A solid game just not as great as it's predecessor.
brian pate, Amazon
9 August 2014
Summary: I really enjoyed this game but that being said it wasn't without it's share of disappointments. The boss fights were entirely to easy when compared to the original and the weapon upgrade system just wasn't that great and at times confusing. Thank goodness for wikis. The replay value wasn't on par with the original either. I had over 500 hours in the original and I have yet to play through this one again.
Summary: Exactly what I imagined it to be: a second installment of Dark Souls one. The friend connectivity issues I experienced in DS one are fixed through a ring that allows multi-channel connections. (People with the same option selected on the ring have prioritized connectivity). The bonfire transport feature from the start (not like in DS one where you acquired it from the princess) is also nice and saves countless hours of retracing your steps.
Summary: Dark Souls 2 is the toughest challenge of 2014 for console gamers. In a time where most game designers assist the player as much as they can so they can feel heroic, the Dark Souls series does everything it can to murder you. Although there are many improvements over Dark Souls, this game feels unpolished. Story: 8/10 In a dark medieval world, you die and your cursed soul is compelled to journey to the ruins of Drangleic Castle.
Dark Souls 1 is my current favorite game of all time.
Amazon Jeff, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: I love Dark Souls 1. It has it's flaws, but I have said for a couple years that it's my favorite game. I was psyched about DS2. After beating it 5 times and farming for every item in the game, though, I am left a bit disappointed. Sure, it's a fantastic game, and highly recommended! But I can't give it five stars. I can't because it's not as good as it's predecessor. It's too bright, too easy, and too forgiving.
Summary: Loved the game! Good bosses! Good levels (not as fun as dark souls)! Enemies are fun! Only two general complains: The first is lots of the levels don't have railings, so it's very easy to fall off (which kinda sucks when you're dealing with like four enemies at once). The second is the invasions from other players. Very annoying, especially when you're deep in a level and SUPRISE.... Invaded.
Has its problems, sure, but a hell of a good game just the same
D. Fillion, Amazon
18 April 2014
Summary: I've had my share of DS2 review comments up here and now that I'm finally far enough along in the game I figured I'd make my own review of this one. I'm looking at this from the perspective of a longtime DS1 player so that might skew some elements and I appologize in advance. The good: It's for sure a Dark Souls game, make no mistake.
Summary: So unlike most of the reviewers here, I never played either of the previous games. That means you won't hear me whining about how this game compares to those. I like the game overall. The reason that it's getting 4 stars from me is that there is a steep learning curve for those of us who have never played this series before. The tutorial is about a dozen basic move instructions that you can examine in game.
Summary: Compared to Dark Souls one and even Demon souls it's a refreshing new look into the series involving more in cutscenes and story (even though it still doesn't really have a story) and brings in veterans of the series and beginners. BEFORE ANYONE BUYS THIS GAME REMEMBER THAT IT IS A REALLY HARD GAME. This game is even harder than Dark souls and Demon souls combined. It has throwbacks to other bosses within the series, but amps them up a lot.
Summary: i just received this in the mail after thinking i would get it on release date because they do not specify which shipping speed you have to use and i pre ordered it on the 2nd -_-. I'm not completely mad about that as much as i am of how it came the display box is damaged~i mean how the hell do you get it damaged i just came out i love this game and i was kind of hoping for it to not be so damaged i mean are you kidding me its a Collectors Edition not a whatever edition...
Summary: I love love love this game! It's the kinda game that spits in my face and throws me to the ground! The only problem I had with this was the fact that the people I got it from didn't give me the game manual inside the game case with it. Not cool.