chris-littlechild - October 15, 2016
Â By this time, the Dark Souls fans among you Ego-gamers have probably spent a whole lot of time with Dark Souls 3. Youâ€™ve cursed and shat your pants at the most dastardly and bastardly of bosses (screw you, Nameless King), youâ€™ve tried out a couple different character builds, a little PVP, all of that good stuff. Â
Youâ€™ve also probably kept one ogling eye firmly on Ashes of Ariandel, the first of two DLC expansions coming to the game. I know I have.
I especially like the look of this because itâ€™s adding a little meat to one of the sometimes neglected areas of the game: multiplayer. Oftentimes, your typical Souls rage, despair and crying-in-the-corner-in-a-puddle-of-your-own-defeated-piss moments have been singleplayer only. Youâ€™ll see messages from other players designed to troll and/or kill you, and be invaded at the worst possible time by some asshat, but thatâ€™s as far as the multiplayer experience has gone.
With Ashes of Ariandel, weâ€™re getting a dedicated PVP area, and even battles betwixt teams of up to three guys and gals. Co-op has never been much of a thing, beyond summoning help for bosses that have been crushing your asscheeks into spam for three hours, so this is quite novel.
Weâ€™ve seen dedicated duel arenas in the series before, but weâ€™re expanding all that sort of thing now. Itâ€™ll be interesting to see how this takes off, once the DLC hits on October 25. Until then, have a teaser: