There are some fantastic game studios out there that make some of the best loved games we know today. Many of these studios have shaped our formative youth and we’re all probably better off for it.
But there are a few studios that have a special place in each of our hearts. These are the studios that have had such a profound impact on you, that it might feel like they have made you into the person you are today. Or you just like the way their games play, or how they tell incredible stories. And as shocking as it might seem to some, we all like different games, for different reasons And we all have that one studio we will always support no matter what. Just like I will always support…
Yeah, it probably comes as no surprise to anyone, but from the very first time I booted up Demon’s Souls back in 2012 (yes, I was late to the party) I knew I could never look at video games the same way again. I have play every From Software game since then, and even went so far as to buy the Collector’s Edition of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, while I got a review copy of the game.
The Dark Souls series have become one of the most important franchises around, even spawning a whole new sub genre of Soulslike games. Even more mainstream games and franchises started adopting some of the mechanics that use, including games such as Assassin’s Creed Origins and Darksiders III.
I love everything this studio stands for, making games that are challenging and not backing down on that philosophy. Yes, it can sometimes get brutally challenging, but it is probably as old school as you’re going to get in a more modern package. Next year, we can expect the Elden Ring, a collaboration with George R. R. Martin, the writer behind the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels. We know very little about the game at this stage, and hopefully we will learn a bit at Gamescom this week. But all I know for a fact is that I will be there, no matter what From Software does, even if they add an easy mode.
Special shout out goes to PlatinumGames, which have slowly started to really creep into my heart over the last couple of years.
Any studio/s you feel you will support to the end of days? Or are you more of a wait and see and play them as they come kind of person?