Some of the fun of playing Dark Souls, and Demon's Souls before it, is the spectacle of the game and the sheer confusion you might feel when you first drop into the unforgiving world created by From Software.
But that's not for everybody. Some people don't like to play their way through a game trial and error. I know, I know, those people are crazy, but it's still a valid approach to gaming.
For those folks, the ones who like a little help, we present you with the official Dark Souls Quest Log, a glossy mag sent to reviewers to help them through the tougher, early bits of the game.
Obviously, this contains some spoilers and a bit of hand-holding, so don't read it if you're not up for that.