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Dark Souls To Beat Your Internet Box Into Submission

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"By the blistering of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes..."

Dark Souls: Known less for its graphics, sound design, and art direction, one is more likely to find descriptions like "obnoxiously difficult," or some variation thereof. Like a BDSM session gone terribly long - the mind paralyzed in stunned incomprehension, struggling to remember the safe word, "ragequit" - the game featured all the goodness of a stiletto heel to the face, but without that distinct aftertaste. Please don't ask. Having picked up Dark Souls a few days ago, I can confirm this. It is cruelty beyond measure, occasionally giving one a token victory over a particularly daunting baddy - as though to say "come closer, my sweet" - before unleashing another savage lashing. Still, we return again and again to Mistress Death, forever seeking her forbidden delights.

Hyperbole aside, those in the PC crowd that find this kind of nonsense appealing will be pleased to hear, as per NeoGAF, that Dark Souls is heading their "fancy graphics card-capable" machine. Featured on the cover of Germany's PC Action magazine, the game is reported (presumably in German) to be released as Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and will feature two new boss battles, as well as gamepad support. While even those with the most impressive of machines might already have the game on PS3 or 360, Prepare to Die Edition, is worth considering, if only for that which sets PC gaming apart from the pack: modding. If the internet can do this to Skyrim, one wonders what whimsy awaits the world of Dark Souls.

Masochists of the digital realm can expect the game in August; further details will be revealed as they become available.

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3 Comments

Keith said:

How long do you suppose it will take for a mod to be released which tones down the difficulty? I might actually have some interest in playing it then.

Bearfamiy said:

I didn't think this game was nearly as tough as people made it out to be, now grated my twitch reaction time for the critical blocks has been pushed to its limits from years of gaming so even the Black Knights were pushovers but it's just not that difficult >_>

Shin Gallon said:

Mods (along with mouse/keyboard controls, and dedicated servers for online games) are the main reason I'm a PC gamer (well that, and the Steam community is worlds better than PSN or Xbox Live's). I'm interested to see what gets done with this game. It interests me but came out at a time when I was gearing up for Skyrim.
Granted I'm still addicted to Skyrim, but that's neither here nor there >_>

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