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Submitted by 4logpc 1161d ago | opinion piece

Dark Souls II: Five Things We Want to See

So, holy crap guys, Dark Souls II was announced at the Video Game Awards! Crazy, right? Who saw that coming? Here are five things For the Love of Gaming wants to see in Dark Souls II (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Sargerus  +   1161d ago
1-More original areas, no copied areas from previous games
2-Better netcode for co-op/PVP
3-Even more challenging fights
4-Bring back the world tendency system from Demon's Souls
5-Keep the open world setting of Dark Souls
DragonKnight  +   1161d ago
It would be impossible to have number 5 if they had number 4. World Tendency worked because of a lack of open world.

Also, I would actually love if they brought Boletaria back. That was the best world of Demon's Souls.
jerethdagryphon  +   1161d ago
the things on the articles list would make it a different game not dark souls.

dark souls is about being alone change that and its diablo.
camel_toad  +   1161d ago
I agree with all but especially your #5. What made Dark Souls better than Demon Souls to me was how every area tied together so well and felt like a living (undead) world.
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MEsoJD  +   1161d ago
World tendacy was more off an annoyance. Maybe it would be acceptable if it wasn't tied to unlocking areas/weapons?
SilentNegotiator  +   1160d ago
I want quick travel between bonfires, like how you could go to the home world hub in Demon's Souls and warp to one of the stones.

There aren't always shortcuts to where you're looking to be and sometimes you can get trapped in an area because it's harder to get back than it was to get there (case in point, the first bonfire in valley of the giants - those over-powered bonewheels gave me more than a run for my money trying to escape back to the original bonfire).

Yeah, yeah, go ahead and tell me how not being forced to go through the same areas 12 dozen times will be detrimental to the game and make the game "casual" (like Demon's Souls, I guess? LOL).
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brodychet  +   1160d ago
I want to see Ash-Lake again in Dark Souls 2, best place to look at, ever. So peaceful, in a very non-peaceful game.

You can even rip a tail off a dragon, and he's cool with it.
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Oh_Yeah  +   1160d ago
Just rustle my jimmies is all.
SolidDuck  +   1161d ago
I agree with all those. Since the souls games are my fav of this entire gen. The announcement was awesome.
yeahokchief  +   1160d ago
He makes a few good points, but he is dead wrong to ask for a pure co-op experience. This is a singleplayer game about overcoming challenges and you don't overcome a challenge by having someone else do it for you.

The co-op works great as is.

If the author wants to play World of Warcraft so much then he should go play WoW. Please do not turn this game into WoW From Software. WoW is a game for casuals. This is a core gamer game!!

Dark Souls is a niche game intended for a nich audience. Don't fix what isn't broken for the mass market. Leave our game alone.
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j-blaze  +   1161d ago
crushing challenge, the enemies in the trailer were kinda generic need more devils and demons, Maiden in Black's voice actress and umm a love story :3
DragonKnight  +   1161d ago
No love story. This ain't Twilight.
Lord_Sloth  +   1161d ago
Because Twilight's the only thing with a love story in the backdrop anywhere ever. >____>
DragonKnight  +   1161d ago
1. Agreed. Random spawn points would keep the game fresh and surprising all the time.

2. Agreed. Dark Souls system was like going back to FFI's magic system, which sucks. MP again please.

3. Nah. I mean it would be cool to have new weapon types (like maybe Bo Staffs) but all that other Diablo stuff shouldn't be in the game.

4. Heeeeelllllll no. Uh uh. Do not taint the Souls series by instituting anything from the crap that is World of Warcraft. This list item is absolutely terrible. It wouldn't be Dark Souls if this was implemented. The Souls series is supposed to be you against everything, not a MMO.

