Boletarian Palace

Game: Demon’s Souls

Real-Life Castle: Lowenburg Castle

Among the older Bavarian castles still standing, Lowenburg Castle, or Lion Castle, has required constant maintenance and reconstruction since its construction. Similarly, Boletarian Palace totally blows.

That is, Demon’s Souls has created its niche following by embracing its polarizing difficulty, and its sequel, Dark Souls, follows suit. The thin, reconstructed halls of Lowenburg, bear a resemblance to the Boletarian Palace visually, and are a chore as much in spirit.