Why Demonâs Souls is my game of the year
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I nearly gave up on Demonâs Souls.
I should have known what I was getting into. I bought the Demonâs Souls remake for the PlayStation 5 as my opportunity to finally play a âSoulsborneâ game. After hearing about the genre for more than a decade, I knew that the game would be extremely hard, that Iâd die multiple times, and that the challenge was all part of the process of learning about and enjoying the game.
But I wasnât too worried â I like hard games. I loved the early hours of Hollow Knight. Beating Celesteâs grueling DLC chapter was a thrill. I figured that since I had gotten through those, and because I knew Demonâs Souls would be a challenge going in, I would be able to stick with it no matter what.