Okay, so I've never really given Dark Souls a proper chance before. But now that I have, it's **** FANTASTIC. Everything in this game is done well, from gameplay, to graphics, to the mysterious story..
The thing I like most though, is the exploration. It's just done so well. It's the 3D Zelda and Castlevania that has never been. It's done the metroidvania style of exploration better than any other game that I've ever seen, and there are so many hidden passageways and corridors it's just ridiculous.
Another great thing that I really like is the high risk, high reward and the trial-and-error system, it's true that the game is unforgiving and punishes you for every mistake you do, but it'll be easier if you study the enemies' movement and know the patterns to strike whenever the chance arises.
The game just throws you in it's world without telling you where to go or what to do - there haven't been a lot of games like that in this generation (or the generation before :p), meaning you can go to a much higher level area and get your *** beaten to death by a single hit.
Anyone else loves this game besides me ?