Brilliant Game, Though Quite Challenging
This is quite possibly my favorite game of all time. The soundtrack is stunning, it’s very fun to play, and I just love the overall atmosphere. I love the fact that the lore is not clearly cut out. Instead, it’s revealed through enemy designs, level designs, item placement, arena layouts, and so much more. It’s hard to explain in words how amazing this game is, so I suggest you go try it out (although you’re probably going to trouble obtaining a copy of the original 2009 version nowadays). With that out of the way, here’s the content warning:
*There are very few positive messages throughout (0/5 Positive Messages).
*You can either save the world from Demons or become one yourself at the end of the game (1/5 Positive Role Models).
*Extremely challenging and unforgiving game with mechanics that punish you for dying. For example, when you die in Human form, your health gets cut in half. This can only be reversed by:
A) Beating a Demon (boss)
B) Using a certain item in the game
C) Equipping a certain item that brings your health up to 75% whenever it’s in use.
Another frustrating mechanic is World Tendency, where if you die enough times in Human form, the enemies become tougher and certain events occur that make it nearly impossible to make any progress. Not to mention that World Tendency isn’t explained to the player, and must be discovered through experience. Even without those two blemishes, the game is incredibly difficult (0/5 Ease of Play).
*The game is quite violent, although it doesn’t go much further than stabbing and slashing and whatnot. A certain enemy will physically tear itself in half to get at you, although the process is similar to molting (4/5 Violence).
*Bastard is used a few times (1/5 Language).
tl;dr Very difficult game with violence.