That's another reason why dark soul fanboys are the worst, they think you are a casual for hating on the game.
CHEAT SHEET FOR HOW TO DEFEND SOULS 1) Does the person like Souls?
Yes? pat them on the back. They are a true gamer.
Complainant sucks, not the game. All other comments/critiques/complaints are invalid and negated by the fact that we can assume said gamer is a hopeless casual and sucks at Souls regardless of previous gaming history or accomplishments herein Souls.
Thats because the people that feel the need to hate on the game are the ones that killed 1 boss and then got stuck in the 2nd area. You never see a person with a completely negative opionion of the game hating one of the last bosses.
Why? Because they never got that far lol
Why didn't they get that far? Because they stopped playing a game they didn't like lol.
More likely they died twice in a row and rage quit.
I certainly know dying and ragequitting are totally the only reason I didn't finish, say, Alpha Protocol or Shift 2 Unleashed. Seriously, there's more than one reason to stop doing something.
Playing through a decent portion of Demon's Souls, i couldnt grasp why it rsted so well. Generic setting, slow, clunky combat, and very little focus on any story.
Tried Dark Souls for free. They focused a little more on the story, but the problems remained true. It was slow and clunky in controls, almost no real focus on the story, the settings got even more generic...
I couldnt keep interested.
Souls' combat is only slow if you're a beginner playing it ultra-conservatively, and it's the furthest possible thing from being clunky. If you want to see clunky, look no further than CDPR's attempt at cloning Demon's Souls style combat for The Witcher 2 (which is still a great game in spite of that).
I agree with the main poster.. The game is SUPER over rated. I had someone rant to me about these games for weeks, when I finally got to try it.. I played it for four days and just took it out, and gave it back to him. Waste of time. It's hard for the sake of being hard, not challenging in the sake of fun.