Well since this thread is still going.
My opinion is, after playing both games.
Ya Dark Souls was a better and funner experience for me then skyrim was. Skyrim is a good game but it is kind of repetitive, after you do the 10th
dungeon you pretty much done them all. The story line in skyrim is not bad but it aint all that great. Though even DS has barely any story line to
it, it still grabbed me more and made me want to play more just to know what was going on.
Though **Spoliler Alert** DS has the shortest and weirdest ending ever, after you get to the kiln of the first flame, and get past all the black
knights, you end up fighting a hollowed Gwyn the lord of cinders...Then after you bet him... bam...a little cut scene... and...The End.
Then you end up in new game plus back in the dungeon at the beginning of the game...It literally leaves you with all your questions unanswered, in
fact the whole storyline is in the game, and if your not careful you will miss what is happening.
Were as in skyrim you basically talked to a bunch of npc went to some dungeon killed some creature and npc, and after a while it all just blended
into one. Since they were all pretty much the same go here do this type of gameplay/questing, even the dungeons are pretty much the same with just
different graphical touch ups. But some of them were impressive, graphical wise that is.
Latter in the game in skyrim I was not even interested in what they had to say, or what the quest was about. And just skipped all the dialog and
ran trough it killed the npc's or bosses, garbed the loot which in most times is really crappy, and just sold it all, along with all the other
useless items I acquired along the way.
The fighting and gameplay tough hands down DS was better and funner then Skyrim.
They are in two different categories so it is hard to compare..But in the end for me at least Skyrim was more of a whack dudes with a sword and make
sure you have plenty of potions and some magic spells available. But in the end it ended up in being a whack a mole fest, were you run up to
enemies and hit them with whatever weapon your using till they go down. Then rinse and repeat. It literally was depended on having better gear and
perks and level then the enemies your fighting...Or just picking them away from a distance with bows or magic.
In DS it really is a totally different experience, and it takes more patience and a little more strategy then what I played in Skyrim. It has a more
old school NES/arcade feel to it, If anything it added to the whole realism thing seeing as in DS you can die pretty fast if you try to rush in there
and keep whacking/hitting creatures, and since most things in the game can kill you in 2 hits, or about 5 hits with the best amour and shielding
spells on, it is more about avoiding being hit, then taking hits till one of you goes down.
So in that respect I got to give DS the edge in the fun department. Which in any videogame after you get past all the fancy features, the gilts and
glam, really the fun department is what matters. All in all, I had more fun and enjoyed playing Dark Souls more then I did Skyrim.
edit on 20-1-2012 by galadofwarthethird because: (no reason given)