I hear gamers refuse to play Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, or the new Bloodborne title all the time: “The game(s) is too difficult.” I cry foul! Digging deeper, the same gamer may claim these games have too steep a learning curve; the game takes too long to learn; “I don’t have the time.” Again, I cry foul!
Here’s the rub: How many hours a week do these same gamers spend on other games? I bet they’ve spent a bunch. If they’ll blister their thumbs with other titles, then why not Dark Souls? Dark Souls is not impossible. But you must learn to build your character and practice, practice, and practice. A gamer does the same with most any other title. Like a sim–don’t fib: You didn’t learn how to build that awesome city in a one hour sitting. I bet you’ve even looked online for tips. More time spent. Ka-ching! goes the weekly time register.
So, there’s more to this Bloodborne difficulty thing than a time requirement. Something stinks.