I am of the somewhat controversial opinion that Dark Souls’ legendary difficulty (or how punishing it is, to be precise) isn’t really what makes it so special. It’s really about respect for the player, their time and their intellect. Difficulty is part of that philosophy, but not the be-all-and-end-all of it.
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