Why have gamers seemed to only gain more and more appreciation for Dark Souls 2 over the years?

Why have gamers seemed to only gain more and more appreciation for Dark Souls 2 over the years?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's soulful

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stab fat homosexual Dominik Leys in his fat homosexual face with an icepick

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s the most Reddit Reddit image of all time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      your not in it tho

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        *you’re

        Fricking idiot lol

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wasting your time. This place champions ignorance.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I love champignons

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The game is 10 years old now, nostalgia for it is finally setting in for people who's first souls game it was. Also David Syzmanski has been streaming it lately, but that's more recent that the video, so it's probably a non-factor.

          Updoot

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >DS2gays still coping and seething about their game being shit

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fromsoft gays have increasingly become a cult

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DS2 fans and fromsoft fans are two entirely separate groups though

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's fine. For exactly one playthrough

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was the last time a big publisher actually dared to take creative risks and experiment in a hyped up sequel
    We might never see another AAA title as creative again
    It's practically an Avant-Garde videogame

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People trying to be unique by liking the thing everybody agrees is shit

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everyone liked ds2.but youtubers like op's pic were doing tests financed by the CIA to see how much they can manipulate the public opinion

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People in general just started realizing youtubers are gay morons that dont know what they are talking about. That one homosexual (i dont remember his name, i think he was some irish cuckold) that made the og dark souls 2 bad "critique", people realized hes just shit at video games. As far as the series in general go, dark souls 2 was the only one that actually moved the formula forward.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DS2 is an unpolished mess. Fromsoft/Namco took one look at it and assessed that polishing the turd would be a huge time and investment sink. Time was literally of the essence given fromsoft's pre ER strategy so it was unceremoniously shoved out the door warts and all.

    Because of that lack of polish it also has the most experimental shit in it as well. It lacks cohesion and vision because it was a hodgepodge of ideas and experiments very hastily and shoddily crammed into a mold to ship.

    Basically just because a game has more ideas doesn't mean those ideas work well together to create a good experience. That's DS2 in a nutshell. Most obvious is the global lighting of the world and environments looking like complete dogshit because everything was designed to be no man's wharf level of brightness because they literally were running with the meme of Dark Souls? Dark game! Glue a torch to the player's left hand 24/7. That's just a microcosm of DS2 design philosophy--meme ideas on paper with dubious results and representations in game.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At release it didn't quite measure up to DS1, but now after 10 souls games and settled dust, there's no reason to be so heated about it anymore.

    In my opinion it's a great adventure. Bummer that we never got another game like DS1, but oh well.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because while it was very disappointing sequel, it's perfectly serviceable as more dark souls

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DS2 was shit when compared to DS1 at the time, but looking at all the newer titles Id trade all of them for another DS1 and DS2 style game.
    These adhd rollslop games are all shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. I liked roleplaying DeS, DaS and DaS2 as a slow methodical heavy as frick knight, walking with a giant sword and shield by my side King's Field style. The clanky sound of heavy armor when walking in Dark Souls 1 is pure sexo ASMR for me. Bloodborne being faster was neat because it fit its world and new IP. But I hated DaS3 going full roll anime, and Elden Ring keeping that course just made From's games not for me anymore.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Elden Ring at least has several heavy armor sets that are good enough to justify their existence in the game, and greatshields are pretty good too. It takes ages to actually get most of the heavy shit but I think they also had a balance pass that buffed a lot of the more generic knight armor for better resists and poise breakpoints.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >methodical
        Is there a more prominent buzzword used by shitters? You can run heavy builds with Greatshields and Great weapons in DaS3 and ER btw.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >start DS3
          >want to play as a knight
          >choose Knight
          >can't actually block enemies and/or bosses without depleting all stamina and getting hit
          >must roll
          >roll is fast as frick
          >even though I chose the heaviest class in CC
          >this is a change from the last three games
          >random anon trying to gaslight on this not being a thing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. The fantasy of slowly walking down a dark hallway fearing every step with your shield up high and dreading what's around the corner is full of untapped potential because From stopped trying and other companies didn't even start. There's a time and a place where I'm into sprinting naked with a stamina shield and a claymore to two-shot bosses with i-frames while they roll 25 times per second with le epic latin chorus in the background, but too much of that and I'm so fricking tired.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I want to cower inching down a dark hallway with my shield up
          So… why don’t you just continue to do that?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because I can play with the heaviest armor in DS3 and not feel heavy at all. Not in sound design, not in movement, not damage absorption, not in poise. It doesn't feed the fantasy.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IQ keeps goin down

