After having recently gone through Rogue Legacy, a game that I have seen being compared to Dark Souls more than once, and finding it quite lacking in the difficulty department, I figured the next step would be to tackle the real deal. I know I’m late to the party, what with Dark Souls 2 around the corner, but it looks like I’ll have plenty of offline time in the near future, and I may as well play a singleplayer game.
There’s not much more to it than that, although I do have a couple of conditions:
- I am going to play the game completely blind for as long as possible. I know nothing about Dark Souls except that it’s a 3rd person action RPG of legendary difficulty. I have never played the game, I have never watched someone else play it, I haven’t even read a real review of it. It simply didn’t interest me before. That means I won’t be checking any guides or online forums, or even looking at a manual. If it happens that I start to miss important end-game or optional content then I may look that up, but for strategies or help, I am on my own.
- I will play almost exclusively offline. I know there are some sorts of multiplayer actions in Dark Souls, but I was looking for a game that I could play when my connection is too spotty for DotA or anything else, or not available at all.
And that’s about it.