If you are looking for a relaxing, easy game, look someplace else. Dark Souls will rip your character to pieces, thwart your attempts at success, and frustrate you like nothing else. But it is also riveting and enjoyable, because when you overcome the game’s seemingly insurmountable challenges, it gives a feeling of accomplishment that few other games can grant.
If it is a challenge you seek, if you are the kind of person that gets back on the horse after you fall, I strongly suggest giving Dark Souls a try. It presents a thrilling world, full of twists and turns that keep players on their toes. There is an emphasis on skill, but there is also planning and character customization—making for an interesting style of play that is difficult to categorize.
Its graphics aren’t as stunning as some new games’, but they are used to create many striking views nonetheless. The investment that one has in his or her character, coupled with the cautious scrutiny that one must use to survive add a level of realism to the world that supersede the fanciest of graphics.