Submitted by Neco512 2225d ago | review

Review: Demon's Souls - Part I | GamesAreEvil

GrE writes, "In a rare twist, Atlus has informed us press-types that there are no embargoes on this game. We can talk about it freely, and fully. We could even review it if we wanted to. Boy, I wish. I just got the press-copy yesterday in the mail, so there's no way I could be through enough of this game to give a quality review.

However, I can preview the first part. Spoil it, if you will. So, if you do NOT want to know anything about the first part of the game, do not read any more. I MEAN IT! You've been warned. :)..." (Demon's Souls, PS3) -

bgrundman  +   2225d ago
This game looks hard as balls!
roblef  +   2225d ago
even harder than that!
ThanatosDMC  +   2225d ago
Kinda a no duh about the embargo since it's been out for a long while now. Try the 5-2. Damn, place is freaking huge but littered with enemies and if your super lucky which is 120% of the time you'll run into an NPC black phantom or a giant retard or a black phantom breaks into your game...
leyego  +   2225d ago
how appropriate because demon's souls is one evil game.

it gets easier, the first level pretty much teaches u how to play properly. the 2nd level introduces u to different weapon types and stuff.
after that u'll breeze thru the rest of the game.
that is until u reach ng+ for your trophy ppl.

heres a tip for all u new DS players in the future. Use a shield, and always recharge ur stam. duel weilding is WAY overrated.
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roblef  +   2225d ago
Dude. I am STILL on the first freakin archstone. YouTube walkthroughs are my savior!
CrAppleton  +   2225d ago
Isn't that kinda cheating?
locos85  +   2225d ago
Why would that be cheating? It's his single player game, he can beat it however he wants. Strategy guide, youtube, friend help.
Nikuma  +   2225d ago
It's not really cheating but it does ruin the challenge and experience of the game. This isn't a game that you want to be walked through. This is a game that you want to go into with a certain amount of uncertainty. I guarantee that you will get so much more from this game if you do.
Chubear  +   2225d ago
How the hell is looking for help cheating? So if I'm stuck on a level and my friend tells me how he did it, that's cheating? That's stupid. Seeking help or advise is not cheating at all. Using an obvious exploit is cheating.
Neco512  +   2225d ago
I have a problem with games that are that frustrating. It defeats the whole purpose of playing the game if you ask me.
TheColbertinator  +   2225d ago
Wuss -__-
Unicron  +   2225d ago
I second. Wuss. If it's well designed and just HARD, bring it on. If it's CHEAP, that's different. It's a fine, fine line.

nycredude  +   2225d ago
I third Wuss!

Really though, it's not that frustrating or hard. It IS challenging but never is it unfair. If you died it's most likely because you made a mistake, whether it's impatience, or stupidity, or you tried to hack and slash your way through. The weak gamers perish and teh strong ones survive by getting better.

This review is wack btw. Check out a really well written and accurate review here.


I know it Eurogamer but it really is a good review!
INehalemEXI  +   2225d ago
if your wuss , you don't want this game it has a creepy vibe to it your heart will break. Been playing the Asian copy for some time and its no walk in the park but fun and creepy as hell. Then again you can always go at it co op but thats wussss to do so the first run IMO unless your going at it with a bud who also is noob.
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ThanatosDMC  +   2225d ago
If you're a wuss, dont bother getting the game. 3-1 will get in your nerves. Pitfalls everywhere. Witches that will kill you almost instantly with their magic or melee attack. The area is also creepy. Most areas are death traps... so good luck.

The game has an almost mandatory need to have a ranged weapon... preferably lava bow or the white bow.
Baliw  +   2225d ago
All i can tell you is...
that this game is REALLY frustrating but, as frustrating as it is, is HIGHLY adictive.
So adictive that, whenever i feel frustrated, I just leave the game and enter it with another character to keep on playing.

Anyway a nice game.

Also, i already have one asian copy and i WILL get me another one just to thank ATLUS for bring it over to you in USA. I live in Spain.

Thanks the them you too.
callahan09  +   2225d ago
But Demon's Souls is difficult. Not frustrating. There's a distinction there. I'm actually very easily frustrated by videogames. But I never felt frustrated during all 113 hours I spent with Demon's Souls. There were some really hard parts, but I never wanted to break the controller.
Chubear  +   2225d ago
Newage gamer: "Argh!!! the game is BROKEN!"

Gamer: How, it won't let you actually play it?

Newage gamer: No.. I mean yes. Every time I get to this spot that thing always kills me! Argh so frustrating!

Gamer: You tried dodge rolling?

Newage gamer: ... You can dodge roll in this game? Why the hell didn't they say so in the first place?!!

Gamer: It's in the manuals and tutorials

Newage gamer: ARGHHH! I dodged rolled but they make too hard to get a shot in. ARGH!!!! THIS GAME IS BROKEN!!!!!!

