Demon’s Souls – The solid reviews continue to pour in.

What am I getting myself into? I preordered the Deluxe Edition of Demon’s Souls, but I have damn near zero chance of advancing very far into the game. According to GamingExcellence (9.5 out of 10), I am about to get totally screwed. Or owned. Or frustrated. Whatever.

Demon’s Souls is a dungeon-crawler, which immediately brings forth thoughts of loot, upgrading abilities, and facing progressively tougher and tougher opponents as you progress through the game. This is true of this title, but there are actually five dungeons to progress through, and you will be forced to do them in parallel, because, and this is key, the enemies become stronger faster than you do. The game does not let up, and it does not care that you have died six or seven times in a row, because eventually you will have to learn how to dodge that large sword, or figure out where to go to avoid the massive attack that dwarfs your entire body.

I like a good RPG as much as the next guy, but I have never been a joystick jockey; I lack the dexterity necessary to really be proficient at action RPGs. With that said, I figured Demon’s Souls sounded too good to pass up.


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