I've finally decided to tackle one of the hardest games ever created.
June 28, 2015

I've played four hours of Demon's Souls so far and finally beat the first boss. Which, I suppose once I figured out what I was doing and quit making stupid mistakes throughout the level, wasn't too bad. But now I'm afraid for the real challenge, since I've long heard of this game's legendary difficulty.

I decided to go with a standard knight build (or whatever variation of that I perceive it to be) where I'll focus on Vitality, Endurance and Strength. Because, you know, I'm especially bad at dodging and figured I'd give myself as much of an advantage as possible. I hope it'll see me to the end, but after reading (or re-reading since it's been a while) reviews of the game, I'm expecting to face some ridiculously challenging boss fights. That's fine, though; I'd wanted to test myself for a while.

So far the only real complaint I have is the camera, which, for a game that emphasizes difficulty and requires precision with its game mechanics in order for you to succeed, seems like an oversight. But I suppose as long as I avoid tight corners I'll be okay (though I've seen plenty of those already).

Wish me luck, I guess. I may blog about this as I continue this adventure, sporadic as it may be. I usually only play once or twice a week now.

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pickhut pickhut - June 28, 2015 (08:26 PM)
Good luck. I've never played any of the games, but I've seen quite a number of people raging on stream and videos over the years...
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - June 29, 2015 (02:32 AM)
Good luck. One tip I can give you: be sure to have a varied array of weapons and/or spells. Some weapon materials and attributes don't do well against certain enemies.
sashanan sashanan - June 29, 2015 (07:39 AM)
Good luck. I'm intimidated by this game's reputation for difficulty, so it's just as well I don't have a PS3.
honestgamer honestgamer - June 29, 2015 (04:02 PM)
I found that projectile magic was tremendously useful in Demon's Souls, while in Dark Souls, melee attacks seemed to get better results. But that's possibly just me.
wolfqueen001 wolfqueen001 - June 29, 2015 (04:16 PM)
I'm fond of this crossbow as a secondary weapon, but it's slow and range is surprisingly lacking. I need to invest in a spear, but I never have the funds for it, and I haven't had any lucky drops for one yet, either. It'll just take more grinding, I guess; second stage is kicking my ass. Damn fire knights.
Genj Genj - July 04, 2015 (02:10 PM)
If you want to just breeze through Demon's Souls, just make a magic build and wear the thief ring so the enemies just sit there half the time. Additionally there are tons of exploits with magic like combining Homing Soul Arrow with Clever Rat Ring and other buffs to kill bosses in 1-2 casts. Demon's is the easiest because magic can basically be abused infinitely by stocking up on Spice to replenish mana. They started nerfing it in Dark Souls by replacing MP with set charges that replenish at bonfires and making magic replenishing items much more rare.

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