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    Dark Souls director considering easy mode, 'people hesitant to play'

    Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki has stated in a new interview that his game’s difficult probably put off a lot of people from playing it, and he’s now toying with the idea of an easy mode.

    The From Software developer explained to Metro that, “I personally want my games to be described as satisfying rather than difficult. As a matter of fact, I am aiming at giving players sense of accomplishment in the use of difficulty. Having said that, however, it is true that Dark Souls is rather difficult and a number of people may hesitate to play.”

    “This fact is really sad to me,” Miyazaki continued, “and I am thinking about whether I should prepare another difficulty that everyone can complete or carefully send all gamers the messages behind our difficult games.”

    Miyazaki pondered, “However, I suppose gamers do not particularly prefer easy games. What they want is interesting and worthwhile games to play, so I think it is natural that hindrance or stress that does not attribute to such interesting and worthwhile elements will be removed in the end.”

    “If the number of easy games is increasing nowadays, I guess it is because difficulty is not related to interesting and worthwhile game elements in many games among players,” Miyazaki concluded.
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    Um. A bit late, maybe?

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    I didn't mind the difficulty. It's how the game stood out and it was fun to play.
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    The difficulty of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls is what has really set the games apart for me from other RPGs. It's the perfect blend of frustration and the sense of accomplishment.


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    My first playthrough, yes, the game was difficult, however I never felt like I wanted to just give up and ragequit. I had this drive to do better, to keep playing, and to keep trying until I had accomplished something or finished the task. I think From succeeded in exactly what they were trying to do. An "easy mode", IMO, is unnecessary.

    It's pretty sad, really. This game actually requires you to use more than 1% of your brain, and most people don't even want to do that it seems.

    This game has its audience. Don't try to reach out to people who don't even want to bother with it in the first place.

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    My problem in Dark Souls isn't the difficulty but the glitchiness. I gave up on the game because of all the technical problems I had in the game. They may have fixed a lot of it by now (I haven't played in months), but it really is a little late. I do think Demon's Souls has perfectly-balanced difficulty, more so than Dark Souls.


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