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Dark Souls II - Editorial @ Redbull

by Couchpotato, 2013-12-17 21:53:22

A site called Redbull has a new article for Dark Souls 2 about the curse of sequels.

A lonely knight stands on a hilltop overlooking a desolate castle with an ancient, crumbling viaduct leading over the moat.

He is seen praying to his god before he vanquishes his enemies. One by one he smites them, striking them down with sword and bow - until one hunchbacked giant punches him through a pillar as if he were a toy, and crushes him with his hammer. End.

Believe it or not, this isn’t The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. This is Dark Souls 2, the upcoming sequel to one of this console generation’s most celebrated sleeper hits, a brutal fantasy adventure game from developer From Software and published by Namco-Bandai that pits you against the terrifying denizens of a tormented planescape singlehanded.

It’s also possibly the only game that can advertise itself by showing your protagonist being obliterated over and over and over in trailers. And it’s certainly the only game that can prompt a fan backlash at the mere rumor of an Easy mode being added, something that caused an outcry online late last year.

Information about

Dark Souls II

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released