Most games aren’t like Dark Souls.
Of course not, the comparisons have become far too pervasive
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
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.
Bloodborne is also very similar.
well yeah but that's like saying Halo 3 is similar to Halo 1. It kinda goes without saying
@Time- or Halo to Destiny
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.
"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.
"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?
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