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sorry about that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sorry about that

      Kek

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because gamers and especially fromdrones are a hivemind moronic npcs with no original opinions or thoughts whatsoever, They only "love" DS1 cause they heard it's "masterpiece" and supposed to love it despite it being a very flawed game and downright shit in it's 2nd half. But they couldn't suspend their belief for DS2s rough edges despite the game having so many great things to offer and again the hate was fabricated by homosexual youtubers who are absolutly dogshit at playing these games. Suddenly there is a new influx of influencers who are defending the game and for a good reason but I have no sympathy for the average NPC who's only giving it a chance now

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark souls 2 was always well liked by soulsvets its these secondaries that endlessly parrot streammer/youtuber opinion that caused the initial consensus to shift.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is clearly not true. The souls streamers in the trenches with 1000s of hours in these games all almost without exception dislike ds2 or at best think it is the worst of the lot, but even the worst is a 7/10 game. These are individuals who play ds2 a bare minimum of once annually for the past 7 years which is far more than most ds2 evangelists. I guarantee you the morons that spam these threads don't have more than 3 or 4 max completed playthroughs. I consider myself a ds2 casual and I have like 6 clears. 4 of those within the first 2-3 weeks of launch. I beat it in 24 hours before work the next day at launch. Pre patch shrine of amana was not that bad and nowhere near the nightmare of horsefrick valley that would manifest later.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >noooooo my favorite streammers xxboyloverxx, asmondgold and PDFile are valid sources of critique
        Embarrassing

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It hasnt
    The game is still trash

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The game has problems but it’s not bad. The biggest being the game is too fricking easy. I think the blue fume knight and that samurai guy were the only legit hard bosses of the game. Life gems made the main game super easy as well.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's always been a good game. Everyone that hated it was a meme spouting homosexual because they watched that one memethewmaitosis video where all he did for 90% of it was b***h and moan about this or that aspect of the game. All the while stroking off DS1/etc. It's boring.

    The game was always fun, always had cool locations, always had fun weapons/builds/etc to use, bosses weren't always great but overall pretty good. Yes the game obviously has some dumb flaws like soul memory or those rocks you couldn't walk over and shit like that. But some blemishes on a game doesn't drag it down that much. Anyone with a real brain can come up with their own opinions and play the game and see that yes, it is good. If you prefer DS1 or 3 or BB or whatever, that's fine. But the hate DS2 has always gotten is completely unfounded bullshit.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >10 years
    >Game is considered okay/mediocre but obviously not as good as the first one
    >REEEE ITS ACTUALLY THE BEST LET ME TELL YOU THOSE FRICKING CRITICS REEEEE ITS GOOD I TELL YOU
    Name a fanbase more annoying than dark souls 2 tards
    Not even fallout 3 fans are this bad and to them not mentioning new vegas in a single sentence is impossible

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Let me key you in on a secret
      morons will say unpopular thing is actually good for attention/money
      Especially here like this very thread

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I look back and appreciate it all the time
    Then I go and actually play it and remember immediately why it's the worst souls game
    All the innovation in the world doesn't matter if the actual gameplay is trash

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are there mods to make enemies follow you everywhere, climb ladders etc if they fit through? Some do that but not all, even if they clearly can go through

    Black knights aggro following you like Jason was the good shit in DS1

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does ANY Dark Souls game have quality of life or enemy behavior mods? I thought it's pretty much only grafix fixes or full conversion mods

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well it IS Best Souls 2 for a reason.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i couldnt play ds1 coop duw to internet so i was forced to pvp
    when ds2 came out i somehow was able to coop so i sunk 1k hours into it across Xbox 360 and pc versions
    good times hold them very dear

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jolly co-op is great

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it truly is
        ive been watching er coop for the past few days kinda wish i could afford it

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have literally in an unironic way never actually had directly played any souls games legitimately
    Now what are some video essays that would make it as if I had actually played them?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      putting in way too much effort for Ganker posting which will sink your return on (you)s
      go look at some older threads in the archives and parrot stuff that gets hits, but then swap one or two things

