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Should Games Like Dark Souls Have Difficulty Settings? – Slightly Civil War


Welcome to the series premiere of Slightly Civil War, a humorous video game debate show featuring Yahtzee Croshaw and Jack Packard!

Inspired by the fan-favorite Escapist show, Uncivil War, Yahtzee and Jack will be randomly assigned a position on a contentious video game topic and head to battle to make their point. This week is about difficulty settings in games like Dark Souls.

Episodes will air each week on Monday at noon EDT and the following Monday on YouTube.

There will also be a companion podcast for the show where Yahtzee and Jack discuss their true thoughts on the subject debated in the video.


The podcast is currently only available through Buzzsprout, but we will be getting proper hosting for it very soon.

About the author

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.