Dark Souls has been available in Japan for just under two weeks now, and it is time for North America to see what all the fuss is about. I caused some controversy with Skyrim fans, when I said that the former had the edge over the latter. We now hope that this review roundup will help you decide if the game is worth the purchase, but we will tell you that Dark Souls is almost perfect.
No matter how good a game there is also a weak point, and Digital Trends believes that it is the story with Dark Souls. The developer has spent so much time in the gameplay itself that they seem to have forgotten about the story. It’s not all bad, as it starts off well, it just losing momentum throughout the game. This is just a minor issue, and those that embrace Dark Souls will be rewarded with a superb gameplay experience. Overall score is 8.5 out of 10.
PSX Extreme explains in their review how Dark Souls will test you, as it places you in a ridiculous situation and then your task is to survive as long as you can. You have to have a fast mind to react, because you need to be cautious, while trying not to remain still for too long. The audio will immerse you, and the bosses are impressive. However, because of the difficulty level of the game, this will result in boredom setting in quickly. The reviewer gave this an 8.6 out of 10.
PSU has much more praise for the game, as they say that it is a worthy successor to Demon Souls. Again, they say that the game is addictive and challenging, and the online environment is truly amazing. However, there are areas where the game is not as polished as it could be. The final score for this review is 9.5.
These are reviews from critics, now we would like a user review, so please share with us what you think of the game.
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