Video game hub worlds are towns and hamlets that the player returns to between gameplay to restock and reflect. In games like Monster Hunter World or Splatoon 2, they offer a sense of security and community that ground the player in the world and make them feel truly at ease.
Between directing Bloodborne and co-directing Dark Souls 3, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki has kept busy. As he works on Dark Souls 3's downloadable content, Miyazaki must consider the future of From Software and what’s after Souls. Here’s what the designer had to say.
Just in time for Dark Souls 3, Jameserton, a really dedicated fan, finished his animation about his painful journey through Dark Souls 2 and all its locations and bosses.
There are many ways to die in the Souls games. These are the worst.
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.
Look, I didn’t like Dark Souls 2 all that much, alright? There was something missing. Something that Dark Souls 3 appears to have. That thing is majesty.
If you were playing a brutally difficult game and someone gave you a powerful sword, you’d pick it up and use it, right? If you do that in Dark Souls 2, however, that might corrupt your save and get you banned. Hackers have been doing this for years, and there’s little you can do about it.
Dark Souls 3 was only just announced, but that hasn’t stopped players (and yours truly) from coming up with some theories about what’s going on.
We’re used to lag in multiplayer games. It happens, even in Dark Souls 2. But it’s not often when a player lags so hard they become an invisible ninja for most of the fight.
It’s taken From Software more than a year, but it’s addressed the durability bug that’s plagued Dark Souls 2 since its release in early 2014.
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.
Dark Souls 2 fans should be wary of installing the fan-made DS2Fix patch, as players are reporting they’re being softbanned. It’s unclear if the two are linked yet. Softbanning means you can only fight or join up with other people who have been softbanned. We’ve asked Bandai Namco for comment.
From Software has been ignoring a durability bug in Dark Souls II for the past year, but it’s getting addressed in an upcoming patch.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin runs at a terrific frame rate, and it’s great! Unfortunately, that introduces a glitch that degrades your weapons really fast, and From Software doesn’t seem to care.
Dark Souls fans looking for a new challenge will be very happy with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin launches this week, but PC owners considering upgrading to the game's DirectX11 version should be aware of a few things regarding save transfers, multiplayer, and upgrade pricing.
Anyone should be proud for finishing Dark Souls II. From Software's sadistic action games are punishing by any standard. The community around the games, however, keeps upping the ante. What's one way to make Dark Souls II harder? Beating it in first-person with an Oculus Rift.
When this week's major Dark Souls II patch rolled out, From Software didn't exactly provide a detailed list of everything that's changed. That's not Dark Souls! It's up to players to piece it together. The game's lore has been subtly updated and altered through item descriptions, and players have come up with an…
When you reach the end of Dark Souls, the players is presented with a big choice. You help decide the fate of the world. When you reach the end of Dark Souls II, the game simply ends. Not many players were satisfied with this conclusion, and the game's new patch changes this.
There was a major patch for Dark Souls II today, which includes a screen-filling new character known as The Scholar, updated lore, and more. The Souls series is all about hiding things in weird places, so we're only scratching the surface. Here's a taste of what's been found so far.