Mike from Twinfinite writes, "Dark Souls II has been out for a number of months now, and its most ardent fans have explored every inch of its world. One thing I’ve observed however is that people often ask about it; I regularly recommend this game to video game fans I encounter in my library. Some people take me up on it, but many decline because they’ve heard about how hard it is and they’re intimidated. Make no mistake, the Souls games are tough especially for newcomers. They are not impossible however, and are actually very reasonable once you’ve learned the basics. I love this game and I think it deserves the biggest possible audience, so I made this quick guide. Here are some handy tips to help newcomers get off on the right foot."