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.

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xXRoxtenXx
xXRoxtenXx

I would say Super Turrican is unforgiving as Dark Souls, to me at least.

tomservo51
tomservo51

I can't remember if I played Dragon's Dogma or not......

spideyj08
spideyj08

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.

gamemaven
gamemaven

I love your necklace, I'll take you out on a date :)

xXl_z3r0_lXx
xXl_z3r0_lXx

Could you guys maybe stop being such creepy assholes to the women of Gamespot? 

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

This video just serves to remind me how we only get 1 good RPG a year. :(

Caduceus89
Caduceus89

The lags in the video create...awkward facial expressions for Lisa. See 0:19 and 1:22.

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

You almost don't even see her against the white background.

001011000101101
001011000101101

Wow cool gamer necklace. You know someone's a true hardcore gamer when they wear cool gamer clothes and jewelry.

grenadelaunchr
grenadelaunchr

I would like to tackle her and feed her some chicken, put some meat on dem bones!!!!!!!!!!!!

punkpunker
punkpunker

Know your star, Lisa Foiles, loves to play hopscotch.

Lisa Foiles, thinks Abraham Lincoln was "hot".

Now you know, Lisa Foiles.

starhowl
starhowl

No matter how much you smile, you won't sell it.

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

The original Devil May Cry 3 (before the easier re-release)  My hands still hurt from playing that game

nayce54
nayce54

The Best Game to Tackle after "Dark Souls 2" is New Game + in champion covenant!

surfwalrus
surfwalrus

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.

BradBurns
BradBurns

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.

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

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.

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

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.

HuSSaR83
HuSSaR83

I'm a Witcher and I love redheads :P 

esmilodonte
esmilodonte

Child of light, Lisa that game is pure art!

gfile
gfile

Daaamn, what a cutie :)

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

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.     

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

she's cute and nice and all 

but I feel like johnny could do this kind of show much better 

I want johnny back

Mar_Sama
Mar_Sama

She is cute, but still Jess is the Queen in my Gaming Nerdy Phantasyworld.

call-me-ishmael
call-me-ishmael

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. 

Zonelezz
Zonelezz

nice show, wow lisa sure is looking good =) 

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

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.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Great show Lisa!

Nice to see you lovely face again!

supershaft777
supershaft777

Anyone else watch this on mute?

Please be honest.

Gamesterpheonix
Gamesterpheonix

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. 

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

I thought we had Jess for these Buzzfeed list videos?

msauce32
msauce32

Risen 2 for ps3.  It's very rough around the edges, but it has charm coming out of the yingyang.

sexyragu
sexyragu

@surfwalrus  If by ultimate dungeon crawler you mean Draugr Slayer Simulator 2011, then yeah, it is.

sexyragu
sexyragu

@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...

BradBurns
BradBurns

@PS2fweak  That game was freakin' awesome! The last challenge stage was awesomely difficult.

toffifee
toffifee

@battlefront1943  I agree with DD:DA. I have played it so much that it's ridiculous. I really want a sequel.

DoogyDonDoogy
DoogyDonDoogy

@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!!!!!!!!!!

Raziel5483
Raziel5483

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.

DoogyDonDoogy
DoogyDonDoogy

@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])

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

@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... 

assurhaddon
assurhaddon

@Raziel5483

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.