Dark Souls is maybe a little tough, so last month, when a fan streamed himself on a playthrough of the game during which he took zero hits, everybody was understandably impressed. But guess who doesn’t buy it: Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of Dark Souls.

He was being interviewed by Wired, when a question concerning the special and creative challenges fans undertake in Dark Souls playthroughs came up. Miyazaki says he did anticipate a certain level of creativity and that the game did make room for it, but that he didn’t expect the scale of speedruns or many of the “strange new ways to play the games.” Then, he mentioned that no-hit run we were just talking about: “I don’t believe the player who says he completed the original Dark Souls without taking a hit — it would be amazing but I think it’s just an elaborate rumour!

Feel free to check out the archive of the stream past this link to get up to speed.

Source: Wired

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Barry Herbers
I write editorials here at Gamnesia and occasionally some news (though far less often than I used to). Here's some of my work, long-form game essays, if you have any interest in that sort of stuff: The Amount of Content in a Game Has Nothing to do with its Price A Game's Atmosphere is Defined by its Mechanics, Not its Aesthetic The Witcher 3's Introduction is Terribly Paced and Too Restrictive of its Players I'm looking forward to The Last Guardian (had it pre-ordered since 2010), Rime, Night in the Woods, and Vane. If I had a niche, it would probably be the somewhat higher fidelity indie games, as take up most of the spots on that list. I'm also developing a no-budget video game with a friend, and you can follow me on Twitter (@TheVioletBarry) to hear about that and anything else I feel like saying. Film, games, it's that sort of stuff.


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