Not For Everyone But My Favorite Game of All Time
This game is perfect for all those who love 3rd person hardcore fighting games. the games graphics isnt the best and the story isnt either. but if your a hardcore gamer and you love a challenge dark souls is for you.
Looking for a challenge?
Dark Souls is flat-out great! It's known as being one of the hardest games ever, and this is more than true. The game is fairly terrifying and immasculating, but is great for practicing concentration and enhancing skill. Dark Souls looks gorgeous, from its incredible level design, to the amazing enemy variation...aside from the occasional framerate issue. The sound effects are very immersive, from the critical hits to the battle roars. The music, while not as frequent, is delightfully done as well. The gameplay is very addicting and innovative, combing time-management with skill. Overall, Dark Souls is a fantastic and fresh experience that should not be missed. Dark Souls gets a 9/10.
WAY TO HARD AND TOO MANY HACKERS!!!
I've played through it once. I DID IT!! NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEVER WANT TO SEE THIS PIECE OF HARDWARE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game has taken my gaming capabilities to the next dimension. This game teaches you to appreciate the effort it takes to accomplish a task, how to strategize and how to improvise in order to complete said tasks. You had better prepare to die multiple times, this game will overwhelm you amazingly easy. Bosses are not your ordinary pushovers, they will destroy you if you are left open for even a milisecond. They have almost no instantly visible weak points and are cunning and brutal. You will begin to understand the feeling of pride as you finally best that boss you have been stuck on for days, weeks, and sometimes months. This game makes you want to push forward and complete it. The only downfall is the music. There is a very small soundtrack to this game; most of the areas in the game are devoid of any music.
My two helpful hints is for new players. Try to get good at parrying. This skill maybe hard for some people to master but once you got it down the game will be easier. The other hint is try to back stab the enemy. Both of these two things will cause massive damage to the enemy.
Not for the faint of heart
I don't write reviews. No. Rather, this is more an advertisement for a prospective buyer. That said: With Dark Souls, everything you ever knew about gaming is about to be crushed into tiny pieces. Just like your pitiful, undead body. And nobody will be there to encourage you when you respawn. Nobody will tell you how to win. And nobody will be there to poke fun at your death. They've been there for far too long to care anymore. Nothing is easy. Nothing is safe. And you are no hero.
If you feel scared. Alone. Despair. Then you have experienced Dark Souls. You have made a connection to a world that doesn't want you there. Something far too few games can do.
Can you handle it?
Huge, Gorgeous, and Fun
This is a fantastic game. It's not as hard as people say, it just takes patience and discipline. Looking on line for help is also pretty necessary. That said, this game reminds me of that old Laser Disc Arcade game Dragon's Lair, not in the controls but in the diverse, and beautifully horrific setting. The controls are perfect, and combat is intense and fun.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when there are maybe 3-4 types of enemies in games. When you get to the second and third stages the enemies seem to be recycled, maybe a different color and harder, but pretty much the same. Dark souls has so many kinds of enemies, environments, weapons, bosses, Armour, that it's amazes me they fit it all on one disk. You are always wondering what's just around the corner, and are never disappointed. There are so many "NO WAY! THAT'S SO COOL!" moments that make this fantastic game a must own masterpiece.
It took me forever to beat it, and when I did, the very first thing I did was start over with my bad a** character and finish again.
This game isn't for everyone. This isn't a knock on casual gamers, but they may find the level grinding tedious, and boring. And while not as hard as people make it out to be, it's still pretty darn challenging.
Bottom line: IF you got the sack for it, this is a fantastic game that will keep you occupied for months. I still pop it in from time to time, and just explore the huge, lush word.
To die alot
This is a game for the hardcore RPG people. There is nothing easy about it. You meet your first main enemy right away and things seem to go down here from here but you just keep going. The game is one of the best for a gamer who are ready for something new and challenging. The enemies are not the run of the mill type but something out of your nightmares. It can get to you very fast and you WILL die a lot but you just keep just going because you will not let the game beet. Every game seams to have some bosses in them but this you seems like every enemy is a boss. It has a high replay score because you want to try different classes. The repeated play are always different because you will never play the same way again. I would tell any hardcore RPG player this is a must in the library.
GREAT EXPERIENCE MEANT FOR THE HARDCORE!
This Game....oh man this game is simply put amazing and is definitely a lasting appeal. Though another thing should be said about this game...in the begging it is hard as NAILS! though it's difficulty is what actually defines the game itself! Your death within the game is actually a core game play mechanic! From Software created this game defiantly with the Hardcore Audience in mind instead of the more casual sort. To sum this game down without ruing anything story wise it is easily the best Role Playing Game the Xbox 360 hosts and am in pure suspense for the arrival of Dark Souls 2! It will require you about 60 hours to finally complete your first play-through of the game!!! and has amazing replay-ability hosting new game plus modes increasing in difficulty each time you complete them! If your looking for a Hardcore action Role Playing Game single player experience that will be memorable, then Dark Souls is the prime definition for you!!
a true masterpiece in rpg gaming.
i do not consider myself a "hardcore" gamer, although i do appreciate a deep and lasting game experience. dark souls not only lived up to the hype i had read, it pretty much shamed every other game in my collection, and easily stands as one of the most memorable game experiences i have ever had. complex, original, mysterious, and often terrifying, dark souls sets a benchmark for action RPGs i can find no equal for. genre aside, there is not a finer or more visceral melee combat experience to be had. this game could ruin gaming for you.