Gamestyle writes: "The game dismisses the linear routes of previous RPGs and allows you to explore as you see fit and at your own pace. Acquiring experience allows you to develop your own character's characteristics, increasing skill and creating some wonderful weaponry. The cynic in Gamestyle sees echoes of the Dreamcast classic Phantasy Star Online in all of this. Camaraderie amongst players will be vital, with teamwork being the most important key component to success. Experience tells us that greed will soon overtake any loyalty to teammates, but Demon's Souls may be an interesting antidote to Final Fantasy when it arrives".