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Posted by josekortez on 27 November 2019 - 11:25 PM
Blaster Master Zero and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon are $4.99 each. Hoo-boy!
I'm considering restricting myself to buying digital Switch games that are $4.99 or less. I've spent too much this month already.
Aw, damn. Rogue Legacy is $5.09.
Welp, that plan is out the window.
Posted by affa on 30 December 2017 - 11:09 AM
Demon's Souls -is- one of the best things to happen to gaming. It came at a time when gaming was under a lot of changing forces - the casual market was booming, and many/most/all other genres were adapting to that. Even traditionally hard genres, like platforming, were under fire - I've mentioned it before, but famously we had Prince of Persia, which magically rescued you from failed jumps.
2007's critically acclaimed [and great] Bioshock had those revive tubes, and if you recall, enemies didn't heal between your revives so you had unlimited lives to whittle down any foe [ie, you couldn't fail, given enough time].
There are plenty of other examples, and the point is, from a gaming history standpoint, those years were sort of the apex of games not letting you fail. Ever.
And then Demon's Souls hit. And for many of us [certainly, anyone who grew up dying on coin-ops and wizardry's and such] it was a massive, massive breath of fresh air. It wasn't even particularly difficult [like, say, a hardcore bullethell shmup]... it just didn't hold your hand, it had actual penalties for death, and it required you paid attention and tried to get better. It was the right game at the right time - and certainly, Dark Souls bringing it cross platform was doubly so, due to the expanded audience.
And, of course, like Nirvana heralding in the age of alt-rock, the massive success of D*Souls impacted the entire gaming scene. In another case of glorious timing, the indie scene was just finding it's footing around then, soon to enter a massive boom. Roguelike. Permadeath. All that good stuff, all part of the natural evolution of gaming [not that these things never existed before, but it was about time they came around]. The franchise really is an important piece of gaming history.
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