Submitted by andron666 2273d ago | review

Pixel Verdict: Demon's Souls (PS3) - import review

Steve Power writes:

"Originally announced at the Tokyo Game Show in October of 2008, Demon's Souls turned some North American heads with the promise of a PS3 exclusive Action Role Player with a dark theme and highly realistic visuals. Developer From Software (with help from Sony's Japan Studios) have endeavored to fill one of the gaps in the PS3 library. With the game available completely in English in Asian territories, it has become something of a hot commodity with importers. With no North American release announced (or even in the cards if you believe the word from some camps), is it worth the effort to procure a copy of your very own?" (Demon's Souls, PS3) 5/5

andron666  +   2273d ago
Too bad there's no western release yet. This game sounds really good from this review.

It can't be too hard to release this in USA and UK since it's already in english...
Hellsvacancy  +   2273d ago
I was thinkin about importin this
But ive never imported a game b4 so if im goin 2 i would want the game 2 b spectacular - and so far Demon Soul seems 2 b just that

Although i think i would prefer White Knight but its any1s guess 2 when thats cummin out

(I know my wordings terrible but it is a deliberate thing)
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andron666  +   2273d ago
The review deals with the import issue at the end...
There are two things stopping me from importing it, aside from that it can be hard to come by.

First the review says the game is very hard, and I'm not that great a RPG player. And second he mentions that there is a slight hope of a western version. So I will wait and see...
Hellsvacancy  +   2273d ago
Same as that
Ive only played a handfull of Rpgs myself aswell

Its been a long while since i played a proper Rpg (FFX bein the last) hence y im tryin 2 find another, I loved Fallout 3 but thats a differnt kinda Rpg 2 me

Ill hold abit till i read a few more reviews (which i never tend 2 pay attention 2) 4 this game, it does look good though
andron666  +   2273d ago
I have mainly played a few JRPGs..
But I nearly never finish them, they are to long and complicated so I loose interest.

One RPG I really enjoyed recently is Valkyria Chronicles. It's more of a strategy RPG, but really good...
Myst  +   2273d ago
If you guys don't like importing and live in the states a site call ncsx.com is located in New York I believe. They are pretty reliable and have used them quite a lot when I had my PS2. "Imported" about 5 games from them and it was pretty fast shipping.

Just in case you guys were weary about having to wait that long time of importing from another nation. One downside is though that it sells out in a matter of seconds on the site...

http://www.ncsxshop.com/cgi... <-- Asian Version with english support.
Fishy Fingers  +   2273d ago
You can always get an import from Play-Asia. Very reliable and only a little more expensive ($7).

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morganfell  +   2273d ago
I imported mine and it is a dungeon crawler par excellance. With native English support in the Asian version as well as trophies, you will really enjoy this. The difficulty is a little above the norm in the genre but it was worth every cent on ebay.
CaseyRyback_CPO  +   2273d ago
Just chiming in for Play Asia,
very reliable.
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2273d ago
Still waiting for my copy. Ordered it 2-3 days ago.
tda-danny  +   2273d ago
When sold out (backordered)...
just wanted to throw the Ebay option out there as well. I imported a Korean version for $60 USD including shipping and it arrived in 4 working days.

Full English support (Voice overs and text/menus).

Great game - in the top 3 I've played this gen!!
Seraphim  +   2273d ago
I went w/ ncsx when I ordered Demons Souls at release. They are slightly cheaper than playasia and as mentioned previously, ncsx is located in New York. If looking to import I plan on checking them out first then Playasia from now on....

Anyway Demons Souls is a very challenging game. It's not for the faint of heart. And from what I've played is really a game you should have friends playing with you to form an alliance of different classes... It's much more like a strategic action game/rpg though. Blocking is very critical in success and timing your attacks is a must. Not sure about other classes. It's definitely a very solid game that has a lot to offer anyone interested. I don't have time to read the review atm but I'd say a 8-9 is what I'd score Demons Souls.
INehalemEXI  +   2273d ago
My gf imported it for my B day ....she does not know that I know, now I have to wait 19 days till I can unwrap :(
ThanatosDMC  +   2273d ago
I've never imported before. So i wanna know if there's any reliable websites and that we can trust to deliver the product.

For those who've all ready imported the game. Could you give out details on how you imported and what did you do like did you insure the product and whatever else.

