We all know that video game difficulty has become synonymous with Dark Souls, so it was no surprise to see tough-as-nails Xbox and PC platformer Cuphead labelled the “Dark Souls” of sidescrollers. But what if From Software’s famous action RPG franchise really was rendered in the style of a 1930s, rubber hose cartoon?
This video by 64 Bit has imagined exactly how such a game would look, with a surreal mash-up that’s alarmingly convincing. To be honest, we reckon every game would shine in Cuphead’s style, but the sinister side of the Souls universe makes for a particularly perfect fit here.
Somehow fenrir looked even MORE terrifying in that video.
Mad props to 64 bit for the awesome video.
Crazy thing is, I find Cuphead a lot easier than Dark Souls.
And I mean, A LOT easier. And less frustrating.
Wow this game is just like Dark Souls!!!!exclamation mark
Praise the mug!
I've not played Cuphead but that is some very impressive work. Well done to the animators.
That looks utterly incredible, my god would I play that game. The guys who knocked up this video are super talented, wow!
Woah this is incredible. I've never played Dark Souls but Cuphead is definitely one of my games of the year and its art style is just superb.
I can't be the only one who noticed that the art style was a bit off? It's heavily inspired by modern day cartoons. It's close, but not perfect.
@Octane I guess there's always gotta be one
@Octane definitely only an 8/10 🙄
@Octane Yeah it wasn't perfect, but for a YouTube parody put together quickly compared to a hand drawn game that took years to create....i'd say they did pretty damn good.
I started Cuphead at the weekend and can attest to it's hard as nails brief, me and my pal managed to beat 2! of the first levels over a night of about 3 hours play.
@Octane That would be because this was made in Flash.
The video itself is great, but I'm getting a bit tired of everything with even some modest amount of challenge being compared to Dark Souls. This game is more comparable to Contra or Gunstar Heroes than it is Dark Souls, and the game has multiple references to retro games.
...Hell, this game isn't even actually that hard (King Dice and Satan aside) and is actually standard difficulty for most games from the 80s and 90s. You think this is hard? Pfft. Play more NES games.
Either way, Cuphead is one of my favorite PC games at the moment. I had a real blast with it, and this video is pretty awesome. More awesome than it has any right to be.
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