Is it worth playing Dark Souls via Xbox One backwards compatibility?
If you’re anticipating the upcoming release of Dark Souls 3 you might be thinking of giving the original a whirl, especially as it’s now available – via backwards compatibility – on Xbox One.
However, if you still have an Xbox 360 it might be worth hanging onto it for a little longer. The fine folks over at Digital Foundry have compared how the game runs on both platforms and although it performs okay on Xbox One it does suffer from some frame-pacing issues – and is a bit dark.
Is this enough to make a huge difference? Probably not but we’re a picky bunch, so it looks like playing on Xbox 360 remains the best option.
Source: Digital Foundry
We have a favour to ask
Thumbsticks has a couple of main aims. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New details confirmed for Warframe The New War
Digital Extremes has revealed more of the new features included in the next content expansion for Warframe.
Review: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl refresh a Nintendo DS classic with a subtle but effective spit and polish.
New PlayStation Store releases: December 6-10, 2021
Here's a quick roundup of this week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases for the PS4 and PS5.
New Nintendo Switch releases: December 6-10, 2021
Loop Hero and Life is Strange: True Colors headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
New Xbox releases: December 6-10, 2021
Upcoming Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases include Halo Infinite and Rune Factory 4 Special.
Three great games are free to play on Xbox this weekend.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members can play three new games for free until Sunday.
Here are the Xbox Games with Gold for December
In case you missed it, here are the four games available through Xbox Games with Gold in December 2021.
Pac-Man – Birth of an Icon review
Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon details the meteoric rise of Namco's groundbreaking arcade game in glorious, vivid detail.