Extremely Deep, Dark & Difficult - Unforgiving in its punishment, yet rewarding for the determined - learn to strategize freely and conquer seemingly impossible challenges. * Fully Seamless World - Explore a completely integrated world of dark fantasy where dungeons are seamlessly intertwined, with great height. * Mastery Earns Progression - Player success depends on their eventual mastery of how and when to use the magic spells, choice of armor, the number of weapons, the types of weapons, and the moves attached to the weapons. * Network Play - Players may cross paths with one another, interacting with each other throughout the game even as each player plays their own game. * Flexible Character Development & Role Play - As the player progresses, they must carefully choose which of their character's abilities to enhance as this will determine their progression style.
The world of Dark Souls is beautiful, dark, twisted, and punishing. It's a wonderfully rewarding game, if you can appreciate the difficulty, instead of being frustrated by it. The online interactions are spot on, allowing players to help/hurt each other without detracting from the atmosphere. Combat flows nicely, and you'll rarely feel cheated by death. Everything just fits together great.In short, you will die, but through perseverance and skill, you will also live. (corny, but true)
When I was younger I remember games that took dedication and countless deaths. Anybody remember the Contra Code? Those extra lives made the game feel like "normal mode" more than a cheat. Gone have been the days of 100 hour dedication to an RPG or even most Main Stream RPGs in general, which for the fans of us out there is a real let down. Then came Demon's Souls. Demon's souls was brutally uncaring about your little "easy mode" common place playstyle that has made gaming a subplot to cinematography. ..
For the sake of brevity I will only discuss the extras that make this the Collector's Edition.This limited edition which I received probably because I ordered the 'standard' version the day it became available at Amazon adds the following:IN THE BOX- The regular, shrink-wrapped game comes inside a nice tin box. I say 'nice' because... a tin is tin box. Good graphics on the outside.- You will also find an art book. The actual art is beyond gorgeous. Leaf through the pages and you'll be dreaming even more abo..