I've noticed that when people discuss the Souls series summoning white phantoms to pal around with is sometimes referred to as a negative aspect of the game. As if you're ceding to the boss by summoning a helper. This was so deeply impressed on me that I didn't summon help at all in Dark Souls, but I decided to try it out for the new game. It's absolutely been some of the most fun I've had with the game. Helping strangers, getting assistance with a tough boss... I'm loving that jolly co-operation.
So, I ask you Giant Bomb community, what do YOU think about summoning? Is it a last resort? Do you do it all the time? Or are you a summon shamer who shouts fie on anyone who doesn't go through the game alone, broken straight sword only, Final Destination?