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Submitted by Gekko 715d ago | opinion piece

It Felt Cheap at First, But Demon Gaze Is a Solid Vita RPG

Toshi Nakamura: "What the hell is Demon Gaze?" was my first response when I heard about this new game for the PS Vita from Kadokawa Games. The game was released on January 24th in Japan under the genre of "dungeon RPG," and almost immediately sold like crazy. Well… relatively crazy. It is a Vita game after all, and there aren't as many of those in circulation compared to the 3DS or the PSP. In its first week out, Demon Gaze sold 25,793 copies, according to Weekly Famitsu. Pretty impressive considering the initial lot was only 25,000 units. Game retailer Sofmap even tweeted that their restock quickly sold out much to the surprise of the developer spokesperson. As a Vita owner, I had to find out what the hubbub was all about. (Demon Gaze, PS Vita)

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Godchild1020  +   715d ago
I'm happy the game is selling well for them and the Development team that made Monster Monpiece.
jujubee88  +   715d ago
Kinda funny that that one video (you know the one!) had over a million view, yet the actual strategy mechanics are solid.

I kinda knew that by looking at news coming out, but it's great that it's been confirmed by an English speaking person on a gaming blog.
Catoplepas  +   715d ago
If this is localized, I'll pick it up.

Between Wizardry, and Shining: The Holy Ark I'm quite a fan of the genre.
0pie  +   715d ago
western release please.
Kratoscar2008  +   715d ago
Demons gaze should be localized and Sony should help, i mean the Vita needs game like this, a solid FP DC is always welcome.
Canary  +   715d ago
I'm seeing euphemisms for "mediocre" and "wouldn't be worth a second glance if it had any real competition" all over the place.
r21  +   715d ago
Come on, someone localize this! I want JRPGs on my handheld damn it!
izumo_lee  +   715d ago
I hear this & MonMon (Monster Monpiece) have excellent soundtracks as well as very solid gameplay elements.

I really hope either Sony or another publisher like Xseed or NISA localizes these games. There is so much potential for the Vita to succeed & games like these are at least a start.

I admire Compile Heart, Gust, NIS, Idea Factory, these smaller lesser known game developers that ignore the 'sales' figures of the Vita & care about making solid games. Kudos to these developers!
Kratoscar2008  +   715d ago
Hopefully their efforts will pay off at some point, im really hoping SONY realize they must up their game by trying to get the publishing rights for those games, i hope ATLUS gives more love to the Vita at some point (In the form of P5 maybe, that game would really boost sales of the Vita).

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