Guitar Daemon Beats Dark Souls... With Rock Band Controller

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Okay, so you already know that Dark Souls is a perversely difficult video game. Like, lean-over-a-balcony-and-get-assaulted-by-a-daemon-difficult.

But, as merciless as it is, one hardcore fan has decided the challenge wasn't enough and has filmed himself completing Dark Souls using... a Rock Band controller (no, really).

Benjamin "Bearzly" Gwin plugged his plastic Rock Band 1 guitar into his PC and, using an emulator, remapped the guitar's controls to the Xbox 360 pad (diagram below).

As the video below shows, Gwin strummed and wailed his way through the depraved and dangerous alleyways of Lordran like a phantom Jimi Hendrix (minus, you know, the music and charisma).

Explaining the severe limitations his plastic guitar had on gameplay, Gwin writes on Reddit: "My only movement actions are control vertical movement speed, move to right, and rotate camera left." Sounds painful.

But Gwin overcame the odds and managed to finish Dark Souls in little more than eleven hours. If that doesn't inspire you pick up that dusty old Rock Band guitar, nothing will.

Take a look at Gwin killing Ornstein and Smough in the video above.

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I guess he...


*puts on sun glasses*


Rocks at this game.


(YEAAAAAH!!!!!)

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Now try Bayonetta.

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Dark Souls is not perversely difficult. This is impressive, however.

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block n' roll, man.

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A true Guitar Hero

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Awesome! :-)

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Damn that's impressive.

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now do it with a mic

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Using full havels = does not count.


Sorry but you don't get credit when you use the cheese. Pretty sure you dam well know your cheesing the game. This would have been impressive if it was a light armored character or a medium armored one but full havels? Not at all.


Not impressed.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So im guessing you didn't watch the part where he unequiped all his armor :P

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If you bothered watching for more than 2 minutes, he fought smough with no gear at all

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Did you watch the video?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Okay. So you should make one using the RB guitar and show us the non "cheese" way.

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Any one can get used to any kind of controller configuration if given a few hours toying with it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So easy to talk, everyone can do it. Until you prove something, gtfo!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So where's your walkthrough of this game done with a light gun? It might be even be possible considering how many buttons modern light guns have so make it more challenging, use the NES one.

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@Atzenkiller @Keaze_ I work for a living I don't have that kind of time on my hands but I'm pretty sure just about anyone having played through DS a few times could do it.

I do admit Ornstein and Smough must have been challenging but apart from that Dark Souls is just timing, patience and patterns.

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What challenge? He was cheesing it.

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Should try beating it with two DDR dance pads next haha. Dance Souls.

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Wow, props to the guy. No way in hell I can do that. Good Job

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This guy is a legend.

Not try it with the Power Glove. =P

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Extremely impressive... but why do that? Lol. To test yourself?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> why not? Sometimes, life is only meaningful when you have adequate challenges

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More than anything this is a testament to how OP Havel's armor is.

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Exactly. There is nothing impressive here other than Havels being the usual cheese.

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I really thought he was gonna get killed at the end there.
Woulda been funny if he did, after all that work.

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The fact that he didn't want to pick up his souls during the fight annoyed me a lot more then it should have. Otherwise, this was pretty awesome. I can't imagine how hard it was to get use to those controls.

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Nothing to be proud of...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> True, if you are referring to your comment...

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He is using full havels. Ripper is correct.

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I never got to finish this game on the PC because of the stupid Games For Windows Live thing.

Still don't know how to get playing it again even though it's in my Steam list.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Download the xliveless.dll. then play the game offline. No GWFL.

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I just bought it to replay it and I'm having the same issue. It actually gave me a migraine trying to get around it.

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impressive.

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Whoa that pretty damn awesome

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His name is Gwin? How ironic

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That's next gen gaming.

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Thats really good. I'd imagine it was more a matter of getting used to the strange controls. Once you got them down I bet it is most of the work done.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> the camera movement looks painful.

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Not impressed, he should try it with a keyboard and mouse.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Finished it with keyboard and mouse.

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thats some inspiring shit right there

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"As the video below shows, Gwin strummed and wailed his way through the depraved and dangerous alleyways of Lordran like a phantom Jimi Hendrix (minus, you know, the music and charisma)."


Hey now Dark Souls has fantastic music. As far as charisma goes; Rob Crossley has obviously never met Knight Solaire the SunBro, but kudos for referencing Jimi Hendrix though.

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Damn that's awesome haha

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ARE YOU JOKING ME?!

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