Hello gumers (that's Guru gamers, remember? )! I've been watching some lp's of Dark Souls games and they seem interesting, in a dark, twisted way... so my way! I've heard they are very difficult but I am looking for both a change and challenge. So in short can the games be played independently or should they be played in order to learn the mechanics or storylinewise? Also are newer games in the series easier or harder than previous entries? Plus what would be your recommendation / your favourite entry in the series? Thanks in advance!