Dark Souls review From Software's sequel to their 2009 dark horse masterpiece has arrived, does it live up to the hype? While Dark Souls is a fairly violent game featuring blood and some gore (the amount of which is grossly overstated in the official review), I'm giving a 14-up as the main issue here isn't with the content but rather the difficulty. The Dark Souls series of action-RPGs has a reputation for being some of the toughest games around. Dark Souls is an inversion of the kind of stories games usually tell. Review: Dark Souls. The Dark Souls board game is a brutally hard exploration miniatures game for 1-4 players. It is oblique, punishing and gratifying in a way mainstream console blockbusters seldom dare to be. It's a fantasy action RPG without any objectionable content save for the violence and perhaps some subtle undertones. As you kill enemies, you'll collect a set amount of souls from each victim. Dark Souls 3 is a vigorous tale of sacrifice and cunning. It constructs a meticulous dark fantasy world in which almost everything is trying to kill you. A new chapter arises in a series that developer From Software never anticipated would include multiple entries. In Dark Souls 3, death paves the way for progress. But the fires are definitely dying. Dark Souls' combat has a weighty physicality to it: monstrously powerful foes can smash through all but the strongest shields, and different weapons feel markedly different in use. Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City rushes through the series' history like an unhinged amusement park ride. Dark Souls fans shouldn't hesitate to enjoy all the suffering in high resolution at 60FPS. All the talk of difficulty can be scary for new players like me. Thankfully Dark Souls III treads lightly with regards to shaking up the formula and upsetting the balance that has appealed to a challenge-hungry audience since its inception. But there's a bit of a twist to this mechanic. The game features a "fast set-up, long reveal" mechanism that gets you into the game quickly and builds the location as you explore. Dark Souls 2 review – a brutal, mysterious, astonishing game 5 / 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars. By GamesRadarMichaelGrimm 04 October 2011 Comments Prepare to die. In that regard, it's business as usual for fans of FromSoftware's sleeper-hit series. These souls can then be used as leveling currency to slightly improve your stats, one level at a time. Grinding in Dark Souls is an art form, and one you'll have to master quite early. First, allow me to begin with a caveat; I have not completed Dark Souls. The sense of danger is palpable as you discover new locations and the monsters that inhabit these dark places.