Average User Score: 7.2Aug 24, 2012Due to the bad port, I'd give this 8/10. However, adding the graphical mod and using a controller make both of my main issues with the game a non-issue. Since there are people out there giving 0's I am making this a 10.
Assuming you are playing with a controller (first time I've ever hooked my xbox controller up to my PC but totally worth it)
-The controls feel great.
-The graphics are good once modded.
-The gameplay is solid, not once did I die and think, "Well that was unfair."
-Combat has weight and strategy.
-The world is dark medieval fantasy at its best.
-Boss fights are grand, epic, challenging, and rewarding once taken down.
-Armor is interesting.
-Weapons look neat and feel distinct.
-Difficulty is just right.
-Death is an expected teaching mechanic. -You are punished for making bad decisions but through those decisions you come up with new ideas. -This game punishes you with death for making bad decisions but it rewards you for playing smart.
-Each encounter is consistent, deliberate, and gives the player plenty of opportunity to make the right decisions.
At the end of the day, Dark Souls delivers the same experience as consoles but with some extra content, a faster framerate, cheaper price point, and the potential to pickup a mod for higher resolution textures.
Play this with a USB controller, my xbox controller had no issues syncing up for this game. I highly recommend people play this game on any system they can get their hands on. Just make sure your have a controller if you get the PC version.… Expand