A fan of From Software’s action-RPG franchise, Dark Souls, creates an incredibly hilarious music video for the game featuring a-ha’s cheerful song “Take On Me.”
Thanks to the advent of the Internet, a lot of gamers have been able to express themselves creatively to the world and other fans of the medium by drawing inspiration from some of their favorite titles, franchises, and pop culture properties even beyond the realm of video games. With that being the case, there have been countless instances of iconic songs used and re-appropriated to reflect gaming culture as well as the perception of the tune itself in fan-made music videos, like, for instance, the GTA community’s Grand Theft Auto parody of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”
Of course, Grand Theft Auto and other games like it lend themselves well to fans using contemporary music as a means of expression in fan-made content, as the assets are somewhat rooted in modern culture and reality. That said, From Software’s strange and spooky action-RPG franchise Dark Souls is so far from the state of things as they actually exist that when paired with pop music, the results are equally bizarre, yet oddly cheerful. Interestingly enough, this outcome can be found in the YouTuber known as ThePruld’s Dark Souls video which uses a-ha’s song “Take On Me” as the soundtrack.
As seen in ThePruld’s video below, not only does the Norwegian band’s uptempo ’80s hit lift one’s spirits almost instantly, but also the wacky dance moves on display from the group of Dark Souls protagonists ought to send them soaring into the stratosphere with hilarity. Rather than describe the video in full detail, it’s best for fans of the series to simply get a gander at the YouTuber’s creation featuring fun, fabulous, and fancy-free Chosen Undead warriors prancing around some of the franchise’s scariest enemies.
Although ThePruld’s Dark Souls music video has its own flair, style, and sense of humor since it contains actual fan-made content, this isn’t the first instance of the series’ visuals being put alongside modern music for comical effect. As it happens, in response to From Software’s decision to make one Dark Souls 3 trailer featuring a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” some fans in the game’s online community figured they could create a better cut of the footage with different music. This led to one person taking the gameplay clip and putting DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” over it, with the final product being both fun and fitting.
At any rate, considering the fact that the Internet remains to be an avenue in which plenty of people are able to openly share and communicate their ideas, as well as creations, these Dark Souls music videos surely won’t be the last of their kind. Hopefully, gamers will continue to produce such peculiar paraphernalia like ThePruld’s Dark Souls clip and this Fallout 4 Adele music video parody for years to come.
What did you think of ThePruld’s Dark Souls “Take On Me” music video? Are you ready to praise the sun once again, but with a smile on your face? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The latest entry in the Dark Souls franchise is Dark Souls 3, and it’s available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: ThePruld – YouTube