> They failed to recapture the Maiden in Black in any of the other games.
> Soul of the mind, key to life's ether.
> Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel.
> Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended.
> So the world might be mended.
> Thou seeketh soul power, dost thou not?
> Then touch the Demon inside me.
It's funny because all the Demons Souls fans that I know that prefer the original do so because we were there from the beginning. Many of those that prefer Dark Souls started with Dark Souls.
I remember here it like you were part of a special group if you were playing it at launch.
This is one of those games that built a grass roots fandom by word of mouth. Thankfully reviewers all loved it too. Gamespot voted it game of the year. It deserved it. It literally brought me out of losing interests in games.
The only other gamethat I've seen recently build this sort of love the way Demons Soul's did is Nier Automata. Just fans and journalist really lauding the game and pushing sales. No one expected Demons Souls would become a triple A franchise when it came out. Sony, didn't either hence it not continuing to publish it.