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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. May 19, 2021
    10
    This version,upgrade the first one,Aldia is really a good boss,Also now the lore is updated,i really enjoyed the three dlcs they're the bestThis version,upgrade the first one,Aldia is really a good boss,Also now the lore is updated,i really enjoyed the three dlcs they're the best of souls series Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2022
    10
    Dark Souls 2 is an amazing and criminally underrated game. This version is the definitive version of that game as it includes all threeDark Souls 2 is an amazing and criminally underrated game. This version is the definitive version of that game as it includes all three massive DLCs. This game is absolutely worth your time. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Jul 31, 2020
    7
    I fully understand the hate, but somehow this is still one of the best games I've played. This game is very divisive amongst the fans of theI fully understand the hate, but somehow this is still one of the best games I've played. This game is very divisive amongst the fans of the series and for good reason, it suffers from a severe drop in quality as the next entry in the series with lackluster boss fights and mechanics. But where my opinion differs is in regards to the story. I think it went in the best direction it could have as a sequel, since it focuses on the somber and inevitable consequences of the original Dark Souls' ending(s). It presents a new way to look at the choice the player is given in the original (Choosing to link the fire or ushering in an age of darkness). Expand
  6. 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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  7. Mar 5, 2020
    0
    I hate this game. Played DS1 and 3 for over 200 hours each but this is trash. Don't waste 40$. Clunky, slow, unresponsive and willI hate this game. Played DS1 and 3 for over 200 hours each but this is trash. Don't waste 40$. Clunky, slow, unresponsive and will purposefully piss you off. I wish I could say how I really feel after wasting 50 hours on this, but I might be thrown into jail. I spit on this Dark Souls 2. Expand

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