gamers (91%) found this review helpful
No apologies, No Mercy. You must be a hardcore gamer if you are going to rent Dark Souls. This game walks the very fine line of love and hate. It will test you to the last nerve, and rock you to your core.
I have rarely played a game where the next item, or spell you find felt so earned! Everything you accomplish will make you feel as if you actually did something! Very few games out there give you these feelings. You have no clue. Where you are, what you are doing, how you got there. All you have is the clothes on your back and the scraps you find along the way. Hardcore RPG at its best! Nothing is wasted, everything is gained with blood and tears.
YOU MUST be patient! Learn the ropes, feel out your chosen character and listen to others! Read those messages, leave some of your own! The Camera and Lock on system will be your second biggest enemy, thin patience your first.
This community right here is one of the best in the world of gaming. We are all in this together! If you feel like quitting and snuffing this game out all together DON'T! Get on the Forums, study up! If you know anything about Demons Souls, than you know there will be a huge amount of support online very soon. Forge ahead! Be smart about your next move and Run if you have too! Treat your characters life as if it was your own.
Dark souls will not be for the faint of heart or short tempered. I love this game, I love Demons Souls. These are the kind of games we will look back on, like Mario or Zelda, and say "Man, that was great." for some. Others will be just as happy leaving it alone.
I will leave you with this, Demons/Dark Souls to me defines what it is to be a proud first generation gamer. Whether you were ASCII or Atari/NES, you know what I am talking about. The Souls Series is an Ode to our childhood. Thank you From Software
posted by JuggaloGamez (CHATTANOOGA, TN) Apr 27, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This is one of the Hardest and most rewarding Games i have ever played. There are Giant Monster Bosses, Awesome Custom Weapons, and Beautiful Crazy Fantastic Worlds that are open for you to choose when and where you go next. You can be anything from a knight to a wizard to an archer or a cleric. if you are not paying attention even the smallest enemy can overwhelm you, or other players can invade your world and give you a bad day. but if you can stick it out, and get good, it is one of the best games i've ever played as far as the fun factor. NOT FOR CASUAL GAMERS. trust me, you will give up before you really even start on the game.
posted by rocheetbombe (ARLINGTON, TX) Jun 16, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I personally didn't find this as an overwhelmingly hard game, but it was definitely hard and I loved that. It requires plenty of time with your first playthrough, after that you should be able to breeze through using prior knowledge. (with the exception of certain dynamic bosses)
My favorite thing about this game is it's world. The first time I played Dark Souls, exploring it was the funnest thing ever. Especially considering there's some places that are completely optional and you'll only know about if you stumble upon them or are told by a source outside the game. There's a lot of things to find and I garentee it'll keep you occupied for a long time.
As for the multiplayer, you got the co-op. Which is really nice although can essentially ruin the game's experience for you by co-oping with somebody that's very powerful and kills bosses for you effortlessly. I generally only used co-op for fighting other players.
Now as for the PvP (player vs player).. This is the part that irks me terribly. And it's mostly due to the poor way Dark Souls handles connections. There's absolutely no regional filters. It's extremely easy to get japanese or other foreign players in your match-ups. This is bad because it makes the lag almost unplayable, and it'll cause you to die many many times because of the outside influence. I found this way more frustrating than the single-player. You can also be forced to PvP, so it's not a very avoidable feature unless you completely disconnect yourself from PSN, which disables you from co-op and viewing online messages on the ground that give you tips.
Overall it's a excellent game, I just think the online needs major tweaking, especially since multiplayer is a very important feature in this game.