This game wrecks Sykrim.
After having a traumatic experience with Demon Souls, I was expecting another terrible experience with this game. After dying for about a few hours, I finally got a hang of the game and made significant progress with the main story. This game lives up to its promise, you will die and die a lot. However, that gives the game a hardcore RPG experience unlike any other video game. If you are looking for an intense RPG, then this is for you!
A challenging, rewarding, and immerse game
This is not a game for the impatient or the weak minded. This game not only requires you to figure out how to beat the insane bosses and mini bosses by dying over and over again, but it also forces you to piece together the story on your own. The basis of the plot is given to you via the opening intro and limited conversation with NPCs but you are forced to interpret much the story and its meanings on your own. Most games these days will hold your hand, tell you what to do, where to go, how to get there, etc. Not this one! Its up to you to figure out your path. Leveling up, upgrading weapons, finding spells, and things like this are a privileges in this game and must be earned through hard work. That being said, this is what makes this game so special. The immense challenge, the open world, the vast amount of ways to play the game, are all the reasons this game stands alone in modern video games.
THIS GAME IS SOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!! WARNING: Not for those looking for an "easy" game. It is VERY punishing but VERY rewarding.
challenging wait scratch that prepare to die this game is so much fun and rewarding when you finally kill a boss pick it up you wont regret it BLIGHTTOWN will welcome you with open arms.....
Well folks, you should prepare to die!
If you have ever looked at the back of Dark Souls case, it says "Prepare to Die." When I first bought this game, I thought, "Heh, how hard can it be?" Two hours after I put it in my Xbox, I found myself wanting to brutally destroy my controller, and yell various obscenities at the TV. This is one of the most amazing games I have ever played, because of it's difficulty. I highly recommend trying this game at least once, it will give you a difficulty background for other games.
As a heads-up for everyone who is thinking of buying the game, or if you're very new to it, Bows are pretty useless in this game for actual fighting. I mean, if you want to sit out of a bosses reach and just whittle down his/her/it's health, then be my guest. (SPOILER: The bow is actually a necessity in a place known as Lost Izalith.)
If you're a hardcore gamer like me, who plays every game on the hardest difficulty, then you will love this game as I do. If you're a casual gamer who likes to enjoy a smooth game with little trouble, then I recommend you go play Skyrim. However, if you're a casual gamer who enjoys the occasional challenge, then I recommend Dark Souls, simply for the pleasure of it. There is nothing more satisfying than brutally impaling an enemy who killed you and made you lose all your things. This is one of the most frustrating games you can play, because when you die, you pretty much all of your progress, and you have to go back where the game last saved(Which could be the beginning of the game.) The rewards, are worth the effort. I won't spoil anything, but Dark Souls holds some of coolest weapons and armors I have seen in a RPG.
To my fellow DS players, I hope you will join me in violently cursing the Four Kings.
Thanks for reading.
Perfect game for a true gamer
this game called Dark Souls is a game that has various strategies, is a game where you fight with demons and dark knight this game is good only for true gamers and really this game have the places combinated is not like demon souls , demon souls if you whant to enter to another place just you need to enter in a rituals like the first ritual Boletaria. I recommend this game to many people.
this game is hard but so fun..i havent rage quit yet because i like these kind of challenges...oh and have fun levelig u because the level cap is 710...but all in alll a very rewarding and unforgiving game..no flaws really.....it just really hard
Prepare to die!
I love this game. I've played on 9 different characters and accumulated over 300 hours of play time. At first, I almost quit because of the challenge. Then I realized I was just being an idiot and I wasn't playing the game correctly. The graphics can be iffy in the Blighttown area, but that's it. The PvP can be laggy but that's something I don't care about. You're going to die. You're going to lose a lot of "souls"(currency in the game). You think losing your 2000 souls and 1 humanity is a big deal? Try losing 99 humanity and 3.5 million souls, then you're allowed to complain. You're going to die over and over again before finally realizing "Wait this is how to beat this guy!" You're going to kill the boss. You're going to feel accomplished. You're going to get your face smashed in by the next area because of your confidence level. Don't complain about the challenge. The back of the case literally says "Prepare to die". If you aren't expecting a challenge, you're just an idiot. This game is really not for the faint of heart. It's a challenge that most people aren't used to (meaning it's harder than recruit mode on CoD). I just can't believe how many stupid people gave this game a low rating. They clearly didn't play it while expecting a challenge. Definitely would recommend this game. I'll leave you with one piece of advice: Prepare to die!
prepare to buy a new controller!
this game is fun but very very very very hard. i havent had to buy a new controller yet but my brother has broken three just on this game!!
Takes me back...
Both Demon's and Dark Souls take me back to the early days of gaming. The days when developers DIDN'T rely apon mindless violence and cliche servings of "adult material" to distract the consumer. A time when developers made games to challenge as well as entertain, when the game itself (rather than the developers expensive lifestyles) is what mattered. Demon's and Dark Souls are definately NOT for the shallow instant gratification types. The only entitlements here are challenge, sorrow, anguish, and death, anything else you have to earn with wit, skill, and relentless devotion.