Originally Posted by Mr Smiley
What do you even mean by that? An easy mode would not break the game.
The parallell is unvalid for a single player game, because it's not a competitive sport. Dark Souls has an online pvp element, and I agree that for pvp there should be one difficulty only. To disable pvp in easy mode would not be difficult, though.
I bought Dark Souls. My money is as good as yours. I'm a customer too. And what I want is an offline single player game with difficulty settings, which the developers could easily provide without compromising your game at all. I can't understand why you would begrudge me that, when it would make no difference to your game.