I’ve got friends who can’t wait to get their Dark Souls 2 action on in that punishing game. These friends might also wear full body rubber suits, eyeless masks and speak in “Mmmrrphhh mmmpphhh mmmm” language due to the fact that they’re wearing ball gags.
None of that really matters though, because the trailer above is just pure thrill-power for Dark Souls 2. Plus demon horses scare the pants off of me. Despite the fact that most folks, this chap included, focus on the difficulty of Dark Souls being ludicrously high and punishing for those of us who didn’t learn our boss patterns, it’s the kind of game that still has a solid combat structure.
And as for those complaints and worries about Dark Souls 2 being “for teh noobz”, I can assure you hardcore fans that you’ve got nothing to worry about. As the developers still told me at E3, the game is being designed to be less of a grind, and more fluid. “Oh, you’ll still die a lot”, the dev said to me when I quizzed him on this.
“In fact, if you don’t die right now with this demo, then I’m going to have to go back to the drawing board,” he said to me. And then he grinned that bastard grin as I was torn apart by a mirror knight. Touche Namco Bandai, touche.
Dark Souls 2 is out soon. Very soon actually, as it arrives in the middle of March for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There’s a very cool collector’s edition on the way, but chances are high that this has been sold out by now. For no one can defeat the “You snooze you lose” boss of the pre-order kingdom.
Last Updated: January 15, 2014