Jameserton's 'Happy Souls' adds some laughs to Dark Souls II0 Comments
Ever since the Dark Souls series began in 2011, it garnered a massive and dedicated fanbase all over the Internet. Although the series is infamous for its dark and gloomy atmosphere, fans have always found ways to sprinkle some laughs from the games' mechanics ("lol do you even poise, bro?") to the memorable NPCs. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Jameserton's "Happy Souls" on YouTube. This lovely animated short is a parody about two random players teaming up to beat Dark Souls II. Although this particular title is considered to be the black sheep of the series, the animation is still a fantastic love letter to all Dark Souls players, casual and hardcore alike.
Fans will immediately pick up the inside jokes, like the "helpful" messages on Rosabeth, pre-patch lightning references, PvP lag swtich exploiters, backstabing, and much more. There are also many outside references too, such as The Lord of The Rings, Resident Evil 4, YouTuber VaatiVidya, and even Scooby Doo. Jameserton, an animator on YouTube, worked on this project for two years, and it's safe to say that it was time well spent, because this is the best Dark Souls fan animation I've ever seen. Praise the Sun!
Happy Souls, YouTube