark Souls 2   Dec 9 2012, 03:56 AM
Scan_Man   Folks over at Neogaf are having a meltdown because...   Dec 9 2012, 05:32 AM
Crushinator   Hyped, just gimme more Dark Souls. As usual Neo...   Dec 9 2012, 05:02 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   It was also announced as a PC release along side c...   Dec 11 2012, 10:12 AM
HC82   *skeet skeet*   Dec 11 2012, 12:10 PM
Crushinator   Trailer tomorrow! 12 minutes, hel yeh!   Apr 9 2013, 04:19 PM
Crushinator   Looks damn good, I like the monsters interaction w...   Apr 10 2013, 01:23 PM
Scan_Man   Yup that's Dark Souls alright. It was cemented whe...   Apr 10 2013, 05:53 PM
Scan_Man   Wow been really busy lately, but I managed to play...   Nov 10 2013, 03:00 PM
Crushinator   Dying Intensifies   Jan 15 2014, 12:02 AM
HC82   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jan 15 2014, 01:02 AM...   Jan 15 2014, 10:09 AM
Scan_Man   Soon! Apparently this game has a shit ton of conte...   Mar 8 2014, 07:28 PM
Scan_Man   Twelve hours played so far. Game so far is better ...   Mar 12 2014, 12:21 PM
Scan_Man   Beat it. Game is excellent. The cool thing is it d...   Mar 18 2014, 05:55 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   Still waiting for the master race version to come ...   Mar 24 2014, 12:59 PM
HC82   Pre-Downloading this badboy as we speak on mah PC.   Apr 22 2014, 11:07 PM
Scan_Man   Man PC version vs PS3 version is night and day. On...   Apr 25 2014, 01:58 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   http://steamcommunity.com/app/236430/discu...42399...   May 21 2014, 07:51 AM
Scan_Man   Interesting. Why did it take a month for folks to ...   May 21 2014, 11:45 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   Some people noticed earlier, though a lot were the...   May 22 2014, 09:18 AM
AC9breaker   So hows everyone doing on this game? I picked it ...   May 25 2014, 02:52 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ May 25 2014, 02:52 AM)...   May 25 2014, 10:37 AM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ May 25 2014, 02:52 AM)...   May 28 2014, 05:10 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   Poison arrows are almost a must have investment fo...   May 28 2014, 08:08 AM
AC9breaker   Well, whenever I play these Dark Souls games I mak...   May 31 2014, 09:03 PM

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