The 12 minute gameplay debut of Dark Souls 2 has been released, courtesy of IGN.
GOTY - everyone make sure you watch the Q+A
I can already picture myself throwing the controller against the wall
it looks exactly the same as the last one.
Where's the Q+A video? My impressions of the game: Loving the visuals of it. Much better lighting overall and more detail put into it even at this stage. Hopefully my reflexes are the reason I felt that the enemies seemed too easy, or it's just because of the demo, but that "surprise attack" event bothered me. I'm loving the world, and the destructible environments. Combat has changed. It seems more fluid in addition to maintaining the tight controls of the previous games. I'm loving the weapon swap upgrade though. I hope they will allow parrying with the torch, but I can see them not. All in all, it looks to be in-keeping with the Souls series and I'm hyped for it. **EDIT** Found the other video. I watched the gameplay somewhere else. LOL.
Here's proof to all those moaners about 'accessibility' I like that the game looks better. Don't really care much though, i'm glad to see Souls series return again. And why do you say that @ Below? There is no reason to believe that especially judging from the vid, it looks like a new souls game with better graphics, it seems the new producer hasn't done anything bad and it was as originally intended/ Souls game with more accessibility.
dont think this one is goty lol. demon souls and darksouls 1 are probably better.
Here's hoping for a Sega Saturn edition
That's a good thing, omi25p. If it's anywhere near as good as the first two games, I'll be happy.
dang i was right... last time i had said they will be showing 9 mins of dying... and how i was right. which game shows deaths on their first demo.. looks great though.
"Here's proof to all those moaners about 'accessibility'" Being able to carry three weapons EACH HAND sure means they didn't dumb the game down. And don't get me started on the extremely obvious item indication effects... Subtlety in design's been thrown out of the window.
Praise the dragons !
Imminent despair ahead.
Sweet, this game will help me fill up the swear jar ten fold.
Awesome indeed. I'm officially looking forward to this game more than anything else. Really surprised at the graphics too. Can't wait!
Day one for me... but I knew this before it was even going to be announced. Love the Souls games.
From Software keeps on putting out pure quality. I don't know who all keeps coming out with such crazy and unique enemy design, but I love it! This studio is really on a roll.
Sweeet!! This game is gonna be amazing!
graphically it looks about on par with the pc version of ds1.....cannot wait to see this thing maxed on my pc...will look 10x better i imagine gameplay of course will be AMAZING on all platforms
Some of the Animation, particle effects, lighting and cloth physics are alot better! But I agree this will look outstanding on PC!
Yep, because we all know how well DS1 was optimized for PC. Get your head out of your ass and stop posting these stupidly-veiled slanderous comments. Just because you threw a small comment about "all platforms" at the end doesn't make it any less backhanded (or dumb, for that matter).
Yea its FLYING on my amd quad 3.2Ghz , 6770 , 4GB ram ...........NOT PC and Optimization dont belong in the same sentence.
runs at 2560x1600 at locked 30 frames, never below, with massive, MASSIVEly better graphics than the ps3 version i played and yes, it looks way better than that sub-hd, 720p video on ign.....that better have been last gen console gameplay.....becasue it looks worse than ds1 on my pc just being honest...butthurt all you want
@landog, lol that is a load of crap. I've got the game on both my PC and my PS3 and there is virtually ZERO difference even when you have high resolution mods, etc. Give it a rest, we know PC games usually look better; that doesn't mean sh*t in this game's case.
@landdog - Who are you trying to convince, yourself or people that don't know better?
downvoted by ragin consolers. ironic because it probably looks WORSE than ds1 on pc. apart from a few cool new wind effects, it looks same as ds1 but as a pc gamer I notice the horrible low resolution.
That was impressive!
are poor, hoping the PC version is better this time @below- already have :)
You should try the Crysis series, specially Crysis 2. You'll love it!
How is the graphics poor?
After all the complaints that PC gamers had against the first game's port I don't think they should make a PC version. It is pretty clear that PC gamers are more interested in graphics than anything else.