Game: Dark Souls 3 Developer: FromSoftware Publisher: Bandai Namco Games Reviewed On: PS4 Price: $59.99
As fans and observers of the Dark Souls series know, Dark Souls games are not like other games. While the series consists of easily identifiable game design – things like a third-person camera, RPG stat-investment, inventory management, and large explorable areas – it also has an ineffable quality about it; a mixture of mystery, trepidation and awe that makes the Dark Souls games as harrowing as they are rewarding for those who take the plunge. This has what has propelled Dark Souls from an obscure exercise in masochism to a [...]
In last week’s Let’s Talk Xbox I covered the start of the February 2016 Season for Halo 5: Guardians Arena, the matchmaking improvements it brought and the new Arena REQ Bundle. Over the weekend, 343 Industries published the preview for their February update, Hammer Storm, on Halo Waypoint. The update will include a new Arena map, two armour sets, the return of Griffball, and updates to armour and emblem personalisation.
I am happy to see the return of fan favourite game type Griffball, and the addition of Assault, Fiesta and custom game types such as Oddball and Ricochet will add some much-needed depth to the multiplayer experience. That said, I want some [...]
Bandai Namco, publisher of such titles as The Tales of series and Dark Souls, today announced that they will act as the official anime sponsor for Wizard World’s 2016 convention tour. The partnership will bring a variety of anime content to the Wizard World tour including cosplay competitions, live streaming gaming tournaments, and the chance for attendees to meet both pro gamers and Bandai Namco staff.
“The addition of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America as the Official Anime Entertainment Partner is a huge step as we establish gaming as an important and growing part of Wizard World shows moving forward,” said John Macaluso , CEO, Wizard World, Inc. [...]
So everyone’s aware that Dark Souls III, the next installment of From Software’s highly lauded action-RPG series, is coming out early 2016 right? Though it may seem like an unbearable wait until then, March 24th for Japan (and some time in April for Europe and North America) is not as far as it seems. Even better, there have been numerous opportunities for players to get their hands on an early build of the game, including the recent Network Stress Test (NST), letting us see new and returning gameplay features.
As a returning Souls vet, here are some of my observations on Dark Souls III’s gameplay from the network test, and how it could pan out for the [...]