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comment by johnnyFive

I do too, but only if it's fair, and that's the difference. I don't mind a hard game that doesn't dick you around. I'm playing Dead Cells right now, which is clearly influenced by Dark Souls, but I'm loving it despite dying almost as fast and definitely as often. Because in Dead Cells, I never wonder why I died, and it's never due to RNG bullshit or opaque mechanics. Meanwhile, I can already feel myself getting better, to the point that I'm flying around the first level dodge-rolling and slicing things to bits like a buzz saw, and it's a blast. Dark Souls made me want to invent a way to kick a game in the nuts.