Time: "This game, and its spiritual predecessor Demon’s Souls, have a strange spell on me. Usually I can’t wait to be finished with any game that takes more than 20 hours. I have now poured well over 100 hours into each Souls game–two playthroughs of Demon’s, nearly two playthroughs of Dark, and both games with a third playthrough that I never bothered to finish.
Because any comparisons between Souls games are about to get more complicated, now’s a good time to look back at these two brilliant contributions to modern RPGs–one last set of observations before we see if From Software has improved on its formula.
The game itself is already hard enough, so lets make this easy and divide it into subsections."