The Dark Souls franchise is a game series that’s acclaimed and beloved for its soul-crushing difficulty. The game’s difficulty is one of the game’s defining features, and beating the game is a badge of honor for players. However, gamers are also trying to constantly escalate making the challenge of Dark Souls, or in this case Dark Souls 3, even more difficult. PC Gamer reports that Twitch user TolomeoR completed the entire game without blocking, parrying, rolling or level up. He didn’t even wear armor for his game session.
His impressive run lasted about 50-60 hours. There were some abortive attempts, so he didn’t complete the game with so many handicaps without dying. TolomeoR used the standard broadsword up to the Champion Gundyr, where he swapped to Astora’s Straight Sword. The full playlist of TolomeoR’s boss fights with the handicap can be found at this link. You can check out his fight against the Nameless King in the player below.
Putting such a large handicap on your gameplay for Dark Souls 3 is a pretty insane feat, regardless of the time it took. It will be interesting to see what players will try and do to one-up their difficulty levels on the game next. Dark Souls 3 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.