Submitted by Ichiryoka 2000d ago | review

ScrawlFx Demon's Souls Review

Sal writes, "Demon's Souls is a Japanese action-RPG but feels more like a Western RPG. This is probably because of the game's real-time combat system and Oblivion-like style. The game gives players their own customizable character, complete with ten classes to chose from, stats to level up, new weapons and items to find, and a will to beat the game. Demon's Souls is difficult, I can tell you that. It's probably one of the hardest games you'll ever play. If you though Ninja Gaiden II for Xbox 360 was hard, you'll laugh at it after playing this game." (Demon's Souls, PS3) 9/10

Saaking  +   2000d ago
So far it's looking like another AAA exclusive
Ichiryoka  +   2000d ago
yup...heh...(cant stop smiling)...

I reallly want this game.. Just call me (Mid-Boss)...<<Kind of a inside joke...(disgaea)
poindat  +   2000d ago
I remember when people were saying how this game was going to fail because they thought the graphics were sub-par.

Well, this is a prime example of a game having such solid gameplay that visuals can take a back seat and everything is still peachy.

I'll admit that Demon's Souls hasn't really been on my radar until now, but I will definitely be picking this up soon after it releases.

@Thom: Ah, the wariness seems a lot more reasonable now. From Software isn't a company I have been following, so I wasn't really aware of their sketchy pedigree. Looks like they've done quite the turn-around then!
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PirateThom  +   2000d ago
I think a lot of people were also wary due to it being From Software and their past games Armoured Core, Enchanted Arms, Tenchu Z and Ninja Blade all being, well, not good.

Hopefully the reception for Demon's Souls will carry over to 3D Dot Game Heroes, a game I'm personally looking forward to.
FlipMode  +   2000d ago
TripleAStation 3

Timesplitter14  +   2000d ago
It's such a shame that this game gets ZERO advertisement from Sony in gaming conventions
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Ravage27  +   2000d ago
trust me, the graphics are VERY decent. It might not wow gamers who are used to playing KZ2, but it gets the job done(ESPECIALLY during the boss's entrance).

If you can accept Prototype's level of gfx, you will DEFINITELY have no problem with DS. Not to mention you will be so engrossed with the fantastic atmosphere and gameplay that you won't have time to search for jaggies or bad textures.
Redempteur  +   2000d ago
Ninja gaiden was not hard it was cheap ( boss exploding after you beat them is just cheap IMO )

Demon soul is just hard but i don't think you'll think it's that hard after you figure out how to progress

Carefullness , skill , good thinking might be the keys to master DS imo
DigitalAnalog  +   2000d ago
Ah, the mere mention of 3D DOT HEROES (too ecstatic at this moment)!
SaiyanFury  +   1999d ago
Demon's Souls is not only an awesome game, it's the only game this generation that I've experienced a genuine sense of dread. Repeatedly. If you don't know your environs and don't know how to handle a situation, you're dead. Bosses can be impressive like the Dragon God. If that doesn't impress you, then nothing will. He's huge and awe inspiring. But thankfully, not too difficult to fight. Because FROM Software made Demon's Souls I'm really hoping that we'll see a new King's Field game on PS3. :D
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ThanatosDMC  +   1999d ago
Here's what i think Demons' Souls could improve on if they make a sequel since it's possible since the DS world is so open.

