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GF Rating
7.0

4291 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Hard Games

posted by xXHero_FightXx (HENDERSON, NV) Jan 30, 2014

Member since Jan 2014

This is a great game. Games now a days have become easy to play and fast to get through but Dark Souls make s you step up your neffed gaming and play hard and think about what your next attack should be. The fun is in the challenge.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

On Your Own Beautiful, Deadly Journey

posted by Amalbertson124 (HEMET, CA) Jan 9, 2014

Member since Jan 2014

Through Gamefly I rented Demon Souls (Loved it), and moved on up to renting Dark Souls for a week. I purchased it the very next day after shipping it back, that's how good it was.

In an era of games that hold your hand through thick and thin, it was a magnificent change of pace to sift through the world of Dark Souls (And now games like Minecraft(Hardcore), and Terraria and such bring you into a world with minimal to no supplies and allow you to build yourself up and explore on your own with various dangers that await)

FALSE CONS
- Many people complain that there isn't a story, that it's simply, "Go here n die, fight this n die, loot this n die, die n beat the game" But if you take the time to speak with all of the npc's throughout the game (more than once), a picture will be painted. This is just one of the beautiful aspects of the game: it gives you freedom, even at the chance of missing out on the story.

- Constant dying. One of the "cons" that I've heard from people is that this game is near impossible to beat. This couldn't be further from the truth, as the game itself is actually forgiving and not quite as hard as many perceive it to be. As long as you respect the game. You can't Call of Duty this game, you have to take time and ease yourself into combat, around corners, over the edges of cliffs. Take your time, pay attention and you won't die quite as much as the next gamer.

PROS
Stellar voice acting, I mean my god. It's amazing.

Freedom (To an extent)

The constant feeling of having something else to find. Get back to tutorial area to find new secrets and way into another world later down the line for more secrets and weapons to help you along your journey. Many games lose the whole searching for secrets aspects, secrets that actually serve a combat purpose anyhow. Not useless easter eggs

Re-playability (upon beating the game once, it was just as enjoyable going through it again with different combat style
CONS
Useless dual wield

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Want to be Hardcore? You gotta work for it

posted by stone1 (CLINTON, IA) Jun 13, 2013

Member since Feb 2010

Dark Souls - This game is brutal, and leaves you out to dry. Do or Die, learn fast or die quicker. This game is very underscored because of these angry children that can but WILL NOT learn from their mistakes. They are so used to the same shooting controls in every game ever, that when something they play is different and hard they can't handle it and rate it a 1. Just look at the score gaps there's a group of 1's then the rest 9's and 10's. So I will address some "problems" with a nearly perfect game.
"THERE IS NO MAP HOW CAN THE GAME HOLD MY HAND WHEN IT CAN'T TELL ME EVERYTHING INCLUDING WHERE TO GO" "It's called exploration, REAL exploration where you are forced to explore and learn the environment instead of being told and given the choice."
"I CAN'T KILL THE GHOST" Exactly, why go there to fight the ghost when you can't kill them. In a normal game it wouldn't let you go there but because this has real exploration you can. Go somewhere else or look at the items you should have picked up. You pick up a curse and when you use it you are able to fight them but they are still high level. Go to the other path's and find the easiest one."
"THIS IS TRIAL AND ERROR GAMEPLAY" " No it's not, it gives many warnings that are not extremely obvious and rewards noticing. There is a fake chest that are actually monsters and usually kill you when you first meet one. That's the game teaching you that you should always be cautious of everything, and after that first mimic chest most hit it to make sure it is not a monster in hiding. Then the problem every CoD fan had with the game.
"THIS GAME DOSEN'T TEACH YOU ANYTHING!!!!!!" "Exactly that is a major part of the difficulty, when you learn for yourself you feel smart and accomplished while the game teaches you by pain. Did the Spartans have an easy training while children? No they learned because of that fear and pain and that is what made them powerful. I suck at this game but still beat it 3 times.

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