The celebrated literary critic and theorist of popular culture Paul A. Cantor predicted that the next greatest work of art in the history of world civilization will be a videogame. In the opinion of many gamers, Dark Souls is the video game that has come closest to fulfilling this prophecy. This action-adventure RPG features some of the most astounding artistry and visual imagery throughout its complex storylines. The creators’ choice to intentionally direct players' focus onto individual character development through the usage of exploration, interconnecting environments, and rebirth has made Dark Souls one of the highest grossing video games of all time. Its cyclical world views make it ripe with philosophical elements and inspirations, making it truly unique and launching an unparalleled empire of gaming. Now, modern-day philosophers explore the deeper topics and issues lying within Dark Souls’ lore, delving into its twists and turns to identify insightful and thoughtful discussions, idioms and thematic elements to inspire the everyday gamer.
Publishers: #OpenUniverse (Open Universe)
#DarkSouls (Dark Souls series)