Demon's Souls Review
This one is pure unadulterated awesome. I'm not going to nit pick the score, I've learned my lesson. But, having gotten platinum on the Asian verson of this game it is easily one of my favorites all-time. The sheer exhaliration of eluding the Red Dragon in the first world will let you know how well done this game is. Some more character development would have been nice and I see Ben's point about the lock on reticule and camera. But those things are pretty trivial to overall feeling of the game.
I just bought the Asian version of Demon's Souls last Monday and I'm going to start playing it this weekend. I don't care if the game is difficult, I'm going to play this game from start to finish!
I would have preferred Persona 5 than this. The whole floating around as a soul until I can somehow manage to touch my blood stain is just stupid. I played a game that had something similar and I wouldn't wish that game "feature" on anyone.
Actually, you still remain a soul after touching your blood stain. You regain your body if you kill a demon BOSS. Or use an rare item. Or get summoned/invade another players world and help/kill them.
Plus, you are not floating around...you are just as bad-ass with half your hit points. There is also a ring you can wear that boosts that to 2/3rds your HP. You can always just use an ephymereal stone to get your body back, but if you die in a world you will make the tendency more evil and thus harder.
The game has many nuances that make it pure awesome.