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GF Rating
6.7

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

The definition of Love/Hate relationship

posted by Lowkey77 (EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) Jul 14, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

With the plethora of button mashing games, one must wade through these days I had all but resigned myself to settle for these toddler games....Then Dark Souls arrived! Never have I loved a game and been so frustrated at the same time. Yes I have died many times but never once did I consider putting my controller down. I've owned this game since day one and still play it. The graphics are great, the gameplay kept me on the edge of my seat. I would recommend this to anyone who is tired of mashing A all the way through a game. Rent this game!!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

You either love or you hate it. I love it

posted by Sliktor (WAYNESVILLE, MO) Dec 16, 2012

Member since Dec 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I was introduced to Dark Souls by a friend of mine and I took the difficulty of the game to be a personal challenge. It is hard, very hard. The "tutorial" boss killed me quite a few times before I managed to fell him, then I had to move on to the rest of it. It took me a while to beat the game and not once did I want to stop.

The controls worked well, though I often had trouble with some of the targeting and after a while I just stopped using the targeting altogether and aimed my attacks manually except for the bosses. Absolutely loved the combat though! This is not the standard hack-n-slash game that modern developers have conditioned gamers to expect. This game requires a patience like none I've ever played and you definitely have to plan and take every advantage you can, for every fight. The fighting itself is calculating and often cruel. You don't simply "pop" a health potion while running around. You stop, drink it, then you move again, and the whole time enemies can have at you.

The bosses are not the only dangerous things in this game. Every enemy you face can potentially undo hours of gameplay, losing you a lot of souls and sometimes a controller or two. But, as you learn from mistakes in life, so you do also in Dark Souls. When you die you are not simply met with a game over screen that asks if you want to try again. You are taken back to the last bonfire you visited and lose every soul you had, and every enemy has been revived, ready to kill you again. If you happen to make it back to where you died you do get to retrieve the souls you had before you died, but die again before you get there and they are gone forever.

The story is not obvious. Dark Souls doesn't just spit out words and mindless cut scenes to tell you what is going on. They give you a fraction at a time and if you look hard enough you can piece it together as you go. I really appreciate this approach to storytelling because personally, I'm tired of being spoon-fed every aspect of a

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

beatable or impossible to beat?

posted by Ghost156 (CHARLESTON, SC) Jul 19, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It will take a great deal of patience, and good considerable amount of time to master also it will help a great deal if you call in a friend to help you. But make sure you do not try to start or join a party while in multiplayer or it will kick you. Instead use private chat.

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