Originally Posted by barrelbelly
I will spring earlier for this game than I described above. Because I loved DS1 so much. But I will wait longer to see what they do with the glitches...or whether a fatal deal breaker shows up in playthroughs on multiple sites. Question though for anyone here. How would you compare DS2 with DS1 overall and why? Was it more fun to playthrough as War or Death and why? Were the enemy bosses as diverse, comparable and difficult? Can you comment on this without any fatal spoilers?
DS2 is way better. Death "feels" better. He moves around better, better attacks. Game seems easy, even on normal, and Death's avoid manuver makes boss battles a piece of cake, partially because of enemy AI. Once they commit to something, they do not change their path, attack.
This game your leveling up is WAY better, loot is WAAAAYYYY better. World is bigger, after a couple hours, it really opens up to explore, and you will have to go back as you gain abilities to access other areas. But the fast travel is a god send as you can zip around to previous areas with ease.
You also have items that you can "feed" it other items that level it up, when it levels up you can actually pick from powers that become available on that item to further customize it to your liking, pretty slick in that respect.
Way better enemies too, always fightning something new.
Puzzles are almost idential to DS1, lots of climbing, running along walls, etc.