IS THIS GAME FOR ME? DARK SOULS II A RENTAL GUIDE.
posted by Ezra81 (NEW CITY, NY) Sep 5, 2014
Member since Jan 2009
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Note. First and foremost, The Dark Souls franchise is NOT for everyone.That is intentional. At first I didn't like this game. But I refused to quit.This game has seriously increased my gaming ability & helped me become a better gamer & for that I am eternally thankful.
OK, now for most of these 1 ratings, most likely they didn't play the first game Demon Souls (PS3 exclusive), or second game (Dark Souls). If they did, they would have spared the game from a bunch of improper 1 ratings, & spared themselves a waisted rental.
If you are considering about renting this title you first have to understand the type of game this is. This franchise is not your average "difficult game". It will eat you up and spit you out.
I will give you a general "rent if you ( ), don't rent if you ( )" guide. This can help you determine if you would or would not enjoy this game. I highly suggest that you also do some research yourself.
IS THIS GAME RIGHT FOR ME? DARK SOULS II A RENTAL GUIDE
1. For Gamers who played the last two games; Demon Souls & Dark Souls.For first timers I suggest you play Demon Souls first (easiest of all 3).
2. Gamers that have EXTREME patience. If you are not a patient person, this game is NOT for you. (UNLESS you are willing to learn patience. This game WILL try your patience. Constantly).
3. Gamers that want to test their gaming skills (this game will test your abilities & improve them).
4. Gamers who look for challenge, & play games on the hardest difficulty setting available. I can't stress this enough, if you play for fun, casually and or easy setting, DO NOT RENT THIS GAME!
5. Gamers who don't mind dying in a game several thousand times. (No I am not exaggerating, lol.) But, there is a method to it's madness. The point behind Dark Souls, is to learn from your death.
6. Gamers who don't get angry easily. Remember, it's just a video game.
I hope that I was able to help you, & remember: always research a game before renting
posted by FaultyStorm4346 (MUKILTEO, WA) Mar 12, 2014
Member since Mar 2014
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
If you enjoyed the first Dark Souls you will love this one! It has some nice new graphics there is no longer a framerate issues since the game always runs at a sturdy 30 frames. The bosses in this game are very well designed and challenging and the world of Dark Souls two is huge and chalked full of exploration. This also added many new combat mechanics and the new torch mechanic which is actualy pretty usefull. Overall this is an amazing game a must buy or rent for all Dark Souls fans!
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Even with a slew up great upcoming titles in 2014, my bet is that Dark Souls 2 will stand as the best RPG this year. As a fan of the original I had my doubts on whether Dark Souls 2 could live up to the original game's greatness and without a doubt, it does. There are a few changes to the game worth mentioning. The first is the fast travel system that is implemented from the game's beginning, instead of more than 1/2 way thru like in Dark Souls. I was under the impression that you could jump around to any bonfire in the game from the get-go from the early reviews but this was misleading. You can fast travel to only ones you have visited. Another change in the game is that enemies don't respawn after you have killed them enough times. At first I was a little worried that this would detract from your ability to grind souls, but I have found that in certain areas off the beaten path
enemies still were present again and again. This change just seems to be in areas on the path to a boss to make it a little bit easier to reach them over and over. Also I have to mention that there is hollowing in the game when you die and everytime you are killed you lose 10% of your maxium health, up to 50%. This can be a real pain in the rear end because to reverse your hollowing you have to use an item at a bonfire and they are in limited supply (as are other items purchased from vendors). However about 6 hours into the game it is possible to get a ring that cuts your hp loss to 25% max; it just takes a bit of running to find it. One thing that is much improved are the graphics and I couldn't find 1 section of the game the had anything less than 30 fps frame rate (cough Blighttown). Dark Souls 2 is an amazing RPG with deep customization options and truly rewarding gameplay. Highly recommended for patient gamers that love a challenge.