What am I in for?

What am I in for?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A good game

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp

      a good game

      spabp

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      some questionable design choices in adaptability and soul memory
      graphics that you wish wre just a bit better (when the fuck is that lighting mod coming out?)

      however, ds2 retains something that ds3 and elden ring do not. it, des and ds1 are all 'deliberate'. in design and in gameplay. actual consideration must be given to what you do and when; some care must be taken. ds3 and elden ring are slapdash spamfests in comparison and i dont feel like they preserve the spirit of the series very well. i give bloodborne a pass on this because it's designed to be fast and frantic and gets away with it.

      anyway, dark souls 2 is fun and unique. best fashion, solid build variety, cool area design especially in the dlcs. shame the servers are still down because its the game i had the best time pvping in.

      Dark Souls II had a troubled development and many assets were repurposed, moved around or removed entirely.

      DSII started off under the direction of Tomohiro Shibuya. It was going to be even more open world. They got a lot done, but Bamco came down on them and forced them to scrap half the game. They put Yui Tanimura in charge who had to pick up the pieces 6 months from launch. Bamco originally designated DS2 to be a PS4 game and then decided that nope, we're actually putting it on the ps3, which forced the downgrade, Cell architecture, garbage gtx 7800 rebrand GPU and 256MB+256MB = PS3

      >Dark Souls 2 downgrade full comparison

      >Dark Souls 2 Design Works
      https://peterbarnard1984.tumblr.com/post/113163062955/dark-souls-2-design-works-translation
      >How The Gutter Got Gutted

      >The Archives - Repository of lore documents, interviews
      https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MsqQvo7nQGzeifTMbAV5e0gL-5hshof_

      They tried to expand the engine with a new lighting system but it fell through and forced them to visually downgrade the shaders through most of the game. The project was rebooted almost entirely when Tanimura's team took it over. They had to rework the original, unfinished 'open world' version of the game and take what little bits of it were complete enough to use and put together a full-length game out of it. As a result, Drangleic is missing many, many of its intended areas, transitions were cut, levels were left unpolished and unfinished, questlines were cut, etc.

      Miyazaki personally asked Tanimura to be co-director for DS3 and ER so he could work on the combat mechanics while Miyazaki did what he's good at: level and world design, lore, NPCs and the overall picture.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Miyazaki did what he's good at: level and world design, lore, NPCs
        I never expected to say this, but you people are worse than Kojima's cocksuckers.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The comparison is needlessly bad faith.
        The brightness is so cranked that the UI looks wrong.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      a good game

      This, it is one of the greatest gaming experiences of all time.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        retard, you are reddit

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Reddidiots and you have something great in common. You hate dark souls 2

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ive never been on reddit in my entire life, but clearly you have since you form your opinions in response to them and know what they believe. i just shit talk with pure vibes and give zero fucks. pussy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Correct

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
      /thread

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
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      spabp

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      This, it is one of the greatest gaming experiences of all time.

      Correct

      fpbp
      /thread

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        why is every room in ds2 so fucking bland and empty? it's the same shit with the dlc's which weren't in any sort of developement trouble. it makes the levels genuinely confusing when everything looks the same.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          because its a shovelware product of the absense of miyazaki(doing bloodborne:a good game)

          left looks generic, right looks good

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        add this one

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          stop lying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Gpdopskrc

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yup. This. One of the glaring flaws of DS2. No lived in environments. It makes me think less of DS2 fans who simply don't notice this shit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >A good game

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >A good game

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you followed the thread you'd know that animations don't matter.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          See

          You're in for a lot of seething and coping.

          More seething and coping.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >If you followed the thread you'd know that animations don't matter.
          ds2fags are mentally ill

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I fucking hate these things so much!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's a DS3 fanboy that claimed it m8

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              headcanon

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                what are you implying? its a gate

                oh no, i hate the fucking game but falconers are hilarious

                >but falconers are hilarious
                they are, but for the wrong reasons

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                if its not funny bad, its not fromsoft

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                what?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                hilarious

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >its a gate
                Take a look at the size of the holes and then take a look at the size of the player.
                And then wonder why you had to search the gameworld for 2 bells.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                a person cannot fit through there you blind fuck

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you sound fat lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Woah. Truly throne room for the greatest king in all the land...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >jello ocean

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >

        >A good game

        >If you followed the thread you'd know that animations don't matter.
        ds2fags are mentally ill

        you know this won't make me stop liking it right?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >seething phase over
          >coping phase initiated

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            what will you do about it?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Probably just point and laugh.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                laugh at me all you like, I won't stop liking it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

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                you know this won't make me stop liking it right?

                Of course it won't, your brain is already rotten. That doesn't have to mean that you can't understand that the game that you "like" is objectively bad and that you only like it because you have brain damage. Even a downie knows they're a downie.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              put you in your place you fucking airhead. place your neck in my hands and beg, bitch. you know you want daddy to hurt you

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          what will you do about it?

          laugh at me all you like, I won't stop liking it

          >"im absolutely not seething"
          >proceeds to seethe

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            because i was right when i said youre a pussy gay earlier who anal retentively posts the same shit over and over trying to nag and annoy others into liking something that isnt good. youre clearly a submissive bitch who cant even fathom that maybe trying to beg for people to like you and agree is weak and everyone knows it

            if you didnt feel insecure and werent a whipped moron youd shut your whore mouth and let adults talk. everyone would be fine if you left your opinions at liking it, and not trying to convert people to your circlejerk fan religion.

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            i actually like the falconers. they are hilarious and fun and albeit a bit broken jank but its okay and fine. they needed a walk cycle and they goofed up and thought it was funny clearly

            you dont need animations to help you roleplay the game, but falconers do need a locomotion layer even if it only has two or three actual anims unlike every other npc

            [...]
            Of course it won't, your brain is already rotten. That doesn't have to mean that you can't understand that the game that you "like" is objectively bad and that you only like it because you have brain damage. Even a downie knows they're a downie.

            so what if I seethe? no force on earth will make me stop liking it

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Don't reply to me if you're not gonna read my post.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >so what if I seethe? no force on earth will make me stop liking it

              and i will keep stating facts

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >call a game a masterpiece
            >when pressed all you can say about it is "it has charm and its place in the series"

            Never heard someone be so unenthused about a masterpiece.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          because i was right when i said youre a pussy gay earlier who anal retentively posts the same shit over and over trying to nag and annoy others into liking something that isnt good. youre clearly a submissive bitch who cant even fathom that maybe trying to beg for people to like you and agree is weak and everyone knows it

          if you didnt feel insecure and werent a whipped moron youd shut your whore mouth and let adults talk. everyone would be fine if you left your opinions at liking it, and not trying to convert people to your circlejerk fan religion.

          >If you followed the thread you'd know that animations don't matter.
          ds2fags are mentally ill

          i actually like the falconers. they are hilarious and fun and albeit a bit broken jank but its okay and fine. they needed a walk cycle and they goofed up and thought it was funny clearly

          you dont need animations to help you roleplay the game, but falconers do need a locomotion layer even if it only has two or three actual anims unlike every other npc

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >i actually like the falconers. they are hilarious and fun and albeit a bit broken jank but its okay and fine. they needed a walk cycle and they goofed up and thought it was funny clearly
            >you dont need animations to help you roleplay the game, but falconers do need a locomotion layer even if it only has two or three actual anims unlike every other npc

            good fashion, shit everything else

            >good fashion, shit everything else

            ds2fags are truly something else

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              oh no, i hate the fucking game but falconers are hilarious

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Makes you wonder if the DOF effect you disabled had a purpose

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          yeah because the dof effect changes the artstyle to a good one right? fucking ds2fags man

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

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            Where the fuck is all the kings stuff?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              it was always empty, b-teams fault

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe it hides bad LOD?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              works on my machine

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This is what fromsoft wanted to make with lordran but couldn't. This is the true Golden City On the Hill of fromsofts dreams.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                god I love ER's vistas

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >dude fog, lmao
                kys gay

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah that amazing Vista should look like this iconic ds2 level instead.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >dude fog, lmao
                kys gay

                Wait sorry. I meant THIS iconic ds2 location.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                [...]

                Wait sorry. I meant THIS iconic ds2 location.

                fuck off

                Silence, gremlin.

                lol, keep malding, AIDS ridden gay

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                (you)

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >AIDS ridden gay
                not me then, you should say to ds2fags

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Silence, gremlin.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                fuck off

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                ?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                looks good, unlike your fan game

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                wow! great job!

