Paul writes "Let’s do a bit of preamble first as I explain where this piece will be coming from. I had heard about the awkwardly named Demon’s Souls from Japanese developer From Software and its reputation for being “punishing”, “merciless” and “incredibly difficult”. It sounded like a challenge but I didn’t own a PlayStation 3 so it was just going to be one of those games that I resolved that I would never play. It was only around 2013 that I borrowed a friend’s PS3 and tried it out. Being a filthy casuul I had a terrible time with it. I progressed just a bit more with every attempt, but it felt like a time-consuming chore and time was something I did not have a lot of, so I just played The Last of Us instead."