Dark Souls 2 Hype Thread GS score 9.0 (56k warning)

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#1 Edited by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -
  • Release Date: March 11, 2014 (for PS3 and 360) and April 25, 2014 (for PC)
  • Platform: PS3, 360, PC
  • Developer: Fromsoftware
  • Publisher: Fromsoftware(JP)/Namco
  • Price: $59.99 (Regular edition/Black Armor edition for the PS3/360), $119.99 (Collectors edition), $49.99 (pc version)

PC Requirements

(Requires 14 GB)

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIAGeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

What we know about Dark Souls 2 so far

* It looks amazing

* GOAT material/ 2014 GOTY material

* So wow

* Is the sequel to Dark Souls, one of the best games of all time and one of the best games in 2011

* Dark Souls 2 will feature a new story/hero, it is still set in the Dark Souls universe

* You are not safe as a human or hollow, people can come into your "realm" and give you the people's elbow jabroni!!!

* Character creator is VASTLY improved!!

* New classes: Swordsman (dual wield of zomg finally), Sorcerer, Temple Knight and Warrior

* New graphics engine

* Updated/New combat, AI and health system

What do you think Dark Souls 2 will score?

AAAA (10)

AAA (9)

AA (8, even though it's unlikely to score under a 9.5)

A (7)

Videos/Trailers/Gameplay

Dark Souls 2: ROGUE WARRIOR

Dark Souls 2: Announcement trailer

Dark Souls 2: Cursed trailer

Dark Souls 2: Gameplay How Much Has Changed?

Dark Souls 2: 10 min of Gameplay w/ Peter Serafinowicz

8 Dark Souls 2 Questions Answered

Reviews

Gamespot- 9.0/10

EGM- 8.5/10

Polygon- 9.0/10

The Escapist- 4.5/5

IGN- 9.0/10

AusGamers- 9.6/10

GameInformer- 9.8/10

OXM- 8/10

Destructoid- 9/10

Gamesradar- 4.5/5

Famitsu- 9/10/9/9

What SW hype lvls are at

AAAA (the firm believers):

Ballroompirate

Alcapello

Chutebox

ReadingRainbow4

ArisShadows

Sparky04

foxhound_fox

MlauTheDaft

jake44

ominous_titan

CTR360

CyberLips

AAA:

_Matt_

Seanmcloughlin

NoirLamia777

TheGuardian03

DivineSword

MercenaryMafia

tonitorsi

silversix_

Xaero_Gravity

King_Allant

ACP_45

Bread_or_Decide

istreakforfood

meluvulongtime8

93BlackHawk93

j_assassin

stuff238

chessmaster1989

the_bi99man

AA (the none believers):

Couth_

getyeryayasout

BattleSpectre

A (you'd have to be a hermit to think it would score this low):

#2 Edited by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

Pics/Gifs

#3 Posted by blackace (20582 posts) -

It'll probably get an 8 score. We'll see, I'm not overly hyped for it since I never finished the first game.

#4 Posted by _Matt_ (8908 posts) -

AAA!

This game is going to be freaking sweet.

I'm hyped, so hyped, so very very hyped....

Praise the Sun!

#5 Posted by charizard1605 (56955 posts) -

An easy AAA

#6 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Going with AAA on this one. Even if it's just more of the same it will score a 9

#7 Edited by finalfantasy94 (26437 posts) -

probolly get an 8 here. To be honest not that hyped for it. I didint gell with the first one and I found demons souls to be better.

#8 Posted by Couth_ (10063 posts) -

I could see it getting an 8. Gamespot has been using the whole scale lately, and an 8 still means great. I fully expect it to be just as good if not better than the previous though

#9 Posted by _Matt_ (8908 posts) -

WHen does the review embargo lift? Anyone know?

#10 Posted by istreakforfood (7749 posts) -

Going to wait for the pc version.

Finally played the dlc and been listening/reading on the lore and speculations of DS. I can't wait for DS2.

#11 Posted by Alcapello (897 posts) -

AAAA.

Day 1.

