Nah, it looked more like the Steel set, or Mad Warrior set. It wasn't either of them, though. I have no clue what it could've been. It had a cloak with some sort of symbol on it. A cross with a circle over, or something like that.
Anyway, I booted up Dark Souls. I can really feel the difference between the two games. Controls aren't as tight in Dark Souls. Movement feels a bit more floaty, and kicks are harder to pull off.
My main concern, however, is that I want a Dex/Int build. I'd like to use either Ricard's or Velka's rapier, and the Black set. I prefer the look of Velka's, but since it can't be enchanted with sorceries, I might stick with Ricard's for powergaming purposes. Here's my problem, though: I suck at ripostes. I have no idea how to pull them off with any sort of regularity. I fail even against basic hollow soldiers, who give away their attacks long before they swing. Any advice?
I mean, I know Dark Souls is playable without hiding behind the biggest shield in sight. I just don't know how. I've always used a greatshield, and that's not something I really want for this build.
Edit: After playing Dark Souls again, I'm really having trouble making up my mind.
Dark Souls is better in a lot of ways, but it does actually feel a bit dated. Controls aren't as tight, it isn't as pretty, and it feels a little deserted.
Dark Souls 2 gameplay is fantastic, but in a lot of ways it's a step back. It has duller boss fights, and it does nothing for my fashion sense.
I'm really torn about this.
Edit 2: Frankly, I don't get the durability system in Dark Souls 2. What sense does it make that my weapon is nearly worn down before I can even get to the area boss?