posted by B1ackH4wk (FAYETTEVILLE, TN) Dec 3, 2014
Member since Dec 2014
Like Dark Souls the mechanics are solid with a slight learning curse. But once you've got them down you can apply them to most of the enemies in the game.
The bosses are like nothing you've dealt with before (unless you've played the 2 games leading to this one.) No one boss is like another. In fact, I don't think any boss mechanic was reused even from the previous game(s). I have yet to play Demon Souls though.
I beat the game twice before sending it back. I believe you can beat it 8 times (NG+7) with each New Game being progressively harder. If you're up for a challenge and never give up, this is a game for you.
The soundtrack, graphics, audio and Lore are outstanding as well.
posted by mikeybones1981 (MEDFORD, MA) Oct 19, 2014
Member since Oct 2014
Let me just say, first and foremost, I'm a bro gamer. I like COD and BF. I love bragging rights. Also, I like a challenge. Dark Souls 2, like its predecessors (Demon's and Dark Souls 1) provide that challenge. Yes, the learning curve is steep. Yes, you will die repeatedly. Yes, there is no magic compass pointing you in the right direction. That to me is the fun that I think a lot of these poor reviewers are missing. How can people possibly say this game is not playable without even giving it a fair shake?
Nintendo games of late eighties and early nineties were just about as challenging, if not moreso. Like those games, there's a lot of trial and error involved in the Souls franchise. Do think people gave up so easily when you fell into a pit in Super Mario Bros.? How about Ninja Gaiden? Guess not. These games are classics and are so for one reason: challenge. Now adays when games are so easy, hand hold you, and push you along with imaginary hands just to get you through a half-baked 6 hour story for a $60 point of admission. Wouldn't you rather get 100 hours of gameplay that pulls you in and keeps your attention?
So I ask you this fellow bro gamers and poor reviewers: What do you value? Instant gratification or a stiff challenge? Dark Souls will provide both if you give it a chance.
IS THIS GAME FOR ME? DARK SOULS II A RENTAL GUIDE.
posted by Ezra81 (NEW CITY, NY) Sep 5, 2014
Member since Jan 2009
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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