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              This proves....? Massive cities being loaded in real time a thousand miles away aren't always in 4k?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      FPBP
      I hate how 2 is considered the worst just because of Ganker contrarians who probably didn't even play the game and If did play the would know 2 is objectively better than 3 and 1.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >YOU DIDN'T PLAY THE GAME IF IT'S NOT YOUR FAVORITE
        holy shit you 2morons are unhinged

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          stop sucking cock all day long and maybe youll stop begging people to love your favorite trash bin and the problem will be solved. youll shut your mouth and stop being so insecure its a win win for everyone. daddy doesnt love you, so move the fuck out

          No I will not join your gay circlejerk

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >DS2fags, the most obstinant ear-plugging, deflective, criticism-averse Souls fans
            >calling any other Souls fans "gay circlejerkers"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        stop sucking cock all day long and maybe youll stop begging people to love your favorite trash bin and the problem will be solved. youll shut your mouth and stop being so insecure its a win win for everyone. daddy doesnt love you, so move the fuck out

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      FPWP

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what's up with some of these replies? I Ganker loved the souls series, especially the first one (besides demon souls)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based fpbp 2sister, btw I'm trans if that matters

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    a good game

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    disappointment

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    a quick alt f4 once you realize you need a deadzone mod

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >PC tards

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >playing DS2 without the deadzone mod

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          only problem is that it feels like cheating in pvp when I use it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, that much is true. I don't really play PVP, so never cared about it, but it does make sense. That said, Steam Controller Configuration has deadzone editing by default, it's not some obscure software or anything, anyone who has the game can improve their deadzones.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >console peasants stuck with the default deadzones
        lmao

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >do not play the game as it was intended
          Let me guess, you use aim assist in games as well?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            if the intended way to play the game feels like ass then yeah, I'm not going to play it as intended. aim assist sucks ass for the record.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >uses deadzone fix
              >uses cheat to have infinite ammound of cracked red orbs
              >uses Forbidden Sun glitch
              >uses edit to ''fix'' his soul memory
              >is confused why servers are down on Steam and calls others peasants
              l e l

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not gonna lie, it would be pretty sick if they removed soul memory once the servers got back up.

                The "deadzone" only exists when you ate very lightly tilting the thumbstick to walking speed. It's never, ever detrimental to the gameplay because the only times you want to be walking you want to be going in a straight line anyway.

                That's not the issue, it's the 8-way gated movement. I guess they only ever tested this game on a keyboard during development. That or they were using arcade sticks for some god forsaken reason.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Unless you're invading for several days straight, it shouldn't be an issue considering the SM brackets are hundreds of thousands of souls,

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You have full 360 degree movement. Like he said there's only a deadzone when you're walking at the minimum walking speed. When you're running around, strafing, or in combat you have full control of your movement where you would need it.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, they're down for the same reason DS1 and 3 were: someone found an RCE and publicly showed it off so from and bandai HAD to do something about it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >PC

        I'm playing on an actual PS3 m8,the multiplayer is still active!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but PC does not have Alt F4 which is what anon probably meant

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >quints
            DS2 chads stay winning

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              the four zeros represent the times ds2 fans have had sex with a female

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yes. Let's celebrate this with a pic.
              >pic

              >PC

              I'm playing on an actual PS3 m8,the multiplayer is still active!

              I have it, too. See? I still haven't played vanilla lol, but I know I'll never update it. Because miracle and Amana nerf.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                suck each other off already, oh wait thatd mean sucking yourself off and you havent bathed in years.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Don't be jealous.
                Also, stop talking like a bully from American teen "comedies" because it's just sad.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          im playing on your moms vaginal walls

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love that, to this day, Ganker will pretend they're good enough at vidya for this to even matter to them.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >good enough
        It has nothing to do with skill mongoloid. The game feels like ass to play. Why are ds2 fags consistently the dumbest retards on this board?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A good game.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    a "polished" pre-alpha

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on if you've played any soulsborne games before

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fromsoftware game

    1. Fast paced battle
    2. Maxed difficulty for clout
    3. Edgelord aesthetics

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A game with lows and highs that is departs in a lot of fundamental ways from its universally loved predecessor.
    A mistake to ask Ganker for an opinion on it before you play it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of "what were they thinking" monents

      this

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of "what were they thinking" monents

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Online still dead?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The most poorly designed game of the 2010s

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A game that feels stiff and unresponsive and cool concepts with half-assed execution.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >A game that feels stiff and unresponsive
      Just like every from soft game then

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cock and ball torture

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    gay shit

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the best game of the last 20 years

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The worst version of Dark Souls 2

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A fun game if you don't think about it too much.
    Also level up ADP

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The "deadzone" only exists when you ate very lightly tilting the thumbstick to walking speed. It's never, ever detrimental to the gameplay because the only times you want to be walking you want to be going in a straight line anyway.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bad hitboxes and no I-frames
    At least powerstancing is kino

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good old dark souls 2 thread! What build you going with friends? My last playthrough full Str ultra great sword with minimum iFrames. Completely changes the game with needing a grasp on positioning.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unga bunga with longswords.
      I'm already at lvl 150 because I want to be absolutely overpowered, did the first DLC and began the second a while ago.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's always a fun choice! This your first playthrough? Or are you pretty experienced with DS2

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe a caster, tell me if I should go for miracles or pyromancy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Personally I enjoy miracles over pyro!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Below 100k SM half naked character with 2 Winged Spears is still my favorite run, for both invasions and normal run. But if I want to beat NG++++++++ then I go with pure miracle caster and no weapons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wanna try doing a dual blue flame build.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any decent build with the fake Moonlight Greatsword? Thinking of just going Raw.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hmm I would infuse with Raw seeing how it doesn't have scaling. And try and get you vita to a point you can equip it and stay under 70% ultimately their are better options for greatswords but it looks and feels good to use in my opinion Bracing Knuckle Ring can help with it's low durability.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      tbh I've seen everybody complain about the lack of I-frames without leveling ADP, but this is the first I've seen someone make a build avoiding it. Tell me about the experience

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but the game is way more fun if you don't level adp. It's much more about pattern recognition, movement, and spacing. Souls should have never had so much iframes in the first place.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Also the points you dont waste putting into adp you can spread out into other, more fun, parts. Like pump up endurance or vitality and the game will feel a lot faster.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          If this is legit I might make try a new run. I've been worried oldsouls would feel too "easy"

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ADP is OP so not leveling it will definitely make the game feel more challenging, but in a good way that's specifically unique to 2. And there's Company of Champions which, is an actual hard mode, that's also only in 2 for some reason.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Company of Champions
              QRD?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It is a covenant that makes most aspects of the game harder. More health, more damage, enemies don't despawn after 12 deaths anymore (yes DS2 has despawning enemies).
                It is a very nice form of making the game harder without resorting to things like SL1 or naked runs. I whish other games had it.

                You can cancel your attacks (and recovery) in DS2. Don't weasel your way out of it, you don't know shit about DS2 aside from your favourite ecelebs regurgitation. Next thing you say is DS2 has 8 way movement.

                I've played DS2 a shit ton and don't care about ecelebs. The animation canceling you can do has to happen so early into the swing that it is basically only useful for PvP.
                I still like DS2 despite all of it. But the mechanics for group fights are some of the worst in the series and yet it is the game with the most gank fights.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You can cancel recovery animations

                It's not just for pvp

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          slow, dull, boring. a game for simpletons and redditors. bad stat mechanics, especially adaptability. you can walk around the bosses, but dodging is actively punished. every battle is like a live action version of a jrpg, kind of like FF7 remake. you dodge the slow enemy hit, wait, attack, their attack winds up again, then you wait and avoid, attack again. the world is cool looking. since the bosses are boring, theres also way too many of them and theyre mostly sponges. if you like 1, 3, demons souls, or elden ring you wont like this game because its for babies and dull people.

          no, the game is about walking left or right. dont be stupid. you are just bad at the game and find the challenge in it because your neurons are firing so slow and cant hold short term memories anymore. the game is slow and doing follow up attacks beyond a certain chain is impossible because of how stamina works.

          iframes are good. you just cant dodge reliably on frame 1 of a hitbox colliding. youre bad at pattern recognition and want to play another game that isnt souls

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      STR/INT or Something using the Santier's Spear.

      Maybe a caster, tell me if I should go for miracles or pyromancy

      Why not both?
      Pyromancy flames use their own upgrade materials, scale with the same stats, and you need some backup because offensive miracles are shit on DS2

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Quality Loyce Greatsword
      Love this weapon more than any other

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      First time playing. Going with a Cleric, but it's hard to know what should I commit with. My current stats are:
      VGR 12
      END 7
      ATN 16
      STR 17
      DEX 7
      FTH 27
      Also bosses are fucking boring compared to DaS1

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The worst Souls game
    The DLCs are okay

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trash

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it's not your first Souls game like it was for me you'll struggle to even complete it and not drop it in utter disgust.
    The worst design choices, boss roster, final boss, texture quality and level design in the whole ARPG genre. The only game it surpasses is the original Lords of the Fallen

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      filtered

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The worst design choices, boss roster, final boss, texture quality and level design in the whole ARPG genre

      Come now, you're being unreasonable.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Come now, you're being unreasonable.
        Hold this .jpg for me, would ya?

