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Dark Souls: Limited Edition

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

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  Beautiful,amazing..........HELLISH !

| | See all Ibroxbairn's reviews (16)

This game is as unforgiving as games of 25 years ago(3 lives to COMPLETE a game,ring any bells ?...or am I getting old ?),but with amazing graphics and atmosphere.
Dark Souls is very similar to Demons Souls right down to the control method and layout.Its an evolution of Demons Souls idea's rather than a revolution.As Demons Souls is in my top 5 of games of all time,that's no bad thing.The game has no music in it but bags of atmosphere,with a decent surround sound system you can practically feel the wind on you're back or enemies breath on you're neck.The enemies are always lethal,even the early ones you can kill with one swing of you're sword later in the game when you have been levelling up like mad.Complacency and confidence are the problem,you take an extra swing when you should really have retreated or used you're shield...then that's it,a 15 min trek to get back to where you were before you thought you were "The Man" and got spanked. The bosses in this game are easily on par with Demons Souls,but the main difference is this game has no hub area.The whole world is as open and expansive as a console game will get this generation.You open shortcuts to other areas when area boss is defeated and/ or you acquire a key,People have rightly commented (a LOT)on the games difficulty.This game is not you're pick up and play sort of game,it requires you to invest a lot of time and commit enemy attacks to memory.The game does suffer from slight slow down in certain areas(Blight town mainly),but this is not game breaking.The sheer number of upgrades for weapons and armour does boggle the mind,but with the help of darksouls.wikidot you will get there.
As the tag line for the game say's "You will DIE"......................................just an awful lot !!!!!!!

  Awesome

| | See all kaoslord's reviews (4)

This game is so addictive than i love it. The graphism and the story line are not the best but oh my god this is intense, from the creepy mobs to the awesome design of bosses fight, to the labyrinth of Dark and twisted atmosphere . You're on for a treat. The playability and longevity is awesome too; and the system of bone fires (save point) make the game more challenging. Overall this is a awesome game and if you like dungeon crawling; be aware you will die... ALOT :)

  A True Masochistic RPG

| | See all Larius's reviews (5)

Extremely difficult and extremely satisfing RPG. Only for the most patient people. You have been warned.

  Challenging hardcore game

| | See all Gianni333's reviews (1)

It's really a challenging game...one of the best game ever made...if you resist at the beinning you will play it untill your gamepad is broken...

  Fantastic game

| | See all d012426's reviews (7)

I didnt think i would like this game, but on my friends insistance i gave it a crack and i have tobe honest and saw it would make top ten games on xbox ever. Its like a dating a crazy girl, most the times its a pain in the a*&e and you wonder it is worth all the angnst but then you remember its one hell of a ride.

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  the best around!

| | See all TheGamr's reviews (9)

this game is unforgiving true...but very satisfying.
id recommend this only for those hardcore players out there that want a challenge. makes Ninja Gaiden look like a walk in the park, unlike that this has penalty if you die.

you have to be very cautious and take it slow. gotta be careful on the decisions you make aswell as there is no "load game to a previous spot" it auto saves all your progress no matter what. so be very wise on what you do cuz there is no turning back.

this is a MASSIVE game so it wont be easy to overcome, soo many secrets to uncover just makes you come for more.

5/5 no doubt! and if you dont like those games that make you learn from your mistake you know, "die and try again" then you will be disappointed cuz this game will eat you inside out!

  the best around!

| | See all xbox360dude's reviews (9)

this game is unforgiving true...but very satisfying.
id recommend this only for those hardcore players out there that want a challenge. makes Ninja Gaiden look like a walk in the park, unlike that this has penalty if you die.

you have to be very cautious and take it slow. gotta be careful on the decisions you make aswell as there is no "load game to a previous spot" it auto saves all your progress no matter what. so be very wise on what you do cuz there is no turning back.

this is a MASSIVE game so it wont be easy to overcome, soo many secrets to uncover just makes you come for more.

5/5 no doubt! and if you dont like those games that make you learn from your mistake you know, "die and try again" then you will be disappointed cuz this game will eat you inside out!

  A Unique Challenge

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

A spiritual successor to the PS3 only Demon Souls, Dark Souls is a game like nothing else available on the Xbox360. As you may well have already have heard you will die a lot in the process of (attempting to) complete the game. In the 75+ hours it took me to finish I would estimate that I suffered in excess of one hundred deaths. Unlike a number of other games I could name however this rarely became frustrating as each death can be seen as a learning experience allowing you to progress just that little bit further next time.

Following a short, but tough, tutorial section the player finds themselves in an open world that they are free to explore any direction they choose. Never knowing what is around the next corner provides a truly tense yet exhilarating experience and reaching a bonfire (the games equivalent of checkpoints) provides such a huge sense of relief that you will often find yourself letting out a deep breath.

All this is backed up by an excellent combat system that allows for the use of magic, bow and melee tactics as well as any combination in between. Forgoing the use of complex button combinations success depends on quickly working out the attack patterns of the huge variety of enemies and launching your own attacks at just the right moment. A seconds lapse in concentration can be fatal even against the games most basic foes!

If all this sounds impossible help is fortunately always at hand from fellow on-line players. Using an item found early in the game players can leave messages for each other providing information on how to find secret areas or on the weaknesses of certain enemies. It is even possible to summon another player into your world in order to assist you on a particularly troublesome boss and this can go a long way to swinging the odds in your favour.

For anyone looking for something just that bit different I can't recommend Dark Souls highly enough, just ensure that you have the internet handy as the game doesn't clearly explain many of the concepts that are vital if you are to make any kind of progress.

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  A Unique Challenge

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A spiritual successor to the PS3 only Demon Souls, Dark Souls is a game like nothing else available on the Xbox360. As you may well have already have heard you will die a lot in the process of (attempting to) complete the game. In the 75+ hours it took me to finish I would estimate that I suffered in excess of one hundred deaths. Unlike a number of other games I could name however this rarely became frustrating as each death can be seen as a learning experience allowing you to progress just that little bit further next time.

Following a short, but tough, tutorial section the player finds themselves in an open world that they are free to explore any direction they choose. Never knowing what is around the next corner provides a truly tense yet exhilarating experience and reaching a bonfire (the games equivalent of checkpoints) provides such a huge sense of relief that you will often find yourself letting out a deep breath.

All this is backed up by an excellent combat system that allows for the use of magic, bow and melee tactics as well as any combination in between. Forgoing the use of complex button combinations success depends on quickly working out the attack patterns of the huge variety of enemies and launching your own attacks at just the right moment. A seconds lapse in concentration can be fatal even against the games most basic foes!

If all this sounds impossible help is fortunately always at hand from fellow on-line players. Using an item found early in the game players can leave messages for each other providing information on how to find secret areas or on the weaknesses of certain enemies. It is even possible to summon another player into your world in order to assist you on a particularly troublesome boss and this can go a long way to swinging the odds in your favour.

For anyone looking for something just that bit different I can't recommend Dark Souls highly enough, just ensure that you have the internet handy as the game doesn't clearly explain many of the concepts that are vital if you are to make any kind of progress.

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  Not for casual gamers.

| | See all KyleandKieran's reviews (2)

My copy arrived this morning, played it for several hours.. as well as dying several times too. Great graphics/sounds/gameplay. All the other reviews are correct, this game is hard. There's no difficulty to pick when you start a new game so no easy mode. This game is NOT for casual gamers, but for someone like me this game is a great challenge, if you get through games too quickly and want to find a game that will slow you down then go ahead and add this to your basket.