Soapbox: Dark Souls’ Ruthless Recipe Perfectly Suits Switch’s Evolving Audience

Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on a wide range of topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this edition, editor Dom explores the viscous and empowering minutia of the Dark Souls phenomenon and how it’s a match made in heaven/hell on Nintendo Switch.

If you’d told me this time last year I’d be playing Dark Souls: Remastered on a handheld platform – and a Nintendo handheld platform at that – I’d have laughed you out of the room. It’s not that such an idea would have been turned me off (hundreds of hours between DS, DSII, DSIII and Bloodborne will attest to the opposite), it’s the simple fact such a notion was simply inconceivable.

This time last year Nintendo Switch was untested and unblooded, a console with a titanic amount of expectation tied around its neck and the history of Wii U’s stumbles strapped to its back. Such trepidation was standard across the industry as we watched Switch launch and not stumble, but sprint with ever more confident strides. That cautious optimism soon turned to abject wonder.

Source: Nintendo Life

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