Analog - 4 Games to Tackle After Dark Souls II
Made your way through the fiendish dungeons of Dark Souls II, but itching for more punishment? Lisa Foiles has got some suggestions for you on this week's Analog.
Loving this show! Keeps things exciting and saves you from the
gloomy afterlife that awaits after you finish one of those completely
amazing games and are about to crawl back in solitude.
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The original Devil May Cry 3 (before the easier re-release) My hands still hurt from playing that game
Dark Souls 2 was a cake walk compared to demons souls and dark souls 1. But i def agree with her list of good games to satisfy your yearning. Wish Skyrim was on there though. That game is just the ultimate dungeon crawler.
I wouldn't call the Dark Arisen expansion forgiving when it comes to Dragon's Dogma.
Go into Bitterblack Isle on Hard Mode as soon as you start the game for a good challenge.
If it's just about difficulty, I would recommend Vanquish on God Hard. So many people missed out on that game. It's probably the most precise shooter I've ever played, and it also offers a lot of flexibility in how you play.
Every release I go through this, and every time come to the same conclusion...
There is nothing out yet like Souls. There is something in the future that looks like it might be, and Project Beast, but nothing that hits enough angles to make it like Souls.
I just slowly go hollow.
If you have a PS2, get KING'S FIELD: THE ANCIENT CITY. It's definitely worth playing, especially if you love FromSoftware's work.
CASTLEVANIA LORDS OF SHADOW plays more like a GOW clone, but difficulty is high and the storyline/tone darkens through the tragic levels (in a world "removed from god").
DRAGON'S DOGMA DARK ARISEN. Possibly my favorite game of last gen. Yes, it has some issues, but there's nothing like the combat in this RPG... and the expansion made the experience unforgettable. Between DDDA and DARK SOULS, I easily forgot SKYRIM.
she's cute and nice and all
but I feel like johnny could do this kind of show much better
I want johnny back
I've played all of those and they're all great suggestions. I think Dragon's Dogma is definitely the closest fit to Dark Souls 2 out of them. It has that similar addictive feel to the world and combat --if you let it get its hooks in you, you'll never stop playing.
Monster Hunter is closest in terms of combat but lacks a cohesive world and has practically no story to speak of at all.
Witcher 2 is incredibly good but not too similar to Dark Souls. It's more like the Dragon Age series but with a better, more dynamic story.
I've never played any game outside of the Souls series that deserves to be spoken of in the same sentence. Nothing else has a combination of an incredible world, fantastic art design, intense combat, and of course, fiendish difficulty like these three games.
My god shes cute. I know that's terribly juvenile but its true. AND she doesnt seem like shes forcing it like all the other female show hosts these days. Too bad Ive played all those damn games. Well, except Dragons Dogma. I need to get that soon.
@Caduceus89 You have made me waste my time.
@nayce54 that's why they hired her
@nayce54 Other obvious comments: The sun is hot.
@punkpunker punkpunker with the All That reference.
@surfwalrus If by ultimate dungeon crawler you mean Draugr Slayer Simulator 2011, then yeah, it is.
@PS2fweak Bayonetta is an excellent Hack N' Slash that gave me absolute hell the first time I played it. Then again, it was my first Hn'S and also one of the first games I purchased on the 360...
@PS2fweak That game was freakin' awesome! The last challenge stage was awesomely difficult.
@PS2fweak didn't like it.
@battlefront1943 I agree with DD:DA. I have played it so much that it's ridiculous. I really want a sequel.
@Mar_Sama And her Highness shall not have her throne threatened by the likes of a one Lisa "I'm the new girl, trotting out gaming vids, pulling at both your heart strings and your game strings, you can't resist me cause I'm so hot" Foiles ha ha ha ha never, nEvEr I say!!!!!!!!!!
While Dragons Dogma is not as refined as the first two Souls games. I believe anyone that loves the franchise could really get into Dogma. A "Shadow of the Colossus-Elder Scrolls-Dark Souls" hybrid is how I've tried to explain it to friends.
@supershaft777 *cough*lonely pervo*cough*
@Gamesterpheonix You should watch her show on the Escapist. It's called Top 5 and it's brilliant.
@msauce32 I had something else coming out the "yingyang" watching this video, eh, eh, wink, wink. Yeah this guy gets it (pointing randomly toward some guy [who does not get it])
@toffifee @battlefront1943Yeah, I'm disappointed that DRAGON'S DOGMA wasn't listed recently in Capcom's core series moving forward (about one month ago). After single-handedly pulling CAPCOM from the edge a few years back, a true DD sequel seems to have been forgotten. Originally had high hopes that DEEP DOWN was DD2. Oh well...
I couldn't at all. I'm not calling Dragon's Dogma a bad game, but the first two or three hours (and I gave up after these) were so hard to endure, I couldn't keep on playing.
The combat felt clunky, the party forced and unneeded (well I dislike parties by default, so...), I just couldn't get into it.
I don't get the recommendation in addition - regardless if I like the game or not - besides the dark fantasy universe the two games don't have much in common at all.