Dark Souls 2 to offer more freedom, can start halfway if "brave" enough

Dark Souls 2 will offer more freedom than the first game, Namco Bandai has revealed.

Director Yui Tanimura said that more open progression was a focus, and teased that players won't have to go to certain places in a specific order, as with the original.

"Freedom of exploration is something we want to prioritise for Dark Souls 2, even more so than Dark Souls 1," he told Digital Spy.

"In Dark Souls 1, you were able to travel to several areas, but hopefully for Dark Souls 2, there you have more freedom to explore throughout the game."

He continued: "We realise in Dark Souls 1 there were some certain orders, like ringing the bells or going to Anor Londo, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

"In Dark Souls 2, we're hoping we can provide more freedom so things don't have to necessarily be done in a certain order.

"We're hoping that if the player tries hard enough, or are willing enough, they could even start halfway through the game, depending on how willing or how brave they are."

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Saints941985d ago

Good for Soul 1 members :D

Insomnia_841985d ago

Starting halfway? Pff good luck with that! Buy at least 5 extra controllers as you will probably break at of those in the process.

TrevorPhillips1985d ago

I'll just explore the whole game rather than starting half way and missing the start

DragonKnight1985d ago

Starting half way is beneficial for people who've already beaten the game or are only interested in PvP.

GameSpawn1985d ago

PVP would be the reason.

This made me think of a brilliant concept. Allow people to choose to create a new character from the ground up and go through the story beginning to end, but also give a PVP starting option that gets to start much further along in the game and levels but with the limitation that they cannot "achieve" anything story related.

PVP builders don't care about trophies or achievements for the story. Most are exploiting the games (Demon or Dark Souls) anyway to advance quickly to specific levels for PVP tournaments. Why not cut out the middle man and allow people to made PVP-centric builds at the cost of the story experience (and its related trophies/achievements)? It's a worthy sacrifice, right?

CrimsonStar1985d ago

Same here . I'll enjoy the whole agonizing adventure of Dark souls 2 thank you .

TrevorPhillips1985d ago

On my third play-through in Dark Souls and can't wait for Dark Souls 2 :D

Stoppokingme1985d ago

One does not simply start halfway.

Gamesgbkiller1985d ago

Basically , they want us to die more.

CrimsonStar1985d ago (Edited 1985d ago )

Game Developer : Hey, did you know you can start halfway in the game ?

First time soul player : Oh really sweet!

Game Developer : Mwahahahahahahahhaha

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