How Dark Souls Perfected Difficulty in Video Games

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  1. CircleToonsHD
    4 місяці tagasi

    OH AND BTW! This video doesn't include anything about Demon Souls, mostly because I still haven't been able to get a PS5 and I'm assuming I have to perform a dark ritual to even play one, so it didn't feel right talking about it. I'm sure the new Demon Souls fits my feelings towards the entire genre, but I figured I'd explain why I never mentioned it. MAN DO I WANNA PLAY DEMON SOULS THO :'(

    1. Rajpreet Kaur
      Rajpreet Kaur
      7 tundi tagasi

      About assassins assassin's Creed

    2. Michael Newman
      Michael Newman
      Päev tagasi

      You should try Hitman it's also really fun. You also have to improve and fail in hitman but in a different way than Dark Souls and its really fun

    3. Andrew Shumate
      Andrew Shumate
      Päev tagasi

      Just play demon souls on ps3 like I did

    4. Salius
      Päev tagasi

      I've played (i was lucky with the Ps5) and let me tell you right away, IT IS AMAZING, have fun with it

    5. David Gormunt
      David Gormunt
      2 päeva tagasi

      It's fun but its not original. Isn't it just a rouge-like?

  2. Maghmood Palmer
    Maghmood Palmer
    2 tundi tagasi

    When I'm asked what games I play, my only answer is souls🤕

  3. Jaden L
    Jaden L
    7 tundi tagasi

    Glad to see a video about difficulty needing to be designed as an experience. Big companies pump out run-of-the-mill games with difficulty sliders so fast that it saturates the game market with the same uninspired experiences. Either they need to curate a difficult experience or they need to have a clever AI system that is actually dynamic enough to get scaled. Both require too much work for most developers I guess. Anyway... Great video!

  4. Minh Ochoa
    Minh Ochoa
    11 tundi tagasi

    4:37 oh no....... AMOGUS

  5. seal duck
    seal duck
    17 tundi tagasi

    I mean this is just how all game's used to be back in the day, "what you died to the ridiculous final boss that has three stages and can one shot you, well guess you have to start stage 6 over again."

  6. Jonas Koepcke
    Jonas Koepcke
    19 tundi tagasi

    When you have made a soul connection with dark soul. Can I say that you have a pretty dark soul?

  7. Stephen Trawick
    Stephen Trawick
    19 tundi tagasi

    Hollow Knight is my favorite soulslike game. It took the difficulty of Dark Souls and perfectly placed it with the best Metroidvania upgrades and exploration.

  8. Rizqi Rizaldo
    Rizqi Rizaldo
    23 tundi tagasi

    The most honest message and lesson in this video is "you want Skyrim? I got *twenty* "

  9. Parker Johnson
    Parker Johnson
    Päev tagasi

    “You want Skyrim? I’ve got twenty” that fuckin killed me

  10. J The Mirror Man
    J The Mirror Man
    Päev tagasi

    4:18 Uhh does someone want to tell him about the wheel skeletons.

  11. Brayden McDaniel
    Brayden McDaniel
    Päev tagasi

    Gives off hella sequelitis vibez

  12. Jay26RH
    Päev tagasi

    “No more catnip!”

  13. DaniDL
    Päev tagasi

    What about Hollow Knight? It has some kind of similarity with the souls saga's difficulty!

  14. PSH
    Päev tagasi

    why is link to your twitch channel dead?

  15. Tom Blakey
    Tom Blakey
    Päev tagasi

    Try synthetik too.and dragons dogma.

  16. Leave Now
    Leave Now
    Päev tagasi

    Nailed it

  17. dio the frist wryyy
    dio the frist wryyy
    Päev tagasi

    Cough super battle droids cough

  18. XLogan_XD
    Päev tagasi

    I beat dark souls 2 while only dying 10 times, which is a massive upgrade from dark souls one which I died nearly 500 times

  19. A Random Dead Person
    A Random Dead Person
    Päev tagasi

    Those people that 1-2-3 hit everything have minmaxed their build that’s how they do it. But other than that the secret to dark souls is timing and attack patterns. Most importantly. Frames

  20. Bradley Osborne
    Bradley Osborne
    Päev tagasi

    You should look at terraria

  21. Nspg Plays
    Nspg Plays
    Päev tagasi

    Almost everyone in my friend group is a really big fan of dark souls and I have tried it but I just don’t get the same enjoyment

  22. Fat Albert
    Fat Albert
    Päev tagasi

    1:24 You forgot to mention people dropping the Hard R/N Word whenever they get backed into a corner in game chat or if you make them mad enough, *white people especially*

  23. Ilya Sushentsev
    Ilya Sushentsev
    2 päeva tagasi

    Do you play Hunt Showdown?

