Dark Souls 2 Review | SpawnFirst

Colton Steury writes: "“I hate this game!”, I shout to an empty room as I toss a DualShock 3 controller across my bed. Frustrated, I hold my head in my hands and breathe slowly, pondering my next course of action. I look up and gaze at the message “YOU DIED” branded mockingly across my TV screen. My brain is swirling with questions: Will I be able to beat this boss if I try again? Where the hell can I get more Human Effigies? Should I even bother pressing forward?"

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nix3713d ago (Edited 3713d ago )

i've read about the hit-detection problem and i'm beginning to believe that it is true. i got killed even when the blade of the sword was meters away from me. it is kind of irritating. i thought the random act of drinking flask (which happened to me with Dark Souls 1) was because of the old controller because when i shook the controller, it just kept taking swigs of the flask.

yeah.. the game lags when you arrive in a new location. sometimes the weapons don't switch as fast as you pressed it. there is an input lag which is very noticeable if you've moved to Dark Souls 2 while playing Dark Souls. Thankfully the souls of the game is the same. it's scary. it's hard. it's rewarding.

Flutterby3713d ago

Pretty high score considering the problems it has, I am waiting for it to come to pc till I get to play it, is it worth it?

nix3713d ago

yes.. it absolutely is. i just hope they iron out the issues. best part is "ethnic cleansing" as i would call it - clearing out the area of monsters. it's a tedious job (killing them more than 10 times) but somebody gotta do it. never felt good eradicating the monsters.. prolly because they've killed me so many times. lol.

g-nome3713d ago

The joy of discovery and overcoming the challenge far outweighs any problems the game has technically.

bakagaijin783713d ago

I've been holding off on picking this up for 2 reasons...

1. I haven't gotten around to finishing Dark Souls 1 yet
2. The technical issues being reported (this one's only a small factor though)

I'm really hoping a PS4 version will be announced that will clear up a lot of the problems with performance.

The drop of framerate in Blighttown was horrific in DS1 and I've heard there are similar issues in DS2 (although not as bad). I'm crossing my fingers that a PS4 relase of DS2 would possibly avoid framerate problems and even allow for a small upgrade in graphics.


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anast90d ago

The game isn't good though.

Rols90d 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.

CrimsonWing6990d 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.

Aussiesummer90d ago

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

MrBaskerville90d 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.


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Father__Merrin93d ago

bastard sword and claymore do the job when grinded up


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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_Hooligan177d 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