This game is rated PEGI 16
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Demon's Souls (Series) Review
Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
They are set in a dark, medieval setting in a ruined kingdom. Enemies are knights, dragons, phantoms, and demons. You choose a class from knights, barbarians, thieves, and mages, each with its own starting equipment and abilities. As you progress you develop this and gain new weapons.
Central to the games is that you have to die to learn how to react in the hostile environments. Players have to have the will and belligerence to repeatedly face the same foes, to learn from mistakes. When you die you are teleported back to a bonfire where you last rested, which can mean considerable progress is lost.
The game also challenges the player to endure in battle. Long fights require attacks, blocking, or dodging that consume stamina. You must carefully manage this while also working to defeat your current foe.
- Demon's Souls (2009) on PlayStation 3
- Dark Souls (2010) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
- Dark Souls II (2014) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
- Dark Souls III (2016) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
- Dark Souls: Remastered (2018) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
- Demon's Souls (2020) remastered for PlayStation 5
Other games from the develop shared a similar approach to difficulty, perseverance and skill required:
- Bloodborne (2015) on PlayStation 4
- Shadows Die Twice (2010) on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC
- Elden Ring (Upcoming) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
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Players: You can play this with 6 players online. Although a single-player game, you can briefly see the actions of others as ghosts. Players can leave messages on the ground for each other to help or hinder. You can also summon up to 6 other players to play co-operatively for a while using special summoning signs.
Demon's Souls Digital Deluxe Edition
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.
You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 5.
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