Everyone that complains that people that want an easy mode are close minded are being as close minded if not more. The onus is on the developer to make a meaningful experience out of the easy mode and to not cheapen the game for everyone else.
I personally don't want an easy mode, but it's not the end of the world possibility people make it out to be. At least it isn't as bad in theory, guess we'll have to wait and see.
Yeah, how dare we want to keep the unique game we enjoy good so that you might enjoy it.
It's not like there's a long list of precedents of this exact thing causing games to turn to complete shit.
Man, we are so fucking close-minded and entitled wanting to preserve this nature habitat. Let's just bulldoze it and build a fucking Target that everybody can enjoy.
This is just trolling, but hey here's a response anyways.
It's not like they are patching in an easy mode on Dark Souls. That game is what it is.
They are making a new game (both Dark Souls 2 or Miyazaki's next game) and that game may in fact warrant a difficulty selector, as it could be going for a different kind of experience than Dark Souls.
And no there is not a long list of precedents as far as From Software is concerned, it's not like they were bought by EA, so chill the fuck out.
Bottom line is I trust From Software to do what is best for their game and to keep making awesome games, but not the same game over and over. People didn't know they wanted a Souls like game until From Software came along with Demon's Souls. Who's to say they can't make another game that people don't know they want? I would prefer that than having Dark Souls 3000: even souler
That's pretty much what I wanted to say. They made two of those games and they were surprisingly successful and popular and now they want to try something different. Change isn't necessarily a bad thing and it doesn't mean that those who liked the first two game won't get anything out of it. Maybe it'll be a total trainwreck but I think they totally deserve the benefit of the doubt.