Dark Souls II will protect 'core' experiences

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    Dark Souls II will protect 'core' experiences

    Post by MrMan on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:07 pm

    Some new info on GameSpot...

    Fans worried about Dark Souls II straying too far from the original game have reason to relax. Producer Hidetaka Miyazaki said in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (via Polygon) that From Software will protect core experiences in the sequel.

    "If we're going to announce this as a sequel to Dark Souls then I think there's certainly a core that we need to protect," Miyazaki said. "I'm talking about how we think about the difficulty level and how you achieve things in-game; about the concepts behind the mechanics and level design."

    +more at http://uk.gamespot.com/news/dark-souls-ii-will-protect-core-experiences-6401826
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    Post by MasterofShadows on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:12 pm

    I've read this before, and as obsessed as this community is about any new info on Dark Souls 2, I wouldn't be surprised if most here have already seen it too. Unfortunately, many here have now staunchly committed themselves to the doom and gloom perspective, so I don't think even the words of Miyazaki himself are going to be enough to bring comfort to them until they've seen the game itself in action. Its understandable though, when you think about how much this game means to the community.

    As for me, I feel perfectly comfortable in seeing how FROM intends on protecting the core design philosophy of the series while still making the necessary improvements.


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    Post by The Letter X on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:13 pm

    More reassurance, awesome.


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    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:20 pm

    Not when his words don't really jive with eachother. Without more info, exect the worst, be very vocal about what you would like to see, hope for the best.

    EDIT: Alright, why was that downrepped? Explain how that is worthy of a -1


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    Post by ChizFreak on Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:02 am

    Forum Pirate wrote:Not when his words don't really jive with eachother. Without more info, exect the worst, be very vocal about what you would like to see, hope for the best.

    EDIT: Alright, why was that downrepped? Explain how that is worthy of a -1

    I really believe that he didn't like leaving Dark Souls II, but he is still part of From, and as such he supports his friends/partners, THAT is exactly why I'm not sure whether or not it's true. I mean I'm not doubting DkS II will be hard, I just think that maybe it will not be hard the same way Dark Souls was.

    PS: Here have a +1.


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    Post by ComaPrison on Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:51 am

    Let's see what kind of lovely comments there are in that article's comments section... and welcome to the future of the Souls series!

    firstfist:

    That is kind of what I took away from the article yesterday. Seems to me they are talking about adding a tutorial at the beggining, and a difficulty slider. Not a big deal.

    Hopefully my impressions were correct.


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    Post by carlucio on Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:32 am

    What is a core experience in Dark souls is so controversial that we spent the last two weeks debating it, that statement means nothing to those who are worried.
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    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:09 am

    This is at least reassurance to a degree, the core to me is realistic combat, difficult bosses, hard to figure story and quite intimidating level design.

    Sounds good to me.


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    Post by MasterofShadows on Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:40 pm

    carlucio wrote:What is a core experience in Dark souls is so controversial that we spent the last two weeks debating it, that statement means nothing to those who are worried.

    From that same Interview:

    Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls are notoriously unforgiving games with a rich dark atmosphere and overbearing sense of loneliness and foreboding. Addressing the concerns of fans that Dark Souls 2 might lose some of the things that made the previous games so appealing, Miyazaki assured that Dark Souls 2 would remain true to the series. “It’s been announced as a sequel to Dark Souls, so there is definitely a core element that must be preserved.” Miyazaki said.“The difficulty and sense of achievement, the action base, level design concept and so forth. But I feel that also means that aside from such core elements, the rest can be left to the director’s discretion.”

    But of course, this still won't be good enough for some.


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    Post by Forum Pirate on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:03 pm

    Thanks Chiz. Logic is apparently bad now, lol.

    As I said, I hope its awesome, however being unconcerned about a series I enjoy (especially one published by namco) in the era of samey action game cashins isn't unreasonable, and only by voicing our concerns can they be addressed.


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    Post by Sloth9230 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:32 pm

    What Dark Souls 2 needs is ... a Hitler Rant about accessibility and what not. I think It would be hilarious. That way concerns could be voiced, while taking jabs at noobs and future gankers, in a humorous manner. big grin

    Forum: it seems someone out there has it out for you lol


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    Post by Forum Pirate on Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:04 pm

    Yeah, that happens sometimes to the more.......opinionated or frequent members, even when they use sound logic. Its the perils of an anonymous rep systems and petty grudges. If its just the 1 though, he's out of down reps for today.


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    Post by MasterofShadows on Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:34 pm

    Sloth9230 wrote:What Dark Souls 2 needs is ... a Hitler Rant about accessibility and what not. I think It would be hilarious. That way concerns could be voiced, while taking jabs at noobs and future gankers, in a humorous manner. big grin

    LOL, that would be absolutely hilarious. If I had the time, I'd do it myself. Even if its not the Hitler rant, it's a matter of time before the equivalent comes out.


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    Post by Sloth9230 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:41 pm

    MasterofShadows wrote:
    Sloth9230 wrote:What Dark Souls 2 needs is ... a Hitler Rant about accessibility and what not. I think It would be hilarious. That way concerns could be voiced, while taking jabs at noobs and future gankers, in a humorous manner. big grin

    LOL, that would be absolutely hilarious. If I had the time, I'd do it myself. Even if its not the Hitler rant, it's a matter of time before the equivalent comes out.

    I saw one for Dark Souls, no offense to whoever made it but... WORST HITLER RANT... EVER!(at least that I've seen)


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