Summary: After exploring the kingdom of Boletaria in Demon's Souls , Cubed3 now delves into Lordran, the realm that Dark Souls takes place in. It's the spiritual successor of Demon's Souls and - in addition to the PlayStation 3 version - also available on Xbox 360 and PC.
Excerpt: It seems fitting that as the new generation of consoles gets underway one of the swan songs of the last/"current" generation is Dark Souls 2 . Dark Souls and its spiritual predecessor Demon's Souls together comprise one of the best new franchises to come out of the seventh generation of consoles.
Conclusion: In short, OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS AMAZING. I’m a huge Souls fanboy and the bias is thick and heavy in the air, but this is honestly the most fun I’ve had with a video game since the original Dark Souls.
Pros: Vast world to explore, Deep character customisation, Looks and sounds beautiful, New Game + makes a lot of changes, Difficult like slowly chiseling into the pleasure center of your brain
Cons: Framerate suffers during hectic scenes, Loading times can occasionally cause delayed button inputs and sound effects
Excerpt: The time has come for the cult favorite Dark Souls to receive a sequel and this time the developers promise not to make it easy. Then again, the game was never easy to begin with, yet that is part of the reason why so many RPG fans love the Dark Souls franchise.
Summary: From Software's effort on the petition-inspired PC version of Dark Souls, aside from the new Prepare to Die Edition content, was less than what fans had hoped for. Having solidified the game's excellence a year ago, however, expanding its content can only serve to enhance players' experiences with...
Pros: Incredible depth of play, Fierce challenge that isn't cheap, Learning the game world, then building a character, equipment loads, and skills around that knowledge
Cons: Technical hiccups like throttled resolution and frame rate, Poor PC controls essentially require purchase of a USB controller
One of the greatest games of recent years makes its way to the PC with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.
10 September 2012
Summary: Last year, Dark Souls was released on consoles. A towering achievement, its treacherous, interconnected realms offered some of the most absorbing exploration a game has ever conjured, and its intense and grueling combat made victory against even the most common enemies a source of gratification and...
Pros: A captivating world that's thrilling to explore, Challenging and exhilarating combat, Incredible enemies and bosses, Fleeting interactions with other players make for memorable and meaningful multiplayer, Some great new content for this release
Cons: New player-vs.-player arena is disappointing, Some PC-specific technical issues
Excerpt: It's been twenty minutes since I last died; a lifetime in the world of Dark Souls. In that time, I've defeated a horde of ghoul-like warriors, survived several traps, and killed a boss which resembled a Minotaur.
Excerpt: Few games leave me as torn as Dark Souls . The game is incredibly hard - almost to the point where it is soul crushing. At the same time, there's a fun sense of achievement weaving throughout the entire game. Every death is a painful chance to learn something new about the game's mechanics.
Excerpt: Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to From Software's surprise hit, Demon's Souls . Keeping the original game's dark tone, difficulty, and intense combat, Dark Souls manages to create a unique experience quite unlike anything on the market, even its predecessor.