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Submitted by Aclay 147d ago | review

GameInformer- Dark Souls II PC Review

GameInformer- The PC version of Dark Souls II is the definitive one to own. It’s a good step up in the graphics and performance departments, annoying load times are drastically reduced, and players can even opt to play with the mouse and keyboard if they so desire. It shows that From Software spent a considerable amount of time attempting to come up with controls that would feel natural on the PC, but after an hour of fiddling with the mouse and keyboard option, I moved to a wired Xbox 360 controller.

There are no new exclusives to the PC version, but the performance really shines in comparison to both console versions. Forget the occasional frame-rate drop or screen tear; the experience on PC is consistent, and absolutely feels like the way this title is meant to be played. Seeing the action in a solid and unwavering 60 FPS is a true joy. (Dark Souls 2, PC) 9.75/10

Massacred  +   147d ago
Seems like a big step up over the first Dark Souls PC port.
AnEwGuY  +   147d ago
Well, that's not saying much though. The fact is, this is still nothing more than a console game, ported to PC. My rig can play literally any game at it's max settings...including Skyrim with dozens of mods... at insane fps. But DS2 doesn't demand anything from my hardware, that couldn't be achieved with a 5 y.o. PC. From Software simply doesn't make graphical showpieces...it's just no their thing, apparently. Even the original Demon Souls on PS3 was nothing special ; hell, The Witcher 2 on the 360 looked better.
kevnb  +   147d ago
It's a great game that is even better on pc, nothing more needs to be said.
KingOfOldSkool  +   147d ago
When your games typically have engrossing game design to go along with art direction that is head and shoulders above many of its genres recent releases, there's no real reason to force them to be graphical showcases.
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alexkoepp  +   147d ago
Just built a new gaming PC with a R9 290X in it, I'm gonna give this game a try once I clear out a few games in the backlog. Doesn't look like anything worthwhile is coming out until fall so I should have plenty of time to catch up.
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Kivespussi  +   147d ago
When demon's souls came out it was a pretty great looking game at that time. Sure, it's starting to show it's age now but back at 2009 it was pretty impressive.

Also: No one cares about your PC. Really.
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   147d ago
Nice Score.
finito82  +   147d ago
this should come to ps4.
HighResHero  +   147d ago
That would be great. I'm not paying full price for a DL with DRM. I will wait and/or get it when I get another PS3. Looks great though :]
kevnb  +   147d ago
The ps3 disc has drm on it, go ahead and try to make a backup...
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   147d ago
Beside the startup crashing the game is BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm glad I waited to get the PC version, like Castlevania LOS 2 it was worth the wait. I'm loving getting my ass kicked!! 9/10 easy
spartan_dx  +   147d ago
Try it with sweetfx then you'll really be amazed ;)

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