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Dark Souls

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Dark Souls 2 Review - A Newcomer in Drangleic

GameSpot
11 May 2014
  • Excerpt: From Software's Souls games have been near the top of my games-I-should-play list for quite a while. I can't recall ever talking with someone who's spent time with Demon's Souls , Dark Souls , or Dark Souls II without hearing them gush over the series, and though the games have a reputation for brutal, unforgiving difficulty, I jumped at the chance to finally experience what makes this series so special.
  • Pros: Frightening, imaginative monsters, Skill-based combat that rewards patience
  • Cons: A leveling-up system that's equal parts unsatisfying and confusing, Obscure (or non-existent) explanations for key gameplay elements, Molasses-like skill progression, Indecipherable story
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5
Multiplayer 9
9.0
Longevity 9
9.0

Dark Souls 2 Review

NowGamer
26 April 2014
  • Summary: Dark Souls returns, but is it as brutal as before? Praise the Sun for our Dark Souls 2 review.
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Overall 9
9.2

Dark Souls 2

ActionTrip
19 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Look, just stop asking questions. Buy the game, grab a sword and start dying.
  • Pros: Terrific atmosphere, charmingly torturous gameplay mechanics will make you swear and love it at the same time, challenging and action-packed;
  • Cons: Similarly to Dark Souls 1, some sections are visually inferior to what's on offer in this day and age.
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Dark Souls 2 Review

GameSpot
10 March 2014
  • Excerpt: If you were disappointed by the less-than-exemplary PC port of the original Dark Souls, you'll be glad to know that Dark Souls II for the PC fares far better, featuring graphical settings and resolution options that befit a proper PC game. Otherwise, Dark Souls II for the PC looks similar to its console counterparts , and its mouse and keyboard controls are comfortable and intuitive enough to make the game a good bet for PC players that don't own gamepads.
  • Pros: Fantastic sense of discovery, Lots of tweaks to the Dark Souls formula that make exploration and combat consistently rewarding, Online features make the adventure even more unpredictable, Tons of cool, creepy, challenging bosses, Gives you minimal guidance and trusts you to triumph on your own terms
  • Cons: Flat lighting makes some areas look too washed out
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Overall 9
9.0

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss

oxmonline.com
9 November 2012
  • Excerpt: A whole year after Dark Souls launched, this downloadable add-on is here — and given the game’s extreme challenge and depth, that makes sense. Rest assured, Artorias of the Abyss is strictly for experienced players: merely accessing the new area requires you complete roughly 30% of the main game and use your favorite wiki to figure out how to get there.
  • Pros: + Awesome new characters, gear, and spells., + Lore and tone fit perfectly with the rest of the game.
  • Cons: ? Why troll players who beat the final dragon boss with a ring that cripples them?
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Overall 9
9.0

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss

gamerlimit.com
25 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Dark Souls , how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways: the way you bash me into oblivion, swallow me whole, suck me into the endless abyss, and…wait.
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Overall 3
3.0
Looks 7
7.0

Dark Souls

ablegamers.com
4 April 2012
  • Excerpt: You are going to die. I'm sure other Dark Souls reviews have begun like that – hell, the game box tells you to prepare to die – but it simply cannot be stated enough. This game does everything within its power to kill you, and kill you as often and as quickly as possible. Something on the order of the fourth or fifth lesson in the game's tutorial is being surprised by a boss-level monster that can kill you very quickly. Not a one-hit kill, but often within two.
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Overall 3
3.0
Looks 7
7.0

Dark Souls (Xbox 360)

ablegamers.com
4 April 2012
  • Excerpt: You are going to die. I'm sure other Dark Souls reviews have begun like that – hell, the game box tells you to prepare to die – but it simply cannot be stated enough. This game does everything within its power to kill you, and kill you as often and as quickly as possible. Something on the order of the fourth or fifth lesson in the game's tutorial is being surprised by a boss-level monster that can kill you very quickly. Not a one-hit kill, but often within two.
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: Dark Souls

newgamernation.com
5 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Dark Souls is probably one of the best games of 2011. Its dark corridors holds plenty of mystery, dangers, and treasure to keep you playing the game for a long time to come. It will challenge you and even try your patience, but if you stay strong you will be rewarded for your efforts. We highly recommend this game to anyone looking for an amazing RPG experience.
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Dark Souls

Games Asylum
27 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Hand holding. From fellow soldiers yelling what buildings to blow up to breadcrumb trails of collectables in platformers, the majority of games proverbially hold gamers’ hands even if we don’t realise it. This is where From Software’s Dark Souls is different from most – after a brief run down of the controls you’re dropped into a large, open world and left to figure things out for yourself.
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