I love Dark Souls, and Demon's Souls, and of course I'm looking forward to Dark Souls 2. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a game from the fighting genre that might appeal to Dark Souls PVPers?
I'm asking from a pretty uneducated place. I remember trying to get into Tekken 4 back in the PS2 days, and when I got to the point where I realized that good players were doing crazy stuff like buffering moves by entering input strings far in advance of the moves actually happening on screen - I just gave up. I didn't want to be memorizing and regurgitating input strings and combos that felt more like entering a series of GTA cheat codes than fighting. I wanted to be watching, thinking, defending, attacking and reacting to my opponent in a moment-to-moment immersive way.
So I haven't played a fighter in FOREVER and it's pretty certain I don't have a clue what I'm talking about. For all I know, fighter fans might say any good fighter is about "watching, thinking, defending, attacking and reacting in an immersive way". I do know that a lot of Demon's/Dark Souls fans are fighting game fans.
Can anybody point out some fighters that should or should not appeal to Souls fans? I'm hoping there's a fighter or two with that deliberate, connected feel that the Souls games have. I'm hoping for something more about reading your opponent, testing and reacting to your opponent - and less about entering combo strings like your controller is a typewriter.