Did you know that Hidetaka Miyazaki doesn’t like playing his own games, especially Dark Souls?
Well, it’s true. Miyazaki is the creator of Dark Souls, and even he doesn’t like playing it. Edge recently interviewed Miyazaki, and he spoke on his career of making games. He did say that he loved the titles, but he just hates playing them. Apparently, they make him too emotional.
“It brings up a lot of old emotions, a lot of old memories, and this gets a little bit overwhelming, and it doesn’t feel like playing anymore,” he said. “So I have not played the Demon’s remake, but I am very glad to see it get this fresh look, these brand-new current-gen graphics.”
Whether the old memories are good or bad, most can understand where he’s coming from. He can’t play the games, but he is very quick to praise them.
“One thing that was really fun was seeing [Bluepoint Games] come up with things we didn’t consider and to approach certain elements of the game – its visuals and its mechanics – in a way that we either couldn’t or didn’t back in the day. So to see them researching and applying these new thought processes and new techniques, this was something that was really exciting and interesting to me.”
Miyazaki has contributed a lot to the gaming industry. Demon’s Souls has been the inspiration of many modern games alongside Dark Souls. Now, the creator is facing his new venture with Elden Ring. Players are free to roam a new dark fantasy world once the game drops in 2022.