Dark Souls is a fantasy action RPG developed by FromSoftware and is the spiritual successor of their hard as nails 2009 game Demon Souls. Dark Souls promised to continue the tradition of the Souls games being hard with its tagline being, “Prepare to die” and in fact you do die, a lot. Dark Souls takes place in the fictional world of Lordran that was ruled by dragons until creatures crawled from the dark and found souls of the lords. These creatures used the souls to destroy the dragons and start a new age of fire. That’s pretty much all of the story the game readily gives you as you’re dropped into your role in a dark, dank dungeon cell. Gametactics reviewer Demitrius Berkley-Thomas reviews Dark Souls for the Xbox 360.