publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Dark Souls II for PC, X360 and PS3 is a sequel to the award-winning action RPG game from 2011. It was produced by From Software which is the same studio that created the first game. This Japanese developer works in the industry since the 80s of the 20th century and to date has released such series as King's Field, Armored Core, Otogi, and Tenchu.
The game once again takes the players to the grim fantasy world known from the original game. The action takes place in the land known as Lordran. This time, however, the players visit different areas and do it with a new character. The story of this daredevil and of the universe itself is served in the typical, not chronological, and shredded way. Only those who can find all the clues hidden in dialogues and even descriptions of objects, and then piece them together.
Dark Souls II for PC, X360 and PS3 is a continuation of the ideas of the original. In the game, the players travel a maze of interconnected locations in search of a remedy for the curse which plagues the protagonist. The most important aspects of gameplay are exploration, combat, and character development. Each fight, even with an ordinary enemy, is a considerable challenge, and sometimes requires several attempts. Repetition and learning the game is a part of the gameplay, too.
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 its stats. The choice of weapons is also of great importance as almost every one has a completely different form of attack. There is also magic in the game: pyromancy, miracles, and other forms of spellcasting.
Game modes and Technology
The multiplayer mode undergone significant improvements compared to the first game. Now the system is server-structured which improved the quality of the game 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 in the game’s graphics, as Dark Souls II for PC, X360 and PS3 uses a new, much better engine.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core i3 3.10 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 465 or better), 14 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8