• Preview: Lords of the Fallen

    Preview: Lords of the Fallen3

    I’m at a press event for Lords of the Fallen, sitting under dark red lighting on a deep leather sofa. Surrounding me are other journalists, and representatives for the game, and they’re all talking about the same thing. It’s the only thing they’ve talked about, really. It isn’t Lords of the Fallen – it’s Dark

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  • Notes on the Bloodborne Alpha (Updated)

    Notes on the Bloodborne Alpha (Updated)2

    Bloodborne is a Souls game. If that is the assurance you came for, then rejoice: the combat satisfies, the world of Yharnam confounds and the enemies kill, repeatedly.

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  • Less Bang For Your Buck: The Art of Powerlessness In Videogames

    Less Bang For Your Buck: The Art of Powerlessness In Videogames0

    From Software’s Dark Souls has been one of the biggest surprise hits of recent years. It’s a game about feeling overwhelmed by a hostile world, so committed to not giving the player an inch that many of its boss monsters can only reasonably defeated by exploiting flaws in their AI. Dark Souls does not make

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