Best Writing About

The Dark Souls Series

A Curated Collection

Some of my favourite pieces of critical, analytical, or illuminating work on Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls 1–3, and Bloodborne. Suggestions welcome at the GitHub linked below.
From
Year

2017

Tags
  • Aesthetics
  • Architecture
Game
  • Bloodborne

A historical, well-read discussion of the unsettlingly “sublime” architecture of Bloodborne, a world of “unnatural,” distorted angles and buildings mutated by the illogic of dreams.

From
Year

2016

Tags
  • Narrative
  • Lore
Game
  • Dark Souls

A tidy, selective summary and thematic analysis of Dark Souls I and II. Opens with Karl Popper allusions, but gets light on formal analysis after that.

From
Year

2016

Tags
  • Design
  • Difficulty
Game
  • Dark Souls

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From
Dark Souls Design Works
Year

2012

Tags
  • Design
  • Interview
Game
  • Dark Souls

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From
Forbes
Year

2012

Tags
  • Narrative
  • Skyrim
Game
  • Dark Souls

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From
Grantland
Year

2011

Tags
  • Narrative
  • Skyrim
Game
  • Dark Souls

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