Author Archives: Craig Lam

Dark Souls – The Hijack

Games for Windows Live – a name more accursed among PC Dark Souls players than any of the hideous monsters they’ll encounter in Lordan.  Connecting with other players appears to be a process akin to winning a latency-laden raffle. I’ve heard tales of people on the same network, even sitting in the same room, taking hours to meet up.  Not only that, but there is no penalty for using character trainers online. None. There’s actually an invader with the name ‘GFWL Souls‘ who has the ability to slip into your session and murder key NPCs, changing from white phantom to red…

A Game of Dwarves

I just spent two hours underground. Time compressed as I chased veins of precious minerals and excavated forgotten vaults of treasure. My diggers scurried to obliterate the cubes of earth and stone I highlighted: expansions to the top level base; passages leading into the unknown, stretching out like fingers in the dark; trunklines bifurcating into arterials before reuniting; exploratory shafts widening into vast chasms, going ever deeper into the blackness below. I must admit I didn’t really get A Game of Dwarves at first. Before playing it my naive mind had hoped for a 3D Dwarf Fortress, replete with all…