By and large, the Demon’s Souls remake is the beautiful, terrifying return to Boletaria that fans hoped it would be. To returning players, Demon’s Souls will feel almost identical to the FromSoftware classic. Bluepoint has made major adjustments to the visuals, music, and much needed adjustments to the controls but the core game remains unchanged.

Unfortunately, that’s one of my biggest gripes with the remake. Given the chance to make any major additions to the world or lore of the game, short of a few new items and weapons, they opted to keep the available gameplay sequences true to the original. It’s understandable, given the desire by many for a pure recreation of the PS3 version, but still disappointing. It would have been nice to see the elusive sixth archstone finally make an appearance.