Dark Souls II dominates this week, even beating Titanfall into second place
The JRPG is back baby! The Souls series is easily the most influential (japanese)IP from the PS3/360 era.
It has been so cool following the growth of this series since the Demon Souls release
With this being real time does it count as a "JRPG" and not just a western RPG made by the Japanese? I was always under the impression the term JRPG was meant solely for turn based (think FF series) type of games. Or am I completely wrong on this?
I realise it doesn't fit the traditional Japanese RPG mold, however it is a JRPG in the very sense of the word. It also doesn't play like western RPG's either, it's quite unique and doesn't really have much to be compared with.
Jrpg Japanese role playing game So any rpg from Japan is a jrpg but I prefer to use the term for games like final fantasy or the tales of series!
If Mass Effect counts as a WRPG, then Dark Souls 2 is definitely a JRPG, they are not all turn based. Looks at Tales, Ys, and Dragons Dogma. Note: I am not in any way bashing ME.
considering how much Dark Souls 2 stutters while playing, i can confirm that it is JRPG considering it's not exactly real time. i wish the game wasn't lagging so much. as if the game doesn't infuriate you enough, now the menu window doesn't open up fast enough to change the weapons. and the blur when you swing the camera around in "Fallen Giants". ugh.
I have run into trouble more than once because the menu will lag when opening. Sometimes by up to 2 seconds. Then another 3-4 seconds for the pictures of the items to load in once the menu is brought up.
its time for JRPGs to kick FPS in the balls!
Yes! Dark Souls 2 is the highest rated game this month so far.
Dark Souls is not a JRPG, it's a WRPG. These distinctions have to do with stylistic (NOT mechanical) choices, not nationality. Nor ethnicity, nor religion, for that matter. If it were, it would be a bigoted label. (Just imagine if we called games things like "Jew FPS," or "Negro RTS," etc., etc. The simplest way to recognize the difference is to take note of the narrative emphasis. JRPGs emphasize direct storytelling, usually placing the player in the role of a character within a story, whereas WRPGs emphasize ambient storytelling (basically, the setting), and usually make the protagonist an avatar for the player. In other words, JRPGs are about exploring a story, WRPGs are about exploring a world. Obviously, there can be a lot of muddling because game genres in general, particularly RPGs, are AWFUL, and both JRPGs and WRPGs share the same common root--pen-and-paper RPGs.
This is probably because the lack of Xbox One in the Nordic region, OR they just LOVE Dark Souls 2
the Xbox one has not officially released in those countrys, people buying the game are importers.
Are we at the point where we can call Dark Souls II a blockbuster?
I don't know, but dark souls did sell almost 3 million. Also dark souls 2 is awesome, so when does blockbuster status come into play.
I guess when we stop referring to it as niche. And those figures aren't niche
Not niche, no, but still far from being "mainstream." The 2-5 million sales range is more "moderate success" range, and puts Dark Souls in the same company as stuff like Saints Row.
Back Stabs or counters/parry's are so much harder now... but an unupgraded dagger could easily kill players with one hit. Makes me so happy when i'm able to do it.
I'm surprised TF was ever #1. A previous gen game with a massive install base vs. any next gen title should easily win the weekly sales race. It's basic math, shouldn't be a surprise.
its very misleading, the Nordic regions include Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. xbox one has not released in ANY of those countries, those sales are based on people who imported. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/ar...
Yeah but titanfall is not an xbox exclusive and these numbers probably count pc sales!
Yea but pc vs the other two consoles from a previous gen franchise which has 2 known games under its belt?
PC is pretty much the largest platform in Sweden for instance, PC gaming being immensely popular in much of Scandinavia and Sweden in particular.
I didn't like demon souls and never gave the others a chance but everyone is always speaking so highly of this that I might just get it.
Dark souls 1 is a masterpiece in my opinion. I didnt like it at all at first, but slowly it gets its grips on you. After you've gotten to the point where you can parry and backstab like its yesterdays news, you begin to feel like a genuine bad ass. Dark souls 2 is shaping up to be a worthy successor and im enjoying the hell out of it now, you should definitely give it a chance.
If you buy it you will play it in denial because you bought it. If you have a lot of spare time go for it. IF you want insta-fun then avoid. Its for ppl who role play a little bit too much according to me.
it's the same game mechanics. the core of the game is same throughout series. it's not for the "let me play some Dark/Demon Souls". if you play the game thinking it's a casual game you won't get far. you will get killed again. and again and again. these series demand for serious attention. you can't day dream while playing these games. but when you finally finish the game.. it'll make a man out of you... lol. trust me.
Winner: Dark Souls
who buys hardcopies of pc games
- _ - Dark Souls beat Titanfall in a country (region) where the Xbox One isn't available… whoooooooo… Such a win.
Gonna attempt to start this game tomorrow. I got the Collectors Edition and the Statue is sweet, bigger than i thought it would be.
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