PS3.

#12 Edited by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

Have to say I'd reckon it's gonna get a 9.5, anything less is criminal

Btw updated post with pics/giffs

#13 Posted by charizard1605 (56955 posts) -

Have to say I'd reckon it's gonna get a 9.5, anything less is criminal

Btw updated post with pics/giffs

It can't get 9.5, only whole numbers now

#14 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Have to say I'd reckon it's gonna get a 9.5, anything less is criminal

Btw updated post with pics/giffs

It can't get 9.5, only whole numbers now

Oh yeah lol, I forgot.

Well frak it gonna go for a 10!!! mwahahaha

#15 Posted by Newhopes (4533 posts) -

Considering Dark souls is a 9/10 level game and all early previews/reviews are saying Dark souls 2 is even better I really can't wait won't need to buy another game for months.

#16 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2146 posts) -

This will be the best game of the year, definitely AAA and my personal GOTY.

#17 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

This will be the best game of the year, definitely AAA and my personal GOTY.

I have to say it will be up there for me, the only games I can see dethroning it for my GOTY are TW3, Dragon Age 3 or Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor. Titanfall will be amazing but I don't think it can beat Dark Souls 2 for goty contender.

#18 Posted by Chutebox (37020 posts) -

Screw it, AAAA baby!

#19 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

Screw it, AAAA baby!

There we go another believer! :P

As long as Tom doesn't review it....wait....o m g No!!!!, please don't let Tom review it :(

#20 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13842 posts) -

Prepared to die.

AAAA baby.

#21 Posted by _Matt_ (8908 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

Screw it, AAAA baby!

There we go another believer! :P

As long as Tom doesn't review it....wait....o m g No!!!!, please don't let Tom review it :(

Don't even suggest it. I hope Kevin reviews it.

#22 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16722 posts) -

Probably get an 8 here, but I have high hopes. I'm pretty pumped for it. Also, Sword Master looks dope. Really interested to see how the new dual wielding works.

#23 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Chutebox said:

Screw it, AAAA baby!

There we go another believer! :P

As long as Tom doesn't review it....wait....o m g No!!!!, please don't let Tom review it :(

Don't even suggest it. I hope Kevin reviews it.

I think I jinxed it :/

Wonder what the fallout would be if he scored it a 7 or and 8 for being too hard.

#24 Posted by IamAdorable (402 posts) -

Thanks for the information
I'll pick this up once I start and finish my Dark Souls playthrough.

#25 Posted by _Matt_ (8908 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Chutebox said:

Screw it, AAAA baby!

There we go another believer! :P

As long as Tom doesn't review it....wait....o m g No!!!!, please don't let Tom review it :(

Don't even suggest it. I hope Kevin reviews it.

I think I jinxed it :/

Wonder what the fallout would be if he scored it a 7 or and 8 for being too hard.

sigh. There's always one...

btw did you make the gif in your avatar?

#26 Posted by Chutebox (37020 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Chutebox said:

Screw it, AAAA baby!

There we go another believer! :P

As long as Tom doesn't review it....wait....o m g No!!!!, please don't let Tom review it :(

Don't even suggest it. I hope Kevin reviews it.

I think I jinxed it :/

Wonder what the fallout would be if he scored it a 7 or and 8 for being too hard.

sigh. There's always one...

btw did you make the gif in your avatar?

Ya, that gif is awesome

#27 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21695 posts) -

AAA of course, i think i will like this game alot more than dark souls.

#28 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Chutebox said:

Screw it, AAAA baby!

There we go another believer! :P

As long as Tom doesn't review it....wait....o m g No!!!!, please don't let Tom review it :(

Don't even suggest it. I hope Kevin reviews it.

I think I jinxed it :/

Wonder what the fallout would be if he scored it a 7 or and 8 for being too hard.

sigh. There's always one...

btw did you make the gif in your avatar?

Found it on reddit, then just cropped/resized it on Gimp

Original image

#29 Posted by getyeryayasout (7373 posts) -

AA. Prepare to Cry Edition.

