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We recently launched our ARTORIAS THE ABYSSWALKER LIFE-SIZE AND GRAND-SCALE BUSTS from the Dark Souls series, and fans of the franchise, especially those that missed out on our 1/4th scale Artorias the Abysswalker statue, are more than eager to add this piece to their collection. However, some of you reading this may have never heard of or refuse to play the game entirely, but I highly recommend that you give it a shot as it is a video game experience unlike any other. Dark Souls Remastered is a great way to introduce new players to the series and is currently available on all major platforms. Today, we present you three reasons why we think you should play the Dark Souls series:
- Going bald without a haircut
The game has quite the reputation for being difficult to beat, and by difficult we mean pulling-your-hair-out-throwing-your-controller-punching-the-screen-questioning-life difficult. When you die (and you will die a lot), you drop all your souls (in-game currency) and return to the last bonfire you rested at, and as you trace your steps back to retrieve your hard-earned souls, you die again and lose it all, and then you'll cry, and then you'll rage quit. I can guarantee this will happen to you more times than you can count, and at this point, you might think it a bad thing, but on the contrary. It develops a kind of love for the game and the boss battles that you otherwise would not have felt if you failed to undergo the trials and tribulations. You end up more knowledgeable and more determined after each attempt until finally, you overcome that one area or boss encounter you have been slaving at for days. Why do you think Artorias the Abysswalker (and his bust) is one of the most beloved bosses in the entire franchise? I mean, apart from his deeply moving lore as the once brave Knight of Gwyn turned corrupted by the Abyss, his move set is very unpredictable and filled with raw and disgusting power that if not careful can easily lead to your demise.
- Brilliant exploration
No one intertwines the different areas of a game quite like the Dark Souls series. Lordran, the Land of the Ancient Lords, is a massive world in itself, and players may only access certain sections of the game by using keys or contraptions to unlock certain gates or doors. But, little do newcomers know that some of these locked gates or doors only lead back to a place they have already explored in the past, which can also sometimes serve as shortcuts from one area to the next. You will see a lot of this as you progress through the game, so much so that you would have already forgotten some door you tried opening hours ago only to find yourself on the opposite side of it later on.
- A secret at every corner
There are gamers that would prefer to consult guides when playing through a game, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, in our opinion, the best way to experience the Dark Souls series is to go in blind from start to finish and even all subsequent playthroughs after. Figuring out for yourself how to defeat a boss, accidentally stumbling upon a secret passageway, triggering an event when you least expect it, suddenly dying to a seemingly harmless treasure chest that turns out to be a deadly Mimic, the list goes on. Not knowing is one half of the Dark Souls experience, discovery is the other. And I promise you, just when you thought you have seen it all after repeating the game countless times over, you will find yourself uncovering something new each time around.
Well, that is all we have for now. Hopefully, this convinces some of you to jump onto the Dark Souls hype. Our ARTORIAS THE ABYSSWALKER LIFE-SIZE AND GRAND-SCALE BUSTS statue is still open for pre-orders until 19 July 2019. For more Dark Souls and First 4 Figures news and updates, please join our First 4 Figures Official Collectors Club on Facebook.
More from First 4 Figures Dark Souls series
If you are interested in more products from First 4 Figures' Dark Souls series, Solaire of Astora and Artorias the Abysswalker SD are still available in-stock on our website until supplies last, Mimic is still open for pre-orders until further notice, and you may still jump onto the waitlist for your desired version of our Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Solaire of Astora SD statues. For more information on how our waitlist works, kindly click HERE.