Should Dark Souls Have an Easy Mode?

YouTube channels Game Makers Toolkit and Errant Signal have both dedicated a video essay each to the subject of difficulty in From Software's recent series of action-RPGs. Both videos used the now old "Can't Dark Souls have an easy mode?" question to ruminate on challenge in videogames and player-driven difficulty and seem to come to remarkably similar conclusions.

Do not be surprised, then, to learn that both are far kinder to those who ask the question than your average Dark Souls fan: