Why Dark Souls Should Never Receive An "Easy Mode"

Matthew of WTG:

"Famed for its gruelling difficulty and unmerciful bosses, Dark Souls is not an easy game.

In a recent interview Hidetaka Miyazaki, a developer at From Software and director of Dark Souls, said “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.”"

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TheMasterShake2231d ago

no it doesn't need a easy mode. if you can't learn to play the game then go buy something only noobs play. people have become so lazy they want everything handed to them.


the more people buy the game the more games the developers can do, its simple. put in an easy mode and let players have a choice.

TheMasterShake2231d ago

no, back of the box says prepare to die and it thats what it means. if you wanna be a lame and not learn the game thats your prerogative. its already confirmed that there will be a successor to dark souls so screw you and the casuals.

vickers5002231d ago


And who the hell are you to tell people how to play their games?

egidem2231d ago


The point is to have other people enjoy the game, granted some will enjoy it on a tough difficulty, while others just want a simpler gameplay.

A tough game can
a) Give some a sense of achievement/reward though a challenging gameplay OR
b) Piss off those who want to simply enjoy the game without the frustration of difficulty.

Nevers2229d ago

I'm all for "easy mode" to get more people buying/playing Dsouls as long as it doesn't take away from my gaming experience.

I don't think people who play through on "easy mode" should be able to take that character into any greater difficulties. I don't think it should support PvP; but it should still allow for co-op. And I don't think many (if any) trophies or achievements should be available to easy moders.

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DazeLokrotan2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

Hmm, I'm guessing that you MasterShake are the type of gamer who doesn't play for fun, are extremely competitive, sits and plays for over 10 hours a day (your arteries must be getting clogged and corroded) and take in-game stats very seriously.

WTF are you doing dude? You should know better than this....

TheDivine2231d ago

Damn bro you just insulted 99% of us gaming enthusiasts here on N4G. Not that i have clogged arteries (i hope) but if im not working im usually gaming or on here (usually both, i put alot of points into dexterity and am super duper fab at multitasking). I do work 6 days a week though and when im off im exhausted and lazy. I earned my leisure time.

The Souls series is about challenge, learning from mistakes, and learning the levels and boss attack patterns. Making it easier would defeatthe purpose and remove the satisfaction of the game. If i want something easy and mindless il play a 2d pltformer or shooter/hack n slash on easy and brease through. DS is bout conquering and claiming victory.

Gwyn-Lord-Of-Cinder2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

I think thier should be an easy mode , for people that struggle and have a hard time completing the game . I whould not use the easy mode , but having it is always good.

humbleopinion2231d ago

I dunno. the good thing about introducing easy difficulty levels and giving the player a choice is that they can also introduce a truely hard difficulty level.

Cause let's face it: the biggest difficulty factor in this game is the lack of checkpoints and the ability to pause, so you must clear your schedule and take things slowly. But for veterans of Demon's souls this isn't such an issue, and for seasoned gamers in the stealth genre who know the virtue of patience Dark Souls is a walk in the park.
Other games were able to offer more challenge in their most difficult level simply because they were also offering lower difficulty levels who won't put off newer gamers. This simply adds challenge and replayability.

chazjamie2231d ago

sounds like the failing school system to me. if you cant do the maths like themastershake, then apparently you fail at life.

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Peppy la Moca2231d ago

A non-article if I ever did see one. The entire premise is completely wrong.

All the reasons the author doesn't want an easy mode are invalidated because he doesn't have to play on easy. It's for people who do get a sense of accomplishment and challenge even when playing on easy.

So silly not wanting something in the game that doesn't affect you at all heh.

Hellsvacancy2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

Maybe i should ask Christopher Nolan if he would edit Memento so its easier to follow

This is down to 12 year old 360 owners, never had any complaints about the difficulty before, the games difficulty is what made the series what it is now, and they want do reverse that to draw in more player$

Because thats what its all about, yours and my money, thats all anybody wants (except me) its not about making good games now, hay man, if thats how you like it, more fool you

If they add an easy mode ill stop buying there games, ill rent them instead

vickers5002231d ago

"If they add an easy mode ill stop buying there games, ill rent them instead"

So you will refrain from buying a great game because it has a mode that you will NEVER be forced to play?

*facepalm* Grow up and stop being so immature.

MEsoJD2231d ago

God these fucking articles. It was confirmed to be a mistranslation. Give it a rest.

Lord_Sloth2231d ago

Wow. The elitism is strong with this fanbase.

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