Remember when Twitch played Pokemon, and everyone said how dumb and impossible it was? And then Twitch beat the game? And then subsequent games in the series? And did you know Twitch plays Pokemon is still going on? Sure, it is now just a betting stream, but it is still a thing that people are a part of.
Twitch plays has started an even more sadistic endeavor, one that seems like it could never possibly be completed: Twitch Plays Dark Souls. The controls for the infamously difficult game have been coordinated with the Twitch chat commands, and anyone who can login to Twitch can now help guide the intrepid hero to praising the sun.
Dubbed as social experiments, the “Twitch Plays…” series seeks to see if some universal cooperation can be found on the chaos that is an internet chatroom. Anyone who is a part of the chat can input commands, which will control the onscreen character directly. With two or three people doing it, it would still require immense cooperation and strategy to defeat even the lowliest foe. With over 4000 viewers inputting commands, getting the main character to do anything besides roll or shrug is an exercise in madness. As of writing, the Asylum Demon (the lowliest and easiest boss in the game by a huge margin) is making short work of the player anytime they manage to actually enter the chamber in which it resides. This is the first encounter with the monster, before the character collects any of their equipment. Essentially, it is the opening task in the game to escape from the monster. This is proving to currently evade the crowd currently playing the game.
Twitch plays Dark Souls seems like it is an impossibility to ever complete. The Asylum Demon is one thing, but imagine fighting Ornstein and Smough with thousands of other people fighting to enter commands at the same time. If you want to join the good fight to find the Lord Souls and save Lordran, you can join the Twitch Plays Dark Souls stream here. You can also just watch the chaos unfold. Either way, remember the traditional Dark Souls warning: You Will Die.
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