While playing the game is possible with a keyboard and mouse, I highly recommend the use of a controller. Just like the first game, Dark Souls 2’s controls are mapped like in the Xbox 360 version. To players who are accustomed on playing the first game on the Xbox 360, playing Dark Souls 2 on a Xbox 360 controller will be much easier. As for those who prefer to use the keyboard and mouse, it will take some time to get used to.
For those who remembered how the PC version of the first Dark Souls faced problems with the resolution, Dark Souls 2 doesn’t have that. Unlike the first game where you have to download Durante’s mod to show the game at a higher resolution, Dark Souls 2 will no longer need that as right outside the box, the highest resolution up to 1440p natively are supported.
Sure, the game looks pretty on the PC, but one thing that still exists in this definitive version are some random glitches. Throughout my playthrough, I encountered some glitches that I have seen in the game such as the enemies floating around. It is not really that bad, but those who have played the console version of the game and playing this version will still see some odd glitches here and there.
PC gamers looking forward to a game that will test their patience and dedication to a game just like the first Dark Souls will find Dark Souls 2 to be the game they are looking for. Claiming to be as the definitive version of Dark Souls 2, From Software no doubt did a good job in porting the game to the PC without having problems that they have faced on the first game. For new players, prepare to see the game’s brutality, but note that if you get past that biggest obstacle in the game, you will feel rewarded and the Dark Souls series is the only one that can give you that satisfaction when you achieve something in the game.
[Editor’s Note: Dark Souls 2 was reviewed on the PC. The game was provided to us by the publisher for review purposes.]Dark Souls 2 (PC) Review,