Browsing my recently deleted items on my Documents drive is a stressful experience. A daunting anxiety builds within me as I slowly mouse over the ‘Empty Bin’ prompt, considering erasing these items from my computer permanently. Forever and always. Gone.
Dark Souls III begins familiar enough to the experienced Souls fan. Complete with an ambivalent cutscene establishing narrative, a character build setup, and tutorial-esque introductory setting, this latest installment seems almost too straightforward to surprise. Yet it does, and continues to astonish all throughout.
I always find it humorous when people complain about the Spring season time change. Discussions like “What is the point of the system in the first place?” and “I’m so tired today, I feel like I’m jet-lagged from losing an hour’s sleep,” become as common a conversation as an impending Christmas or Thanksgiving.