Dark Soul's review - Gametrailers

Are you ready to die? Dark Souls puts us to the test for a change in the GT Review!

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TrevorPhillips4439d ago

IGN - 9.0
Gamespot 9.5
Gametrailers 9.2

Definitely buying this game! :D

wumster4439d ago

-looks at his icon and name-

If this game is good enough to get you to play it, then this must be game of the year worthy.

MagicAccent4439d ago (Edited 4439d ago )

No kidding.
I haven't cried out loud, cursed everyone and everything, almost flung the controller in frustration..
While at the same time whooping like an idiot when finally making a smidgeon of progress and High-Fiving my dog, with such frequent consistency, since... Well, ever.

Dark Soul's brings out both the worst and best in me. And I love it. It's humbling.

Cenobia4439d ago

This game is terrifying. Not that it is even that scary (at least not yet), but every new enemy I encounter I am scared of. I don't know how easily they can kill me or if I have wandered into an area that is well beyond my skill level. I'm scared to even go through the white mist a lot of the time because a boss might be there. I'm scared of areas that seem empty of enemies because that could mean there is something much worse ahead...

I don't think I've ever run for my life so often in a game, and with such dire consequences if I actually die (luckily I have been able to get to my blood stain every time so far). In Demon Soul's I at least had the safety of the nexus. In Dark Souls I rarely feel safe, and it is awesome.

I'm also playing offline at the moment so I am completely alone in the game. It is still really fun, but I expect to hit a wall at some point where I'll probably need to get a co-op buddy.

MagicAccent4439d ago (Edited 4439d ago )

Also, does anyone know how if a kindled fire is permanently kindled?

oNIXo4439d ago

I have spent about 10 hours playing, this game has my vote for game of the year. It sucks you in and before you know it, its time to go to bed.

Drekken4439d ago

I wanted to stay up all night and keep playing like I was a teenager last night. I can't get enough of this game. Its brutal, but doable.

I killed the gargoyle and I'm just helping others out grinding levels before I move on.

Crystallis4439d ago

Same here Drek.I cant get enough and I cant put the game down.

Drekken4439d ago

Are you on my friends list anymore?

oNIXo4439d ago

I know man, last night it was like 1:30 in the morning and my wife was like "You do know what time it is, right?" I said "Let me get to the bonfire real quick." 45 min later she made me go to bed. lol


10 Hardest Bosses in the Souls Series, Ranked

The Nerd Stash: “Whether you’re here to gloat about your victories or to see what the fuss is about, we present to you the hardest bosses in the Souls series.”

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phoenixwing1d 22h ago

I beat them all with my fists and no hits were taken. What do you mean you don't believe me? I used a guitar hero controller!!!

qalpha1d 18h ago

I used the Jungle Beat Bongos from my Gamecube

The_Hooligan1d 12h ago

I just made my character look like Chuck Norris.

qalpha1d 18h ago

All the bosses are only from Dark Souls. No Bloodborne, Sekiro, Elden Ring, or Demon Souls


EDGE selects the top 100 best games of the past 30 years

The well-known magazine EDGE just turned 30 years old, and to celebrate, this month’s issue contains a ranking of the top 100 greatest games released over the past 30 years.

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-Foxtrot56d ago

How predicable

There are dozens of games on that list which are way better than BotW and sometimes I feel like these “Top X list” makers know that deep down.

Profchaos56d ago

I tend to agree I played through it for the first time about 6 months ago and I really liked it but I wouldn't say it's the best game in 30 years I felt it had a lot of flaws and moments where I was bored Top 100 sure but honestly not top 10

VenomUK55d ago

EDGE must've put its Top 100 together before the 6th September as Starfield is not on the list.

DarkZane55d ago

@VenomUK it doesn't derserve to be in the top 100.

TheColbertinator55d ago


Edge was not significantly impressed with Starfield.

LoveSpuds55d ago

It's just opinions though Fox, whilst BotW didn't resonate with you (and many others), it did with millions of others.

Out of curiosity, do you have a personal top game? I really struggle with this question personally, I bounce between Last of Us, Bioshock and Bloodborne as my faves, but BotW is certainly up in my personal top 5.

WiiU-Dude55d ago

This is fair. It's completely subjective and ultimately someone's opinion, maybe a consensus of opinion with their staff, but still opinion. I don't agree it's the greatest, but I would struggle to say what is. At the moment I am playing the Personas and I absolutely love them. Persona 4 especially...maybe if asked at this very moment I would say Persona 4. Lol. Another time, Suikoden. Another Street Fighter. Ugh. Too difficult to choose for me.

FinalFantasyFanatic55d ago

I'm pretty happy that Ocarina of Time and BoTW were somewhere on the list, and both were highly rated.

-Foxtrot55d ago

The issue is it’s more flawed then people will admit but other games will be nitpicked to death by journalists. We’ve all seen it, they will say one game has X, Y and Z issue but Zelda it’s like “ahhh it’s not that bad, long as it’s fun”. They didn’t even criticise the weapon breakage system until like a month or so later when articles started to come out over it. That right there is pretty suss, whatever you think of the game.

Personal favourite? Of all time? No. I just can’t

However. Zelda wise? What deserves to be above BotW. Easy.

A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, so on.

Yi-Long55d ago

I think these lists are compiled by groups of people, so while a group of (for example) 10 folks might all, individually, have another game in the top spot on their personal list, so one will have Chrono Trigger as their no 1, someone else will have God of War, or whatever, but if BotW is in almost everyone’s top 5-10, then obviously it’s gonna add up and in the end, BotW is the overall winner …

I think many/most of us agree BotW is a great game, but I also think many of us will have a specific game or specific games that we personally just rate a little bit higher.

In the ends, lists like these are just celebrations of gaming’s high points, and of course a starting point for many discussions about which games deserve to be there, and which games should have been there in that list.

Michiel198955d ago

have you ever considered that a game like Zelda has way more mass appeal than a souls game for example? Before clicking on this article, I knew which game would most likely be nr1 and that so many people would complain about it. Because of that also way more non-gamers get to play the game, I'll use my uncle as an example. The man's almost 80, only owns nintendo consoles (even the old game and watch ones) and basically only plays Zelda. If I'd ask him to give botw a rating I'm pretty sure he would give it a 9.5 or 10/10. Is that review now less legit because he didn't play twisted metal, mgs, moh, ff 6-9? No it's not, reviews are an opinion piece anyway and it's all a matter of perspective. That's why no value at all should be held to a sum of review scores and why it's honestly pathetic that you and others cry over this.

Find a youtuber or reviewer that has the same taste as you and let them inform you if you are unsure if a game is for you. People are more attached to what number the media gives a game than getting enjoyment out of a game and it's just dumb.

Old McGroin55d ago

@ -Foxtrot

Show us your top 100 so buddy, as that's obviously the only one that counts.

Cacabunga55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

Tetris better than God of War.. hhhhh
I feel like they just put whatever to make it sound they know about all genres..

Shenmue 1, A Link to the Past, Gran Turismo 3, Jak and Daxter, GOW 2, WipEout 3, Code Veronica, Soulcalibur for me MUST be in there..