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Assassin’s Creed 3 day-one update fixes 44 bugs, patch notes here

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Assassin’s Creed 3 will launch with a day-one patch the first time you boot it up. The patch addresses 44 bugs within the game, all of which you can see below. Beware SPOILER FIXES at the bottom of our article.

OPM reports that the patch notes say it is “highly recommended”, and address the following issues:

Bug Fix

- Animus Synching tutorial, fixed an issue where the player could think he’s stuck in an infinite loading when getting to Boston after the end credits
- Fixed a bug where counter-killing with the bow does not always work
- NPCs spawned too far away could end up being of the wrong type
- Camera could remain stuck after the player being respawned
- Player could remain stuck after diving from a waterfall
- Player could remain stuck if he exits a slopped hay stack at a certain angle
- player would always get immediately detected when performing an unarmed stealth assassination in another guard’s back
- Under rare circumstances, the crowd would stop spawning
- Fixed an animation glitch when interrupting the reception from high profile jump
- Fixed various occurrences of missing sounds
- In some cases, the Animus Database sound ambiance was not stopped when exiting
- Various stats and leaderboards were not showing up properly
- Online shop could sometimes appear empty if fetching the data from Xbox Live is taking too long

Crash Fix

- Possible crash that could happen if the player blends in a crowd group where some NPCs haven’t spawned yet, and while blended performs a kill.
- Possible crash that could happen if the player triggered a loading while being in a covert escort formation with his brotherhood trainees
- Possble crash that could happen when calling a brotherhood trainee with the snipe ability

Naval Missions

- Possible crash if the player spams the swivel guns with the semi-automatic cheat enabled

Side Quest

- Brawler Challenges 3 – Task “Own every weapon available in the stores” would not complete when the player expects it to.
- Fort Monmouth and Fort Division – Quest objectives would fail too early without the fort resetting properly
- New York delivery mission – Game asked for a different item (deer heart) than what was showed to the player (venison)
- New York Liberation Missions – Possible that the game would wrongly display that 2 of the districts were completely liberated when it’s not the case yet

SPOILER FIXES (Like, seriously)

Homestead

- Mission “HAPPY EXPECTATIONS” – Game could remain stuck on a white screen when starting the mission
- On the Homestead, fixed a bug where the player could remain stuck if he performs a corner pose on the left side of Norris’ cave’s entrance

Naval Mission

“OAK ISLAND” – Player could pass through the ground when diving into the cave
- “OAK ISLAND” – Wolves could stop attacking the player and remain stuck

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30 Comments

  1. Mineral4r7s

    *shakes head in disbelieve*

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 games are never finished now, the days of DLC have made it so. I hate it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. K-V-C

    damm how did ubi not notice some of these lol

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    @2
    “games are never finished now”
    Then don’t ship them! Of course its the publishers that I should tell this because like you, I HATE this trend.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Mike W

    Well at least they fixed them right? But I do agree that these publishers should give these developers more time to finish their product

    #5 2 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    You all don’t have a clue, this is just for keeping pirates at bay, if they releases the game before the release date as a leak it would be bugged as hell, only if you really bought the game it will be normal. So we can have a bugged pirate version of the game, at least for the consoles, with pc you have updated cracks so it’s no use

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    OMG!!.. another broken unfinished unplayable game on disc, with day one patch that will cost you 60 dollars.

    YOU WANT MORE OF THIS SHIT??… THEN KEEP BUYING THEM!!… or be smart, vote with your wallet and dont buy. this is not acceptable at all if you ask me.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    @5 Mike W

    they fix them?? your game on disc is still broken without this patch. lets say they take away the patch one day… the game is not playable anymore.. so NO ITS NOT FIXED BEFORE THEY RELEASE A DISC WITH THE PATCHED GAME THAT WORK WHEN YOU PLAY THE GAME FROM THE DISC!…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy

    @6 deathm00n

    releasing unfinished broken games to keep the piracy away??? that was the best comment of today… LMFAO!… i didnt think people could be this thick in the head.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. deathm00n

    @9 Then explain me why, at least on PS3, the first patch (version 1.01) is always free to the company and sony gives them the right and encourages them to release a day one patch, while with all the other patch the company has to pay for sony to give it to the people?

    It’s a well know tactic to keeping games that leak weeks before launch from working properly.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    @10 deathm00n

    its a well know tactic by now that they dont have to finish a game by the date they have set. sony just have to give in to this, because they sell consoles and games sell the consoles. lets say if you wanna do some retro gaming in like 10 years from now. you dont have the the patch anymore and the game is unplayable… you can just look at the ps2 games people still graving and playing to this day. you can forget all about that, if this continue… think a bit longer than your nose tip next time… ITS YOU AS A CUSTOMER AND GAMER THAT ARE LOSING IN THE END. vote with your wallet dont buy broken unfinished games, and you will stop this laziness. why you want to buy unfinished product for top dollars in the first place, makes no sense at all.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Mineral4r7s

    @10 you are aware that… if you can “pirate” games you can MOSTLIKELY also “pirate” patches? Jus sayin.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Bomba Luigi

    Say about the Wii what you want, but I played games like Mario Galaxy, running in no Bugs and it never got Patched.
    Of Course, the Wii can’t patch, but I start to believe thats a good Thing…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @10 “It’s a well know tactic to keeping games that leak weeks before launch from working properly.”

