D+Pad Magazine's review of Dark Souls II.
"If you’re new to the series and want to know what the fuss is, you’d do well to consider what kind of game it is before checking it out. It’s a game where you’ll spend a good deal of time banging your head against a brick wall, and the question is which will break first: the brick wall or you. It’s a game that you can come to love like no other, but it’s also a game that you can come to hate like no other too. I’m in the former category, and the review score reflects this. Given the consistent rush towards the safe option in gaming today, the possibility of Dark Souls 2 meaning something special to you makes its worth checking out, even if you might well hate every second of it."