I think a couple of thoughts went through our heads when we first laid eyes on Capcom's upcoming free-to-play title Deep Down. First: whoa, this looks and feels a lot like Dark Souls. Second: well, Dark Souls is awesome so I'm okay with this.
But the more I watch the more I'm just sort of thinking, how far can Capcom push this?
Like the mimics — the treasure chests that pretend to be treasure chest but are actually surprise bad dudes. Like, I totally get that is a Medieval fantasy/Dungeons & Dragons trope, but the design. Everything. It just feels almost identical.
At this stage, I'm still sort of cool with that. That's how much I love Dark Souls. I guess, we'll have to see more of the game to completely judge. There's the MMO thing, the free-to-play thing and the time travelling thing. That's a lot of 'things' over and above the fact it looks a lot like Dark Souls.