Summary: Game says co-op. ITS NOT!!! You have to find at least 2 different items in the game to even begin to connect to your friend. So that takes away the fun immediately. Now once you finally have what you need after spending days searching for the items, you can summon your friend!!! Yay!!! For a grand total of 15 minutes of game play before they are booted! YAY!!! *note the sarcasm. Don't label a game co-op when clearly it is not.
Summary: If you want a game to have fun with then this is NOT that game. Plenty of other folks have mentioned the punishment for dying. And you WILL die over and over and over and over again. I don't mind dying but I do mind being punished to the point of not being able to play for dying. Don't waste your money.
Summary: Waste of money. Looks and plays like something from PS2. I thought this was supposed to be a good looking game? I couldn't get into the games atmosphere because it looks so bad. Returning. The fact that this and Skyrim share a gaming platform should make the developers of this game ashamed of themselves. I give this a solid 2/10 lol.
Summary: Great game, I absolutely love Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2, but what I got wasn't the Black Armor Edition. I just got the normal version that included the game disc and container (not even the manual that usually comes). So in short I feel pretty ripped off, though I could understand if this review does not apply to other customers who presumably got what they paid for.
Summary: There is a difference between a game being challenging and a game being punishing/unforgiving. The only way to learn how to play is to die many, many times, and your progress actually goes BACKWARDS each time you die. You have to put in extra time just to break even and proceed. Oh yeah, if you happen to wander the wrong direction you can suddenly end up fighting a boss that is way beyond your level. I have no idea why this game got the ratings it did.
All the pain of Dark Souls with none of the reward
19 March 2014
Summary: I pre-ordered my copy from Gamestop because I got it for $30 with a trade it deal, which is good because I would be really sick if I had paid 60 for it. I liked the original Dark Souls a lot. I hate Dark Souls 2. The original Dark Souls most people will agree that when you died it was almost always your own fault which made it great for gamers who loved a challenging game. Sure sometimes you would die and call B.S. but those were very few and far between.
Summary: I assume that they are out of black armor editions, because that is what I ordered (albeit, after the game was released) and I received a standard edition. Would have appreciated some notice that I would not be sent the exact item that I ordered.
Summary: the sound effects are terrible...PS1 style even. the graphics are subpar at best. controls are clunky and difficult. the gameplay is among the toughest i have ever played. your character WILL die repeatedly. this game is hard. if you enjoy a challenge and do not anger easilly then this is for you. if you play videogames to have a good time...this is NOT for you.