A Metro reader posted a new article on the site with his opinion on how Dark Souls broke gaming for him. Here is a short sample to get you all started.
More information.I never understood the appeal of Demon’s Souls when I played it a few years ago. Twice I progressed to the 10 hour mark and became frustrated. Game disc ejected and gathered dust. With rave reviews for its spiritual successor and a sucker for punishment I thought I would try again. With Dark Souls I hit the 10 hour mark and again ejected the disc to gather dust.
About a year ago I purchased Dark Souls on PC for a measly sum of £3.74 on Steam and never touched it. During March 2014, and reading a lot of GameCentral readers banging on about how great Dark Souls was, I felt that I was missing out.
Then a funny thing happened; I tried to play other games such as FIFA, Battlefield 4, and Killzone: Shadow Fall but all felt very average. I felt broken as though I had lost my enthusiasm for gaming. A few months passed without picking up the controller. However, this passed, thankfully, and at the end of July I played and completed Astebreed, Mario Kart 8, and Bayonetta 2.
The Souls series has changed gaming for me and has awoken me to something I have lost for the past 10 years, i.e. requiring genuine skill to play and beat a game. Dark Souls et al. I bow down to you for surfacing the true gamer in me. Bring on Bloodborne I say…