        >texture quality
        This is now a moment when we put those pics and webms that compare DS2 and DS3 after you which will reply
        >b-b-but DS3
        At least change the filename for each thread.

        >B-but DS3
        obsessed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >texture quality
      This is now a moment when we put those pics and webms that compare DS2 and DS3 after you which will reply
      >b-b-but DS3
      At least change the filename for each thread.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that image is funny, i laughed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Basado

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No Mans Wharf. Goddamn what a game.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I will always hate that they went back to the unoptimized garbage fire engine that DeS and DS1 used.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ds2 is truly the game for the poor, it looks like shit

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          doesn't actually look like that

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            like the pre-release footage? sure it doesnt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shrine of Amana remains as the most bullshit segment in any game

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Shrine of Amana is a masterpiece

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A good and fun game

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The same shit with every other Souls game:

    >find item
    >read description
    >"NO ONE EVEN REMEMBERS WHO MADE THIS SHIT, IT BELONGED TO SOME GUY NOW LOST TO TIME, FROM SOME NAME-LOST KINGDOM NOBODY EVEN KNOWS ABOUT ANYMORE. GOD FUCK EVERYTHING IN THIS GAME IS FUCKIN UNKNOWN LOST TO TIME AND DECAY, YOU JUST CAN'T HANDLE IT DOESN'T IT SPOOP YOU OUT BRO etc."
    >every item

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >find item from 1 in 2
      >"NO ONE EVEN REMEMBERS WHO MADE THIS SHIT, IT BELONGED TO SOME GUY NOW LOST TO TIME, FROM SOME NAME-LOST KINGDOM NOBODY EVEN KNOWS ABOUT ANYMORE"
      >find the same item in 3 that is supposed to be long after 2
      >"Oh yeah, those pants belonged to Erwin, the infamous Paladin of the Four Skins, who betrayed his lord, Heidegar the Reclusive Sovereign, ruler of the kingdom of Arkinhammer - check his sandals for more info."

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >souls world is a dying world with no hope for salvation
      >game references said world in the item descriptions and the game's atmosphere
      weird huh

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kino and fits the atmosphere and worldbuilding way better than DS1

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lost Bastille feels huge. There's so many different paths you can take through it. You can even start it from different points.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Might be my favorite area in the game. Shame the lost sinner didn't age very well after the games successors.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Shame the lost sinner didn't age very well after the games successors.
        You could say the same for 90% of the basegame DS2 bosses

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Defeat the Pursuer, a giant crow appears and takes me there
      >Explore a little
      >Shit shit shit this is too hard, Ill come back later
      >Get to No Man's Wharf, finally defeat the boss in the boat
      >Aaaaaand we are back in LB
      Honestly I was kind of dissapointed, made me feel like the world was tinier than what I was expecting. I also felt like the area was pure luck with several fights that are "here's 5 or more guys at the same time".

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if nothing else, it's the spookiest Souls game. Most locales in it are spooky as fuck.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Put it this way. You don't get souls 1 or 3 threads for a reason because there's nothing there worth talking about. 2 is pretty damn good but not for everyone. You need perseverance and thick skin but it's the most satisfying and rewarding in the series. And it's not even close.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >2 is pretty damn good but not for everyone.

      Yeah. Its not for brainelts are simpletons who are easily manipulated by the wrong/shit opinions of others.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Scholar fucking sucks, play the original version with the fixes

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    gank squads

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >still pushing this weak bait after BB, DS3 and Elden Gank

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        At least your character is faster in those games. You can easily get in and out from the group.
        In DS2 you have cement blocks on your feet so the most effective way to fight a group is to have them in front of you and kite them. MMO gameplay.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You know you can sprint in DS2 even when locked on right? And the sprint is only slower than Sekiros or Torrents.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            When I said faster I mostly meant the commitment of attacks and the recovery before you can roll out.
            Those aspects are very important to have a good group fight. DS2 is too slow-paced on the player-side to have fun group fights.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You can cancel your attacks (and recovery) in DS2. Don't weasel your way out of it, you don't know shit about DS2 aside from your favourite ecelebs regurgitation. Next thing you say is DS2 has 8 way movement.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I don't have a problem with group fights and think they're the most fun encounters in the game. You ever think the problem is maybe just you? There's lots of advantages you have that make crowd control possible. Like enemies being weak, slow, or staggerable. Some weapons are better in wide open space and can hit multiple enemies at once. And if you're struggling with weapon commitment you ever thought about just using a faster weapon? Put a dagger in your off hand for quick follow up combos. Or powerstance daggers too for their flurry combo and high damage. There's zero commitment there and it doesn't use much endurance either. Just sounds like you don't understand how to play the game and coping.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Right, but then we come to another shitty mechanic in DS2. Sweetspots. The weapons I normally like to use for crowds of enemies are halberds, polearms and scythes. Blades of sticks.
                In DS2 you will only deal 50% of your damage if you hit an enemy with the stick portion of your weapon. It is a perfect example of realism getting in the way of gameplay.
                Trying to tip-toe around and only playing with the blade part of your hitbox is incredibly gimmicky. It basically rail roads you into greatsword or UGS, because they dont have this issue with no other downside.
                DS3 has it right with the sweetspot dealing something like 10% MORE damage. So you dont eat ass if you miss the sweetspot and spacing has an extra reward.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Dont have a problem.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >complaining about sweetspots
                You're such a loser. DS2 has a vast variety of weapons with varying sweetspots within classes. If you're so bad you can't handle it, then choose a weapon that is more forgiving at the cost of damage output. Risk vs reward, retard.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                There is no risk vs reward as I said near the end. Other weapon types don't have this downside and their damage isn't lower either.
                Weapon variety is severely reduced for the sake of realism.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Most weapons have sweetspots, even greatswords.
                Spears and halberds have special shaft spots, but that doesn't make them worse than swords. Infact they are pretty meta once you learn how to play(which you did not)

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                B-but I easily beat DS1 and DS2 is giving me problems by having to learn the game. That's bad game design, suddenly!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The discussion was never about difficulty. The game being slower paced makes it easier than most other From games in my opinion.
                I only found the DLCs challenging (which were also the best part of the game).

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You swing a halbred faster, it's lighter, and uses less stamina than an UGS. ie: you got filtered

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sweetspots aren't unique to DS2

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I know. Read till the end. DS2 is the only game where the mechanics is shit.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >It basically rail roads you into greatsword or UGS, because they dont have this issue with no other downside.
                They absolutely have sweetspots and they don't allow you to poke from behind the shield or even go through shields.
                The fuck is wrong with you.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >They absolutely have sweetspots
                Show me. I'm willing to concede that point if you show me a video or some wiki article.
                Maybe the sweetspot damage reduction is so low on greatswords that I never noticed it.
                When your blade on a stick type of weapon suddenly deals 50% or for some even 33% of its normal damage you really fucking feel it.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >use blade on stick
                >hit man with stick instead of blade
                >surprised whe it does less damage

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Nobody is suprised. In the very first post I said that this mechanics favors realism over gameplay.
                It makes sense but makes those weapons ass to play. Which is more important in a video game?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It gives the weapons depth and encourages you learn how to play it. Maybe go play Dynasty Warriors instead if muh realism is an issue for you.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                winning is more important in a videogame. and understand that maybe not all weapons are good for your playstyle.
                it's a game mechanic, stop hitting enemies with your hilt lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >understand that maybe not all weapons are good for your playstyle
                I'd argue that halberds and scythes are just not good for any playstyle in DS2. They are just shit weapons this time around.
                Even worse in PvP. Try hitting someone with a sweetspot when netcode comes into play.

                It gives the weapons depth and encourages you learn how to play it. Maybe go play Dynasty Warriors instead if muh realism is an issue for you.

