I snagged a copy of Demon's Souls on the cheap last month. It has been a long time since a played a game I enjoyed this much but its just so staggeringly frustrating that I want to throw my controller. The claims of its "old school" spirit couldn't have been more true. Here is a game that while being modern in every way, manages to invoke the frustration and dedication levels of games of over a decade ago. The more you die, the harder it gets. The harder it gets, the more cautious and calculated you need to be. There is something to be said about creating that level of frustration, is that victory becomes the ultimate high, that a feat you were about to deem impossible was conquered by practice and skill. I love this game, but it pisses me off to no end. I've turned it off many times out of anger and swore I had had enough for good, but I always am craving more the next day. Highly reccomended! Its amazing what the Japanese can do with a western style of gaming.