4.5 Beautiful,amazing..........HELLISH ! Ibroxbairn | 11/04/2012 | 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 !!!!!!!