                It really doesn't give it any depth. If the weapon dealt something like 30% more damage compared to similiar weapon types then sure.
                A clean sweetspot hit is still less damage than greatswords (which are similiar in speed). So why wouldn't I always go for greatswords in this game?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >It really doesn't give it any depth
                It objectively does
                >which are similiar in speed
                No they aren't.
                >why wouldn't I always go for greatswords in this game?
                Because they're much heavier, have lengthier recovery per swing, and use more stamina. And personally players might prefer the halbred moveset. You get slashing and thrusting moves.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                NT but it still applies. You get a 20% boost when hitting right with swords.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                How do you hit 'wrong' with a sword? The entire blade is sharp. Does the tip deal more damage?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This bro never played Smash with a blue hair anime sword guy

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Didn't you play the games? There are sweet spots that deal more damage.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I mean generally, a swing is strongest at its edge because of the longer lever it creates with your arm.
                It is probably more complicated than that because you don't want to hit with just the edge or you barely cut into someone, but you definitely don't want to hit with the closest edge of the sword.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Look at those differences!
                Halberd from first clip
                >103 DMG
                >23 DMG (22%)
                Straight Sword at 30s
                >119 DMG
                >83 DMG (70%)
                I still stand by my point that the sweetspot mechanic makes blades on sticks shit weapons in DS2.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I still stand by my point that the sweetspot mechanic makes blades on sticks shit weapons in DS2.
                >range doesn't matter
                >being able to poke from behind a shield doesn't matter
                >rollcatching multihit attacks don't matter
                >much higher damage output when upgraded doesn't matter
                >being able to just use an offhand weapon to cover the weakspot doesn't matter
                Funny I rumbled so many sword shitters with a bit of learning how to play the game.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >DS2 is too slow-paced on the player-side to have fun group fights.
              Actual unironic skill issue. Gank fights are better only in ER because of all the new spells and weapon arts but in terms of basic enemy design DS2 is way better tailored to fights against mulitple

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He's an idiot. You're quicker on your feet than you are in even DS3 or ER. And 2 objectively has the fastest input response of all their games. The sidestep and strafing speed is ridiculous, backstep is actually functional, and you have the furthest distance dodge roll to make spacing a possibility over ER's shitty somersault in place dodge roll. And plus like you said sprinting in a fight is actually a valuable tactic that people just ignore.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Hey, light roll is actually useful now on ER.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          DS2 character if fast and agile as fuck

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Base walking speed is the fastest in DS2.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Skulls
      >Yearn

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A good game shittalked by gaymergayters for being different from their very first hardcore action rpg.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's still a good game, just the setting and story is more generic, and really has nothing at all to do with Dark Souls other than the name.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spam, as they say.

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leveling ADP for your first levels so the roll doesn't feel like trash because the devs thought it was a good idea to start everyone with neutered rolls

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Never occurred to you to just roll away durrrr? You don't need adp for that. Roll looks pretty damn good to me.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >look I can 1v1 this fight with bad rolls that means the system isn't flawed at all!
        Do not reply to me again

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes if you can fight the most aggressive enemy in the game with "bad rolls" you can fight any gank or boss in the game. Why you think that roll is "bad" I don't fucking know. Your brain is too hooked on iframes I guess and just doesn't know any better.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >look I can 1v1 this fight with bad rolls that means the system isn't flawed at all!
        Do not reply to me again

        Yes if you can fight the most aggressive enemy in the game with "bad rolls" you can fight any gank or boss in the game. Why you think that roll is "bad" I don't fucking know. Your brain is too hooked on iframes I guess and just doesn't know any better.

        >Same webm
        >Same argument

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So what do you need to see to convince yourself the roll isn't neutered? It's in fact better. You roll further across the same equip loads, and you can roll in more directions. This encourages you to roll out of the way of attacks. Not into them. You can roll more accurately and position yourself better. I demonstrated you can roll effectively against the toughest enemy in the game and you have zero counter argument against that fact. I'm posting the same webm and argument because it's true and exposes iframe shitters. The roll has more utility this time around than just being an iframe button. If you can't adjust to that it's on you. Not the game's. And that's before getting into the fact your strafing speed is faster and more responsive than before. You can sidestep attacks. It's actually worth backstepping. And you can go into a sprint while still locked onto an enemy to move around and avoid attacks that way. There's more depth here and opportunities for avoiding damage than simply just hitting the iframe button at the right time.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I am sorry if I didn't make this abundantly
            clear, but I am making fun of both of you gays still going on about the same thing these threads have done for years, so you just proved my point with that.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              So make a DS1 or 3 thread than and feel free to talk about whatever the fuck instead. Anor Londo woah! What a level huh?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >this direct sequel is referencing areas and events from the previous? WOOOOWW
                Lmao DS2’s plot was so fucking irrelevant you can literally completely ignore all of it and lose absolutely nothing in the overarching story. DS3 is the natural conclusion of events that took place in DS1, kicked off by Gwyn’s vain attempt to continue the Age of Fire.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I CLAPPED WHEN I SAW THE THING THAT I RECOGNIZED

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                squee i love berserk xd, crypt blacksword so coooolll. im ACTUALLY guts IN REAL LIFE LOL

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >this direct sequel is referencing areas and events from the previous? WOOOOWW
                Lmao DS2’s plot was so fucking irrelevant you can literally completely ignore all of it and lose absolutely nothing in the overarching story. DS3 is the natural conclusion of events that took place in DS1, kicked off by Gwyn’s vain attempt to continue the Age of Fire.

                Reminder that in Dark Souls 3 retail Faraam looks hollow because the Fire is fading and with it the Gods are going hollow, similar to the Chaos creatures, but originally King of the Storm was a Lord of Cinder, thus its marked hollow appearance. Why he linked the Fire is up to debate, but some cut content text lore states that, despite the disagreement with his father over the Dragons, he still led his subjects and traced the path of the ritual to sustain the Age of Fire.

                Originally Sulyvahn was the "final" (not actually final) boss, he was called Lord of the Eclipse, and was Prince Lothric reborn during the Eclipse. Red Knight (which itself was a recycle of the original plans of Oscar of Astora, also cut content in the original Dark Soul) was the true final boss (think of Gehrman/Moon Presence). The game would more or less be like this, start at High Wall, reach Emma, be told to go to the Undead Settlement
                There you would actually end up in the Dungeon and reach the Profaned Capital, take the Basin of Vows (an artifact remember the Lordvessel) and face Lorian and Lothric
                With the blood of Lorian & Lothric (Remember the cutscene of the statue beheading himself?) you could access the Lothric Castle. Consumed King's Garden (most likely different name) ended up with Gundyr in Oceiros arena

                >So Gundyr was the consumed King?

                No, absolutely. Gundyr was called Old King of Lothric
                He was in that arena but was called Old King of Lothric (one of the many homages to Demon's Souls present in Dark Souls 3)
                Even in the leaked screenshots he had the coiled sword, but stabbing his side and not chest (and the alpha has a different animation for extracting the sword). This is likely the object that would have allowed the player to travel, similar to the Lordvessel in the original.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Another thing we recently discovered is that there's text saying "You can't light up the bonfire. You have no Firekeeper" in Japanese,
                Considering Untended Graves were (and still are!) connected to the back of Lothric Castle, the olayer would wake up, take the Coiled Sword from The Old King of Lothric (named Gundyr) in a reference to Demonbrandt, and with it reach the Untended Graves to light up the bonfire.

                This matches Miyazaki's interview of 2015 where he said he wanted Dark Souls 3 world structure to resemble the original more.

                The name of Lothric reborn in the files was literally "Wings of Darkness"
                The Abyss Watchers replaced the Old Wolf of Farron
                The ulcerated tree spirits in ER are also just repurposed assets from a scrapped pus of man-themed boss, leaving that whole aspect of the story dangling in DS3, and porting their spastic, flailing, unreadable move set to ER, where it feels right at home.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                [...]
                I enjoyed my time with DS3, but the thing that kills me is uncovering all of these cut ideas for it. If DS3 shipped with that original plot/world design/mechanics it would’ve been so much better.

                Lothric was supposed to mirror Griffith from Berserk: the lothric we fight was the borderline dead version and he was going to be resurrected by the Eclipse into a buffed Pontiff Suly

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Another thing we recently discovered is that there's text saying "You can't light up the bonfire. You have no Firekeeper" in Japanese,
                Considering Untended Graves were (and still are!) connected to the back of Lothric Castle, the olayer would wake up, take the Coiled Sword from The Old King of Lothric (named Gundyr) in a reference to Demonbrandt, and with it reach the Untended Graves to light up the bonfire.

                This matches Miyazaki's interview of 2015 where he said he wanted Dark Souls 3 world structure to resemble the original more.

                The name of Lothric reborn in the files was literally "Wings of Darkness"
                The Abyss Watchers replaced the Old Wolf of Farron
                The ulcerated tree spirits in ER are also just repurposed assets from a scrapped pus of man-themed boss, leaving that whole aspect of the story dangling in DS3, and porting their spastic, flailing, unreadable move set to ER, where it feels right at home.

                I enjoyed my time with DS3, but the thing that kills me is uncovering all of these cut ideas for it. If DS3 shipped with that original plot/world design/mechanics it would’ve been so much better.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                All FS games

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            retard

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    hex builds are fun if you like building both faith and int and blasting dudes with dark magic. it's usually the way i went playing this game.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Game has it ups and downs. Definitely got the best voice acting in the entire series, its not even close.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    One of the worst games of the last decade.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Worst souls game

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      its better than ds3

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        DS3 is the best so that can't be true

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Scholar
    A worse experience than just playing the original Dark Souls 2.

