Endure 30 Minutes Of A Japanese Girl Playing Dark Souls

by Phil Kollar on Sep 10, 2011 at 01:50 PM

If you're as excited as I am for Dark Souls, From Software's upcoming spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, then I've got a weekend treat for you.

These three 10-minute videos that apparently originated from Japanese video site Nico Nico show off a Japanese girl playing through an early section of Dark Souls while her two companions and a legion of Internet viewers cheer her on. The videos include some stiff sword combat (she apparently hasn't mastered the art of dodging yet), a look at one of the game's first bosses, and, naturally, plenty of deaths.

The YouTube comments are of course full of people calling out the girl with the controller for sucking, but I'll stand up for her: In a game like Dark Souls, you're expected to die plenty. In a game like Dark Souls, we all suck a little. Also let's wait and see how many times Reiner dies when I force him to play this for a Reiner and Phil video.