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Submitted by Bobbytheblobby 1084d ago | news

Dark Souls sequel will not up the difficulty further

IncGamers: But don't expect it to be easy, says From Software. (Dark Souls, PS3, Xbox 360)

Optical_Matrix  +   1084d ago
Demons Souls 2 for PS4. From Software, Sony...make it happen.
Ser  +   1084d ago
I second that.

Bring back those dedicated servers, From!
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1083d ago
And call it, "Fuck the Carpa" Demon Souls.
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Ser  +   1082d ago
@BeOneWithTheGun

Too right! That is literally the only thing I found to be cheap in Dark Souls! Those two dogs were just a tad overkill. lol
beavis4play  +   1084d ago
i'd love to see a demon souls sequel - but a dark souls sequel would be ok too! hell, i'd love to see them restart the kingsfield series.
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JsonHenry  +   1084d ago
I would rather them fix the pathetic excuse for a matchmaking/PvP system they have. Or at least put in a dedicated place people can meet up to fight each other.
Bloodraid  +   1083d ago
It's called the Darkwood Garden.
Ramas  +   1083d ago
i not agree ps4 atleast 3 years away, so please demon souls 2 or dark souls 2 on PS3 and third on ps 4
iamironman  +   1084d ago
it should be called Dead Souls
VvKILLAGOOSEvV  +   1084d ago
As much as I like that name, they can't, it's already taken.
I did however mention an alternate...
Damned Souls
dangert12  +   1084d ago
They should call It
'Bless your young souls'
It should have loads of happy little kids easy gameplay and bright colours i'm thinking a winnie the pooh type game?
Tanir  +   1084d ago
Dystopia Souls, Devil Souls, Deranged Souls, Damnation Souls, are some that come to mind if sticking with the DS thing.

if not Chaos Souls or Calamity Souls would sound cool too lol

and the fact that the devs said this means more!!!!! woot. i remember how happy i was when i saw that dark souls was announced!!
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DarkBlood  +   1084d ago
isnt dead souls just a subtitle to yakuza game coming out in march or are you talking about a game called just "Dead Souls" ?
UNCyrus  +   1084d ago
Not ramping up the difficulty?

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Ares84HU  +   1084d ago
I'm all for difficult games and playing games on hard but Dark Souls is just crazy. I think they should absolutely not make the next game more difficult. This is close to insanity.
Tanir  +   1084d ago
doesnt need to be easier, you just need to play better,

if you can't complete a certain task, then maybe two or 3 blades is better than one?

summon another player to help you, your not limited to yourself, there is help.

trust me, in a way demons souls was harder, sorta, just cuz if u kept dying while human u would get black soul tendancy, which not only gave you less hp, it gave u better drops also, though spawned way stronger enemies.

i love the game how it is, no need to dumb it down
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BattleTorn  +   1084d ago
It's my opinion that the "prepare to die" difficulty-marketing hurts the expansion of it's audience.
Ser  +   1084d ago
I think it helps. It gets people interested.

Everyone likes to overcome a challenge.
BattleTorn  +   1084d ago
no, not everyone. specifically only the hardcore.

and hense the casual trend of the industry; accessibility attracts more audience.

Dark Souls attract the exact opposite; the hardcore.

@DarkBlack, Dark Souls =/= a little challenge
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Ser  +   1084d ago
I'm pretty sure that even casual players like to overcome a little challenge.
Iamback  +   1084d ago
lol fu.k no. I was the same. it is bad marketing. People always give up on hard games.

btw my goty so far. I wish sony made Demon SOuls 2, use BR and all the fine stuff (dedicated servers? ) and make it stellar.
admiralvic  +   1083d ago
"I'm pretty sure that even casual players like to overcome a little challenge."

