i thought half of the Dark Souls experience is online/multiplayer? is there any fun playing offline?
and while they intergrate Steamwork, why can't they fix the graphic too so that we do'nt have to use mod to improve the shoddy PC port?
Personally I play for the single player experience. I only really play multiplayer in order to assist in getting the achievements (some of they sorceries/miracles are covenant based, and while you can farm enemies to get the requirements, this can get stale so I'll also do PvP).
Theoretically, PvP could be a lot of fun, but as I mentioned last night a lot of the people who are into PvP are either just flat out douches (a few days ago I got invaded by a guy who refused to come out from a cluster of enemies - he wanted me to follow him in so he could attack me while I was getting attacked by other enemies), or they're people who prefer PvP to the single player experience and make specific builds that are beneficial for PvP (only play w/most efficient weapons, spam magic attacks, etc), and they tend to be really good so you just get your ass handed to you. Some of these people are ridiculously good (I'm pretty stale at DS at the moment, but I used to be pretty good - could take on Ornstein and Smough fairly easily in NG+ modes without a summon, and would still get my ass kicked by a lot of invaders). Also the people who love PvP tend to just do backstab fishing which is just really annoying.
DS1 PvP has a lot of issues. When, on the rare occasion, you get an invader who doesn't fit into one of the categories above it can definitely add to the game. The game on its own is really strong though and doesn't need PvP at all to stand out. DS2's PvP seemed to be much better, imho.