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started NG+ the other day and got to the Lost Sinner fight. How in the fuck do they expect you to dodge the sinner and deal with two pyromancer phantoms at once? It's ridiculous

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I finished it yesterday. Pretty much everything about it sucks. Every system was annoying and unnecessary, bosses sucked, and the final boss was terrible. So bad it made Bloodborne look good

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    DS2 is the hardest start to a DS game. I finished DS and figured myself adept at DS-style games and jumped right into DS2 only to have my ass handed to me over and over at the beginning. The difficulty wall at the start is the game's only serious challenge. After that it's pretty easy sailing.

    If you want to 100%, use a guide -- there are a number of limited-use items and no indication of where to use them -- it's left up entirely to chance, otherwise, and chance is a fucking stupid game mechanic. (Branch of Yore and Pharros Lockstone)

    Also level ADP.

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the best one in DaS series but contrarians will say otherwise.
    >best story, no rehased garbage like 3
    >best setting, completely incoherent and non plausible space wise. chums will say this is bad level design but it adds to the idea of wandering these lands through time and space
    >best cover armor in the series
    >best characters, the story of King Vendrick is heartbreaking and beautiful
    >cool enemies
    >hexes
    >best soundtrack of the trilogy
    >best replay value

    the only people who complains about this game are the metafags and people who still cares about PvP in 2022

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >best story, no rehased garbage like 3
      3 is not rehashed, it's the conclusion to the series so it brings up stuff from 1 and 2

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It is, and here's why
        >People lovd DaSI story
        >the endless cycle of the lord of cinder, Gwyn, Seath, big tiddy mommy, etc
        >DaSII is released
        >"nooooo but my hecking lord of cinderino, what do you mean the abyss won? why King Vendrick fought the giants? wasn't he a giant too? I can't understand and this elevator brings me to a lava pit it's not consistent!"
        >DaSIII is released
        >a fucking furry bishop cosplaying as Seath
        >"hey guys, remember Anor Londo? well guess who's back!"
        >and femboy Gwyndolin is here too!™

        come on now man. DaS tried to go in another direction but fans didn't like it, and they retconned everything in DaS3.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >sequel to a game references said game
          WOOOOW

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            DS3 is practically nothing but references, though. And they're not even really references either. They just directly import shit. Like why are there Silver Knights at all?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            are you fucking stupid or just simply ignoring anything I wrote? Is the greentext confusing you?

            DS3 is practically nothing but references, though. And they're not even really references either. They just directly import shit. Like why are there Silver Knights at all?

            this

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              DS3 is practically nothing but references, though. And they're not even really references either. They just directly import shit. Like why are there Silver Knights at all?

              wooooooow maybe I'd care if it wasn't a sequel

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you don't care then why are you even here sperging, sperg?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >be a sperg
                >expecting me to not sperg
                WOOOOW

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >3 is not rehashed
        Everything about 3 is a rehash. The story and the environments are a rehash of the first two games with Bloodborne sprinkled in with some enemies and the combat. A bastard game, the worst in the series by far. The only people that think otherwise are newfags that started off with it and didn't know any better.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          it's a sequel

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No it's a creative bankrupt work, degraded to fit a more wide audience, striped of everything that made it what it is for gimmicks. Ironically enough the trailer for DS2 with all the. "you will die" was looking as the soulless sequel but it turns out that DS3 was the one. On its whole it's just an extremely pretentious piece of work with none of the essence the previous two games had and no legs to stand on its own. More dark souls for the shake of more dark souls, but under the pretty exterior there is nothing.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              don't care it's a sequel

              you keep saying the same thing while also not trying to explain why, reiterating the same concept with a new paint, is something good.
              it's not just a sequel, the whole theme of the game is "DaS1 was really good so everyone in that universe also love it"

              don't care it's a sequel
              >not trying to explain why
              it's a sequel I don't have to explain why

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I feel sorry for your parents.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                yeah me too

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            you keep saying the same thing while also not trying to explain why, reiterating the same concept with a new paint, is something good.
            it's not just a sequel, the whole theme of the game is "DaS1 was really good so everyone in that universe also love it"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with all of these but the soundtrack. tbh it's pretty ass and outside of Majula theme I can't even remember a single track unlike BB and DaS3 which are tied as best soundtrack for me.

      What I like the most about 2 is how extremely clunky and slow it is, entirely unlike the butter smooth movement and controls of BB, DaS3 and ER.
      I like that in DaS2 because it makes the game far more strategic. You can't just reposition yourself normally, you have to be very careful in doing so because the controls are weird and you can't just approach the game intuitively. You have to suffer to learn and learning is meaningful, playing well isn't a matter of going fast, but a matter of going to the right place at the right time, be it for a huge attack, a dodge roll, a parry - all things which are surprisingly harder to get right in DaS2 because it's fucking clunky as shit and I love it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I like 2's character creation theme the best. The main menu music is appropriately somber. And when you meet Vendrick the music is memorably creepy. I think 2 does mood really well.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        well, I can see what you're saying.
        but DaSII stuck with me for a lot. Majula and the Nexus from Demon's Souls are my favorite hub tunes.
        King Vendrick theme is miserable and sad.
        It's more atospheric and "ambient" and I love that.
        So I guess, it's a matter of what kind of music you like more.

        I agree on the mechanics/movements/physics as added elemnt of the actual gameplay, I guess a lot of people got filtered. Myabe they had little time and lot of pressure, but the result, even if it wasn't really what the aimed for, is different and makes DaSII unique in my view.

        It's probably the souls game I played the most, both on PS3 and PC. And I agree with you because even on PC, when I played with trainers so that I could fully explor the world, get every item/event and soak in the beauty of this game, even if I know I couldn't die because I was literally cheating, combat was never really "easy".

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    some questionable design choices in adaptability and soul memory
    graphics that you wish wre just a bit better (when the fuck is that lighting mod coming out?)

    however, ds2 retains something that ds3 and elden ring do not. it, des and ds1 are all 'deliberate'. in design and in gameplay. actual consideration must be given to what you do and when; some care must be taken. ds3 and elden ring are slapdash spamfests in comparison and i dont feel like they preserve the spirit of the series very well. i give bloodborne a pass on this because it's designed to be fast and frantic and gets away with it.

    anyway, dark souls 2 is fun and unique. best fashion, solid build variety, cool area design especially in the dlcs. shame the servers are still down because its the game i had the best time pvping in.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >des and ds1 are all 'deliberate'. in design and in gameplay.
      The combat in Ds1 consinst of circle strafing behind the enemy and backstabbing him over and over. "More deliberate" my ass.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What did Dark Souls 2 do better than Dark Souls 1?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ruin the series.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's a deeper game with better character building. Freedom and non-linear progression(1 isn't bad at this, just 2 does it better). It's more challenging. Bosses. Has more content. Variety. Improved ai and balance. And the combat doesn't revolve around circle strafing and backstabbing through 98% of the encounters.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >more interesting weapons
          >way better AI for NPC summons, the best in the series
          >power stancing
          >makes you invest stat points into dodge because it is an RPG
          >majula
          >removed frame 1 backstabs
          >superior PVP, see the main reason above
          >poison and toxic actually viable now
          >casting speed tied to attunement and not fucking dex of all things
          >small soapstone
          >omni-directional dodging while locked on
          >drop or use multiple items at once rather than one at a time
          >bonfire ascetics
          >item selling
          >fist two handing
          >bosses with multiple lock-on points
          >can activate bonfires with a phantom present
          >actually feels like a finished product

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >majula
            Are you trying to say Majula is better than Firelink Shrine? It's really good I will give you that, easily the second best hub but some things are sacred and should remain so.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's just my personal favorite, I don't really think the quality of the hub is that important as long as everything is convenient to access. My only problem with Firelink is that it kind of loses it's "hub" status when you can just level up anywhere in the game, which I do enjoy being able to do don't get me wrong.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                A hub shouldn't artificially forced to go back there. You go back to Firelink because the map had been designed in a way that makes the most sense for you to make it your hub. Because of that you also usually have the most estus in it during your first playthrough when you are not running around with max humanity at all times, so it always makes sense to go back there. And as far as I remember it's also a lot more dynamic than Majula.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You pretty much stop by it just a few times, multiple areas can feel like a "hub" in 1 because of the tight interconnected level design. I probably spent just as much time at the bonfire by Andre for similar reasons.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          DS2 did have much better multiplayer, and better combat as well. The bosses are also much better. The DLC wasn't necessarily better, but it was about as good, but much more plentiful. It's a bigger game overall, and not in a bad way.

