SlasherJPC: Dark Souls 2 Graphics Downgraded?

SlasherJPC comments about the downgraded graphics in Dark Souls 2: "Even then, there have been plenty of discussions, even before the official reviews have come out, about how the retail version of Dark Souls 2 looks worse than the network test a couple of months ago. And compared to the gameplay videos by the publishers themselves, the graphics, specifically the lighting effects, look noticeably downgraded, going with canned shadows, rather than the beautiful real-time lighting shown in the gameplay videos released from the publisher themselves. SlasherJPC discusses this same issue, and sheds light on just how much difference the graphical changes are, and his overall thoughts about developers pulling these bait and switch tactics."

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Hellsvacancy3729d ago (Edited 3729d ago )

Bet they showed PC or next gen console footage, it's going to land on the PS4/XB1 at some point

Still annoys me, i'm not going to miss out though


Hidetaka Miyazaki claims Dark Souls 2 “carried” the series forward

Dark Souls 2 remains a divisive entry in the landmark RPG franchise, but Hidetaka Miyazaki believes it led to the success of Elden Ring.

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anast89d ago

The game isn't good though.

Rols89d ago

DS2 was fine. While there was a bit of recycling assets or ideas for bosses, it was a bigger more open Dark Souls. The Fume knight boss is one of the hardest bosses in the series until Sekiro and Elden Ring were released.

CrimsonWing6989d ago

The problem with Dark Souls 2 was the same problem when a different director takes over for a sequel to an outstanding movie. It typically (there are exceptions) doesn’t have the feel and vision of the previous movie.

I wouldn’t say Dark Souls 2 is terrible. Had Dark Souls 1 never been a thing and we got this, I think it would have been praised more. The problem is it didn’t have the Miyazaki touch to it and felt pretty derivative. The soundtrack is a banger though.

Aussiesummer89d ago

And it will happen in the future when he doesn’t touch them as he is planning on.

MrBaskerville89d ago

I like DS 2, might even be my favorite of the 3. But it's a hard sell, there's so many obscure things you need to do to make it an enjoyable experience. So always find it hard to recommend, but it is worth the trouble.


Dark Souls: 10 Best Weapons In The Series

TheGamer writes, "Some weapons resist the test of time."

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Father__Merrin93d ago

bastard sword and claymore do the job when grinded up


10 Hardest Bosses in the Souls Series, Ranked

The Nerd Stash: “Whether you’re here to gloat about your victories or to see what the fuss is about, we present to you the hardest bosses in the Souls series.”

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phoenixwing177d ago

I beat them all with my fists and no hits were taken. What do you mean you don't believe me? I used a guitar hero controller!!!

qalpha177d ago

I used the Jungle Beat Bongos from my Gamecube

The_Hooligan176d ago

I just made my character look like Chuck Norris.

qalpha177d ago

All the bosses are only from Dark Souls. No Bloodborne, Sekiro, Elden Ring, or Demon Souls