Retro Gaming 10’s- Dark Souls II: (2014)

The Dark Souls series is something that casual gamers have grown quite fond of during the 10’s after it started back in 2011. Following, the release of the very first game within series we got to see a sequel entitled Dark Souls II which was developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandi Namco Games. Dark Souls II was an action role-playing game from the PS3/Xbox 360 era of gaming which mainly stands out from other installments within the series for being very difficult. Despite, many people’s complaints on how hard Dark Souls II turned out to be the game was praised by critics for a variety of different reasons. Dark Souls II had many strong positives which involved its level designs, dark atmosphere, PvP along with the fact that it would provide players with at least 60 hours of gameplay. Even though, Dark Souls II was a commercial success reaching at least 2.5 million in sales within a year; the Bloodborne game from 2015 which had the same developer was arguably a much better action role-playing game. Even though, Dark Souls II was considered to be hard it was not on the same level in terms of difficulty as Seikro: Shadows Die Twice from 2019.

Dark Souls II had a compelling storyline with a class system that included various ranks such as: Warrior, Explorer, Sorcerer, Cleric, Deprived, Bandit, Swordsman and Knight. The game also had about 32 different bosses and various types of weapons that players could gain access to throughout the game. Despite, not being considered the best entry within its series Dark Souls II is considered to be an underrated gem. While 2014, was not necessarily the best year for gaming as it related to the 10’s decade; Dark Souls II was one of the few games that stood out in ‘14 along with the likes of Destiny and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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