I heard it was watered down a little and really that is not a bad thing. --- Intel i5 2500k|8GB G.Skill RJaws|VelociRaptor, WD Fals|AsRock z68 Extreme4 G3|Sapphire 2GB 6970 OC'd |Corsair 520W PSU|Corsair 500R, K90, M95|ASUS Designo IPS
Play the superior "King's Field" series. Dark Souls is a step down from the much superior predecessor.
The amount of tryharding in this post is depressing. King's Field and the Souls games play completely differently.
Next time you try to pretend you are whatever you want people to believe you are, try mentioning Shadow Tower instead of King's Field. --- "Now go ahead and leap ignorantly to the defense of wealthy game companies who don't know or care about you."
If by watered down you mean more challenging than the first if you're soloing, then yes. It's totally watered down. But it's really well optimized. Looks beautiful and runs really well using downsampling from 4k on my dual 680s --- "Frightened by your own smell. Bitterness will run you through." ~In Flames: Bullet Ride