Those videos are amazing. Unraveling the mystery is more exciting than the thought of playing the game!
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Read the first book and watched the first film. Probably not going to bother with the second of either.
The film did a good job of realising the city and world. I don't think the author is a very good descriptive writer. Stanley Tucci was great.
The film didn't have the best part of the book. The feral creatures at the end are made of harvested and recognisable 'bits' of the dead kids, good stuff .
I only played Dark Souls a few months ago, I'm more of a PC guy and if I'm honest from the footage I thought the game looked crappy and janky. Anyway I ended up getting it in a sale with a friend for some PC co-op (FU GFWL).
Dark Souls is a masterpiece. My misconceptions were completely wrong about the game and so are most of yours. It's not a brutal game it is fair game. Dark Souls doesn't have 'no story', it has the 'best' story. It just doesn't ram it down your face with cut scenes or dialogue wheels. Dark Souls has as much or as little story as you want to find and when you do, you'll discover truly heartbreaking moments and make you really wonder if you should kill that boss or if you really need that fire keeper soul.
I'm not even a guy that will search every nook and cranny for additional story content, I'm happy to check out a wiki or youtube and the fact that the games community comes together to figure out all this stuff is just another level of what makes this game so special. They're still figuring things out right now and I wish I was playing at launch.
The combat and gameplay is a tiny factor of what makes it great. The things that make it stand above all else is, depth, you have to think and learn. You can play through the entire game happily and miss a whole lot of cool content and interaction. That is what makes people come back, to try a new build, to see Big-Hat Logan go crazy, to whoop Petrus, reunite the knights of Katalina, see/stop your friends from hollowing, get that other armor set or boss weapon, meet the requirement for a covenant you passed and so on.
I loved Mass Effect 2, but this is a gen where people complained about constant hand holding and gamers getting annoyed about watering down and streamlining everything for the masses (ME1 says hello). Dark Souls is the most PC ass PC game to come out in a long time and it was born on consoles.
Also people thinking it'll get votes because of Vinny's feature are insane, Vinny's feature exists because of the games popularity. I've never even seen one and you'll get just as many people voting against it, because its so popular. Which seems odd, if your not invested in either, surely you'd vote for the underdog vs the mainstream EA joint. Not that it matters, this is all good fun.
To be honest Dark Souls fans should be happy it made it this far, it's up against the most popular AAA mainstream EA blockbuster. Vs the sequel to a niché game that gained popularity, because its so good. Dark Souls is here because its the better game vs a great game with them EA bux. Plus, I'm willing to bet there are way more Souls fans that have played through all the Mass Effects, than ME fans that haven't even touched a Souls game. It's a win either way.
This is basically the final to me, the only real close call. I'll give it to Dark Souls.
Of course Mass Effect 2 will win, which I enjoyed, but it's not up to either of this selections caliber. Just remember when your voting, that after forming your team to go on your epic suicide mission, you fight a giant terminator made of human bits.
Oblivion with guns was pretty great. The Witcher 2 showed how western RPG's should be made. Plus making a AAA game with mature rating, where anyone else would compromise any property, to make more bux.
It's not even close.