Originally Posted by hongcouver604
I never played Demon Souls or Dark Souls... What kind of game is it similar to? I've heard that if you die, you start all the way back to the beginning and lose all your items?
It's kind of hard to compare this series to other games. If I had to choose, I would say that it is vaguely like Dragon Age or Dragon's Dogma as it is an action RPG (more so like the ladder than the former I mentioned).
If you die, you get put back at the last bonfire (save point) you rested at, but you lose all the souls (currency) you accumulated. Not all is lost though, if you can make it back to the area where you died, you can collect your souls back from the bloodstain you left behind when you died. If you die again before you can make it back there though, you lose all the souls you had in that bloodstain. it kind of sucks when you have a significant amount of souls collected (in my case one time, 10 million) and you lose them all because of a mistimed block or jump.
the steep learning curve along with the high difficulty usually puts people off from this series, but man does it feel good when you actually accomplish something in game. Nothing comes easy in the Souls series.