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Dark Souls 2 Should Offer Dedicated Cooperative Play

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zerocrossing1239d ago

No it doesn't, the Souls games are intended as single player games and only have minor cooperative elements.

Start messing with the key formula and you'll just kill the franchise...

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante1238d ago

Demon's Souls isn't Dark Souls. They can kill Dark Souls all they want to because it's just a mediocre alternative for casuals. Might as well make it accessible while keeping Demon's Souls for the hardcore.

Rush1238d ago

You sir made me depressed I hope you're happy with yourself....

MEsoJD1238d ago

I have both and I'll tell you right now that Dark Souls is an improvement in almost every way. Demons Souls is too exploitable for me(I can beat it in a day no sweat). Oh and the lore in Dark Souls is so juicy :3 haha

Scumbag-Steve1238d ago

Naw hes right you nerds just don't get it!

Reverent1238d ago

Coming from the guy named after the newly casual, accessible DmC game...

ThanatosDMC1238d ago

@Reverent

Irony at it's finest. Bubs for him because it's funny.

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jimbobwahey1238d ago

On the contrary, I would love for the franchise to introduce dedicated co-op and some kind of ultra-hard difficulty setting that's designed for two or three people to play together, but is also crushingly difficult.

That way they'd just be streamlining the co-op that's already a key part of the franchise, and tailoring an even harder difficulty that's designed around it.

Plus, it could also work the other way as well, and allow for parties of two or three people to invade these co-op games too. It would be awesome, especially with the invaders coordinating attacks at certain locations etc to do the most damage :D

zerocrossing1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

It would just cause the whole franchise to become a total mess like every other Single player game that's had coop forced into it.

It's a nice idea but it wouldn't be done well and would no doubt end up as a key feature if not a selling point.

There are barely any decent single player games left I don't see the point of making everything multiplayer especially when it's better off without it.

jimbobwahey1238d ago

@zerocrossing

But both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls already have multiplayer and co-op...

In fact, the integration of them are the most innovative aspects of the franchise.

zerocrossing1238d ago

In response to your last comment to me.

It is true that both Demons Souls and Dark Souls have multiplayer integrated into them but "multiplayer" is not a core focus.

The ability to leave messages is both a help and a hindrance since they are often vague and misleading you can't really trust them.

The ability to receive help from other players who are online is countered by the fact that your world could be invaded at anytime during online play, if you had a constant companion it would make moot a lot of integral game elements that make the series so gruelling yet ultimately fulfilling.

ThanatosDMC1238d ago

Or you could just summon... like how we have been doing since Demon's Souls.

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mav8051238d ago

Exactly. What is it about not drastically changing the key elements of your already well regarded franchise that developers don't understand? That's how you lose fans.

In 300+ hours between Demon's/Dark Souls, I have never summoned a PC phantom, and I have never put my sign down to be summoned. Not interested.

Godmars2901239d ago

May as well be the Skyrim MMO.

NYC_Gamer1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

Dark Souls 2 needs to offer strong single player and not worry about co-op

Number-Nine1238d ago

The MP in the Souls series is what makes these games unique and great.

The single player is already strong.

SlavisH21239d ago

I hope their is a option. I really hope this game is next gen because there will be far less restriction!

Old McGroin1238d ago

As much as I love co-op, even in Demon/Dark Souls when it worked, I would be worried that instant co-op from the beginning (matchmaking or friend invites) would ruin the "feel" of the the Souls series.

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