Like a book club, but with video games.

GDV Book Club – Dark Souls (Part 1)

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The Book Club is back and in effect! Happyman, Mike, Moogle and Specs discuss Dark Souls’ first half area by area, from breaking out of the Undead Asylum to claiming the Lordvessel at Anor Londo. Listen carefully, skeleton.

It goes without saying that this episode contains spoilers for the whole game, but we try to keep quiet about the sequels (Specs hasn’t played them).

Table of Contents
00:01:15 – Intro
00:04:50 – The narrative
00:10:30 – Northern Undead Asylum
00:19:25 – Firelink Shrine
00:33:39 – Undead Burg
00:51:24 – Undead Parish
01:08:16 – Darkroot Garden
01:13:27 – Lower Undead Burg
01:19:11 – The Depths
01:33:11 – Blighttown
01:40:43 – Quelaag’s Domain
01:47:50 – Great Hollow & Ash Lake
01:59:25 – Sen’s Fortress
02:14:01 – Anor Londo
02:31:00 – Gwynevere & The Lordvessel

All Games Should be Dark Souls
List of cut content
Sideview map of Lordran
Don’t taunt at Mushroom Dad
All NPC laughs
Kart Souls
Sagrada Familia

Thank you to YT users eroticfishcake and Sir Fist for uploading the game’s ambient sounds and dialogue files.


Is this the fastest a podcast has ever gone up? This is like 4 days. Crazy.

On August 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm


You’ve seen them
in the
in the multi storey car parks
you’ve seen them in the multi storey car parks they have at shopping centers now
you’ve seen them
in the multi storey car parks attached to the shopping centers
you’ve seen em
in the car parks
they run along the handrail don’t they
in the multi storey car parks
they run along the handrails near the stairs
and then they jump off
and go like they
don’t they
in the multi storey car parks
next to the shopping centers
you’ve seen em

On August 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm


Came here expecting a podcast, was only slightly disappointed. But really, good stuff, though I kind of think the laughs of GDVers aren’t too far away from the NPCs

On August 3, 2017 at 4:00 am


I love how you spliced in the music for ornstein + smough and then abruptly cut it for me saying “or we could fight lautrec”.
Glad to see multi story car parks at the end there too. Love it.

Good editing happy!

On August 6, 2017 at 8:53 am


catsman’s “story” about the americans reminds me of the time i was running my hand along a handrail outdoors and my hand bumped into a really stealthy bee hidden under the rail which proceeded to sting my ring finger

now I’ve never played dark souls but I imagine that’s at least 1% of what it’s like

On August 9, 2017 at 2:08 am