On first glance, Nioh does not seem remarkable. A generic looking action RPG in the vein of Dark Souls, Nioh seems more like a lost Playstation 2 curiosity than a killer AAA exclusive. Ignoring it would be a terrible mistake though. Nioh is one of the best action titles in years, packed with exciting combat and…
Praise the sun, Dark Souls fans! The wildly popular dark fantasy video game series about dying again and again (and again) is heading to the world of comics, where it’s likely also to tell tales of poor adventurers being killed by horrible monsters. At least reading a comic will be less punishing than playing the…
The Internet’s attempt to play Dark Souls has been fun to watch, even if they’ve spent most of the time rolling into walls. But last night, a breakthrough: they beat the game’s first boss. It was awesome, but how they pulled that off calls into question whether they’re really playing Dark Souls anymore.
If getting stuck in a pool for hours because you can’t climb a ladder is a mark of progress, then Twitch Plays Dark Souls is killing it.
Backstabs are one of the most powerful attacks in Dark Souls, letting you disable an enemy while inflicting huge amounts of damage. It became so popular From Software nerfed it for Dark Souls II, but it seems to be back in action for Dark Souls III.
TheUrbanOrb claims he’s “not a masochist,” but consider this: no shield blocking, getting hit, or leveling up. These are a few of the self-imposed restrictions he struggled through during a recent Dark Souls run, the end of a multi-year journey that began when his dream of playing the piano was taken away.
Softbans, which traps players in a separate world of cheaters, are on the rise in Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. It’s not clear why, but players have a theory: a very useful mod.
The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach’s best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I’m clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction…
More than 46 hours later, the credits are rolling on Bloodborne. I’m breathing a sigh of relief. The hunt may be over, but I won’t soon forget the city of Yharnam.
Dark Souls II's three expansions are a wonderful culmination of everything From Software has learned about making Souls games. And they should be considered essential playing for anyone who enjoyed the series so far.
This week, Dark Souls 2 will launch its first DLC episode, "The Crown of the Sunken King," which is going to be followed by two more episodes in August and September. As of right now, it seems like that might be it for the Dark Souls universe, at least for a while. I do believe there will be a third Dark Souls game,…
Wearing an enemy's costume in Dark Souls II and scaring the hell out of others when they invade? That's absolutely doable.
We're used to seeing video game concept art of spaceships and power armor that makes you want to drool — but lately some of the coolest fantasy art we've seen comes from video game concept art as well.