Reviews for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

95

Incredible improvement on the original

Elfangorax | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all Elfangorax's reviews »

This game takes most of its mechanics and its core philosophy from its predecessor, Demon's Souls -- this being a game which understands the distinction between being plain difficult and being challenging. What it adds to this foundation is something to behold.

The environments are every bit as deadly as the enemies therein, but are also fantastically designed in a visual sense, always evoking the right emotion for the situation.

The bosses are also sublimely well designed, ranging from the grotesque to the beautiful, always fitting the situation and often feeling truly at one with their environment.

With the inclusion of the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, this game is absolutely worth playing. It's a superb example of game design done well.

81

Rewarding

Joe56780 | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all Joe56780's reviews »

Dark Souls is notable for its difficulty, but unlike other games in which you improve via skillpoints and abilities you learn to read the patterns of enemies which makes it feel really rewarding. There is still a skill system in place which gives you a good push if you are struggling on a certain area (weapons/shields have different requirements to be used properly ect.) the story is a learn as you go thing but it provides a good atmosphere more than anything else.

Worth a buy.

100

Fun

ysk1985 | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all ysk1985's reviews »

If you can get past the difficult learning curve and the occasional performance drops, then this game is definitely for you. If you loved demon souls, you will also like this game as it is a spiritual successor. The environment is beautiful and the story and lore isn't handed to you. You will learn the story through the item descriptions you pick up, and it is entirely up to you how you interpret them. The story is vast and even now there are new theories on youtube about the lore.