Things Games Teach Us: Dark Souls and Resolve


Walk into my suite on any recent given evening and you’ll be greeted by a wonderful chorus of profanity. My suitemates and I are in the throes of the Dark Souls franchise, with them working through Bloodborne and myself playing Dark Souls for the first time. They’re veterans so they know the ropes. I, however, am not faring quite as well. It took me nearly 50 hours just to get to the 5th boss and I’m only now getting the hang of it. Still, I’m determined to prevail. Suffice to say that when I finally slaughter whatever unholy critter waits for me as the final boss, it will be my crowning achievement in gaming. And to think, some people play this shit using only their fists without ever dying.

I’m a big believer in critical analysis of media, including videogames, and in the 60 tota...

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