#30 Edited by _Matt_ (8908 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@_Matt_ said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Chutebox said:

Screw it, AAAA baby!

There we go another believer! :P

As long as Tom doesn't review it....wait....o m g No!!!!, please don't let Tom review it :(

Don't even suggest it. I hope Kevin reviews it.

I think I jinxed it :/

Wonder what the fallout would be if he scored it a 7 or and 8 for being too hard.

sigh. There's always one...

btw did you make the gif in your avatar?

Found it on reddit, then just cropped/resized it on Gimp

Original image

It's amazing, are there any similar ones around? I wouldn't mind something like that for my avatar

#31 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@_Matt_:

Closes one I can find is

#32 Posted by Alcapello (897 posts) -
#33 Posted by DivineSword (15751 posts) -

AAA, put around 400 hours into Dark Souls and here hoping I can find the same enjoyment with DS 2.

#34 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

AAA, put around 400 hours into Dark Souls and here hoping I can find the same enjoyment with DS 2.

Well from all the Dark Souls youtubers who adore DS1 they have all said DS2 is better in almost every way. So I'd say you're good ;)

#35 Edited by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@DivineSword said:

AAA, put around 400 hours into Dark Souls and here hoping I can find the same enjoyment with DS 2.

Well from all the Dark Souls youtubers who adore DS1 they have all said DS2 is better in almost every way. So I'd say you're good ;)

It looks pretty good, I like how they pretty much tried to 1up Dark Souls by making Dark Souls 2 better in every way.

The next 7 days is gonna be sooo boring :/

#36 Posted by Joedgabe (5111 posts) -

@DivineSword said:

AAA, put around 400 hours into Dark Souls and here hoping I can find the same enjoyment with DS 2.

Well from all the Dark Souls youtubers who adore DS1 they have all said DS2 is better in almost every way. So I'd say you're good ;)

I hope by that they mean they found a lot of struggles.

#37 Posted by getyeryayasout (7373 posts) -

@getyeryayasout said:

AA. Prepare to Cry Edition.

Yea, Right.

I think the game will be another amazing Souls game, and for me it's got 10/10 written all over it. Over the past year or so GS seems to have toughened up their scoring though. Also, I really wanted to use the line "Prepare to Cry Edition". :P

#38 Posted by ArisShadows (22624 posts) -

AAAA! ;)

#39 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -
#40 Posted by Slashkice (13092 posts) -

Not sure if I want to wait until I get a new PC, or just buy this on PS3.

Nice thread by the way.

#41 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

Not sure if I want to wait until I get a new PC, or just buy this on PS3.

Nice thread by the way.

Or you can just double dip and buy PS3 version now and PC later :P (that's what I'm gonna do)

and Thanks :D

#42 Posted by CountBleck12 (22758 posts) -

Probably between an 8 or 9.

Anywho, can't wait to get angry and try to break my computer out of frustration when I get this game because of some bullshit enemies/bosses.

#43 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (7777 posts) -

Don't care what it scores here. Already have it pre ordered. Deprived, only way to start the game.

#44 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

Don't care what it scores here. Already have it pre ordered. Deprived, only way to start the game.

That's the spirit!!!

#45 Posted by Sparky04 (3384 posts) -

Can I put my vote in for AAAA? Never hyped a game to 10 before but I think this has the best chance, Tom and Kevin have both said they should have probably given Dark Souls 1 a 10. Doesn't matter though, if they give it a 3 I'm still buying.

#46 Posted by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -

AAA. Day one.

#47 Edited by Alcapello (897 posts) -
#48 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@Sparky04 said:

Can I put my vote in for AAAA? Never hyped a game to 10 before but I think this has the best chance, Tom and Kevin have both said they should have probably given Dark Souls 1 a 10. Doesn't matter though, if they give it a 3 I'm still buying.

Duly noted

#49 Posted by jg4xchamp (47909 posts) -

Waiting for my PC version.

But yeah game should be at worst really good. I'm hoping for a more than the same feel, but even then I'll probably still be really into Dark Souls 2.