Dark Souls II - Now Playing

Kevin VanOrd fires up Dark Souls II in an "Ask Me Anything" style episode of Now Playing. Prepare to DIE!

Discussion

73 comments
push88
push88

Interesting.  This play through is showcasing one of the BIGGEST complaints I have for this game, aside from removing the dynamic lighting of course, and that is that hit detection is a NIGHTMARE in this game!   

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

Love your tee shirt Carolyn..

69
69

I cant seem to seek past the 50m mark or so... Everything before there is fine but after that it just kills the video player and resets the playmark to 00:00.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

oh my, the moonlight greatsword makes its appearance once again... though the way to get it this time doesn't seem very nice >.>

grin89
grin89

lol thanks so they arent trolling us as bad this time.

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

shield won't work against moonlight sword xD

evolate
evolate

oh god its ugly...didnt they upgrade the engine ?

grin89
grin89

Q. are there starting gifts at the beginning of the game? and is the pendant from the original dark souls in this game as well?

caleb_sandlund
caleb_sandlund

Q. How do you think Dark Souls 2 would be if it was a 1st person game?

Animal-Mother
Animal-Mother

Question: Hey Kevin, how do you find navigating to be this time around? Dark souls did have a lot of hidden areas and areas that could not even be found on your first playthrough I.E. Painted World of Arimais or The Great Hollow. Are there still hidden areas such as these making the world seemingly intertwined or does majula act as more of a hub I.E. Demons Souls?

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

Still taking your questions everyone. Just make sure you put Question or Q in front so I can get it to Kevin and Carolyn.

Jeremiah1234567
Jeremiah1234567

Question: how is the music in the game? Nobody has talked about it

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

Q: is the magic still weak and not effective as it was in dark souls?

robertle519
robertle519

Q:How in-depth is the combat system because I saw a game play where when you block and then attack it has its own animation combat

Rodrigo_AA
Rodrigo_AA

Q: Kevin why the color of your character hair looks like Woody Woodpecker? Doesn't seem to fit the mood of Dark Souls. :P

caleb_sandlund
caleb_sandlund

Q. Is it a good idea to play as an Archer Class?

ign4life1
ign4life1

Q:Can Dark souls be beated in at least 10 hours?


psuedospike
psuedospike

QUESTION : Kevin, why isn't this a perfect 10 in your book?  Cause it's a perfect video game.

doktorvivi
doktorvivi

Q: Does the torch mechanic seem a bit pointless now that the game is much brighter than the earlier demos?

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

Still taking your questions everyone. Just make sure you put Question or Q in front so I can get it to Kevin and Carolyn. :)

caleb_sandlund
caleb_sandlund

Q. If i couldn't beat Dark Souls, can i beat Dark Souls 2?

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

Q: Is there a possibility for demon's souls 2?

jayfi33
jayfi33

Q: Can you speak to the ability to refill spells for sorcery users without resting at a bonfire? When leveling in Dark Souls it was somewhat difficult for magic users early because of the limited spell use.

KHAndAnime
KHAndAnime

Q: Kevin V, why didn't you criticize the game for having distinctly worse graphics and framerate than the previous games in the series?

GambitK
GambitK

Q: I know people are speaking about visual downgrade. Do you think the game looks same/better/worse than the first one.

darklord1294
darklord1294

Q:  Would you recommend this game to someone who has never played Dark Souls or should they go back and play Dark Souls first?

robertle519
robertle519

Q: Is the bosses a lot harder or easier

doktorvivi
doktorvivi

@GambitK Specifically, they're saying it's a distinct visual downgrade to what we were shown in trailers up to 2 months ago on how the game would look. It's probably on par with Dark Souls, but much worse than what we were shown. 

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@darklord1294  Kevin mentioned earlier that there's no content reason to do so. But the original Dark Souls is pretty amazing so you should still play it.