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Dark Souls aims to breathe fire at Skyrim

Video gamers have seen bullets fly all year long in 2011 between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision) and Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts). Both MW3 and BF3 promise an exciting first person shooter with graphics and sound worthy of a summer blockbuster movie. The FPS shooter battle will continue on throughout the year as DLC and multiplayer elements will help boost numbers or leave gamers asking for more.

Gamers looking for fantasy and a single-player experience will most likely be drawn to the large scale releases of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda) and Dark Souls (Namco Bandai). Both games look exceptionally gorgeous and highlight battles with dragons, use of swords, dungeons and magic. So far Skyrim has a leg up on the competition with it’s long history in the Elder Scrolls universe while Dark Souls has only one successor in the praised yet difficult Demon Soul’s.

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Dio10802551d ago

It doesn't matter, I'm getting both.

Jacks_Medulla2551d ago

Agreed. There is no such thing as too many amazing RPGs.

BlindGuardian2551d ago (Edited 2551d ago )

both for me, along with the Rage and Arkham City

and BattleField and MW3, also Uncharted of course, and the HD collections

ahh, and also Gears and Resistance

man, I'm glad the Vita was delayed

EDIT: and maybe Dead Island if it doesn't suck

beavis4play2551d ago

both for me - but i'll be playing DS on day1 - i'll save skyrim for late winter.

BiggCMan2551d ago

As will I, but I want Dark Souls more so, so I will be getting that first, as I cannot afford more games right now. I will definitely be getting Skyrim some time down the road though, it's looking really good.

dark-hollow2551d ago (Edited 2551d ago )

"I'm getting both"

Bu bu but sitting here fighting over which one is better is more fun than playing the games itself!!!!

Shaner_Bock2551d ago (Edited 2551d ago )

I'll wait till the Skyrim GOTY edition is released so I can get the game and all of the DLC for $60.

Bedsides, it's not that I won't have any good games to play until then.

Dark Souls
Uncharted 3
Gears of War 3
Battlefield 3
Rage
Batman: Arkham City
and there's a ton of great games coming out next year....

beavis4play2551d ago

that's a good idea - i'm waiting for the GotY edition too!

Tanir2551d ago

to me dark souls destroys skyrim, it has my main priority this year, uncharted 3, halo anniversery, gears 3, skyrim, dead island, can all wait till im done with darksouls :)

Lazy_Sunday2551d ago (Edited 2551d ago )

But honestly I don't see it beating Skyrim.

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BeardedPriest2551d ago

One of these games is A LOT better than the other...

beavis4play2551d ago

without mentioning which game you're talking about; your comment is meaningless.

Christopher2551d ago

I envy all these people who have already played both games.

BrightFalls762551d ago

Skyrim all the way. I don't want an easy game anymore than I want a game that is punishing. Demon Souls looked beautiful and the mechanics were great, I really wanted to love it but the frustration was not my kind of fun.

BiggCMan2551d ago

Then you weren't any good at it honestly. Because if you took the time to learn the game, it became very easy, especially after you beat it just one time. You get sucked in after that first completion, you know every level well enough and want to get through them again with your higher level character. It is not as hard as most people make it out to be.

Christopher2551d ago

Don't see why he has to be "good" at it to have an opinion. Majority of people who bought the game never finished it, let alone the millions of people who decided early on that the "challenge" wasn't their idea of fun.

beavis4play2551d ago

i don't care how well you knew the levels and learned the game - DS is never "very easy".

BiggCMan2551d ago

@beavis4play. I beg to differ. I'm 5 playthroughs in it, and I never die anymore unless i'm facing another player who is equally as good. The AI never kills me anymore, I go through the levels like a walk in the park.

TyrionL2550d ago

@ BiggCMan
I loved Demon Souls but you can't come tell Bright that his OPINION is wrong. He said it isn't HIS kind of fun. Not everyone has to share YOUR opinion. The first play through of Demon Souls is very hard, especially if you don't have a walkthrough. Sorry man I just think you made yourself look like a complete jerk with that comment. How self centered do you have to be to think everyone should share your taste? You aren't any good at manners honestly, maybe your mom should have raised you better.

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Akiba962551d ago

BF3 and MW3 are in direct competition because they are in the same genre and because EA and Activision are making them to be. Namco Bandai and Bethesda arent comparing the two games and neither is anyone else. Probably because they arent really in the same genre. They are both rpgs set in a medieval fantasy realm; that is pretty much where their similarities end.

anyway both will be awesome so get em both.

SweatyFlorida2551d ago

Terrible commercial/prologue/video, but DS for me :3 Loved Demon souls so I'm excited ^^

solidboss2551d ago

terrible comment. its not meant to be a "commercial" i'll let it slide though because you put you love demons souls at the end

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