How Dark Souls invasions have influenced the modern stealth genre

On a shortlist of the most terrifying things in life, a Dark Souls invader comes second only to the jolting sensation of slipping in the shower, or perhaps a high school trigonometry exam. Much of the fear generated by FromSoftware’s now-signature PvP mode comes from the studio’s deep relationship with horror. From Demon’s Souls, to Bloodborne, to Elden Ring, director Hidetaka Miyazaki has always playfully toyed with fear, and home invasions are among the scariest things imaginable.  The scenario

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