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Dark Souls 2: Slaying the curse of the sequel

Dark Souls was one of the most brutal games in history, so how will Namco get more players on board this time around?

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CocoWolfie1460d ago

I think theyre doing a really good job so far! a lot of people are praising it which to me feels like the first great sequal in awhile.. hope it turns out as good anyway :)

GutZ311459d ago

Played the beta, was awesome!
Harder than the first dark souls, and demon souls in my opinion(I beat both, multiple times).
The game also looks a hell of alot better on a resolution level, and anti aliasing.
When I tested the beta, summoning other players was broken, but invading was fully functional, and smooth. Killed a few invaders that seemed like they hadn't had much time with dark souls in a few years lol.

This is the single game that has kept my 360 and ps3 from being sold off.

Wolfgang1871459d ago

It's really the 3rd game as most consider Demon's Souls to be the 1st and Dark Souls to be the 2nd. This will be the 3rd.

TopDudeMan1459d ago

Yeah, but officially dark souls is as much a sequel to demon's souls as demon's souls is a sequel to king's field.

MestreRothN4G1459d ago (Edited 1459d ago )

It really seems like you commented only to show that you know King's Field exists. Congratulations.

But on topic, you can't be serious comparing the abyss between King's Field and Demon's Souls... to the little step between Demon's Souls and Dark Souls.

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PS: I won't spend my last bubble on the discussion, so I explain... Dark Souls is a Demon's Souls sequel in everything except for the "story" (lore, characters, world etc). Its job is to expand and improve what Demon's Souls did and offer kind of more of the same. So, gameplay-wise, it is very close to a sequel and only on the background it is not connected.

TopDudeMan1459d ago (Edited 1459d ago )

MestreRothN4G

They used the same term "spiritual successor" to describe the likenesses.

Demon's souls is a "spiritual successor" to king's field.
Dark souls is a "spiritual successor" to demon's souls.

My point is that it's not officially a sequel, so dark souls had no pressure put on it to live up to demon's souls standards.

Dark souls 2, on the other hand, has an obligation to deliver quality and avoid straying too far from the original game, whilst coming up with new ideas and innovating. It's a whole different kettle of fish if you think about it like that.

I mean, you can look at it in terms of gameplay and describe how they are similar (even almost the same in some respects) but the deciding factor is in the fan's increased expectations regarding sequels.

StrawberryDiesel4201459d ago

Patches the Hyena appears in both games, they obviously have some kind of connection.

-Foxtrot1459d ago

I always thought Demons Souls was harder then Dark Souls in my opinion.

Hope one day we'll get Demons Souls 2

Wolfgang1871459d ago

I felt they were both pretty brutal. Demon's Souls prolly felt harder cause its brutality was so unexpected

Tony-Red-Grave1459d ago

Old King Doran still kicking ass.

"I am the Old King. Dares't thou to challenge me? Very well.
But may thou be determin'd from the depths of thine heart, else thou shalt fail.
May fate be with thee.

God I want a demons souls2, prequel before the northern lands was cut off, if only so I could see the badass that was Old King Doran.

lonelyplayer1459d ago

I'm pretty sure from software is already working on demon's souls 2.

MestreRothN4G1459d ago

It might be Hidetaka Miyazaki's secret project.

Actually, I really hope it is.

MestreRothN4G1459d ago

But there's not really and easy mode on Dark Souls like there is on Demon's Souls with the royalty class.

I prefer Demon's Souls by far for the atmosphere and characters, but Dark Souls is much harder due to the limited estus flasks and harder bosses in general (4 Kings, and Ornstein and his fiancee specially). The only hard boss on Demon's Souls is Flamelurker, imo, and arguably Maneater (without cheating, obviously).

StrawberryDiesel4201459d ago

I love the lore in these games, see Tony-Red-Grave's comment.