Summary: Having invested over 150 hours and having beaten the entire game + all 3 DLCs in NG+, I have to say that this game is pretty bad. The main issues come from the controls and the core mechanics. They're terrible. First off, the jump button shouldn't be default bound to the movement stick.
Not the same game as the PS4/XboxOne/PC versions, even though it has the same title.
5 May 2015
Summary: This is not the game I thought it was. Scholar of the First Sin, on the PS3, is just the original Dark Souls II, with the DLC. It is a great deal at $30, and it is one of the best games I've ever played.
Great game! Warning - save files are Copy Protected
28 February 2015
Summary: A 5-star game. This is the most approachable game in the Souls series. It's still quite difficult, though. The tone is a bit more mature than previous games. The world in DS2 is more sad and less awe-inspiring than Demon's Souls or DS1.
Summary: To save you some time I'll start with this: if you enjoyed or didn't enjoy the first Dark Souls and, to a lesser extent, the spiritual progenitor of Demon's Souls you will probably feel the same way about Dark Souls 2.