Dark Souls – a challenge not a game
Are you tired of video games that treat you like some 4 years old kid, trying to teach you how you should play the game instead of just letting you choose your own path? Well, then Dark Souls is the game for you.
Dark Souls takes place in the fictional kingdom of Lordran. Players assume the role of a cursed human character who has been chosen to make a pilgrimage out of the Undead Asylum to discover the fate of the Undead. What’s interesting about Dark Souls is that the core mechanic of the game is exploration. Players are encouraged by the game to proceed with caution, learn from past mistakes, or find alternate areas to explore.
The other interesting fact about the game is it’s incredible difficulty. Dark Souls isn’t your typical hack and slash adventure. Every enemy you encounter has a unique attack pattern and will require your entire attention in order to defeat. The game also provides a wide variety of epic boss battles that will probably require several tries in order to defeat them.
Plotwise, Dark Souls lets you, the player, figure the story for yourself rather than telling you what’s going on. Historical events in this world and their significance are often implicit and left to player interpretation rather than fully shown or explained. Most of the story is given to the player through dialogue from characters within the game, item descriptions, or through a number of the game’s scarce cutscenes. But if you take the time to put the bits and pieces together you will discover a breathtaking story, that will leave you wanting for even more.
So, if you are looking for more than just your average, linear adventure game, if you want a real challenge, then Dark Souls is the game for you.