Excerpt: It took me a whole two and a half years to push myself beyond the deliberately unwelcoming first few levels of Dark Souls , and even now, after punching through the whole of it in a mere four days and developing a begrudging respect for the game, I'm not convinced that it's truly great.
Excerpt: Dark Souls II is the third entry in From Software’s influential ‘Souls’ series that combines traditional action RPG elements with innovative multiplayer features. This is the first game in the franchise that isn’t directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, although he did perform the role of supervisor on the...
Excerpt: We flail wildly at the action button as our character reaches out to the fog gate, a barrier separating one area from another. Behind us, the platoon of 15-foot-tall knights we just ran past clanks after us. As their halberds fall, we step through the gate, unscathed.
Summary: The Crown of the Sunken King is a very promising start to a challenging trilogy. The added puzzles, tougher bosses, and unique environments make this DLC a must-have for any Dark Souls fans and a welcome addition to a game that already offers so many unique challenges.
Pros: New and challenging areas, Great boss fights, Now featuring puzzles!
Cons: Added difficulty sometimes feels cheap, The new puzzling element is pretty simple
Dark Souls II (Xbox 360) Review – Prepare for Rage Inducing Difficulty, All Over Again
Canadian Online Gamers
17 May 2014
Excerpt: When Dark Souls landed on my doorstep some two and half years ago, initially I wasn’t crazy about it. I distinctly recall those first few hours into Dark Souls and how it tested my every last nerve. I never played Demon Souls, so I had no clue what Dark Souls was all about.
Summary: Dark Souls II does little to tone down the tough gameplay the earlier instalments were renowned for. Fans of the series won’t be disappointed, though newbies may also want to get in on the action.
Pros: Retains the same challenging yet addictive gameplay, Hub layout helps to streamline the experience
Cons: Very difficult and frustrating at times, Solutions and directions are not always clear
Summary: I’ll pose a challenge: here’s a brick wall. Now try and breach it using only your worthless little skull. On the other side of the wall you will find a pound coin and a fleeting moment of jubilation, followed by another brick wall. Rinse and repeat.
Pros: Incredibly tense and atmopsheric, Invitingly mysterious, Good value; plenty of game time on offer.
Cons: Graphically disappointing, Controls are unwieldy and your hero unresponsive, Lacks clarity, demanding a lot from the player
Excerpt: Crown of the Sunken King é a primeira de três expansões planeadas para Dark Souls 2, onde o jogador tem de encontrar uma das coroas que pertenceram outrora a Vendrick. Esta nova área representa um novo desafio e a oportunidade de encontrar novas armas, equipamento e magias.
Pros: O design de Shulva City, Áreas interligadas que prestam homenagem a Dark Souls, Bastante desafiante
Summary: Det er svært ikke at trække på smilebåndet, når ovenstående besked toner frem på skærmen, også selvom den følger i hælene på det første af mange, rigtig mange, nederlag i computerrollespillet Dark Souls II.