Dark Souls II – What Happened?

1 : Anonymous2021/03/08 15:47 ID: m0iiia
Dark Souls II - What Happened?
2 : Anonymous2021/03/08 16:43 ID: gq868xq

Brb riding an elevator up from the top of a tower to an iron castle on a lake of lava

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If they just made it go down for a long time, it would have made more sense

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Brb gonna go slay 4 demi-god like beings so I can get around a small pile of rubble anyone with a pair of working legs or arms could easily get over (yes I do mean "or" you could easily hike over that thing with just your legs or climb over it with just your arms).

No I will not get over that, because even by "videogame standards" it was absurdly stupid. Yes, many games have something dumb where you need to go ten minutes out of your way to get a key to a door that looks like your character could probably just kick off the hinges or whatever, heck DS1 has that. But there is a difference between that and having the goal you are pursuing for at least half the game being getting around a tiny pile of rocks. Imagine if in DS1 you fill the lord vessel and instead of opening a giant magic door that appears to take you through another dimension to the Kiln or something equally significant in scale it just opened up a side path around a pile of sticks.

I get they were working under time constraints and had to move a bunch of stuff around but would it have taken that much extra time to put a "magic barrier" like effect around the castle with the shrine being the only entryway? That would have actually been pretty cool, having the shrine emit this massive dome barrier with only that one tiny doorway providing a means of entry.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:14 ID: gq8as13

Which will happen first? Vaati getting paid, or Elden Ring coming out?

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4 : Anonymous2021/03/08 16:09 ID: gq81hjq

No Matt,pls no bulli.

Well,I guess some enjoyable games also have Wha Happun stories behind them.

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Yeah Matt I think settled on Wha Happun being games (or movies) with weird or messy production, not necessarily bad. It’s just like 80% of the time it’s both.

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I'm glad he's going the route of "this is how messy production was" rather than just shitting on the game, something that's been done to death, rebirth and death again.

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Demon's Souls has one.

Metal Gear Rising has one.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:29 ID: gq8cx61

While DS2 is arguably weaker than the other Soulsborne games, it's still great in its own right. It works well as a fun dungeon-crawling RPG with amazing build variety, a wealth of content, and decent PVP.

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It also absolutely nails a sense of atmosphere in a lot of places too. Majula is easily one of the best hub locations in the series.

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Its still the best souls game fashion souls wise

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Yeah people who say DS2 is terrible seem crazy to me. Is it the worst Souls game? Sure, but have you played games outside of Souls games?? It's still a tier or two above most action rpg-type games. It just happens to be the odd one, the redheaded stepchild, but it's still really good in its own right when you accept the changes in mechanics and maps.

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Dark souls 2 has been the only game where I really got into the pvp. Fight clubs and hype duels on the iron king bridge was so fun.

The game definitely has a lot of issues but the dlcs are honestly really good, with only the old iron king one getting annoying with enemy spam difficulty, even if it had good bosses

6 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:22 ID: gq8klb7

Still my favorite souls game.

I can’t believe they got rid of the great hammer move set from this game. It was literally better in every way and they went back to the old janky one that’s impossible to hit people with.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:05 ID: gq8i6fg

Despite the hell Dark Souls 2 went through in production, it’s still easily one of my favorite games in the series. I suppose that speaks to the strengths of the Souls formula and the positive parts of the game more than anything.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 16:37 ID: gq85ghe

A good game was made.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/08 19:12 ID: gq8rlk6

give me back power stance you cowards

10 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:34 ID: gq8dkn1

I don't know if Matt's video have screen tearing or I'm going clinically insane

11 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:33 ID: gq8di1w

Matt McMuscles vs. Hbomberguy in a ladder match when?

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I love DS2. No. Neither please.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/08 19:40 ID: gq8vhry

Much more than Scholar of the First Sin, the Lost Crowns really saved DaS2; the quality of bosses & level design skyrocketed, and the crowns had a theme that could compare against DaS1's entropy narrative: humanity's doomed struggle against the yolk of ancestry, with an actual tangible, mechanically represented bittersweet ending in the final crown the player can don.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/08 19:06 ID: gq8qqow

Dark souls 2 was one of the best of the trilogy, and I really don't want to hear this crap from someone like Matt who likely hasn't beaten a single Souls game.

Despite being mostly disconnected from the other games, it had a really good variety of areas, bosses, weapons, the best PVP community, an actual good NG+ mode, etc. The only Souls game where Fist weapons weren't complete garbage and you could go Kenshiro on bosses.

Dark souls 1 wasn't bad, but it had a lot of jank and some really piss poor bosses like Bed of Chaos. Lets not forget Blight town in the original release state or the fucking Anor londo rooftop archers. DS2 was a huge improvement.

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DS2 also never hits a post Anor Londo "Oh we ran out of time to finish the game" part like Izalith and its dinosaur asses.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/08 16:30 ID: gq84cce

No, nothing happened. It’s a great game that we all love that had no controversy.

Edit: Why are you booing me? I’m wrong!

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It's a great game that some of us love and had a lot of controversy.

Facts are facts. We can have civil discussions about its flaws while still loving it. We don't need to live in the dark and pretend it's a flawless game. It's still my favorite souls game, but I realize it has flaws and still love it regardless.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:31 ID: gq8lu9t

I would've been surprised if it didn't have a troubled development given how shoddy the game is.


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