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Dark Souls is an infamously challenging action roleplaying video game produced by Namco. Set in an open world environment, Dark Souls - like it's spiritual predecessor, Demon's Souls - offers the player a formidable challenge while they explore the vast world of the game.
Both Souls have been universally praised by critics and fans alike. In the words of Michael Thomsen for slate.com, "There is real beauty in Dark Souls. It reveals that life is more suffering than pleasure, more failure than success, and that even the momentary relief of achievement is wiped away by new levels of difficulty. It is also a testament to our persistence in the face of that suffering, and it offers the comfort of a community of other players all stuck in the same hellish quagmire. Those are good qualities. That is art. And you can get all of that from the first five hours of Dark Souls. The remaining 90 or so offer nothing but an increasingly nonsensical variation on that experience" - a quote which, in my opinion, does a great job at describing a player's struggle throughout Dark Souls. I've also heard a fan compare the game to a girlfriend who is absolutely perfect in every single way, except that she punches you in the face every 5 minutes. This I find very accurate - having played the game for several hundreds of hours and fallen in love with the gameplay and the lore myself, no matter how hard Dark Souls punches me in the gut, I keep coming back for more. The game will punish you for the slightest error you make, meaning tapping the controller to the wrong direction or failing to parry an enemy's attack will most likely mean it's game over for you. Dark Souls will occassionally make you feel like a worthless idiot, but on the other hand reward yo...


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...dragons with lightning bolts and witches creating great firestorm's that burned and scortched the lands. Now after the fight against the dragons Nito resides in the deepest parts of The Catacombs, in The Tomb of the Giants and is there to lead one of the Covenants, Gravelorders.
The Witch of Izalith is one of the original Lords who aided Gwyn in the war against the Dragons. She attempted to duplicate the First Flame from a soul but accidentally created a distorted being of Chaos and Fire. Its power formed a bed of life which became source of all demons, the Flame of Chaos also engulfed the Witch and her daughters and molded them into deformed creatures with only Quelaag escaping. The Witch Of Izalith resides under the roots of the Bed of Chaos.


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Various Dark Souls wiki's(and the real wiki), reddit, Vaati Vidya's lore videos in Youtube


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