In the interest of full disclosure, my experience with Demon's Souls is rather limited. Partly, this is owed to the fact that I'm impatient and easily frustrated by excruciatingly difficult games; mainly, it's due to the fact that my sliver of exposure gave me the dreadful impression that Demon's Souls is the video game equivalent of a BDSM session gone terribly, terribly wrong. After about 10 minutes of dying, respawning, and screaming everything that could be loosely considered a "safe word" at my buddy's television, I gave up.
Still, the game seemed interesting. With genuine challenge comes the genuine satisfaction of overcoming it, something that harkens back to the days of Ghosts & Goblins: Back when boys were boys, girls were girls, and everyone's obviously gay uncle was coyly described as a "bachelor." Thus Dark Souls, like its spiritual predecessor, promises to once again beat you into submission, call you a wuss, and beat you again for good measure. In the meantime, the latest trailer sets the stage for the game: showcasing the lovely visuals, reinforcing the sense of dread, and providing of a song that positively screams "I've got at least one Radiohead album on my iPod" (in truth, it's actually quite good). So brave the weight of your innumerable sins and check it out; it is full of lovely melancholy.
Dark Souls will be released Oct. 4th for PS3 and Xbox 360