Originally Posted by Aditya
But if for someone Dark Souls is the entry point in the Souls series, I can understand why they would be inclined to think that leveling up == becoming stronger. Its definitely NOT the case most of the times in Dark Souls.
Originally Posted by DeepO
Leveling up (gear and character) definitely IS the case of becoming stronger in Dark Souls and it also opens up more options of how to play the game. It´s certainly not effective enough to replace the action aspect entirely, but it brings more tools at player´s disposal and allows for bigger margin of error which is invaluable from the first playthrough perspective.