After escaping an asylum, an undead warrior treks through the dangerous kingdom of Lordran.

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Rickert of Vinheim / Vince of Thorolund (voice)
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Laurentius of the Great Swamp / Crestfallen Merchant (voice)
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Griggs of Vinheim (voice) (as Blake Ritzon)
Charlie Cameron ...
Reah of Thorolund / Quelaag's Sister / Sieglinde of Catarina (voice)
Clare Corbett ...
Itinerant Merchant Woman / Gwynevere / Priscillia the Dragon Crossbreed (voice)
Daniel Roberts ...
Knight Lautrec of Carim (voice)
Daniel Flynn ...
Solaire of Astora / Vamos the Blacksmith / Blacksmith Giant (voice)
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Oswald of Carim (voice)
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Dusk of Oolacile / Anastacia of Astora (voice)
Ève Karpf ...
Alvina of the Darkroot Wood (voice) (as Eve Karpf)
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Gwyndolin (voice)
Ian Thompson ...
Big Hat Logan (voice)
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Darkmoon Knight / Quelana of Izalith (voice)
Kuei Lin Hsu ...
Shiva of the East (voice)
Matthew Morgan ...
Crestfallen Warrior / Domhnall of Zena (voice) (as Matt Morgan)
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After escaping an asylum, an undead warrior treks through the dangerous kingdom of Lordran.

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4 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Dark Ring  »

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Originally planned to be titled 'Dark Race' but the name was decided against to avoid controversy. 'Dark Ring' was suggested for its relationship to the dark sign on players' character, but again discarded as the name was found to be profound English slang. 'Dark Souls' was the last resort by FROM SOFTWARE to name the title despite it appearing as the most obvious choice from gamers' perspectives given that the game is the spiritual successor of Demon's Souls. See more »

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The three souls on the corpses below Patches in the Tomb Of Giants still appear in the cutscene where the player is kicked off by Patches even if they were previously picked up. See more »

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Solaire of Astora: Oh, hello there. I will stay behind, to gaze at the sun. The sun is a wondrous body. Like a magnificent father! If only I could be so grossly incandescent!
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Outstanding Game. The negative reviews are factually incorrect and straight up wrong.
17 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been playing this game for months and I'm still not bored of it. When I came to this page I was very disappointed by the sheer stupidity of some of the reviews.

One of these reviews said: "I was supposed to go to random places and kill as many demons as I can find, there is no specific quest or storyline to follow. I killed a few of the bosses and gained nothing, just another dead end."

There are so many things wrong with this. First of all, you aren't supposed to go to just random places, believe it or not. You have to figure out where you are supposed to be going by reading the description of items you pick up along the way such as keys, weapons, armor etc. That will tell you a bit about the story and characters, and the descriptions for keys will usually literally tell you which door they open.

Secondly, there is a storyline, and a fantastic one at that. What did you think the large cut-scene was at the start of the game? Just some irrelevant garbage? You need to actually pay attention and use your senses to find out more and more of the story as you progress. And if you are still really struggling that much, you could always just look it up online.

And finally, you don't gain nothing from killing bosses and enemies. You earn keys, unlock new areas to the game, find weapons and more equipment that will help you put together pieces of the story and find your way around- and you gain significant amounts of souls which you can use to level up.

So to sum this up, don't bother reading the reviews on this page. I'd recommend maybe watching a little bit of gameplay on YouTube (but not so much that it will spoil your experience) and deciding whether or not to buy it from there.

Absolutely phenomenal game. 99/100.


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