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
Amazing, but get Scholar of the First SinMurderbot735 | July 30, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »
This game is absolutely amazing. It's super long, but every area is unique and well thought-out. The combat feels great, and is a bit more fluid than Dark Souls 1. One thing that I think is worse is that while Dark Souls's (1) world felt very connected, and you could get anywhere decently quickly by just running with all the different shortcuts, Dark Soul 2's world felt a lot more fragmented, with areas that where unreachable without various other traveling methods, and running between bonfires would have been terrible. The bosses are great, but most of them are not that imaginative, but still good. It's a lot of humanoids. There are a lot of different weapons, with different move sets. Even weapons that looks similar can be completely different, and they can also be worn with both hands to change things up even more. Different kinds of magic is also present, and it's really fun to use. I played this with a controller and then the controls are great, but I've heard that they're pretty bad with a keyboard. The thing is, I have no idea why you would buy this when Scholar of the First Sin is out. That adds all the DLC, upgrades enemy placement and much more. It's not much more expensive either. Get that instead.
Great Purchase. Would recommend to most RPG gamers.SovietGenie | July 21, 2015 | See all SovietGenie's reviews »
For 25 bucks, this game is great. Even if you are not a fan of Souls titles, this game more or less makes an attempt at being more compatible with computer gamers and offers great visuals and stunning gameplay. The physics and the way PvE and PvP both feel is fluid and seamless. As far as the cons are concerned, this game is keeping in the classic Souls difficulty. Combat takes good timing and skill development, and you need to have a good grasp of what is where and also to mind your surroundings. I am not good at this game by any means, but it really is fun to play.
The best game that'll make you hate yourselfThe1337N00Bx | July 18, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »
I'm a huge fan of the Souls series, and while I like Dark Souls 1 more, this is still an amazing game. It's got a large open world with a large amount of diverse enemies and bosses. It's got a very dark vibe to it that suits the game perfect. It's a very hard game, so I wouldn't recommend this to casual gamers, but if you want a game that'll make you feel bad about your gaming skill, this is for you. There are always players trying to invade worlds, so there's no shortage of PVP, but if that's not your speed you can just opt not to let people invade your world, but I find it adds to the fun and difficulty of the game. As far as story goes, there really isn't a direct one, but you can piece a story together through the surroundings and item descriptions, but a lot is implied. This game is so amazing though, it doesn't need a story. If you've got the time to actually get good at this game, it's well worth it and I would highly recommend this game.
Not nearly as good as the firsthellball | June 29, 2015 | See all hellball's reviews »
On it's own, this game would be pretty good, however it followed a game that was in every way (save graphically whoop-di-doo) superior. Combat controls in DS1 are much tighter, the game is more balanced, and the bosses are much more memorable in the first game. In this all but maybe four, five? Bosses are just big dudes in armour and most of the one's that aren't the same boss (yes the same boss appears three times if I recall correctly) they are almost exact replicas of bosses in Dark Souls 1. Not an awful game, but save your money and buy the first game. (Technically second as Demon Souls was first but that is a PS3 exclusive).
Take this challengenifeleki | June 12, 2015 | See all nifeleki's reviews »
Namco Bandai came in the game industry with the Dark soul series and change the philosophy of gaming.They made a hard game with no mistakes forgiven.You will die again and again and after many times of attempts , cursing and oblivion you will get the gameplay and you will progress and after progression you will feel the joy of success. Darksouls 2 is the second adition to the series ,it can be played on average+ pcs and in 40-60 frames.The visuals are moderate but the game runs really smoothly without the many promblems that came with the first one.The game is easier than the first one and especially considering the boss fights.Bosses are lacked of creativity as some of them were brought from dark souls 1 and others didnt have the right magnitude. There are some changes in the game , teleportation from bonefires is available from the start, when you die you lose a portion of life as you go hollow , players can use torches for illuminating dark areas or frighten enemies and as a phantom, players can use estus flasks. Multiplayer and co-op is better than the previous game.Players can find each other easier now with the use of the Name-engraved Ring which make it easier to connect to worlds of players who chose the same god.There is also a voice chat.The map of the game is a bit more linear than the first one as everything connects to majula the first place the hero goes and the main one. Darksouls 2 provides many hours of gameplay and if you like pvp battles i would say unlimited.Aspect ratio of 21:9 didnt work for me so i used flawless widescreen to play on my 29 inch monitor.The game comes out in the scholar of the first sin edition which includes many upgrades and all the dlcs. The game is a challenge but it worths the trouble.