Déraciné is a short, somber VR story from the creators of Dark Souls

The first virtual reality experience created by From Software, the studio behind notoriously punishing action role-playing games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, Déraciné isn’t what you’d expect. It’s not violent or particularly challenging. In fact, it has more in common with narrative-focused indie games like Gone Home and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture than the rest of From’s catalog. So it’s important to go into Déraciné with the right expectations. No, it’s not Dark Souls in VR. Instead, it’s a beautiful, bite-sized story that explores the fantastical through an experience that feels surprisingly at home in VR.

Déraciné takes place almost entirely within the confines of a small boarding school. You play as a faerie, a magical — and…

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