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Dark Souls
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 8
7.5

Dark Souls 2 (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
26 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dark Souls 2 Review – Part 1 (PS3)

Voletic
20 March 2014
  • 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
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Overall 9
9.0

Prepare to Die Again | Dark Souls 2 Review

New Gamer Nation
11 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Overall, Dark Souls II is an excellent follow-up to an amazing RPG series. The set pieces are just as big as ever and you’ll certainly have your hands full from the beginning. If you loved the series before, you are going to love this game but newcomers beware, this is going to be a tough ride.
  • Pros: +Excellent Combat, +Crushing Difficulty
  • Cons: -Harsh Death Penalties
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Overall 7
7.0

Dark Souls

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: First, allow me to begin with a caveat; I have not completed Dark Souls . I have invested over 90 hours of play into the game, exploring the vast majority of its world and facing off against (if not defeating) many of the boss enemies.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Review

GamerNode
31 October 2012
  • 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
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Overall 9
9.0

Dark Souls review

GamesRadar
10 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Demon’s Souls was an anomaly, a thoroughly modern 3D game whose mechanics and philosophy were plucked wholesale from the 8-bit era: unforgivingly brutal difficulty, a focus on repetitive attack patterns, and absolutely no hand-holding whatsoever.
  • Pros: Enormous level of content, Unparalleled sense of accomplishment, Bizarre character and level design
  • Cons: “Gotcha!” ambushes, Unreliable target lock-on/camera, Framerate issues
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Dark Souls Review

VideoGamer.com
12 May 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.4
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 8
8.4
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 9
9.0

Dark Souls Review

Cheat Code Central
18 April 2012
Overall 8
8.2

Dark Souls

Playstation Illustrated
11 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Originality 8
8.0

Dying Never Felt So Good

RPGamer
17 January 2012
  • 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.
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