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Dark Souls completed with a Rock Band guitar

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The Dark Souls community sure are a bunch of show-offs. It's not enough to simply complete a game already infamous for its challenge; they've got to do it with additional restrictions. The favoured method is to become a "Onebro"—completing the game without once levelling up. Now, player Benjamin "Bearzly" Gwin has upped the stakes even further. He's completed the game with a Rock Band controller.

As explained on Reddit (opens in new tab) , Gwin used control-pad emulator x360ce (opens in new tab) to remap the Xbox 360's Rock Band 1 guitar peripheral for use with his PC copy of the game. He set the whammy bar to move forwards, the star power detector to move to the right, and the effects switch to turn the camera left.

"In summary," Gwin writes, "my only movement actions are control vertical movement speed, move to right, and rotate camera left." Unsurprisingly, he claims the toughest boss was "gravity".

Gwin's been posting highlights of his guitar-aided (or, more accurately, guitar-hindered) run over on his Twitch channel (opens in new tab) . There you can find his attempt to conquer Sens Fortress (opens in new tab) , which he describes as the "hardest part of the run".

You can see Gwin taking down Ornstein and Smough below.

Thanks, Polygon (opens in new tab) .

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.