Actor, comedian, Dark Souls survivor
So, you’re a big fan, then?
I am. I actually advertised the original DarkSouls free of charge for over a year on Twitter and in person.
I suppose it’s like playing CandyCrush, where you
How did you get involved in making the sequel?
Twitter again. I got in touch with Namco and told them I loved their game, and they asked me to voice one of the characters. I also do all the exertion noises. I was playing it last night and died of what I think was an axe-wound haemorrhage. I was surprised because I then heard myself shout, “Aaaaaarrrrrgh!”
Don’t people in the house assume you’re hurt?
They might just think I’m in the loo.
People develop a real addiction to DarkSouls.
know it’s wrong but you carry on anyway. Except with DarkSouls it’s so right. On the surface, it’s not a unique-looking game. You have knights, a medieval fantasy world filled with monsters and blah blah, lots of games are like that, but the gameplay is just so compelling, so satisfying.
Given your love of the original, were you concerned about a sequel?
There was a big fear it would be ruined. You know what the Internet is like – it’s human nature to jump on some negative bandwagon. You have people who watched BreakingBad from the start and then when a lot of people jumped on it they went off it. But there’s so much average stuff out there, when I like something I get really enthusiastic.
Do you feel like that about any tech you own?
I’ve got a little Nespresso machine – one of the first of its kind and not like the fancy ones you see today, you have to stop it manually. But every morning I think, “Wow, what an amazing invention this is.”