Summary: I got this for the 360 after my BF3 buddy started playing it religiously. I got… maybe 10 hours through the game, which took me about 50 hours to do, and I had all I could take. The game itself is simple and straight forward. I prefer a bit more complexity, but every so often simple is refreshing.
Summary: I would not say that Dark Souls is a hard game but I would say that if anyone tells you they beat it without dying that they are either a cheat or full of lies. If you are someone that gets mad at dying in games this is not the game for you. If you are a hard core role player this game I think would let you down.
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: The main reason I rated Dark Souls slightly above average is because of its predecessor, Demon Souls. It simply hasn't improved from it's prequel besides the graphics, in fact the PvP aspect of the game has become worse but that's another story altogether. I've seen people post bad reviews about the game just because it's "hard" and they need someone to hold their hand to get them through the game without frisbeeing the CD into a wall.
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: The concepts for this game are great. The implementation of many of these concepts is horrible. The game was created to work with dedicated servers, just as Demon's Souls was. The problem is, From went with Bandai Namco as a distributor and they created global servers which means P2P networking. Core concepts of the game that rely on the online experience do not work well if at all.
Potentially very fun game ruined by mass of flaws.
Booya! Werewolves!, Amazon
5 March 2012
Summary: Having played and enjoyed demons souls I was keen to get dark souls, sadly the experience was too frequently an exercise in frustration. But it's supposed to be hard! You might say. I agree. That was the charm of Demons Souls the difficulty and satisfaction of eventual victory, that element is here in Dark Souls, but you have to ignore a lot to enjoy it. Flaws: 1) The "open world". The idea sounded great, but in practice all it meant was hours and hours of walking.
Summary: This game is ridiculously hard I mean regular nintendo hard, so if your not into dying A LOT I would not suggest this one. What I mean by that is unlike Skyrim you can't just save whenever you want in fact when you die you have to go back to wherever you started on that level and lose all the souls (which are your money and your experience points), but if you go back to where you died you can get those back.
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: Forgive me for comparing this game so closely to it's predecessor. If you haven't tried Demon's Souls then you may honestly not know what you're getting into with this title, haha. For many it's a very difficult fantasy game where the reward comes from succeeding where you once (or 100 times) failed. The games are almost identical in presentation and though Dark Souls says it's open world (and it is) it's really no different or any larger than Demon's Souls.