Neoseeker : News : Easy mode being considered for Dark Souls, gamers "hesitate" to play it, says director
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nasty nappa Sep 3, 12
great idea maby ile give it a blast then
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BlackLabel Sep 3, 12
Please don't.. This game is in a nice little niche, the sales of this game as hard as it is shows there is a market for games this difficult. What I fear most is that they add this, they advertise the new difficulty and then millions buy it showing developers far and wide that true success only happens when you dumb stuff down. There are a million games out there for those gamers that want an easy ride why does this have to become another one?
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BlackScythe Sep 3, 12
I never picked up either of the games because people worshipped it for being difficult for the sake of being difficult. I don't know anything about the game itself because the only thing anyone talks about when mentioning these games is the difficulty. Personally I play games for fun, not more frustration to add to my already stress filled days.

I completely understand why the developer is considering this when their game is thought of as "difficult" almost exclusively as a descriptor.
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Oglop Sep 3, 12
Dark Souls is a masterpiece, the greatest RPG of 2011, and difficulty made it unique-er in its method of rewarding players. If this game were easier, it wouldn't feel right.
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MissingScore Sep 3, 12
quote BlackScythe
I never picked up either of the games because people worshipped it for being difficult for the sake of being difficult. I don't know anything about the game itself because the only thing anyone talks about when mentioning these games is the difficulty. Personally I play games for fun, not more frustration to add to my already stress filled days.

I completely understand why the developer is considering this when their game is thought of as "difficult" almost exclusively as a descriptor.
But that's the beautiful thing about the Souls games, somehow they manage to be really difficult without being frustrating.
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Abyss Raider Sep 3, 12
That's what made Demon's/Dark Souls so great was their difficulty. It made you think, try harder, and really use your skills to progress through the story. It's not a difficulty that makes you feel cheated, it's the kind that, when you die, you begin to realize what you did wrong. You then figure out how to improve upon it, see what you can do differently, and then go back and try again. It's supposed to be a throwback to old games, when they were still difficult. Adding an easy mode will go against everything this series stands for... Please don't.
We need more games like this, not less.
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RizzyJay Sep 3, 12
To be honest, it really isn't that difficult. It just requires a lot of patience and focus, really.
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Spark Sep 3, 12
It's not a difficulty thing much as it just doesn't hold your hand and explain everything. It's really straightforward if you take your time and learn enemy moves and such.
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Human_Tank10 Sep 3, 12
To be honest, dark souls is not really hard at all. Its just a game where you actually have to learn how combat works rather than just slam buttons. There is no need for an easy mode, you can play dark souls without getting hit.
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Aussie Legend Sep 3, 12
I'm actually in favor of this, it would open the game up to many more gamers without the expense of the hardcore guys who play it for the ultra challenge (like me). They need to make it an embarassing name or something to guilt people into playing it regularly though, like 'wimps mode' or 'child mode' haha.
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Wakaman Sep 3, 12
Yeah no, I don't like the possible outcomes that this new mode will bring about. The game isn't that difficult. It just takes patience and hurr durr gamers as of late have the attention spam of Ten Second Tom.

I don't like this.
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Zombie_Barioth Sep 3, 12
I don't see whats the big deal, I'd much rather they added an easy mode than dumb down the whole game for everyone. Its there for those who need it but if you don't need the easy mode then just ignore it no need to get your feathers ruffled, worst case scenario they see that games with difficulty modes sell better than games with set difficulty.
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Ncjpr1993 Sep 3, 12
I'm often in favor of games having one set difficulty level, but in this case, I'm all for an easy mode. This is just my opinion, but I feel like Demon's Souls had truly difficult encounters, and relied purely on skill and knowledge of the combat system; whereas Dark Souls had many bosses that would use a move twice in succession, and kill you purely because you could do nothing about it. Maybe there is certain spells or equipment to use for such things, but Demon's Souls did an awesome job at avoiding being so situational, and allowed players with skill to surpass any point in the game with any equipment or stats. That, to me, is what made Demon's Souls' difficulty so special, and what made Dark Souls a disappointment. Dark Souls tried too hard to be a difficult game, and was for all the wrong reasons. In Demon's Souls, I was able to accept every death as my own fault, whereas with Dark Souls, I often questioned my deaths, especially when they were caused by a dragon that got glitched into the ground and shot lighting up at me... three times.

Tl;dr: I will not use the easy mode, but am in favor of the option in understanding that new players wish not to deal with irritating deaths.
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Marc Sep 3, 12
Cmooon its not that hard. Please god, let the one anti casual game released this past year remain that way.
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