Hey everyone. Way back when it first came out, I tried for a while to play Demon Souls, but gave up on it because I don't have enough time to play games anyway, and I realized quickly that it was going to be a huge time sink compared to progress / reward. While this was true, I wish I would have latched on a bit faster. I was trying to make a real go of it, but after fighting some knight up on the bridge who was out of may pay grade, and being one hit away from killing him after 20 minutes or so of skillful parrying, I finally received a killing blow. That was pretty annoying. Then I went the "right" way, and kept dying and losing soul thingies, which got really tiring because I'm a perfectionist, and I want ALL THE SOUL THINGIES. Anyway, I had other things to do, and other games to play, and moved on.
But! After listening to a few episodes of the podcast "Bonfireside Chat" (http://duckfeed.tv/bonfiresidechat/
) I realized two or three things:
1) Holy crap! Dark Souls is way more like a 3D Delver's Drop (or vice versa) from what I had thought.
2) It sounds slightly more forgiving than the original Demon's Souls, which makes it slightly more rewarding with my limited amount of time to put toward playing games.
3) Well crap, I should have been playing these games way more since we started DDrop. I thought I was familiar enough, but in reality I was only familiar with the surface-level details.
So... I'm going to dedicate some real time to Dark Souls 1&2. We're probably only talking a few (1-5) hours per week if I'm lucky, but this might be entertaining for everyone.