PREPARE TO SUFFER

Moses Wolfenstein and Paul Berberich have been recording the Let’s Play series Prepare to Suffer with Paul and Mo since September, 2014. The video series charts Moses’s first experience with From Software’s Dark Souls, and at the time of this publication the series is still in progress. In this special recording for the Well Played journal, the two discuss what it means for Dark Souls to be a well played game, what it means to
them to play a game well more generally, and how the concept of a well played experience intersects with the practice of creating let’s play videos. Moses advances a theory the two discussed in a well played session at the 2015 Games+Learning+Society conference that let’s play videos can more generally be viewed as well played analyses conducted in the wild.

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