This game has no direction starting out. I'm new to dark souls and it took 4 deaths and 1 hour to figure out the prologue. The small helpful hints you get on stones throughout the level are vague. The game is impeccably hard. You will die multiply times, lose your humanity (or whatever it is) the respawns will feel repetitive and pessimistic, you will be cursed which makes you lose half your health (handicapped) and for what, "a boss fight and a new sword that's not worth it." The game will be a twisted turn of mazes, cheap deaths, and repetitive linear gameplay;for little reward and little achievement. For people that have other things to do, don't get this game. I returned it the night I got it. I rather waste my time on other instruments. The leveling system is tied into the currency. That's a red flag right there. You have to use the currency to level up and to buy armor that your character needs to survive, however unless you want to spend time to consent farm and grind for souls then your out of luck. Not to mention the souls required to level up is very high.
For me it was pointless and I have other things to do then to; die multiply times for that one boss that drops a mediocre sword. I feel like the game has potential, but it seems like the creators were snoody little school girls that wanted revenge on the gaming community, for not being 'known', and so they made the game as hard as possible I mean why are all the achievements secrets?
Maybe you have time for a challenge (which you will get) and if your a hardcore gamer that really has time for this game then it might be fun, but if you have things to do, the incentive for this game is horrible,and not worth the grind of trying to beat it; just to say, "hey I beat it."
posted by jbstockman (PHILADELPHIA, PA) May 17, 2014
Member since Sep 2010
This game is just plain bad. Not even 10 mins in and it's going back. The gameplay is just horrible with no direction on where or what you are supposed to do not to mention don't get hit by the enemy more than 3x or back to the bonfire you go to start over
Dark Souls 2 seemed to be much easier to me. Even after the gap in time played since the first one. Overall it's still Dark Souls and it's still fun to play. I think they could have nerfed some of the magic as I could usually kill a boss on the first go with no help. Still is worth playing.