Though I’ve only played for a few hours, Demon’s Souls is wonderfully challenging and addictive. If you’ve never played it, it’s an action RPG set in a medieval world that has been overrun by demons. Your job is to wipe them all out and take their souls. You use souls for everything: buying spells, upgrading weapons, and increasing your stats. Sounds pretty simple, right? Not really! Never have I died so many times in a game :D When your character dies, he is sent back to the beginning of the level, all the enemies you killed respawn AND you lose all your hard-earned souls!
While this sounds amazingly frustrating, Demon’s Souls keeps you wanting to try harder, again and again. It never feels like a grind, like other modern action RPGs, such as Fallout, Mass Effect, and, to the most extreme degree, WoW. While your equipment and stats are important, they are just supplements to your skill and patience. Timing your hits and parries is key and many enemies will make you wish you could pause to stop and think over your strategy. When you die, instead of thinking “I should go level up some more.” or “I need to find a better weapon.” you feel fired up and ready to run back and face the demon that killed you, with new knowledge and strategy.
There’s also a lot of variety in the enemies and settings, so you never feel bored. Every area is unique and even creepier than the last. One of the levels is inside the “Prison of Hope”, an insane asylum for rotting demons, which contains every bloody and rusting torture device from your nightmares. Even the difficulty of the game adds to the ambiance. You know that behind every dark corner there’s some axe-wielding maniac that wants to take your souls, so you’re always at the edge of your seat :D
I highly recommend it, if you’re a fan of action RPGs and you don’t mind a good challenge :D
Enjoy Scene 22 – “Disconnected”!
Now back to Demon’s Souls :D
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