Sayonara, You Are Dead - Dark Souls II Gameplay Demo

Dark Souls II had a huge line at Tokyo Game Show 2013, and we jumped straight to the front to bring you this demo! PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we were unable to capture direct audio for this demo.

Discussion

40 comments
Carrig90
Carrig90

Nice Tunes ! make a list to know them :D

push88
push88

The guy playing is obnoxiously bad.  Oh well.  

onyxdragon7
onyxdragon7

The #1 game I am looking forward to in the near future.  I absolutely love the Souls series!  Demon's Souls was one of the most innovative games of it's time.  Can't wait to delve into DS2!!!!

666Rich666
666Rich666

wow this looks amazing... but the guy playing fuckin SUCKS

BocaJr23
BocaJr23

One thing you need know about the Souls series. If you don't know the path, please SHIELD UP.

radikel
radikel

Can someone explain to me why there is no Collector's/Black Armor editions for the 'PC'????????

Restivus
Restivus

It's looking good, I might say even a bit better than the previous demo reveal by the From Software reps.

It looks to me like they are still tweaking the character animations. The main character still looks a little floaty as he walks. Remember old video game engines with third person over-the-shoulder views that couldn't get the concept of footsteps firmly planting into the ground as the character moved? It seems this new DSII game engine suffers from it -- let's hope they remove the roller skates from the boots before final release.

Angeal_Grave
Angeal_Grave

Ok I understand that this guy might be new to the series but seriously? He tried to pass by the guy at the doorway by rolling into him.


zach9054
zach9054

oh my god that guy was terrible at it. why didnt you just put the camera on the guy playing beside him?

GunEye
GunEye

Nothing new here.. after 2 great games, you need to start making changes and further progress.. I have spotted nothing unique or fresh in this demo video. I hope this will change when the game comes out.

Is this game coming to PC for sure? will it be a bad port-job like DS was???

Edit: who is the chick in the end :D?

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

i hope that's the demon/dark souls hybird i always wanted !!

razdolbay
razdolbay

Wow, this guys suck at playing DS. Can`t wait to get my hands on this!

pyro1245
pyro1245

Don;t you know how to dark souls, guy?!

gnartes
gnartes

the day the beta be released to fans all over the world, this gameplay videos will be far better than this.... this guy has no careful at all with this kind of build..

snikeyeah
snikeyeah

This game's gonna be a blast! 

Gotta love Demon's Souls OST!

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. I cannot wait for an actual challenge again!

_TheJoker_
_TheJoker_

Has this guy ever played DS before? Because he sucks at it.

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

this looks f**** awesome and at the same time f*** hard too, more than 1 for the look of the video. Cant wait to play this game and pre-order my pc version (when it cames out -.- )

sadly the guy playing the demo is not very good at dark souls...

SoulxReaperx366
SoulxReaperx366

@push88 Well he's not a pro by any stretch, but you need to take into account the fact that enemies can basically stunlock you and it is almost impossible to not get hit more than once now, it punishes you much more than it did before.

radikel
radikel

@Restivus 

At which point in the video did the running animations look floaty to you?

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@Angeal_Grave Maybe he thought he was playing bowling. It's easy to confuse the two.

inversepolarity
inversepolarity

@GunEye Their games are great so far... looks like the devs are just perfecting an awesome formula which doesn't need changing but they're just expanding upon which is fine by me... Similar sort of game I loved was Ninja Gaiden and look at how that series was ruined :(

moonlightwolf01
moonlightwolf01

@slayerSS-3 Give the guy a break it could well be his first time playing. Also from what I've head from someone who's actually had a chance to play the beta this game might actually be even more hardcore than dark souls.

Restivus
Restivus

@radikel @Restivus It looks to me, and maybe it's just me, that when the character is running his feet are skating a bit, esp. when against the tiled floors. I understand that for good game control the char has to be very responsive to turning (and when turning he goes full James Brown lard emitting shoes mode).

I'll add that this is a very minor quibble! The game looks awesome, the new shadow effects look great, the enemy animations look great. The game hasn't gone hollow on us yet.

moonlightwolf01
moonlightwolf01

@inversepolarity @GunEye Actually there's plenty new but the changes are not the kind of things you'd see just from watching the demo. Refinements to the way your stats effect  movement, casting speed and such help making classes like the sorcerer more viable. Also multiplayer is a much bigger deal in this game, (hence the beta) being hollow wont protect you from invasion anymore and covenants are going to have more involvement and just generally kick more ass in multiplayer interactions.

radikel
radikel

@Restivus 

Perhaps, its unclear especially with the cape flowing and blocking the view(awesome btw). This was medium speed run, which is quite similar to DkS, perhaps it will feel more solid on light equip burden. 

OFten times things seem different when viewed compared to when you are controlling the char. Not saying ur wrong, but lets see. One thing though, they have used mo-cap extensively, and if anything, FromSoft have shown us, that they take smooth crisp animations seriously, so i think we can heave a collective sigh of relief!!!! :)

Sword403
Sword403

Agree. Its a good formula and its too early to change.