Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin - IGN review

Dark Souls II is a smart, massive, and incredibly rewarding sequel. It’s crammed with deep systems, tense encounters, and enough clever multiplayer and New Game Plus elements to make me want to restart the second I saw the end credits. Not all of the tweaks and additions worked out for the best, but with such great enemies and levels to fight and explore, Dark Souls II made 60 hours of pain and agony so much fun they flew by in a heartbeat.

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DarkOcelet1748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )

"+Even more content
+Looks great
+Awesome DLC
+New enemies

– Tougher starting point"

Seriously IGN!? What kind of [email protected] negative excuse is this? This is worse than "Too much water". I expected this kind of stupidity from them. This was the easiest game in the whole series and you complain they upped the starting point?! Kill me now.

Snookies121748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )

Haha, if a reviewer gives any Souls (or Bloodborne) game a negative for toughness in any area of the game... They're missing the whole point of the franchise...

Crimzon1748d ago

Maybe the IGN reviewer is referring to the durability bug that's making the game harder than it's supposed to be? Running at 60fps seems to have screwed things up a lot, it's the same bug that affected PC users and From Software apparently hasn't bothered fixing it.

Articuno761748d ago

They didn't criticise the game for being tough, but being tough to get into, tougher in fact than it was before. That's a different criticism from simply rating the game down for being tough.

Vegamyster1748d ago

He said it may be tougher for newcomers compared to the first version of the game.

FRAKISTAN1748d ago

so that makes it a negative point?

Vegamyster1748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )


It depends on the person, if someone isn't the greatest at these type of games then they may opt to go for the older/cheaper version, granted the framerate won't be as good. It was only briefly brought up in the review, it clearly didn't bother himself but mentioned it anyway, ignoring everything else in the review because of a minor con shouldn't really cause a fuss.

d_g1748d ago

i think 9/10 is great

OpieWinston1748d ago

No No No No No

NOTHING is worse than "Too Much Water"
That joke will be around for years to come thanks to IGNs awful review team.

I agree it's a terrible con, but nothing's worse than "Too much water".

younglj011748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )

"Too much water" what game was that.?

edit:nvm found just wow

Femto1748d ago

lol this reviewer is so full of shit, he said he played the game for 100+ hours, anyone who invests 100+ in this game wouldn't give a dumbass negative like "Tougher starting point"

not gonna complain too much tho at least he gave it the score it deserves.

Xer0_SiN1748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )

i know in one of my previous posts, i said i would play ds2 last if i had to rate all of them. i bought this today an have to admit that it feels like a whole new ds2. head and shoulder better than the previous iteration. i like how everything is familiar, yet different. all enemies are placed differently, and there are even new enemies in thought to be safe spots. only con, and thats stretching it is, had to get used to the button layout again since i been playin the heck out of bloodborne. dont worry. it was the same for bb too (getting used to the controls).

hulk_bash19871748d ago

Read or watch the review. The reviewer says it's a tougher starting point for new comers of the series to get into. Not that the starting point in the game is tougher.

vikingland11748d ago

Five positives and one negative omg how dare they /s. Smh.

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wakeNbake1748d ago

Might pick this up for Xb1 since I already have Bloodborne on my PS4.

WeAreLegion1748d ago

Is that a balancing thing?

imt5581748d ago

Why not for PS4 cuz it is a BETTER version???

rawrock1748d ago

The X1 controller makes the X1 version better. Graphics and framerate differences are minimal, you wouldnt even notice.

MasterCornholio1748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )


I actually think the PS4s controller is better.


"you wouldnt even notice."

Eurogamer did say it was noticeable especially during boss fights.

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starchild1748d ago

Good game. I still like Dark Souls the best, but this one is still great.

Umbasa1748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )

Back when i played this last year i started with the Depraved and it was tough. I think i started with a broken dagger?
Anyways i am picking this up tomorrow and will pick the same......

- Tougher starting point"


llxKonanxll1748d ago

Won't be getting this. :/ I guess I can wait for Dark souls 3.

ArnoDorian1747d ago

DS III will be a bit too much
but what i would prefer is Sci-fi-esque Dark Souls game with Armored Core style type game from them :)

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