  24. Max Corkindale
    Max Corkindale
    2 päeva tagasi

    I started playing dark souls in 2021 and I'm on ng 3

  25. Unfriendlyspoon
    2 päeva tagasi

    This reminds me of egoraptor's sequelitis and made me happy

  26. Tyler Waters
    Tyler Waters
    2 päeva tagasi

    Unpopular opinion darksouls= 3d version of ghosts n ghouls

  27. Grady Wachs
    Grady Wachs
    2 päeva tagasi

    I got the game and now that ive beaten it 3 times I realize I will never find another game as good as this

  28. C00L 95
    C00L 95
    2 päeva tagasi

    I want a ps5 only to play Demon's Souls.

  29. Matman
    2 päeva tagasi

    When I was a kid I rented dark souls 2 and couldn’t pass the first boss three days and I couldn’t pass but I fell in love with the game fast forward a few years I play and beat dark souls then a few years later dark souls 3 comes out and I beat it after that I remembered how hard it was for me on dark souls 2 so when I finally went back to it like 7 years after first trying and I beat the shit out of the first boss and it was so rewarding

  30. Unknown Gamer
    Unknown Gamer
    2 päeva tagasi

    2 good games I can think of without a difficulty slider is “enter the gungeon” and “hollow knight” although they don’t have top notch graphics their still challenging and amazing games I would recommend

  31. The Law Payton
    The Law Payton
    2 päeva tagasi

    Why is this so smooth

  32. moyako1802
    2 päeva tagasi

    I "mastered" all the souls games available on PC. But God, I fucking suck playing Sekiro. Been stuck at Gyoubu Oniwa for months. I'm a disgrace

  33. HN Gamer
    HN Gamer
    2 päeva tagasi

    Why am I not subscribed yet, gotta correct this mistake

  34. J Money
    J Money
    2 päeva tagasi

    All solo player games are TRASH . Great vid tho : )

    1. truck
      2 päeva tagasi

      lol sure bro

  35. Nora Lepper
    Nora Lepper
    2 päeva tagasi


  36. Richard Walters
    Richard Walters
    2 päeva tagasi

    Wait was the doctor markiplier

  37. Florian Mulet
    Florian Mulet
    2 päeva tagasi

    Really i understand why dark souls is so liked but... i just felt it just like a solo grinding game that, even if you know the patterns of the mobs and bosses you meet, there are always moments when the game tells you : "you can't beat this enemy you are smart but not strong enough, go grind some weirdos", so last time i played i was like "ok F.U. game, difficulty is cool, grinding is cancer". What i think is stupid is mostly the people who already reacted to my criticism of the gameplay (not the difficulty). It seems to just not be what makes me having any fun, that's all, but what came from the DS community for the most is this famous childish reaction "lololol get skills you pussy". This gave me a bad image of the DS community and by extension a bad image of the game. What a waste ^^' The game is good, just not for me maybe. I'll try it again some day.

  38. KvS
    2 päeva tagasi

    This sounds like enter the gungeon all over again. It took me 400 tries I cant do it again

  39. Sensho Riki
    Sensho Riki
    2 päeva tagasi

    Dark souls is a game where it actually shows how humans are compqred to the other creature... Not gonna lie i didnt play this.

  40. Leon Winchester
    Leon Winchester
    3 päeva tagasi

    I love playing though darksouls one and I've beaten it 3 times since I first played it in 2019 but darksouls three I have struggled to get into mostly because the areas all look identical or at least all the ones up to abyss watchers whitch I really wish I could get invested in it like I did with the first one but I just couldn't. I have beat dark souls 2 kinda got sick of it when I went onto the dlcs though I just got burnt out.

  41. exemida
    3 päeva tagasi

    Oh wow strawberry.

