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Forbes - 'Dark Souls II' Offers More Freedom To Explore, A Truly Open World

Forbes - My one regret about not traveling to E3 this year is that I didn’t get hands-on time with Dark Souls II.

By every report, every gameplay video, and every screenshot I’ve seen—not to mention my interview with the game’s director, Yui Tanimura—Dark Souls II is looking every bit as good as the original, and perhaps even better.

Now Tanimura has revealed that the sequel will be a purely open-world game rather than the somewhat more guided experience in Dark Souls. (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Cam977  +   284d ago
Yippee!
If gates are gone, can we do extremely fast speedruns?
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YoungPlex  +   284d ago
I cant stand gates when they're around every corner but at the same time if there's a key to open a gate that's fine. What I really don't like are little crumbled pieces of ledges or a waist high pillar blocking the way of a path that could easily be jumped. Hopefully those are gone.

I can't wait for Dark Souls II, I have played and beat Demon's and Dark Souls over 7 times and still play and love those games.
Cam977  +   283d ago
Did you read the article because I don't think you understand.
By 'gates' I meant the orange barriers at Dukes Archives and the bells required to open Sen's Fortress.
YoungPlex  +   283d ago
Yea I did after the fact ha ha. I realised it a little to late but I sure am happy that they're giving us the option to go wherever so long as your brave enough. Even though those gates never really bothered me I still like the idea of freedom. I remember first playing Dark Souls and thinking that I was a vet after getting a platinum trophy on Demon's Souls; so when I first traveled to the graveyard, headed to the catacombs getting my ass kicked by some punk skeletons along the way, I finally turned around and said to myself I shouldn't be here lol. I wish the game did that the whole way through but I'm still tremendously happy with it either way.
Daves  +   284d ago
I'd bet you'll still get the 'oh crap I should not have come here yet' feeling.

\0/
noisemedia  +   284d ago
Ha! I was thinking the same thing! Like when I first pissed off that huge knight right after landing in Anor Londo.

Or the first time I got slaughtered by the ghosts in New Londo Ruins without knowing why!

Oh man, the memories. What a great game!
Daves  +   284d ago
Hehe, yeah the ghosts and the catacombs after first arriving = wrong direction! ;)

Awesome game indeed, still playing it on and off.
brish  +   284d ago
The first time I played Dark Souls I went straight to catacombs after arriving at firelink.

Took a while to figure out how to beat the skeletons in the graveyard. I was shocked that the skeletons in the catacombs didn't seem to care if you killed them. They just got back up!

Great game.
Cam977  +   283d ago
I entered the Catacombs, thought 'oh crap' and ran out. I recently earned my 22nd Platinum which was DaS!
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karl  +   284d ago
i seriously want an open dark forest that makes me feel like im in demon souls Valley of Defilement

i hope they make me suffer =P
feraldrgn  +   284d ago
I'm looking forward to going to areas that are FAR too high leveled for my character & doing suicide runs for decent gear.

Adds to the fun, especially if you manage to beat the boss, by whittling their hp down desperately. xD

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