Hi guys! Today I will talk about Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin and The Surge 2. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.
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Storywise both games didn’t impress me. In the case of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, I have mentioned again in previous articles that I am not a fan of plot-driven stories and that I prefer character-driven stories. The storylines of Dark Souls games never impressed me all that much because they didn’t have characters that the game made me care about.
The Surge 2 is another game that has a story that I didn’t care and I can say that I cared a lot less for Surge 2’s story than for the story of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.
If you want to know which of the two stories I prefer then it’s the story of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First. Even though I don’t really like either of them, I can’t say for certain that I prefer medieval-type stories to futuristic type stories.
There are a lot of differences in the way you approach combat in both games. When it comes to Surge 2, the moment you start a fight you have to decide which body part of the enemy you want to focus on hitting depending on what you are trying to achieve. For example, if you want to eliminate the enemy fast you have to hit the body parts of him that don’t have armor, on the other hand, if you want to use his armor in the future you have to cut off the limb that has the armor piece you want.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has the traditional way of fighting enemies although there are also things that you need to consider while you are fighting enemies. One important thing you need to keep in mind is that death has an additional penalty besides losing the souls that you have gathered. Because of the HP system they implemented in the game, each time you die a part of your HP becomes locked until you are left with 50%(75% if you use a ring) of your total HP. You can consume an item to unlock your HP, but you can’t buy these items in large quantities so you have to be careful and don’t die unnecessarily.
Both games have a variety of weapons and armors that you can buy so if you are the type of player that wants to have a lot of options then you won’t have a problem.
Both games also have a lot of different types of enemies though when it comes to bosses I have to go with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin offers a lot more hours of content than The Surge 2 and it is also more challenging. Another thing you might need to consider is that Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin also offers co-op and PVP which for some people is important and gives the game more replayability than it already has.
The visuals of Surge 2 are objectively better than the visuals of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, but Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has more interesting environment and areas for the player to visit. Having good graphics doesn’t help when the scenery isn’t impressive. Now I know that they have to make a location depending on the story but I have to criticize based on what I think is good and I would choose Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin’s locations over Surge 2’s locations.
As for the customization, I think Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin wins there since it has more options on the character creation system and since both games are on par when it comes to armor styles, Dark Souls 2 wins by a small margin.
Let me summarize what you should keep from this article.
First when it comes to the storylines, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is the better choice but I wouldn’t recommend getting either game for the story.
The combat in both games is different so you can’t really say which game has better combat but what I can say is that Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has more hours of content, and interesting bosses and is more challenging.
Finally, when it comes to visuals, Surge 2 wins since it has better graphics but if you want more interesting locations then Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is the better choice.
Whichever game you buy I recommend that you wait for a sale since I don’t believe either games is worth the full price.
This is it, guys. I hope you found the article informative and that I helped you decide which is the best game for you.
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