Feedbackula - Dark Souls II Graphical Grumble

Dark Souls II is great fun to play, but is it nice to look at? Shockingly, not all of our commenters agree on the matter.

Discussion

272 comments
kingpounder
kingpounder

Btw: Offical (old) News from the Devs about the Downgrade in a Statement to MCV !

**Dark Souls 2 developer From Software has stepped forward to address backlash over its alleged downgrading of the RPG’s visuals, following claims that the studio made the game look better than it does in trailers and screenshots.**

Do People really accept to get hose/diss like this ?

kingpounder
kingpounder

Ahyey i really like your Show but sometimes take off your f****in pink Glasses, if you buy a Chickenburger would you accept a Fishburger on delivery ? It was a lie from the beginning and you cant do that. I can understand that From Soft hasnt the Manpower and the Money either to realise the preshown Footage but that was the wrong way. Let the People buy and change all Informations, Trailers and Screenshots on release because they doesnt reflect the product anymore. The Graphics are only the bad taste of this Story, like it was for Colonial Marines with the exception, Souls Games have much much more Fans where many still wearing their pink Glasses,

Gamers get lied and scammed since the first Console War started, the way Companies trick out their Customers goes consistently cheekier. They promised that preshown Footages will be actual Game Visual (there are enough proofs for that). Screenshots and Trailer where deleted or changed on the "release" Day with flags like "Provisional" (after the Game was released). Im not a Lawyer but im really sure that this is against Law. 

Also promised PC was lead Platform (proofen) ? lie, 8 Year old last gen Consoles (lead Platform) still hold back PC and next gen Consoles. Why the hell Developer still do Games for this massive outdated Hardware and what do you think how People feel if they release Dark Souls 2 on XB1 and PS4 with this improved Visuals ? Where even their this gen is outdated against PC Hardware, it was already outdated more then a year ago.

Atleast we can refund our Games ? but why should we ? People should get for what they payed, People should get what was promised to them. Atleast in my world are promises still important and i talk the truth and dont lie to People no matter for what Reason.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Resident Evil 6 is a solid 6 out of ten, even WITH all the QTE's So yes, it IS still a "thing"

seven7swords
seven7swords

Please don't cancel Feedbackula! It's my favorite show on Gamespot... :(

ringringabel
ringringabel

noooooo plz don't cancel this show it's the best GS show ever!!

Wensea10
Wensea10

What should really be talked about is how difficult the video game is.

XCyberForceX
XCyberForceX

"Y U DO DIS!!"  RLOL that was so funny!  Thank you, you made my day.


On a more serious note:

Sorry to see feedbackula leave but I have a distinct feeling that Johnny really didn't like the show after a while.  Listening to so many rude, ill-mannered, inconsiderate, boorish, unenlightened, and ill-bred individuals is enough to stretch one's santiy.


Good job gamespot.  I seen this show grow and become rather entertaining over time.  Thanks for the laughs!

obsequies
obsequies

well..it happened. Was a good idea. Definitely don't argue in the comments anymore 

darkljolly
darkljolly

To be honest other than the the game being locked on "Hard difficulty" its pretty crappy in every other aspect.  Messy Story, Monotonous Gameplay, Fugly Graphics, Rough Animation  etc. Take away dark souls permanent hard mode and put it on normal mode and you got an extremely mediocre game. Its challenge is the only thing that 'saves it'

smooth77
smooth77

noooooooooooooooooooooo johnnnnnyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Renoo27
Renoo27

I don't get the negativity. I've been playing Dark Souls II for a week now and it looks great to me. Maybe it's because I played the beta and set my expectations to what I saw from that. 

sephsplace
sephsplace

This is the only show I care about.... god damn it!

EliOli
EliOli

NNNOOOOoooo!!!


This is my favorite show on GS.  I was laughing so hard every time you said "What are they going to do, cancel the show?"  Right until you said they were really canceling the show Johnny. 


I'm sad to see this show end.  I know it's because you feel the need to wrap it up and try something new, not because you actually offended anyone.  Maybe you could have it come back as a special every once and awhile instead, if you don't want to do it weekly anymore.


In any case, wishing you the best Johnny.  It was great while it lasted.  Hope to see something new from you coming down the pike soon.

