Dark Souls 2 was one of the biggest surprises of the year. Some Dark Souls fans claim to have seen it coming, but we can only assume they're lying, since we're the biggest Dark Souls fans around and we had literally no idea it was going to happen.

But the Dark Souls 2 trailer that debuted at the Spike Video Game Awards blew us away and gave us hope for the future of challenging, well-designed video games.