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Submitted by SactoGamer 140d ago | review

Dark Souls II so difficult you'll beg for more | N10 Review

Are you looking for a new game that's more than just a challenge? Then look no further than Namco Bandai's Dark Souls II. (Dark Souls 2, PS3, Xbox 360) 3/4

joab777  +   139d ago
I just started, just killedbthe pursuer (solo lol). Anyway, on the forums, everyone is saying that its easier than Dark Souls. I guess we will wait and see. I just love how Dark Souls makes u basically perfect different sections...I play very strategically. In a wierd way, it reminds me of Bioshock 1 and 2 with the camera and no vita chambers.

Maybe thats why they are both my favorite from last gen. And the immersion of course.
Bimkoblerutso  +   139d ago
I've been reading that too. I've played all three, though, and this has been by far the hardest one for me. Sad to say too, though, I also have found this to be the cheapest of all the games by far as well.
Dannycr  +   139d ago
Well to me it has been faaar easier than the last 2. I'm 35hrs in the game and have 8 + 2 Estus Flasks and I barely use them. I have tons of healing items that I don't need to use because pratically no enemy can harm me. Plus, the Ring Of Life Protection just makes the use of Human Effigies meaningless.
Hellsvacancy  +   139d ago
^^

You're pretty much the same lvl as me, I'm 35-40 hours in (not completed it yet) Lvl 130 ish, I've got three rings of life protection, loads of effigies, LOADS of healing gems, my estus flask is 8+4 (I think it's +4)

The hardest thing about the game is the navigation, i've got myself lost many times, took me ages to figure out how to get to the Drangleic Castle

I do prefer it to Dark Souls, but I still think Demon's Souls is the better of the three
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Bimkoblerutso  +   139d ago
Yeah, most people are in the same boat as you guys. I dont know why I'm having such a hard time with it.

Aside from my lack of skill, though, I found that there are a LOT more points in the game that are made artificially difficult this time around (spell spammers, unavoidable damage, iffy hitboxes, crazy enemy lock-on tracking, etc). I love the vastness of the world though. It's still an incredible game in an incredible series.
Master-H  +   139d ago
Most of it is easy. but some parts towards the end are ridiculously difficult. i'm 70 something hours in, only have the last boss to kill, got about 12 estuses, maxed out, i even have a spare shard lol still there's a boss called the Darklurker that i think is the hardest in the whole series, he is optional though and will burn through your effigies because you have to offer them to fight him each time.
brich233  +   139d ago
3/4 = 7.5/10
Irishguy95  +   139d ago
In a maths sense yes. However in a review sense, a 3/4 = 3/4. 3/4 in the authors opinion...is a 'good' game. 'Good' games range from 7-8.5(in general, some reviews do lower and higher) on a 10 scale score system.
SolidDuck  +   139d ago
I've played and loved all of them. I think the middle part of ds2 is maybe a little easier. But some of the stuff at the end, especially the ancient dragon, and the king. Are two of the hardest I think in the whole series. I've platinum both demons and dark and I'm not bragging, I'm just saying I've spent tons of time playing the soul games. And that ancient dragon killed me like 30 times before I finally beat him. So ds2 might ease people into the game more than the other 2, but as a whole I don't think it's easier. I think it's right about the same.
g-nome  +   139d ago
Yip , difficulty is about the same , it is all about using the right equipment and weapons , which takes some time to figure out. Best game ever though , imo.
jerethdagryphon  +   139d ago
I'm 135 hours in on ng++ now and I'm finding it pretty easy there's a few challenging bosses but the game is easier the death mechanics are much easier and as stated ring of life protection helps. Still good game

most of that 135 hours was coop for sun broses or pop with bellbros
nix  +   139d ago
i started off as a Sorcerer on DS2 because i've already played as Warrior or Knight in Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. it was a bit different and completely new experience. i had to play more cautiously because i couldn't even hold a shield because of stats. my best weapon in the beginning was a broken sword and a knife. man.. i struggled quite a bit in the beginning. now i'm already at 96 souls level so... i can survive 90% of the battles. but i still call for help when fighting bosses.. like a pussy. lol.

i'm taking my sweet time to play this game because i'm eradicating enemies area by area wherever there is a need (which means i have to kill them 10+ times). plus i don't plan to play this game twice... going through this torturous game once is enough an experience.

i get so psyched out playing this game that whenever the next door people slam their doors, i jump up. lol.

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