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ds2 fans are the most deranged subset of fans to ever exist

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nobody appreciates ds2, people tolerate it.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because DS3 and Elden Ring copied 90% of DS2's mechanics.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based, it's just like how nobody cares about Zelda 1 or 2 because only the third game perfects them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elden Ring only copied the powerstancing gtfo

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's the best

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The game has a ton of fantastic ideas, it's just that the actual meat of the game
    >maps
    >enemies
    >bosses
    are 95% trash.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >These games typically have a really good area/boss I like to revisit
    >Only Sekiro put in the option to just replay a fight without playing the entire game
    I'm still mad

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like 90% of the hate towards DS2 is a combo of the fallout from the trailer and bullshots along with people being thrown off by the iframe change.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's fricking great that's why

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Autists keep endlessly replaying the same couple of games, detaching from the actual experience of initially playing the game further and further.
    The game having completely linear levels stops mattering after your dozenth playthrough when you have your exact line through a game anyway. The game having like 3 paths you can pointlessly choose between matters more because that's how autists can trick themselves into thinking there's variety.
    The game being the start of the i-frame centric roll autism doesn't matter when they've played the game enough that iframes are the only way they dodge anything anyway.
    The game having zero fricking worldbuilding and moronic shit like the volcano windmill doesn't matter when you're beyond engaging with the game in that way entirely.

    And so on.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The game having like 3 paths you can pointlessly choose between
      This was the shit though. I remember we were talking about Heide being the high level area you can go to at the start if you have the balls, it was great

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's lame and moronic, and a complete regression from the kind of layered world design that made Dark Souls stand out so much.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah that's fair, I've long accepted we're never getting a DS1 world back

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Still 100x better than the almost completely linear path with multiple overlapping progression locks of DaS3, or the frickhuge empty open world of ER.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            LOL
            DS2 is a series of 4 (skippable) dead ends, cumulating in a completely linear line of progression after you get to Drangelic Castle. ER shits on it completely in terms of nonlinearity and player choice of progression.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No it fricking isn't, you moronic inbred troglodyte. DS3 was linear in progression but the actual areas were open, which matters far, far fricking more. When you got to an area you were actually free to explore, to find your path through. To look for shortcuts and ways to take enemies from different angles for advantage. To find items that could help you and terrain to help you take advantage of those items and/or your build. To actually engage your brain in the slightest instead of just getting a pure rollslop 'challenge' you just have to fight through.
            I'd rather be forced to play through a dozen big open poison swamps in a row than a fricking choice between which of three different black gulches I tackle first.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              trvthnvke. both game’s worlds are linear with no interconnectivity, so the only thing that matters is level design which DaS3 takes the cake.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's obviously a LOTR game by japs
    Why yall so blind?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, all those Hobbits, Dwarves, and Elves in it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        dwarves and trolls are in the game
        drangleic is helms deep + tower of isengard
        giants memories are minis tirith
        black dragon is ancalagon

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironic SOVL. It had the deck stacked against it both in public image and in a troubled development yet it prevailed with a cool world and god-tier DLCs. Unless you're a seething Gankeredditor, that is

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because you never shut the frick up about your reddit meme "opinion" about a game you never actually play.
    Dark Souls 2 is a terrible game and the scholar of the first sin version is even worse.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because it was a huge step down from its predecessor in almost every single way apart from 'variety'?
    i don't play games for a big autistic checklist, i just want the content that is there to be high quality. DS2 had a lot to do but most of it was very low quality.
    at least in elden ring i can just skip all the caves if i don't want to engage with them

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because contrarianism.
    You would think Ganker would know, considering you people do it all the time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >stop liking things

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The game being ultra bad was always a meme, and memes always die as the years drag on.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's https://soundcloud.com/mikolai-stroinski/of-masks-and-dragons-dark-souls2-trailer

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Souls 2 was always good.
    Now there's less homosexuals spouting off after having formed their opinion from a Youtuber who sucks at the game and blamed the game

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    contrarianism for clicks, ive seen videos praising resident evil 6, final fantasy xiii, dragon age 2, it's all the same bullshit

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