Bryan Dawson: Dark Souls 2 is a very unforgiving game. If you played the original Dark Souls or Demon Souls, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Dark Souls 2, but if you're new to the series, you will die... and you will die often. This is not a game that can be played like your typical action-adventure title. In order to do well in Dark Souls 2, you must first respect Dark Souls 2. This is the first mistake new players make, but there are many more before they learn. That said, make sure you avoid the following.