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GWAVE  +   1867d ago
Anyone who considers themselves a gamer should at least try this game. It's unlike anything currently on the market.

I'm on my 5th playthrough with a melee/archer character, and a 2nd playthrough with a mage. And I don't see myself putting this game down anytime soon.
Focker420  +   1867d ago
At that price this game is an absolute steal. Especially considering its one of the best games this gen.
FrankMcSpank  +   1867d ago
This game kicked my ass. I admit I didn't have the commitment to finish it, but I loved it anyway. At $15 this is a great deal. Demon's Souls is something every hardcore gamer needs to at least try. It'll give you a lesson in humility.
Hoje0308  +   1867d ago
I agree that everyone should play this game but, I don't think it's that hard. As long as you take your time and play to the strengths of your character, it really isn't too tough. Patience and strategy pay off in this game.
Ducky  +   1867d ago
^ Patience and strategy are difficult for most of the current gaming population.
captain-obvious  +   1867d ago
i love this game
but i stopped at the very last arch stone
after the first monster
the damn swamp

too damn hard
i can get to the end
but there is this 2 huge monsters with big noses
they keep killing me
i tried to get around them but its no use too
they are super fast in the swamp and you are slow
you cant dodge
and there is too little dry ground to combat 2 of them

i'll give it another go later on
i have to finish it
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FunAndGun  +   1866d ago
"Help, I'm in trouble....Please recommend this message."
Focker420  +   1866d ago

The first two of those you encounter don't go near them (until you have really high level). Just use the ring that makes it hard for enemies to detect you, oh and a poison resistance ring. Sneak along the right wall and you can get right past them. Once you're past em go through the fog onto the bridge and stay to the left side. But later up the swap there will be a group of three of them. You can try to sneak past around them, or alert them one by one so you just fight em1 at a time.

If you are a lower level sneaking past the first two is essential or they'll kill you every time.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1866d ago
Buy they game, fools! It's awesome!

Seriously, though. Good stuff. RPG GOTY 2009.
AKS  +   1866d ago

5-2 is not actually that bad. Here are some tips to get through it.

First, make sure you are at or below 50% of your max equip limit so you're as quick as possible. You don't want to be any slower than you'll already be in that swamp. Next, get the Adjudicator's Shield and always at least have it on your back. You can also use the HP regen ring, which will stack with the other gear. If you have a faith build and a Blessed weapon, you also get even more HP regeneration to the point that the poison can't even drain any HP from you anymore. Maybe bring some items to cure poison and heal as needed.

All that's left for you to deal with are the diminished speed and a few tough trolls. You can use stealth and arrows to kill the trolls easily. The only major thing to watch out for after you've used my advice is to be careful around the trolls, who will charge and maul you if you get careless. You can actually use stealth to sneak past most of the enemies.
ThanatosDMC  +   1866d ago
Thief's Ring or whatever you call it in NA version. It'll save you a lot of times from monsters you dont see since they dont see you. You get it in the first arch as well as the Cling Ring which gives you 65-75% of your hp in soul form dependent on your affinity.

Those giant bastard will kill you when you're soaked in the swamp. Fight them on land and block when you really really have to just to dampen the damage. Kill them one at a time if you're not confident. Bow and run works too unless you have nowhere to run.
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Vaud-Villian  +   1866d ago
Agreed, its a game so nice I platinumed it twice
Nathaniel_Drake  +   1866d ago
hehehe you rhymed, anyway this does sound like a good deal
The_Nameless_One  +   1866d ago

Equip your Ring of Poison Resistance and have the Gloom Armor on (if you have it). If you don't got that armor then just equip the armor you have with the biggest poison resistance. Also have Soul Remains and Royal Lotus. Every time you are ganged up by the the monsters just throw Soul Remains and they'll get distracted enough for you to kill them. Divide and Conquer. Every time you get poisoned use the Royal Lotus.
JoySticksFTW  +   1866d ago
Yeah, in World 5-2 I go stealth (Thief Ring) and ranged attack all the way.

