Bundling is good business, and boy, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is a bundle! It’s got three DLC packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King). It’s also got this:
- New NPCs.
- More descriptions.
- Better online matchmaking.
- Enhancements to graphics and sound.
All yours for less than $60!
Is it worth it?
Yes, if you don’t already have the DLCs. If you do, then probably not. Trailer shows you what you could be missing. The graphics do look enhanced, especially the lighting. The dungeons are creepier with the shadow-play effects and the forest darker and more sinister. The fire effects on 1:05 of the trailer still looks just a step above Boba Fett’s flamer in Shadows of the Empire…of N64…of twenty years ago. But that’s okay, it’s a bundle!
The trailer gives us a tour of the King’s castle, a Giants’ layer, and a dungeon full of creepy things that have some connection to us that we don’t know about exactly, but it’s the mystery that sells. Love it.
Scholar of the First Sin is out on April 7, 2015.