The first Dark Souls was never on my radar, even with @Tunnelman talking about it nonstop, but he let me borrow it once, and it was fun, but it wasn’t until I played it a second time that I really loved it.
The frustration was quickly overshadowed by how much fun it was to strategize and play my character’s strengths. I played as a Sorcerer, with a Pyromancer start. I eliminated even Biggie Smalls (Ornstein and his gay lover) after only one or two tries. The game is beautiful. I can’t wait for the second one to try out the new dual wielding gameplay, and plus all the (probably) new spells.