With the three that gang up on you (two large trolls and a magic user), I kill all the slugs on the mound of land right before reaching the trolls, and I fire from there.

One or two arrows, and then let him wander back to his spot after searching for me for a while. Repeat.

It sounds cheap, but this is a level that even the game's designer admitted to having second thoughts about because he thinks it's too taxing.

Tough enemies, in an environment that limits movement,and punishes you for simply standing in it means you do whatever you need to get by.

If that doesn't work, post again. I'm sure some of us will put our Blue Phantom markers in game to help out.
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nix  +   1866d ago
i used thief ring, distance n arrows to kill the trolls, and the tree (as a divider) n arrows to finish the big one off. i kept going in circles. lol. and then there's a black phantom.
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mike9077  +   1867d ago
you will have to dedicate alot of time to beat this game especially in the beginning you will die alot especially from that red eyed dark knight i dont even think you can pass him until all you stats are at level 20. Challenging but a very rewarding game. I strongly suggest this game to any gamer who likes a challenge especially at that great price.
DragonKnight  +   1866d ago
Nah. You can beat him at Soul Level 1. It's all about how you do it. If you're a Royalty Class (which is one of only 2 ways you could be at SL1) spam the hell out of Soul Arrow and he'll go down without touching you. Any other class all you need is a shield and the ability to roll. Let him hit your shield with his spear until he bounces back from the recoil, hit him and bring your shield up right away. Do this repeatedly until he dies. You could also lure him to a cliff where he'll fall to his death.
JoySticksFTW  +   1866d ago
Royalty, definitely because you have Soul Arrow, MP regen ring, and two feet run the heck out of there.

But going against him melee at SL1 is pretty suicidal for a new comer. Low starting health, low stamina to hold your defense as he pounds on your shield, parry timing is still a bit too advanced for a newbie... It can be done, but that new player will have to swallow extra portions of death and frustration before he develops the patience and timing to take on a red.

DragonKnight may be right though. These skills do need to be learned, so why not at the very beginning of the game. Later players learn how to farm the three red knights before Penetrator for easy souls. :)

My advice for new comers would be gain a few levels first before taking on a red straight up. Extra vitality may really come in handy if you blow one of your blocks, your defenses get broken, or you fudge a roll.
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ThanatosDMC  +   1866d ago
No, he'd heal himself and you wont damage him enough at that level. He'll chase after you too sometimes for a long time till he kills you.

Trying to engage him with at that level with a shield will completely destroy your stamina and will open you to a one hit kill strike. Parrying him will probably hard for newcomers since spears are harder to parry.

I suggest keep on killing the blue eyed knight for souls until you have the balls to take on the red eyed knight. You'll die, btw. My bet's on the knight.
DragonKnight  +   1866d ago
You are forgetting that the Red Eyed Knight has patterns abut 80% of the time. He will always charge first, the first hit with his spear you can get to bounce off your shield with plenty of stamina left over even at SL1 to get in a hit. Then it's all about keeping the shield up and reading him. When he tries to shield bash, jump back and get that shield up. Eventually he will try to attack with his spear and it will bounce off your shield leaving him open. When he's going to heal himself, he always backs away to do it and it's easy to hit him then too.

Also, if you can get to an open area, say by the Mausoleum door, you can lock on to him with your shield up and circle around him. Half the time his attack will completely miss you, giving you a chance to back stab him.

Maybe that's just for me though, considering I do it all the time when I recreate characters.

Also, you can't really be a level 1 melee character at the beginning. The only way to become one is to be a BP and purposely de-level yourself.
DarkBlood  +   1867d ago
i bought the game on boxing day, never started it yet with other gmaes im playing
DarkBlood  +   1866d ago
the hell with the disagrees? i know i spelled wrong if thats your reason then thats pretty stupid or is it i never started it yet :P

anyways who cares
Focker420  +   1866d ago
They are disagreeing because you still haven't played it
DarkBlood  +   1866d ago
damn that bad huh well i'll start it soon once i complete brotherhood campaign
Nitrowolf2  +   1867d ago
It just sux that the server are closing, such an awesome game
Orionsangel  +   1867d ago
Why are they closing the servers? What's the purpose of that?
jaixvx  +   1867d ago
Not True.....well not for awhile anyways.
Nitrowolf2  +   1866d ago
Did not know that
Focker420  +   1866d ago
Its confirmed they aren't closing for at least another year.


