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In an unexpected development, Sonic Frontier's third and last free DLC update, The Final Horizon, is frustrating some players with its high level of difficulty. Some go so far as to say it's the most difficult gameplay they've ever experienced in a Sonic game.

In a GameFaqs forum post called "This DLC is way too hard" (thanks VGC), which is now 12 pages long, numerous players expressed frustration at this unexpected difficulty spike. That the base Sonic Frontiers was a tad on the easy side seems to have been a common complaint, and Team Sonic appears to have overcorrected in this case, which is what makes the whole thing so surprising.

The last free update players can expect, Final Horizon added the ability to play as series stalwarts Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, as well as tackle a bevvy of optional challenges, which is where the challenge lies. A vertigo-inducing tower that requires pixel-perfect platforming without the aid of checkpoints is proving to be the breaking point for many, apparently taking some inspiration from viral Twitch hit (now defunct), Only Up!

Have you had a chance to check out Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon DLC? Is it really as tough as it is being made out, or has Sonic always been the Dark Souls of mascot platformers? Spin dash into the comments section below.

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