That's interesting. So you feel they're, for the most part, getting slightly worse each time? Is that because you played each one when it originally released? Or boss preferences? Or...?
I basically played Dark Souls 2 and 3 straight after one another, as if they hadn't been released years apart, so the improvements to for example the graphics and atmosphere were really stark to me.
I did play all of these games not too long after they were released, so part of it is the impact they had when I first played them. But it is also more than that. Demon's Souls is a game I really loved when I first played it. But then Dark Souls came along and I was like, "Wow, this is amazing". It was just a huge step up from Demon's Souls in every way. Especially in that, Demon's Souls felt like a game with interesting combat and levels, while in Dark Souls I felt like I was on a journey through a fantastic and diverse world. Dark Souls was greater than the sum of its parts. When I went back and played Demon's Souls it just couldn't hold a candle to Dark Souls.
When I played Dark Souls 2 and 3, they were both games I really enjoyed, but they also kind of felt like the same type of experience I got from Dark Souls 1 (maybe slightly worse). So they get a minor ding against them for not being too ambitious. I might have to go back and play #1 again, but I do remember liking it the most, at least when I first played it.
Bloodborne is the only game on the list I didn't finish. I just don't like the gameplay of it. One of the biggest reasons I play Souls games is all of the character/combat options and Bloodborne takes a lot of that away.Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 19 October 2019