* AmericansHateTingle: The three games released stateside got very scathing reviews from almost every source. Even so, they have a [[CultClassic cult following]].
* VindicatedByHistory: While still not fondly remembered, the runaway success of ''DemonsSouls'' and especially ''DarkSouls'' helped clarify to it's detractors what FromSoftware was going for, and the series as a result is more respected and understood, if not liked.
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