We’ve decided to change things up here at Press Start. Starting this month, we have turned our monthly release list into a weekly release list and we’ll still be bringing you the teams most anticipated games of each month.
Dark Souls 2 – I’m so happy that this month I can pick a game that I’m legitimately excited for and going to play. The whole reason why I started playing the first Dark Souls is for Dark Souls II. The game is unforgiving, relentless and frustrating, but oh so rewarding at the same time. The boss battles are extremely imposing, as they should be, common grunts can kick your ass if you’re not careful, and even walking around corners without caution can mean a death. It’s the kind of game were you have to be fully attentive and careful, which is fantastic. The level of involvement required by the player is enormous. You have to BE your character, or you WILL DIE.
I got some hands-on time with the game at a press event, but back then, I had no appreciation for the franchise. Now, after having spent more than 25 hours on the first game (and counting), I can say with full confidence that it’s a great series that I will without a doubt enjoy to death. Literally. Again. And again. God damn I’m so ready to die you have no idea.