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Dark Souls II director on accessible approach

GamesRadar - When Dark Souls II's new co-director Tomohiro Shibuya said he wanted the game to be "more straightforward and more understandable," he kicked the hornet's nest. The more detailed Edge interview with Shibuya, who along with Yui Tanimura is taking over from Demon's Souls and Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki, reveals what he hopes to alter to make the series a little bit friendlier.

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Conan-O-Brady2347d ago

My hopes for this game were lost when I read that Miyazaki had been pushed aside so the franchise could move forward in a more accessible manner.

Perhaps the fans need to petition for Miyazaki to be put back at the helm of the Soul series. Maybe a little public outcry or a threat of boycott will avert the casualization of the franchise... LOL

rdgneoz32346d ago

I know, and that article just led to further doubts about the game. I loved all the hidden things that you'd never find till the 2nd or 3rd playthrough (different areas and covenants for example).

Also, the throwing people into the game is what the game has been known for. There are a ton of messages at the beginning telling you how to do certain things, and then it sets you free and beats you over the head with a club. The series has been a break from all the hand holding games that come out these days and it's why people love it. Also, they've never been hard, just unforgiving. Screw up and have fun making your way back to the spot you spent the last 30 minutes getting to.

Conan-O-Brady2346d ago

I hope that we the fans get a sequel that doesn't stray too far from what made it great. I just don't see that happening without Miyazaki....Time will tell.

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ThanatosDMC2346d ago

This sucks... From Software devs all ready proved they could do it. Accessibility for more $$$$$... greedy bastards.

Psychonaughty2345d ago

There are alot of assumptions made in you comment. For all we know Miyazaki may have stepped aside to make a new Souls game (or something similar) himself that isn't a direct sequel and so could be far more ambitious and not stagnant as I know he's worried this will happen.

I suspect he's working on this new "Souls" game for next-gen consoles as we speak, if you're gonna make assumptions try to err on the side of optimism, it's going against the grain I know...

Conan-O-Brady2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

I'm sorry, from what I've read everything points to Miyazaki being asked to step aside in favor of Shibuya and Tanimura and that his role in the sequel will be in name only.

"Miyazaki is not working on the development of Dark Souls 2. He is not a director or producer, and is merely a “supervisor”.- Even as a supervisor, he isn’t making any development decisions."

http://gamingeverything.com...

So you think Namco-Bandai ask him to step aside so he could continue working on a sequel to the first Souls game? I'm sorry but that assumption is laughable....I wouldn't hold my breath for a Demon's Souls 2.

Psychonaughty2345d ago

I don't want a Demon Souls sequel, you made another assumption! I'm just saying that Miyazaki may of stepped aside himself or may have been asked to step aside in a positive context, because he is now highly esteemed inside and outside the company.

He may have been given free reign to do what he wants after making two excellent games with a relatively low budget that went on to sell very respectfully.

Basically your are taking a little bit of info and putting a negative spin on it and I am taking the same info and putting a positive spin on it.

Why are you so jaded?

Conan-O-Brady2345d ago

You're right I'm taking the information given to me and making an assumption based on that information...Your assumption may differ from mine and that's ok....No spin just my opinion...Now we can proceed

Nowhere in anything I've read are there any indications that Miyazaki is working on a new souls game separate from DS2...Also his role in DS2 will be minimal at best... This saddens me and many other fans of this series

Not being jaded just being real.

Psychonaughty2345d ago

Opinion/twist whatever... All I know is that whatever Miyazaki is working on I'm sure it will be worth the wait and the worst that Dark Souls 2 could be is still better than no sequel, so I'm optimistic about both projects.

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League_of_Draven2346d ago

He's probably working on Demon's Souls 2 with SCEJ instead.

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sdozzo2346d ago

Everyone will buy it just like me. Even if it's easier. We love Souls.

Root2346d ago

Hmmm thats funny because that didn't work with Resident Evil when Capcom ruined that for a wider audience.

I love RE but I never bought RE6

Mate when developer does something like this the outcome is going to be bad. It's happened before, gamers really need to learn from past mistakes...RE5, RE6, Skyrim, FF13, dmc, DS3, Lost Planet 2 I could go on.

specsmatter2346d ago

Seriously add Socom to that list. And also Kz3 with the floaty controls for the sake of making it more accessible. I put hundreds of hours more into Kz2 mp than i did with Kz3.

DarkBlood2346d ago

this is sonys chance for demon souls 2 to shine

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