How many times did you die while playing Demon's Souls? Or better yet, did you even play Demon's Souls? If not, you're missing out on one of the most rewarding, albeit challenging, games in recent memory. Thankfully, the spiritual successor to that title, Dark Souls, has just been revealed and we've got our first eyes-on impressions.
"Gamers will have to use their brains before they start swinging their swords. This is definitely not a hack-n-slash. If anything it's a trial-and-error slash. 100 different types of weapons will be at the players disposal and each has its own unique action, purpose, strengths and weaknesses. There is no ultimate weapon that can take out any enemy. Instead there's the playstyle that suits you and your style of gameplay. Gamers will have the option to duel-wield and use the environment to their advantage. A small blade will mean the wielder is quicker and can sneak in close and jumping from up high up will make the attack more powerful; both tactics I plan on using."
Pick up your sword and shield and fortify your patience for our Dark Souls Preview.