The lights are on
Dark Souls II releases for PC on April 25. The question on everyone’s mind is what sort of port this will be, especially in light of the original Dark Souls PC version. While we’ll have to wait until release day for our formal assessment, here are some of the key details you’ll want to know if you’re considering picking it up.
The load times are much better than the console version. Gone are the long waits with bonfire porting, invasions, and all those trips back to Majula to repair your death-cheating ring. It makes a huge difference.
Keyboard and mouse controls are available. All keys can be rebound, so players have the option to try playing Dark Souls II with standard PC controls.
Gameplay is a consistent 60 FPS and runs smoothly. The controls and input, especially with menus, seem extremely responsive.
New menus exist to support video options. Here’s a screenshot of what to expect. UPDATE: Here is a list of supported resolutions -
The lighting features that were shown in certain screenshots and preview footage do not appear to be present.
We’ll have a more complete rundown on the 25th, check out the console review here.
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