Summary: This review has nothing to do with the quality of Dark Souls as a game, just the packaging. The item listing should have noted in description and image that this was going to be a red label greatest hits edition. As a collector, these red labels are an eye soar, and not as appealing to own as the original black label. Not only that but the disc somehow came loose inside the box so the disc was being rattled around all throughout shipment...lame.
Summary: Dark Souls is actually an awesome game. So why did I rate it so low? The fact of the matter is that the gameplay is fine, graphics are as well as was anticipated and it does draw you into the story. However this is where the game took a turn for the worst. As a casual gamer I play for enjoyment and this game is definately not enjoyable after about the first fifteen to thirty minutes.
Summary: I bought this because I love hard games I love the challenge, but I don't like impossible games and this is what it is. The save system is terrible, after dieing (which you will do every 5 minutes) you are brought back to a fire and revived, but guess what so is every darn monster you just killed! Get to a boss (which has a one hit kill on you) and you are sent back to kill every monster again. Also the lack of a map and direction of where to go is another frustration.
Summary: Yes, it's a hard game. Yes, I love a hard game, where you die alot and get frustrated and finally have a sense of accomplishment when you beat the area. But, in all honesty, this is not a fun game. I spent over 14 hours playing without ever being interested in the story. Character development is pitiful. For starters, after about 10 levels, all the starting characters start to look the same.
Summary: Wow, I picked this up today and played it for about an hour before giving up and taking it back. I read a review on another site about the game that raved about it. Unfortunately, I can't give the same review and it won't even be close to the positive one that was clearly rigged.
For those who don't like "grinding" .. rather a "No"..
Wombat "Wunderweltensammler", amazon.co.uk
15 January 2014
Summary: After all, reviews should be information for those who are about to purchase something if it suits your needs.. This game did not suit mine, maybe it would suit someone elses but not mine. I didnt like "World of Warcraft" also and apparently a lot of people did/do.. So here my review for the casual gamer that doesnt like grinding.. I had to admit i was buying this game due to a recommedation and regrettet it.
Summary: Bought this game on a recommendation after enjoying Skyrim and Dragon Age. The first thing I found irritating about the game was the lack of saving opportunities. If you frequently die (which I did) you have to replay the same part of the game over and over again which becomes pretty boring. I never really got used to the controls and couldnt get into the story.