Speaking with VG24/7, Dark Souls Creator, Hidetaka Miyazaki explained how he works towards the right balance of difficulty within the franchise.
“Well, there were of course several moments where I had to stop things and take a step back and consider the difficulty,” Miyazaki began. “But it’s not necessarily that I say ‘oh, this is too difficult,’ but instead the term I usually use is ‘unreasonable.’ So, that’s the term I tend to use when I have these conversations with the development team.
“When you think about it, the difficulty in the Dark Souls franchise so far has been something that players have eventually been able to overcome. So when I show concern to the development team members, that’s why the term I use is unreasonable – basically, we don’t want to go too far. It’s about striking a balance.”
You can read the rest of the interview here.
Dark Souls III will be available in April. We previewed it very recently.