I know, reading the last responses to my post perhaps I went into the game expecting it to hold my hand. I guess the thing that stood out most to me was whoever left that "Not this place again." in plain sight for me, not even 20 minutes into the game to see. I can pretty much respect a person who enjoys this game more than one who plays FPS games all day. I'm just used to gradual difficulty increases, a game that is basic and a cake walk in the beginning, and then becomes a nightmare by the end is my ideal game. In my limited game design experience, that sort of thing is quite hard to pull off.
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Here's what you all need to know about how most conversations centered on Souls games play out on non-Souls boards:
Hater - the Souls games are terribad, having enemies repawn when you die is horrible, the deaths are cheap, and the combat system is so clunky
Fan - enemies respawning when you die is no different than loading a save game or continuing from a checkpoint in another title, in fact most levels have shortcuts to be found that let you bypass sections you've already visited, furthermore a lot of areas in the game are deceptively short once you take a moment to visualize the layouts in your head, as for the deaths being cheap most of the death traps can be spotted with observation of your environment, enemy behaviors can be observed in the same way to ensure that you rarely die in fights, as for the combat system the Souls games are designed so that combat motions are deliberate and carry a sense of weight and mass behind them, players are rewarded for precision and knowing what strikes to use and when
Hater - nuh uh, dying is cheap and respawning enemies way cheaper, no one in their right mind should buy this terribad excuse for a game
Fan - *must seriously consider holding back the urge to just rip the Hater a new one for being so adamantly dumb and grossly incorrect*
Instead of the Hater admitting that they are wrong and endeavoring to correct their behavior, they double down on the dumb and insist that Souls fans are just 'arrogant'. After a while a number of Fans get numb to the thought of wasting another logical and well thought out reply when the Hater simply will not listen, so they instead say something like 'suck less you noob', knowing that they'll be seen as arrogant no matter what they say.
The crux of the issue is that the Hater confuses their personal taste in video games with the objective quality of a game.
"I'd rather betray the world than let the world betray me." -Cao Cao