Dark Souls is pretty cool, you guys. But I can understand if you don’t have the cash, time, or patience to play it. Good news is you can get a pretty similar experience by just stabbing your hand with a fork. Pretty similar. You’ll swear less, of course.

In all fairness, the game really isn’t that hard. Sure, you have to approach it on its own terms. Dark Souls has no interest in playing fairly, and is (unfortunately) kinda shitty at explaining itself. But with that knowledge in one hand, and a decent guide in the other, it can be bested. Don’t get me wrong, I still wanted a fucking T-shirt when I managed it. And it’s not the sort of game I would recommend for everyone. But it’s really not as scary as the reputation.

Seriously. Put down the fork.