One Paragraph Review: Demon’s Souls

by Mitchell Dyer

Defeating Demon’s Souls’ abusive introductory enemies demands perfection, even for those with the prerequisite skill and patience. Successful sword strikes are secondary to cowardice; hiding behind a shield is essential to prolonging the inevitability of death. Plunging into the nether realm, however, harbors benefits. Explorative specters stuck in the soul world buy and bring wares back to their body. Demise isn’t the end of the adventure but the beginning of another. This circularity balances failure, and fulfilling satisfaction replaces the expected agitation.