Since its release in 2011 Dark Souls has conquered every gamer who has dedicated time to crossing the numerous obstacles and bosses, and has earned nothing but high scores from critics (lowest score on Metacritic for the series is 87/100). So everyone’s excitement came as no surprise with the announcement of the final chapter of the ‘Souls series. But what makes these wonderful games so special?
Here the Souls series breaks completely apart from everything we knew. When playing online it’s possible to interact with other players, whether it’s to help, or be helped, in a boss fight (the uncanny and often frowned upon “invasions”), or just to cooperate through levels, or the entertaining duel arenas. The point being the whole game suits any need you don’t care for playing online? No issue. Want to play online and challenge friends? No issue, it’s all there.
When I first started playing video games they were called expansions and would be developed and published months, sometimes even years, after release and always adding a chunk of game which would add countless hours of gameplay. Nowadays it mostly feels like paying for cut content, most of the times it never adds anything useful to the gaming experience and we end up feeling robbed.
What do you think of the Souls series? Have you braved any of them? How would you describe your journey? Let us know in the comments!