Dark Souls: user discovers and shares shortcuts, but something doesn't add up

Dark Souls: user discovers and shares shortcuts, but something doesn't add up

Dark Souls

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Dark Souls came out almost ten years ago, but still continues to thrill millions of users today. Among these, many delight in one of the most complex challenges: speedruns. Therefore, they are always looking for new ways of cutting portions of the map to get to the end of the game first. This is possible thanks to the perfect level design of Miyazaki's work, labyrinthine and closely connected, to the point of still being one of the best videogame works ever from this point of view.

A user has "Discovered" a new Dark Souls shortcut that would lead the player to cut from the Shrine of the Bond of Fire (first bonfire of Lordran, as well as the point of connection between various portions of the map) to the Infamous City; however, something is not right. In fact, by analyzing the video at the bottom of the news, the user drops the Pendant, an object that fans of the title interpret as the warning of a joke (in fact it has no function within the game). Subsequently, it launches down towards an unloaded area, trying to take advantage of the invisible platforms that it identifies thanks to the arrows.

Yet, those platforms do not exist: they have been loaded by the user who, in all probability, uses mod / cheat. In fact, this hypothesis is confirmed by the use of the Fall Control spell that does not allow you to stay alive by throwing yourself from great heights; it would partially protect the player (not entirely) if he jumped from small heights. Bottom line, is it possible to jump from the Fire Link Shrine to the swamp beneath the Infamous City without using mods? The answer is simple: no. Therefore, don't believe all the videos you find on the web; especially the shortcuts created by 'king bore'.


(how was anybody supposed to find this ??) pic.twitter.com/U5GBfCLhjy

- king bore haha / geeeeeorge (@king_bore_haha) June 19, 2021

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Elden Ring World-Builder George RR Martin Thinks It's A Dark Souls Sequel

A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, whose book series was turned into HBO's Game of Thrones, also helped to build the world of Elden Ring and create some of its characters. However, during an interview with Chicago news network WTTW, Martin seems to misrepresent the game as a sequel to Dark Souls. It seems even the people who make From Software's games don't completely understand them.

After being asked how working on a video game was different for him, Martin said, 'Well, it actually is considerably different. I've played some video games. I'm not a big video gamer. But the game is called The Elden Ring, and it's a sequel to a video game that came out a few years ago called Dark Souls, and it came out of Japan.'

While it would be interesting if Elden Ring were a sequel to Dark Souls, that is likely not the case. Later on in the same interview, Martin spoke about his work on the game specifically, saying that he was brought in to build the game's world. 'My work on it [Elden Ring] was actually done years ago,' said Martin. 'These games, they're like movies, they take a long time to develop. Basically they wanted a world created to set the game in, they wanted worldbuilding.'

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While we don't currently know what inspirations Martin took while designing the world of Elden Ring, it's incredibly unlikely that he would base it on the previous Dark Souls titles. Instead, since he was left to his own devices, it's more likely that he made a wholly original world for the game. Elden Ring will differ from Dark Souls in terms of gameplay at least, with director Hidetaka Miyazaki saying it would build on Dark Souls' mechanics.

Elden Ring was revealed during the Summer Game Fest and is currently slated to release on January 21, 2022 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. A free upgrade will be available for PlayStation players while Xbox users will benefit from Smart Delivery support for the game. While much of its gameplay is still a mystery, we do know that players will be able to explore the world of Elden Ring either alone or with others in jolly cooperation.

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