  42. Danny Perez
    Danny Perez
    3 päeva tagasi

    i am a veteran because NO CAP i beat ds1/2/3 very fun and hard time for NG+

  43. Ms. Creeper
    Ms. Creeper
    3 päeva tagasi

    I think the only Thing that is hard in Dark Souls is coming to the boss again after you died

  44. soulless soulgaming
    soulless soulgaming
    3 päeva tagasi

    I’m playing dark souls 3 rn and I’m pissed because I can’t pass the first boss

  45. Ryder Randall
    Ryder Randall
    3 päeva tagasi

    Wait till you play the first game

  46. Ryder Randall
    Ryder Randall
    3 päeva tagasi

    1:40 I disagree

  47. Edrani
    3 päeva tagasi

    Dark Souls is not difficult, its just annoying

  48. _ Randomations _ _
    _ Randomations _ _
    3 päeva tagasi

    Wanna have something harder than playing Dark Souls with one hand? Play against a team of Aimbots on TF2. It turns from FPS to multiplayer horror survival real quick

  49. SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi
    SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi
    3 päeva tagasi

    you should try legend of Zelda Hyrule warriors somewhat like this

  50. Klonios
    3 päeva tagasi

    TLDR: He is a masochist gamer

  51. SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi
    SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi
    3 päeva tagasi

    jeez I have been gone a while and his animation is soooo good

  52. I totally Lost
    I totally Lost
    3 päeva tagasi

    It’s kinda like cuphead

  53. Razorbliz
    3 päeva tagasi

    You do know that the difficulty of dark souls was unintentional right?

  54. Jolly Green Giant
    Jolly Green Giant
    3 päeva tagasi

    I suggest you play slay the spire or darkest dungeon. They're both difficult by design and incredibly unique.

  55. ZERØ
    3 päeva tagasi

    I can’t I just can’t DS broke me I bought every DS game and dlc thinking I can do this. I’ve been playing video games since MK on the nes (MK 1 was my first game I ever played when I was 5) I have over 200 games under my belt and my gamer score is 107299. I can’t defeat Taurus I just can’t 🤕

  56. Kingameer
    3 päeva tagasi

    I play in 2021 a ya

  57. Mantis Entropie
    Mantis Entropie
    3 päeva tagasi

    Yeah my niece is the Dark Souls of toddlers! "Fuck you for no letting me get hurt doing stupid shit but also fuck you for allowingn me to to do so!"

  58. TheGothGaming
    4 päeva tagasi

    dark souls 1 is my favorite game of all time. I remember playing back when it came out in my xbox 360. funny thing is skyrim was around the corner and dark souls single handedly ruined any joy I could have had playing skyrim. to me, skyrim and similar games were sooo boring after dark souls. it's seriously no joke when people say dark souls made other games non-enjoyable for them. I can relate 10000% to that.

  59. The Triborg958
    The Triborg958
    4 päeva tagasi

    3:56 yeah except for Salt and Sanctuary that game is too hard for a 2d dark souls

  60. Moshuma
    4 päeva tagasi

    Less of Dark Souls is good and difficult sliders are bad. And I couldn't agree more. Halo Legendary is just, no...

  61. Garrett Smith
    Garrett Smith
    4 päeva tagasi

    I still haven’t played dark souls yet for a sound reason, and that reason is because I know I’m going to spend like $500 worth on controllers. It looks hard, and it’s more fun to watch someone play. And my Volcano Shadow controller looks too cool to break.

  62. Kayden Weathers
    Kayden Weathers
    4 päeva tagasi

    This is how I feel playing hollow knight and ill die like 7 times to a boss before I have a chance against it.

  63. wantsome7655
    4 päeva tagasi

    I grew up on nes games tough as nails. I got Castlevania when I was 10 I couldn't finish it until I was 15. Some games took years before I could finish them. I spent a year playing nothing but the first Dark Souls. By the time I was done I had a PHD in the game.

  64. Northwesttactical
    5 päeva tagasi

    Did u just literally use a tailed beast roar for that cats voice

  65. Bananana Li
    Bananana Li
    5 päeva tagasi

    You need to try Dragon Dogma.

  66. Dizzy Stream
    Dizzy Stream
    5 päeva tagasi

    Dark souls sound like hollow knight

  67. TechNiCal
    5 päeva tagasi

    I've never experienced rage in a game as much as the Anor Londo archers. I wanted to kill someone!

