Posté le : 18 janvier
I have never played Demon Souls, and I play Dark Souls 2 (See my review) before I played this. I was waiting for GFWL to be gone.
After playing DS2, my first thought on DS1 was "Wow this game looks bad". I thought it was grainy and ugly and honestly had a hard time. A friend recommended I get DSFIX and some other tweaks and the game looked and ran much better after that.
This game is NOT DS2, I learned that pretty quickly. I was a cheesy ranged magic user in DS2 and in this one, I hated magic right off the bat, it was so slow. I was forced to learn melee play more than I had before. Man did I start to finally learn some mechanics I missed even after an entire playthrough of DS2. I learned how to properly roll and dodge, how to properly parry and backstab. Fun stuff. I mean I had done it before, but then crutched out on ranged combat so never had to master it.
Not to say I did not use ranged in this game. I just used a Bow to pull certain enemies and kill others. More fun than magic.CONTROL:
Again, I am doing this backwards since I played DS2 first. Once you have it down, the game controls well. It seems a lot cleaner than DS2, tighter. I did not seem to get "cheap" shotted as much. If you played DS2 first like me, you'll be fine.COMBAT:
Fluid, scary!! The enemies hit HARD, all of them, and as I said above, the control is key to getting good at the combat. Ranged piercing hits are kind of overpowered so get a weapon that does that to ease things up a bit if you are having problems.
The bosses in this game I had heard were hard. Some of them to be honest simply kicked the living crap out of me so often it is embarrassing. I am a slow learner but I don't et frustrated. Watch the boss mechanics, move around a lot, and be SMART with your blocks and stamina and all bosses become much easier. I HATED the stray dragon and all things like him (@&^*%#@&^% those things).STORY:
As with DS2, I did not follow the story much. This game is all about fighting for me. I thought DS2 had more interesting characters that followed you through the game more though. Quite possible I missed something though.WORLD:
Holy hell did I get cofused by this world. I had no clue where to go first, what to do, etc. I felt less hand held and directed than I was in DS2. I frequently went to areas that were WAY too hard for me (hellow Catacombs and Tomb!) way before I should be there. I found myself repeating areas over and over to just practice combat and build up souls for weapon immproving more that anything for a long time
Eventually I learned how the entire world links together VERY well, and it is all connected and loops together brilliantly. The fact that you can't warp around right from the start (You can later... way later for me ;P) is actually a blessing in disguise.OTHER:
I put 120+ hrs into this game before I finally beat it. If this review is anything like my DS2 one. Someone will tell me how much I suck. Well, so what if I suck. I had 120+ hours of fun and have put in 20+ more since.
I would love to see a "Collection" edition that had Demon Souls so I could play that one. Bloodborne will make me buy a PS4 simply because it is a "Dark Souls" type game.
I loved this game, I loved part 2 (I play to play a melee only DS2 run now ;P)
Go play it.