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We recently launched our 1:4 scale MIMIC statue and fans of the franchise have been more than eager that the day has finally arrived after two years since the 2016 Christmas reveal. However, some of you may have looked past the game entirely and have never given it a shot, but I highly recommend that you at least give it a try it as it is an experience unlike any other. Dark Souls Remastered is a great way to introduce new players to the series and is currently available on all major platforms. Today, we present you three reasons why we think you should play the Dark Souls series:
- A secret at every corner
There are gamers that would prefer to consult guides when playing through a game, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, in my opinion, the best way to experience the Dark Souls series is to go in blind from start to finish and even all subsequent playthroughs after. Figuring out for yourself how to defeat a boss, accidentally stumbling upon a secret passageway, triggering an event when you least expect it, suddenly dying to a seemingly harmless treasure chest that turns out to be a deadly Mimic, the list goes on. Not knowing is one half of the Dark Souls experience, discovery is the other. And I promise you, just when you thought you've seen it all after repeating the game countless times over, you will find yourself uncovering something new each time around.
- Brilliant exploration
No one intertwines the different areas of a game quite like the Dark Souls series. Lordran, the Land of the Ancient Lords, is a massive world in itself, and players may only access certain sections of the game by using keys or contraptions to unlock certain gates or doors. But, little do newcomers know that some of these locked gates or doors only lead back to a place they've already explored in the past, which can also sometimes serve as shortcuts from one area to the next. You will see a lot of this as you progress through the game, so much so that you would have already forgotten some door you tried opening hours ago only to find yourself on the opposite side of it later on.
- Going bald without a haircut
Last but most certainly not least, we think you should give the game a try because it is difficult to beat, and by difficult we mean pulling-your-hair-out-throwing-your-controller-punching-the-screen-questioning-life difficult. When you die (and you will die a lot), you drop all your souls (in-game currency) and return to the last bonfire you rested at, and as you trace your steps back to retrieve your hard-earned souls, you die again and lose it all, and then you'll cry, and then you'll rage quit. I can guarantee this will happen to you more times than you can count, and you might think it's a bad thing, but on the contrary, it develops a kind of love for the game that you wouldn't have otherwise felt if you didn't go through the struggles. You end up more knowledgeable and more determined after each attempt until finally, you overcome that one area or boss encounter you've been slaving at for days. The sense of accomplishment is so rewarding and borderline addicting, which is why the Dark Souls community is such a passionate bunch.
That's all we have for now. Hopefully, this convinces some of you to jump onto the Dark Souls hype. Our MIMIC statue is still open for pre-orders until the 18th of January 2019, and some of our Dark Souls collectibles are still open for waitlist. That still gives you plenty of time to try the series out yourselves. For more Dark Souls and First 4 Figures news and updates, please join our First 4 Figures Official Collectors Club Facebook group.