    *hands you a tinfoil hat*

    The reality of this is this… the chances of people not having access to the day one patch is incredibly small, especially nowadays with practically everyone and their mother (and *their* mother) having access to the internet. Many of these kinda of problems don’t even appear in testing, or not until very late in the process.

    This has nothing to do with “laziness”. Have you *seen* the size and scope of these games? It took *hundreds* of people to get this game out on time. This is not a ten-man SNES game. If it had been delayed, people would have just complained Even more.

    Singular individuals on the Internet defining the meaning of the word “laziness” is both hilarious and ironically hypocritical.

    @13 The Wii can patch, but the patches have to be included in the software update of the console itself, or through a channel update.

    Skyward Sword launched with a very serious game breaking bug, that was all to easy to activate, where you couldn’t continue on in the game at all simply by talking to a character in the wrong way and completing a bunch of quests in a certain order.

    And this is from Nintendo, who tend to have a very strict “We won’t release it until it’s done, no matter how many delays” policy.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. KrazyKraut

    well…in ten years when the patch servers are offline, I will be unable to play the game. well done.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I think it is sad no matter how you look at it. If it doesn’t work, don’t ship it. I think a game that works out of the box is a major obligation of any publisher. Obviously all of us here have internet, but I know a lot of gamers that don’t.

    Todays practice of get it out the door, fix it later is all too common and imo just plan sad.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @15 In ten years…

    – These games will be selling for a fiver online on digital stores
    - Will have “4K Super Special Edition” remakes on PS5 and Xbox 1440
    – Will be bite-sized amounts of data on our 1TB flash drives / SD cards
    – Patches will be easily downloadable from any vaguely (il)legal download site

    You can patch games straight from an SD card / flash drive, so nobody has any excuse not to be able to patch them. And that’s assuming your hardware even still works in 10 years.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Deacon

    @16 +1

    “I think a game that works out of the box is a major obligation of any publisher.”

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Mike W

    @18

    But I think it’s the publishers that are causing the issue (if I’m not mistaken) they’re pressuring the developers to send the product out as soon as possible, regardless if it’s done or not.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Mike W

    @16

    Good point

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ps3fanboy

    @17 Ireland Michael

    you miss the point here… if the game is done properly so it works you dont have to buy it again. yeah you can buy the remake but it gives you an option. with unfinished games you get no option, and what if this game dont get a remake, what then?.. your can never play it again.

    have you tried to play a 10 year old pc games today?.. have you tried look for a patch for a 10 year old game?. i bet you haven’t at all… or you would have mention it… on a fixed hw as the ps2 with a game that is finished, its just plug and play, and that is what people go for. they go not looking for a pentium200, voodoo gfx card or soundblaster16 etc and hunt for patches on virus infested illegal sites…..

    and by the way my atari2600 from 1980 works perfectly well to this day…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Maximum Payne

    I think problem is in Microsoft and Sony who spend way to much time processing and all those certificates and what not.Even with patches.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @21 There were plenty of pre PS3 / 360 games on console with game breaking bugs.

    I’ve patched dozens of PC games. There are tonnes of websites out there to help with the process, plenty of safe places to download patches from, and services like GOG.com have made the issue almost completely non-existent for a large number of old titles.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    I have a cup-and-ball game from the last century which doesn’t need patching, still works perfectly, has never crashed and I know will still work in 10 years time.

    It can’t render a virtual city full of active NPC’s though. It doesn’t give me hundreds of quests and almost limitless freedom in a huge virtual play area. My cup-and-ball doesn’t have a 5.1 digital soundtrack.

    Some people expect the moon on a stick but give no thought to the logistics of how one moves said celestial body onto the stick, or indeed how the hell they expect to pick up the moonsicle.

    It would be bloody heavy!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Moon a stick?

    How have I never heard this phrase before now? It’s brilliant.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @25
    Fist of Fun – Lee and Herring TV series used it alot, not sure if they invented it though.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    #25

    She’s a beaut, ain’t she? Picked her up in, oh about ’85. Been using her ever since.

    Never needed patchin neither!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @26 Never heard of it.

    @27 Hahaha. Cute.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. marcelt

    I have the PS3 Version I cannot get past the the wolves. The part where you find the mysterious woman. When you arrive at her camp you are attacked by 3 wolves. I dont know what button to use on my PS3 to kill them. I am stressed. I am not as good as most of you in this forum.
    Can someone help me or give me directions on what buttons to use to kill them?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 The buttons *should* pop up on your screen when they’re attacking.

    #30 2 years ago

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    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]