Monday, 5 December 2011

Dark Souls First Impressions.......Staring Death in the Face!!!


There are Two RPG's that are taking up almost all of my free time lately.

The Former, as I'm sure you can guess is The Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim....which is highly time consuming and  incredibly immersive to say the least. It's also a very rewarding game when it comes to quests and exploration.

The Second game..........well........um....let's just put it this way........the latter has very little in common with the former.

Dark Souls is also an RPG, and has level progression, magic and combat like any RPG does........however this is where the similarity ends.

Being the spiritual successor to Demon souls (A PS3 exclusive title), it maintains the unforgiving difficulty it's predecessor was famous for and pushes it to new heights.

Many of you may be wondering why I have not written a review on Dark Souls already, considering I did purchase the game when it was released.

The truth of it is this....this game is so unbelievably, crazily, ridiculously difficult that it has seriously stood in the way of me doing a full review. (hence the "first impressions" in the title of this post)

If you look at sites like IGN, Gamespot, Eurogamer or Kotaku........they have a very large compliment of staff and reviewers. In these situations, the amount of games per reviewer is naturally minimized and allows for a more comprehensive and detailed synopsis of each game.

And,......... due to the fact that it's the season to be Jolly for many gamers, there's naturally a lot of games to cover.

Add to this, the most difficult game to come out since Battle Toads on the orignal NES, and a reviewers life is no longer easy at all.

In Future Pixel's case, being a site that is still in it's beginning phase, with approximately 7 writers / contributers onboard.......it's quite a handful to say the least.

Dark Souls is masterfully presented, with it's visceral and gritty design and satisfying character animations with regards to combat...it's certainly an RPG to please for those who are persistent. 

I don't give up in games as a general rule, so I will certainly continue to push through the insanely overpowered enemies and unforgiving levels.



Admittedly, I'm not the best at this game.....but I very much doubt anyone is!!!

Expect a full review at a later stage (maybe when I stop dying so much).

Play it......and you'll understand.


Or check out the aptly titled official game website - www.preparetodie.com

............ (Need I say more)

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