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Dark Souls II: PC screens and date

Dark Souls II: PC screens and date

The PC version of Dark Souls II gets some new screenshots along with a prologue video. The game will hit consoles on March 14 and PC on April 25.

Prologue #1

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Commented on 2014-03-06 16:46:28
Someone will say these screenshots looks like shit even on PC, or it looks like console upscaled :P

Nice CGI though.
Commented on 2014-03-06 16:48:27
Well, they look worse than DSFix screenshots of Dark Souls 1.. so I think that's fair :)

That sorta indicates to me that they're just poor screenshots though, and not entirely indicative of what we'll see.
Commented on 2014-03-06 17:09:54
Screen 3 - me wants to explore that!

Well people claiming it looks like ps2 game in screens already ate the crow after these streams last day. :D

Double dipping is strong with this one.
Commented on 2014-03-06 17:10:35
Probably poor screenshots from the company, better from users we usually see on Neogaf PC thread (even though they are downsampled).
Commented on 2014-03-06 17:12:24
I don't know how they take them, but pretty much all of the screens for Souls series looks like shit compared to actual games in motion.
Commented on 2014-03-06 17:13:51 In reply to Seth
Posted by Seth
I don't know how they take them, but pretty much all of the screens for these games looks like shit compared to actual game.
OG camera phone.
Commented on 2014-03-06 19:28:17
Looks like something from the early X360 days. Technically and artistically extremely poor.
Commented on 2014-03-06 20:33:22
these screens look like something the original xbox could do with ease.
Commented on 2014-03-06 23:42:25 In reply to r3tr0gam3r1337
Posted by r3tr0gam3r1337
these screens look like something the original xbox could do with ease.
Minus the resolution thats preety much what i was thinking :-D
Commented on 2014-03-07 00:55:41 In reply to r3tr0gam3r1337
Posted by moroboshi
Looks like something from the early X360 days. Technically and artistically extremely poor.
...Maybe wipe some of thatt cheeto dust off of your glasses man. I can agree that the game isn't amazing from a technical angle, but how the f**k can you fault it aesthetically? It looks amazing.
Posted by r3tr0gam3r1337
these screens look like something the original xbox could do with ease.
Uh, what are you smoking? Halo 2 is one of the best looking games for the Xbox that i can remember, and this is what it looks like at like double the goddamn resolution that the console puts out; http://katushka.net/torrents/00104822/screenshot_2...

Yeah man, it's almost better looking! *sigh*
Commented on 2014-03-07 05:49:37
I don't even know why ANYONE is talking about graphics in Dark Souls. DS has NEVER been about graphics. Hell, I'm admittedly a graphics whore, and I do not pay attention to the graphics in this game because that is not what DS is about. If you want to complain about graphics, go play a different game and leave this one for men to play.
Vanilla DS2 looks better than vanilla DS1. That's all the matters. If they were so lazy that it didn't look any better, then I might complain a little, but it does. The focus is gameplay and challenge. Most PS2 games, if not all, looked like garbage. They still did just fine in the hearts of many (except for mine). This one will do fine as well, without having to compete with Crysis 3 or Shadowfall for most prettyful game ever
Commented on 2014-03-07 06:23:42
Yeah, if anyone's ever played Dark Souls, they know that the graphics arent the draw, i mean blight town ran like in 15 fps haha but man oh man i am pumped for DS2. Not the highest texture/fps/stability/etc. but its gushing with atmosphere and narrative through the art design.
Commented on 2014-03-07 11:32:36 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
I don't even know why ANYONE is talking about graphics in Dark Souls. DS has NEVER been about graphics. Hell, I'm admittedly a graphics whore, and I do not pay attention to the graphics in this game because that is not what DS is about. If you want to complain about graphics, go play a different game and leave this one for men to play.
Vanilla DS2 looks better than vanilla DS1. That's all the matters. If they were so lazy that it didn't look any better, then I might complain a little, but it does. The focus is gameplay and challenge. Most PS2 games, if not all, looked like garbage. They still did just fine in the hearts of many (except for mine). This one will do fine as well, without having to compete with Crysis 3 or Shadowfall for most prettyful game ever
because this is a next gen title or is it that difficult for people to understand, if graphics are not important why is this game even coming to a next gen console, why is it people always turn to the "this game has never been about graphics excuse" when it looks as bland and lackluster as it does here, almost every developer is trying to push their games with next gen graphics while this looks like its 10 years out of date.
Commented on 2014-03-07 11:32:58
who cares about the graphics..
demon souls / dark souls .. its all about game play , if graphics are gonna affect you buying this game , this is not for you
Commented on 2014-03-07 11:46:32 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Uh, what are you smoking? Halo 2 is one of the best looking games for the Xbox that i can remember, and this is what it looks like at like double the goddamn resolution that the console puts out; http://katushka.net/torrents/00104822/screenshot_2...

