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Title: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Kaizer on December 10, 2012, 10:09:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-dcwB3qTMA

It was announced, :D

very little info is out right now, but suffice to say, they are changing the multiplayer to a server based type (most likely for better pvp and grouping) as well as original director,  Miyazaki is not directing it, but is a supervisor

http://www.darksoulsii.com/
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Gungnir on January 30, 2013, 10:09:40 am
I have the first one, but keep not playing it because i don't have a wired xbox controller that I can use. I played with keyboard for a while but it was just infuriating. 'twas still fun but.....yeah.


Anyway, looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Kaizer on January 30, 2013, 10:31:02 am
yeah the pc port wasn't handled very well, I think a mod was released that helps to fix a lot of the ports issues


late december release date on dark souls 2 though!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: PatMan33 on January 30, 2013, 02:51:46 pm
Do they plan on doing anything new?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 30, 2013, 06:33:37 pm
Man I loved dark souls. But their are two trigger words that put me on watch mode. Those words are streamlined and accessible (PR talk for dumbing down) I've heard at least one of those words about dark souls 2 already. So Ill keep a very wary eye on it.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Kaizer on January 30, 2013, 07:38:54 pm
the new director wants to make the story more streamlined whereas in darksouls the story was yours to piece together through items you found and the small bits of actual conversation you had with the few npcs in the game

he said more accessible but I think he was talking about more along the lines of actually telling you what the hell stuff does in the game, because to be quite frank half of the hard part of the game is understanding what everything does since the basic tutorial really doesn't cover much and leaves everything up to you to figure out
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: eropS on January 30, 2013, 08:04:45 pm
I like that. That's a whole characteristic that sets the game apart. I hope they don't do that.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Kaizer on January 30, 2013, 08:26:36 pm
I agree wholeheartedly, the original director is staying on to give guidance so hopefully they don't stray too far from the original (to be fair I would like a little better direction on where the hell to go at times)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Gungnir on January 09, 2014, 01:16:15 pm
Finally beat the first Dark Souls. Gwyn took me a lonnnnng time to beat. Suddenly I'm really excited for DS2. :D
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Gungnir on April 08, 2014, 08:17:14 pm
Soooo this is out now.

Anyone playing, or are you all waiting for the PC version to come out first?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: PatMan33 on April 08, 2014, 08:26:30 pm
Not as good as Demon's Souls.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Gungnir on April 09, 2014, 07:10:10 pm
Eh....I think the first time playing a souls game is a special experience that you can't really repeat again. Still fun game.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Tesla on April 15, 2015, 02:20:53 pm
Yo, this is the only thread that has anything to do with the souls games.

So since there's a lot of press about Bloodborne recently, I decided to give Dark Souls a try. I can see why people like it, but... no pausing? Really? Really? REALLY? It infuriates me to no end that this game is essentially ruined for me because it lacks a feature as basic and essential as game saves or start screens. I cannot play this game in my house, where I frequently have to get a door or let a dog outside or something. It's extremely disappointing because I do enjoy the game, but the lack of an inability to pause brings me more frustration than any real difficulty in the game.

Sorry, had to rant a bit.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: eropS on April 15, 2015, 03:16:26 pm
I like no pause; if you could pause during big boss fights or unexpected encounters it would take from the tension the game goes for.

Surely you can play the game, just take a few seconds to run to a safe (clear) area to do whatever, you just have to play with it in mind like any other online game.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Celdur on April 15, 2015, 03:42:24 pm
yeah, enemies don't wander around a lot.
just go to a safe spot or a place you already cleared, you should be fine.
also, sitting at a bonfire is 100% safe.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Tesla on April 15, 2015, 04:18:48 pm
sometimes i don't have a few seconds, if someone comes to the door while im fighting a boss, im screwed :|
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: eropS on April 15, 2015, 04:37:07 pm
Do people really come to the door so much you cant plan for a 5 minute stretch?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Tesla on April 15, 2015, 04:38:56 pm
it's not like it happens every time i play, or even very often, but it's such a bizarre design choice to leave something like a pause function out
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: Celdur on April 15, 2015, 04:51:00 pm
it's partly to stop people from abusing using items while paused, and to stop cowards from pausing all the time.
you'd be surprised how many people pause when they get in a tense situation.

the main reason is the multiplayer though.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: PatMan33 on April 15, 2015, 05:11:24 pm
Let's be clear that pausing and accessing an inventory screen need not be the same action.

Also pausing brings with it its own perils, as you have to then re-acclimate yourself to the scene.

But I don't care either way. Totes not my kind of game.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kaizer on August 08, 2015, 12:55:25 am
gentlemen,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HIxuGi_2TQ

prepare to die again......again
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: PatMan33 on August 08, 2015, 06:50:29 am
Unless it sucks.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 2
Post by: /lurk on August 08, 2015, 07:17:51 am
From Software are actually pretty good and it's a shame they're wasting their time making the same game five times.

I blame twitch.