I have long-awaited the next-gen arrival of Dark Souls 2, and last night I finally got my first taste. I’m only in the games infancy but so far it’s every bit the exacting, punishing and glorious adventure as it’s predecessors. The world of Drangleic is as unique and atmospheric as any I have experienced in recent memory. The landscapes truly draw us in and make us forget about anything other than the depressing and seemingly hopeless world we are exploring. There is more story here than in the original title, but it’s not so much that it takes away from the games masterful mystery world. I have only but scratched the surface, but I am excited to charge on.