Summary: Like many folks here, I just came from Bloodborne. Previously, I had played through about 10 hours of both my Steam Sale copy Dark Souls: P2D on PC and PS3 before the PS4 arrived and haven't had time to go back. Coming from Bloodborne you DO need to adjust.
I have to be in a certain type of mood to endure a souls game(as it's punishingly brilliant that way
MSMJ Shaffer "FMZ", Amazon
22 March 2015
Summary: Simliar to Dark Souls 1, 2 also has the punishing difficulty and "not for everyone" style gameplay. I found it to be just as enjoyable as the previous entry, and really have the same sense of dread while playing it.
Summary: A great addition to the Souls series but was underwhelming in difficulty compared to the previous entries. The pvp is very different from Ds1 but not necessarily in a good way. Lag can be bad at times and hitboxes are awful, but the fights can be fun regardless.
Best gameplay and mechanic wise. (Textures and graphics nothing like trailer)
Carpe Diem, Amazon
25 January 2015
Summary: The gameplay is just as great as the rest of the souls franchise. However.... The textures aren't as dark and luscious as the trailer and early gameplay. It will make it feel semi lackluster since torches aren't needed at all basically. The game is great.
Beautiful case, but convex little accents won't let it ...
Weedlord Creditspender, Amazon
15 January 2015
Summary: This is regarding the Black Armor edition specifically: Beautiful case, but convex little accents won't let it sit right on any organized shelf; might have to set it face-out like on display. The in-game items are mostly useful for new players that are a little ways in to the game.
Summary: Never has beating a boss felt so rewarding. Never has exploring left such a feeling of dread. Never has a game had me try so much. Dark Souls is not a game for 'casual gamers' or the faint hearted. So may enemies out for your undead blood. So many bosses poised to kill you.