Update: Link is broken
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barom  +   2273d ago
lol don't know about you guys but a 5/5 sounds a bit fishy to me. It certainly doesn't look like a 5/5 game. Could be an 4/5 or 4.5/5 but a triple A title? I guess I shouldn't judge it just by watching but I'll definitately wait for more opinions
Myst  +   2273d ago
Thantos try ncsx


I've used them as well as play-asia and another site before it went under for about 2~3 years, importing some of the naruto games for PS2 (As well as gamecube). As well as buying a Japanese PS2 from them (Ncsx) they are pretty reliable and fast, especially if you live within' the United States. The other places are fast to; but if you have a defective product it makes returning the product that much harder if it's overseas. Not to mention the wait you have to endure sometimes :/
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SaiyanFury  +   2273d ago
Great review, agreed 100%. The reviewer hits all the major points. I'm 45 hours into it and loving every minute of it. Truly one of the deepest games this gen.
ThanatosDMC  +   2273d ago
I was able to finally read the review and it says we cant invite our friends to play with us??? Someone fill me in on this one. I was hoping we could easily invite people from our friends list as easily like in RE5.
SaiyanFury  +   2272d ago
People disagree with me. I invite your perspectives to argue with me. Please feel free to express why you disagree.
LiquifiedArt  +   2273d ago
a very possibly import
If its got a US release, I may have to check this out.
anh_duong  +   2273d ago
isn't there a full english hong kog version you can import from asia?
andron666  +   2273d ago
It's hard to come by...
It's back ordered a lot of places. Read the last paragraph of the review for more info...
dragunrising  +   2273d ago
I'm in the same boat. I'll wait for the release rather than import. The game could be updated and further enhanced. Beside, the English/Hong Kong version seems to be in high demand. This review put the game on my radar. Looking forward to playing it.
raztad  +   2273d ago
Sony better brings this game to the states! They only need to add voice over, fine tune the difficulty and the multiplayer part of it.
NNNW  +   2273d ago
There isn't a need for voice overs. The game language is english, complete with british accents and all.
ThanatosDMC  +   2273d ago
If it's like King's Field... then there wont be any fine tuning of the difficulty. I'm gonna try to import it and let you guys know. I hope they dont steal my money.
Araceae  +   2273d ago
This game is a really good, and I recommend importing it if you can find it.
Xbots  +   2273d ago
Better than Ninja Blade confirmed...
OmarJA  +   2273d ago
LOL! so true... :D

I guess the 3FixMe is only good for flops. :D
darx  +   2273d ago
No Omar
That's not true. Anyway Demon's Souls a fantastic game.
godkiller  +   2273d ago
It is all in english,even the voice acting,i give this game 10/10,i have played nearly every rpg,from pc to xbox to ps3.
Got platinum for it,so if anybody stuck psn clearwaterunin.
Playing yakusa3 which is everything gta4 SHOULD HAVE BEEN!!!.
Why o why  +   2273d ago
i think ill give it an import crack
NewScratch  +   2273d ago
is there a demo?
in the hong kong or japan store?
godkiller  +   2273d ago
i carnt see this comeing to america.
I personaly dont think it come to america,just like yakusa3 wont.
Reason? valkrie cronicles was anouther mega game sold poorly in america.
But if they did ,with say headset surport,id proberly buy it again,mmmm wonder if i can get 2 platinum trophys for same game?lol.

PS i prob get ff13 on import,also wkc is mega game too.
no demo but wicked trailer in japan store.
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GameGambits  +   2273d ago
I hope mine arrives soon. I paid about 74 dollars off Ebay for the Asian version. Some store on there from Hong Kong had 3 copies in going for 54 USA dollars. 15 dollars for fast shipping and bingo bango I should see it sometime this week.(Dang Easter weekend delaying the awesomeness)

The only flaw I can truly read in this game that could detract from overall fun is that it is hard, but I honestly can't stand games being too easy. I get bored fast and find things repetitive when that occurs.

Can't wait. :D
ThanatosDMC  +   2273d ago
That's why i love Devil May Cry! DMD mode is pure awesomeness!
Da One  +   2273d ago
Hold up guys.................
This baby is sold out at a lot of places and is brutally hard to come by, NCSX issued a statement on the 9th at 5 A.M. stating the Sony Hong Kong was on holiday from 10-14 and that no news of shipments would come til after the 14, meaning it could be a little while (1-2 weeks) before we see the next shipment(we being the consumers)
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Raoh  +   2273d ago
Bring this and many other games to the U.S. NOW.

One thing i hate about sony is the delay or at times non attempt to bring games released in japan to the U.S.

I cant believe Afrika hasn't made it to the states at all without even a mention.
Berserk1  +   2273d ago
another day another AAA exclusive for ps3.
M_Adkins  +   2273d ago
So would I need a modded ps3 if I imported it?
Figboy  +   2273d ago
the ps3 is region free
kingme71  +   2273d ago
Why would this game be fully ported to English including voice over and text if there was no intent to bring it to English speaking nations? The cost has already been incurred to do the port, so it seems like a no brainer at this point. I'll wait for it to come stateside and hopefully they will have added some extras by then.
Neo604  +   2273d ago
another day another AAA exclusive for ps3
now we can call the xbox "the flopboxpleasefixme180 DLC"
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M_Adkins  +   2273d ago
Thanks for the answer.
Figboy  +   2272d ago
no problem
nycredude  +   2273d ago
Waiting for my copy.
Ordered from NCSX two weeks ago. They are backordered! Restock in like another 1 to 2 weeks. Can't wait. This should hold me out until Infamous. Is Infamous considered an RPG?

If they had Yakuza 3 in english I would import that too?

Also thinking about import Africa!

WTF going import crazy!
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Gambit07  +   2273d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if Infamous comes out before you receive Demons.

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