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Dark Souls II: E3 Hands On Preview – Cue Controller Throwing Rage Quits | C.O.G.

The hardest game ever made has a sequel. The team at C.O.G. played it and DIED. Check out impressions, screenshots and video inside!

Dark Souls. The name of the game alone strikes fear into the hearts of stalwart gamers across the world. An absolutely punishing experience that on more than one occasion induced fits of controller throwing rage in my living room. It was AWESOME. The team at From Software is back at it again with Dark Souls II and if you thought they might go easy this round you would be mistaken. They are prepared to take you on another frustrating yet immensely rewarding journey. As I sat down with a couple members of the From Software and Namco Bandai team at the recently passed E3 one of them warned me simply with this – Shawn, this game is hard as shit. You might wanna call your mama and say goodbye because you might not make it out alive. (Dark Souls 2, E3, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Yi-Long  +   775d ago
I've never had the urge to throw my controller...
... in Dark Souls. It's hard, but FAIR, not frustrating.

Great game.
brish  +   775d ago
CrossingEden  +   775d ago
blight town was the epitome of unfair and frustrating
Bier  +   775d ago
those damn poison darts and mosquitoes...
GrumpyOla  +   775d ago
Once you get the Fog Ring it's much easier.
Digital_Anomaly  +   775d ago
Hahaha... you're a better man than I!

Well to be fair I don't really controller throw anymore but I've definitely walked away in frustration a few times!
Yeezus  +   775d ago
Never wanted to throw my controller while playing demon Souls or Dark Souls. Just makes you try harder and think smarter.
j-blaze  +   775d ago
the game is getting great previews, hope they make it even more harder than Dark Souls with lots of traps and lurking enemies xD
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jessupj  +   775d ago
"In an effort to make a punishing game even more punishing though the team decided to make the backstab more of a gamble. It can miss and the consequences can be absolutely devastating."

I really don't like the sound of that.

Dark Souls has never been about gambling and x% to crit. It's purely about skill and technique. To be arbitrarily rewarded for a backstab, yet then I die, respawn, and backstab the exact same enemy at the exact same location, I now instead miss and get killed. That completely goes against everything Dark Souls is.

O well, guess I'll never be backstabbing in DSII.

Still absolutely pumped for this game.
Ghostlily  +   775d ago
True in pve, but backstabbing has ruined the fun of pvp for many players. It's so overused and made fights predictable thus boring. I expected a nerf like this.
I think you might still be able to backstab effectively in DSII if you build your character for it. There could be rings or weapons that boost BS success rate. The important thing to th developers is to encourage diversity.
desertpunk86  +   775d ago
i want to give this series a try but i have a life maybe when i loose my friends,wife,family and job.

a game that requires hours of practice just to pass a section of the game is a life stopper.
GMoneyChuck  +   775d ago
I was a terrible friend and let my buddy borrow my Dark Souls copy. Two days later, he called me up and told me he slammed his controller into his concrete floor, instantly shattering the device. I laughed.

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