I know i’m a bit late to the party, I just recently got Dark Souls 2 SOTFS (Scholar Of The First Sin) on Steam. To start off, I am a big Dark Souls fan. I love Dark Souls 2 SOTFS, and the series in general, although Dark souls has its drawbacks that are moderately frustrating at times.
Dark souls 2/SOTFS.. it is a brutal experience, you may have heard from a lot of people that Dark Souls as a whole is a extremely difficult game. Dark souls 2/SOTFS is filled chock full of rage-inducing fights and moments where you think you are gonna win and then….. SPLAT. “You Died” The words that appear on your screen moments after death, dont weep yet though, all those souls you had are still there, you just have one shot to collect them.if you die they are gone. A new soul retrieval will appear in its place and the process startsd all over again. You also have your health cut down everytime you die, although using humanity will fix it… temporarily.
Combat is pretty great in this game, you may not realize it, but Dark Souls has almost perfect hitboxes. All those times you died when you didnt see the enemy hit you, they actually hit you, i didnt believe it myself either, but the weapon reach in this game is very dangerous to your opponent or vice versa.
Character Creation and Classes are probably my favorite features. I usually play as a Deprived so i have full control over my class. Other options include Warrior, Knight, Swordsman, Bandit, Cleric, Sorcerer, and Explorer.
Unlike Dark Souls 3, In Dark Souls 2/SOTFS, the repair system is used a lot, you need to be paying attention to item information as it could save your life. I actually ran through an area before with completely broken armor, and believe me, it was not fun.
I dont really care for Coop in Dark Souls 2/SOTFS as most people like to troll. Coop is kinda garbage in my opinion. Phantom summons work just fine.
The game itself is very big in terms of world size. With yons of bosses as well as tons of secrets to find and the plethora of uniquely styled locations and areas.
This game has multiple New Game + modes, from NG+ all the way to New game +10 and beyond. i dontknow how much changes happen in each NG+ but i cant wait to find out.
All in all, there is tons of content and almost limitless replayability.
I highly recommend this game to anyone who loves difficult ARPGs.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more reviews.