IGN gives it a 9.0
There are some things that only videogames can do. For me, Dark Souls' predecessor Demon's Souls was emblematic of all of them. Where most games do their best to be something else ***8211; to tell a story like a novel, to impress with cinematic techniques like a film ***8211; Demon's Souls is pure game, a complete and darkly fascinating vision that makes no concessions to the modern conception of how games should be. Instead, it was an exploration of how games could be; how bleak, how twisted, how focused and ***8211; most famously ***8211; how challenging. Most developers take pains to protect you from failure. FROM Software turns it into an artform.
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