In our world wherein everything is normal and mundane, a break to the world of gaming is always welcome. How about a gorgeous and frightening world you won’t want to leave? Any game can deliver a few cheap scares, but it takes a special one to actually terrify you. Dark Souls is such a game.
Dark Souls is a mysterious role-playing adventure that challenges your mind. The game is filled with terrifying fire demons and homicidal lizardmen, all with a single goal: to annihilate you. And so you die, over and over again as you go through this dark world. In the game, death and resurrection is a core mechanic, not a setback, making you feel in control of your destiny.
First, you create a character, select a class, and enter a bleak kingdom populated by undead horrors, shrieking gargoyles, and iron-clad knights. Your exploration begins in the world of Lordran. Unlike other games, Dark Souls does not focus on plot, character development, or the traditional questing. Rather, it provides you with a captivating world with narrative details, and encourages you to create your own tale.
Boss fights will include twin gargoyles atop a parish roof, a giant fire demon, a huge wolf with a sword in its mouth, and a deceptively beautiful butterfly that sings a soothing lullaby when it isn’t trying to murder you. And there are minibosses too, such as a blue dragon guarding a narrow path and a giant diseased rat skulking in the sewers. Even standard foes are wonderfully hideous in Dark Souls and are suited to their environment.