Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Review - TXH

Neil writes "I have to admit to never having played a Souls game previously. A combination of hard as nails gameplay and a fantasy land that I have very little interest in has meant that previous titles have happily been given a miss. That has however changed with the release of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on Xbox One. It’s about time I took in some of the goings on in Drangleic in the hope it can help me change my mind; not just about the past, but also in regards to any future titles."

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oKidUKo1151d ago

The frustration of dying loads would render a purchase of this pointless. Not for me but clearly some do love it so good for them :)

ScubbaSteve1151d ago (Edited 1151d ago )

I've always thought of these games as gamers games. They're great, and I love them, but you don't really recommend them to people who aren't very experienced with gaming or who wouldn't appreciate the challenge. It'd be like recommending a grand strategy game to someone who has never even played RISK.

It's also why portal is such a great introductory game. If you could teach non-gamers one thing it should be how to move and control your character. The portal series allows for a pretty stress free environment for such things and has a narrative amusing enough to keep their attention.

oKidUKo1151d ago

I think it all depends on what you want from a game too, although I'm not against a challenge I'd say I mostly play just to relax. I can't see Dark Souls being that relaxing haha and if I'm looking to test my skills I've got plenty of games in reserve.

Good point though :)

rawrock1151d ago

They are not "gamers games". Just because they designed a game where you die a lot, which is easy for a developer to do, does not make anyone who plays it more of a gamer than others.

ScubbaSteve1151d ago


I never said they make you more of a gamer, I said they were designed for gamers. They weren't really thinking of their accessibility to the masses when it was designed. Does not being able to play them make you less of a gamer? No, of course not, and it's damn silly of you to think that's what I was implying.

Now if you'd kindly take your whiny attitude to someone who cares like maybe your mother.

reaperofsouls1151d ago (Edited 1151d ago )

So the cons are it's superhard therefore justifies a 7/10, hence by extension of the same logic any game which you can breeze through with minimal effort deserves a 10/10

FrugalDaz1151d ago

It's dated rather badly in such a short amount of time.

Perjoss1151d ago

It wasn't created by the main team at From Software, so the quality just isn't as good as Demon's Souls, Dark Souls 1 and Bloodborne. Still a great game though if you don't mind a bit of punishment.

OmegaShen1151d ago

Should get a lower score because of the frame rate bug and things being to grab you when you not in range.

rawrock1151d ago

Yeah the hitbox in the game is a tad broken it seems.

OmegaShen1151d ago

I am happy to say I finish it with those problems, just had to carry more then two weapons.

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