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Immersiveunreality said:
SvennoJ said:

Yet, wouldn't it be a shame when your reaction times get slower as you age, that you are excluded from being able to enjoy these games any longer?

Dark souls for me was never about overcoming challenge either, for me it was the immersive world, and dying a lot (causing repetition) did help with permanently etching the map layout in my mind. Luckily there was multiplayer to get passed the annoying challenge parts.

Now it's 8 years later and I know my timing sucks, thus I'll skip Sekerio.

Bolded:Not really,my selfish consumerism would look for something else and i would still appreciate devs for putting out games in their own vision.

Second bolded:How old are you? You can always improve your timing while playing the game,i always suck at the start of a souls game and suck a bit less at the end :p

It looks like these games have challenge as its core and everything else is build around that,if that core is changed then the impact/immersiveness also changes but it might have been nice that a multiplayer was also added to Sekiro yes.

I'm 45 currently, yet timing has never been my thing. I haven't been able to successfully parry in at least a decade. My wife can't stop laughing when I try a timed sequence in DKC on the mini snes. If that didn't have rewind I would have given up. Rewind doesn't make the game any easier, just less frustrating when you get stuck at a specific point. Which is also one of the issues I had with Dark Souls. I could not do Ornstein and Smough by myself, completely stuck there. (Getting past those archers was a nightmare as well, I suck at timing. And those swinging blades in the castle before ugh) To enlist the help of others you were vulnerable to getting invaded. Since it was a popular spot to gank people, it took over 20 tries to even get to the boss I was stuck on... I almost quit the game there. It didn't enhance the game in any way, didn't feel any better for finally getting past, just felt like a colossal waste of time. Luckily there was still plenty good game after that to compensate. However that memory will always be there when I think of Dark Souls.