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Dark Souls 2- My Thoughts, Fears, And Hopes

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I absolutely love the Soul series. I was introduced through Dark Souls then later on went back and played Demon Souls which in my opinion is the easier game. So now we have Dark Souls 2 and it looks awesome. The graphics are amazing and I love the amount of work they put into the surrounding areas. Hardcore Dark Souls fans are scared that this game is going to be too “easy” or that it won’t live up to expectations and it’s going to flat out suck.

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Think about this though… Dark Souls isn’t a “hard” game to begin with. It’s a game that has you constantly thinking ahead of your enemies. If you rush into a building and try to Dynasty Warrior them to death then yeah you’re going to die a lot but if you take your time and study your opponents every move then you can get quite far without dying and don’t say that’s not true because I have literally went through the entire game and only died twice. Dark Souls will punish you for the mistakes you make.

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Am I afraid that Dark Souls 2 might suck? Of course I am but it’s not the first time i’ve been scared that a game I really love might not be as good as the first one. Dark Souls 2 is gorgeous and the gameplay looks so much better than any of it’s predecessors. It looks very fluid, and responsive. Gone are the days of trying to win a duel with a backstab.  The magic in the game looks badass and i’m considering going through my first playthrough as a mage and that’s a class I usually avoid playing in every game. I’m more of a in your face guy and i’m damn good at it too. I personally don’t think we have anything to be worried about in Dark Souls 2 but I do have somethings I want improved with the game that I really didn’t like about the first Dark Souls game.

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Finding friends or anyone in general to play Dark Souls with has always been hard. When you do find someone to summon you’ll frequently get the connection lost sign time and time again until you eventually give up and go on alone or you get lucky and manage to get a single partner out of the ten or so you tried to summon before them. I would like to see some sort of drop in and out system or a matchmaking lobby of sorts for the multiplayer. I think it would make the game more fun to playthrough with your friends without having to hunt for their sign.

Another thing I really hated was trying to play Dark Souls on the PC. PC gamers got the worst port ever with this game. I had to plug in my Xbox controller just to play and i’m glad I originally brought Dark Souls for the PS3 because if you don’t mod Dark Souls then you’re going to have a hard time enjoying it on the PC. The frame rate was terrible on consoles {i’m looking at you Blightown} and just as bad on the PC. Thankfully I was able to download a mod that fixed that problem along with the resolution so I had a much more enjoyable experience. That still doesn’t excuse the crappy PC port but it made it easier to play.

And there you have it my thoughts on Dark Souls 2! I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon. Below are some links to various articles related to Dark Souls 2.

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    TheSegaDude
    Aug 24, 2013 1:51 am

    I just recently started playing Dark Souls on the xbox and I love it. It’s so freaking hard but I’m really enjoying it. It’s hard but I love how everything matters. You have to know how to control your character and button mashing will be the end up you. It feels very fresh! Modern game with retro challenge. I didn’t know there was a Dark Souls 2. Now I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

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      drakulus23
      Aug 24, 2013 2:44 am

      Dark Souls 2 looks so much better than Dark Souls. The gameplay is fluid, and loose and the difficulty is still there. If you find that you’re having too much problems playing Dark Souls I can give you some helpful tips. 1. Choose a Knight as your starting class. The gear alone that this guy wears will keep you alive when it matters. He has the best starting gear. 2.Choose the master key as your gift because all the other ones are just about useless. 3. keep your shield up if you’re in unknown territory and you’ll be fine. Hope this helps. If you need more advanced advice just ask me and i’ll love to help you out.

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