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Dark Souls II World Size Is The Same as Predecessor

Yui Tanimura, co-director of Dark Souls II, revealed during an interview with EDGE that Dark Souls 2‘s world would be the same size as the original Dark Souls, but will give players more freedom in how to progress. (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

MestreRothN4G  +   752d ago
Great news! The "original" had a great size / game length.
FamilyGuy  +   752d ago
How big was Dark Souls compared to Demons souls?
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MestreRothN4G  +   752d ago
Much bigger IMO. Idk, felt maybe two, three times bigger.

The director Hidetaka Miyazaki said 150% bigger at the time, iirc.
FamilyGuy  +   752d ago
Thank you, +bubs for helpful.

I've only played Demons Souls so I was curious.
Timesplitter14  +   752d ago
Yup. Had three characters in Dark Souls and they had 55, 50 and 35 hours of game time respectively. It may not look like it but Dark Souls is a very long game. A single playthrough without NG+ is probably around 30-40 hours and that's when you're very familiar with the game
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rafaman  +   752d ago
I wish it to be bigger. I mean, this game will be so awesome that I don't It to end soon
Irishguy95  +   752d ago
Dark souls took me like...70 hours, and that was without even doing the em...side quest clan things, in this one it's very likely more people will be doing the statues, as the company are making them more...well, available. ANd not just some random **** you stumble across. Not to mention the PvP will be better in this one.

I think this one will be long enough too. Can't wait
specialguest  +   752d ago
The last game had a good enough sized map. It's all good.
JsonHenry  +   752d ago
I really feel that the last game had just the "right" amount of world and the right amount of length of game for it to be about as close to perfect as it could get for my personal tastes.
CrashJones  +   752d ago
That's cool...

If you love Dark Souls, check these out...

and of course, the new trailer that just came out.
NYC_Gamer  +   752d ago
The size of the world is fine in my opinion
boeso  +   752d ago
CrossingEden  +   752d ago
That's a tad disappointing, at least there are more ways to complete a level that the developers put it, instead of say, the community finding shortcuts, which will probably still happen.
Vanfernal  +   752d ago
This is great news. Dark Souls was a huge game world and each area was unique and had it's own atmosphere. I can't help but feeling that if they tried to make the world even bigger somehow the overall design would get watered down. The Souls series are definitely my favorite games of the gen.
zero_gamer  +   752d ago
It's not smaller which is good. The original DS had a great sized world to begin with. No complaints here.
karl  +   752d ago
awesome news..

somehow any news about dark souls trying to beat their predecessors in size would be taken as negative by me..

and by size maybe i mean how ambitious the game is..

dark souls was perfect for me... i expect the same with better graphics and new mechanics

but in no way a different game ...
blackstrr411  +   752d ago
I hope there's no blightown-esq stage(framerate issues and all)
jaixvx  +   752d ago
Oh, there will be framerate problems..don't you worry about that!
Summons75  +   752d ago
They aren't using P2P servers this time, they went back to Dedicated servers like Demon Souls had. That game was much better for online and had no framerate problems. Also a few other personal views on why it's better but they took a lot back from Demon Souls for Dark Souls 2.
Muadiib  +   752d ago
Framerate has nothing to do with online.
torchic  +   752d ago
was hoping it was bigger, making for a longer game. I want to pour my life into this game.

I hope they made an area like Anor Londo, it's so friggin pretty!
isarai  +   752d ago
Bigger rarely means better, and the size of the original was more than enough to please the masses

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