You Can Play Dark Souls II In First-Person, If You Want

Someone did it for the first Dark Souls on PC, so of course it was going to happen for Dark Souls II.

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What you're seeing here is a hack that "tells the game's camera to permanently stay zoomed in, giving you a first person perspective". Technically, aside from a few little glitches, it works just fine. But in terms of difficulty and design...Dark Souls II is a game reliant upon timing and your positioning in the world relative to your enemies, so this is going to make a tough game tougher.

Still! If you want to try it out, there are download links in the vid description here.

DISCUSSION

maruhdapurpurine
maruhadapurpurine

Why ppl like first person view so much? I completely hate it. Every first person game makes me feel like I am playing as a dwarf. I get its intent to add more immersion, but to me it is more of a handicap than anything. There is absolutely no peripheral vision, it doesn't have the amount of movement as a real head has, and it make impossible to know with precision where the character is standing related to the surroundings.

All the problems are caused because instead of actually simulating a real first person view, it acts exactly like what it is, a floating camera with a very narrow sight field.