So that leaves only one hurdle to potential PC purists hoping to join the hunt for souls: how are the keyboard and mouse controls?

To put it simply, if you're the type of gamer who refuses to use a controller under any circumstances, you're going to have a hard time making progress in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. The keys are fully mappable, but Dark Souls demands so many simultaneous actions that mapping 90 percent of the controls to your keyboard hand simply doesn't work very well.

That said, a wired Xbox 360 controller works perfectly.