The only thing that really needs to be said about Dark Souls II is that it’s more of the same. The game keeps everything which worked in the original. It remains hard as nails, improves and expands upon previous aspects without ever losing sight of what it needs to be, and is an all around solid title. The only real failings come from its increasingly overblown reputation and the various communities which have built up around it. If you like hard as nails combat and enjoy bleak, dark, moody settings then you’ll be right at home here.
Still, you’re probably not going to be quite satisfied with just that. So, let’s examine these points in further detail. Just to give warning though, this is mostly going to be a review for people who played the original.