DEMON'S SOULS (PS5)

The Fancies 2021: Fūnk-é’s Games of the Year 2021

Sweet! We made it to the end. I’m glad we got through this. The year 2021 started off rough for me. My cat Joemama, one of my best friends in the world, passed away suddenly in January. I’ve dealt with death before, but only as a child, tangentially saying goodbye…

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Steven Strom’s Game of the Year 2020 List

2020 was full of a lot of awful shit I don’t want to talk about anymore. I’m going to shout out some great games instead! As is so often the case, video games have helped distract and instruct me through times good and bad. A few stood out in particular,…

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Monster Hunter Prepared Me to Get Weird With Demon’s Souls Builds

Back when I played Demon’s Souls for the first time, like a lot of folks, I didn’t really understand it. It wasn’t until Dark Souls (when the genre became a true breakout hit) that I internalized just how much I love these games. Yet I never went back. I knew…

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There’s a Fast, Cheesy Way to Make Your Own Demon’s Souls Easy Mode

There is no native Demon’s Souls easy mode, even on the PlayStation 5. The developer of the remake, Bluepoint, briefly flirted with the idea before leaving the core game more-or-less alone with a new look. And while Demon’s Souls isn’t the hardest title From Software has ever produced (not by…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Storm King Guide – How to Beat This Boss

The Storm King boss fight in Demon’s Souls is one of the more unique encounters in the game. Instead of fighting one deadly foe on land, a gigantic flying manta ray is thrown at you, along with its smaller (yet still massive) minions. The encounter takes place outside in the…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Penetrator Guide – How to Beat This Nerfed Boss

One of the tougher bosses in the PS3 version of Demon’s Souls was the Penetrator due to its high speed, aggressive attack style, and powerful attacks. In the PS5 version, the Penetrator seems to have been nerfed a bit, because he doesn’t hit as hard as we remember. Nonetheless, it’s…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Old Monk Guide – How to Beat This Boss

The Old Monk fight in the original Demon’s Souls was ahead of its time. In it, an enemy player could invade your world and assume the role of the boss, making for a unique experience. The same holds true in the PS5 version, but as cool as the fight is,…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Old King Allant Guide – How to Cheese the Boss

Though Old King Allant isn’t the final boss of Demon’s Souls, many consider him to be since the real final boss is such a joke. Old King Allant is aggressive, insanely fast on his feet, and has a number of combos that can take you out in mere seconds. He…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Old Hero Guide – How to Cheese the Boss

The Old Hero boss in Demon’s Souls is interesting because he’s blind, meaning he won’t know where you are if you stand still. Staying still isn’t practical though, since you have to move to take him down. You’ll need to be careful because he is extremely powerful and can take…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Maneater Boss Guide – Can You Still Cheese?

Let’s be real here. A huge portion of Demon’s Souls PS3 players got past the Maneater boss by cheesing it. In the original, you could shoot the Maneater through the fog with arrows, making it super easy to get through the fight. In the PS5 remake, that’s been fixed, which…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Maiden Astraea Guide – How to Beat Garl Vinland

Maiden Astraea is one of the saddest boss fights of Demon’s Souls due to the lore behind it. There are a couple ways to defeat her, one of which requires you to take out her guard, Garl Vinland. If you opt to use this strategy, the Maiden will kill herself…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Leechmonger Guide – How to Cheese the Boss

“Nope, nope, nope.” Those are probably the words you uttered after seeing the Leechmonger in Demon’s Souls for the first time. This boss is vile. It hurls balls of — you guessed it — leeches at you and is not particularly fun to look at. However, there are a few…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Flamelurker Boss Guide – Can You Still Cheese?

In the original Demon’s Souls for PS3, the Flamelurker could be cheesed in multiple ways — making the otherwise challenging boss a cakewalk. In the remake for PS5, however, you have to go toe-to-toe with the creature legitimately and taking it down is no easy feat. There are a couple…

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Where to Find the Monumental’s Location in Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls is a tricky game that doesn’t make everything abundantly clear. That’s part of the appeal for some, as exploring and figuring things out is a rewarding process. At the beginning of the game after you’ve defeated the first boss and returned to the Nexus, you’re instructed to find…

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How to Play Co-op or Invade and PVP in Demon’s Souls PS5

The Demon’s Souls remake for PS5 uses a similar multiplayer system as the rest of the games in the series. Unlike many traditional online games that feature an easy way to invite and play with friends, Demon’s Souls makes you work for it. You’ll absolutely want to summon help to…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Dragon God Boss Puzzle Walkthrough

In Demon’s Souls, the Dragon God boss appears right after you defeat the Flamelurker and thankfully, it’s a much easier fight than the one that came before it. In fact, this isn’t so much of a boss fight as it is a puzzle. Though, if you don’t know what to…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Dirty Colossus Boss Walkthrough

Ah, good old Dirty Colossus. This Demon’s Souls boss fight isn’t as disgusting as the one against Leechmonger, but it’s still pretty vile. The boss is covered in slime, spikes, and filth, hurling a cloud of insects at you, much like Leechmonger. It’s definitely a scary creature that can quickly…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Adjudicator Boss Guide – How to Beat Adjudicator

The Adjudicator in Demon’s Souls is absolutely terrifying. Whether it be its towering presence, its nasty ranged tongue attacks, or its dual cleavers, this boss gives us the creeps. Fortunately, the Adjudicator isn’t shy about its weakness — depicted by its bleeding stomach on its left side. In this guide,…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Fool’s Idol Boss Guide – How to Beat Fool’s Idol

As with most bosses in Demon’s Souls, preparation is key. The same can be said about taking down the Fool’s Idol boss, who can be deceitful in more ways than one. Her main gimmick is that she duplicates herself, making it tough to figure out which one is the true…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 Armor Spider Boss Guide – How to Cheese the Armor Spider

The Armor Spider in Demon’s Souls is no joke. It can shoot you with fireballs that are hard to dodge, and web you up in the process — making it impossible to move. At first glance, it seems like nothing can stop this deadly foe. However, we’re a fan of…

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