Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Dark Souls (Demon's Souls sequel perhaps)

Anyone into atmospheric video games inundated with monsters, any of whom are potentially fatal, some of whom being larger than what the screen alone can provide for, may want to take note. If this has any remote application to you, and you've not yet played Demon's Souls for the PS3, then you should. Like a mix of Castlevania and Zelda. . . but devoid of any cheese, filled with an almost overwhelming degree of tension and suspence, almost no music whatsoever- mainly ambient background noise i.e. howling wind, breaths echoing down corridors, crackling fire, falling rain, turning gears, and the like, as well as some of the only Lovecraft influenced levels worthy of the 'weird' association.

Judging by the video and its publisher, Dark Souls, formerly Project Dark, renamed perhaps at the request of Eidos, who made Thief: the Dark Project, coincidentally another game 'more' than worthwhile if you love monsters and aneurysm-inducing suspense, if not a sequel then probably shares common storyline threads with Demon's Souls.

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Not much information on their website, but given the esteem generated by its predecessor, this is bound to change.

http://www.fromsoftware.jp/darksouls/

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