9 years later, the impact Demon's Souls has had on video games is undeniable.
Sony’s kicking themselves for not making the sequel exclusive At least they rectified that with Bloodborne
You'd think everyone on this site owned a large swath of Sony stock with all these biased statements....its kinda getting old.
Hows that biased? It's true. They probably also kicked themselves for not buying Rockstar Games back when they had the chance to do so.
Is there something wrong with analyzing companies decisions and evaluating what they should and shouldn't do? You dont need to own stock in a company to have an interest in their business decisions.
I don't understand your comment. Why are you moaning about PS4 fans being here? Should their be a limit or something? Also why are you complaining about it on a Demon's Souls topic? You know the game that was exclusive to the PS3!
Buy low, sell high
I think that what he is referring to is the attitude that it would be a good thing if it was exclusive. From Software has fans on multiple platforms and making it exclusive to only one of those platforms isn't really the best thing for gamers.
You guys are so sensitive when it comes to Sony. Anybody that comments or says something positive is a Sony fanboy that owns Sony stock. What does that make people in MS and Nintendo articles that do the same, I wonder?
wow, I didn't really get that from the statement. people get really butthurt so easy these days.
PlayStation will always be groundbreaking when it comes to new game ideas.
They own the Demon Souls IP so if a sequel ever gets made it will be on Playstation only. Dark Souls is not a Demon Souls sequel ( we all know it is but this allowed From to make Dark Souls and own the IP ) This leaves the door open for Demon Souls 2. If so it will be PS exclusive. I'm guessing that if it or a remaster are going to happen it will be next year (10th Anniversary)
I think that Sony has been so faithful to trying to create new IP's and fresh experiences the past few years that they put even Demons Souls on the back burner til Dark Souls stopped happening. Would be awesome if From Software ended up making a sequel to it. But, I wonder how it could set itself apart from the lengthier series.
PS has gotten Bloodborn and Nioh in the meantime and they are no slouches. Nioh is da bomb!
I would rather see Bloodborne 2 over Demom Souls 2. I really liked the atmosphere im Bloodborne, far more than any Souls game. Also I really like the lovecraftian lore it follows. My only real critisism is that they should have made the three factions more relevant than they did. So much wasted potential there IMO.
@Shiken Me too man i am really hoping for a sequel casue Bloodborne was such a masterpiece.. IMO Dark Souls ain't got shit on Bloodborne
I liked the dungeons and dragons feeling of demons souls over bloodbourne personally but both were amazing games. Id love a demons souls ps4 remake though, and a bloodbourne sequel over demons souls sequel
Why would they? What's wrong with more people being able to play dark souls? It's not like it affected it on ps3 + 4 because it was on other formats.
You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo correct. Who ever made that decision should be fired. But Bloodborne is definitely a WONDERFUL substitute. That is one SEXY ass game.
Dark Souls 3 is more of a Sequel to Demon's Souls than Dark Souls 1.
I know. Even the bosses didn’t understand it at first. They kept dying and didn’t get it. Miscommunication on both parts. Glad more people experienced the game, but if it was exclusive, the game could have really shined on Sony’s console taking full advantage of the cell processor in PS3.
Nostalgia is a strong thing.
Acknowledging the influence of Demon's Souls isn't nostalgia. It's an objective fact.
What's up with the servers? They say they're shutting them down on the 28th but I was on yesterday and couldn't see any messages or ghosts. I wanted to play it one last time before it shuts down, so I was disappointed.
Demon's Souls easily made its way into my top 5 favorite games of all time. Really hoping for a remaster of it for PS4 this year, not going to hold my breath though.
It's an IP I would like Sony to continue with. As well as Bloodborne.
Demon souls 2 should be a collaborative between from and sony
forgive my ignorance here, but what exactly is so vastly different about Demon's Souls from Dark Souls?
They're different games? I don't understand your question. If you're asking in reference to the article, DeS was the first game in the "series", became a cult hit, had a huge impact on the industry as a result of itself and the other games it spawned. But it's ground zero, so to speak.
I think it's just ownership of the IP. Sony was a publisher for Demon's Souls and it was only on Ps3. Dark Souls cut out Sony and was cross-platform. I don't know if Sony could develop Demon's Souls 2 or if From Software would have to do it. I think From has said they want to move onto new things.
Virtually every major mechanic in Dark Souls (and Bloodborne) was introduced in Demon's Souls. It is the original. There is no Dark Souls without the success of Demon's Souls.
Demon's Souls is more hardcore than the Dark Souls games. The level of difficulty is higher and there is less checkpoints/bonfires.
There really isn’t any, the difference in the name was just away to make it mutliplatform. But still people to act like it’s something different.
I’ve got 1000 hours invested in it. My most of any video game...except maybe ffxiv
I thought I read 100 at first and was all ready to scoff, but damn 1k hours of your life? In one game? That's dedication. Or is it addiction? I kid... I think the most I've spent on a single game was around 450hours in BF3, and I thought I was straight up addicted. 1000hours in an RPG is some legit gaming.
Yeah. It pretty much consumed all my game time for quite a while. After I did everything to do with the campaign, I had lots of different builds for co-oping and invading.
Indeed! A great game changer in the gaming landscape.
Still remember when Demon's Souls was still this sort of underground phenomenon, and only a vocal minority were going insane over it being brought to the US. Still remember picking up one of just a few copies on release day at the local Gamestop. It's just amazing how it blew up.
I'm glad a good friend of mine, who I honestly hardly ever talk to about games, introduced me to Demon's Souls a few months after its Western release. I had no clue it existed and was turned off from games at the time but it visually looked really appealing, so I grabbed it and oh boy.
Demons souls was amazing. Took me 2 tries to get it, sold it once then bought digitally to force myself to conquer it as word of mouth explained it. I do wish reviews emphasized the Zelda like shortcuts you open up during the game to the bonfires. This Kept me from playing for awhile. I thought there were no checkpoints and no shortcuts. Once it “clicked” I was like why didn’t reviews and the developers share more about the Zelda like structure? Just like Sony, that miscommunication could have helped Sony secure the Game I.P. As a series and gamers adapt more. Happy I experienced it and been a fan ever since. But was a late comer to the series. The storm king boss is still jaw dropping. That whole level is perfection.
Please bring demons souls to ps4 Sony
Next step: some unholy crossbreed between Diablo 2 and the souls series pls.
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