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GF Rating
7.0

4288 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great game with one large short-coming.

posted by rocheetbombe (ARLINGTON, TX) Jun 16, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

4 out of 4 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.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

One of the best games in a very long time.

posted by datboymook (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) Apr 6, 2012

Member since Dec 2011

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

I'm not going to waste your time. I will get straight to the point: Dark Souls is an amazing game. If you are a fan of RPG's or fan of games that challenge you and reward you then this is your game. Every element about this game is A+. From the spot on gameplay...to the not cheap but not easy enemies...to the boss battles this game has it all. My time spent with this game(and still playing)has been just a great experience all around. Games aren't this good anymore. This is a gem. One thing you should not that this game is for the core gamer...not casuals. If you are a casual gamer and you like RPG's you might want to look elsewhere(Skyrim). This game will challenge from the moment you start. Don't be surprised if you see yourself fighting a boss 2-3 mins into the game. That's Dark Souls for you. A game that beats on you only to make you better. It's like your hard on you parents. Showing you how terrible you are doing but not to put you down but to make you better. Once you beat Dark Souls(that's if you can)you will feel unstoppable as far as this world goes. You will play it again. In New Game + mode you can keep all your weapons, armor, and whatever level you were. Then you can go back and fight the bosses who were once giving you a hard time...now you can show 'em who's boss. Note: This game does get harder in New Game + and the enemies/bosses have more health the second time around. Long story short this game cannot be missed. Even if you're not a fan of RPG's so much I still think you will have a great time with Dark Souls. This is the type of game that will make you a fan of RPG's. If I could give it a eleven I would. Now what are you waiting for? Add it to your GameQ now!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

a real game...with some issues

posted by B_Ham (AUSTIN, TX) May 16, 2012

Member since Aug 2011

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Its been awhile since I've played a game that trully hooks me into its story or the lack of one in the case of Dark souls. After dying for the hundredth time, I forgot about what I was fighting for. I had a personal vendetta, merely to prove that this game was my B,tch and not the other way around. well I lost that battle. On to the review then, game play is great its what kept me playing for hours. A few hit collision issues that were undeniable glitches but may have been psn lag.
There really is no memorable sound track that I noticed beyond ambiance or the boss battles.
weapons seamed very similar in combat but looked cool, especially those you gain from bosses.
graphics are better than demon souls and by far more colorful. great game but as with demon souls I just got tired of dying. definate Rent or Buy (for real Gamers)

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