Excerpt: "Bosses are always massive and intimidating and require a specific strategy. Everything in the game requires methodic pacing to succeed. Play the game faster than you should and you will die. The back of the box even states “Prepare to Die”, and the penalty is steep. When you die, you leave a bloodstain and drop any unspent souls. Now, this is where the Risk/Reward system kicks in. Do you go back and retrieve those souls or go on without them? Should you get killed on your excursion to retrieve the souls you left behind, you lose them forever and leave a new bloodstain."