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.
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.