Exactly! Even once you found your perfect weapon it can still be damn boring just using that for hours on end.Ding ding ding!
Let’s be honest, you can really have no idea how good a weapon is going to turn out before it’s had a hefty number of upgrades already. Some weapons in Souls only reveal their S-rank stat boost with the final upgrade.
Sure, some will object that the plain sword you can buy from a merchant half a mile from the starting point of the game can‘t possibly become the best weapon in the game, and you’d be dumb to believe so. Right! But in these games you can take so many different paths. It may take you 3 or 30 hours to stumble upon what could reasonably become your weapon of choice. And even if you can find it early on, the materials to upgrade it may lie on a path you won’t take for a long while. Meanwhile, you’re stuck with inferior weapons that you absolutely have to upgrade at some point to stand a chance. And that takes money and materials.
It’s not easy to balance this stuff, but one thing is certain: From never really tried.
This is frigging souls not devil may cry or even god of war. None of these weapons have crazy deep movesets that you will still be learning hours later.