Let me start this review out with a confession – I am a huge fan of both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls. The first was the game that got me back into PS3 gaming for good, and entertained me so much for so long that Dark Souls became a day one purchase for me on the same console. Sure enough, Dark Souls turned out to be utterly fantastic – a game that was punishingly difficult yet still felt somehow fair. A game with beautiful, dark world that you experienced more than merely learned about. And the gameplay? It was everything I could ask for. When I heard there was a petition to bring Dark Souls to the PC, I signed on immediately. When I heard that this petition actually succeeded, I was delighted. Being a PC guy first and foremost, this was an opportunity to show my PC gaming friends what I considered to be a masterpiece of gaming that they had missed out on. With my considerable bias on display here, I want to get into what’s going to be a pretty non-standard review.