Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King DLC (for PlayStation 3)
19 November 2014
Conclusion: Dark Souls II ends in an icy bang with the Crown of the Ivory King DLC. Despite a few weaknesses, the scenario in the frozen city of Eleum Loyce is fun, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding.
Pros: Well-designed cityscape and boss fights. Features plenty of interesting enemies, weapons, and equipment. Strong narrative.
Cons: The optional challenge path is perhaps the worst of the three DLC add-ons. The snowy aesthetic can get a bit repetitive.
Summary: Crown of the Ivory King represents the final, snowy chapter in From Software’s planned Lost Crown trilogy of Dark Souls 2 DLC. However, it also marks the first occasion I’ve returned to Drangleic since defeating the Queen Regent and completing the main game.
Excerpt: Firstly, I know you've probably bought this and played it, or at least played most of it. I said in the Crown of the Sunken King review, the score here means little in terms of your buying decision. S
Pros: Eleum Loyce is beautiful., New incentives to explore., A fine end to the series.
Cons: Difficulty is even more extreme., Some enemies seem almost unfair., No more Dark Souls 2.
Excerpt: After a robust main game and two great DLC chapters, Crown of the Ivory King, the third and final part of the trilogy, seems to go out of its way to catch you off guard. While it absolutely relies on a core foundation, its best moments are arrestingly creative.
Summary: FROM continues to surprise and amaze with the direction it is taking with the DLC. The Crown of the Iron King is a must have purchase for any fan. With beautiful graphics and haunting sound, you would be daft to not take the trek up Brume.
Excerpt: The first piece of Dark Souls II DLC delivered a lot of what we love about the series. It featured complex environments, unpredictable enemies, and vicious boss fights. Compared to Crown of the Old Iron King, however, part one just feels like a warm up.
(PlayStation 3) Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King
The Entertainment Depot
8 August 2014
Summary: Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King marks the beginning of what looks to be a great side story, complete with increased explorative elements, interactive environments, and sense of adventure.
Excerpt: The bonfires in Dark Souls have always been special and yet our relationship to them can be fragile: although freed of their role in levelling up in the sequel, finding and lighting them is still something of a moment to savour, a chance to breathe.
Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King (PS3) - Review
30 July 2014
Excerpt: Dark Souls II is easily one of my favorite games of 2014 and when, after many many attempts, I was finally successful in completing the main story, I couldn't wait for my next taste of the Souls franchise.