WC - The new year has hit and the release of Dark Souls II is looming ever closer. Upon release the first Dark Souls was met with critical acclaim with reviewers lauding it as a game of supreme depth and quality, but it didn’t leave the shelves particularly fast, not initially anyway. It wasn’t particularly widely marketed, which was probably smart, because of one reason. One word, Skyrim. In the blur of marketing and hype surrounding Skyrim it would have struggled to really obtain a lot of notice anyway. They were released quite close together and the majority of people’s money went to Bethesda.