Demon’s Souls: The Best RPG I Have Ever Played

After months of neglect, my copy of Demon’s Souls was left on my shelf gathering dust, but after watching the impressive Dark Souls 2 demo shown at E3 last week, I decided to give it another go.

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ZodTheRipper1672d ago

It's one of my top3 RPG'S of all time. Only liked Gothic 2 better. Dark Souls was good but nowhere near Demon's Souls imo, but I'm still very excited for Dark Souls II.

Ragthorn1672d ago

I bought the Gothic Franchise on Steam for 5 bucks (USD), it was a steal! I'm going to start Gothic 2 soon, just taking a break from the awesomeness of Gothic 1! Demon's Souls is better than Dark Souls to me aswell, Boletaria, the Nexus, the ONLINE (no lag-stabs!) and the items imo. Wondering how Dark Souls 2 will be, because it is looking great so far.
OT: Demon's Souls is a must-have for hardcore RPG fans on the PS3, I bought it a year ago for 20$, one of the greatest 20$ I spent in my life!

ZodTheRipper1672d ago

If you liked Gothic you'll love Gothic 2 ;)
I don't know why but this game just has something very special at it and I could still play it no matter the dated graphics and gameplay and even after playing through it for over 5 times. Make sure you get the Addon with the pirates, it makes the game even better! :)

Sizzon1672d ago

So amazing and rewarding

sherimae24131672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

ok guys seriously, which is harder, better, larger world, enemy varieties and longetivity?
demon's souls or dark souls.....

still...never played any of these "souls" games.

MrSwankSinatra1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

Demon Soul's - Harder, longevity.
Dark Soul's - Larger World, enemy varieties.

which one is better is entirely subjective on the person, me personally i prefer dark souls. but i still love demon's souls.

Locksus1672d ago

I think neither is harder than the other. If you played Demon's souls first for example, you wouldn't feel that Dark Souls is as hard because the games play pretty much the same so you would already be good at DaS when you start playing it for the first time.
I went for DaS first and I didn't think that DeS was that hard at all and I prefer DaS to DeS, simply because it was my first Souls game.

SirBradders1672d ago

@Locksus Well said far too many people say this ones harder then the other.

I played dark souls first and found demons a walk at the beginning only sue to the fact i was familiar with the concept.

@Sherimae2413 Although Demons is a quality title non the less i prefer dark due to it's more content but they are both equally challenging, rewarding and fun to play.

nix1672d ago

i played Demon's Souls first.. finished it and now i can't even go past the tower demons in Dark Souls. so irritating. /:

darren_poolies1672d ago


Thank God some one else thinks this!

Blacktric1672d ago

"I think neither is harder than the other. If you played Demon's souls first for example, you wouldn't feel that Dark Souls is as hard..."

That's because Dark Souls is easier in comparison to Demon's Souls. People who constantly whine about how hard Blighttown is nearly always the ones who have never experienced Valley Of Defilement to its fullest. Infested Barbarians of Blighttown cannot even be compared to Giant Depraved Ones for instance, let alone their Black Phantom versions. Even each one of the typical BP's you face in DeS (each of the ones in 1-4 for instance) are ten times harder than NPC invaders of Dark Souls.

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dorron1672d ago

I'm currently playing Dark Souls. It's a great game, but to me it doesn't quite feel like Demon's Souls. Also, this one is easier.

Demon's Souls definitely is better. It's a master piece. One of my favorite games this gen.

darren_poolies1672d ago

It's easier because you played Demon's Souls first.

Saksoy1672d ago

Longetivity will be Dark Souls since Demon Soul servers our getting shut down from what i heard.

MrSwankSinatra1672d ago

nah atlus said the servers would remain up for the foreseeable future. they were supposed to shut them down, but way too many people play demon's souls for them to do it.

