#1 Posted by Timing (622 posts) -

Here's a new preview from PlayStation Access.

Shows off some of the classes and weapons again and also the full Mirror Knight battle. It all looks more polished than the last time video of this was released, so I'm beginning to get more hopeful.

#2 Posted by pyrodactyl (2190 posts) -

I don't want to look at this but I CAN'T LOOK AWAY.

#3 Posted by JJBSterling (199 posts) -

I've avoided seeing anything from Dark Souls II, but I decided to take a peek at a couple seconds of the video.

Yup. Looks like Dark Souls, super excited.

#4 Edited by weegieanawrench (1941 posts) -

It's gorgeous! I am so pumped for this.

The Mirror Knight puts down that shield for a considerable length of time. I wonder if he's invincible during that period or I'd imagine he's pretty easy to kill.

EDIT: The video answered my question immediately after I wrote that.

#5 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

This is from months ago.

#6 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3431 posts) -

Very exciting!!

#7 Posted by Timing (622 posts) -
@jz said:

This is from months ago.

It's not. The Mirror Knight so far had only been seen from off-screen footage captured at public events, not been shown off in any official video or direct-feed footage like in this preview. Also, while some of the areas are the same as those shown off previously, if you look at the lighting and stair walking animations this is obviously a newer, more polished build of the game than was previously shown in official footage.

Also the video was posted today.

#8 Edited by StrainedEyes (1326 posts) -

I am impressed with how good the game looks. Much more polished than the first game.

#9 Posted by Elyhaym (229 posts) -

Man, the graphical quality seems leaps ahead of what was shown earlier, especially the lighting in the Mirror Knight fight. Cannot wait to see how this looks on PC!

#10 Edited by probablytuna (3732 posts) -

Man, I just can't look away.... It looks so great.

#11 Posted by Nasar7 (2731 posts) -

My takeaways:

1. very fluid animations/higher frame rate

2. awesome new backstab animations

3. Re-emphasis on weapon styles a la Demon's

4. Cape physics

5. Still Dark Souls

#12 Edited by AMyggen (3342 posts) -

Fuck, why do I keep spoiling the game for myself by watching these videos?!

#13 Posted by JackSukeru (5922 posts) -

It is weird how smooth some of the movement looks. It's gonna take some time to get used to for sure.

I just love how the sorcerer looks. That cape, that hood.. that gnarly-ass spellcasting twig. It all looks frikn' badass. I've settled on my starting "class" for sure.

#14 Posted by faustyn (615 posts) -

Wow! Everything looks amazing (dat lighting). March can't come soon enough for sure :o I just wish that someone who actually knows how to play video games showed this one off. It's like the 3rd or maybe 4th video of DS2 I've seen, and every single one of them was just awful, play style wise. Rolling into attacks, not hitting anything or healing in super dumb moments. Also, people are still saying that Dark Souls is a SUPER HARD GAME? Ugh. (It's not, especially in NG and I bet that 99% of people that are saying that DS is mental, haven't actually touched NG+). Whatever though, amazing video and I'm suuuper excited :D!

btw. what's up with Classes? They're just like in the first game, right (by that I mean that you don't really have to care about them because you can spec however you want)?

#15 Edited by JZ (2125 posts) -

@timing: well 90% of it is from the network test months ago.

#16 Edited by MB (12741 posts) -

I can't believe how good it looks compared to previous footage I've seen.

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#17 Posted by Xymox (2107 posts) -

Kind of worried now actually. Reeeally didn't like the spazzy shadows in the video. Perhaps it's better when you're actually playing...

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#18 Posted by 49th (2785 posts) -

Woooow, this looks really good. I have to start playing Dark Souls as soon as possible.