gamers (96%) found this review helpful
there's nothing easy about this game. After a boss battle i generally relax, expecting a bit of down time. Dark Souls knows no such thing. Around every corner is something exciting, and often deadly.
Eventually you will toughen up to the difficulty level and find that it is some of the most gratifying game play to be found. The thing to remember is that its not hard just to be hard. The deaths, although many, can always be learned from. The execution is top notch and the controls will never let you down. if your tired of walking through games, then bring it. but be ready, and don't say you weren't warned.
gamers (94%) found this review helpful
This game by by far the best game I have ever played. It actually made me rethink some of the game I played after because they simply couldn't compare to this game.
Lots of people will give this game bad reviews because it is insanely hard but that is the point of the game. If this were an easy game it would be just like any other RPG that used swords, bows and magic. But this game is so difficult that you get such a surge of pride and excitement whenever you beat a particularly hard boss or get past that one spot that has killed you 20 times.
When I heard about this game I was told that it was the hardest game out there and me being the gamer that I am took that as a personal challenge. This game is the feather in any true gamer's cap. If you can work your way through this game you can beat anything.
posted by CrkdWookie (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Dec 31, 2012
Member since Sep 2010
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Not for the faint of heart. Dark Souls, like Demon's Souls before it (PS3), is a dark, moody masterpiece. It's not the smoothest, sexiest RPG out there, but the gameplay is amazing if you take the time to master it.
Dark Souls is not the least bit interested in holding you by the hand, which will be off-putting for a lot of modern gamers who didn't grow up on the 'Three strikes and you're out' arcade games of old.
This is a game where playing smart matters, and a moment's carelessness is punished by the undoing of hours of work. A game where the money that can repair and upgrade your gear is the same currency you spend on upgrading stats and abilities. A game of consequences and rewards.
Personally, I love a game where the lowliest grunt can and will kill you if you let your guard down. A game where you will dodge yourself right off a bridge or a narrow ledge if you're not careful. A game where you have to be conscious of your surroundings at all times.
You will die. You will curse the game. You will swear vengeance upon those who created it. But when you finally come up with a strategy to take down the Black Knight, or finally hunt a dragon or slay the monster guarding the bridge you need to cross, it's the kind of fist-pumping, truly thrilling victory that not many games today can match.
A game this punishing and unforgiving is not for everyone, but if you are a bit masochistic and want to play a game that is as intent on beating YOU as you are on beating IT, you can't do better than this.