  68. FallenLostKnight
    5 päeva tagasi

    I love this video

  69. Ethansucks
    5 päeva tagasi

    Just got the game I’m ready for PAIN

  70. Celestial AMVs
    Celestial AMVs
    6 päeva tagasi

    Why do I feel like this is a huge sponser vid

  71. Yes I'm a weeb
    Yes I'm a weeb
    6 päeva tagasi

    I just bought dark souls remastered...ha ha I'm in danger

  72. Cris p Cheetos
    Cris p Cheetos
    6 päeva tagasi

    Ornstien and smough was friggin PAIN

  73. Cruz Godinez
    Cruz Godinez
    7 päeva tagasi

    I suggest trying Hollow Knight! Super late to commenting on this but this resonated with me, i started playing these games within the last 3ish years and felt the same

  74. CinderLord
    7 päeva tagasi

    1:40-1:53 this is a lie if your a og and can nearly one hit.... try beating soul of cinder first try

  75. Nikki The Cat
    Nikki The Cat
    7 päeva tagasi

    Oh my God someone finally put it into words.

  76. sun
    7 päeva tagasi

    as someone with 1,000+ hours in DS3, this is 100% accurate.

  77. Thug_ Nausty
    Thug_ Nausty
    7 päeva tagasi

    If you play new game plus it's fuck you even more

  78. Cool Kid
    Cool Kid
    7 päeva tagasi

    You should try Celeste, it’s kinda sorta really hard especially in the late game. Like I spent 7 hours on a single room level hard. And God dammit if it isnt satisfying when you finally get beat it. Then it’s all like SIKE and it throws your face into a brick wall. 9/10, good experience

  79. Backdecker
    7 päeva tagasi

    Hollow knight is dark souls but not.... you know.... rated M.

  80. rishi pael
    rishi pael
    7 päeva tagasi

    youve never played monster hunter 1 or 2 have you?

  81. A literal Zombie villager
    A literal Zombie villager
    7 päeva tagasi

    yeah dark souls is basically the heroine of games

  82. masonjack
    7 päeva tagasi


  83. Karan Chaudhary
    Karan Chaudhary
    8 päeva tagasi

    you need to play dead cells, if you like hades and dark souls' toughness

  84. Devilbrine
    8 päeva tagasi

    ...Except for Midir

  85. Helpful Krieger
    Helpful Krieger
    8 päeva tagasi

    Dark souls is stuck on FUCK YOU but that's okay is now how I describe it to people who ask why I myself through playing them

  86. Aidan Fields
    Aidan Fields
    8 päeva tagasi

    I a DS rep was in smash, they would be hard to play, and hard to beat

  87. Wy4tt th3 g4m3r
    Wy4tt th3 g4m3r
    8 päeva tagasi

    Now play doom eternal on ultra nightmare if you do you will understand the tag line “raze hell”

  88. Matthew Fox
    Matthew Fox
    8 päeva tagasi

    Me over here just playing minecraft

  89. A&D Potter
    A&D Potter
    8 päeva tagasi

    NG+ Hodrick goes against that whole difficulty thing because he scales in strength from average to 20 Midirs.

  90. Gabriel Corey
    Gabriel Corey
    8 päeva tagasi

    You forgot to draw the Basilisk' eyes, the large "eyes" on top of it's head are fake.

  91. Nutelly
    9 päeva tagasi

    And he didn't even talk about NG+

  92. Preder Nation
    Preder Nation
    9 päeva tagasi

    *Coughs in being late to WOW*

  93. ‽Sven berry¿
    ‽Sven berry¿
    9 päeva tagasi

    Whaaaat i thougth you been in PC your animation is now better than that

  94. thecomfyshirt
    9 päeva tagasi

    “You want Skyrims? I’ve got 20!” Ah, I see you’re a man of culture as well

  95. David DeSalvo
    David DeSalvo
    9 päeva tagasi

    Simply Put, Monster Hunter.

  96. Gaterax
    9 päeva tagasi


  97. Cuppa Joe
    Cuppa Joe
    9 päeva tagasi

    Far Cry 5 is really the Dark Souls of Far Cry. I played on easy and did NOT instantly kill 20 enemies at once. 2/10

  98. Luna
    9 päeva tagasi

    What’s the Outro song

  99. Unknown Universe
    Unknown Universe
    9 päeva tagasi

    Dark Souls is like BloodBorne

  100. Dwight Saycon
    Dwight Saycon
    9 päeva tagasi

    "You want skyrims; I got 20" I felt that