Yeah man, it's almost better looking! *sigh*
you do realise how stupid you look knowing these screens are from the PC version but more to the point the original xbox could do sub HD resolutions, nice little link for you <2b2f>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_technical_specifications.
the fact remains the original xbox could have potentially produced graphics similar to these screens just you are not open to the reality of that.
Commented on 2014-03-07 12:09:27 In reply to r3tr0gam3r1337
Posted by r3tr0gam3r1337
you do realise how stupid you look knowing these screens are from the PC version but more to the point the original xbox could do sub HD resolutions, nice little link for you <4bcc>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_technical_specifications.
the fact remains the original xbox could have potentially produced graphics similar to these screens just you are not open to the reality of that.
I look stupid because i post a link to a picture that i even state outright looks better than the console version? Yeah makes sense brah. I know the original Xbox did sub HD resolutions. All games supported 480i, or Standard Definition if you will. A lot of games also supported 480p which for the time was great. Then you have some complete shite that supports 720 and looks none the better for it, and like 3 games that do 1080i and look like complete garbage, including stellar titles like Atari Anthology and MX Unleashed.

No, the only one looking like a complete retard in this scenario is you for claiming that the original xbox could produce a game even close to the graphical fidelity of Dark Souls 2. And again, i don't think DS2 is that impressive technically, but saying that this: http://screens.latestscreens.com/pc/screenshots/ha...

and this: http://www.cinemablend.com/images/gallery/s62383/D...

looks like it's on the same hardware, or that the hardware that produced the former could also produce the later is the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. In the last 7-8 years you have clearly forgotten what games looked like on the original xbox. Now stop embarrassing yourself and stop posting bullshit.

Also it's not coming to next gen consoles, it's coming to 360/PS3 and PC.
Commented on 2014-03-07 12:50:09 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I look stupid because i post a link to a picture that i even state outright looks better than the console version? Yeah makes sense brah. I know the original Xbox did sub HD resolutions. All games supported 480i, or Standard Definition if you will. A lot of games also supported 480p which for the time was great. Then you have some complete shite that supports 720 and looks none the better for it, and like 3 games that do 1080i and look like complete garbage, including stellar titles like Atari Anthology and MX Unleashed.

No, the only one looking like a complete retard in this scenario is you for claiming that the original xbox could produce a game even close to the graphical fidelity of Dark Souls 2. And again, i don't think DS2 is that impressive technically, but saying that this: http://screens.latestscreens.com/pc/screenshots/ha...

and this: http://www.cinemablend.com/images/gallery/s62383/D...

looks like it's on the same hardware, or that the hardware that produced the former could also produce the later is the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. In the last 7-8 years you have clearly forgotten what games looked like on the original xbox. Now stop embarrassing yourself and stop posting bullshit.

