What Drives a Person to Make an Impossibly Hard Dark Souls Boss Even Harder

Five hours and 20 minutes is a long time to do anything, but an especially long time fighting the same boss in a video game. And yet, I couldn’t stop watching this lengthy documentation of someone very slowly fighting Fume Knight, a notoriously difficult boss from the Lost Crowns DLC for Dark Souls 2. It’s a boss that gets people to scream into the void, a boss FromSoftware at point declared to be the hardest in the series. Fume Knight is a walking nightmare, a creature of devilish design that most people try to move on from as fast as possible.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdv4w/what-drives-a-person-to-make-an-impossibly-hard-dark-souls-boss-even-harder