really didint like the fighting mechanics... parrying made no sense blocking to slow... games pretty slow did not find it exciting moore like yelling at my character to pick up his shield or move out the way... i guess im a stick to fast pace games cuz this one gave me a headache
This game for me cheesy from the get go. This the first game that actually made shudder when I tried to play it. It sets you up in many ways to fail. Not enough to win. There's no clever or creative way, just one it seems. It's too slow paced. They say it's like a story book so i think I'd rather read it.
I suspect the low rating on this game is due to the fact it is extremely difficult to play thru on weapon & armor stats alone. Unlike other RPGs this one requires you to learn your enemies patterns, skills, and placements and the best ways to counter them. Once you get that aspect down it is absolutely fantastic.
Ive been playing this game for a month now and am about to purchase it. I also upgraded my XBox Live membership from Silver to Gold because I enjoy the online aspect very much as well. I beat it from start to finish in about 2-3 weeks of playing here and there and to my surprise New Game+ with enemies 3x as hard with 3x as much experience (souls). Awesome!
I will have to check out Demons Souls, its predecessor.. as this game has definitely got me hooked.
I gave it a 9 out of 10 due to the complications/difficulties with co-op/pvp and lack of communication abilities between you & your fellow undead, and that's after beating it 3 times so far. =)