Yeah it's bullshit because reviewers penalize a lot of great games on bad graphics but this game somehow gets a pass, it's dumb af.
i honestly think that this happens with many "major" releases. they are often flawed, and i am so early in DS2 that i cant even judge if its a good or a bad game, but often enough some reviews seem unreasonable. at least in some department of their reviews. (its not like graphics are everything, but if everything else is great, more often than not they dont point out where major improvement would be necessary.)
i love the souls series and i never really cared for graphics at all, but this just broke my immersion so much that i wanted to bring it up. its kinda heartbreaking, honestly. (i even got multiple copies of the predecessors, just to get the achievements as often as possible., especially with demons souls, i imported it from other regions to have that game more than once in my trophylist, which is just crazy.)
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