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Dark Souls II Comparison Video Reveals a Graphically Gutted Console Version

Be forewarned when purchasing a retail copy of Dark Souls II. This is not the beautiful game that Bandai Namco has been hyping for the past year. All that gorgeous lighting and fantastic sense of atmosphere you’ve seen so far? You might be able to experience those on the PC version when it launches next month. For now, console gamers are turning on their home copies and finding a shocking surprise.

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wtopez865d ago

JAYSUS CROIST!!! I hadn't seen a comparison yet. That is a massive downgrade! Ubisoft would be proud. I will definitely wait for the PC version then.

Irishguy95864d ago (Edited 864d ago )

Same, wow...

heh, at least the Ps3/X360 version have dynamic shadows. Some next gen games don't even have dynamic shadows

Bimkoblerutso864d ago (Edited 864d ago )

It's been a bittersweet experience playing through this game the last couple of days, for sure.

Having not even seen those videos since they were shown last year, I think it's very telling that I still thought the game looked and performed (aside from those couple of "trouble spots" in the first Dark Souls) significantly worse than the previous two games in the series, even without that recent frame of reference.

I will definitely be upgrading to the PC version when it comes out, if only for the performance gains. Here's hoping they throw some of that beautiful lighting back in as well.

Alexander1Nevermind864d ago (Edited 864d ago )

The PC version of Dark Souls was best by far - when modded (I had the PS3 and PC versions). Since the likelihood of the game being dropped on the PS4 is slim, I pre-ordered the PC version as well. Hoping for Mod Support on DS2.

Deividas864d ago (Edited 864d ago )

Holy sweet god...I was actually going to go buy it for the 360 tomorrow cause I really want the game and dont have the patience to wait till April....but now....with seeing this, I have zero problem waiting for the PC version. Looks Epic

hollabox864d ago

I feel bad, I was comparing this game to Deep Down and praising the developers for near next gen fidelity on 8-9 year hardware. Seem like a lot of this crap is happening, Sony and Ubisoft are notorious for doing this but it seem like everybody is jumping on the doctored pictures, and running software on the PC claiming its console code.

SaturdayNightBeaver864d ago

Comes to thought , maybe they delayed the many times better looking PC version so they can sell as much as they can on the old potatoes?

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Fireseed865d ago

Well what do console gamers expect? I mean OF COURSE the PC version is gonna look much better... it's just the way it is.

Kingnichendrix864d ago

that entirely depends on the pc

SaturdayNightBeaver864d ago

You and me , 100 bux , it will look and play better on my Intel HD 4600 integrated GPU :P

MidnytRain864d ago (Edited 864d ago )

I love when people say this.

"It depends on the settings."

You don't say!

Kingnichendrix864d ago

Im not even sure what i said wrong haha, i have a powerful pc that maxes out all the games i own, but it cost me 1000 to build my friends alienware which cost 800 cant do the same thing my pc does... not everyone can max out their games and say ohhh look just because i have a pc i automatically got better graphics...

Blastoise865d ago

It would have to be downgraded to look like a PS1 game before I consider cancelling my pre-order lol

joab777864d ago

Very true...and by all accounts everyone has said it looks great for a ps3 game.

I wonder if they wait a few months and offer a gory edition for ps4...make some more money and give us a prettier version.

Either that or there is a souls game for the ps4 in the works...and this was to tide us over.

ramiuk1864d ago

this is for pc,xbox 360 and ps3 isnt it?
looks pretty good for xbox360 and ps3 imo.
there should be a massive difference in quality too.

was 1st one a ps3 exclusive?
never played it

Toon_Link864d ago

Demon soul is a sony exclusive. Dark souls is the spiritual successor to demon and was multiplatform.

GentlemenRUs864d ago (Edited 864d ago )

It's such a dirty tactic...

They even charge the same price, Urgh that makes me feel even more sick.

Tdmd864d ago (Edited 864d ago )

The mother of downgrades, right there! I'm surprised no one even mentioned this on reviews so far.

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