While the Souls series prides itself on being difficult but fair, there are definitely moments when it seems like it is falling a little short and moving towards being decidedly unfair.
These moments can be brought to you by specific enemies, bosses, and even by particular areas. It is testament to how well-made and enjoyable the series is that these events and encounters stick out so prominently in the memories (and nightmares) of players, even if they stick out because they drive you insane.
Everyone has their own bugbears and specific enemies that bother them more or less than the average player, but there are some enemies that most would agree make you feel like the deck is stacked against you. The ones that you dread dealing with on new playthroughs or decide ahead of time to avoid and run past.
Looking at the current trilogy of Dark Souls games, what are these small blights on an otherwise tough but enjoyable experience? And what is it about them specifically that makes players feel that way? Here are some suggestions.
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