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GF Rating
7.0

4288 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
9

Excellent

Hard core AD&D players wanted.

posted by durer73 (HAZLEHURST, GA) Nov 26, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

Dark Souls is one of my favorite games it involves old school video game dedication coupled with an absolute dedication to the game world. I have beaten it multiple times on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 and am playing it again. Such a vast and complicated game demands that you play it multiple times trying out new classes and equipment each time. But be warned once you have found your play style melee or magic then delve into the equipement online to further your exsperience and love of this great game. My only complaint is that there is no dedicated jump button but I have heard they are fixing that issue with DS2.

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