Is anyone getting this beast? I pre-ordered it today (although it comes out on Wednesday so I'm not holding my breath for early delivery) after a mate mentioned it to me over the weekend. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it. Dark Souls It looks absolutely mental. It's supposed to be one of the hardest games made in the last decade (as we all know developers have been dumbing them down since the PS2 first came out). You are expected to die about 50 times per day (don't worry, you're already in the afterlife as best I can tell), the monsters being as hard as they are, and on the off chance you actually reach a save/rest/level up point you have to really think about actually saving the game because doing so respawns ALL the creatures in the game. Dark Souls Review, Dark Souls PS3 Review - GameSpot.com There's an element of multiplayer, too, in that you may see from time to time the soul of another game wandering around the same area. There is rarely direct contact, from what I've seen, although most reviews point to the possibility of both helping and hindering your fellow players. You can scrach messages in the dirt to warn them of an upcoming ambush, or conversely you could send them heading straight for it. There is no in-game chat or other direct messaging, and apparently on the XBox they've even looked at possible workarounds using the XBL voice chat and nerfed those as well. From what I've read, this game promises to be the most ridiculous and annoying game you'll ever play. I'm considering investing in a new pad, on the basis that my current one could be broken within the month. On the flip-side, though, it is apparently immensely rewarding in a way that Modern Warfare could never be. I'm so glad I'm not back in the office until mid-November, as I think I could be on this game for some time!