Trident001
Trident001

Don't cancel the show. FeedBackula is awesome!! It is my personal goal to make it on this show. Although I really don't have negative things to say and obviously nothing intelligent either. DO NOT CANCEL!!!!!!!!!

tom2750
tom2750

You're cancelling feedbackula you monsters!!! this is like the only show i watch and i was so proud when i finally made it on an episode now all i will use game spot for is reviews, news and trolling owners of the Xbox 720p i don't know why you guys are doing this? i suspect Microsoft is behind it somehow oh well i better pick my game up so i can make it on the last episode

Go32111
Go32111

Damn..I'm sad to see this show go. One of the best things gamespot has to offer.

slainta
slainta

What?! GS is canceling Feedbackula?! It was the only worthy thing in this website!! I sure don't care about its crappy reviews. Damn it!

tibizord
tibizord

i'm gonna miss you guys. thanks for all the laughs and for teaching me the value of toast.

ignore78
ignore78

i love dark souls.  its the most perfect game of my life! it makes me feel more alive( by dying all the time=) )     its dark!  and it has soul!    DARK SOULS!        it keeps you on your toes, and makes you curious what will happend next, or what you will find..

gouveia
gouveia

your really canceling feedbackula? this is the show that keeps me coming back to gamestop.

dont do it because there will be a need of a feedbackula because of the cancelation of feedbackula... fu*k just got stroke

McGregor
McGregor

Well, that sucks. Is it that users are getting upset? Or that they are just sick of doing the show? Maybe it's because they are trying to create a better image for the company.

Burvis916
Burvis916

Calling it now. The last episode of Feedbackula will be about Gamespot cancelling Feedbackula.

oflow
oflow

wow Feedbackula is ending. It was the only reason to even come to GS anymore.

Auth
Auth

looks like shit. waiting to see what how the PC looks. b4 i buy

Verenti
Verenti

Two things:


Firstly, Gamespot can't very well complain about the tedium of the console wars when it stokes those very same fires locally by posting every non-story where someone even remotely aligned with either "side" said something that can be even vaguely construed as a comment against their "opponents". Either choose to senationalise every drop of "news" or complain. To do both looks disingenuous.

Second, I've watched every single episode of Feedbackula and am sorry to see the show go... partially so. I think it ran its course, but thanks for the free entertainment. I've enjoyed watching. BRING BACK START/SELECT. Kidnap Jane and make her do episodes again if you have to. Or... not? I mean she's doing pretty well in producing Start/Select sort of quality already.

Thanks for the fun times, Johnny. I'm looking forwards to what you do next.

harrumble
harrumble

Also, your beard is lop-sided, Johnny. Pop that in your feedback pipe and smoke it.

harrumble
harrumble

Hey Gamespot, I've got some Feedbackula for you: your new(ish) video player SUCKS. Seriously, sort it out.

jonnyb81
jonnyb81

Either you like it or you don't.  I'm a big fan of the series and I'm enjoying this game quite a bit. If you don't like it, don't play it.  I won't miss you.  

FakeMythology
FakeMythology

A lovely game if I say so myself I will not disguise my absolute love of this series but the Hardware is 8 years old folks its still looks great and great graphics do not mean a good game. If you would like to discuss these things further I am trying to start a blog/community to discuss these things so please follow if the mood strikes you.


Kyrylo
Kyrylo

Im bothered that FROM actually screwed their fans on consoles and cattered to bunch of crybabies on PC, who were whining about fist game every since it release. 

SilentAssassin
SilentAssassin

Anybody just looking at graphics are simple minded.  Dark Souls 2 has layers of greatness.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Why do people want to play a "casual console" game?

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

The only people grumbling are the players who are bad and butthurt they can't get past a certain boss. Or PC players who couldn't get past Ornstein and Smough. Lol

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

Everyone who played a souls game yet, wont buy DS2 for the graphics, but ofr the gameplay.


The PC Version will look much better, thats why i wont buy PS3 or X360 Versions.

Dark Souls was runnign with bad fps in some areas, its good they downgraded graphics for better fps on consoles, but PC will be the best - i hope the waiting wont take to long ;-)


aldiggy
aldiggy

I was born in '78. Gaming for me started on CGA computers and before that Coleco vision. To me graphics don't make a game, gameplay and depth does.

terrariafan247
terrariafan247

If people bitch about a game's graphics so much that they don't want to play it, they are not really gamers. They should just go and watch a film, at least it will look pretty...

