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How good is Dark Souls 2 as a rpg?

#1VoelgerPosted 8/13/2014 8:03:30 AM
I am wanting a RPG with controller support.

I would like fantasy setting
Openish world
Character creator/development
Fun
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#2Ticking_DeathPosted 8/13/2014 8:05:05 AM
Look elsewhere.
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#3Voelger(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2014 8:12:19 AM
What do you mean? There's no story right
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#4games_pot1Posted 8/13/2014 8:21:27 AM
^ You gotta dig deep for the story. It's kind of like life, no one really understands why they move forward, but the urge to move forward is there.
#5ClashtonnPosted 8/13/2014 8:23:25 AM
Dark Souls 2 is a great RPG. Hits all of your criteria, too. Grab it.
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#6Voelger(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2014 8:29:48 AM
Hmmm, there's risen 3. But the main character looks cheesy
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#7Guitar_Hero_GuyPosted 8/13/2014 8:34:47 AM
It's more of an action game than an RPG, but with that said, there's many options to customize your character and how they play out. It's hard to compare it to anything, because it's relatively original. I definitely recommend Dark Souls II over Risen 3, Risen 3 has very poor combat, but is more traditional as an RPG. It has leveling up that gets your learning points, which you can use to increase your skills through trainers. I will say, if you somehow saw the merits of Risen 2's combat, it would be worth it, as the world is very nice looking and atmospheric. But if you haven't played it, or value combat, I'd go with Dark Souls II.
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#8LoshadtPosted 8/13/2014 8:36:53 AM(edited)
If you want to play a Souls game do yourself a favor and play the first Dark Souls instead.
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#9Bellum_SacrumPosted 8/13/2014 8:37:15 AM
If you want character interaction, moral choices and a more sandboxy feel, go for Risen.

If you want methodical combat and exploration, go for Dark Souls.

You probably already know, but Dark Souls 2 has no pause or quicksave/quickload to carry you along the game, if that's an issue.
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#10games_pot1Posted 8/13/2014 8:39:36 AM
Save your money, buy a cheap game for $5-15 and wait for a Steam sale. Incredible games, but it will be even more rewarding when you get a 70 hour (Infinite until boredom basically) game for 10 bucks. I bought Dark Souls 2 because a friend wanted to play with me, I had a good time. Without him though it wouldn't have been as fun.