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only good thing about DS2 is that it is the one Souls game were going full miracles isn't pure CBT.
    In the first one you can't get a good attack miralce until you're mostly done with the game because servers are eternally dead and you need sunlight medals for great lightning spears.
    In DS3 you just straight-up get no good miracles unless you buy DLC and even then they're all endgame, too. Your best option for NG is to play as a pyromancer and respec before entering NG+

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A lengthy Jackass skit where you're the one being pranked

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I find it kind of funny how Dark Souls became such a popular and influential game by not really doing anything special. It's just a 3D dungeon crawler but people look at it as something revolutionary just because it's so much better than most modern video games

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A game full of flaws, but ultimately endearing, original and full of soul as well. Incredible atmosphere.

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The second best Dark Souls

  52. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >makes DS2 contrarian purists seethe with rage in its path

  53. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOO ROLLING NEEDS TO BE REALISTIC IN THIS GAME ABOUT PEOPLE WHO COME BACK FROM THE DEAD IN A WORLD OF MAGIC AND MONSTERS

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fallacy

  54. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are the servers still dead or did they really just fix DS3 and left the other 2 to die

  55. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you think about it bearer of the curse and ds2 fans share a key trait: their life story is about being a loser and a quitter who wanders off into obscurity, contributing nothing worth remembering

  56. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    peak soul

  57. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    an ugly, boring, mind numbing slog of a game.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      filtered

  58. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bed of chaos, the whole game reminds me of bed of chaos

  59. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      kino

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      skill issue

  60. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what am i looking at

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How does this happen?

  61. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >they made a highly capable next gen engine and instead of making use of it on the next gen they threw it all away

  62. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you do realize this is an animator bool that takes no time to make and adds nothing to gameplay? muh immersion... bitch you gay nerds are always so bad at pvp. bunch of snowflake crowbcat wannabe spear suckers

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >adds nothing to gameplay
        Animations don't matter in video games suddenly, huh?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          it has no gameplay effect. it is purely cosmetic. if you like cosmetics go get dressed up, pop on some makeup, and go suck some dicks. sub seeking daddy dom, rawr, must love dark souls 3 and beat me to death for loving ds2. one death = one punch lets get this punch train going boys.... youre all a bunch of sissy gays mouthing off to everyone, jezebel whores.

          The best all around souls game and general ludo kino.
          >Objectively the most general player agency in any souls game (Most armor, weapons, builds, optional content, and paths through the game)
          >By far the most replay-able due to the former and also because of having the best NG+, two DLC you can access early on, a progression gate that you can outright skip with enough Souls on NG+, and mfing Bonfire Ascetics
          >Best iteration of the original Souls combat before it turned into a button masher. (Least amount of input lag, input queueing issues resolved, multi-directional roll, increased strafing speed that can actually dodge things, i-frame backstep, most flexible equip load system, power stancing, etc)
          >tons of QoL not present in DaS1 and DeS
          >best end-game
          >best character creator
          >best waifus
          The list goes on and on and on...

          you clearly like it because its a dress up game for you, playing with dolls. goddamn youre all retarded pole smokers

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >it has no gameplay effect
            Animations have no gameplay effect? Think for a second. What if another player in this multiplayer game sees a low health animation from a distance? What could happen?
            I lost count how many times my neurons fired when I saw someone entering the inventorymenu animation. It must suck to be you not seeing the obvious. What's it called? Telegraphing.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You see enemy health bars. You know when they are low.
              Health bars in PvP also don't appear over distance, only if something covers the player in which case you are not gonna see that animation either.
              It is just a nice detail with no gameplay effect.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Unless the enemy player gets hit, you need to lock on to see healthbars. But keep on claiming animations have no gameplay effect.
                It's funny and explains why this shit is so widely accepted.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not the first guy. You replied to my only post.
                Of course animations matter for gameplay, thats the way the game communicates whats happening.
                This is just one animation that is only flavor. Games usually have a ton of those and there is nothing wrong with it.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              if youre doing pvp youre moving, the anim doesnt blend with walking theres literally no reason to be idling around and there is no circumstance where youre going to use this. just lock on and check their bar, dipshit

              ever wonder why ds2 continually has less players than DS: remastered? hey maybe its because nobody wants to play your gay game for retarded scrubs because its infecting your mind with a gay mind virus

              Cope gay. DS2 is best souls.

              whatever you say schizo

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I understand why more people would play pick up and play casual games like DS remastered, yes. 2 is the Tom Clancy of souls games.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you can try posting as many gay things as you must to assure yourself youre not a human cum dumpster but it will never convince me. i know the game is bad, and you are weak, needing to litigate and nag your way to trying to convince people of a lie

                >just lock on and check their bar
                ahh yes the limitless range lockon
                >no circumstance where youre going to use this
                you never invaded with a bowbuild, I see

                why are you even doing bow builds? learn to fucking play the game before you try and say something so dumb.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >just lock on and check their bar
                ahh yes the limitless range lockon
                >no circumstance where youre going to use this
                you never invaded with a bowbuild, I see

  63. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The best all around souls game and general ludo kino.
    >Objectively the most general player agency in any souls game (Most armor, weapons, builds, optional content, and paths through the game)
    >By far the most replay-able due to the former and also because of having the best NG+, two DLC you can access early on, a progression gate that you can outright skip with enough Souls on NG+, and mfing Bonfire Ascetics
    >Best iteration of the original Souls combat before it turned into a button masher. (Least amount of input lag, input queueing issues resolved, multi-directional roll, increased strafing speed that can actually dodge things, i-frame backstep, most flexible equip load system, power stancing, etc)
    >tons of QoL not present in DaS1 and DeS
    >best end-game
    >best character creator
    >best waifus
    The list goes on and on and on...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This but for Elden Ring (not DS2, that one sucks)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        A comedian

        it has no gameplay effect. it is purely cosmetic. if you like cosmetics go get dressed up, pop on some makeup, and go suck some dicks. sub seeking daddy dom, rawr, must love dark souls 3 and beat me to death for loving ds2. one death = one punch lets get this punch train going boys.... youre all a bunch of sissy gays mouthing off to everyone, jezebel whores.
        [...]
        you clearly like it because its a dress up game for you, playing with dolls. goddamn youre all retarded pole smokers

        >I lists several demonstrably true facts about the game that have yet to be disputed
        >"Uhh... chud!"
        Lmao

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Perfectly sums up the DSfag community
          >DS2 haters
          Trannies/fags
          >DS2 enjoyers
          Nonexistent computer generated images that resemble a person

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          facts can only be expressed by men you irrational gay and nobody enjoys ds2. you dont even play games, dont get confused about your larp

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cope gay. DS2 is best souls.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Unfinished FromSoft games are still better than 90% of other games

  64. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a meh game, the game doesn't even try to play fair and there's a lot of jank, but it's enjoyable.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >game doesn't even try to play fair
      bro just don't use lock on when surrounded with bunch of enemies and put points into adaptability, simple as.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I know am doing that already

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          and what's so unfair then?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's unfair, in your opinion?
      The only thing I'd really classify as junk are the sometimes really fucking bad looking environments. It wasn't until the snow DLC and the fucking cats where I started to hate the game to some degree because those fucks feel like their animations were stolen from Life of Black Tiger or something. morons move janky as fuck.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not junk but janky, i mean stuff like the game not applying settings correctly when launching not being able to go fullscreen unless your monitor supports exactly 60 hz display mode, some enemy
        attacks having weird/inaccurate hitboxes etc. But yeah the backdrop ares do look a bit lower quality perhaps they expected to use depth of field only

        and what's so unfair then?

        Well getting surrounded isn't diificult to deal with but getting overwhelmed is very easy in this game and the game knowingly does it a lot, but in comparison single enemies are easy to defeat. But don't quote me on this i haven't played the game for well over a year now.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >getting overwhelmed is very easy in this game
          there was only one place I felt overwhelmed and that was the fight with rats but I did it 3rd try.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the game doesn't even try to play fair
      it's the most fair in the series

  65. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >play the DLCs for the first time recently
    >get to Fume, remember people constantly seethe about him and his second phase
    >takes me a few tries to figure out but the fight is enjoyable
    >wonder why the fuck I never got a second phase
    >look it up
    >apparently he just starts in phase 2 if you wear Velstadt's helm since he goes into seethe mode when he's reminded of him
    K I N O

  66. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    An experimental Dark Souls game with strange features and more meaningful damage types.

  67. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Souls 2, Bloodborne, and Sekiro are proof Miyazaki should take a step down from directing.

  68. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Iron Keep. It's so tense trying to make it back to Smelter's arena with 50000+ souls in there. There's so many enemies to get through. One little slip up can mean death. Oh and Armorer Dennis decides to show up at the most inconvenient times to fuck you over. Goddamn what a game. Back when from had some balls.

  69. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's only hated by really dumb people who don't understand dream logic, the same folks who think everything in final fantasy 8 actually happened.

