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Dark Souls II


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Not for gamers that need to be spoon fed!

posted by mikeybones1981 (MEDFORD, MA) Oct 19, 2014

Member since Oct 2014

Let me just say, first and foremost, I'm a bro gamer. I like COD and BF. I love bragging rights. Also, I like a challenge. Dark Souls 2, like its predecessors (Demon's and Dark Souls 1) provide that challenge. Yes, the learning curve is steep. Yes, you will die repeatedly. Yes, there is no magic compass pointing you in the right direction. That to me is the fun that I think a lot of these poor reviewers are missing. How can people possibly say this game is not playable without even giving it a fair shake?

Nintendo games of late eighties and early nineties were just about as challenging, if not moreso. Like those games, there's a lot of trial and error involved in the Souls franchise. Do think people gave up so easily when you fell into a pit in Super Mario Bros.? How about Ninja Gaiden? Guess not. These games are classics and are so for one reason: challenge. Now adays when games are so easy, hand hold you, and push you along with imaginary hands just to get you through a half-baked 6 hour story for a $60 point of admission. Wouldn't you rather get 100 hours of gameplay that pulls you in and keeps your attention?

So I ask you this fellow bro gamers and poor reviewers: What do you value? Instant gratification or a stiff challenge? Dark Souls will provide both if you give it a chance.

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posted by Ezra81 (NEW CITY, NY) Sep 5, 2014

Member since Jan 2009

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Note. First and foremost, The Dark Souls franchise is NOT for everyone.That is intentional. At first I didn't like this game. But I refused to quit.This game has seriously increased my gaming ability & helped me become a better gamer & for that I am eternally thankful.

OK, now for most of these 1 ratings, most likely they didn't play the first game Demon Souls (PS3 exclusive), or second game (Dark Souls). If they did, they would have spared the game from a bunch of improper 1 ratings, & spared themselves a waisted rental.

If you are considering about renting this title you first have to understand the type of game this is. This franchise is not your average "difficult game". It will eat you up and spit you out.

I will give you a general "rent if you ( ), don't rent if you ( )" guide. This can help you determine if you would or would not enjoy this game. I highly suggest that you also do some research yourself.


1. For Gamers who played the last two games; Demon Souls & Dark Souls.For first timers I suggest you play Demon Souls first (easiest of all 3).

2. Gamers that have EXTREME patience. If you are not a patient person, this game is NOT for you. (UNLESS you are willing to learn patience. This game WILL try your patience. Constantly).

3. Gamers that want to test their gaming skills (this game will test your abilities & improve them).

4. Gamers who look for challenge, & play games on the hardest difficulty setting available. I can't stress this enough, if you play for fun, casually and or easy setting, DO NOT RENT THIS GAME!

5. Gamers who don't mind dying in a game several thousand times. (No I am not exaggerating, lol.) But, there is a method to it's madness. The point behind Dark Souls, is to learn from your death.

6. Gamers who don't get angry easily. Remember, it's just a video game.

I hope that I was able to help you, & remember: always research a game before renting

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most fun game ever

posted by Biggie200225 (HOOD RIVER, OR) Aug 22, 2014

Member since Aug 2014

i love this game its amazing I just got it I love it alredy im so keeping it thanks gamefly your the best!!!!

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