Amidst the blocking, and dodging of flame covered beasts constantly barraging you and making you question the state of your soul, one thing stands out about Dark Souls 3. It’s far from easy. Despite the difficulty, it is a fascinating game that won’t be easy to put down. If you’re not aware of this evil beast coming out on April 12 here are five things to know about the game.
1. DARK SOULS CREATOR DEFENDS IT’S DIFFICULT
One of the defining characteristics of Dark Souls is just how difficult it can be. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t just some sick trick of the creator as he laughs behind your back. It’s is hard for a reason. Creator Hedetaka Miyazaki believes that the game should not be simple to put together. He wants gamers to complete the story in their own way. This naturally drives up the difficulty but makes for a unique experience.
2. THIS WILL BE THE LAST IN TEH SERIES
Dark Souls 3 is the successor to 2009’s PS3 game called Demon Souls which has links to a game called King’s Field. All the games in this lineage are loosely connected by the devastatingly intense gothic environments and notorious difficulty. This latest installment in the series will be the last according to Miyazaki.
3. YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE
When playing Dark Souls 3, you may feel alone, but that is far from the truth. The game will automatically connect to servers and keep you online for the duration of your play. In that way, the game will inspire a tight community of like-minded players. People can work together in order to understand the messed up environment found in gameplay.
4. IT’S FILLED WITH HOPELESSNESS
The beauty of Dark Souls is just how dark it seems to be. Despite all the achievements you may conquer in gameplay, it’s nearly impossible to shake off that ever lingering hopeless found in every crevice. Fans of the series will know that there is no distinct resolution to the game. No one to save and no trophy to hoist. Just a dark, evil, world of despair.
5. YOU JUST MIGHT LOSE YOUR MIND
Good luck getting through the crippling fear, the overwhelming difficulty and mindbending depression without losing your mind. It’s the essence of the games genius as well as its biggest source of frustration. Your best tool will be the community of people so you can swap tactics and strategies. Otherwise, you’ll be forced to wonder through this hell-like environment as you slowly become more insane.