Dark Souls is an incredible achievement and a strong contender for game of the year. It redefines what it means to be a hard game and this difficulty is actually what makes it such a rewarding experience. It's absolutely massive and can easily take over 60 hours to play through the first time. If you're one of the few who do make it to the end there's also a new game+ mode where you can go through again with your gear and face tougher enemies. Each successive playthrough also gets even more difficult. There's an amazing amount of replay value here making it superb value for money. If you enjoy RPG's and consider yourself a hardcore gamer then you simply must own this game.