Dark Souls Fan Editing Full-Length Movies Telling Each Game's Confusing Story

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It’s tough enough to follow what’s happening in Dark Souls that Bandai Namco ran a contest asking people to help explain it. But if you’re looking for something in-depth, MoonlightButterfly on YouTube has you covered.

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I sorta know what happened in Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, and Bloodborne, even if the story isn’t what attracted me there in the first place. But when I learn more about what’s happening beneath the surface, I’m intrigued, and turn to lore miners like VaatiVidya and MoonlightButterfly.

What MoonlightButterfly does is unique; they cleverly mix together gameplay footage, cutscenes, and other pieces from the game to tell a coherent story, one that moves from A to B in a way the game doesn’t.

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They recently published a nearly two-hour saga about Bloodborne:

And have videos for every game in the series, including Dark Souls 2:

Dark Souls:

Demon’s Souls:

With Dark Souls 3 only weeks away, now’s a good time to brush up!

Senior reporter at Kotaku, streaming Mario deaths at youtube.com/patrickklepek

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DISCUSSION

kowaretamessiah
Broken Messiah

Questions for anyone willing to help:

I just beat Bloodborne a few weeks ago. It was my first “Souls” game. Gamestop has Dark Souls 1 for like $8. Would it be worth the time to get and play it, or should I jump straight into DS 2 or 3? Would I be frustrated by the older games after playing a newer one with updated mechanics and whatnot?

I think I also saw preordering DS3 on Xbox gets you DS1, but I think I’d rather try a cheaper one first.