So you’ve probably seen that Dark Souls 3 mod that gave your character guns. So did I. And just like me, you probably thought that was going to make the game an absolute breeze to go through. After all, what chance does a bunch of ghouls and monsters have against the righteous fury of a high-powered, fully automatic firearm from the future? You’d surely Rambo through the game faster than you can say “Plin Plin Plon” and you’d look awesome doing it.
Tell me that’s not a good look
If these were thoughts that you had then just like me you are dead wrong. Having downloaded the mod and putting some hours with it in the game, I can seriously say that having guns in Dark Souls is not actually as easy as it sounds. Here’s why:
Warning: Installing mods in Dark Souls may cause your account to be permanently banned from the servers on the grounds of cheating. Do so at your own peril and play offline to keep the gameplay experience fair for everyone.
Okay, so first of all, there’s the issue of ammunition. With Dark Souls being set in a fictional medieval fantasy world, you don’t exactly have bullets just lying around everywhere and you’re a few millennia shy of Gun shop. As such, you’ll have to make do with the crossbow bolts available from Creepy Granny™ at the Firelink Shrine. These babies don’t come free and you’ll have to cough up 10 souls for a single measly bullet. So that means you’ll have to spend a lot of time just farming for bullets for your gun. Which is always fun.
On top of all that, in importing this metal death machine from the far-flung future, you somehow forgot to bring along magazines or ammo holsters or any other means of carrying ammunition which means you can only have 99 bullet/bolts equipped at a single time before you need to return to the nearest bonfire to restock. Considering that the very point of an automatic firearm is to shoot things really fast then it won’t take very long until you need to go home to your little campfire or you switch to a sword to get things done—at which point you’re just playing regular Dark Souls. How fun!
Another unexpected side effect of having ashen corpses wield the power of a rapid-firing bullet dispenser is that they aren’t used to controlling the recoil on it—which is the only possible explanation as to why it takes just as much stamina to fire a single bullet as it does to swing a giant metal sword. It literally takes your whole stamina bar to pull the trigger and keep a little chunk of steel steady just enough to fire around 6-7 bullets.
As such, you’re going to have to be careful with your character’s stamina just as you more or less have to in vanilla Dark Souls. You still have to move and reposition and fire responsibly. You still have to attack just enough so that you have enough stamina left over for those all-important dodge rolls.
So yeah, you can kiss that fantasy of just holding down the trigger and rinsing the Lords of Cinder with 6 million bullet holes like an embered up Arnold Schwarzenegger. So much for that “Cinder-minator” YouTube video you wanted to film. ‘
And the poorly-executed reboot: “Cinder-minator: Genysys”
All I’m saying is having guns in Dark Souls isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. It’s still hard, okay? And it’s not because I’m bad at Dark Souls. I’m not. You are. Now if you’ll excuse me I have a ticket to Weenie Hut Jr’s. to book.
Am I being a big weenie? Or is Gun Souls harder than it looks? Let us know in the comments below! For more videogames stuff check out Six YouTube Channels Every FromSoftware Fan Should Know and 5 Most Mouth-Watering Depictions of Food In Videogames
And while you’re at it leave us a like on the GG Network Facebook Page so we can keep you entertained with more videogames and geek stuff! Take care and stay safe out there!
Our Privacy Commitment
TV5 Network Inc. values and respects your right to privacy. We are committed to safeguarding your personal data in compliance with Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
Why do we collect your personal information (as applicable)?
We collect and maintain basic information about you as users of TV5 sites for the following purposes:
Where do we get your personal information?
There are several ways we collect your personal information.
Information that you personally provided.
Most of the personal information we have are those that you have provided us when you:
Information we collect during your engagement with us
We also collect information as you use our products and services, like:
Information we collect from other sources
We also collect your personal information through other activities such as our market research initiatives, when you visit and use our websites and mobile apps, and from our subsidiaries, affiliates, and third-party business partners to whom you have given consent to share your information to us.
When do we disclose personal information?
There are circumstances when we are required to share some of the information you have provided us. In these cases, we ensure that your personal information will be disclosed on a confidential manner, through secure channels that is in compliance with the Data Privacy Act and other privacy laws.
In some instances, we may be required to disclose your personal information to our agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, business partners and other third-party agencies and service providers as part of our regular business operations and for the provision of our programs and services. This means we might share your information with:
How we protect your personal information
We also put in effect the following safeguards:
TV5 will not collect, use, or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than those identified in this Commitment, your Service Agreement or our Terms of Service, and any other purpose that you may have given your consent for.
For greater clarity, unless you provide specific consent, we shall not:
What are your choices?
You are given certain rights in relation to your personal data under the Data Privacy Act. We would like to ensure that we have your consent to continue to collect, use, and disclose your personal information for the purposes that we have identified. We want you to know that you do have choices and can object or withdraw your consent and/or edit your consent preferences at any time.
If you wish to have access to your personal information in our records; or you think that such personal information we have of you is incomplete, not up-to-date, or otherwise inaccurate, you may get in touch with our Data Privacy Officer through the contact details provided below. In some instances, we may request for supporting documents or proof before we effect any requested changes to your personal information.
Data Protection Officer
TV5 Network Inc.
Reliance corner Sheridan Streets
What happens when there are changes in our Policy?
You will always be provided notice if these changes are significant and, if we are required by law, we will ensure to obtain your updated consent.