5. @#$% NO! Are you kidding? That's the problem with this gen. Too much emphasis on this co-op crap and then when a dev comes out with their own unique approach, the casuals want it to change to the same crap it is in games like WoW. Are you serious? If you want that kind of co-op, play something else and don't call your list "5 things WE want to see" if you're the only one that wants to see that. Frickin' ridiculous.
MysticStrummer  +   1160d ago
They can say WE want to see it if there are multiple people who work on that site who want to see it. While I agree that the Souls games are about feeling isolated, I do want From to make a similar game with that combat system that has more friend friendly co-op.
brodychet  +   1160d ago
random spawn points could be too difficult in some areas. The point of keeping enemies in the exact same place is to allow you to learn from your mistakes.
League_of_Draven  +   1161d ago
#6: For it to be canceled so Demon's Souls 2 can be made instead.
Bobets  +   1161d ago
demon souls 2 can be made anytime because its a different IP than darksouls......

dark souls isn't the reasons its not being made its sony decision if they want a demon souls 2.
deletingthis34675334  +   1161d ago
What is so bad about this game?
Ben_Grimm  +   1160d ago
whats the difference?
sdozzo  +   1161d ago
Cool list. I literally just want more of the same. There was no loading! That in itself was awesome. You know these guys will do a great job.

Best challenge runs I've ever seen was by Epicnamebro.. This guy is insane.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1160d ago
ps4 version.
Norrison  +   1160d ago
I'm pretty sure there will be another souls game next gen.
sitharrefus  +   1160d ago
Wii U Version
Qrphe  +   1160d ago
MEsoJD  +   1160d ago
Third parties seem hesitant and for good reason to invest in the WiiU.
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1160d ago
NOT for Dark Souls but for the next Souls game

*Dynamic World*
- world has seasons
which would mean different enemies every season

- much like in Shadow of the Colossus when the game realizes you are about to win the boss fight it gives you this victorious music or i should say achievement type of music. so from SERIOUS MUSIC to ACHIEVEMENT TYPE of Music with a hint of Darkness of course.
(i think this will really change the overall experience well it terms of defeating a boss)
MysticStrummer  +   1160d ago
Good ideas. There could also be Night/Day cycles with different enemies. Also, It doesn't have to be in the Souls series, but I'd like From to make a game like this that has more user friendly co-op available at all times. I love the sense of isolation in these games but I'd also like to explore a similar world with a friend or two or three.
specialguest  +   1160d ago
I love the idea of a dynamic world. Seasonal changes and night/day change with different enemies and variations. In addition to this, there could be certain special characters you could meet if you're at the right place at the right time or season.

As a side mission or story, one of these special characters could be like a jekkle and Hyde type where he's a normal person during the day, but becomes evil and beastly at night. He seeks your help to find a cure for a rare reward, but if you screw it up with bad timing, you may have face the evil version of him and forced to kill him(if you can) and miss out on the reward.

Other possibilities with day/night and seasonal change could be secret paths that appears only at a certain time of the day. So many possibilities if the later Souls game incorporated a dynamic world.
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iWishTifaWasReal  +   1160d ago
i like ur ideas too.

A character with different personalities. It depends on the time of day his/her personalities change.

Just to add up one more idea

*Rival Covenants or Race/Build*

Pyro Class vs Faith build people
-so lets say if you pick pyro class, faith people have hate towards pyro people. some faith people will attack you, some wont. same goes for the covenants and races.

idk, what do u think?
Stoppokingme  +   1160d ago
A better title would be a good start, dark souls 2 doesn't sound right.

Apart from that a few minor tweaks and it should be great. I hope it's a launch title for next gen.
Tultras  +   1160d ago
The one thing that i would absolutely love in a game like this, and something that would, in my opinion, be perfect for this is; SPLIT-SCREEN, just imagine it.
sdplisken  +   1160d ago
sony needs to make the true demon's souls sequel on PS4
PurpHerbison  +   1160d ago
Hey, how about zero FPS issues? FPS issues are completely unacceptable and need to be ironed out before you even get to some of the stuff discussed in the article.
Mister_G  +   1158d ago
More weapons/armor/shields etc. with customization options i.e. add your own emblem like in Uncharted 3 Multi-player.

More magic/miracles, and weapon buffs.

More bosses like Four Kings, Ornstein&Smough and less bosses like Bed of Chaos. And no cheap kills please.

Also bosses who respond to damage more, so when they're getting low on HP their tactics change. I think some of the DLC bosses did this so putting it in DS2 should be a no brainer.

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