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I imagine a large, imposing brick wall. Upon closer inspection I notice that, while the wall is solid, it's not impenetrable. Upon even closer inspection, I detect the faintest whiff of something delicious. Resolute to claim whatever lay on the other side, I set about smashing into the wall. After hours of chipping away, the wall tumbles down. On the other side, a...

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Below is a link between Dark Souls and Zelda

Below makes you feel small. Wonderfully, wonderfully small. Capybara Games' new adventure, a lush marriage of Dark Souls and the original Legend of Zelda, is a game of contrasts, encroaching dark and tiny lights with a wee character in a big, echoing world. "The idea of scale was the first thing we...

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Joystiq Tiny Streams: Returning to the nasty roots of Dark Souls

Three years is plenty of time to heal most wounds, but Dark Souls cuts deep. With Dark Souls 2 finally in our hands, our memories loom large. Was the first Souls joint from Bandai Namco and From Software really that demanding? Did it really punish us so much that difficulty defined it in our...

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Dark Souls 2 mortality counter tallies 4.3 million deaths

More than fantasy tropes, gloomy yet attractive graphics or an overarching sense of despair, the hallmark of Dark Souls 2 is repeated, oft-frustrating character death, so it just makes sense to have a website keeping track of all of this suffering. Officially dubbed the "Dark Souls 2 Player's...

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Here's the hardware required to run Dark Souls 2 on PC

Yesterday, Bandai Namco revealed that the PC incarnation of Dark Souls 2 will arrive on April 25. Today, the publisher offers a rundown of just how powerful your gaming PC will need to be to properly render the morose action game. The bare minimum requirements for Dark Souls 2 include 2GB of...

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Watch Dark Souls 2 as a radical refugee from the 80s cartoon lineup

Between the faux VHS tracking, fetishistic synthesizer use and art style that's equal parts lazy anime and Trapper Keeper doodles, this amateur reimagining of Dark Souls 2 as a cartoon from the Reagan era would fit seamlessly between Saturday morning episodes of MASK and Jem And The...

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Joy is a distant illusion in latest Dark Souls 2 trailer

There's a sort of dark, oppressive beauty to the imagery found in Namco Bandai's latest Dark Souls 2 trailer that reminds me of Dungeons & Dragons – if that pen and paper stalwart were reimagined by Steven Morrissey on a particularly bad day....

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Dark Souls lead developers resistant to mobile version due to controls

Dark Souls series publisher Namco Bandai is interested in a mobile adaption of the punishing action RPG, but From Software's leads aren't sure altering the game's controls would be such a good idea. In Digital Spy's interview with Namco Bandai's Alex Adjaj, director of global strategy for mobile,...

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Dark Souls 2 DLC 'not really being considered'

Producer Takeshi Miyazoe has no plans to release downloadable additions for Dark Souls 2, instead opting to deliver to players a game that needs no extra content. "For Dark Souls 2, we don't even expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game, the full...

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PSA: Blood Dragon puts the Cyber into Xbox's Cyber Monday sale

There are no surprises in the Xbox Cyber Monday sale, with today's deals lining up as announced last week. That said, there are at least a couple of offers worth highlighting, including one for the most appropriate game this Cyber Monday: Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon. The standalone follow-up to Far...

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Soul Sacrifice goes free on PS Plus tomorrow

Come November 26, the Vita-exclusive Soul Sacrifice joins the free games on offer to PlayStation Plus subscribers, and they won't even have to trade a limb for it. For those who missed Soul Sacrifice, think of it as a game of choices. You play a prisoner turned sorcerer in a world where magic...

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