@humanity: Yep. That paragraph was the one that really got me too. He's just straight up hating on video games in general and squeezing in as many writing flourishes as he can.
It's just the nerve, the audacity to spill such self-important drivel in an endless loop while discussing a video game of all things. Like really, this Dark Souls 2 "critique" is where you will shoehorn your views on foreign production policies, and worker exploitation? Oh right, just below your select quote from everyone's favorite Greek father of scientific history - oh wait, you mean this is a quote from the Peloponnesian War? Ohhh well excuse my ignorance!
In case it wasn't clear that I was serious, I really do think there's a chance this is more of a self-hating post by this man than anything to do with the quality of Dark Souls II or videogames.
He is basically flogging himself for playing and enjoying Dark Souls and Dark Souls II so much. The post is him repeatedly considering and then lamenting just how much he loves videogames. He talks more about the insidiousness of gaming itself than anything to do with this one game. It is a sorrowful reflection on the time he has spent on games and the time he imagines he and others will spend on them in the future. He calls this game the worst, because in some ways, he feels like it may be the best.
Sounds to me like a troubled fellow questioning his most basic appreciation of the medium.