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Submitted by CrunchKing 119d ago | opinion piece

Dark Souls 3: Seven Changes We'd Like To See

Play magazine takes a look at seven things we'd like to change in a theoretical Dark Souls 3. Praise the sun! (PS3)

ZodTheRipper  +   119d ago
Change #1: Make Demon's Souls 2, not Dark Souls 3

Or am I the only one who enjoyed DeS much more than DaS & DaS2?
Blastoise  +   119d ago
I can never tell if I prefer Dark Souls or Demon's souls, I do know though that Dark Souls 2 is my least favourite of the three.
ZodTheRipper  +   119d ago
For me it's the same, DaS2 felt kinda strange.

But I prefer Demon's Souls for many reasons. I loved the Character/World tendency stuff, the separate worlds, the amazing bossfights, the better crafting system, the overall darker tone of the game ...I could go on and on. A Demon's Souls 2 announcement would make my heart stop for a second that's for sure ...another Dark Souls wouldn't excite me at this point.
Darkfire369  +   119d ago
I loved all of them, but I have to admit, Dark Souls 2 grew on me. I find it better than both DeS and DS because it improves upon a lot of things. I also enjoy the environments, the world, the lore, and the enemies. In the end, it doesn't really matter because I could play all of them and enjoy them all the same.
PurpHerbison  +   119d ago
I used to say I enjoyed DeS the most but after Dark Souls 2, I have grown a greater appreciation for the first Dark Souls. It's a tie between the two now with Dark Souls 2 coming in last place.
Swiggins  +   119d ago
Both have things they did well, but what puts Dark Souls over Demons Souls was the vastly improved PVP.

Dark Souls 2 by comparison has lousy PVP. Thankfully I don't think it's unsavable, it's in dire need of rebalancing and tweaking.

Also, Soul Memory is a load of crap, what the hell were you thinking From Software?
Hellsvacancy  +   119d ago
Soul Memory is by far the worst thing to happen to the Souls games
Blastoise  +   119d ago
I agree with you both ^

Why add rings that help co-op with friends and then add a stupid soul memory system that makes it completely pointless?
gameslayer2411  +   119d ago
No, I definitly agree with you on that regard, Demon Souls was by far the BEST souls game, took me 72 hours on my first playthrough and that was the most satisfactory feeling ever, finally beating the final bastard. The other Souls game just didn't give me that ultimate challenge that the first one did, but oh well, things will only get better from here.....I hope...
Swiggins  +   119d ago
I don't know what this guy is smoking, Clerics are without a doubt some of the most powerful builds in the game.

You can lightning spear just about any boss to death and they get amazing weapons later in the game (Defender's Greatsword anybody?)
LAWSON72  +   119d ago
Yeah I did a lot of coop and them clerics are insane when it comes to dishing out damage.
Dark11  +   119d ago
how about anew IP?..oh who am i kidding they will milk the souls series to death.
xActionBasturdx  +   119d ago
Althougj i prefer demons souls...dark souls 2 actually feels like demons souls...theybadded im the mechanics i missed atleast like the health penalty for dying and the edible healing items...only difference is that demons souls had the moon grass and dark souls 2 have the life gems...i still prefer the grass lol :)
ziggurcat  +   119d ago
the only things i want to see:

less focus on PvP. it's the worst part of the game, in my opinion. focus more on co-op if you're going to increase MP functionality.

re-implement the ability to play hollow/spirit form without the risk of being invaded.
Timesplitter14  +   119d ago
Hell no. The forced PvP makes this game so much more exciting. Also, without it, it takes forever to find someone to invade.
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ziggurcat  +   119d ago
i'm not exactly saying to decrease the PvP opportunities, just perhaps increase the co-op opportunities.
xActionBasturdx  +   119d ago
I love the pvp in Dark souls 2. I bounce between being a blue sentinal (the guilty shall be punished >=]) and being a sunbro praise the sun) but invading someone is the best...especially when you get a runner lol
GusBricker  +   119d ago
Some friendly nudges in the right direction to go would be nice. At some points of DS2, I was like, where the hell do I go now?
Timesplitter14  +   119d ago
1- Less lag. DS has insane PvP potential but the lag is ruining it a little
2- More character and world development like in Dark Souls 1
3- Make strength builds and non-magic builds more viable. Right now, DEX/FAITH and DEX/INT seem to dominate everything else. I don't even need any armor with my dex/faith build. I just roll around with my dual rapiers and kill people who wear havel armor in a few hits. They can never even hit me once with all the agility I have

But at the end of the day, the games are really amazing. DS2 has a bit less charm than the previous games but it's a definite upgrade when it comes to combat and quantity of items
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Master-H  +   119d ago
Get rid of some crap from Ds2 like Soul memory and the limited respawns.

They need to get the movement system back to how it was with Dark Souls, i don't know what it is but my character feels clunky compared to ds1 even when im naked and got more than 30 ADP, also that delay time on item usage and shield raising...quite annoying, i just wish they would get rid of adaptability all together.

The hit boxes in the game need some serious work, the ancient dragon stepped on the ground like 2 meters away from me earlier ans somehow i was dead.

Get Myazaki back on directing, the new guy is cool too but something's missing imo, i mean some parts of the game had huge potential but i found them rather lackluster like ...SPOILERS...Dranglec castle, i mean the place looks epic from the outside but on the inside it was quite dull, especially compared to say Anor Londo, the same goes for the Iron Keep it could've been better imo as it also looked extremely epic from the outside but was kinda meh on the inside.
Also the pvp needs work on Ds2, i hardly EVER get invaded like in ds1 (aside from the Bell areas), all thanks to the rarity of cracked red eye orbs, soul memory and all the jazz, only thing i see is boring dragon remnants and one on one duels, also the stun locking is kinda crazy.
I only have the last boss to kill on my 1st playthrough , but overall so far the game's been awesome but not quite on DS1 level for me, if that was a 10 this would be a 9 probably.
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Summons75  +   119d ago
How about NO. Just be patient for a full Ps4 version of the Souls series it does NOT need a forced port that people will ultimately complain about having to pay again and the rest of your implied changes would ruin Dark Souls 2.

Only thing I could wish is that they had more accessible Fragment Branch of Yore but very hard to find without beating 40 different bosses to get to a place where they are common...and I only mean like 3 or 4 super hard to find or a super low drop rate. Other than that I'm super happy with the game best of both Demon Souls and Dark Souls. Can't wait for Demon Souls 2/ Dark Souls 3/ Dead (Next) Souls on ps4
Lord_Sloth  +   119d ago
No Soul Memory!

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