I’ve been playing a game called Demon’s Souls. It’s hooked me. I’m not really getting into the story yet, you go kill demons that take human’s souls yadda, yadda, blah, blah. But, I’m intrigued by the gameplay. It’s an unforgiving game. You will die and will die often. But, that’s part of the appeal. You are not spoon fed. You have to figure out how to beat the level, you have to think and try different things to succeed, and if you die, you have to start the level from the beginning. Now that is sometimes annoying, but is also part of the game’s charm. The nice thing is that once you’ve unlocked doors or opened short cuts, those remain opened even after you die. The only thing you lose are all the souls you’ve collected, but if you manage to make it to the place you died, you get those back. The online feature is kind of cool too. Other players are able to leave helpful hints and messages.
You can search for most difficult games, and this one might show up on a few of those lists. But, oddly enough, it isn’t the hardest game I’ve played. That title would go to a game called Siren. Although now that I think about it, Siren was also a game that required you to learn how to make it through a level by trial and error, but it was a stealth game so the player is very vunerable and normally had no weapon.