Yesterday, during a session of Dark Souls 2, a notification appeared that reported on the number of total deaths that have happened in the game after more than 3 years since its launch: 200 million.
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No, but Dark Souls 2 is a seriously underrated game (better than Dark Souls 3 imho). I'm glad it's getting the attention.
There is no way DS2 is better than DS3. DS2 wasn't bad (I personally put in well over 200 hours into that game), but it is easily the worst one in the series. It's the only one that Miyazaki wasn't involved with, and was tainted by their attempt to make the game more "accessible" by dumbing down the difficulty, including allowing the de-spawning of enemies in each area. I would love to see a Demon's Souls or Dark Souls 1 (or both) remaster.
I agree that 2 (Scholar of the first sin) is better than 3. Part 3 had the laziest level design by far, and speeding up gameplay to match Bloodborne speed was not a welcome change for me.
i thought despawning made the game harder, because it's harder to grind for levels and upgrades-- at least in the beginning of the game when i needed upgrades the most
Hey, they are interesting enough for Dark Souls 2 fans. What is the big deal?
I know I'm at least 10% of those deaths ; _;
why not? death is part of the game.
The game is being replayed now more than ever because people are starting to realize how great it is. The story game story is really really deep and cryptic, made replay it several times.
For those that don't know you can find out the total number of deaths when you look at the large obelisk that is overlooking the sea/ocean in Majula. The number can change sometimes dramatically (ie. tens) over the course of a few seconds. To get there after creating your character you only need to exit the cave and keep walking (don't enter any cave that has a fog wall) through a cave and then with the sea on your right keep walking till you come to Majula (you will not be attacked by anything). You will see the large obelisk from the bonfire. For people who are new to DS 2 it is a good idea to get familiar with the controls as well as gain souls by entering the two fog walls at the start of the game. Repeat at least two or three times to gain souls (it does not take that long) and confidence. After that walk to Majula and talk to the women near the bonfire a few times to level up. After leveling up search Majula. You will come to a well (near to a pit) - knock the stone into the well for a bonus item. Caution don't attack the small creatures unless you are confident. There are also some useful items on a cliff path near where you first exited the cave from the "training area" - try not to fall into the sea. Depending on your choice of character it is usually a good idea to go to the "Forest of Fallen Giants" first where you will see a huge creature. Don't attack unless you are very confident. Spells will kill it but you won't have any spell power left. One feature that is a plus and a minus is the fact that you can clear a particular area of the enemy if you repeat that area about eight times. @zelent Could not agree more. One major feature of the PS4's "Dark Souls 2 Scholar of the first sin" is the fact that it runs [email protected] fps. Personally, I think that Bloodborne would truly benefit from 60fps instead of 30fps.
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DS2 was a big step back. Righted again with BB and DS3
I played all 3 Dark Souls games and Bloodborne. I personally think Dark Souls 2 is the weakest game of the “souls series”, the bosses were large easy and fighting large mobs was tedious.
I GRAVELY disagree. Dark souls 3 plays like shit compared to DS2.
Nah, 3 craps on 2 in most areas. 2 was good but the worst in the series.
Ill gladly explain. The aniamtions choppy and glitchy making the game as smooth as an Mmo. This also affecst the combat. Every strike you make looks like its out of an Shity anime hack n slash game. In dark souls 2 the animation frames are way smoother and more natural giving of a relistical sense of combat.
I’m not sure what you were playing the game on, but nothing of what you described even happened in DS3.
Demon souls is harder... Like way harder
Absolutely loved Demon's Souls. Best game in the series and the one with the hardest difficulty curve. Dark Souls 3 for me is my second favorite followed by Bloodborne. Dark Soul 2 was a very fun game, loved every minute of it but I have to agree with other people it's the weakest in the series.
It depends. The original Dark Souls is the only Souls game (includes Demos Souls) that I could easily get to Anor Londo at level 15 without cheating (others can do it at level one) while the other games almost force you to keep leveling. I personally found Dark Souls to be much harder than Demons Souls although to be fair I disliked the "swamp" areas of all the games. It should be noted when I said "disliked" I should point out that these areas were very challenging mainly because of the environment since it was very atmospheric.
That f-ing giant dragon where you pretty much had to strip down to your underwear to move fast enough to kill him... Demons Souls also had the coolest atmosphere and best level variety. I'd love to see a return to that world.
Its funny because they been using that old-ass font since King's Field.
WOW, King's Field! Now that takes me back 😎. Those (only one and four) games are the ones that actually got me interested in the Souls/Borne games.
I loved that game. I put at least 100 hours into it. I died a lot.
I love the little touches of tradition throughout their RPGs.
The first dark souls was the best... than demon souls, bloodborne, ds3, ds2 😋
The poor guy was camping the stone to make a story about it, I'll give him some credit for that.
DS 2 is very underrated, in many ways its a more complete souls game then DS3, it could've benefited from having some more time in the oven
Most of those are probably me.
I like DS3 better than DS2 but Souls 3 was just way to easy compared to DS2
> 42 Deaths Per Second on Consoles wait! so I'm the only one dying? /s
And i feel like i can account for 199,999,999 of those deaths. Oh well, fun, fun!
Love Dark Souls 1. Love Dark Souls 2. Love Dark Souls 3. Excellent, excellent series!
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