Sure the game isn't super awesome in the graphics department like some games.(it still looks great though)
With a game like this...Your not going to get super bright colorful graphics when the mood is exactly the opposite of that. The game is trying to give you a sense of danger and dread and using muddy and dirty and dark palates are what the game needs to use to convey the atmosphere.
(First of all, I haven't played the game at all and it may very well be in a still developing stage\specific part of the gameplay. With this said..)
Bars occupy a needless amount of space.
Absolutely no need for setup display in the middle of the game. You don't need to know what sword\shield you are carrying. At least in this case, where you can get pretty much the same by simply looking at your character. If you want to see the inventory, be my guest, and press a bloody button and see it, but I have no need to see it constantly. It's fairly stupid. Period.
Watching the trailer (the gameplay bits specifically) makes this game extra intriguing for me. There's very little to go by at this point, but somehow I get a very "real" feeling watching it. Like I'm really in those environments. It feels very connected if that makes sense. It's very rare that I feel like that, so I'm definitely checking the game out. It might still suck of course, but I have a good feeling about it, this may become a pretty big cult-hit. A big hit all around would be better of course, but I don't really see that happening.
Same, lol. The game looks awesome and co-op sounds even better. Watch the trailer. The game is going to have some pretty heavy and epic boss fights, and if you love King's Field or never had the chance to play KF, then this now is your chance. I get the same feeling of being really connected to the environments even when I'm watching the trailer, this is going to be on frightening RPG -- haven't had one of those for as long as I can remember.
Anyone anticipating this should really pick up King's Field PS2. I love it, but... uh... it's kind of a niche/divisive series and the disproportionately positive response to Demon's Soul makes me think a lot of people are in for a cruel awakening if they pick up this game.