posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 12:28 PM
I've played DS1-2 and some of the first things you'll notice about DS2 is:
The character build. In DS1, Isaac Clarke was just some unknown badass necromorph killer. In this one, he has a distinct personality, and frequently
talks throughout the game. There's also the difficulty. I loved DS1, but it was a total cake walk, even on the hardest mode for me. DS2 is hard as
hell. Harder enemies, less supplies to work with. I'm talking about normal. A big thing they had unbalanced in DS1 was the huge amount of stasis.
Stasis makes combat WAY easier. In DS2, you have very little stasis. Another thing is in DS2, melee combat is far more effective on small to medium
opponents. A lone slasher should be no match for you in melee combat. The biggest thing you'll find is the pure horror of the game. It's way scarier
then DS1. One time in DS2, I came into a nursery. I see a girl in a locked room calling to an odd looking small necromorph with a large tentacle for
pushing itself, and an orange torso. The necromorph crawled into her arms and she cradled it. It then blew up, sending blood and guts splattering all
over the glass I was looking through. Then when I walk into a room, they start coming through the walls. This is just one of the most terrifying
things in it. It's a terrifying, difficult, interesting, great game.