Did Namco mislead fans with early Dark Souls 2 footage?

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Posted 4:34pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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Did Namco mislead fans with early Dark Souls 2 footage?
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Posted 4:34pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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Meanwhile on PC......
Posted 4:44pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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Do these fans consider the fact that its on 10 year old hardware? Do they get a car from 2004 and get mad at how it doesn't take them to space?
Posted 4:44pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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Its not out on PC.
Posted 4:45pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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"Industry Forum"? haha. It's a forum with SOME people from the industry, no?
Posted 5:01pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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I think the issues is that several areas were designed to be 'too dark to see' and require the use of a torch so the player didn't walk off a ledge. The sconces are an obvious holdover from this as is the starter area. Right now the fixed torches are an odd addition to a rather brightly areas. Presumably the first plan was to make it so you had to light these to progress.

whether FROM thought that gameplay too annoying or frustrating (eg for characters that rolled a shield user) or more likely the engine couldn't handle it I'd like to know. It seems like a last minute change as numerous dull broad corridors with winding paths and unnecessary sconces make obvious. It's most glaring in the tutorial area but other areas have also drastically changed leading may to suspect that the 'beta' was actually run on a vertical slice that was no longer representative of the bigger game.

It's not that DS2 is a bad game but it is not the game that many believed it would be or that FROM is still sending out publicity stills/videos for
Posted 5:08pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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To be honest the graphics on Demons Souls and Dark Souls are not the reason why the games are good. Both games are quite shoddy graphically in many parts, but I'll take great gameplay and atmosphere over graphics any day of the week.
Posted 5:39pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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This is standard now. Aliens, Watchdogs being the two that spring to mind. They are running on old consoles but that does not give developers the right to create unrealistic preview 'bullshots' Its achieves nothing but pissing off gamers when the actual title releases anyway. Oh and it makes the developers look dodgy for doing it. I think they do it to create buzz for the game but im not sure it pays off in the long run given the bad press that ultimately comes from this practice.
Posted 6:42pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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How I chuckled. What you expect from a 10 year old piece of hardware? The preview videos may be from the PC version, but it's still "the game" Smile Oh I love being a PC gamer.
Posted 6:58pm on Thu 13 March 2014
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It's not that I'm upset about the graphics, it's that they sold me a product I didn't get. If you want to sell me graphics that are worse than the 1st Dark Souls, fine. The game is still good but don't try to sell me lobster and then serve me mudcrab.
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