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New Dark Souls Trailer

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

9 Comments

Keith said:

Playing Demon's Souls was a singularly unpleasant experience, so unless they made some serious changes to the gameplay mechanics and a reduced difficulty level (or at least optional difficulty settings) then I will definitely pass on Dark Souls.

VoiceOfGosh said:

That was the best article ever. Be proud of that article Super Swede!

Mittens said:

Demon's Souls was my favorite game on the PS3--except when I had a shiny-top that could play Persona 4.

Nexus said:

Yeah, I gave up pretty soon too. So annoying.
I get that some people like a challenge, but why would you not at least put in an optional easy dificulty?
Personally I play for story and gameplay. I could care less about overcoming challenges.

faePuck said:

Maybe it's the masochist gamer in me, but I'd actually describe Demon's Souls as the being one of the few games that makes you earn your keep. Every setback gives a chance for greater rewards and even offers a chance for redemption--but only if you make it as far as you did last time. It's a rare experience that actually adds consequence to the player's actions.

I'm just in a tizzy that the sequel's coming out the same day as the fantastic-looking Rage. Not sure which I'll play more.

Wootini said:

Yeah, I played this at E3 and was completely overwhelmed. And not in the good way. I found it hard and frustrating and not particularly fun. It didn't help that the guy showing it to me looked annoyed that I wasn't any good at it.

Tajdusark said:

The first one was superb in execution. The overwhelming sense of dread and urgency, as one would feel in real life faced with similar obstacles, was simply marvelous. I've always loved the games that From Software makes, ever since I laid my hands on King's Field the first time, and this is no exception. Already got this pre-ordered since a couple of months ago.

Tobius said:

My son and I hope it's good been waiting a long time for it. Been pre-orderd for a wile now;)

I get a kick out of people complaining Demons Souls is hard, my 8 year onld son has finished the game multiple times. He finished it faster then me, though I solo'd every boss. His first time took less then a month and mine took 3-4 months, though he play's more then me lol.

I hope Dark Souls is harder and offers more chalange. A larger game world would be nice as well as Demon Souls takes less then a week to finish after you've done it a couple times.

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