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Submitted by hosseincode 374d ago | news

First Dark Souls II Review Score is Out

Dark Souls II receives a great score from a German magazine called M! Games. (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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KingKelloggTheWH  +   374d 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.
thegreatklemba  +   374d 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
DeletedAcc  +   374d 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.
Summons75  +   374d 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.
Jorgamoundr  +   364d 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...
Frodosmugins  +   374d 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!
millgate1  +   374d 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
khellendros1  +   373d ago
I agree and Demon Soul had better balance to me.
ravinash  +   374d 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.
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Sly-Lupin  +   373d 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.
Chaos_Raiden  +   374d ago
Thanks for the share. Day one buy as well.
jessupj  +   374d 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.
dreamoner  +   374d ago
I used to use that argument to prove prince of persia: warrior within was better than other pops, back in the day.
Sly-Lupin  +   373d ago
Like a 3D metroid.

A real 3D metroid.
Hugodastrevas  +   373d 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!
skeeter2275  +   374d ago
And all I hope is that my demon/dark souls skills will carry me past the intro boss without dying the first time.
LAWSON72  +   374d 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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oIITSBIIo  +   374d ago
Good score .

Waiting for the game .
midget_gem  +   374d ago
GOTY. Day 1 purchase for me.
Hugodastrevas  +   374d ago
Now i just have to decide wich class to start with...and wait for the game to arrive
LAWSON72  +   374d ago
Does the class you pick actually mean anything, because in Dark souls 1 and even Demon Souls the class you picked did not really matter at all. Or do you mean that as how you are just going to play?
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Hugodastrevas  +   374d ago
I like to start of with the right foot, usually i go for a character with good offensive skills and a bit of magic but this time i'm really unsure as how to start... If only the knight had +intelligence and -faith (and a shield)or the pyromancer returned. Classes don't matter that much in the long run but at the start i need to be ready to use any equipment/learn any (beginner) magic that might give me an edge and if possible look badass!
EternalGamer  +   373d ago
My body is so ready........to die ton of time actually :(
SillyBastid  +   373d ago
oh hell I cannot wait.. pre-ordered; Please have a Vita Souls game next! I would sit on the toilet at work for hours and get hemroids!
Mister_G  +   373d ago
That's a very early review, from a site I've never heard of, so won't be clicking that link.

I'm buying it regardless of reviews anyway :)
bloodybutcher  +   373d ago
i can't believe that this series caught on so much^^ and everyone here, taking about demon's souls, make me want to go back to the original game! does anyone know if servers are still up? i have 2 copies-canadian and uk. ot: i can't wait for it! i'm positive that it will be another great and frustrating game :D (not frustrating because of punishing gameplay, that kinda is the point, but because of black phantoms. I HATE YOU ALL xD ).
Summons75  +   364d ago
Servers are still up, pretty sure they decided to keep them up as long as they can after testing people's dedication to the game a few times. Not sure if you tried yet or not.

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