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Why Dark Souls II Will Not Be Game of the Year: It Wasn’t Hard Enough

Unfortunately, modern gaming requires that everyone should be free to complete a game by any way they choose. That especially applies to Dark Souls II. This game is supposed to be a throwback to classic games that demanded your full attention. You have to learn from your mistakes in order to survive. Now it appears that people who lack the ability for common sense can complete this video game Satire.

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DonDon719d ago (Edited 719d ago )

When did being a hard game ever get a game a GOTY award?

Anyway, yeah: DS2 was easy. Not very hard at all. And worse level design and lack of creative inspiration. The dlc was great, but that level of quality should have been seen in the retail game.

I Like Dark soul 1 the most, then Demon Souls (Demon Souls was brutal, but most fans like it the most so I respect their opinion)

juliotheman21719d ago

Agreed. i was underwhelmed by dark souls 2 did 2 playthroughs and never touched it again. but on dark souls/demon souls i have ng plus 7 characters respectively.

MightyNoX719d ago

Same. I'd give Dark Souls a 10/10, Demon's 9/10 and DKsII a 8/10.

Miyazaki's influence is sorely lacking and you can feel it. Humanoid bosses, non-interconnected world, etc.

Good game but not GREAT. Currently, Tropical Freeze and Wolfenstein are my GOTY contenders.

joab777718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

I agree. Something wasn't right. Mayne it's the simple fact that it was more of the same but dumbed down. Although I will say that more of dark souls at all is better than most games.

Instead of giving options to make it harder, b/c most ppl simply won't do it. Make the original intended difficulty very difficult and give options for ppl to make it easier...of they want...like joining the cowards clan!

DonDon718d ago

And if they choose the easy route, refuse them the ability to get any prestigious accolades/trophies.

eyeDEVOUR719d ago

Even if it had half the difficulty its still the best action rpg around since dark souls 1 atleast as far as gameplay goes. My favorite rpgs this whole gen has been the souls games and my second pick would be fallout new vegas...

DonDon718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

I dunno bro:

Take away good level design, intelligent A.I. for bosses and enemies, and the challenge--and all your left with is a mediocre game. If someone new to the series started with DS2 they would think the game was a 6/10 at best. Because we're fans, and there aren't any other games even remotely similar, we tend to boost our scores of the game.

I hope Bloodborne is a return to form. Got a PS4 immediately after the game was announced.

Dudebro90718d ago

The combat system is still extremely broken. There's bad hit detection, and the frame rate blows. Not goty