Look Away, Dark Souls Fans. Just Look Away. 

Look Away, Dark Souls Fans. Just Look Away.

GameStop and Bandai Namco would really like you to preorder Dark Souls III. They made a mobile game about it called Slashy Souls. Want to play it? I wouldn't bother.

Despite the gif above being pulled from Polygon's direct feed video of Slashy Souls in action, I did bother to download the free GameStop published iOS and Android game this morning and give it a go. Something felt off from the startup screen.

Look Away, Dark Souls Fans. Just Look Away.

The feeling of unease only grew once the title screen loaded.

Look Away, Dark Souls Fans. Just Look Away.

The feeling subsided briefly during gameplay. Slashy Souls is a runner game featuring 2D pixel renditions of series villains, traps and equipment. There are no instructions, no on-screen prompts. It's a figure it out for yourself sort of game.

Look Away, Dark Souls Fans. Just Look Away.

If you want a richer gaming experience with deeper combat and basic tutorials explaining how to do simple things, then maybe you should preorder Dark Souls III at GameStop.

Oh god. They got to me. Help me Luke Plunkett!

Whew.

So far my favourite part of Slashy Souls was the bit where the game crashed and the screen went all pinkish purple.

Look Away, Dark Souls Fans. Just Look Away.

More pink than anything, I guess.

The rest of the game feels a bit markety.

Look Away, Dark Souls Fans. Just Look Away.

Slashy Souls is now available on iOS and Android. You really shouldn't.

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Comments

    What was the point in this post? The only complaint is bitching about it actually being a marketing tool for for DS3. "The feeling subsided briefly during gameplay. Slashy Souls is a runner game featuring 2D pixel renditions of series villains, traps and equipment" This appears to be the only assessment of the game itself, and it's positive. Yet this guy says not to bother playing it because this free promotional piece for another game is "a bit markety"....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS401CI7TZg

      yeah really odd they'd say it's "too markety" when they're posting promo video of DS3 and telling us its the best and wow and you have to watch this now, which is all pure marketing. This whole website markets games, they're in the business of being markety.

    Anybody else struggling to find this on Google Play?
    I'm guessing it might not even available in Australia.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bandainamcoent.android.slashysouls

      Apparently it is incompatible with all of my devices seems strange.

      Last edited 29/02/16 1:07 pm

    It's not on the Australian App Store - I guess being GameStop this is perhaps US only?

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