Dark Souls Director ‘Sad’, Considering Easy Mode
You must really suck at playing Dark Souls. Yes, you. Specifically, the person now reading this post. You must really, really suck at it. Dark Souls is, of course, notoriously difficult. So much so that the advertising reveled in it (one ad even quoted a review, “you. will. die.”,) and the game got a Prepare To Die Edition just to rub it in. But was it too difficult? Apparently, Director Hidetaka Miyazaki thinks so, and via OXM, he confirmed in an interview that he’s considering giving it an easy mode.
“I personally want my games to be described as satisfying rather than difficult,” he said “As a matter of fact, I am aiming at giving players sense of accomplishment in the use of difficulty.” So what’s the problem? “Having said that,” he continued, “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 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.”
I don’t particularly think Dark Souls failed to advertise its famous difficulty, but OK. And it’s fair to say that incredible difficulty is not for everyone, especially if it’s so hard it stops being fun. So what do you think, Game Fronters? Sound off in comments.