And hey, we’re back to GameSpite Journal 11. Remember that one? The one where writers revisited games they’d shared a rocky relationship with in the past and gave them a second chance? Yep.
Some of these efforts resulted in a newfound appreciation for the games under scrutiny. Others… didn’t. Alex Reo’s tango with Demon’s Souls is an example of the latter. I’m pretty neutral on this game (my one attempt to get into it was thwarted when my Internet connection died and I lost two hours of enjoyable but hard-fought progress), but this is probably the only interesting negative critique I’ve ever seen of the game. Usually the complaints are simply, “This game is dumb because it’s hard!” so seeing more nuanced opinions makes for a refreshing change. Bottoms up, kids.