Games review: Demon’s Souls: Black Phantom Edition


Format PS3

Publisher Namco

Hell’s bells – Demon’s Souls is one tough satanic cookie. An action RPG that harks back to a golden age of blisteringly difficult roleplay games, it heaps fire and brimstone on to any unworthy player who ventures into its maw. But if you’re willing to put in the hours on your quest through the dark, dank and demon-infested kingdom of Boletaria, you’ll be rewarded with a truly satisfying gaming experience. Casual, it is not – here, diligence and patience are rewarded with a series of unholy end-of-level bosses. Persevere through its five worlds, though, and you will find a fantasy RPG that offers intoxicating gameplay with a steep learning curve. The devil, it seems, has all the best games.