Telling Tales: Skyrim and Dark Souls

EuroGamer - How do you tell a story? Once upon a time there were two games, games of similar leanings that turned out entirely different - Dark Souls and Skyrim. Both have their tales to tell, a myth-hoard parcelled out through audio, text, environmental details and other characters. One stops being a game to do this. In the other, it just happens. Dark Souls is about looking and learning; Skyrim, looking and listening.

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schlanz2389d ago

This is an article of exceptional quality. Thanks for the read.

Troll-without-Bridge2389d ago

very very solid and thoughtful.

Mastersarge3002389d ago

Dark souls is just full of it. I am a big personal fan of Demons Souls and there is no way Dark Souls would be better than Skyrim. Nor Demons Souls for that matter. And the fact these Dark Souls Fantards keep on glamorizing this just makes me want to drop a baby from a three story building.

Dark Souls is just a copy paste gameplay with just added eye candy. It takes Dark Souls and just tweaks it to visuals, difficulty, and design. Difficulty doesn't equal a hardcore game. In fact, I fucking hate that term 'hardcore' now and days because it's thrown around like a flag to be caught.

Demons Souls was better because it had a story to tell, it was exceptional and entertaining.

And to anyone comparing Dark Souls to The Elder Scrolls is defineatly on crack.

Skyrim is a better game that Dark Souls ever was. Fuck even Demons Souls is better than Dark Souls. Dark Souls had two very dissapointing endings with little to no cinematic values whatsoever, and the whole playthrough of it was getting rather repetitive.

Skyrim has a story to tell, a story you can understand. It didn't focus on combat as much because it was uneccessary when your crafting a huge tale and path for yourself. The Elder Scrolls games tell both the past, and the present and it does it perfectly.

PooEgg2389d ago


I didn't buy Dark Souls, simply because I got bored with Demon's Souls pretty quickly and saw no reason to pick up the sequel. That doesn't make Demon's Souls a bad game, I think it was cool and unique, and I am glad I tried it out, but it personally didn't hold my interest for very long.

Skyrim on the other hand is a game I am finding nearly impossible to put down. I pick it up meaning to play for a couple of hours and next thing I know I have spent my entire evening playing. It doesn't mean Skyrim is a better game, just means Skyrim is MY type of game.

And about the books in Skyrim. Personally I like them a lot. I have stopped and read quite a few of them and I was impressed by a few of the stories within. The Snow Prince was a personal favorite.

I think it really comes down to personal preference.