I normally wait for GC, and other, reviews before I buy any game and I am 100% in the camp that it’s madness to pre-order any game, or make any purchase before you know what you’re getting. Well, 99% I suppose I’d have to say now. While I didn’t pre-order it (I still don’t understand what the point of that would be) I did get it on Friday and have been playing it over the weekend.
I know FromSoftware said it wasn’t a SoulsBorne game but I hadn’t realised just how differently it would play, despite have so many family features, like the bonfires and losing your experience points when you die. The combat is amazing, much better than any of From’s other games, and so fluid and satisfying. It’s absolutely not a button-masher either, as it’s all based around deflecting, countering, and dodging.
I love the stealth and platforming too, which you can focus on or almost completely ignore it seems. It’s hard too, but not so much as the other games – at least so far. I look forward to GC’s review but, especially based on their already positive preview, I feel certain they’re going to agree with me and say this is as good as anything From has done before, and easily the best game of the year so far.Zero Digit