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Dark Souls II Announced

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0rg Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
If you were watching the VGAs, you would notice that Dark Souls II has just been announced.

Thoughts on this? I thought they were going to go with another _____ Souls game, but this is great too. At least they can fill in the story's lingering mysteries.

I cannot fucking wait.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't actually played the first Dark Souls since I'm so damn anxious to but from what I've seen of it and been told about it, it's quite good so it can only be a good thing that it'll have a sequel soon.
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I still have to play the first Dark Souls. Unfortunately, a second hand copy is still €40. I've watched my mates play it and I do want. :drool:
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0rg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
the fuck

at my gamestop I saw dark souls for 15 bucks, where the hell do you live
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I live in Ireland and Dark Souls is extremely hard to get hold of since GAME closed shop here a year ago.
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0rg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
oi, must be a pain in the dick

you have my pity
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I might get a copy cheap in Dublin though, but it's 3 hours away.
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Ten bucks says that they casualize it.
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kmwright Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Well you better get the money you won. [link]

As a fan of both Demon's and Dark Souls, this doesn't bode well.:hmm:
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I expect you all to give me premium memberships for a year :p
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MarvelousChester Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Warning: Long wall of text incoming

Shibuya says, "The entire development team is striving to make Dark Souls II an experience that is fresh while not forsaking its roots in presenting players with challenging gameplay. Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans with new experiences and plot twists while enticing new players to join our dark journey."

It is basically saying they want to keep what makes the Souls series well known and that is it's difficulty, talk to any person that hasn't played and most likely they know about the difficulty but not the lore which is what they want to also make more known but not displease their core fans.

As for the "More straight forward" part, believe it or not but Dark Souls was more straight forward than Demon's Souls, so this thing shouldn't be too big of a deal especially since they probably were talking about the storyline but with Miyazaki supervising them, I am sure he will make sure to put in some troll items and hidden lore. Now say it is like "Follow the marker" straight forward, I would be beyond pissed but I am sure Miyazaki would strike it down.

What I think he means by "More straight forward"?
-The game will put more story into the character so we don't have this mysterious character that serves little to no purpose what-so-ever.
Ex: Solaire, he is a jolly dude and a badass but his storyline is weak and has too many holes, even with the all the lore read
Seigmeyer & his daughter, just adventurers but they serve very little purpose except you can get a nice reward in the end with a fatherless girl 2/3 times
I can continue on with others
-Put more purpose and knowledge of what your character is truely doing, Dark Souls was kind of sketchy about that whole thing, in all honesty, the ending is what truely caught the attention to the main story line while the lore stole the rest.
-Make sure there are less holes in the lore so that way we don't get these random dudes we will never know about or will have very little knowledge about

I am sure Miyazaki and the team at From will make sure that there is more hidden lore to read and mysteries and encourage exploration. Their goal is to keep their core fanbase but at least try and draw more attention to the series.

PS: That thing about being more like TES was written by The Edge, no one at From said that what-so-ever, even the link you posted stated that.
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