I think you're extremely confused there sparky. I would agree that people enjoy a challenge. No one want's to play a game where you walk to the end without a problem, but the term "challenge" does not suit the "souls" games. Dedication is a lot closer to the point.
Now most people game to have fun and the masses are not dedicated gamer's. Unlike a challenge where some parts are rough... The souls games are completely manageable IF and ONLY IF you understand the mechanics. What works when, What skills work, How to get by enemies, etc. Failing constantly will make many people aggravated and give up.

@ Battletorn

I agree that it is bad marketing. Some see it as a challenge, but most people are not looking to constantly lose. If you market yourself as this insane thing... the "hardcore" gamers will pick it apart, the "causals" will ignore it and the remaining will bicker about how amazing it is.
Ser  +   1082d ago
@admiralvic

Oh, please, guy. You make the Souls games sound as if they're friggin' MMOs, which they are not.

If you can play an Elder Scrolls title, you can play Demon's Souls / Dark Souls. Just don't play stupidly. There's a difference between a casual player and a stupid player.

I've actually gotten a couple of my "casual" friends to give Demon's Souls a run. They never knocked the game for being too hard or difficult, they would instead say things like "Oh, man! I didn't block that guy's swing! Let me try one more time."

Casual gamers like a challenge too. Stop acting as if they're brain-dead mental patients.
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ElementX  +   1084d ago
I think it's good because people know it won't be an easy game just by looking at the box
Getowned  +   1084d ago
well the games not made for the casuals soo why would they worry about it.I see your point but if they didn't do that then casuals would buy it and hate it and probably return it any way.
Kamikaze135  +   1084d ago
I hope it's an even bigger game =X
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1084d ago
Yeah, a new SOULS game for next gen will be awesome!
Genghis  +   1084d ago
They should just call it Exploit Souls.
Kakihara  +   1084d ago
The actual game wont be any harder but the disc will come in a solid steel lockbox encased in concrete and you'll have to win a blindfolded knifefight with the biggest cashier at Gamestop to get it.
zerocrossing  +   1084d ago
With one hand tied behind your back whilst wearing concrete shoes! xD
_Q_  +   1084d ago
Dark Souls and Demons Souls werent hard they were fair within the rules they set. The game is so balanced. People really are getting soft. Too much hand holding this gen...
negroguy  +   1084d ago
I love the difficulty. Im always up for a good challenge. Actually feels good sometimes when I keep losing it just motivates me to try a different approach.
madjedi  +   1084d ago
I played a very small bit of dark souls, if they make a sequel i want it set up like demons souls rather than dark souls. A centralised hub system with separate worlds sounds more reasonable for getting around than walking through lvl after lvl of low tier mobs just to reach a specific area for farming ect.

From what little i played it the hallow vs human form is meaningless, demons souls soul vs body form was better. I can deal without having a thiefs ring, but why do low tier dredglings have shinobi's jumping ability or speed, a 8-10 ft near instant dash or leap is a bit much.
Bloodraid  +   1083d ago
There is a central hub, Firelink Shrine. Every time you progress to a different area a shortcut back to Firelink (or close by) opens up. Additionally, you get the Lord's Vessel later in the game which is used for teleporting between bonfires.

The Hollow vs Human form works similarly to Demon's Souls, with a few differences. You can be summoned as a blue phantom regardless of your form. Black Phantoms can only invade when in human (Though there are ways around this, like being summoned by the Forest Hunter covenant). Drop rates increase when you're in human form (I believe). The only difference is that your Hitpoints aren't halved when Hollow.

You can use the Ring of Fog, as it has the same effect as a Thief's Ring.

The Dreglings are the same as they were in Demon's Souls.
theunleashed64  +   1084d ago
demon's souls 2 make it happen fromsoftware.
MasterCornholio  +   1084d ago
It should be harder. I want reviewers to suffer a nervous breakdown.

