Dark Souls II
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Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, Dark Souls™ II is the highly anticipated sequel to the gruelling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls™. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.
Dark Souls™ II brings the franchise’s renowned obscurity & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.
Join the dark journey and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and the unrelenting challenge that only FROM SOFTWARE can deliver.
Go Beyond Death: dare yourself to engage against intense gameplay in a vast world powered by an all new engine that leaps graphics, sound & fx forward like never before
A labyrinth of monsters & bosses: immerse yourself into mind-bending environments filled with new twisted monsters and deadly bosses that could only come from the imagination of from software
Sensory assault: a wide range of threats will prey on human senses & phobias - auditory hallucinations, vertigo, acrophobia, etc
Deeper and darker: more intricate customization options provide weapons and armor tailoring to player style
Evolved multiplayer: updated multiplayer system enables improved online interaction to bring forward cooperative & competitive play
Refined gameplay: Dark Souls™ II features fluid motion-capture animations, upgraded combat system, a vastly expanded suite of characters, deeper customization options, new weapons, armor abilities, and balanced player progression system
Probably the most challenging and rewarding game of 2014.emetalce | March 12, 2015 | See all emetalce's reviews »
From the get go this game pissed me off, threw a bunch of crap at me and didn't tell me where to go. I was starting to question why I spent 40$ on the game but as time progressed and countless souls lost, the game had taught you to play smart and defensive. In no time at all I was at the last boss with a buddy and then it was done like that.
The visuals of this game however were nothing impressive and if you had half a mind, you would have been running gedesato to enhance what should have been there from the start.
In short I would say that if you are looking for a challenge with not a see through story, I would pick this game up. It may not be as hard as the first one, but it is a whole lot less clunkier and the 60fps addition was a nice touch.
Want a Challenge?DeadlyKrueger | March 10, 2015 | See all DeadlyKrueger's reviews »
Do you like dying in video games? Do you like a deep lore? Do you like raging so much that you might break something? If you said yes, you need dark souls. if you said no...you need dark souls! There is no way around it, Dark Souls 2 is awesome! It's a challenging rpg that takes a different approach to combat. Instead of having a hack n slash, turn based or even a "dark knight button pressing" style (Cant remember what that is called). Dark Souls 2 takes patience to learn and patience to master. It's not challenging in a sense it throws a lot of enemies at you, it really doesn't The most I've fought is maybe 10 rats, besides that no more than 5. Bosses don't even have a lot of health. It' just hard to describe. There are a lot of hit detection issues and some will say that's why it's challenging, you'll dye by either a cheap camera system or bad hit detection.
Either way it's fun to play, nice rage simulator! I highly recommend Dark Souls 2, or any of the "souls" games to anyone looking for something fun and different
100+ hours worthjakewalle | March 6, 2015 | See all jakewalle's reviews »
If you want a game that truly challenges you you should try this game out. After you've finished dark souls 2 you'll want to play the first one, but I must say you should play the second one before the first one because the second one is easier in many ways compared to the first one. The game itself is fantastic. Most of the enemies rarely go in the exact same way as they use to and the bosses will suprice you a lot compared to other games. If you want a challenge go for it! Ive spent a 100+ hours in it so far (including the dlcs)
Two steps forward one step backBMOIAM | March 3, 2015 | See all BMOIAM's reviews »
Dark souls II the squeal to Dark Souls may be one of the best games of 2014 The Combat although more sluggish and less "snappy" than the original dark souls has taken many steps forward in the right direction but is lacking. The enemies in this game are varied and interesting if you did not play the original dark souls, if you did many of the enemies from the past game are repeated here and many of them are stylistic similar.
As far as challenge goes, this game will test your wit and your resolve, many of the areas require careful assessment and understanding, you will die, but not just as a punishment but rather an opportunity, an opportunity to learn and understand the game, dying early in this game is not a set back but rather an advantage as it will better prepare you for what this title has in-store for you later.
Overall Dark Souls II is truly a step forward in the souls series although it could take some advance from its past self.
More Frustrating than FunJaybot31k | Feb. 10, 2015 | See all Jaybot31k's reviews »
There's something missing from this game that really made me love the original. And I can't quite put my finger on it. There were SO MANY bosses in this game, a lot of them disposable, unlike DS1 which featured way less of them, and each required their own unique strategy (and a lot of time) to beat.
I also found myself absolutely clueless as to what I was supposed to do next; I would get a key, or item that would unlock something on the far end of the world, but would be given no indication as to what this was or where I was supposed to go. I thought this world was much too expansive and convoluted to be able to keep track of every locked door or odd little thing that required an item to unlock.
Was it fun? Sure. But it juts wasn't as satisfying as the original, which was one certainly the biggest challenge of my video gaming career.
And the graphics are meh.