Dark Souls is a pretty divisive experience. Those that love it reeeeaaally love it. And those that hate it kinda wish it would die. For months, I tried to get into it to no avail. It sat on my shelf for months at a time. I kept looking at it. I'd pop it in from time to time. But I just couldn't see the appeal. That was, until Vinny did the recent live stream, and I decided to give it one more shot. This time I started over, with a completely different class. And lo and behold, I'm really enjoying it.
Now what I'd like to know is what is it that draw you, dear reader, into the experience. I know for some it's the difficulty. Which it definitely is not for me. I'd be perfectly happy if it were a little less brutal at times. And for some it's the odd nature of the multiplayer. And again, I think if I could choose to co-op with my friends at any time I'd be having loads more fun with it. No, for me it honestly comes down to this. I get the same feeling playing this game, that I got when I first played through Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The joy of exploring this huge, inter-connected, brilliantly designed environment full of some of the most imaginative creature designs I've seen in a long time. The fact that this place feels packed with secrets and hidden items that you could play for hundreds of hours and never find. The only thing it's missing is the kick ass soundtrack.
So that's what draws me to Dark Souls. What about you?