Dark Souls is a great game. The challenge is consuming. It runs good and looks great. The only down fall I have with this game is that its not a gamefly game. Unless you play constently you will have paid for the full price of the game with your gamefly perscription. If you our intrested in this game i recomend you get it from gamefly, see how you like it (becuse alot of people don't like the challenge) and decide if you want to purchase it.
posted by Firedog777 (BELLEFONTE, PA) Oct 23, 2011
Member since Nov 2009
Dark Souls is a great, intuitive game. I have spent over 10 hours playing and I am just at the second "boss".
Let's break it down, the combat works very well. Everything you do and everything you use plays a big part in combat every second! and you can't cheat this because of the real-time menus, you can't just go into a menu and change everything you have and then get back into battle, this causes you to think more in depth about what you are going to use and how you are going to use it. The game is very hard and takes some time getting used to but after the first couple hours and hopefully un-stressful beggining, you can understand how Dark Souls works.
Exploration is a good part of the game and it requires thinking to get to some items, Combat is fluid and soild, there are alot of higher level enemies for you to work on throughout the game, story is good and hard to lose sight of you goals.
It can be very hard, if your fighting more then 2 enemies at a time and you let your gaurd down for a second it could result in your death, there is no mercy system for falling off the edges of the map... be careful, when starting everything can be very hard to understand.
There are multiple rare weapons then if you can get them and have the stats to use them, can be a game changer, and a very enjoyable one at that! also with a messaging system you can give hints to friends and also see others play their game around you... very fun
Most enemies can one-hit-kill you. Be afraid, be very afraid...
That is why I give Dark Souls an 8 out of 10.