Fanfic Recs: Dark Souls
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General FicsBest Workout Ever by AetherPaw
- Recommended by Feranard Coldheart, Ninjat126
- Synopsis: What happens when a Dark Souls player gets warped into Dark Souls? Really, really bad things.
- Comments: Yes, it's a self-insert fic. But the author tells it pretty realistically by giving his Author Avatar realistic reactions to the events in the game. On top of that, he adds some very funny moments without taking away from the seriousness of the Dark Souls world.
- Seconded. Author Avatar isn't a Mary Sue without being useless, good humour while maintaining tension, characters have been portrayed well so far, and the author does a great job of giving a depiction of Lordran as if it was a real, living world, not a location in a video game. Even game mechanics are translated! The only problem: The author takes so long to update...
- Recommended by Thagomizer, Ninjat126, demonwarlord
- Synopsis: More than once, Quelana wondered whether Nemeta was a trick played upon her by the Flames of Chaos, a beguiling, infuriating illusion that would lure her to oblivion.
- Comments: An excellent fic. Has some incredible world-building and twists on canon which all make perfect sense to the point of being Fridge Logic, some truly hilarious moments, and ending that is absolutely breathtaking. It's not without issues, namely in one severe out of character moment by the protagonist in order to drive the plot, but that should not dissuade you from reading this work.
- Seconded. Expands on the lore in ways that make sense, brilliantly keeps up characterisation on most of the cast (although there are some slips here and there) and really lets you get into the heads of our main duo, Ms. Of Izalith and our fearless Chosen Undead, Nemata.
- Recommended by Wild Card Courier
- Synopsis: An unfortunate Undead. Long forgotten lore of the past. An ancient land, hidden and filled with Hollows and worse. Accompany Claire OC , a Pyromancer from the Great Swamps on her journey to the cinder of the first flame.
- Comments: The story actually starts before the Chosen Undead even arrives at the Asylum, which is interesting. The plot follows a kindhearted and inexperienced pyromancer trying to survive the events of the game. There are some minor discrepancies, like food helping the Undead slow the hollowing process and the OC meeting Solaire before facing the Taurus Demon, but it makes for a better read than one would think.
- Recommended by Dead Brain, Ninjat126
- Synopsis: Seek Guidance; Hurl Lightning Spear. Everything starts to make sense. Praise the motherf &*ing sun.
- Comments: Probably one of the best parodies I've ever seen. It keeps up with the game's pacing and lore, while poking fun of every aspect there is. It also has Solaire doing a suplex on Maneater Mildred. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU WANT?.
- At first, I was sceptical. Sure, a few good lines, but didn't seem like the author could keep the momentum. Then, along comes everyone's favourite Sunbro, the best Chosen Undead ever, and the abovementioned suplex. Give it a chance, it's worth the read.
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- Recommended by MrTerrorist
- Synopsis: A hilarious doujin where the author tells his adventures when playing Dark Souls.
- Comments: This doujin will make you laugh and as many will know and understand the various moments in the game the author encountered.
- Recommended by MrTerrorist
- Synopsis: The cute antics of Priscilla the Crossbreed.
- Comments: A cute and funny slice of life doujin of Priscilla the Crossbreed and her Dark Is Not Evil minions.
- Recommended by AlienofDoom
- Synopsis: A pair of undead come across the same bonfire.
- Comments: A nice look into how the world of Lordran really functions for those who have to live there.
- Recommended by demonwarlord
- Synopsis: "His heart clicked the seconds away. There had been a time when he had lived and breathed; now all he did was fight and kill, kill and fight." A story told from the viewpoint of Ornstein the Dragonslayer relating his thoughts during/about his eternal vigil in Anor Londo until his death.
Crossover Fics"Twisted Reflections" by vendetta543
- Recommended by Roaring Thunder, Dead Brain, demonwarlord
- Synopsis: A certain pink haired mage summons the Chosen Undead.
- Comments: I went into this fanfic thinking it's going to be...less than good. After all crossing over an anime with a game like Dark Souls doesn't seem like an idea I'd even consider. However - this proved me wrong as this is a very well-written piece. Not only does it keep up with the lore of both sources, it also gives some great characterization to most characters. Definitely worth a read, though you must consider the fact of some one the ideas being made-up by the author. If that doesn't bother you - go right in, you won't regret it.