Summary: From Software's effort on the petition-inspired PC version of Dark Souls, aside from the new Prepare to Die Edition content, was less than what fans had hoped for. Having solidified the game's excellence a year ago, however, expanding its content can only serve to enhance players' experiences with...
Pros: Incredible depth of play, Fierce challenge that isn't cheap, Learning the game world, then building a character, equipment loads, and skills around that knowledge
Cons: Technical hiccups like throttled resolution and frame rate, Poor PC controls essentially require purchase of a USB controller
Excerpt: Few games leave me as torn as Dark Souls . The game is incredibly hard - almost to the point where it is soul crushing. At the same time, there's a fun sense of achievement weaving throughout the entire game. Every death is a painful chance to learn something new about the game's mechanics.
Summary: First, allow me to begin with a caveat; I have not completed Dark Souls . I have invested over 90 hours of play into the game, exploring the vast majority of its world and facing off against (if not defeating) many of the boss enemies.
Excerpt: Dark Souls is the debut Japanese-style RPG from Warfare Studios. It was created using RPG Maker XP and boasts an extensive amount of detailed custom sprite work and a cool anti-hero protagonist to complement its traditional music and gameplay.
Conclusion: Enjoy the next few weeks, during which there will be a steady population touring through the chapter, seamlessly and thinly appearing in one another's games like ghosts in a dream. Soon, the people will have moved on: Eleum Loyce will return to ice and all but the small group of NPCs you gathered at...
Conclusion: A brisk and challenging chapter, Crown of the Old Iron King's strength is in its unique setting and the difference in tone and ambiance this brings. Compared to its predecessor, it's somewhat brief, but it's arguably more memorable in terms of both its foes and vistas.
Conclusion: It's a strong start for this series of add-on chapters for Dark Souls 2, then. There are no standout battles - save, perhaps, for the grim final encounter - but the cumulative effect of its fights, puzzles and secrets is memorable: Sanctum City and its offshoot areas lodge in the mind like so many...
Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King DLC review
28 July 2014
Summary: De Crown of the Sunken King DLC voor Dark Souls II is nu verkrijgbaar voor de pc, PlayStation 3 en Xbox 360. Crown of the Old Iron King volgt op 26 augustus en Crown of the Ivory King komt uit op 24 september.