But in Dark Souls, there's actually lots of people whom you can actually call friends, Laurentius, Andrei, The Giant Blacksmith, Griggs, Rhea, Dusk and of course Solaire, being the best examples Laurentius, The Giant Blacksmith and Solaire in my humble opinion.
And of course there are the phantoms, symbol of friendship and jolly co-operation imho.
and now, the reason of my post, which are your opinions on this, has one of these characters in Dark Soul made it worth your time?. maybe gave you a lil bit warmth of heart like when the giant blacksmith says even though you and him won't talk much he enjoys your stay cuz you're his friend?. what about the ever so grateful dusk?.
This characters are an easy way to obtain humanity near the end of the game.... but maybe they have formed a teeny tiny little bond with you that hold you from laying a finger on them even if you're aiming the Dark lord ending? Certainly they have done it with me, I seriusly cannot conceive myself raising my claymore against me friends :3