I played Demon souls and although frustrating I finished it. Now Dark souls is even more frustrating than Demon souls and the developers keep putting patches on it to make it harder. I admit I'm a glut for punishment, but enough is enough. If you want a challenging game this is most certainly for you. It also had great graphics and nice RPG elements. However, the developers don't want you to have a easy time playing it. I figure if I'm gonna get this frustrated by a game its time to send it back to gamefly.