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Submitted by StillGray 551d ago | news

Dark Souls 2 is Harder, With More Emphasis on PvP and Co-Op Gameplay

Gameranx: "FromSoftware wants its players to suffer through Dark Souls 2 with the implementation of death penalties." (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Psychotica  +   551d ago
More emphasis on PvP, I knew they would find a way to screw the game up..
brodychet  +   551d ago
wtf. to my knowledge everyone loved pvp. lmao. I'm sure they didn't make it any worse.
Psychotica  +   551d ago
No, there were a lot of people who wanted the option to turn off invasions..
karl  +   551d ago
im just guessing here but im sure u can just not log into psn or xbox live

that should allow u to play offline...
XboxFun  +   551d ago
Just remain dead and no one will invade your game. This is how it worked in the last Dark Souls.
Reverent  +   551d ago
Turn off invasions in DARK SOULS? Lol, are you kidding me? ANY true Demon's Souls/Dark Souls fan LOVES that aspect of the game. If you casual kiddies can't take it, this is the wrong game for you.
Blastoise  +   551d ago
XboxFun
In Dark Souls 2 you can get invaded while undead now, but apparently there is a covenant that protects you from invasions
Evilsnuggle  +   551d ago
Yes the pvp sucked it ruined the whole game it never function properly. Demon SOULS played better than dark souls and the backstab was bad for the game in dark souls. Demon SOULS pvp was much is better than dark souls and pvp were the same level of the players.
Enigma_2099  +   550d ago
@brodychet

You don't speak for everybody.

And yes, emphasis on PvP makes it worse.

@Reverent

Why does enjoying a challenging game have to include dealing with the a**holes that invade it?
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Summons75  +   551d ago
Pvp is a huge piece of the souls games. As long as you don't invade you have a low chance of being invaded. Demon souls had the soul tendencies for your rate and dark souls I just didn't invade and was never invaded (unless in someone else's world). I made a pvp char, invaded and that's all that I had happen.

Don't like it don't invade, simple, and the rare times you do...know the map and how to use it against them.

I always have a coop char and a pvp char. Coop char rarely gets invaded.
MysticStrummer  +   551d ago
I'd love to see evidence that there were "a lot of people" who wanted the option to turn off one of the coolest things about the series.

Since I love the series, I'll be nervous about the possibility of them screwing it up until I actually play it, but this doesn't qualify as a reason to give up and declare the game a failure.
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brish  +   551d ago
@psychotica

If you don't want pvp just play offline. No one forces you to go online!

Personally I liked the pvp aspects of the game so I'll be online.
Darkfire369  +   551d ago
I don't really mind this, but I hope they improve some of the online mechanics, like making it a lot harder to get a back-stab.
abusador  +   551d ago
Pvp was great and if you didn't want it you just play offline,Smh.
Music to my wars, more online focuss and harder, yessss
There goes another 200 plus hours of my life gone,, soon lol
XboxFun  +   551d ago
Love everything about this game. I really do hope they get rid of that back stab. I remember playing and just me and the opponent running around in circles trying to back stab each other.

Anyways, can't wait for this game to release.
riceking  +   551d ago
anyone know when the beta going to be open for NA?
Toman85  +   551d ago
I love Souls games. But if Dark Souls 2 is all emphasis on backstabs and wrath of the gods spam, then I will def play offline :)

Backstab and WOTG is overpowered!
Swiggins  +   550d ago
Wrath Spam is really easy to counter if you get your roll timing right. I hardly ever get hit by it anymore.

Backstab fishing is annoying but easy enough to counter and even punish.

Dark Bead spam though....fuck that.
Evilsnuggle  +   550d ago
Demons souls played better than dark souls and the backstab was not over powerful all people do was running around game back stabbing. Demons souls pvp was much better than dark souls and worked it was harder to summon in dark souls. Dark souls had frame rates was not as good as demons souls.
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Swiggins  +   550d ago
Yeah...no...

Demons Souls had an incredibly abused magic system that was damn near gamebreaking (everybody and their grand-dad had second chance). Ganking was also incredibly common in Demons Souls, as it is in Dark Souls.

You're also kidding yourself if you think that Demons Souls wasn't absolutely rife with lagstabbers. Backstab fishing might not have been AS common, but it was still very VERY prevalent.
SolidDuck  +   550d ago
That's cause demons had dedicated severs, dark did not. But dark souls 2 will, so pvp should be much improved.
Enigma_2099  +   549d ago
Please... PLEASE, just add a option IN THE GAME to select an offline mode.

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