When I received my Dark Souls 2 Xbox review copy, I had no idea that I’d end up writing such a massive review. Like the game itself, it had a difficult but addictive quality.
First, the gist: I didn’t know whether or not I liked From Software’s new game at first, but once the mechanic hooked me, I fell for it. This is not for casual gamers, or lovers of storyline, but if you want to be challenged and play what feels like a true old-school RPG, you’re in luck come March 14th. So…
…Greetings, traveler. No, do not look upon my face, for it is scarred with terrible curses. Sit beside my fire and hear a tale of woe that few have heard and remained sane… if you dare.
You must get used to this manner of speech if you wish to traverse the black heart of Dark Souls 2, for many are the vague references to upsetting goings-on. Hark at my account of the first few hours of play: