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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

A complete, improved edition of the best selling action RPG created by From Software, released at the start of 2014 on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The game once again takes place in a gritty fantasy world. The main protagonist is trying to find a way to lift his curse.

RPG | TPP | fantasy | sandbox | reeditions/remasters/remakes | co-op | action RPG | soulslike

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Release Date

02Apr2015

PC PS3 X360 PS4 XONE

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is an improved version of Dark Souls II, a game that was released in march 2014. The original version was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, while in 2015 the improved version debuted on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PCs. This version uses the power of the newest consoles of Sony and Microsoft, showing improved graphics (also on PC thanks to DirectX 11 libraries), sounds, and increased limit of players during online game. In addition to that, the Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin edition contains all previous expansions (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King and Crown of the Ivory King). It also improves balance, expands the story, introduces new NPCs and more accurate descriptions of items. These functions were also made available for owners of the original edition of Dark Souls II as part of 1.10 update.

Story

The action of the game takes place in a dark fantasy world known from Dark Souls. The original game took place in the realm known as Lordran. This time the player will visit different areas while controlling a new character. His and the whole world’s story are delivered in a typical, not chronological and shredded way. Because of that, only the players that will find all the clues hidden in dialogues and item descriptions, will be able to fully understand the stroy.

Gameplay

Dark Souls II for PC, PS4 and etc. is a continuation of the ideas of the original. In the game, the players travel a maze of interconnected locations in search for a remedy to the curse which plagues the protagonist. The most important aspects of gameplay are exploration, combat, and character development. Each fight, even with a basic enemy, is a considerable challenge and sometimes requires several attempts. Repetition and learning the game is a part of the gameplay.

With the progress made by the player, the protagonist acquires experience that makes him more and more powerful. The players have complete freedom in shaping the character development and can customize his stats. The choice of weapons is also of great importance as almost each of them has a completely different form of attack. Magic is also part of the combat: pyromancy, miracles and other forms of spells.

Game modes and Technical aspects

The multiplayer mode undergone significant improvements compared to the first game. Now the system is server-structured. This improved the quality of the gameplay and allowed expanding it with a few additional features. A crucial part of the online mode is writing and reading hints left behind by other players in the game world. The changes were also made to the game’s graphics, as the game uses a new, improved engine.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-6  

User score: 8,4 / 10 based on 926 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.6 / 10 based on 115 votes.

PEGI rating Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence. Online Game.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3 2100 3.1 GHz/AMD A8 3870 3.6 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 465/Radeon HD 6870 or better
  • 23 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP1)/8.1 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz/AMD FX 8150 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 750/1 GB Radeon HD 7850 or better
  • 23 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP1)/8.1 64-bit
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