Servers cost money to keep up and running.
Orionsangel  +   1867d ago
I finally got 1500 souls to buy an axe. you just gotta know when to fold'em. don't get greedy or the game makes you pay and don't underestimate any enemy even the weakest ones. It's like the game knows when you have a lot of souls and makes enemies stronger.
Orionsangel  +   1867d ago
I don't think anyone actually disagrees with me. They just hate that I'm very opinionated and usually right. So out of spite they click on disagree.
DragonKnight  +   1866d ago
Why would you waste 1500 souls to buy an axe when you can get a Crushing Axe +1 in 2-1? Or get any of the many other better weapons just laying around? For example, no matter what class you're playing as, guaranteed that the Crescent Falchion in 4-1 will be your best weapon for awhile unless you managed to get Demonbrandt beforehand.
Lirky  +   1867d ago
IF you dodge alot and have patience u can be a professional at demons souls :) i have demons souls platinum trophy on my main psn.

It takes alot of thinking and good judgement.
Lirky  +   1867d ago
1st time run thru to demons souls = easy.

but the new games + + + + after u keep finishing the game it gets harder and harder, if you are in human form u can do black phantom runs summoning blue phantoms and tell them thru psn that your doing runs.

If your in soul form blue phantom humans can summon u and tell u they are doing black phantom runs too where online players pk u to try to defeat u and the human etc.

And whoever defeats the bp u get the bps souls.
byeGollum  +   1867d ago
please buy demon souls if you haven't already.. it will remind you of being a gamer.
outwar6010  +   1867d ago
anyone else see a correlation between the price drop and the fact the servers have a expiry date that is kinda soon
outwar6010  +   1866d ago
it has no date just says just into 2011 arent we just into 2011?
TANUKI  +   1867d ago
"So the world may be mended"

I might have to buy another copy, because I absolutely love this game. Also, my art book was mangled badly :@
MysticStrummer  +   1866d ago
My pick for Game of the Generation (so far)
Raven_Nomad  +   1866d ago
It's a solid game. Any real gamer, regardless of affiliation should give this game a try. I got it on Gamefly a while back and I just ordered it to own after seeing this.

It's a unique game.
StarScream4Ever  +   1866d ago
Get it while the world tendency are white!
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1866d ago
A bold statement of opinion that is agreeable with some consideration.
We need more games like DS.
^Noooo black is much more interesting.
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DragonKnight  +   1866d ago
Agreed. You get all the best stuff in Pure Black World Tendency. Imagine playing a Female Royalty Class your first time and already getting the Guillotine Axe from Miralda and the Brushwood set right away. I've done it mind you, just saying for first timers it would be cool.
The_Nameless_One  +   1866d ago
$15 is a steal. I paid 60 for it and it was worth every penny. Bar None the best game of 2009.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1866d ago
The 'disagrees'
well,why play the spoons when you just bought a drum set?
Don't sweat the disagrees,in fact i'm giving everyone a disagree including myself...
I'm attempting to recreate an earlier scenario :)
I usually auto agree/auto bubble any DS articles.It's strange but no stranger than auto disagree/auto de-bubble schizophrenia.
So,bubbles:) new year.
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Fragger2k8  +   1866d ago
I just got this game yesterday and I'm loving it. I beat my second boss at 2-1 last night, woo!

I wish I had some friends who played this, it would be fun as hell playing with a couple other people. Maybe I'll just try to host or join a game the next time I play.

Something I really hate about the game, though, is you cannot do a full run of the previous levels again, since once a boss/mini-boss is gone it's gone for good (which I think also means you can't play that level with anyone else anymore until NG+). I guess it makes sense for the game, but eh, they still should have let you go up against them again, even just for some normal souls.