Also it's not coming to next gen consoles, it's coming to 360/PS3 and PC.
ill just pretend i haven't seen any of your other comments that are somewhat childish but i can think of a fair few games from the 6th gen that looked way better than halo 2 (lol and you say i forgot about games that far back), here we go "Black, Soul Calibur 2, half life 2, forza motor sport", the list goes on, regardless of this being on 7th gen hardware there is no excuse now that they haven't got used to the hardware but worst of all is that these screens are from the PC, if the PC in question was a P4 with a riva TNT 2 120mb graphics card then fair play to them but who still games on such out dated hardware, oh and just in case you forgot "Soul Calibur 2" could run at 720p on the original Xbox provided it was a US console using a component HD cable.

the original xbox already produced graphics beyond the fidelity of Dark Souls 2 just it looks more like you are the one forgetting the 6th gens games.
Commented on 2014-03-07 12:58:57
Nope, you are just being blatantly ignorant. The games you mentioned, i have played them all, in fact i still have my original xbox right here, with black ready to roll. It looks nowhere near as good. It looks very nice for the hardware, but you are just ignoring the leap in hardware between xbox and 360. Texture resolutions, shaders, polycounts and animations are all by far more complex in Dark Souls than they are in ANY xbox game. That's just the truth of it. You can say it as many times as you like, doesn't make it true. Post me video or screens that show how amazing these games look then please. Cause i sure don't see it in any of the videos or screens i look at.

Also the team making Dark Souls 2 is not a big AAA team. This is a smaller niche game, you can't really expect it to have the production values of Tomb Raider or The Last of Us. Again, i'm not syaing it looks amazing, but the Xbox comparison is something you could only say if you are completely technically inept and know nothing about 3d-graphics.
Commented on 2014-03-07 19:22:17
It's about atmosphere more importantly and the graphics look in keeping with that. And the killer gameplay of course
Commented on 2014-03-07 19:43:06 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Uh, what are you smoking? Halo 2 is one of the best looking games for the Xbox that i can remember, and this is what it looks like at like double the goddamn resolution that the console puts out; http://katushka.net/torrents/00104822/screenshot_2...

Yeah man, it's almost better looking! *sigh*
lol.. people have warped memories..
Posted by r3tr0gam3r1337
the original xbox already produced graphics beyond the fidelity of Dark Souls 2 just it looks more like you are the one forgetting the 6th gens games.
No it didn't.
Commented on 2014-03-07 21:21:30 In reply to GriftGFX
At this stage it sounds more like he is being willfully dishonest to bash DS2, but yeah. People do spout some really dumb stuff.
Commented on 2014-03-07 21:33:21
You'd think a "retro gamer" would remember what old games look like.
Commented on 2014-03-07 21:59:35
If you want to critique graphics go to games that sell over 30 million copies...not mentioning names...

Demon's Souls and Dark Souls (you better be thanking Sony for helping financing the inital idea) were never about graphics so all this graphics and framerate whining is really lame, it sounds like people who don't really buy brand new games and don't even play them to complete and to build skills.

Specially when the people who DO ACTUALLY BUY and PLAY only talk about their experiences, not whiny sand is coarse and it gets everywhere, everywhere.

And PC??

PC has hardware that cannot be fairly compared...can you use a 2005 and 2006 high end PC to still play these games better than X360 and PS3??

Plus you need to give time and funds to From Software so that they can consider the notion of making a sequel or new versions on the current gen hardware...games still take time and money to make...no use making them if people are not buying hardware.
Commented on 2014-03-08 01:05:04
I know DS is not loved because of the graphics... but man, why even release such fugly screens?
Commented on 2014-03-08 04:28:38 In reply to prdelator
Posted by prdelator
I know DS is not loved because of the graphics... but man, why even release such fugly screens?
thing with the DS is you know it's not a graphics power house but when you are dealing with tech that is more than able to deliver quality graphics you kind of expect to see quality graphics, people moaning about graphics don't matter im sure they would soon be forwarding complaints if a resident evil game was brightly lit so you could see the enemy's removing the suspense generated by dark scary graphics or making the graphics so bland it remove the atmosphere generated from the environments, i wonder how many people would have complained if "the last of us" used the same graphics in these screen shots, it seams some people think graphics just means resolution when there is more to it than that.
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