Dark Souls 2: It’s Not Easy, But It Is Cheap

NowGamer: "Remember when Dark Souls 2 was revealed and it was said to be ‘accessible’, and every butt-hurt internet user wailed that it would be easy and not true to the core of Dark Souls.

But what the hell is that core? Is it dying? Is that what was deemed difficult about Dark Souls?

Sadly it probably is, and it seems somewhere down the line someone forgot the difference between a challenging game and an unfair one."

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Lord_Sloth1763d ago

The difference is in DkS your deaths are your own fault. You can always make it through if you play cautiously. It isn't cheap, just unforgiving.

Cam9771762d ago (Edited 1762d ago )

- Please don't tell me Bed Of Chaos wasn't cheap, that completely differed from every other boss in the game. There are more examples but I can't remember because I haven't played the game in a while following an extreme DaS addiction.

'numerous enemies suddenly appearing from behind after collecting items or unexpected assaults from concealed baddies.'

- Don't tell me that isn't cheap. They've utilised every opportunity to kill us which sounds like they're trying a little too hard, the article even directly puts my words into their words:

'The difficulty, then, is a false form of challenge; while the series has long been known for its trial-and-error learning curve, for Dark Souls 2 that would be a bit of a misnomer. Mostly because there’s no ‘error’ on your part. Yes you may learn that there’s an enemy lying in wait, but if you died because of an unfair advantage what are you really learning? It feels cheap, as though From Software is focusing on getting you to die as often as possible rather than empowering you for overcoming adversity.'

- And then the concluding line:

'Knowing what dangers lie ahead removes any fear once it has been experienced, but knowing you could die because of a mistake on your part is - and always will be - far more rewarding.

That's what Dark Souls 2 needs and from what we played of the beta, it seems that just isn't going to happen'

- It's cheap, guys.

DestinyHeroDoomlord1762d ago (Edited 1762d ago )

Nothing's cheaper than the bed of chaos... but even so, he's easy to kill without dying. If you want to talk about unfair, talk about ghost's and goblins

Lord_Sloth1762d ago

Bed of Chaos can be beaten without taking any damage and isn't that hard honestly.

Most bait items are easy to spot so you'll know there's a trap coming so you can prepare yourself for it.

Irishguy951762d ago

You were overpowered in the Beta/ Purposely I assume

BABY-JEDI1762d ago

C'mon Guys, it's Dark/Demon Souls, get a life.

DestinyHeroDoomlord1762d ago

Still looking forward to playing this on release. .. regardless

Captain Qwark 91762d ago

easily my most anticipated game in years

sdozzo1762d ago

Previews six months out... makes me want it that much more.

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