Dark Souls Player Makes It Impossible To Beat, Turns Every Enemy Into Manus
While Elden Ring is still new enough that randomizer mods are doing plenty to provide fans a little extra challenge, Dark Souls has been around long enough that randomizer mods just won’t cut it anymore for franchise faithfuls. Die hard Dark Souls fans need something with a little more teeth.
For example, there’s one Reddit user that beat Dark Souls Remastered while on a treadmill climber, a task that not only provided an additional challenge but also allowed them to drop 15 pounds. Rather than create a physical obstacle for himself, Reddit user Ralikan1 (also known as TotoTriceps on Twitch and YouTube) decided to increase the game’s difficulty by turning every enemy in Dark Souls into Manus, the beloved final boss from the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.
It went about as well as you’d expect. Moments after taking his first steps into the kingdom of Lordran, Ralikan1 was swarmed by angry Manuses and stomped to death. A single Manus is hard enough thanks to his powerful, quick, and long-reaching physical attacks, but half a dozen Manuses is basically impossible.
"Oh no. What's going on?" Ralikan1 asked moments before being stuffed against a gravestone by multiple Manuses where no amount of dodge rolling could escape. "This is not what I signed up for."
Ralikan1 doesn’t normally seem to challenge himself quite so harshly in their YouTube content, preferring to showcase certain themed Elden Ring builds or interesting PvP invasions. How he intends to beat a game full of bosses with a dinky little knife as his only weapon is certainly beyond me, but I wish him the best of luck.
If you’re looking for an even more out there Dark Souls challenge, Twitch creator Rudeism beat Dark Souls 3 using nothing but a single button for input. He basically changed the button to be a sort morse code-like input where a certain number of taps would result in a different command. The setup proves that there’s enough leniency in Dark Souls 3 that you can take a few extra fractions of a second to block and slash and still beat the entire game, albeit with a much longer playtime.
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