Amazing From Software Games You’ve Probably Not Played
Bloodborne is just around the corner and everyone is getting as excited as an excited thing that’s got a special reason for being excited.
But did you know that there’s more to From Software than just twatting huge monsters around the head with an oversized sword? Check out some of the following games from From Software’s back catalog.
Metal Wolf Chaos
This rare Japanese exclusive was released for Xbox and has you playing the President of the United States in a mech-suit. That’s right, the President of the United States wears a freaking mech-suit. An insanely over-the-top action game that almost justifies the £200 it currently sells for.
Otogi: Myth Of Demons
Another Xbox exclusive, although Otogi and its sequel did make it to the west. It’s a highly enjoyable hack-and-slash in the style of Devil May Cry, with astonishingly beautiful visuals. Huge in size (there are just under 30 levels) it’s notable for its destructible environments and gigantic bosses.
Yet another From Software game that was exclusive to Japan. King’s Field was released on the PlayStation and is also From Software’s first game. It’s described by From Software as the spiritual sucessor to Demon’s Souls, but utilises a first-person perspective instead. It was followed by three sequels, all of which reached the west.
From Software only made two games for the GameCube, but they were good ones. Known as Rune in Japan, Lost Kingdoms is a RPG with card game enhancements. All the battles take place in real time and your heroine has a large number of powers at her disposal. In addition to the main single player campaign, there’s also an enjoyable multiplayer mod.
This is From Software’s answer to Ninja Gaiden and good fun it is too. While the combat doesn’t have the same finesse as Team Ninja’s game, there’s plenty of great imaginiative boss encounters, while the inclusion of quick-time events works rather well.