Gen007
Gen007

idk what people expected it looks pretty much in line with the first two games actually maybe even better which is good considering its on the same hardware and the pc version is a straight up port so people really should have expected a huge difference there besides the usual high resolution and aa stuff like that.

DeadorRock
DeadorRock

Everyone keeps saying "it's not about the graphics, it's all about gameplay" but seriously, they really fucked the graphics up, specially in the lighting department. It turned out to be drastically different from the reveal trailer. Hell, even some mechanics are now pointless because of it. Torches played a big role in the reveal trailer, you couldn't see shit in those pitch black rooms. But in the retail game, you actually don't need torches at all! You can see everything just fine without them.

The game is still amazing, but it's not the game they advertised it to be. Watch_Dogs is in the spotlight for its downgraded graphics, so why reviewers didn't even mention it in their reviews? Why GameSpot is not making a big deal out of it? I would really like some answers from Bamco/From.

Example: http://i.minus.com/i3i2R2WWxhYry.gif

PC version better show Dark Souls II in its full glory.

voldo25
voldo25

@Kyrylo  You dont know what you're talking about. You do realize that the hardware "inside" ps3 and xbox are 8 years old. Why would they inviest all that time into making the game look good on old hardware when that time could be spent making it optimized for more current hardware. Stop crying and get a gaming PC or wait till its released on PS4 or Xbox 1


LancerVI
LancerVI

@aldiggy  I was born before you and started on hercules / monochrome. I absolutely agree.


Since when was Demons Souls / Dark Souls about graphics?? Gameplay, Gameplay, Gameplay.


....and about the old days; a lot of the games, that were done right back then, I still play to this day: Ultima Series, Darklands, X-Wing, Tie Fighter, etc. The gameplay is what counts and for these titles, they stand the test of time. In my estimation, Dark Souls will too.

push88
push88

@DeadorRock  It's not going to.  Go on Steam and see for yourself.  All the trailers with the old lighting are gone.  The whole game looks grey and washed out.  But hey,  better frame rates!  Lol

push88
push88

@DeadorRock  I won't be opening my PC copy until I read the reviews to see if they fixed it.  If not, I will be returning my copy.  No point in keeping really.

push88
push88

@voldo25 @Kyrylo  The PC version is not going to fix the problems with that game.  The Mirror Knight I fought at Comic Con with all his lightning and special effects is gone for good and I'm really pissed off about it.  Go back and watch that old footage again.  You can see all kinds of cool effects happening in that demo. Like when your character hits the Mirror Knight you see this spark and flash I guess you could call it.  You can see the rain splashing off his body, all the lightning he shoots from his sword, when you kill an enemy they fall and there is a cloud of black smoke with what looks like electricity flowing through it after they die.  It was VERY impressive and running at a steady frame rate too.  The PC is NOT going to add all that stuff.  No way.  I'm calling it.

NorseLax09
NorseLax09

@LancerVI @aldiggy  Oh man, X-Wing and Tie Fighter were awesome! I still have the cd-rom versions and load them up on dos-box from time to time. 

push88
push88

@SingletreeAve  Hi.  Hey listen.  I hate to say it but, I think I'm going to win the bet.  Reason being, if you go on Steam you can see the trailers for Dark Souls 2 on PC.  All the old trailers with the dynamic lighting and special effects were removed.  It basically looks like the same game the put out on PS3 with that god awful, flat, gray lighting with the exception of better frame rates and textures.  I want to cry right now.

push88
push88

@SingletreeAve God, I hope you're right.  I really, really, really, hope you're right.  Because that Mirror Knight fight I played at Comic Con sure was cool.  To think that that is possibly gone forever?  I'm having a hard time accepting that.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

@push88 @voldo25@KyryloYou're on.  I'm calling that the PC version does have enhanced effects.  I'm sure it wasn't an option for last gen consoles platforms.  It is not unusual for PC versions of games to have graphical enhancements over console platforms.  Go try to enable the TressFx option in the Xbox Tombraider or Physx in PS Borderlands 2.