With the increased horsepower, From Software was able to bring a visual boost to the Souls experience. The engine this time around now sports deferred rendering and limited physical-based rendering. With the kingdom filled with monsters and other nefarious foes, you'll discover that the curse, and those crazy enough to remain in the defiled lands, are all linked in the fate of Drangelic. The safe zones that some players remembered are no longer safe! - Chris Carter, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin's enhancements are minor, but I ended up beating it again - Chris Carter. Scholar of the First Sin is to Dark Souls II what Master Quest is to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Some effects have been improved thanks to DirectX 11 and admittedly, it looks better than the base game – there’s just nothing overwhelmingly improved here. I'm really confident about clarifying this, because the improved lighting and shadows, clothing effects, and etc. Though I was a little disappointed that no new areas were implemented, it's exciting to see that the developers sought to redefine what Dark Souls II was. Press J to jump to the feed. Does anyone know of such a list? Publisher: Bandai Namco Games, JP: From SoftwareDeveloper: From SoftwarePlatforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Contact Us  About Us  Staff  Advertise With Us  Privacy Policy  Terms of Use  Reviews Policy  Hooked Gamers  Community Policy, Awesome Stuff that you might be interested in, no AA, LOD scaling issues, frame rate issues and so on, Cyberpunk 2077 – 10 Story Developments That May Take Place, Top 15 Superhero Games of the 8th Console Generation, Top 15 Third Person Shooters of the 8th Console Generation, Cyberpunk 2077 – PS4 Pro, PS5 Gameplay Finally Revealed, Minecraft Dungeons Season Pass 2 Announced, Out in December, Fortnite Crew Announced – Monthly Subscription Includes Battle Pass, V-Bucks and More, FIFA 21 – PS5 DualSense, Activity Cards Support Detailed, Chronos: Before the Ashes Trailer Outlines Story, Combat and More, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review – Back to the Future, Football Manager 2021 Review – Predictably Solid, Tetris Effect: Connected Review – Tetris at its Best, The Medium Interview – Dual Reality, Fixed Cameras, Story, and More, MXGP 2020 Interview – Career Mode, Playground, PS5 Version, and More, Project CARS GO Interview – Controls, Customization, Content, and More, RIDE 4 Interview – Career More, Tracks, Customization, and More, Hyper Team Recon Interview – Combat, Platforming, Story, and More, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Remastered PS5 vs PS4 Graphics Analysis – Solid, if Not Extraordinary, Demon’s Souls PS3 vs PS5 Graphics Comparison – A High Bar for Next-Gen Visuals. In my brief time with the game, it was apparent the game wanted me to feel very uncomfortable with what lied behind the corner even though I've already cleared the previous title. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered vs Original Graphics Comparison – The Definitive Version? From everything I've heard most of the new enemy placements are much more difficult than the original release. [PS4 left, Xbox One right]. Foes you encountered at certain points in DSII will appear much earlier, and in greater numbers. Please select 1080p and 60fps for best possible video quality. DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin includes all the DARK SOULS™ II content released to-date in one package and much more! Hidetaka Miyazaki, who is the director for Demon’s Souls and the first Dark Souls, took on a supervisor role for Dark Souls 2. It's easy to think of this as nothing more than a remastered game-of-the-year edition, which is totally fair, but From Software wanted to set the record straight. However areas with less light are much darker now compared to the original build. "If you played Dark Souls II on Xbox 360 or PS3 all the way through, then you would think of this game, Scholar of the First Sin, as roughly the same game with all of the DLCs," said marketing director Brian Hong. A common criticism of the original release last year was that it was much easier than its predecessor.