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Dark Souls II Backstabs Titanfall In Latest Nordic Game Chart

Dark Souls II dominates this week, even beating Titanfall into second place (3DS, Dark Souls 2, FIFA 14, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, The LEGO Movie Videogame, TitanFall, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

GraveLord  +   469d ago
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
JsonHenry  +   468d ago
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?
Menech  +   468d ago
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.
djplonker  +   468d ago

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!
LordMe  +   468d ago
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.
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nix  +   468d ago
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".

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JsonHenry  +   468d ago
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.
Magicite  +   468d ago
its time for JRPGs to kick FPS in the balls!
URNightmare  +   468d ago
Yes! Dark Souls 2 is the highest rated game this month so far.
Sly-Lupin  +   468d ago
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
buzzkiller6142  +   468d ago
the Xbox one has not officially released in those countrys, people buying the game are importers.
iosgamer  +   468d ago
Are we at the point where we can call Dark Souls II a blockbuster?
SolidDuck  +   468d ago
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.
iosgamer  +   468d ago
I guess when we stop referring to it as niche. And those figures aren't niche
Sly-Lupin  +   468d ago
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.
ThanatosDMC  +   468d ago
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.
Audiggity  +   468d ago
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.
buzzkiller6142  +   468d ago
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.

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djplonker  +   468d ago
Yeah but titanfall is not an xbox exclusive and these numbers probably count pc sales!
pandehz  +   468d ago
Yea but pc vs the other two consoles from a previous gen franchise which has 2 known games under its belt?
nypifisel  +   468d ago
PC is pretty much the largest platform in Sweden for instance, PC gaming being immensely popular in much of Scandinavia and Sweden in particular.
CynicalKelly  +   468d ago
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.
Mrgolden79  +   468d ago
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.
pandehz  +   468d ago
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.
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nix  +   468d ago
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.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   468d ago
Winner: Dark Souls
Mrgolden79  +   468d ago
You Defeated
bleedsoe9mm  +   468d ago
who buys hardcopies of pc games
TheRedButterfly  +   468d ago
- _ - Dark Souls beat Titanfall in a country (region) where the Xbox One isn't available… whoooooooo… Such a win.
TheGeekyBanana  +   468d ago
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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