amlabella • Well said! I still remember seeing pre-release coverage of this game on X-Play, buying it, and giving up after a few levels despite a general fascination with the game. I could see it was cool and unique in some really special ways, but I just couldn't handle tougher games back then. I came back to it years later (2014 I think) and now it's an all-time favorite of mine along with Dark Souls 1. I also think it's aged well conceptually because it has a much stronger emphasis on an oppressive atmosphere and the level-based structure feels pretty distinct from the Dark Souls series. Mechanics feel a bit more clunky but I'm still happy to go back to it every now and then. I mostly have my PS3 around for Demon's Souls specifically. Oh, and I think Demon's Souls won GameSpot's GOTY, right? I remember that being a shock to a lot of people, especially for an experience so weird and bold back in 2009. That was the same year Uncharted 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum came out.