Wow, this is the most consistent age ranged topic like this I've ever seen, and the average is around my age.
Really goes to show the type of person this game is attractive to.
Yes, those who ran home off the school bus to go home and play NES as kids.
This. I honestly feel that Dark Souls is the only game in the last ten years to capture the magic that I felt when video games were crisp and new in my life. To me that magic seemed to start fading around...2004ish.
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of fantastic games between then and now...but definitely around that time my passion for video games seemed to begin the downward slope. The way I feel about Dark Souls is the way I felt about video games in elementary, Jr High, and most of High School.