Submitted by PrivateRyan 836d ago | opinion piece

7 Current Gen Games Harder Than Dark Souls

NowGamer: Is Dark Souls this gen's toughest game? Here are seven that qualify as even tougher than From Software's classic… (Culture)

NastyLeftHook0  +   836d ago
those maneaters in demons souls(no arrow trick) on black world tendency was awesome and difficult. but i love that game.
TimmyShire  +   836d ago
Ugh, those Maneaters were the worst.

And the whole of 5-2 - boss was easy but that swamp... man...
Nevers  +   836d ago
I just thought the whole concept of Tendencies was the most difficult thing about Demon's Souls to wrap my mind around. Once I got it, I got it... but, man, it took a while, lol.
TimmyShire  +   836d ago
To be honest I found Demon's Souls harder than Dark Souls. Maybe that's just me though.
MestreRothN4G  +   836d ago
Flamelurker alone is harder than all Dark Souls together.
Swiggins  +   836d ago
Flamelurker is extremely easy if you know what you're doing, hell his pathfinding is pathetic, if you have a bow or magic and can stand behind some of the bones he'll just stand there and take it.

Old King Allant on the other hand...nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
NegativeCreepWA  +   836d ago
Sticky White Stuff is all you need to make it a breeze. I was stuck on him until I figured that out.
MestreRothN4G  +   836d ago
I played the hell out of Demon's Souls. My favorite game of all time, actually. I kind of know how to beat him out of skill on melee and ranged magic strategies.

My point is: it is hard if you don't glitch him as Swiggins suggested (any game is easy if you will cheat!) and even if you use strong buffed gear.

He brings the old cliche "I am dying, therefore I am stronger" to a nice derivative "I am dying, therefore I am overagressive", giving you almost no time for healing/breathing/blinking.

Still... Never feels cheap.
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bluetoto  +   836d ago

"Old King Allant on the other hand...nowhere to run, nowhere to hide."

You can beat OKA without ever laying a hand on him or taking any damage if you use the poison cloud spell and the thief ring.


Flamelurker is a puppy if you use sticky white stuff and attack him from behind(like many of DS's A.I.) after avoiding his 1-2 combo.

What swiggins described isn't cheating as many of the A.I in DS will just stand there allowing you to deplete their health, especially if you are wearing the thief ring.

waaay too many players see what they what they want to see when playing the souls series...
brish  +   836d ago
Which ever one you play first is the hardest.
CrescentFang  +   836d ago
Finally... since NG3 was failure (in most eyes) no one actually played on Hard, Master Ninja or Ultimate Ninja... the game is insanely hard (more like cheap and unfair).
Ikaruga is technically an old game and same with the DMC games...
Catherine is pretty hard if you are playing are Hard and want to get Gold.
Skate-AK  +   836d ago
I tried to play NG3 on hard but the framerate would drop to basically unplayable levels.
harrisk954  +   836d ago
Catherine was a bit*h! It was hard, even on "Normal" difficulty.
Captain Qwark 9  +   836d ago
i still cant beat the last level on meatboy :/ i destroyed dark souls lol demon souls was way harder. NG3 is just cheap not hard. there is a difference. Demon, dark, meatboy, etc. those are legitimate hard games that can be conquered with skill. NG just uses rocket enemies everywhere
Hanso  +   836d ago
I still didnt bought Dark Souls yet but im planning now because that DS 2 Video got me hyped up a lot.
Why is Dark Souls easier compared to Demon Souls?
I hear that a lot and im just wondering

I loved Demon Souls :D
Swiggins  +   836d ago
The difficulty of the souls games is really all relative.

Qwark probably found Dark Souls much easier because his experience from Demons Souls transferred over.

I on the other hand played Dark Souls first and then breezed through Demons Souls.

That said, there are some differences in bosses and environments. I believe that Demons Souls had the harder levels, with special mention going to Level 5. However I believe the bosses in Dark Souls were harder.
Captain Qwark 9  +   836d ago
well in my opinion, the bonfires made a huuuuuge impact. where demon souls was broken into levels and the only time you could really progress was to beat the whole level in one shot or open a shortcut. you could get tons of grass which helped but overall, progressing through a level in demon souls was far more difficult. it took me hours to finish the first level in demon souls. i only got stuck twice in dark souls and that was the spider boss and ornstein and smough ( they are brutal fyi ).

dont get me wrong though, i actually prefer dark souls to demon souls. i loved the whole connected world and the bonfires, while making it slightly easier, made the flow of the game much better and much more rewarding. neither is a walk in the park but id give the difficulty to demon souls but the overall to dark souls. either way, both are 10's and the best games this gen

also death itself, being dead in demon souls made much more of a negative impact than being undead in dark souls. i actually played the bulk of dark souls undead, only going human when i needed help on a boss which was only the two i mentioned above ( orn and sm i had to beat solo anyway though because i ran out of humanity trying lol )

also i played Dark as a mixed bag too. in demon i went all warrior but in dark souls i did warrior, magic, and dabbled a bit in miracles
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joab777  +   836d ago
I finished bioshock and searched for something that sparked my interest...it is dark souls. I downloaded it and I am ready. I am actually so hyped to play it. I also think that the ds2 gameplay at ign got me pumped. I also gotta get dragons dogma expansion.
Neko_Mega  +   836d ago
Poor list, theirs NES games that were harder then Dark Souls and I didn't think Dark Souls was really all that hard.

Once you understand what to do or how to kill it, it was pretty easy. I even took the time to max out the level of my character.
InMyOpinion  +   836d ago
It says current gen games though.

Trojan on NES was harder than all of them :)
_QQ_  +   836d ago
Dk Kountry Returns was harder than darksouls, so was Diablo 3 ,so was metroid prime corruption. The difficulty in dark souls is mostly hype. i can name many games harder than dark/demon souls.
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Conzul  +   836d ago
No mention of the Chronicles of Riddick games :/
Those were almost unbeatable on normal difficulty. I shudder to think of the task of platinum-ing them. Still managed to be fun though IMO
porkChop  +   836d ago
You found them hard? I breezed through both of them. I played stealthy though.
YoungPlex  +   836d ago
What, no Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate High-Rank/G-Rank single player Moga Village Quest?

Demon's Souls Man-Eater Black ST were brutally difficult but really satisfying to fight!

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