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.
Lives Up to Its Reputation of Being Difficult, but Just How Difficult?
Classic GameFan1991, Amazon
7 May 2012
Summary: While I admire the chilling atmosphere this game provides, you have better be ready to die and taken back to the beginning of said section at any given moment, because that is just what will happen.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: My apologies, but it's really funny how often players who have completed the game like to award themselves the title of 'true gamer'. The game's not very hard, and you just have to figure out the sequence of moves to defeat each boss, like in any game.
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...