DragonKnight1672d ago

No they aren't. Atlus have stated that Demon's Souls servers will stay online indefinitely as long as there is an active player base. Also, considering Atlus put Demon's Souls on PSN, it's unlikely that they are shutting down the servers.

j-blaze1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

Dark Souls is much better than Demon's Souls in terms of story, challenge, bosses, enemies, equipments/weapons, graphics and it has open environments and so much things to discover and do..

epicnamebro on youtube, he is probably number 1 Souls fan prefers Dark Souls

@ DragonKnight

i wasn't using ENB as a fact, i was just pointing that he's a huge fan of Souls games and he likes Dark Souls more than Demon's Souls as i am lol..and to me, Demon's Souls was easier

DragonKnight1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

Demon's Souls has a better world, a better back story, harder overall levels, better weapon scaling by a wide margin, and Boletarian f*cking Palace.

Just because EpicNameBro likes prefers Dark Souls, doesn't make Dark Souls better.

**EDIT** Plus, Demon's Souls has this...

darren_poolies1672d ago

It's all a matter of opinion, they are both fantastic games, definitely two of the best of this generation but Dark Souls takes the cake for me.

Rynocirator1672d ago

Demon's souls has harder, longer levels but the bosses are easy. Dark Souls has more optional bosses, weapons, larger areas, the levels are typically easy and the bosses are hard. Overall I think, after just recently playing demon's souls for the second time compared to the 8 times I have beaten dark souls, I would say dark souls is all around harder (because some of those bosses are rediculous), a better game, and more rewarding. But I suggest you play both as people have their preferences.

MysticStrummer1672d ago

Demon's Souls was better to me, but Dark Souls is still great. They are my number one and two favorite games of the generation.

As for your categories :

Demon's - Harder, better (to me), and I played it longer so longevity.

Dark - Larger world, more enemy variety

There were some things I liked better about Dark Souls but overall Demon's Souls was my favorite.

Fakdafakinfakerz1672d ago

I found Dark Souls more enjoyable. Probably because I was already used to the gameplay and controls. IMO Dark Souls is a better package but Demons Souls has something special... I don't know what... something Dark Souls hasn't... (the Maiden in black? Maybe... lol)

Scrivlar1672d ago

My favourite is Dark Souls, probably because I played it first. Also I think it's true that which ever game you play second will feel a bit easier because you're experienced with the style right from the start.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )


"never played any of these "souls" games"

@[email protected] woah, you've gotta get on that. Start with Demon Souls. It came out first, i'm guessing that's what devs wanted us to experience first >_< I also found it the most enjoyable. The Nexus, the Maiden in black, Old King Allant, Astrea :O

Damn, I seriously need to go & play it again -__-"
Have fun! :D

imt5581672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

If you a really hardcore gamer, play Demon's Souls. This game is not for pussy's.:)

Dark Souls is a little bit easier.

CrossingEden1672d ago

dark souls is easier but MORE FUN, which is what matters

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WilliamH1672d ago

This was only €10 on the PS Store a few weeks. I thought why not and while I think the game is really hard it just keeps you going back to it again and again.

AlexanderNevermind1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

FYI It was free for PS+ members. I picked it back up. Very Challenging to say the least. Its (and Dark Souls too) one of a very few games that make me want to throw my controller. You think you have a enemy's move down and your down, lost all your souls and have to make your way back to where you died to get your souls back.

If you've never played Demon's Souls or Dark Souls, pick them up on the cheap now.

Also, I think the Bosses in Dark Souls are a little harder.

HarryMasonHerpderp1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

So is this a JRPG or an RPG?
Is a JRPG all about the traits such as anime style characters and such? or is it just an RPG made by Japanese developers that makes it an "JRPG"? The game is very Western though (obviously still has a lot of Japanese themes) so is it just an RPG? I can't make up my mind >_<

Oh and Demons Souls is one of the best JRPG/RPG's this gen in my opinion.

j-blaze1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

you're making it more complex than it's a Japanese made RPG, it's ok to call it JRPG or RPG...although JRPG is mostly used for traditional Japanese games with fantasy/animesh style
and theme

also, i'm getting disagrees for saying Dark Souls is better in my first post above lol.. both games are great but Dark Souls is better :)

DragonKnight1672d ago

That's why you're getting disagrees. You're stating Dark Souls as better as some kind of fact and you use EpicNameBro to back up your claim. The truth is that both are nearly identical games so they are both just as good as each other with minor differences that make which game is better strictly a preference and not a fact.

TheOneEyedHound1672d ago

Who in the right mind calls Dark Souls better than Demon's Souls?

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