* AmericansHateTingle: The three games released stateside got very scathing reviews from almost every source. Even so, they have a [[CultClassic cult following]].
* GameBreaker: The Triple Fang in the first game can be found early on the third floor (out of five). In addition to being [[DiscOneNuke one of the better swords in the game]], it provides [[RegeneratingMana gradual MP regeneration]]. At first this might seem too slow to be practical, until you realize how incredibly cheap the yet effective the basic healing spell is. It reaches a point you can heal faster than enemies can damage you, with its 3MP cost being restored almost between casts. {{Nerf}}ed in the sequels, where the healing spells have a long cooldown between casts.
* 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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