As more Dark Souls news filters in, we reckon it's shaping up to be a Skyrim beater. Here's why. | Raiding Party
Honestly, it all depends on Bethesda, are they giving us the best elder scrolls to date? If they are then I doubt there are alot of games that could beat it.
2011 is the year of the RPG and no one RPG is gonna take all as too many heavy hitters are coming out. The Witcher 2 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Kingdoms of Amular:Reckoning Dragon Age 2 Diablo 3 Two Worlds II Demon Souls Torchlite 2 Darkspore Dungeon Siege III plus all the MMO/RPG leads to one hell of a year.
Going by past ES games, I would put Skyrim on top as my most anticipated Rpg...just my pref.
I know, gonna be a good year for RPG lovers OT: i see both games being different. Demon Soul had a story but it wasn't much intense and more of a straight and go out kind of thing, whereas this game will have choices and such and be open world. The best part i likes about demon soul was the 3rd boss in valley of defilement http://www.youtube.com/watc... such an awesome boss, and this was one that made me feel as if there was a strong story. I'm not saying demon soul didn't have a story, it's just not something i payed much attention to, more of just that addiction of wanting to move to the next boss. This boss just had great music playing and the dialog going on just made it feel right. So if dark Soul is anything like demon soul, it won't be heavy on choices you make (although you could influence both dark and light tendacy)
Bethesda's bug ridden releases are to be expected. However The amount of content and level of detail provided in an open world rpg is second to none.
I know everyone doesn't care about sales versus the quality of game, however Skyrim will sell much more. The Elder Scrolls IP is a gold mine and judging from the success of Oblivion, Skyrim can only do better with all the improvements being made. My most anticipated rpgs for 2011: Skyrim Dragon Age 2 Dark Souls Demon Souls (playthroughs 2 and 3) Torchlite 1 (console version) I am hoping that Torchlight 2, Diablo 3 and The Witcher 2 all find a release on consoles at some point. Otherwise I'll wait till I buy or build a new PC to play them. Good time to be an rpg gamer :-)
Two rpg's at different degree's, Dark Souls releases next year.
It releases this year actually.... and I can't wait.
What's the date? I so glad I was wrong.
dunno... they just said winter 2011.
I honestly think it will get pushed to 2012, because of the line-up of major titles around that time. That's unless they don't care, and bank on how underground critically acclaimed DS did. Doesn't matter cause it's a day one.
Its Namco's call. For those of us who love Demon's Souls...I don't care if every great game in all of 2011 came out on the same day as Dark Souls, its my number 1 purchase. (That really is saying alot...2011 really is the year of the RPG).
Skyrim may come on top sales wise (but I think Dark Souls has a solid chance), but this game is just going to be a one of a kind masterpiece. @RedPawn Dark Souls releases in 2011, worldwide.
Thank You Very Much.
Although Demon Souls stands up well to some of the best rpgs around (Demons Souls > Dragon Age Origins) however, Elder Scrolls is another level of content that is difficult to compete with especially considering the probable budgets of the two games. Theres no doubt that Dark Souls will be awesome but if Skyrim is even moderately what it shapes out to be when its released, I don't think there are alot of games let alone rpgs that can trump it. Then again, the two games are vastly different experiences and both MUST be played.
Yeah I dont think those 2 can be compared, theyre both rpgs but theyre not really the same
No. They're both released at different times for god sake, just like Dragon Age II and The Witcher 2.
who knows? who cares? play and love them both...
I loved Demon's Souls with a burning passion only matched by the most rabid of fanboys. Demon's Souls was GoTY 2009 for me. Alas, I am much more excited for Skyrim than for Dark Souls. Bethesda has been telling me all of the things I want to hear. - Better AI - Better character / skill development - Better graphics / animation - No zoom-in conversations - Dual wielding weapons - Improved bow damage - Better inventory / stat page It all seems too good to be true.
Didnt they say some of those same things for Fallout new vegas and howd that turn out? Buggy as hell thats how... I dont know about you but I dont trust Bethesda all that much
Uh...Obsidian developed Fallout: New Vegas, not Bethesda. Also, I don't recall any of those things being mentioned for F:NV.
Yes... because it likely is too good to be true. Haha.
I honestly think Dark Souls and Skyrim will compliment each other. What I mean by that? you ask? Well Skyrim is an open world sandbox style game with bright luscious enviroments. It offer a wide range of side missions and customizations. and Dark Souls is a more gritty, menacing action oriented rpg with stylish visual appeal.It's not open world but it's got some big atmospheric views to behold and a wicked storyline to go with. To me, I believe I couldn't choose a winner from the two because they each do well in different areas.
Room in my collection for both of these fine games,2 totally different games and i like both games for what they are so really dose not matter at all in the least to me which one sells more or people think is better because i will enjoy both.
who cares!? we all get to enjoy both games. Wii fanboys not applicable lol /jk
Hard to say, I already have Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim pre ordered. So it might depend on some reviews or a demo or something along those lines. Hard to argue though really, so many quality games coming our way this year. Almost too many IMHO. So many are going to get looked over.
Very hard to say. I've always been a big fan of the Elder Scroll Series but now I'm a fan of Demons Souls. Either way I'm sure they will both kick ass
Lol. Two completey different RPG's, yes - Let's compare them! Idiots.
A silly comparison DS is more focoused on the combat/battles while ES is more of an exploration esque title
These two games need not compete for my money. Both of them are must buys. But, that said, if they release around the same time I might buy whichever comes out first, play that and then buy the other. It all depends on the Dark Souls release date because I know skyrim is out 11/11/11. This is actually gonna be one of the best years for RPGs in a long time.
Skyrim: PC(and for consoles) Darksouls: Not for PC You can guess which i will pick :)
Skyrim maybe, The Witcher 2 hardly. And I don't mean sales. I mean as a game itself. @Empow3rd: I can guess which one you will download from the torrent sites.
Can't really compare them, but if I were to say which one I will probably like more in terms of it comsuming me...then I'd say Dark Souls. Im getting real tired of the sandbox game. They are so freakin tedious.
I love the fact that this debate exists. I'm buying both.
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