  70. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"You're there. As an adventurer. Trying to decide how best to overcome a difficult situation."
    Nothing else captures that sense of just you being some guy, alone, adventuring into unknown and unique hostile environments, against insurmountable odds. With some patience, perseverance, and wit you can conquer the traps and enemies before you. What a game.

  71. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    jank and clunkiness. it did not age well

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh the clunkineess i can't get away panic mashing and spamming the roll button oh what will i do!?

  72. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The setting and vibe is very unique, level design isn't perfect but it does physical scale pretty well, boss variety is pretty weak though.

  73. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    a good game

  74. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Impossible to say but you will definitely have an opinion about it by the time your halfway through.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Half way through DS2 I realized it's soulless and kind of shitty and DS1 was superior in almost every way

      but I still played it and beat it like 8 times.

      9/10

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        shit bait

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No bait. DS1 is one of the best games ever made. DS2 is merely a 9/10 game. The distance between those two distinctions is vast.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you care about depth and how each game actually plays 2 is much better.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              DS2 plays the best out of the trilogy imo. My only real complaint is no screen shake so your heavy attacks don't FEEL heavy.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >2 is much better.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You literally got poked with the other end of the stick. That's how that works.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                bro, you good? he's not even swinging it in his direction.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                lmao

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                so like all of them

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                lmao

                Sekiro is by far the best, ER and DS3 are the worst, DS2 and DS1 are mid

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                this one actually hit him

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm literally watching it frame by frame, and it definitely did not. Do you actually have bad vision? Not even giving you shit, actually curious.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The killing happened before he got touched

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                people who use hacking tools to metagame the games hitboxes without using rolls or blocks deserve to get shit on, sorry. no regular player would ever care about this attacks hitbox extending a few pixels beyond the sword.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                players who want to avoid enemy attacks by getting out of the way of them rather than pressing your "i-frame to win" button care. aka, the actually skilled players.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You don't mind DS2s hitboxes then?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                this one

                >A good game

                is much worse not even comparable

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                network issue. cheat engine issue

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I mean that one can be explained with shockwaves (the actual usage of the meme, not the shitpost version). That ER grab hitbox is just fucking atrocious. Literally DS2 mimic tier atrocious.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Apparently it was a bug that has long been fixed. If it was a shockwave of big hitbox, then the soldier would have been hit too. Seems sussy.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                no, the rest are just nitpicks, ds2 is all over the game

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >nitpicks
                imagine being such a miyasucker

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                cope ds2fag

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous
            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              If you had a soul, you'd prefer 1.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                too fast for them

  75. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    kino

  76. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    magic is literally unusable in that game, god-awful casting speed and damage output
    literally a longsword has like twice the dps

    and dark has absurd requirements, which doesn't balance well with the adp needed to dodge or the stamina requirements

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Strange. I find magic completely broken in DS2. It's so broken in fact, I try not to use it because it completely trivializes the game. Whenever I can't beat a boss, I respec to magic and defeat it and switch back to melee.

      Bosses I could only beat with magic:
      Dark Lurker
      Ancient Dragon (could have beaten him actually, but the fight itself is stupid)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody cares that your end game build is broken. The game is over.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >magic has to be broken from the very start of the game
          lol ok.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Magic (except miracles) is the best its ever been in Dark Souls and the damage is disgusting, what the fuck are you talking about? Hex is fucking busted, best version of corpse explosion too.

      You can get a sword catalyst, buff it with crystal magic weapon, which increases the damage of your spells.

  77. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're in for a lot of seething and coping.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the game is forgiven because it is actually good and challenging not a slog of endless recolored knights and health sponge uninspired brain farts

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          chalice dungeons

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            theyre optional

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Most enemies in DS2 are optional too..
              Also chalice dungeon aren't optional if you want to pvp, since you have to grind grind grind those gems to stand a chance.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >layout is weird alien and dreamlike
        >game is weird alien and dreamlike
        kino...

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >walk through magic portal
        >wow magic area!
        >get into elevator at the top if a windmill
        >magic sky castle that was invisible just two seconds ago?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Left: view from side
      >right: forward facing view
      Its the same picture, maybe you are the one with no geography major

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Eleveator go up, but there is no up? Hmmmmm

  78. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The moment where everything truly went wrong in the industry

  79. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A game with strong highs and extremely low lows. There's plenty of bosses but there's an extreme amount that have harder boss runs than actual fights. The people saying worse game ever never actually played a true broken mess, it's more of a painfully average experience.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >strong highs
      kino

  80. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Absolute garbage

  81. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just want to say that I will never, for as long as I live, forgive DaS3 for trying to turn DaS1's narrative upside down
    'What if Gwyn was...bad???' was a fucking joke.

  82. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    An atrocious fan-game.

  83. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >sotfs
    A game that feels like a low effort romhack of the original DS2.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >low level romhack of a low level rom hack

      How many tiers of laziness was B team on?

  84. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The knowledge that this game actually does suck once you play the other ones

  85. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    good fashion, shit everything else

  86. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Objectively the best souls game. For proof of this ask your nearest anti-DS2-chud to tell you why you shouldn't play it
    >uhhh because most people dont like it
    and have a good laugh

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Objectively the worst souls game. For proof of this ask your nearest pro-DS2-chud to tell you why you shouldn't play it
      >>uhhh because most people dont like it
      >and have a good laugh
      ftfy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've only ever seen obviously beta redditors and newfags thinking its good. Contrarian trannies probably are in the mix there. Brain fog probably makes it hard to play action games so they like geriatric souls. I remember the grand old days of Demon's Souls collaboration here. People would talk about Armored Core, King's Field, and the older games... Evergrace, Eternal Ring, and Lost Kingdoms would be something people got excited for. Bad times in the last decade on here. Nobody actually plays video games.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >people would talk about kings field and other older games

        Nah. They didn't. I was here. Armored core had its niche fans. Of course it doesn't get discussed anymore. The newest game is 10 years old. Nobody ever talked about any fromsoft games other than armored core and tenchu.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're wrong; you might've missed out, and that's alright. When the game came out people would talk about Kings Field a lot. It's just dropped off long term because all of that moved over to Ganker.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >you're wrong.

            There was never a kings field thread. This is not a debate.

            I've been here since 2003.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              they say depression kills your longterm memory

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Have you tried going outside?

  87. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    An unfinished but good game. Its build variety is unironically the best in all of the Souls series barring Elden Ring and quite possibly even more than Elden Ring.

  88. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This video addresses most of the issues people have with the game

  89. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can't poise tank and circle strafe backstab entire groups of enemies one after the other through the whole game like in DS1. And it's not a brainless hack n slash where you just roll spam and mash R1 through the whole game with every build or character like in 3. It's fundamentally the best souls game.

  90. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A Kino adventure with some jank here and there.

    Also the best hub area in gaming, period.

  91. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker will NEVER stop seething over this game. It’s a masterpiece cholos, deal with it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      cool it with the antilatinism sperg, nobody likes your gay game

  92. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    oily souls for oily people

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      does my face look oily

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        why does this game look so wrong?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >why does my character looks different in a different lighting/environment?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >why are there no shadows?
            >different lighting/environment!

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              b-team focused on uselless details while a-team focused in making a good game

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                *with sub 30fps and long loading times.
                So good for an action game.
                Should have used Sekiro.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                not the games fault retard

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      looks great

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah seeing moonlight reflected in closed spaces would amaze me too.
        Or water defying gravity.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's no moon!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        are you even into the lore bro?

        why does this game look so wrong?

        >why does this game look so wrong?
        wrong game

        Yeah seeing moonlight reflected in closed spaces would amaze me too.
        Or water defying gravity.

        looks great

        xbox one game not my problem

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >looks great nothing wrong

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >filename
            reddit

            No bait. DS1 is one of the best games ever made. DS2 is merely a 9/10 game. The distance between those two distinctions is vast.

            >DS2 is merely a 9/10 game

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              NPCs have been saying that the player will die over and over again since DeS

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                not to this extent, right on your fucking face on a cutscene at the very start of the game

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                so?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                way to miss the point retard

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                what's the point?

  93. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      debunked, ds2fags are mentally ill once again

  94. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Boring, forgetable and stupid
    People here keep pretending it's good because 3 or 4 retarded youtuber said it was good
    But no it's shit and will always be and people will keep pretending it's good

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      mainly hbomberguy

  95. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  96. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The best Souls game.

