I played the first Dark Souls and really had a hard time getting into it. With this second installment I pushed through the early stages of dying constantly and was able to build my character so that he could handle most of the enemies. Not an easy game by any means but if you put in the time to build your character it gets a lot better.
In my opinion dark souls is very underrated. I first started this series I'm demon souls and yes I did not like that game but as the series continued the game got way better. Yes this game is very hard and confusing at first I still get annoyed at it but it's game that forced you to learn from your mistakes you're not going to dominate the enemies and bosses you will die more often then not but you will get better and as you do you will learn to love this game just like I did. I give this game a ten it's the best game I've played in a long time
To anyone unfamiliar with the Dark Souls franchise, you will die... often. Dark Souls can be so difficult and frustrating at times you literally feel like having an aneurysm. But can you imagine how it feels to finally beat the boss you've fought countless times? This game satisfies like no other and does not hold your hand for even a minute.
The game world is very large and beautifully crafted. Each area has a unique look, atmosphere, and enemies to accompany it. The enemies themselves are all very different in that have set behavior and tactics that you must learn first or face the consequences. Boss fights are pretty fun and well thought out. Not to mention the bosses look great! PvP exists in a few forms such as invading other players worlds to kill them. Joining covenants will shape your PvP experience more. Or maybe you can summon a friend to help out against a tough boss.
The first Dark Souls is still my favorite game ive ever finished and ive got about 60 hours into this one and still have lots more to do. Not to mention there are new bosses/items in new game+ mode!
This a game of tactics, patience, and most of all, perseverance. If you want a true challenge please ignore the bad reviews and absurd 6.0 this game received and rent this game!