Hopefully they'll keep the servers up for more than just another year, but I really doubt that they will. =\
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pr0digyZA  +   1866d ago
LOl I also just got it yesterday. I dont think you can choose who you play with though, it's random (correct me if im wrong).
My only concern is that they have apparently put the servers on white tendency, so im wondering what happens when the servers go back to normal, will it mean my character won't be strong enough.
Any way I'm enjoying the online aspect it's cool to have people help you out and to see how people died.
Fragger2k8  +   1866d ago
Awesome. =P I've died so many freaking times, haha. What is your level at? I think mine was in the mid twenties right now.

I'm not exactly sure how it works yet, but I guess it is possible to play with friends, but you all have to be around the same level and be in the same exact area to do so, I think.. I haven't tried playing co-op yet. and the host cannot have beaten the boss to that level (which is really stupid, if you ask me). Also for someone to be the host they have to be in human form, too.. All of those things make playing online with anybody such a pain because probably around 95% of players are going to be in soul form as it is, and the rest that aren't probably won't be near your level, lol. =\

So far I've only ever seen one person set that thing to allow somebody to join their game or summon them or whatever, and I've played the game for about 12 hours now.

Maybe if you're near my level we could try doing some co-op sometime.

As for the whole white tendency server thing, I'm sure there won't be a really big difference after it goes back to normal, but I could be wrong, lol. Might just have to be a bit more careful. =P
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Focker420  +   1866d ago
You can choose who you play with. Me and my friends played together all the time. We just used the text chat in the XMB to coordinate where we were gonna meat up. Just have your friend kill himself in the Nexus so he doesn't lose his world tendency and have him put down a blue eye stone at the start of one of your levels.

Oh ya I forgot, you guys have to make sure you're within 12 soul levels of each other. It only lets you play with people near your skill type.
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pr0digyZA  +   1866d ago

lol It makes sense now. When I was in the nexus I would click on the blood splatters and all Id see is guys running up stairs and jumping to their deaths, I was wondering wtf was going on.

Ye I also died quite a bit but I dont think I'm up to level 20. I was using a knight but I'm considering a change of character (maybe hunter or Temple knight).
AKS  +   1866d ago
It seems like there may be a new wave of Demon's Souls incoming thanks to these sales around the holidays. I never got around to finishing my Blueblood Sword build. I may have to do that and help making things interesting with some black phantom battles. Or I may just help out as a blue with the tough bosses. I already got the platinum trophy a year ago. I'm sure there's some clownshoes slow-rolling around in full Brushwood Armor trying to beat 4-2 right now and could use some help. LOL. ;)
TriangleOffense  +   1866d ago

I live in Boletaria and the server extension hasnt done a whole hell of alot for the US, I own all 3 regions and still find the most PVP and just straight action on the Asian version
nix  +   1866d ago
lol... that thought made me feel sorry for them. the world is already so dark n lonely.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1866d ago
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TardcoreGamer  +   1866d ago
played it til i gave up cuz it was too hard.... a month or two later finally made some head way and then finished it... a true classic. never give up people!!! you CAN beat this game. You WILL learn a valuable life lesson from this game. soooo rewarding
charles2029  +   1866d ago
Picking it up, but waiting until I have a lot of time to work my way through the game, or at least have a backup controller. Hopefully, I can play before the servers shut down.
P_Bomb  +   1866d ago
No excuse for peeps not to get this game now. It's one of the best this gen', even better at $15!!!
midgard227  +   1866d ago
who ever doesnt play fails!!!!

what other game lets another player be the boss of the stage to another players game!!!!
buckethead_X  +   1866d ago
I just picked this game up for about fifteen dollars, and I love it so far. I say "so far" because my sister won't stop playing LBP long enough for me to play it more than one hour >.<
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Tex117  +   1864d ago
Best summed up Its a Tactical Action RPG.

Everything must be calculated, but sometimes you have to improv.

This is the game of the decade for me.

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