Several years ago there was a small revolution, and made it not the most popular studio From Software, releasing Demon’s Souls . It was really fresh role-playing game, with a high threshold of entering a complex and ruthless mechanics to newcomers. To the surprise of the developers themselves, she began to gain popularity. People with obsessive attention studied locations, hundreds of hours spent on pumping hero and looking for hidden meanings in the phrases rare characters.
After the success of Demon’s Souls, the creators started working on a sequel, but the rights to the name remained the publisher Sony Computer Entertainment. Therefore it was decided to change the name to Dark Souls . As a result, the foundation fights, sadistic complexity and innovative multiplayer first “shower” remained, and everything else has undergone processing. The second part of Dark Souls is a logical development of ideas first, correcting deficiencies and scale-up.
Story – the first thing that catches the eye. Now he is, and it does not need a magnifying glass to look at the descriptions of objects and characters in terse statements. Here are all ready to share their opinions about the world and neighbors. Talking to people, we not only learn more about the universe, but also have a chance to get a useful item, so that the thirst for knowledge is encouraged.But the story is really entertaining!
Many years have passed since the events described in Dark Souls, but damned dark mark still roam these lands. According to legend, the Forgotten Realms Drakling can attain salvation and eternal peace. But the kingdom is in fact a prison.
Most of the inhabitants of the kingdom were ulterior motive here, each pursuing his goal, but all of them need the soul to remain immortal. That’s just over time their memory fades, and they forget why come here. Ultimately, all here are “hollow” – beings who have lost all sense of reality and lose yourself forever. What happened to the kingdom, you are sure to find out in the final. As before, most of the details are hidden in the descriptions of items.
We take on the role of man marked by a dark character that is trying to find deliverance from the curse in the forgotten lands. Open the portal and find ourselves at the beginning of the game. After becoming acquainted with the guardians choose a favorite class … and here it is the second significant change! Now all primary schools do not have good gear, all full of flaws and benefits are only available for additional items: one has a bow, another – more potions and herbs.
After creating a character, we can immediately test his strength and fight with a strong enemy. Once it becomes clear that each class – is not so much a set of characteristics, how many different ways through the game.
Madzhula – an island of tranquility in a captured demon kingdom, semi-abandoned village where live the past, who has kept his mind. The village is our main camp, all roads go from here. Eternal sunset symbolizes impending death of the world, his humility and hopelessness. “How many here would like you. All of them failed, but can you manage to change everything “- we are told. With a parting word we hit the road.
World is no longer resemble a large maze, now it’s web, which is located in the center of Madzhula. At first glance it seems that the right way is only one other option is not provided. But this is an illusion.Learning the purpose of some items, you realize that there is always an opportunity to change your itinerary. The entire map is opened immediately, except in some locations, that’s just a lot of doors for the time being sealed.
Travel around the world is more like the adventures of Link from The Legend of Zelda, than the first part of Dark Souls. Keys are used everywhere, you never know what exactly is required for this or that subject, we have to always keep in mind a place where there are locked doors, and return to them periodically.
Battles in the series Souls have always depended on the proper use of weapons and equipment, and deviations from the shoals, as well as parry and rear shocks. Immediately it may seem that everything remains as before. In fact, changes were almost all strikes, improved spell system and its development. Every detail is important. A few extra points thrown in endurance has changed the picture of the match. People used to think gigantic numbers as in some Diablo, will not take success here.
Treatment system now consists of the elements of Dark and Demon’s souls. We have a jar with Estusom, but their number is small, and the gems of life, which is never enough. Do weapons and armor appeared parameter strength, so do not be surprised if during a serious bout you suddenly lose his sword. Blacksmith for a modest fee gladly restore razlomalis armor. The game has finally entered full possession of two knives. For this purpose it is necessary that they both be the same. Of course, many items of equipment moved smoothly from the first part, but rather, it is for the total amount. New weapons in the game it is.
While playing a mage is much easier than for broad-warrior. Smart wizards and dexterous archers can shoot the enemies with unattainable for them positions. Why the developers have done such places, absolutely incomprehensible. Also, some demons have a limited field of action, and if run back far enough, it will start to move back tolstoshkury demon, getting into the scruff of the boom and lightning. Running around, it is easy to destroy the strong opponents.
You can not argue that the game was easier or harder earlier. Many things have really become more convenient for beginners, such as fires (checkpoints) are more common. Kill the merchant does not put an end to the journey. For a number of souls you can call it a ghost and trade with him, but his story to know until the end has not come.
Among other things, the developers have introduced a system of interesting revival enemies. The fact that the number of daemons in the game is limited. If you hunt the weak types, then eventually they all stop appearing. So the possibility of pumping light vanished. Players are forced to work its way to the goal and sent to the second passage or use a special item that resurrects all the dead monsters and bosses, but makes them stronger. The majority of items in the game also have a finite number, all have to save.
Unfortunately, the first third of the game takes place in a rather drab locations. From castles starts nauseated second hour of the game. Since there is often dying again and again pass the same land, the scenery of paramount importance. But the further we delve into the study of the world, the more we discover the spectacular views. Locations in general has become much more complicated architecture, often hiding places or flea turns.
The closer to the end of the journey, the more sophisticated and deadly become monsters, but the appearance of most of them is disappointing. Endless variations knights no longer cause excitement.Only some kinds reminiscent what good artists work in the studio. Appearance bosses, as always, deserves special praise, their appearance is furnished with imagination and appearance can plunge into shock. That’s just for some reason the developers decided not to award the husky powerful attacks and abilities. Basically it is half-dead “Fat Man”, which run something can not. But if the fight with a knight-demon seemed easy to you, do not worry – the next time there will be two. Not quality, so the amount of crush.
Graphically, Dark Souls 2 looks better than the first part, but still not bad compared to other games.Art-design saves, eventually you get used to the botched work on the screen, but the new lighting system only lowers the frame rate. However, Dark Souls 2 is so fascinating and varied that it forgets about such shortcomings. Many scenes will forever remain in your memory. The game is not afraid to throw a challenge to the player, causing him to eventually be proud of their achievements.
Of course, retaining the ability to invade other people’s worlds, to hunt for their masters, or, conversely, to help them take difficult areas. Thanks to the updated combat system duel became faster, and the reward for victory is not only moral satisfaction, but Prorva shower, which greatly accelerates the pumping.
Despite the fact that this is the third part of the series, this role-playing game is unique in its kind. This is both a work on the bugs, and a huge new world, and dozens of hours required for the first passage.But Dark Souls 2 requires more from you. In the dark maze plunge with head and forget about the rest of the game, willing to submit to the second set, the third and fourth.
Sure, Dark Souls 2 has flaws as a small creative crisis artists and the most difficult bosses. TV series worth taking a short break, the next part has acquired great changes and innovations. And she went to, of course, but the new generation of consoles. Today Dark Souls 2 looks ashamed.
- Unique role-playing game
- Set of new weapons and armor
- A revised system of spells
- New opportunities to improve weapons
- A large number of locations
- Variety of passing
- Altered mechanics of battles
- Improved interface
- The first third of the game takes place in the bleak scenery
- Weak bosses
- Weak graphics component