About a month ago there was a news story about Dark Souls possibly getting an "Easy Mode" that would help bring in new people to the game.(Link here) At first I didn't exactly like the idea, especially with a game like Dark Souls. However the more I thought about it, the more I realized it could be plausible if done correctly.
So I put a video summing up my thoughts on the matter:
- I think an Easy Mode might actually bring in a ton of people to the game and slowly turn them into fans of the series.
- Rather than messing with the difficulty of the AI or things like health and damage, an Easy Mode should work around those core structures to ease people in rather than take away all the difficulty the game is known for.
- An idea I had was for Souls not to go away once you die. This might make progression seem a lot easier than normal to a new player.
What do you guys think about a possible easy mode? Yay or nay?