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First Dark Souls II Review Score is Out

Dark Souls II receives a great score from a German magazine called M! Games.

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KingKelloggTheWH948d ago

I don't know how they would rank Dark over Demons though, Demons was superior in every way. Dark was Fantastic and all, but it had tons of issues.It might just be me noticing more being that I put hundreds of hours into each one but it still bothers me.

thegreatklemba948d ago

i agree demon souls is way better than dark . there is only one thing i wish that the jump feature was in Demon. The nexus is also the bomb lol. The world are both great but demon had so much more flavor in the look of the worlds in it

DeletedAcc948d ago

Yet again another first review for another big hit. this time Dark Souls II receives 90 out of 100 from a German magazine called M! Games. for comparison, Demon Souls got a 82% and Dark Souls 1 a 88% which makes Dark Souls 2 the highest rated Souls game from this specific magazine.

Summons75948d ago

My guess would be they played Dark Souls first. In my experience most people who play Dark first like it more or think just because it came after it's better. I honestly like Demon Souls a lot more because the atmosphere was way darker, the bosses had puzzles elements, and having the Nexus there made the Lore of each area more dedicated to why they fell to ruin in the wake of the colorless fog being.

Thing I noticed is that Dark Souls 2 seems to be the gameplay and open world of Dark Souls but the atmosphere and bosses with puzzles elements of Demon Souls.

Jorgamoundr939d ago

To be fair, you say most people like Dark Souls better because they played it first but the same could be said for most people that like Demon's better. Not to mention Demon's is a PS3 exclusive so you have console fanboydom clouding most people's judgement.

I loved both games, I bought a PS3 just to play Demon's in fact, but I just dislike it when people always put down peoples personal opinions to "well they just played it first". A big part of the games is difficulty so obviously that's true. Dark Souls was very difficult for me and took a time to complete, because I played it first, but when it came to Demon's I died only a handful of times in my playthrough and finished it way faster then I did Dark. The Flamelurker was the only boss that gave me any trouble at all, almost all bosses I got on my first try.

The atmosphere may have been darker but just being darker doesn't make it better. Demon's Souls tries to convey darkness, Dark Souls doesn't, it conveys a sense of loneliness and hopelessness, and preference on lore is again a matter of preference...

Frodosmugins948d ago

I guess most DS fans can agree on one thing that we all love both games even if we think one is better than the other...
and now I think we have the 3rd in the series where we wont be disappointed!

millgate1948d ago

I think both are amazing. I played Dark Souls first but managed to play Demon Souls when it was free on PS Plus. If I were to pick one it would be Demons Souls. I just loved the atmosphere, the enemies and the difficulty more. But Demons Souls will never give me the nostalgic feeling Dark Souls gives me. The music that plays in Dark Souls hub area, god I love it

khellendros1948d ago

I agree and Demon Soul had better balance to me.

ravinash948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

I would have to agree that I prefered the overall feeling of dread you got from Demon souls. (yes I did play Demon Souls first)
But yeah, I loved both of them.

Can't wait to see wha they do with Dark souls 2.
It will keep my PS3 busy for a good while yet.

Sly-Lupin948d ago

I disagree completely.

I used to think Dark was better than Demons (by a huge degree) simply because of its open level design. After going back to replay Demons Souls, there's just too much about the game that's awful. Like the 3-foot draw distance. Yikes.

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Chaos_Raiden948d ago

Thanks for the share. Day one buy as well.

jessupj948d ago

I must be one of the few that think Dark Souls is a lot better. Maybe not in every area, but the level design is phenomenal.

If you really pay attention, you'll be amazed how they managed to make such a huge area with many different sections they are connect to each other in some way.

dreamoner948d ago

I used to use that argument to prove prince of persia: warrior within was better than other pops, back in the day.

Sly-Lupin947d ago

Like a 3D metroid.

A real 3D metroid.

Hugodastrevas947d ago

Demon's souls started everything so that's that but Dark souls improved everything (specially the camera and lock-on system). The story was deeper the controlls were tighter and there was more variety all around. With that said, Demon's souls came first was exclusive, had events and won a lot of awards!

skeeter2275948d ago

And all I hope is that my demon/dark souls skills will carry me past the intro boss without dying the first time.

LAWSON72948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

Oh PC version come out in March if not it will be a hell of a wait. I already have to wait 6-10 business days for my PC Black Armour Edition that I had to order from Europe

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