Everyone rushing for that Pure Bladestone sharing for the Platinum before servers switch off!
Interesting article and timeline. I wondered how it is with things like film contracts they are pretty much out there for the public to know (Marvel and Sony/Fox until recently and the conditions for the characters to revert to their owners, for instance), yet in videogames they remain so secretive.
I can relate to Yoshida considering my first toon in DeS was a barbarian who ran out of grass in 1-1 and found the dredgelings utterly unpredictable (plus 50% health penalty!) As much as we love the franchise these days, I have always thought it is the hardest for a neophyte to get into: weight and equip load, icons for stats completely abstract, split of magic damage and spells split in two stats yet miracle power and spells together in Faith stat, character/ world tendency, Yurt offing characters if you just do the typical RPG thing and release him... Other games are definitely harder, but Demon's Souls is the one out there to make your life harder (oh 1 kills by mobs if you are not careful... in PWWT!)
Please bring it back 😋