As I’ve said in the past, I’ve barely played FromSoftware’s games. I’ve spent a few hours with the original Dark Souls, but that’s about it. That said, I played it long enough (which translates to “I played it for more than five minutes”) to know that FromSoftware don’t pull any punches when it comes to creating relentlessly difficult games.
Which is why when I see things like someone beating Bloodborne without dodging or rolling, my mind melts. The same goes for when I hear that a Twitch streamer has managed to complete the original Dark Souls without taking a single hit. What?
The_Happy_Hobbit, who regularly streams himself playing Dark Souls, achieved the absurd feat in around eight hours and streamed the whole thing because VIDEO OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. He claims to be the first player in the world to finish the game without getting smacked in the face by various sharp objects, and it’s difficult to argue with him when the evidence is, like, right there and stuff.
The streamer is currently planning a second no-hit run through the game. If you’ve got eight hours to spare you can watch the full archive of the stream below. I’d recommend you hunt for highlights though. I’d call that the sane thing to do.