So, is anyone here still playing this? I've been doing a lot of progress lately, I had a very hard time in the first few hours but now it's going pretty smoothly. I started with temple knight but learning magic was the best thing I could've done, good melee is very useful but having magic, even if only the soul arrow spell, makes your live a lot easier. I managed to kill 4 bosses on my first try untill now.
Atmosphere and immersion in this game are second to none. Sometimes the tension is unbearable. Yesterday I was one step away from getting my souls back and a knight I totally forgot about killed me with one hit. He wasn't even hiding but the game is so dark that sometimes you don't see anything besides your character. The first time you enter a level you just have to keep your shield up at all times, walk very slowly and pay attention to the sound. If you think you'll be overwhelmed run like hell.
Those arrow shooting traps really got me, I died but I laughed my ass off.
I had my shield raised for the first one but then the second one sends the arrows from the back! Brilliant design, keeps you on your toes every second of the way.
I was just checking a thread on gaf for best game of this gen so far and DS is the game that gets mentioned more often followed by uncharted 2. I bet that the developers weren't expecting this kind of reception, it's amazing what word of mouth can do, the black phantom edition sold out, I'm really glad to hear that, on the week of release it managed to reach nÂº7 in the UK.