How Dark Souls Perfected Difficulty in Video Games
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  • CircleToonsHD

    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 :'(

    • Zuraeil

      it also doesnt have dark souls 2

    • Rajpreet Kaur
      Rajpreet Kaur

      About assassins assassin's Creed

    • Michael Newman
      Michael Newman

      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

    • Andrew Shumate
      Andrew Shumate

      Just play demon souls on ps3 like I did

    • Salius

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

  • ghostrider 077
    ghostrider 077

    If i may make a reccomendation if you would like somewhat of a challenge again try out Monster Hunter World: Icebourne. Similar stuff, just keep throwing your face at it until you learn the fight and are able to complete it. Just dont listen to the people on steam reviewing it. For some reason most of them dont want to actually try to learn it and they just want to be handed the win

  • Frix 17
    Frix 17

    Dark souls becomes easier each time you play It but some things are Just bad like the fucking skeleton wheels that can instakill you in ds1 and then the boss if fucking dumbshit peenwheel that Is pratically a joke of a boss

  • Twink Brigadier
    Twink Brigadier

    So did you play all of them or just sekiri and 3? Just curious

  • Alex Gabriel
    Alex Gabriel

    Amazing vid dude!!! Couldn’t of said it better myself. I am too forever hooked on this new genre. 100% completing Sekiro, Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls remake has changed the way I play video games.

  • The Establishment
    The Establishment

    Difficult yes, but totally fair

  • Ezyanimation

    Dark souls is true game of 2020

  • Bluntly honest
    Bluntly honest

    "Fuck you!" Ah yes, my favorite difficulty.

  • Lengaming0

    Ranment of the ashes does that for me

  • Codi Serville
    Codi Serville

    5:02 Screw that freaking thing

  • Kyle Howard
    Kyle Howard

    Try monster Hunter

  • Sina Olaei
    Sina Olaei

    Only if From wouldn’t release their game broken and unfinished so some bosses wouldn’t have some questionable moves and hitboxes or in ornstein and smough case, completely broken and unfair. The core is great, they just have to fix the little problems. Looking forward to see if Elden Ring finally does more things right or it’ll be another buggy mess.


    2:22 monster hunter in a nutshell

  • DarkStone 606
    DarkStone 606

    Man this animation look neet

  • Abd Alrahman Shaqour
    Abd Alrahman Shaqour

    Hey did you okay hollow knight it'll give you the same feeling of satisfaction as dark souls

  • Maghmood Palmer
    Maghmood Palmer

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

  • Jaden L
    Jaden L

    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!

  • Minh Ochoa
    Minh Ochoa

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

  • seal duck
    seal duck

    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."

  • Jonas Koepcke
    Jonas Koepcke

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

  • Stephen Trawick
    Stephen Trawick

    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.

  • Rizqi Rizaldo
    Rizqi Rizaldo

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

  • Parker Johnson
    Parker Johnson

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

  • J The Mirror Man
    J The Mirror Man

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

  • Brayden McDaniel
    Brayden McDaniel

    Gives off hella sequelitis vibez

  • Jay26RH

    “No more catnip!”

  • DaniDL

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

  • PSH

    why is link to your twitch channel dead?

  • Tom Blakey
    Tom Blakey

    Try synthetik too.and dragons dogma.

  • Leave Now
    Leave Now

    Nailed it

  • dio the frist wryyy
    dio the frist wryyy

    Cough super battle droids cough

  • XLogan_XD

    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

  • A Random Dead Person
    A Random Dead Person

    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

  • Bradley Osborne
    Bradley Osborne

    You should look at terraria

  • Nspg Plays
    Nspg Plays

    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

  • Fat Albert
    Fat Albert

    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*

  • Ilya Sushentsev
    Ilya Sushentsev

    Do you play Hunt Showdown?

  • Max Corkindale
    Max Corkindale

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

  • Unfriendlyspoon

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

  • Tyler Waters
    Tyler Waters

    Unpopular opinion darksouls= 3d version of ghosts n ghouls

  • Grady Wachs
    Grady Wachs

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

  • C00L 95
    C00L 95

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

  • Matman

    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

  • Unknown Gamer
    Unknown Gamer

    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

  • The Law Payton
    The Law Payton

    Why is this so smooth

  • moyako1802

    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

    • Woah There
      Woah There

      Dude I got stuck on the first mini boss. But beat gyoubu first try😭

  • HN Gamer
    HN Gamer

    Why am I not subscribed yet, gotta correct this mistake

  • J Money
    J Money

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

    • truck

      lol sure bro

  • Nora Lepper
    Nora Lepper


  • Richard Walters
    Richard Walters

    Wait was the doctor markiplier

  • Florian Mulet
    Florian Mulet

    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.

  • KvS

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

  • Sensho Riki
    Sensho Riki

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

  • Leon Winchester
    Leon Winchester

    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.

  • exemida

    Oh wow strawberry.

  • Danny Perez
    Danny Perez

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

  • Ms. Creeper
    Ms. Creeper

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

  • soulless soulgaming
    soulless soulgaming

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

  • Ryder Randall
    Ryder Randall

    Wait till you play the first game

  • Ryder Randall
    Ryder Randall

    1:40 I disagree

  • Edrani

    Dark Souls is not difficult, its just annoying

  • _ Randomations _ _
    _ Randomations _ _

    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

  • SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi
    SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi

    you should try legend of Zelda Hyrule warriors somewhat like this

  • Klonios

    TLDR: He is a masochist gamer

  • SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi
    SabirRhys-Sohrab Nasserghandi

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

  • Betterthenit

    It’s kinda like cuphead

  • Razorbliz

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

  • Jolly Green Giant
    Jolly Green Giant

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

  • ZERØ

    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 🤕

  • Kingameer

    I play in 2021 a ya

  • Mantis Entropie
    Mantis Entropie

    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!"

  • TheGothGaming

    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.

  • The Triborg958
    The Triborg958

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

  • Moshuma

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

  • Garrett Smith
    Garrett Smith

    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.

  • Kayden Weathers
    Kayden Weathers

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

  • wantsome7655

    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.

  • Northwesttactical

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

  • Bananana Li
    Bananana Li

    You need to try Dragon Dogma.

  • Dizzy Stream
    Dizzy Stream

    Dark souls sound like hollow knight

  • TechNiCal

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

  • FallenLostKnight

    I love this video

  • Ethansucks

    Just got the game I’m ready for PAIN

  • Celestial AMVs
    Celestial AMVs

    Why do I feel like this is a huge sponser vid

  • Yes I'm a weeb
    Yes I'm a weeb

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

  • Cris p Cheetos
    Cris p Cheetos

    Ornstien and smough was friggin PAIN

  • Cruz Godinez
    Cruz Godinez

    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

  • CinderLord

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

  • Nikki The Cat
    Nikki The Cat

    Oh my God someone finally put it into words.

  • sun

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

  • Thug_ Nausty
    Thug_ Nausty

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

    • Woah There
      Woah There

      In ng+3 the lothric knights do unholy damage

  • Cool Kid
    Cool Kid

    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

  • Backdecker

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

  • rishi pael
    rishi pael

    youve never played monster hunter 1 or 2 have you?

  • A literal Zombie villager
    A literal Zombie villager

    yeah dark souls is basically the heroine of games

  • masonjack


  • Karan Chaudhary
    Karan Chaudhary

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

  • Devilbrine

    ...Except for Midir

  • Helpful Krieger
    Helpful Krieger

    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

  • Aidan Fields
    Aidan Fields

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