Sunday, 12 February 2012
Dark Souls Thoughts
It would take a dragon a couple bites to get through that Hydra flesh...
Okay. I have just now finished Dark Souls. The whole 'difficulty' thing got pretty old for the last several hours and got increasingly annoying and surprisingly boring. There were times when I really didn't want to play it. Dark Souls is a fantastic journey, but nothing else. The logistical locations, creature designs and especially the music create an incredibly magical experience. The story and characters are played up as if they're supposed to be important but it's so vague and lazy about it that it's very hard to care outside of the challenge of each fight and location. I can't resist saying that I'm rather disappointed. Dark Souls could have been the best game I have ever played. Period. But due to the vague and pretentious story it all feels depressingly hollow. It would have worked so much better if it hadn't even tried to have a story for you in the first place. Just drop me into the dangerous world and leave me to it's mystery. Make me care about my safety in this universe, not the universe itself.
Overall, it's hard to say something good about Dark Souls without something negative propping out somewhere. Magical. Dark. Intuitive. Depressing. Annoying. Boring. Clever. Mystical. That's Dark Souls.