Globe and Mail game reporter Chad Sapieha writes in his review of Demon's Souls:
"I'd been playing the game for over two hours when I realized that I hadn't made any progress at all. Literally. If I were to switch of the console at that moment and just walk away, then come back to the game again some other time, it would have been as though the hours I'd just spent with it had never happened.
Welcome to Demon's Souls, a new PlayStation 3 exclusive from From Software that has seemingly come out of nowhere to earn critical raves (it's tracking at over 90 per cent on metacritic), with websites like IGN dubbing it "quite simply one of the best on the PlayStation 3" while implying that it is also the hardest game yet released for Sony's machine--or any current generation system, for that matter.
The funny thing is that it's critical raves are nothing if not counter-intuitive--and not just because it's exasperatingly punishing."