Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is a true, quality remix full of tiny and big changes, tweaks, balanced redesigned and improved in every respect. The qualitative gap between Dark Souls II and previous Souls games is dimmably diminished, due to the increased degree of challenge placed on players.
The first thing you’ll notice is the new schedule of opponents, the most dangerous examples you are now happening much earlier (and more often) than in the basic game. When you step into the Forest of the Fallen Giants, besides the main hollow soldiers, next to the creek you will come to the Ogre, and on the fortresses of the fort will be waiting for you several armor turtles, far before you are really ready for them.
If you decide to go to the other side of the Heide Tower of Flame, you will see a large number of Heide Knights who are waiting for you to kill the Dragon (Dragonrider) to activate and mischief your life. After a few hours of clearing your zone to eliminate respawn opponents, you will be pleasantly surprised by the dragon, which now draws on a platform that was once empty.
Without even a sample of flame-resistant equipment, you will have to kill a dragon with the same XP and ability as a dragon mini-boss. If you’ve been kidding for Dark Souls II too easy, here’s the ideal opportunity to make you feel better.
Surprises in the later game play exponentially grow. The Pursuer Boss is now beginning to scramble you into multiple locations in the game, where he exists in the heavier form of a powerful moba / mini-boss, regardless of whether you have killed his base version at the top of the fort.
Invasions of dark spirits are also much more common, and the impression is that their AI is improved. The most striking feeling created by Dark Souls II: The Scholar of the First Son is a renewed sense of paranoia, even in veterans.
Aldi’s fight awaits you at the very end of the game when you finally find Nashandra and Vendrick, and then another, optional end of the game is waiting for you. Aldi is a fairly easy boss who is very vulnerable to melee attacks, the only danger being in his AoE explosions, but if you have a Gyrm greatshield, fighting with him will be simple.
The basic version of Scholara continues to suffer from a problem of double-speed degradation of weapons caused by jumps from 30 to 60 fps. The basic and Scholar edition of the game are not compatible, so you will have to start from the beginning.
Dark Souls 2: The Scholar of the First Sin visual differences between the basic and Scholar editions on PCs are not overlooked, so the primary motive for purchasing will be remastered content.
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