Dark Souls 3 going to be a lot harder than the other games in the series
Dark Souls 3 isn't really for the faint of heart. As previous experiences with the Souls games tell us, the learning curve is pretty high -- and by learning curve, we mean death, death, do something right, and try to avoid more death. This game series in particularhas a cult fan-base that was built around its high difficulty. From doing hive-minded Twitch plays to using a Guitar Hero's controller, fans have tried to create new ways of beating the world's hardest games.
But Dark Souls 3 will be the end of the era. The Game Director and President of FromSoftware, Hidetaka Miyazaki mentioned in the press release that this is the last one. And while the fan-base holds a candle that flickers with hope; if that candle goes out doom will envelope the world. (That's an actual game mechanic. You can check out the list of the Dark Souls 3 "features" here). But not all things that come to an end are bad. The ending of this Dark Souls Triology combines the best of the predecessors. Simply put, it is giving new and old players a chance to fall in love all over again.
Not only are there the environment and combat system overhauls, but you will also be getting 2 new characters to play in addition to the already established eight. The first is the Assassin - a magical merchant of death who stabs and casts magic. And the second is the Herald, a holy seer with a penchant for healing and stabbing things to death. Both of these would help offer players a chance to play as a jack-of-all trades.
But for the daredevils out there who'd like an early start -- if you like challenging yourself then you can take advantage of a loophole and start playing the game by registering your base country as Japan. (Follow this guide if you are interested.) The game will be in Japanese, and you still need to pay, but nothing will be more bad-ass than beating a game with a Guitar Hero stick while blindfolded in a foreign language.
And until the world wide release on April 12th, that is something you can boast to your friends about. At least till they come up with a way to do better on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.