Gamer: Here, let me see the controller for a sec. There ya go, that's all you had to do

Newage gamer: ... BAH, this game sucks anyway. CoD4 pwns this broken piece of crap!

Gamer: -.-
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ThanatosDMC  +   2223d ago
Yeah, dodging is better than blocking or equipping heavy armor but you need to get used to it or even those archers would kill your character.

Being lightly armored is great but if you get hit by a fatal blow you could die in one hit. At least if you know you're about to get hit try to block it since it'll reduce the damage by a little bit.

Oh well, there's a great selection of weapons... but i'd argue that they should have more variety of armors. Heck, i stuck with my knight's preset armor for most of my gameplay till i got closer to new game+ then i had the change it to speed.

Black Phantom people to watch out for are those that can weild Keel Smasher with ease they buffed up everything to physical damage. There are also mages that heavily rely on the Firestorm spell but just equip your Flame Ring and close in since it takes time to replenish MP. If they run away, stab them in the back for double critical damage.
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TheBand1t  +   2225d ago
So want this game.
NiteX  +   2225d ago
I guess this isn't a review for the US version seeing how it won't be out until Oct.
wondroushippo  +   2225d ago
If you actually read it, you'd see, in the very first paragraph even, that it's a press review copy with no embargo on it. Sites do get advance copies of some games.
Aquarius  +   2225d ago
So why is there a 150+ page stragety-guide book?

@nycredude the devs said themselves the game is really unforgiving.

I suppose the gameplay is really old-school i.e. dieing alot

I've paid and pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition. Can't wait. Last RPG that I've played is VC and that was BRILLIANT.

Edit: It says don't read it. Is it true there are big spoilers? I need to know more about this game. The wait is killing me.

@morganfell whats former and whats latter, sorry lol.
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morganfell  +   2225d ago
I have the Asian import version and I can abort that concern.

There is a HUGE difference between a game that is unforgiving and a game that is unfair. Demons Souls is the former rather than the latter.
raztad  +   2225d ago
I think morganfell means DS is unforgiving, you will die if you make a mistake, the slightest.
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Ravage27  +   2225d ago
it was freaking hard but it was never unfair. However, once you hit New Game+..... :)))))))
morganfell  +   2225d ago
Exactly. But it is never unfair. Tough, but fair.
nycredude  +   2225d ago

Almost every game has a guide available these days. Most of them are just printed to expoit the games and generate more cash. However with the collectors Demon's Souls with the book priced at only $69.99, this book is a great deal and IMO is a must have for this game. There is just too much stuff in this game to play it without a a guide.

To reiterate for Morganfell, this game is hard, but completely fair in that it's NOT cheap! If you die it will be because you did something wrong. For example if you see a group of baddies (even the lowest level grunt) and try to just plow in and kill them you will get owned. However, after dying a couple of times trying you, you figure out that if you kind of lure the group over one at a time, then you can handle less of a group. How about luring a whole group through a small doorway so they can't all attack you at once. There are enemies that are easier to kill if you use certain combinations of weapons or spells, but it's up to you to figure it out. The whole game is filled with nuances like this in battle, and it provides an extremely deep experience. You will NOT be dissappointed as an RPG fan.
wondroushippo  +   2225d ago
I keep seeing the title of this game and think it's a DS game...
DonCorneo  +   2225d ago
even the brokebox cannot do graphics this good
JonnyBigBoss  +   2225d ago
A hard but incredibly compelling game.
Aquarius  +   2225d ago
@ raztad
so morganfell has contradicted himself o.0
Feral Gamer  +   2225d ago
I was thinking of buying an import copy of this on Ebay. I can play it months in advance and from what I hear, the copies are foreign/english.
TheoreticalParticle  +   2224d ago
Why reward a retailer...
As opposed to rewarding the publisher who's taking a chance on bringing it over. I totally understand doing importing titles when they look like they aren't coming over, but when they do come to your region, you have to support the people bringing it to your region...

Or else they stop doing it.
fossilfern  +   2225d ago
GRRRR ! iv been meaning to import this game for weeks!!!

After the next pay slip comes in ill be right on ebay and getting that B!atch :D
Gambit07  +   2225d ago
I love these quotes:"Wow, this is what Oblivion WANTED to be."..."I began to see that this wasn’t what Oblivion wanted to be. This game is what Oblivion had no idea even existed."
Double Toasted  +   2225d ago
Sounds interesting...
Saaking  +   2225d ago
another AAA PS3 exclusive.
xg-ei8ht  +   2225d ago
I may just pick this game up.

Looking very nice indeed.

Graphics are very well done, just seen a couple of trailers on the jp store.

This game should be advertised all over japan if it isn't already.
Tee7soo  +   2224d ago
i got to get this game
but its 100 $ here wtf !

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