Best RPG In Years
This game is a dark kind of beauty. It has amazing scenery, which is mirrored in its darker places to explore, and many gruesome enemies. This is one of those games that hardcore gamers love and hate. It will be a very tough journey and you will die A LOT, but after you overcome the obstacles you face, you will feel great about it and be glad you got this game. This game has great graphics, lots of weapons and armor, several classes to choose from, formidable enemies and traps, and then goes further by actually challenging the player, which is why I gave this a 10/10 and name it the best RPG I've played since the days of the SNES. Most games pale in comparison to this masterpiece. (I gave this a 9/10 on lasting appeal since it is very frustrating at times and may discourage some from replaying)
A game to remember
Many people ignored this game because of it's intimidating aura,it's true that this game is not for everyone,but if you can get into it,it's an experience like no other.Combat is probably one of the best rpgs have ever had,it relies more on skill than on stats.Graphics are generally great,with some breath-taking moments.Sound effects are mostly the same than demon souls,but it isn't less effective.music are also generally very appealing,specially later on.The online features are very exciting when it isn't buggy(the glitches did greatly diminished with the new updates,but they may still happen).Some pvp matched can get really intense like in no other rpg.This is that type of game that if you can live through it and finish,it is very hard to not fall in love with it,with all the hidden lore,awesome features,mystical feeling and overall the great time you have with it.
this game is amazing. The gameplay is fun, rewarding, and hard to master. The story is hard to follow at time but is so amazing. BUY THIS GAME NOW!
This is THE RPG
this is one of those old style RPG. when an item that you get or find might not do anything until you look online and see if other people find a use for it. Its like an old style zelda. definitely sharp controls and great sound and graphics. GET IT its worth every penny
Good, but not as good (or as challenging).
After about 70hrs i'm slightly disapointed with Dark Soul and nearly about to retire it to the shelf for good. It's still worth getting and anyone who liked Demon's Souls should definetly still pick it up, but they could have done more with it and not reused a lot of the same setup/enemy types throughout the game too. As someone else mentioned it's the same game with a new name, that is quite litteral. If you've played Demon's then you can pretty much predict what to look out for in terms of dangers and even a few new additions get reused multiple times to the point of being routine - anything have a tail? chop it off (everything major has a tail lol)! It's more about gear this time around however, which offers a little more visual variety and is a lot easier to upgrade things. But other than making a good weapon everything else really only comes into play for PvP, since even when under equipt the boss fights can be pretty underwhelming, highly exploitable after the first time (even more so than in Demon's), and basically all feel the same as far as your tactics go. Imo Demon's Souls was a more challenging/rewarding experience, Dark Souls just doesn't have enough surprises, variety in enemy or boss types/movesets/AI and are too easy to figure out/read, in order to sustain a challenge for more than about 1/2 a playthrough. On my first playthrough I died more from my own impatients, environmental hazards, and an odd control delay that can occur sometimes after rolling/blocking/attacking, than I ever did from the AI enemies or bosses.
do not like
It is just not a good game and it is not for tennagers and kids blah blah blah blah blah blah blah .
A fun & challenging game!
This game is perfect for hardcore gamers, it's challenging, fun and atmospheric. If you played demons souls, than you will love this game. Not only is this game harder than demons souls, but it is also open world! so you now have a big open world to freely explore and run around in, that makes things a lot more exciting. You can upgrade weapons and armor by talking to black smiths and even create special unique equipment by killing certain bosses and using that bosses soul to create whatever is available from it. There might be certain situations in the game where you get frustrated from dying, but as long as you learn from your mistakes and don't give up, you will be very successful at this game. You can use bonfires that are found throughout the game to heal your characters hitpoints and spawn from that bonfire once you die. every time you rest at a bonfire, you will respawn the enemy's! so keep this in mind when you decide to rest at bonfires. I highly recommended this game if you are looking for a fun & challenging game to play.
Same Game, Different Name
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
Dark Souls' predecessor Demon's Souls was an amazing game. The creators from Atlus decided to make a game that was controller breaking hard. The AI was very intellegent and every time you died you lost EVERYTHING. The graphics were great and there was a good amount of variations on charecters you could pick. Well, BANDAI wanted to take a stab at the sequel Dark Souls and they pretty much made the exact same game just changed the story, characters, maps, and bosses. But the gameplay, controls, and menus are almost identical. This is a great game. It just would have been nice to see a few more additions.But if you are new to the Souls series than this should be a pleasant and challenging experience.