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Are Games Really Like Dark Souls?

Most games aren’t like Dark Souls.

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PhoenixUp332d ago

Of course not, the comparisons have become far too pervasive

Timesplitter14331d ago (Edited 331d ago )

The reason why so many games are said to be "just like Dark Souls" is that Dark/Demon Souls brought a completely baffling amount of highly original ideas and game mechanics when it came out:
- indirect online multiplayer features
- difficulty that is almost a story element
- its own signature dark vibe and style of storytelling
- invasions
- death as a game mechanic
- 3D melee combat that doesn't suck
- designing the game in such a way that it is meant to be like a puzzle that needs to be "figured out" by the entire community
- nearly a third of the game's content could be classified as easter eggs
- etc....

... and it really left its mark in videogame history, so a lot of other games have incorporated some of these elements since then. But that doesn't necessarily make these games "like Dark Souls". The only games on my mind right now that truly are like Dark Souls are Hollow Knight and Lord of the Fallen

madforaday331d ago

I remember getting invaded for the first time in Demon Souls. It didn't go well for me but the concept of that is just so cool. of course, everything in those games have a reason for it to be there. It is up to the player if you want to know the reason. There are even bosses that are suppose to be easy because they aren't strong in general so the developer made it that way. The feeling you get when you get to the shortcut for the first time is something I never got anywhere else.

CorndogBurglar331d ago

Bloodborne is also very similar.

Timesplitter14331d ago (Edited 331d ago )

well yeah but that's like saying Halo 3 is similar to Halo 1. It kinda goes without saying

_-EDMIX-_331d ago

@Time- or Halo to Destiny

_-EDMIX-_331d ago

Agreed.

I feel its an amazing complement! Remember when RE4 came out? Gears of War and many other games would be like "Resident evil 4 like" lol

I feel if a game is so good, it leaves it mark that way......so be it. I think it helps the industry. Heck ,we got Dead Space 1 and 2 because of that concept.

I'd be ok with anyone that can look to match or add on to Souls type concept of combat, connectivity and difficulty.

bluefox755331d ago (Edited 331d ago )

"Like Dark Souls" has become synonymous with "difficulty". Though, frankly, Dark Souls isn't even that hard. It's harder than the average difficulty, but not by a lot. There are FAR more difficult games out there, they've just never gotten mainstream attention like Dark Souls, and lets be honest, if Dark Souls was really that hard, it wouldn't have gotten any attention either.

_-EDMIX-_331d ago

"if Dark Souls was really that hard, it wouldn't have gotten any attention either." Ummmm what?

So if it was amongst one of the hardest games ever made, it would what? Just get no attention?

Are you sure or maybe you want to rethink that?