Gamers are in for a big surprise in DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin. An unforgettable journey awaits you in a breathtaking world where each dark corner and unexpected encounter will test your resolve. Go beyond what you thought was possible and discover incredible challenge and intense emotional reward. Whether you’ve previously played DARK SOULS™ II, or are new to the award-winning franchise, you are in for an entirely different experience with this exclusive, “Director’s Cut” version of the game.
The definitive edition of DARK SOULS™ II. DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin includes all the DARK SOULS™ II content released to-date in one package and much more!
A brand new experience and challenge. Enemy placement has been overhauled, resulting in a completely different play dynamic than experienced before. The safe zones that some players remembered are no longer safe! A new NPC invader called Forlorn will also play a key role in changing the gameplay experience. Hardened players will have to forget everything they thought they knew about DARK SOULS™ II.
Online play has been enhanced with the addition of a special item to regulate souls acquired in battle - it’s now possible to match up more consistently online. The number of players who can participate in an online session has also been increased, from 4 to 6 people, completely changing the online play dynamic.
DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin brings the franchise’s renowned obscurity & gripping gameplay to a new level. Join the dark journey and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and unrelenting challenge.
DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin & ©2015 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. / ©2011-2015 FromSoftware, Inc.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is a masterpiece. While it may not be perfect, the game has great gameplay, amazing graphics, a wonderful soundtrack, and a plot that might be confusing at first, but once you start reading the items' descriptions you learn more about the game's lore, which is something you don't learn much about from watching its cutscenes and talking to the different NPCs. While the game might be frustrating at times, it is worth playing from beginning to end due to how rewarding it feels to finally beat that part you could never get past. It is all a matter of learning from your own mistakes and trying different strategies to beat whatever obstacle you are facing at the time. The game has two different endings, multiple possible character builds and there are some changes when playing in New Game +, so the game has a lot of replayability. In conclusion, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is a must buy for every person who wants a tough, but fair challenge. If you have played any other games in the franchise, it is worth getting full price. However, people who are not into this kind of game might want to wait for it to be on sale.
As someone who enjoyed the original Dark Souls due to its combat system, it was great to see that this game had focused on giving the player more options with regard to how they would like to build their character. With a larger weapon selection, proper dual-wielding (which includes the ability to use both weapons at the same time) and a rebalanced magic system, it is easier to create a personalized character that is viable in PvP. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed playing Dark Souls 2 and would want more of the same.
I was not sure what to expect when i got this game. Most of the reviews i saw said this game was not as good as the first one, or things like that. Honestly i expected to be disappointed, but i was utterly wrong. This game can stand by itselft, as improves many thing of the original Dark Souls. I haven't finished yet, but i know that the gameplay, graphics, music, and overall atmosphere is great, you fell like you're into the world of Drangleic. It became one of my favorite games, and i enjoy expending time in it. I would really recommend it, and get the Scholar of the First Sin version, as improves the graphics and some enemies of the original Dark Souls II, and you get the DLC.
This game is amazing! Yes its hard and it doesn't hold you're hand but once you start figuring it out it is one of the most satisfying games you will play. I only just started playing about a month ago and I'm kicking myself for not trying it earlier.
Dark Souls II is, like Dark Souls before it, (in)famous for its difficulty. Beating a boss, no, just actually surviving long enough to get to a checkpoint is a challenge and makes you feel like a boss, as well as relieved, when it is all over. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin plays a lot like Dark Souls. There are plenty of new armors, weapons, and items to find and use, but none of them will ever make you feel overpowered due to how intentionally underpowered you are in the game. Even if you have dumped hundreds of hours into the game, levelled up your character, and upgraded your weapons and armor, you will still find even the enemies in the beginning to be a challenge and able to kill you quite easily if you mess up. You have to take the game slowly in order to survive, and even then most of the game is trial and error, memorizing enemy and trap placement, perfecting fighting strategies. It is all extremely slow and tedious and most definitely not for everybody, but if you persist it will all feel worth it. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is one of the most challenging games in existence. If you are not willing to devote hundreds of hours just trying to figure out how to get to the first boss without dying and then spending countless more working your way back to the boss because you lost on your first try, avoid Dark Souls II. And Dark Souls. And Demon Souls and Bloodbourne. Play something else and keep your sanity.
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