Dancing with Death: Why You Should Play Dark Souls

Ed at GameSpew writes: "Poignant, striking piano echoes in the background as I attempt to manoeuvre around my opponent. I dart between his attempted swipes and wait patiently for a flicker of an opening to strike. Twenty minutes later and I’ve finally whittled him down for the first time to a sliver of health. I realise at this moment that my hands are desperately clawing for the controller as cold sweat meets plastic. He lunges aggressively towards me as I quickly retreat with a back-step followed by a sudden jab to the chest. He side-steps but I’ve done it. I find my heart rate is beating at an alarming rate, and my eyes are practically holding the screen in place as the music stops and the most welcome cut scene in the history of my gaming life appears before me."

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