In the Age of Ancients,
The world was unformed, shrouded by fog
A land of grey crags, archtrees, and everlasting dragons
But then there was Fire
And with Fire came disparity. Heat and cold, life and death, and of course.. Light and Dark.
Then, from the Dark, They came
And found the Souls of Lords within the flame.
James Carter, the first of the dead
Darren Forman, and his daughters of chaos
Sean O’Brien, the Lord of Sunlight, and his faithful knights
And our special guest, from Ready Up, the furtive pygmy, Paul Rooney
Prepare to die as we discuss From Software’s 2011 epic, Dark Souls.
Music used in this issue:
1: Opening Cutscene by Motoi Sakuraba
2: Firelink Shrine by Motoi Sakuraba
3: Taurus Demon by Motoi Sakuraba
4: Menu Music by Motoi Sakuraba
5: Ornstein and Smough by Motoi Sakuraba
6: Nameless Song by Motoi Sakuraba
Cane and Rinse 76 was edited by Darren Gargette
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Brave warrior Darren shows you a decent chunk of that sometimes torturous (and tortuous) but profoundly rewarding Dark Souls gameplay (on the Prepare to Die Edition for PC):
Darren is joined by James for some Dark Souls co-op, which also features an unfortunate invader in addition to some Ents, Golems and one bloody great big Hydra:
Joshua takes a look at one of his favourite boss battles of all time, Artorias the Abysswalker. He’ll not only talk about how he feels that this fight succeeds mechanically, but also in terms of storytelling and characterisation:
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