  97. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    DaS2fags have the biggest victim complex ever. It's a good game overall but you zealots blatantly lie about any existing issues all the time. Hope your precious pvp stays dead.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >DaS2fags have the biggest victim complex
      Gee I wonder if that has anything to do with the game being hated in droves due to a fucking e-celeb. No shit we're going to defend a good game from dumb ass nitpicking.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        mauler is a fag
        hbomberguy is a fag

        we hate the game because its bad

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're more influenced by popular opinion than you really think, which was astroturfed by e-celebs, making you exactly the same.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're more influenced by reflexively contradicting "popular opinion" than you really think.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I actually hated the game for a while personally until I realized I was a fucking automaton parroting talking points I didn't even come up with myself. I'm sure you do the same shit.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                And now you're a fucking automaton parroting LE FILTER LE GUD GIT XD to any criticism of Dark Souls 2. Good job totally flipping the script there.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                What's worse? Loving something and hurting noone, or hating something and destroying a whole community?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I wouldn't care if the criticism was ever valid, since there is plenty to critique. The annoying part is gay redditors who just say "lol game bad" because some internet personality says so.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >NOBODY ACTUALLY BELIEVES THIS
                >THEY'RE ALL JUST ROBOTS SENT BY A YOUTUBER JUST BECAUSE I WAS

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Believes what? Their vague notion of "game bad" with zero original points or specific critique? That's when it's obvious you're just parroting talking points.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >no those criticisms don't count
                >I want something ORIGINAL goddammit!
                that's absolutely fucking retarded. you're absolutely fucking retarded.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So why have i beaten it at least a dozen times and think it's the best game if it's supposedly bad? And who are you? Whose we?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You were having false fun as no sane person could glean genuine entertainment out of Dark Souls 2

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ive beaten it four times. hardly anything for someone who has completed every other game in the series more times

            What's worse? Loving something and hurting noone, or hating something and destroying a whole community?

            you arent in the community, take the hint

            You're more influenced by popular opinion than you really think, which was astroturfed by e-celebs, making you exactly the same.

            Elden Cringe is bad, but you gays loooove it

            you got eaten

            whats it like being the same person crying on the other end for hours begging daddy to choke you

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Elden Cringe is bad, but you gays loooove it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you got eaten

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Deranged haters constantly lie and make up a game that doesn't actually exist to make it seem like it has problems. They still cant decide whether you can just circle strafe around all the enemies and bosses, or if they in fact have mlg hyper tracking you need 50 points into adp first thing to counter.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It's a good game
      its not by any means

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He doesn't think it is anyways, which is obvious since he disassociates by calling out "DaS2fags" in the same post.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >getting offended by fag
          Go back, newgay.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Are you legitimately mentally retarded dude? How the fuck did you even interpret the post that way?

  98. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Armoured core is trash

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      go fuck the queens corpse you fruit

  99. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need iframes so it's automatically the best souls game

  100. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LE BAD ACTUALLY GOOD
    LE GOOD ACTUALLY BAD

  101. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >but my ds2
    >list everything wrong with the souls series

  102. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >you can't pass because... LE STATUE!
    What a dogshit game design.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >blocked by invisible force
      "Wow Miyazaki a genius!"
      >blocked by visible statues
      "Wtf is this design, I break statues with hammer in real life even though I am only 168 cm tall"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >blocked by invisible force
      "Wow Miyazaki a genius!"
      >blocked by visible statues
      "Wtf is this design, I break statues with hammer in real life even though I am only 168 cm tall"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        DaS3 is truly the best souls experience

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          3 is a linear and mindless roll simulator. Completely abandoned souls principals.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's spelled "principles."

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >MOMMY HELP! I CAN'T STACK POISE TO INSTA WIN!!!

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Have fun pressing dodge at the right time for an entire game

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This tells you all you need to know about what their priorities were.Tactical action rpg where you have to outsmart the enemies and the freedom to play however you want; gets replaced with "oh you just roll around a lot." God lmao.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              How did things go so wrong? We had it so fucking good. Normies I swear to god ruined everything.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                nice try ds2 fag but normies and whatever arent real. what is real is your game sucks, youre a fag, eat shit you aids riddle mongoloid

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              The sad part is this looks like un-upgraded stamina too.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                heh yeah. Stats don't even matter. You have all the stamina you need at the beginning of the game. WE CANT HAVE A GAME WHERE THE PLAYER CANT ROLL 10 TIMES IN A ROW! Good one miyazaki you're so smart. Fuck.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              At this point just play bayonetta or an actual action game. 3 is fucked, fundamentally.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, stop using drugs.

  103. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    KINO and best game in the series.

  104. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, been fighting the last giant, the game is fun in a better than killing myself sort of way, I got a code from my friend because it was my birthday, I've never played a souls game and probably never would have had I not got it for free, but its good, and yeah i know this isnt really gonna shock anyone but man is it hard.

  105. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >some gay did a mass reply
    try killing yourself retard

  106. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ngl souls tribalism is way better than TES

  107. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shit game, longer edition.

  108. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ok game, in my opinion worse than 10 because the levels, bosses and world in general sucks

  109. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you need therapy

      Don't be jealous.
      Also, stop talking like a bully from American teen "comedies" because it's just sad.

      i will cut a hole in your stomach and fuck you raw

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >filename
      Finish your sentence.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      kino. the other games dont have the same edge 2 has. they're for babies.

  110. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >nitpicking

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      he got hit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        DS3 is so bad, but that's what people want so we got the same shit with ER

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >DS3 is so bad

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine being given 15 iframes and your hitboxes are still atrocious? lmao. You don't even need iframes in 2. That's how good the hitboxes are. Imagine trying to dodge anything in 3 with only 5 iframes! omg kek

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it makes dodging useless and encourages simply walking around the enemies that have slower turn speed than the players run or strafe

        DS3 is so bad, but that's what people want so we got the same shit with ER

        >new is bad old is good
        so why dont you like the original games

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >so why dont you like the original games
          Demon's Souls is my favourite game. The rest is just stale shit reusing the same shitty engine with the same shitty bugs and same shitty weightless animations and retard design decisions.
          Sekiro is the only game were they learned from their many mistakes.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            such a bland and generic opinion. did youtube give it to you?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >NOBODY IS MAKING THEIR OWN OPINIONS ABOUT SOULS IF THEY AREN'T UNCONDITIONALLY WORSHIPPING DS2 AND PRETENDING IT'S THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME
              Yes yes, the Youtuber cabal is out to get you and DS2.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                sounds like a bot

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            bloodborne stomps sekiro and demons souls

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              noooo not step dodging!!! not iframes!!! being precise and responsive means less skill not more!!!!!

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              If bloodborne was so good, why haven't they just patched in a fps unlock?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                snoy being snoy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ds2 is all about tactical movement. this gets replaced with "durrr hit the iframe button at the right time I DID IT WOOOPPEEEE" over and over and over again being the only gameplay.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is only a complaint you'd have if you are bad at timing your dodging.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >you're bad at the game if you don't like shallow and simplistic roll spam
            you cracked it iframes actually make the dodging ughhh le harder!

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >you cracked it iframes actually make the dodging ughhh le harder!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >ds2 is all about tactical movement.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Express yourself like a normal functioning human being next time

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >you're bad at the game if you don't like shallow and simplistic roll spam
          you cracked it iframes actually make the dodging ughhh le harder!

          what the fuck do you think video games are except hitting the right button at the right time?! jesus christ youre stupid as a bag of dogshit.
          you clearly dont play fighting games, dont understand hitboxes, iframes, animations and flags-- why bother responding when you can barely read and write let alone understand what the hell is going on in gameplay footage? go wipe off your drool and fill the bath. get the toaster and make some toast in the bath

          >so why dont you like the original games
          Demon's Souls is my favourite game. The rest is just stale shit reusing the same shitty engine with the same shitty bugs and same shitty weightless animations and retard design decisions.
          Sekiro is the only game were they learned from their many mistakes.

          nobody cares about you, you dont matter. you dont get a say

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Have you watched a tekken match? It's 50 seconds of two players moving back and forth because movement is more important than hitting the iframe button at the right time, that doesn't exist. You're litterally encouraged to roll into the attacks in DS3 because hitting the iframe button is the only gameplay. That's little hitboxes or movement actually matters in that game.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Tekken isn't nearly as skillfull as this hotness:)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >that hitbox
      >that giga tracking
      holy shit it's like a back to back shit whammy

  111. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    DaS2 Good
    DaS1 and 3 Bad

  112. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ds2 fans have bad eyesight

  113. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Holy shit iframes and rolling mindbroke DS2fags just because they don't like that their first Souls game is the odd one out among the other games. Imagine if SMB2 fags viciously hated SMB1/3/W just because you could stomp on enemies unlike SMB2.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      iframes are training wheels. it's time to grow up

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        DS2 lost

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You lost at DS2 and got salty. Now ER lets you break bosses with pokemans and you're happy because you're so good at the super hard game!

  114. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used to avoid DaS2 threads because I thought they were full of shitflinging but this was pretty alright

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