Dark Souls is a franchise that is near impossible not to respect regardless of your standing. Be it among the brigade of players on their 15th playthrough, or those of us who still struggle to get past the Asylum Demon. How does the title command such respect? By merely putting […]

2018 is drawing to a close, and with it a year of majestic gaming ups and horrendous downs. From the highs of God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2, to the lows of Fallout 76, Sony’s refusal to commit to cross-play, and of course the Diablo Immortal reveal. But what does […]

With its trademark tough-but-fair difficulty and interconnecting world design, Dark Souls pioneered its own genre of RPG. Hallmarks of this “Souls-like” genre include punishing difficulty, an interconnected open world, and storytelling primarily through item descriptions and players must draw the connections. The newest contender in the “Souls-like” genre is Code Vein, a […]

From Software’s Dark Souls series has inspired many similar titles since its launch such as Lords of The Fallen, The Surge, and Nioh.  While all of these titles are great games in their own right, none of them quite live up to the greatness of the souls series. Bandai Namco’s […]