Five Tips For Playing Dark Souls From A Guy Who Has Definitely Played It

Still struggling to get through Dark Souls, over four years after its release? Desperately hoping to overcome your intimidating backlog before Dark Souls 3: Darkest Souls releases in March? We’ve got you covered! Follow this list and you’ll be defeating Asylum Demons in no time!

1. Refer to other games as ‘The Dark Souls of X’

This is a great way to get in the right mindset for taking on the many challenges Dark Souls has to throw at you. Whenever you encounter a challenge, invoke the game. Calling Devil May Cry ‘the Dark Souls of action games’, or saying that David Lynch is ‘the Dark Souls of directors’, is a great way of showing that you know how difficult Dark Souls is, and that you’re prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

2. Ask a lot of other people if they have played Dark Souls

It’s important to obsess over the game. Pull people aside at parties. Ask your boss by the water cooler. Whisper your query, voice thick with fear, to the priest in the confession box. The more times you say ‘yeah, I’ve been meaning to get around to it’, the more likely you are to claim that Dragon Bone Fist and ring the bell at the top of whatever that place is.

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3. Repeat step 1, but with a group of strangers

The best way to do this is to get on a bus at peak hour. Wink at your fellow passengers and declare this ‘the Dark Souls of times to get on the bus’. Some will nod their heads and smile politely, others will avert their gaze. Think upon these reactions and what they mean for your journey through Lordran, which is the world Dark Souls is set in.

4. Kill all the enemies in the game

It sounds un-intuitive, but honestly, it’s the only way.

5. Eat well

This one’s just good common sense. Even though that pile of peas and lump of pumpkin might be the ‘the Dark Souls of the dinner plate’ sometimes, make sure you eat them all up if you want to get as big and strong as the main character in Dark Souls (or Bloodborne, which I have also played).

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