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It's mainly killing you, not just your time LOL. Anyway, I spent a few hours with it today and it's crazy how many bloodstains there are everywhere and for the 5-6 hours I played there where like 5 million deaths worldwide. I still haven't decided how I feel about the game though coz I feel like something is missing - might be the level design, might be the boss design as I still haven't encountered a very original and inspired one - just different takes on the same idea. Anyway, they definitely didn't make it easier to survive but IMO the main things that kill you in the game are the low amount of estus flasks early in the game and throwing more enemies within more confines areas giving you less space to dodge and making it harder to separate them. The most noticeable thing for Souls veterans will be the dodging, which is slightly delayed, so if you think you've got one more hit before you should roll away to evade an attack, that's the time you should be rolling away and you should get used to it or otherwise you'll be dying a lot.
Anyway, I don't won't to pass judgment before finishing the game coz who knows what surprise the game has in store as one advances further into the darkness.
Edited by kova4a - 3/15/14 at 11:26am