Demon's Souls who?

#1 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

This game is quite literally the hardest game I've ever played in my life, this coming from a guy who played and completed Demon's Souls. 
I'm playing on normal, but I'm considering starting over on VERY EASY, because during boss fights if you die a bunch you get a "Lower difficulty level" button, which I end up hitting like 3-5 times before finally beating the boss. Getting to the boss fight alone is ridiculously hard due to enemies hitting hard and there being a long way between healing spots.
 
Anyone played this? Am I just weak? Why is this game so fucked?
 
*hits "Lower difficulty level" button on the fire-snake-thing boss for the fourth time*

#2 Posted by Paboned (132 posts) -

that game is not hard, it is punishing 
get it right, get it tight

#3 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

"Ys" 
 
That's the noise I made when I read your story. Sounds frustrating. Perhaps you should look up some tactics; see if you're missing something.

#4 Posted by Mowgers (387 posts) -

Demon's Souls was tough but fair, once you got the measure of it and understood the way it worked you could beat it providing you were careful. Kinda sounds like Ys is fucked on purpose? Artificially hard or whatever? I dunno.

#5 Edited by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@Mowgers said:

" Demon's Souls was tough but fair, once you got the measure of it and understood the way it worked you could beat it providing you were careful. Kinda sounds like Ys is fucked on purpose? Artificially hard or whatever? I dunno. "

It still took me several attempts to beat the boss after hitting the "lower difficulty" button 4 times. I consider that 'fucked on purpose'
#6 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -
@Mowgers said:
" Demon's Souls was tough but fair, once you got the measure of it and understood the way it worked you could beat it providing you were careful. Kinda sounds like Ys is fucked on purpose? Artificially hard or whatever? I dunno. "
This. At least Demon's Souls was hard in a good way, this one is obviously messed up pretty badly.
#7 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@valrog said:
" @Mowgers said:
" Demon's Souls was tough but fair, once you got the measure of it and understood the way it worked you could beat it providing you were careful. Kinda sounds like Ys is fucked on purpose? Artificially hard or whatever? I dunno. "
This. At least Demon's Souls was hard in a good way, this one is obviously messed up pretty badly. "
I completely agree with Demon's Souls not being nearly as hard as it's reputation makes it out to be, but I've also completed other "Fucked on purpose" games.
 
Super Meat Boy for example, I played that and didn't get nearly as frustrated as I've gotten with this one, and that's kind of saying a lot.

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