One dedicated Dark Souls 3 player beats the very difficult Abyss Watchers boss fight using an expanded dance pad from popular rhythm game, Dance Dance Revolution.
Although Dark Souls 3 is plenty difficult in its own right, some gamers are not satisfied with the baseline challenge. These gamers like to self-impose new challenges upon themselves, like beating the game without taking a hit or never leveling up.
However, the most extreme of Dark Souls 3 challenge runners are those who take on the game using strange instruments. We’ve already detailed one Dark Souls 3 player who beat every boss using his feet, but this latest fete is something a little different.
Yes, this Dark Souls 3 player, who goes by the moniker Rudeism on Twitch, also beat the game using his feet, but he didn’t do so using a controller. Instead, this player beat the entirety of Dark Souls 3 using a Dance Dance Revolution pad.
This isn’t the first time that gamers have seen Dark Souls players, or even gamers in general for that matter, try to beat a game using a dance pad, but it’s no less impressive. Many of Dark Souls 3’s bosses require precise timing and fast reflexes in order to survive – something that isn’t easy to execute while using a dance pad.
That doesn’t mean Rudeism’s dance pad runs weren’t without their hardships. As you can see in the video below, the Twitch streamer tallied more than 300 deaths by the Abyss Watchers boss fight, and things only got more difficult from there. But that’s the beauty of these types of runs; players are willing to dedicate weeks and months of their lives to accomplishing something that has very little recognition. There’s currently no Guinness World Record for a dance pad playthrough; this is purely for personal accomplishment.
Now that Dark Souls 3 has been out for a few months the question becomes: “What’s next?” Players have already tackled the experience in clever and increasingly difficult ways, but for the most part it feels like the experience has been mined to death. That isn’t to say another gamer might appear with an impressive challenge, but beating the game with your feet is hard to top.
For those who like to play the game the old fashioned way, though, there is more to look forward to. Dark Souls 3 has a robust DLC plan that should include at least one substantial expansion. We wouldn’t be surprised if From Software even significantly changed the makeup of Dark Souls 3’s main experience with its DLC, similar to what the studio did with Scholar of the First Sin. For now, it’s a waiting game, though.
Dark Souls 3 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.