TSMP wrote:And this marks the 12th time I've seen someone use Dark Souls as the topic of a thesis. The game is, apparently, thesis-worthy material. Really makes you think.
Side note: Some of these questions weird me out just for the fact that they, you know, apply. I never noticed how much of a... I guess the word is 'culture'? I never noticed how much of a culture has grown up around the series. I've seen people do all of the stuff in those questions, and it is just bizarre.
I'd say video gaming itself has become a sub-culture in human society in general, with certain series and franchises spawning their own sub-sub-cultures, like Dark Souls, or WOW, or Elder scrolls, or Minecraft....
None of these questions surprise me as I've seen and heard of them enough to know they're (for better or worse) a part of the Dark Souls community. I think this reflects how video games as a whole can have such an influence on people, how powerful a message, feelings, or experience they can give that can so strongly affect a person's life.
Normality is a banality. Reality is a fallacy. Alter your perception, open your mind, and expand your world...with odd thoughts, eccentric beliefs, and an eldritch imagination.