1. More open world. The game is linear. But im just complaining since i wanted more screwed up places to visit. 5-3 demon babies pit is an insane death trap.
2. More armor sets. I stuck with knights set till i needed speed and went with three armor (two light Black armor and Brushwood very heavy leg armor) pieces to survive properly in New Game+ and Black Phantoms.
Saaking  +   2000d ago
PS3 keeps getting more and more high rated exclusives. What has the 360 had this year? Other than Gaylo and Flopza what else is there?
STICKzophrenic  +   2000d ago
Why not just be happy with the games you get, and ignore what the "other side" is getting and playing?
NecrumSlavery  +   1999d ago
too saaking
twitter and facebook pages...lol...and um? Well most of their exclusives are multiplatform now. so um? huh? a netflix update? oh wait. there is the....oh no...hmmm? *scratches head*....
THE MAX SPEED 21  +   2000d ago
PS3 exclusives from 2007+++ are all AAA.

great console.
knightcrisis  +   2000d ago
I'm not a fanboy or anything
But, from what I heard Cross Edge isn't AAA.
Chris399  +   2000d ago
Cross Edge isn't exclusive.
It's coming to the 360 as Cross Edge: Dash.

Exclusives > multi-plats, 90% of the time. (Too Human, Ninja Blade, Lair and Haze were irregularities in the formula :) )
knightcrisis  +   1999d ago
Oh okay,
Thanks for clearing that up. Bubbles for you. =]
itchy18  +   2000d ago
another one!!!
Defectiv3_Detectiv3  +   2000d ago
GOTY material?
Every review I've read about this game has given it an enthusiastic thumbs up. In fact, I haven't read a negative review of it so far. It makes me wonder, will the games high learning curve keep it from getting GOTY or even RPG-GOTY awards consideration?

I think there should be more buzz for this game than there is. One thing is for sure, new playstation owners/PS Slim customers are going to be pleasantly surprised when they discover this game - its got SLEEPER HIT written all over it.
RealityCheck  +   2000d ago
While by all accounts it's a great game, I think historically GOTY go to games that are more accessible. Without an easy mode to make it accessible to all, a game like this is bound to frustrate some percentage of players, enough to make it loose a GOTY vote.

I have it pre-ordered, I just don't expect it to win a popular GOTY vote.
Aquarius  +   2000d ago
Cool another 9 :)

I've imported the Deluxe Edition of DS. I'll finish the story of Uncharted 2 before I allow myself to be dwelled into this game.
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Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2000d ago
||.........___||.......____|| 'Triple'A'Station 3' ;-P
Horny  +   2000d ago
This actully sounds interesting after reading this, I might just pick this up.
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divideby0  +   2000d ago
kudos to those who were up on this game early on and telling us it was a AAA game...
raztad  +   1999d ago
I'm so happy this gem is coming to my PS3 real soon. This game is all about atmosphere and incredible gameplay. My only problem is that I'll need to take a break from it when UC2 arrives :D. Octuber is shaping to be an awesome month for PS3 owners. Just exclusively we are getting three Triple-A titles + the highly improved NGS2.
shinobi333  +   1999d ago
the garphics arent top notch but it is the best looking rpg graphic wise for the time being....seeing as to how rpgs take up so much disc space with so many other things built into them.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1999d ago
Awesome RPG. Does anyone know what additions the NA version will have?
Nikuma  +   1999d ago
To my knowledge there aren't any real editions to the actual game for the NA version. Pretty sure it's the same exact game, but they cleaned up some of the translations. I forget what the special edition comes with but that's pretty much all the extras you'll be getting for the NA version.

Oh, and they also fixed a soul farming exploit in the NA version.(I think)
ticklechamp  +   1999d ago
i'm kinda hoping this is a new version of kings field. if it is,i will be very happy,but... i feel others may be disappointed as kings field seemed a niche series. even if this has nothing to do with that series,the story sure does match up pretty damn near the same as all of kf. it doesn't matter,1st day purchase for me.
Figboy  +   1999d ago
i don't know why people harp on the graphics in this game.
the environments are GREAT looking. creature designs are equally great.

armor and weapons looks great too. the weakest looking part in this game are the character models (especially in character creation), but even they don't look that bad.

i'm playing the game in HD, and it looks great.

no, it's not going to give Uncharted 2 or God of War 3 a run for it's money, but what does?

not every game can be the best-looking games of all time, but Demon's Souls is certainly not ugly. not by a long shot.

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