Skyrim vs. Dark Souls: Multiplayer, DLC, dragons and more

By Peter Chubb - Sep 25, 2011

One game that has been grabbing so much attention of late is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and we saw evidence of that at the recent Eurogamer event at Earls Court, London. However, do not think for one moment that it is the best RPG to come out at this late part of the year, some of you may have forgotten about Dark Souls. Depending who you ask, the latter game has the former beat in most areas, such as Multiplayer and DLC, but then again, Skyrim does have dragons now.

You may wonder why we would mention multiplayer, when Skyrim does not even have that feature, and there lies the problem, which to us could be its Achilles heel. IGN does find this a little strange, as fans of the franchise have been asking for said feature for some time now – now that’s one way to upset those who will make your game successful or not.

Bethesda has not let all fans requests go unnoticed though, as they have now given us dragons, which we did mention above – not sure if that is enough to keep the wolf from the door. Both games do have their strengths, and Multiplayer is Dark Souls. Fans hope that Skyrim will be able to redeem itself when it comes to downloadable content; we suggest that you do not hold your breath.

The reason why is due to the fact that Skyrim fans will have to wait a few months for the final parts of the game, in way of DLC. However, Dark Souls will already have the completion of the game on release, which means that you will not have to part with any more money in order to reach the games conclusion.

Do not think that the dragons will help redeem Skyrim, as Dark Souls has them as well. We do not want to appear one-sided, but it seems that Namco Bandai Games has Bethesda covered in almost every aspect of the RPG shootout.

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