Lol

XperiaRay
nix  +   1084d ago
well... i picked up this game but i still have to open the seal. i need to muster up some courage before i start this game. last time i naively started Demon's souls.. and i know how it ended. i think i still got scars from DS. q;
Getowned  +   1084d ago
before you play look up how to get the drake sword that brings down the difficulty a bit in the first half of the game.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1084d ago
I hope not. I beat Demon's Souls twice but even then Dark Souls is kicking my ASS!
Getowned  +   1084d ago
Only thing i want is a easyer way to play with people online,it's really hard to find people to team up with summon/be summoned.
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MeatAbstract  +   1083d ago
I think they've got the difficulty sorted with Dark Souls. Another Souls game in a new world with the challenge of Dark Souls would suite me fine.

I highly doubt they'll do a Demon's Souls 2. They're appealing to players across different consoles and have found a fanbase on in the 360 crowd. I think it would be dissapointing for those guys if they said the next game will be an exclusive to PS3.

More Souls games? Yes please.
chadachada123  +   1083d ago
A repeat of the Soul Caliber III fiasco would not look good, in my opinion.

I second your vote, hell yeah for more Souls.
YoungKingDoran  +   1083d ago
unless that was some dastardly plot from the beginning!
seriously though, i wouldve bought anything to play dark souls on
PriceCheck  +   1083d ago
I can't take it anymore . . .
Ramas  +   1083d ago
What i like most in dark souls is that you have a freedom where to go, so it is much more interesting to explore, demon souls had only 1 path stright...
SAE  +   1083d ago
i doubt that this game is that hard ,alots of people claim that the games they played are hard and when i play them they are easy , most of the games i played i knew how to play them in the fiirst 15 minutes or even less , the only hard game i saw is gt5 because no one can play it good in the first time or even the first month , it needs time to understand how the gameplay works to understand a little about the other cars ...

i wish i can play this game , no money :(
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Bloodraid  +   1083d ago
No, Dark Souls is hard, trust me.

This is coming from someone who can beat Demon's Souls in about 2 hours with less than 5 deaths. Then again, it might just be because I'm not used to the new Equipment and Enemies yet.
SAE  +   1083d ago
you beated demon soul in 2 hours in the first time ?.. f not then it's the same with dark soul , you just have to understand how the gameplay works , i try to understand it in the first half hour , and then everything is easy for me , i die but i don't feel its a hard game...
Hicken  +   1083d ago
I'll take it!
Bobbytheblobby  +   1083d ago
it's too hard already. im not used to this kind of game though so maybe itll get easier. even after watching videos on how to play it and do certain bits i just cant progres.i dunno how long it is but theres no way im going to finish it at this rate. ive been playing for a bout 10 hours and it doesnt feel like ive really done anything

also, this incgamers site is pretty sweet. and i'm not just saying that coz i get loads of points from n4g coz no one else seems to post their stuff up :)
Tex117  +   1083d ago
The Souls series is a reminder of why I still play video games. Both are incredible experiences.

One guy wrote somewhere in reference to Dark Souls "This is a glimpse of the gaming future we never received."

This is really the first 3D castlevania.

Dude, if FromSoftware re-made Simon's Quest in this style? Holy sheet. (Btw, I always thought Simon's Quest was way before its time).

That said, the difficulty is right where it should be I think. Its hard and frustrating, but it can be overcome with a new strategy. In most games...you can re-use the same strategy and you will eventually overcome. In a Souls game...that strategy will get you killed...over and over...untill youcome up with a new one.

I hope we get a new game! And not a "sequal" Just a "Souls" game.

Dark Souls may have got ahead of itself just a little bit. Some things aren't executed as crisply as they were in Demon's Souls. Though Demon's Souls was a much simpler game.

If From can iron out a few things in Dark Souls in their next installment, then they will again raise the bar in gaming experiences. Dark and Demon's already did that.
HacSawJimThugin  +   1082d ago
If your having a hard time send me a message with your email and I will send you a PDF with a complete strategy guide.

I am playing on the 360 and I want people to like this game and support it so that we get a chance to play the sequel too.

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