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Customer reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. A loving, enthusiastic tribute to a great, and very important, game. The authors do a great job of exploring not just the game itself, but the community it has engendered, and the impact it has had on gaming. Easy to read and wonderful to see my own love for the game offered back by the attention and adoration by the authors.
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. If you love Dark Souls, this is THE book to steep yourself in the solo experience, the communal experience, and the time and lore of the game. Almost reverently written, Keza and Jason paint a fascinating and soulful picture of everything that makes the "Souls" universe so unique. This book dives into what makes Dark Souls so great and no it's not just the challenging difficulty.
A wide range of fans are quoted showing the multitude of reasons that most fans will continue playing Dark Souls for many many years. Don't be afraid of Lordran, be afraid of never seeing its wonders. A revelation-- I have limited experience with Dark Souls, to be honest. I bought the game on a whim, after having limited success with its predecessor, Demon's Souls, and played it for no more than a few hours. I've revisited the world a handful of times over the years, but never came close to beating it; and yet, this isn't an issue.
If you appreciate video games as an art form, or even the psychology of devoted fans, this book can be and arguably is for you. I didn't know the intricacies or the nuance of Dark Souls before reading it, but the love letter that is this book moves me as a reader and a gamer alike. Bravo, I say. As a game developer, I came to the Souls series surprisingly late. It was the allure of challenge and recommendations of other developers that brought me to Souls.
Having finished Ninja Garden Black and Super Meat Boy, on the surface this is what drew me in, buy it was so much more. Keza and Jason do such an amazing job of summing up the nuance and artistry that have made the Souls series so deep, influential and thought provoking. Whether a veteran Souls player or a neophyte, this book offers valuable analysis and insight. Praise the Sun. This book contains everything you need to know about why Dark Souls has been cemented in the minds of many as one of the greatest games of all time.
From the chain of pain to the blossoming of love, there are stories told across the entire emotional spectrum, all deeply engaging and personal.
Whether your a huge fan since the Demons Souls says or someone who does not like the From Softwares but wonders why so many people speak so highly of it, this book is sure to leave you walking away a great deal wiser.
Any fan of Dark Souls owes it to themselves to read this book. The mixture of "Tour of Lordran" chapters and awesome anecdotes and stories from Dark Souls gamers was fantastic. Upon finishing the book I felt a strong urge to return to Lordran myself and attempt the challenge again. As a gamer who also loves to read, I wish there were more books like this out there. One person found this helpful. The Dark Souls Companion is a wonderful book that explores why this game has such a devoted following, as well as touching on its far reaching influence on the video game industry in the years since its release.
It interviews various who's-who of the online Dark Souls community and a few game developers and takes a look at the impact the game has had on some of these individuals' lives. It also gives a great behind the scenes look at the series' development by From Software and its now famous director, chronicling how they managed to pull off designing and selling a game with such an unusual, seemingly unmarketable design.
Interspersed throughout all this are also charmingly passionate short chapters that explore the game's many areas, much like a travel guide. This book will no doubt be enjoyed by the game's fans, but it's also written in a way that will appeal to curious "unkindled" newcomers as well. Highly recommended, particularly for the parts that touch on Miyazaki's influences as a game designer. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews.
Translate all reviews to English. I'm very late to the Dark Souls party and I started reading this about half way through the game. The book served as a wonderful companion to my journey and its got a nice mixture of interviews.
Recommended for any Souls fan. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. A great book for Dark Souls fans. Takes the form of a series of essays, alternating between explorations of the game's individual areas and chapters on the impact of Dark Souls, including the communities and people surrounding the game. Well-written and interesting. Really interested read not the story of the game but different individuals and there experiences with the game good read recommend.
Great read for any dark souks fan. Excellent read. Captured the sense of the game to a tee. Best 8 quid you will spend. More testimony from players is only thing I would add. Load more international reviews. Excellent read for both fans of the series and newcomers curious about what all the fuss is about. Some very personal and highly entertaining perspectives on how games can touch your lives. Nein, kein ultratrockenes Sachbuch mit wissenschaftlicher Herangehensweise Der Aufbau ist wunderbar: Vor jedem Kapitel wird ein Level des Spiels beschrieben, dann folgt ein "echtes" Kapitel zu einem bestimmten Thema Ich habe direkt nach dem Lesen noch einmal DS 1 gestartet, und habe die Spielwelt noch einmal mit ganz anderen Augen gesehen.
Translate review to English. Dark Souls ist eines der besten Spiele aller Zeiten: so sehe ich es jedenfalls heute. Dabei war es keine Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Als das Spiel rauskam, sprach mich das Setting an, doch der immer als enorm hoch bezeichnete Schwierigkeitsgrad schreckte mich ab. Ich legte das Spiel beiseite und brauchte eine ganze Weile, bis ich einen neuen Anlauf startete. Doch dabei machte es dann Klick und ich war Dark Souls verfallen.
Warum ich das schreibe? Jedoch sollte der Leser zwei Voraussetzungen mitbringen: Erstens sollte man Dark Souls gut kennen und am besten selbst mindestens einmal komplett durchgespielt haben. Ist das nicht der Fall, wird man nur wenig von dem, was im Buch vorkommt, verstehen bzw. Ach nee, das ist jetzt echt zu nerdig Me esperab a menos y me he llevado una muy grata sorpresa. Achtung: Es ist kein "Waklthrough"-Guide. Aber wenn man in Dark Souls 1 eintauchen will und die Geschichte verstehen will ist es einmalig.