Dark Souls, players woes.


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Why is Dark Souls so famous, and why do people love it so much? What are the creators doing to make it a amazing game? What is being done to this series of souls-bourne games for them to be such great games?

Dark souls is famous as it has a huge fan base, thanks to it’s extremely impossible game play. Also thanks to the critics who were praising the depth of its combat, intricate level design, and world lore. However, the game’s difficulty received mixed reviews. While some praised the challenge it provides, others criticized it for being unnecessarily unforgiving. The Windows version of the game was less well received, with criticism directed at numerous technical issues.

Dark Souls has a minimalist plot. Historical events in this world and their significance are often implicit and left to player interpretation rather than fully shown or explained. Most of the story is given to the player through dialogue from characters within the game, flavor text from items, and world design. The opening cut scene establishes the premise of the game. The world was once ruled by dragons. In this time period, a man known as Gwyn happened upon an object known as the “First Flame” and finds the “Lord Souls”. He and his allies use their power to defeat the dragons, which starts the Age of Fire. Over time, the flames begin to fade with the rise of humans, and Gwyn sacrifices himself to prolong the Age of Fire. With the flame artificially rekindled, the undead curse begins to plague humanity, causing certain humans to continually resurrect upon death.