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
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.
THE Current Gen RPG/Rage Gameemptyhaven | Jan. 13, 2015 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
Currently one of the best RPGs in this current console generation, Dark Souls II brings "grinding" to a whole new level (get it?).
This game almost forces you to relive through every horror again and again until you get it right, and this is wonderful, and very common, RPG gameplay right there, except instead of turn-based combat, you get real time combat, spread over a vast and very scenic world.
Combat is supposed to be frustrating, with every boss battle truly testing your patience, and death is only the continuation of your life.
The game's story also does a great job of drawing you into it. The world is certainly well-built, and you can't help but feel immersed in it.
I would recommend this game to others. I urge everyone to lose themselves in it, and maybe scream a bit at the screen as well.
A fun, challenging rpgdaniyyel | Jan. 10, 2015 | See all daniyyel's reviews »
This is a pretty great sequel. Dark Souls 2 is a fun , challenging RPG. The combat is great and the clunkiness of the movement adds to the tension and the challenge. There are many ways to customize your loadout, weapons and stats to fit your fighting style. Environments are large, beautiful and non-linear. The bosses and some of the most epic and challenging fights ever seen. I highly recommend it.