Tag: Dark Souls

Impressions: Code Vein

There have been a lot games that have tried to walk in the footsteps of From Software’s Dark Souls, with varying degrees of success. Those that succeed do so by putting their own unique twist on the dark, nihilistic formula, and Bandai Namco Studios bring a massive dose of anime goodness to the genre in

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‘Show, Don’t Tell’ in From Software Games

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ‘Show, don’t tell’ is a staple of advice given to everyone who tries to tell a story. The purpose behind this advice is to avoid excessive exposition; the temptation of every storyteller who wants to let the reader know

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Dark Souls: Video Game Literary Classics 101

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‘If only I could be so grossly incandescent…’ You sit in a cell in the Undead Asylum. You cannot die, but you can be left to rot. And so you wait. You cannot remember who you are or how long you have waited, losing your humanity… …until someone drops your key to freedom through a

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