This is not for those of you video game players who like a game to hold your hand all the way through. You will die. A lot. The game is difficult, for sure. But overcoming this harsh difficulty and succeeding is thoroughly rewarding, and feels like you have truly accomplished something. The graphics are gorgeous, combat is tactical and the game is very addictive. Requires skill, perseverance and dogged determination to play and master. If you lack in these... the game will beat you instead.
This game is Hard! I have completed almost every RPG on the market, and this game beat them all for its unbelievable difficulty. Defiantly not for the feint of heart. The dark gothic setting as well as the lack of player to NPC dialogue makes this game feel very lonely to me. You never develop any character friendships which i think is vital for RPGs. The storyline is pretty much non existent. But the game sort of makes up for this with the awe inspiring bosses as well as awesome arms and armour. I enjoyed playing this game, however buy the game walkthrough, or you will be left utterly bewildered as to what to do next and were to go. You can miss out on a lot of game content by mistake. I had the manual for 'demon souls' and it just gave me a good sense of direction so to speak. If you play dark souls with out it, it can be annoyingly confusing, its as if the developers just expect you to intrinsically were to go and what to do. I spent 3 hours just trying to find an NPC with the right potions to cure a disease!