Who’s inty that Anime Dark Souls then? After a debacle with the codes that had me getting a US code instead of an EU one(turns out the EU ones are available on the EU Store Page, if any fellow Europe Dwellers wanna hop in), I got into the Closed Network Test/Beta or whatever it’s called, and I’m super jazzed about it so far. It’s everything I hoped for, loaded with raw Aesthetic and with some cool systems to play around with. I can tell the combatisn’t going to immeditely gel with a lot of folks, the animations feel very different, and a lot of enemies are high on “poise”, to use the Dark Souls term. But as someone who’s love of a game can be fueled entirely by aesthetics, it’s pushing all the right buttons for me.
Like, I havn’t gotten this excited on a character creation screen since… uh, Dragon’s Dogma, which I also got excited about all over again recently. I’m alrerady in love with my character, who looks like Big Boss by way of the Xanthous Scholars:
I’ve got as far as finishing the story content so far, and I very much enjoyed what’s been laid down. Obviously it’s anime as all fuck, I’m expecting a lot of raised eyebrows at Io’s design for sure. And it’s definitely it’s fair share of grim, very nearly treading into some Bad territory. But I love how it just goes streight into it, it didn’t take long before I was hit with the idea that literally everyone is a vampire now, I think? And the environments are lovely, I adore the main hangout area especially. I’m always here for converted spaces and huge holes in walls.
I’m looking forward to taking a look at some more of what the demo has, I’m hearing about secret bosses and the like that I’m undoubtedly gonna beat the shit out of. And I could mess about with the fashion stuff forever. I already knew that I couldn’t possibly dislike this game, so I’m glad that it’s also Good Actually so I can also enjoy it, if that makes sense.
Anyone else in the Network Test? How’s everyone looking? What veriety of Monster Mash are you doing(I’m into the Bayonets and Magic)?