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Sekiro’s difficulty debate results in incredible ‘you cheated not only the game’ meme

Perhaps you’ve seen the rousing debate around FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice percolating across the internet these past couple of weeks. Maybe you’ve even engaged in a few “git guds” yourself. But no chapter in the ongoing controversy over whether the video game requires an easy mode (or whether your relationship with it really says anything meaningful about you as a human being) has been quite as satisfying as the “you cheated not only the game, but yourself” meme. The already-infamous copypasta was said with seemingly earnest seriousness by a Twitter user late last week, in response to a PC Gamer article by journalist James Davenport detailing how he used a mod to cheat his way through the game’s punishing final boss. Apparently, according to the diehard Sekiro fan who spoke on behalf of his fellow hardcore gamers, titles like this are designed to be played only one way, and to deviate from that or to seek value in anything beyond the narrow sense of accomplishment through repeated failureis to disrespect the developer’s artistic ambition and to rob yourself of the one and only form of victory these games can provide. At least, that’s the generous reading. The not-so-generous one is that players like this can only enjoy these types of games with the knowledge that most other people cannot.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/9/18302796/sekiro-shadows-die-twice-copypasta-you-cheated-not-only-the-game-memes