The upcoming issue of Edge magazine is all about Dark Souls 2, but fans of the series may not like what the game's new co-director has to say about it.
Granted, this is only one excerpt from what we have to guess is a much longer article, but Dark Souls 2 director Tomohiro Shibuya had the following to say, according to Edge:
“I personally am the sort of person who likes to be more direct than subtle … [Dark Souls II] will be more straightforward and more understandable.”
Yikes. We're all for games being accessible, but we prefer our Dark Souls more on the obtuse side. It makes it all the more rewarding, doesn't it? Here's an excerpt from Edge's excerpt:
We sympathise if that sort of statement concerns you, but at the same time, we can surely agree that we would all like to see Dark Souls attain as great a presence as The Elder Scrolls. How it gets there is a worthy matter for debate, but it’s certainly a noble task.
Actually, we're sure plenty of people won't agree with that, but we'll leave the rest of the debate to you. What do you think? Do you want Dark Souls to become as popular as Skyrim? At what cost?