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Namco talks Dark Souls 2 marketing: "we're treating this as a massive, massive triple-A title"

Would like to attract Skyrim players, but series fans are the focus

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Heavenly King1138d ago

It is an RPG after all right?

yeahokchief1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

It's still a Souls game. They want to get Skyrim players to give it a shot, but it'll still be designed with us longtime players in mind is the way I interpreted it.

RedSoakedSponge1138d ago

...and it deserves to be treated that way.

Bimkoblerutso1138d ago

Personally...I kinda thought Dark Souls was massively more epic than Skyrim in the first place.

Sure Skyrim is technically BIGGER (and I love the game to death, to be clear), but as big as it was, everything felt pretty empty and lifeless 99% of the time. I mean, not even the dragon fights were all that epic or engaging after a few hours of leveling.

Dark Souls is a world inhabited by hulking deities and drakes and wyrms that can kill you in a couple of swipes...and you have to DESTROY THEM. You can't get much more epic than that.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1138d ago

This is very arguable. Like you I loved both games but I feel like they are two completely different animals.

In Skyrim, I honestly didn't enjoy the gameplay(although fighting dragons was VERY enjoyable) as much as I enjoyed the world I was in. I recall many times I would just stop playing and look around at my surroundings, and WOW, it was a beautiful world.

Whereas with Dark Souls. I loved every single fight. Especially when I encountered something new, trying to figure out weakness, habits, etc. It was really enjoyable. Sure it did have those moments where I would be in awe. But they didn't hit me nearly as hard as skyrim did.

That being said, it would just be the colour pallet used. Skyrim was far more colourful than Dark Souls. Both were beautiful games though IMO.

Sideras1138d ago

I liked Skyrim too, but nowhere near as much as I liked Morrowind. Skyrim just felt too generic in it's style, no questline was interesting and the ones that had potiential were half-hearted not to mention boring. It didn't feel organic just plastic.
Sure they are different games it's just that Dark Souls was a million times more enjoyable and rewarding and there was no fucking arrow mindlessly pointing to my next objective all the time.

Bigpappy1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

The strength of these 'Dark' games is in the tacticle fighting. It focus much more on the fighting puzzles than it does on exploration and believable world -which is where Skyrim shines-.

The witcher has a much better chance of attracting Skyrim players.

But the 'Elder scrolls' games are way more complex in dialog, stats, side quest, freedom, character development... There is just so much more to them, that they have become the bench mark for other developers who are looking to make an opened world RPG.

These developers all mention Skyrim for good reason. I don't hear developers mentioning Dark souls as inspiration. Not saying that the challenging fighting in Dark Souls is undesirable, but that it needs more than that to be mentioned with the same relevance as Skyrim.

xXxSeTTriPxXx1138d ago

All casualed up for mass consumption?...god I hope not.

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Merrill1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

They better fucking remove backstabbing or I am debating picking this up.

It basically ruined all PVP in Dark Souls.

-GametimeUK-1138d ago

If someone is circling, hold back on your stick and circle round them and stab them in the back. If they are charging for the BS walk backwards and you can hit the same move I previously described, or unlock, pivot, parry. If all else fails try and put your back on a wall. I hate backstabbing too, but I can deal with it a lot better now. If they are roll BSing it is hard to avoid when it's a good player.

SolidDuck1138d ago

Backstabbing was in demons and dark. Why would they remove it. They are going back to dedicated servers like demons. So there will be less lag.

RedSoakedSponge1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

i agree with you to a point. i think it should be in there to some extent, but when a game mechanic such as the backstab is so OP compared to normal fighting that some people ONLY backstab, there is obviously a problem with balancing.

damnit i need bubbles :'(

-GametimeUK-1138d ago

Dark Souls = my fave game this generation. I'm sure Dark Souls 2 will turn me hollow. I can't wait for this game and it is going to save me money because I will feel no need to get a PS4 at launch now :D

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