Happy New Year, Darkstation readers! I hope you got lots of great stuff over the holidays! I got two things that I really wanted: a new microphone, and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the PC, which resulted in this video I recorded last night. With these videos, I want to capture boss fights and areas that I get stuck on to show the process of overcoming an incredible challenge, which is what made Dark Souls one of my favorite games of all time. The Capra Demon is the second or third boss you encounter in the game, and this gigantic difficulty spike usually results in new players dropping the game or, in my case, getting hooked for life. I'm not going to record my entire play through of the game, and this video is not explicitly meant to be a tutorial for new players (but if you're stuck on the Capra Demon, I guess watching it can't hurt!). Give it a watch and leave some feedback!
Games We Wish Were Announced But Probably Won’t Be - Part 1
After a recent discussion, we decided as a staff here at Darkstation to write about games we wish were announced but unless a miracle happens probably won't be announced. Almost all of us here at Darkstation put in our dream announcement that probably won't happen. Today is part one of our three-part multi-editor feature. Enjoy!
E3 2017: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Hands-On
It's E3 week here at Darkstation and have we got a treat for you! Electronic Arts invited us to their EA Play event in Hollywood, California and gave us some time to play Star Wars Battlefront II. The footage below, presented as a raw, unedited capture of the play session, features a mode called Galactic Assault and set on the lush, Venetian-styled planet of Naboo. In it, the Droid army must escort a multi-troop transport to the Theed Palace while the Clones must use Ion Disruptors to destroy the vehicle before it reaches its target.
Nick's Top 5 Games of 2011
I think games are the only place where I see so much active disdain for sequels, with gamers using them to cite an apparent lack of originality in the industry. Four out of my five game of the year picks are sequels, but they are awesome sequels. They took the core things I loved about the franchises, and expanded upon them to make more rich, diverse, and enjoyable games. I hope that industry folk look at these titles as the way to do sequels right going forward.
Nick's Top 5 Games of 2013
For console gamers, 2013 was a year in limbo. With new hardware finally on the horizon after almost a decade of waiting, major publishers either played it safe, or opted to wait until 2014. What resulted was a year in which inventive independent games for the PC had free reign over enthusiast attention and a Nintendo 3DS, of all things, became indispensable gaming hardware.