ghost whistler wrote:Dark Souls is one of the worst games I have ever played. It is ugly, poorly explained, broken and far too difficult to be enjoyable. That gamers hype this poorly designed rubbish tells me everything I need to know about the parlous state of this hobby. Games should be enjoyable, they should accomodate the player at any skill level and not rely on poorly programmed frustration as a game mechanic. I would have hoped they wouldn't be making any more of this rubbish.
I can't help but completely disagree, I think it is one of the most well designed games of this generation, the amount of detail From Software put into the world is incredible, and even though you will die a lot, it will always be your fault, not because of bad game design. It is definitely not broken, backup your statements with evidence in the future. Dark Souls isn't about accommodating all players from the start, it's about teaching every player how to become better at the game, good enough to succeed. It's old-school like that, it's frustrating to get to grips with but the feeling of satisfaction you get from it is unlike any other game.