Dark Souls – Can Thechallenge Outweigh The RPG?
I’m facing a dilemma. In short, will the challenge, polish and overall game quality of Dark Souls outweigh my absolute and unwavering disinterest in RPGs?
While looking into a few differentgames to play next, I am subconsciously drawn to Dark Souls, the sequel to Demon’s Souls. I quickly dismiss the idea as I have never been interested inRPG games before and routinely consider Borderlands and Darksiders to be the most RPG-ishgames I’ve enjoyed. There’s just something about casting some magic spell to my armor or intricately balancing weapon attributes or the idea of turn-based fighting that completely turns me away from the genre. From what I have seen, though, Dark Souls does not seem to fall entirely into these stereotypes. The action and fighting seem relatively free flowing. I do, however, expect the other assumptions to be spot on.
But on the other hand, I love a good challenge; a game that cannot simply be waltzed through. I appreciate a game that has you at the brink of quitting but the sense of reward is far too great to quit. This is exactly why Vanquish will forever remain in my collection; its sixth challenge is just so daunting. It’s a fine line to balance a great challenge with a genuinely good game that I not only enjoy but anticipate playing. And that’s thekey, finding a game that makes me want to accept the challenge, move on and lay waste to all those in my way.
So I need some input, advice, gameplay details, whatever. For a person who does not like RPG games, will the quality and challenge of Dark Souls be enough for me to overlook a genre that I have shunned for at least a decade?