Excerpt: Starting off dark souls you will be given the choice to build your character's class and structure. While it may lead you to believe that this will turn into a unique adventure the slight variation in character customization can't pull this game away from what hurts it the most.
Summary: I'm not a huge gamer, but a few times a month I might waste half a day or so dorking out on a rpg. I bought this on impulse because of the large text "PREPARE TO DIE"! They are not joking. I died 6 times in the tutorial. Yea I suck, whatever. I guess the creators were going for strategy because if you suddenly find yourself fighting 3 or more enemies at once you better remember that spot so you can return to retrieve souls/humanity because you are going to die.
Summary: Lost two stars for a major flaw. Everytime you die you lose all the souls and stats that you have gained up an till then so if you dont find a campfire to level up and auto save your fresh out of luck. When you die you have a chance to go back to where you last was to recover the souls, If you manage to fight your way back to the spot. But if you die while trying to recover your souls its gone forever because a new spot is recorded every death and autosaved.
Summary: First off---Fun game! Fun!! (offline that is), like its' predecessor really tough, very challenging and if you liked Demon's Souls go ahead and buy/rent this game...BUT there are some differences. These differences are well documentd in other reviews and I won't rehash them here because so many of them are subjective. However, Dark Souls comes off alittle overwrought by the designers; meaning "improvements" are really just changes and no more.
Summary: The game is cheap, it's poorly designed and teeth-grindingly merciless. Some people like that, I however, have standards and Dark Souls doesn't even come close to meeting them. That having been said, technically speaking this is quite an achievement, with wonderfully rendered and large environments with no loading screens, it's truly a sight to behold.
Summary: Pro's : Good price, looks stylish in the screenshots and trailers, looks like something i'd like to play. Con's : Upon delivery, seems to be a small chance of your house getting robbed the day after and your copy stolen along with your console (not 100% sure upon the connection here, but still..
Summary: I decided to give this game a chance, although I rarely dabble with fantasy RPG's, but all the praise and accolades that have been showered on this game made me wanna have a go at it. That turned out to be a mistake and here's why. The game is infamous for its punishing difficulty, and it truly is a challenging game. The difficult nature of the game is one thing, but the tediousness is quite another. This game feels more like a chore than an enjoyable experience.