The main appeal of Dark Souls, as well as its predecessor, Demon’s Souls, is the ability the game has to simply kick your ass due to its impressive level of challenge. It is the type of game that relies on precise and reflexive controls, rather than button mashing, strategic resource management rather than spamming healing items, and slow practice with patience rather quick casual jumping in to play.
Dark Souls is a serious game and not be taken lightly at all – it is notorious for confronting the player with legitimate hardcore gameplay.
There are, however, several major glitches that steal the glory from this challenging gaming mammoth. One glitch, in particular, allows the player to duplicate items This ability to effortlessly clone an infinite amount of healing items transforms a desperate fight for survival into a cake walk.
Similarly, there is another glitch that allows the player to make a copy of their souls, which works as the currency and experience points in Dark Souls. One can easily maximize their skills and upgrade their weapons; the satisfaction of collecting a large amount of souls after hours of focused trial and error turns into mindless hours of grinding.
Granted, unless one watches videos on how to trigger a glitch, the chances of discovering the technical issues are slim; the duplicate glitch should rarely hinder any personal goals toward beating the game and earning an achievement or trophy. However, competitive players who aim for the leader board may find themselves clashing for the top spot with a cheater.
"We don't even know if we'll have another chance," Miyazaki said. "We have the confidence that we can improve from our mistakes this time and create an even better Dark world, but we don't know if the users will forgive us for the mistakes, so I cannot give an exact answer."
A few noobs who want the easy way out should not have the power to ruin this great franchise. Most hardcore gamers most likely overlooked the glitch (unless of course it was discovered by accident). Bring on another tumorously, ball-breakingly, f*cking hard dark medieval action-RPG and ignore the pathetic pussies that use a handicap crutch (glitch) to conquer this beast of a game.
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