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  • Summary: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin includes the 3 previously released DLC packs - Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the ivory King - along with additional features. All versions of the game include the following features (Existing Dark Souls II ownersDark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin includes the 3 previously released DLC packs - Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the ivory King - along with additional features. All versions of the game include the following features (Existing Dark Souls II owners will receive a patch to implement these elements): Additional NPCs added for an enhanced story experience. Parameter adjustments for improved game balance. Augmented item descriptions. Improved online matchmaking functionality. [Bandai Namco] Expand
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  1. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    there is artificial difficulty for moments,more in ng+,there is a little lack of diversity in the move set
  2. Jan 13, 2020
    8
    Перевыпуск 2ой части получилось отличное, свет слал магче, текстуры менее стеклянные, отличная оптимизация для этой графики, больше всего меняПеревыпуск 2ой части получилось отличное, свет слал магче, текстуры менее стеклянные, отличная оптимизация для этой графики, больше всего меня порадовало, что scholar ни на рубль не дороже (в scholar все 3 DLS) Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2020
    8
    People give this game a bad rap but in my opinion, the Dark Souls games are numbered from best to worst. This game may feel vastly differentPeople give this game a bad rap but in my opinion, the Dark Souls games are numbered from best to worst. This game may feel vastly different from the other games in the series, however, it is still a fun experience AND didn't go off the deep end and basically ruin core gameplay mechanics (like poise). In addition, it added the dual-wielding system, allowing you to use pretty much any weapons together in both hands, and while it wasn't the best functioning system, it's a system that I wish had been fleshed out a bit more in the sequel, although in that case I understand why they dialed it back to only weapons that go together coming as a premade set. The shard system added an interesting twist to healing and this game added the name engraved ring, an important system for playing with your friends. Overall, I like Dark Souls 2, even though it feels aost like a different franchise entirely. It's not as good as DS1 in my eyes, but it is certainly better than DS3. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2017
    4
    If you are a hardcore fan of the first game you may find this one very disappointing. Just a little about me, I have over 600 hours on DS1 (DSIf you are a hardcore fan of the first game you may find this one very disappointing. Just a little about me, I have over 600 hours on DS1 (DS is dark souls) and at least 100 on DS3 by now so I have experience and I'm not totally spewing nonsense. I have also done many challenge runs in both including things like no shield, no estus, fat roll, and other runs (still haven't done soul level 1 cause I am a scrub). I love this series and mainly PvE (player vs environment) cause PvP doesn't really appeal to me.

    Pros:
    Runs really well especially on PC compared to DS1
    Has more cool weapons and movesets
    Looks fantastic
    I'm not into PvP much but I have heard it's the best of the series
    DLC has cool bosses

    Cons: (I'm an overly critical fanboy who loves DS1)
    Disappointing bosses
    -many are recycled DS1 bosses that seeming had no effort put into to revamp them
    -many have terribly straightforward movesets that are boring to fight against
    -made more to be unfair and ganky then to be mechanically challenging
    Clunky gameplay
    -lack of invincible frames on roll (probably the most important DS mechanic) unless you level your adaptability stat which makes it feel like your wasting levels
    -feels like the character isn't doing what I am inputting on the controller
    -frequently doesn't switch weapons or use items when I am smahing the button (tried on multiple controllers even brand new ones)
    -has weird mechanics (long pivot animation to run away from enemy, guard break instead of kick)
    -terrible hitboxes (DS1 had them too)
    Confusing and annoying world
    -enemies have boring movesets and ridiculous tracking
    -confusing areas with no clear progression
    -emphasizes quantity over quality (a lot of gank bosses and hordes of trash mobs)
    Awful and confusing story
    -instead of making a cool story and leaving it up to the gameplay to make you feel like a helpless undead it just mocks you and spouts off about how your going to die a lot
    -opening cutscene and conversation with fire keepers laughing at you feels like the developers were getting off to the fact that they made a game that's purposely made to be rage inducing
    DLC made the core game worse
    -random enemy placement
    -now comes with more ganking hordes of annoying BS
    -still doesn't fix clunky gameplay
    -blocks previously open paths making areas less accessible (can be unlocked but only by expensive/hard to find items)

    Conclusion: Not the worst game ever but definitely not a great one either. If this is your first souls game you may actually enjoy it a lot, but hardcore DS1 players probably won't. You may also want to have the wiki open 24/7 cause it gets confusing as hell.
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  5. Sep 28, 2016
    0
    I've played games since Atari was brand new. This is the worst flop game I have ever seen. I'm a relatively stoic person, but yes, I brokeI've played games since Atari was brand new. This is the worst flop game I have ever seen. I'm a relatively stoic person, but yes, I broke this piece of garbage right in half. A game designed only for you to die and waste what you have in game, and time in real life. Absolutely disgusting that these sociopaths can make a game like this and make money. Expand
  6. Oct 3, 2020
    0
    Annoying, bad hit box, unfair overpower npc invaders. Never again..........
  7. Jul 30, 2020
    0
    Dark Souls 1? Masterpiece.
    Light Souls 2? What a PIECE of TVRD, ¡seriously!? There are too many enemies and bosses doing ♥♥♥♥ that is just
    Dark Souls 1? Masterpiece.
    Light Souls 2? What a PIECE of TVRD, ¡seriously!? There are too many enemies and bosses doing ♥♥♥♥ that is just just random, absurd or jank. Honestly, it's just barely above "Lords of the Fallen" trash mechanics.
    Dark Souls 3? Amazing.
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