The unique old-school action rpg experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.
Dark Souls II brings the franchise’s renowned difficulty & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.
Immerse yourself into mind-bending environments filled with new twisted monsters and deadly bosses that could only come from the imagination of from software. A wide range of threats will prey on human senses & phobias - auditory hallucinations, vertigo, acrophobia, etc.
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Often lauded as a radical departure from a near perfect masterpiece, Dark Souls' sequel is far closer to the original than people give credit for. Looping areas are replaced with linear progression paths offering far more interactivity with a more neatly designed set of levels where exploration is far less daunting, risky but infinitely more satisfying. Everything else is tidied up with mechanics streamlined in ways that retain player choice without overbearing options. A great selection of hidden bosses and optional areas make DS2 a joy to replay even years on and unlike 1 and 3 feels like a complete package without DLC.
Still a Dark Souls game, meaning it is addictive.
However it suffers from quantity over quality all over the game.
It has the worst bosses of the series and the worst areas. After defeting the first boss, you already know how to fight 40% of the rest.
It also has a lot of reprint of enemies and bosses.
One of the worst things is how long it takes to use consumables, even with high agility (I spent most of the time on 110 agility), it makes it feel that the enemies did not killed you but the horrible mechanics.
I was about to give this game 3 and a half stars but the last boss of the last DLC made me hate this game a little bit. It was a boring and frustrating area with a reptead boss you already fought earlier. I've never used the summons but here was inevitable. Simply the worst area of any souls game.
I only recommend this game if you aleady played all of the souls-like from FromSoftware and the Nioh series.