So all the hubbub about the Souls games and Amazon having a buy 2 get 1 free sale has cause me to purchase Demon's Souls. I thought it might be fun to blog my journey through this game as I am going to go in with no hints or guides, just pure exploration and see what the heck this game is all about. I am going to just dedicate every Sunday to making my way through this game and just writing that experience down here.
Today began my journey into Boletaria where King Allant the twelth has awakened The Old One. Now the grey fog shrouds his kingdom and the demons come to harvest our souls, driving men mad in the process as they harvest them one by one. Into this land ventures Shara, a wanderer come to free this land from it's curse and send The Old One back into it's slumber so that humanity may not fall into extinction. She enters this land and encounters the maddened men who's souls have been stolen. Fighting her way through these wretched victims she comes face to face the a true demon and faces the first of many deaths. Defeated in a mighty blow her soul is drawn into the Nexus where it is awakened by The Maiden in Black. From here she shall scour the land of Boletaria to not only to regain her life but to free Boletaria from The Old One.
Just a little flavor text there, once in the nexus I headed to the first world from the hub that is the Nexus. While there are messages to help you get along there is a lot of the game that is no explained. I definitely had to start learning from trial and error, died 3 times today and each time had to go right back to the beginning of the level and fight my way back through the respawned enemies. The game definitely teaches you to be prepared at all times, I haven't experienced losing all my souls yet as I have managed to get back to my bloodstain every time but I am early in the game. I will say I made it far enough to see some dragons and decided I want to sleep on it before diving into that madness. Tomorrow I fight a dragon, wish me luck!