Dark Souls is the best game ever for the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards: an unusual award, but GamesRadar has explained the reason for this choice.
Dark Souls was awarded as the best game ever at the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 : a choice that is causing discussion, not so much for the undoubted quality of the From Software title, but for the sense of such recognition.
Last night we compiled the list of winners of the Golden Joystick Awards 2021, with Resident Evil Village elected game of the year , but GamesRadar thought it was appropriate to provide some explanations about the award awarded to the Best Video Game of All Time .
Joe Donnelly’s article takes it very wide, reaffirming the extraordinary atmosphere of the original Dark Souls and its ability to invent a real sub-genre, all this ten years ago now. The point is, however, that it is still being talked about and will continue to be talked about.
In short, the game itself was not rewarded, but rather what it meant, the change it triggered in the gaming world and what this change produced in terms of mechanics, challenge, structure and so on.
A tradition that we obviously hope to find in Elden Ring, which we tried a few days ago and promises a further step forward for Hidetaka Miyazaki’s vision.