Dark Souls II - PC Preview

Check out how Dark Souls II for the PC stacks up against its console equivalents, pre-release footage, and the original Dark Souls with texture mods.

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Discussion

10 comments
crymore_noob
crymore_noob

So what is the writer saying? DS2 PC better than DS1 modded? I don't have speakers atm.. someone pls summarize this clip in a sentence..

Rovelius
Rovelius

Looks like complete garbage compared to earlier versions. Not buying until worthwile mods start showing up.


''We be developping with PC in mind first!" Pfft... my ass -_-

Sanligo
Sanligo

I just hope there will be a mod to make the lighting as good as we hoped it would be.

DuaMn
DuaMn

Looks good enough for me. That said, I had no problems with Darks Souls PC and completed it with mouse/keyboard. I used DSfix of course for higher resolution, but that was end of my problems, because I care more about gameplay and artistic quality than resolutions and frame per seconds.


Technical quality is good and all, but unless problems are not mood braking I can't care less. DS games look great from an artistic standpoint and nothing can change that. It's beautiful and fun whichever platform it's on even if higher resolution is much appreciated. 

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

So much for "PC is the lead platform"..this looks like a X360 port with increased textures. 

The lighting is godawful compared to the E3 footage. I still don't know why on earth they took it out from the PC version...to keep parity with consoles? (ancient hardware from 8 years ago?)..Come on!

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

so much spoilers...the undead rogue breaking the door as you click to open it is like one of the few traps in the game that actually achieves to catch you off-guard.  And the difference between this and the PS3 version is barely visible I swear people are wayy too nick-picky nowadays. Graphics dont make a game good. What they should fix is the ridiculous hit box,lag and the fact that anything kills you/dies in 2 hits and the broken PvP favorising magic over melee combat soooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad spells are way too OP and easy to use  it aint even fun anymore its like no matter how much points you put into vigor you will always die in 1-2 hits.  He even shows the god damn easy cheap Dragonrider death that makes this boss a real joke.  I swear the Internet is destroying every joy of gaming in this day n age.

UssjTrunks
UssjTrunks

@Sanligo There won't be, but hopefully they will be able to do something. For starters they can play around with the contrast/gamma. The game looks like Bright Souls right now. Even the darkest rooms in the game look like they have a fucking light source. Black tones are virtually non-existent in the game.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@DuaMn  You will always get 'that crowd' that will just complain regardless, and say it's trash. Game looks good and plays even better. 


That's what this series is known for. Its gameplay mechanics before all else, followed with online features, then its unique way of storytelling.


If top-of-the-line graphics is all they give a shaft about? Let them play that Halo knock-off Crysis. 


This game would have eaten them Graphic-hogs alive anyway; believe you me. 

Rovelius
Rovelius

@gameroutlawzz  What's so hard about equipping armor resilient to magic and casting Magic Barrier? Since that seems to be your achile's kneel...