Make no mistake, there is a high barrier of entry for Dark Souls. It is a game built on repetition, accepting your limitations, and grinding through the same scenarios dozens upon dozens of times. None of those things are the problem with this game. It’s that the game does not give you the tools or abilities to survive that grueling process that makes is such a maddening experience. Going under the assumption that you’re one to enjoy a game despite it’s flaws, by all means dive in you’ll be in for a treat. If, however, the thought of a game punishing you for playing it poorly while at the same time preventing you from playing it smart sounds like the opposite of why you play video games, steer clear.