Game Idealist takes a look as to whether or not Bloodborne fans should play the upcoming Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.
Weirdly enough, Bloodborne makes me want to go back and replay Demon's Souls. It reminds me alot of Demon's Souls... even though it's so different.
same here. i think it has a lot to do with the artistic design or enemies and the overall creepiness of the environments. Dark Souls has a fantasy feel, and while DeS and BB have elements of fantasy it also has that eerieness DeS had.
very well said.
Yea I agree with both of you, I feel this game is a lot closer to demons souls then it is the dark souls series. Either way there amazing.
what they need to do is either make a demons soul remaster ultimate, that includes delving deeper into demons souls lore via the broken archstone. i feel that was that was such a wasted opportunity. OR, make a bonafide demons souls sequel. not darks souls, and not darks souls 2. i miss world tendencies and the nexus.
I wondered why they did what they did and now I know. It's b/c it will make new fans want to go back, and what better game to buy next then a remaster with 60 fps combat. And then who knows, if they are smart they re-release the other 2 also. It makes me want to go back and play DS2 again b/c it's the only one I didn't play extensively, none of the dlc. I played DS and DS forever. Brilliant move actually.
after playing dark souls, dark souls 2 and now bloodborne, i feel like dark souls 2 is not the best out of the three. but that 60 fps kinda makes me want to relive it once more.
Dark Souls just didn't have that spark Demons Souls did. I can never put my finger on it...maybe it's because Demons Souls was out first taste of the series so it was more fresh. I wouldn't mind a sequel to Demons Souls to be honest.
imo Dark Souls was the best of all 4 for its time
Dark Souls is still my favorite game in the series.
I agree with timesplitter. I think dark souls is my favorite game because it was my first souls game. nothing else compares to your first time getting your ass kicked 15 times by the same boss only to finally beat him! I think the same reason you love demon souls so much foxtrot is the same reason i love dark souls :) either way i'm glad Fromsoftware and Miyazaki made these games. Nothing else compares to them.
Most people I know who claim Dark Souls is the best played Dark Souls first. But a lot of the people that started with Demon's Souls (myself included) think that the original is the best. The level design, the character and world tendencies, the overall cryptic factor. It just did a lot of stuff perfectly. Your character tendency was affected by helping or invading people so the multiplayer aspect actually felt necessary and not just like a neat feature. Being dead sucked because it made the game much harder so that encouraged you to help people to gain humanity back. Everything just seemed to work really well together. In Dark Souls, for example, there's absolutely no downside to being hollow except the fact that you look like a zombie. Overall although Dark Souls has a much larger world to me the game felt much simpler.
Finished Demon's Souls. Never could finish DS I and II... i just can't figure it out. Bloodborne however is amazing.. it's feels so fresh.
Dark Souls is probably still my favorite too, though Bloodborne is different enough that I think it's just about on the same level.
"imo Dark Souls was the best of all 4 for its time". Says an Xbox only gamer who has clealry never played bloodbourne or demons souls.
My feelings exactly. My least favorite by alot, bit who knows now w new graphics, 60 fps combat, all dlc and added difficulty, AI, and enemy placement. The thing is that once you play A From game, little else compares. Only a few games have ever done that to me. Bioshock being 1. The Witcher another. It's like sewing a great movie, it ruins you for a long time. I was worried about the chalice dungeons, bit they are actually brilliant b/c they do have better weapins and runes. If they continued w dlc and added customization elements that allowed you to add runes or gems that changed the look of your gear and or weapons, it would be awesome. Then, have chalice events with special bosses and rewards. Add cool new masks, gowns etc. I don't even care about the stats.
The 60FPS on the PC version STILL wasn't enough to make me want to play it.
It most certainly is worth playing for Bloodborne fans, especially those who haven't played through it. I personally only completed around 20% of the game on PS3 as I had so much other stuff going on at the time. Now it's time to play the entire game on my PS4 at 1080p/60fps and I'm looking forward to it. Plus it includes all the DLC. I will be picking this up along with Borderlands Handsome Collection and I will be playing the hell out of Bloodborne as well. Lots of choices right now for any PS4 gamer.
I say, if you have to pick between the two... Go with Bloodbourne. If you beat Bloodbourne and didn't play DS 2 ... It's worth playing. If you thought Bloodbourne was too difficult, stay away from DS2, I felt that ds2 was a bit more difficult. Lastly if you are a fan of the "genre" you really should play both and won't be upset.
I do think Dark Souls is more difficult, but it also felt more fair to me. Bloodborne gets a lot easier once you get past the Cleric Beast.
It gets easier for a while.. But it doesn't stay that way. The latter parts of the game are brutal. Just spent 6+ hours on the last boss and still haven't beaten him. I beat Cleric on my first try. So definitely not easier lol.
Hell yea. I plan of picking it up down the line. BB is my first game too. Cant wait to play DS2!
I am getting it. It may be the low point in the Souls family of games, but it's still a great game in its own right.
I already have it for ps3, but those 60 fps sound so tempting!
adding the ability to play at 60fps doesnt make the game any better no matter what the egos on here at n4g tell you. It makes a game more enjoyable to play when first playing but doesnt take away from the overall experience when you play. So if you already played on PS3/360 you will probably get a lesser experience playing for a second time because your not playing the first time.
I still have a ton of Bloodborne left to play but there is something DS 2 can do that Bloodborne can not, and that's build diversity.
Having never owned a last gen console and picking up the Xbox One just for the MCC collection and Forza I haven't had the chance to play any Dark Souls games or experience bloodbourne. That being said is Dark Souls 2 even worth getting or should I find a way to play demon souls or the first dark souls?
I mean, if you can find a way to play Demon's or Dark Souls first that would be great. However, Dark Souls 2 is a great game. The issue is that Dark Souls 2 is a great game where Demon's, Dark, and now Bloodborne are masterpieces.
I pre-ordered DS2 on my X1, cant wait to play!
I never played DS2 so I'll get it.
Absolute perfect timing...all those exclusive Xbox owners peeking over their fences wanting a taste-and they kinda can have one!
They should have included Dark Souls and Demon's Souls into this. That would have sealed the deal for me.
Dark Souls 2 was freaking amazing. Everyone who dove into the souls series starting with Bloodborne should pick it up. Just know that it'll have different systems and be a bit harder.
Dark Souls 2 is the bastard child of the Souls games and should be forgotten. The only people who will buy "this pc version port" will be xbox fans. If you own a PS4 get Bloodborne.
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