Dark Souls II was a disappointment in comparison to Dark Souls, which was lead by a different team. Will the series become the next Call of Duty with a new game on the horizon?
Dark Souls II wasn't as good as part one but I wouldn't say it was a disappointment. I still had a ton of fun with part two, it's that part one's level design was just so much more impressive. But I am still anticipating Dark Souls III and wouldn't even mind an annualized DS series. I enjoy these games that much.
Being the low point of the series, it's still a really fun game. From Software is just amazing. They're easily one of the top 5 developers in my opinion.
I will be following Miyazaki wherever he goes for sure, and he has already expressed interest in moving on to other projects. If From Software "annualizes" the franchise with a new team, then I'll follow that until it starts sucking. Simple as that.
@gangsta You're absolutely right - DSII wasn't nearly as "good" as the previous iterations of the series (and I kind of include demon's souls because dark souls is technically the spiritual successor), but that doesn't mean it wasn't an amazing game, nor did it prevent me from pouring (probably) 300-400 hours into the game even after getting the platinum trophy. But as much as I love the series, I personally wouldn't want it to be annualized - I like that it's every 2-3 years because... well... there's only so much punishment an individual can take!
I gotta admit the thought of a new Souls game every year sounds good to me. Or just an ongoing game where there is large DLC/game changes made once or twice a year that bring a lot new to the table.
That's fine with me. It's not like I'll be forced to buy it if it were to become mediocre.
This is actually how I feel about most yearly releases.
Dark Souls 2 wasn't a disappointment. It's one of the best games from last gen. We're only on the 3rd Dark Souls game. We don't get a Dark Souls every year. This franchise is in no way comparable to Call of Duty.
It's not call of duty yet. I'm still hyped for these games. I'm gonna buy Dark Souls 3 and I'm gonna buy the Bloodborne expansion, but I hope they don't start to launch one every year.
Those games should not be put in the same sentence as each other
Exactly, I was like -?whooaaha??
no, because its nowhere near as popular.
From Software have been milking these souls game. They should take a break for atleast two or three years. @Halo Halo 4 released in 2012, they must have secretly released Halo 5 and Halo 6 without anyone in the world knowing lmao according to your theory uncharted is also released every year and milked dry.
Dude you have one bubble and you are still trolling?
Monster Hunter still seems popular enough.
I think a new Souls game every 2-3 years sounds fine to me. In the middle of that work on another Bloodborne.
I adore these games, I really do, but I don't know if I could have them every year. I like how punishing they are but playing a year or twos' worth of hand holding simulators makes me very ready when these games come out. I'm not sure I'll feel that way if they are around all the time.
We will be ready for Radiohead's new album though.
One of the great things about radiohead albums is that you have to wait so many years for them. It adds a layer to how special it all is.
As long as the quality of the games doesn't drop, then I will gladly take a Souls game every year.
Ds 2 was not a disappointment far from it .it was a better and larger game .had more options more depth .I've put at 100 hours and I've found it to be the best game I've played in 8 years .people will not share the same view as me .I'm cool with that but beat these same people will not say do 2 was a bad game
Eh... Well demons souls dark 1-2 and bloodborne are all amazing games. Same cannot be said about CoD after World At War.
Never played a Souls game but the title itself sounds stupid as hell. Going by sales and popularity, the souls series is nowhere near that level to constantly churn out games yearly and turn a massive profit like Call of duty can.
I wonder why people are disagreeing
I personally know at least 15 people that played Dark Souls 2 to the end, and not a single one of them would have called it a disappointment. It was an amazing game that improved on the original in a lot of ways. I always compare it to Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Yes technically Fallout 3 was a better game, but New Vegas was more fun. The same principle, in my opinion, applies to Dark Souls. The first Dark Souls game was my all-time favorite game, (off-topic, FO3 is easily top 5 for me). I know this won't be a popular thing to say, but even after Witcher 3, Metal Gear, and Bloodborne, I still had more fun playing DS2:Sotfs, than any game I've played this year (so far). And I loved those games. Video game forums drive me crazy sometimes...clearly I can't get enough, but do you ever wander through IGN comment sections? Where do all these whiny, entitled idiots come from anyway? No, Dark Souls will not become the next COD. That's just absurd.
Darksouls isn't as popular nor sells as much as any of the COD games. I guess it's just a popular Niche game at most. I like the game a lot, but cod is in a different league than Darksouls anyway. Kinda wish From Software would go back and make more Armored Core and Another Century's Episode.
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