Gamervision's Coop says: "There was a massive amount of potential in Demon's Souls, but it's an experience that most people will not appreciate. It's simply uninviting, and made for such a small niche that it's impossible to know whether or not it's an experience you might enjoy without giving it a try. Comparisons to the King's Field series have been made by a few, with some going as far as to say that Demon's Souls is a spiritual successor to the series. Those comparisons aren't unfounded; both focus on immersion and realism, both have punishing difficulty and a harsh learning curve, and both are ruthless, and don't take kindly to casual gamers by any means.
Games like this are like the Finnegans Wake of gaming, so overly convoluted and wrapped up in their own complexity that they miss out on grabbing anyone who isn't already completely enamored of it before beginning. Sadly, this target audience is remarkably small, and there's no doubt that many of the people highly anticipating Demon's Souls will be more than a little disappointed once they start the game and see what they've gotten themselves into. "