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Submitted by - Ghost of Sparta - 1991d ago | review

Gaming Excellence: Demon's Souls Review

Nicholas Bale: "It sets such a high standard for dungeon crawling titles that can only be matched by the best of them. Fantastic atmosphere, simple controls that allow for a diverse portfolio of combat options, a feeling of success that is unmatched by any other title I've played to date, and an unmatched feeling of dread for when you walk into the lair of something that's ten times bigger than you, and hungry. Simply put, Demon's Souls should be on your shelf if you've ever played an action-RPG title before. It's fun, it's impressive in scope and depth, it's unmatched on the market, and it's fun (did I say that already?) Yes, it's hard. Yes, you'll die. Yes, you'll die a lot." (Demon's Souls, PS3) 9.5/10

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Peter North  +   1991d ago
AAA, cry more Xflops.
chidori666  +   1991d ago
do want!
wxer  +   1991d ago
lol
ODLC is getting pwned
Belasco  +   1991d ago
And?
still not crying. Dork.
CreepyB  +   1991d ago
gaming excellence
this must be a playstation site.
LordMarius  +   1991d ago
Haha the AAA just keep coming

Xb!tches cry more
kws1065  +   1991d ago
It's not you choose this game
This game chooses you.
wxer  +   1991d ago
the title
"Gaming Excellence: Demon's Souls Review"
is just like the game
Demon's Souls = Gaming Excellence
chaosatom  +   1991d ago
Damn, now people
can't complain about but.....but.....no good rpg
presto717  +   1991d ago
I heard this game will be VERY HARD
Apparently its only for the hardcore. Any of you guys thinking of getting it?

I have high hopes for this game
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   1991d ago
The harder the better. My most anticipated game this for year for the ps3.
N4G king  +   1991d ago
GREAT GAME

off-topic
Halo3 MLG Pro whats youre PSNID ?
m-s-8-2  +   1991d ago
As long as it's hard, and not frustratingly hard, which all the reviews i've read seem to imply it is. I'm always up for a challenge. I've even scheduled a vacation from work for the week after.
MNicholas  +   1991d ago
This game exudes class and innovation
They probably got carried away with a 9.5 for visuals, particularly with Uncharted 2 around the corner but the game itself just seems so innovative, pure and uncompromised, that the reviewer could be forgiven for getting carried away with enthusiasm.
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   1991d ago
I don't own a ps3 but my roommate does. I borrow his when I have interest in a ps3 game.
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N4G king  +   1991d ago
"I don't own a ps3 but my roommate does. I borrow his when I have interest in a ps3 game"

oh okay
so you play with his PS3 on HIS PSNID ??
funny cus each PS3 can have up to 5 PSNID's
and i don't think creating one is hard
and also I don’t think your "roommate" would mind at all

so now you just can stop pretending that you "own" ( because I read somewhere that you said that you own one )
and you can stop pretending that you borrow your "roommate's" PS3
cus that's just pathetic

edit
@1.10
Its really nice of you to admit defeat
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Halo3 MLG Pro  +   1991d ago
LOL! Okay Detective Sherlock Holmes. Whatever you say. :)

Your taking this way to seriously.
wxer  +   1991d ago
WOW
this "roommate" of yours must be really generous to let you borrow his playstation3 just to finish this long\hard game that should at least take a week or a week and a half ( if you got nothing else to do ) to finish
lol
so he'll stay all that time with out his PS3
it looks likes he really loves you

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
what if your "roommate" got this game and want to play it too ??

i wana quote some words
"so now you just can stop pretending that you "own" ( because I read somewhere that you said that you own one )
and you can stop pretending that you borrow your "roommate's" PS3
cus that's just pathetic"

(EDIT)
lol
you got pwned

edit again
@ below
cheak the vids on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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DARK WITNESS  +   1991d ago
wow, this game really has been getting good reviews. I think i may just have to pick it up.

quick question, I have not been following much on this game, how does the combat work ? is it turn based, real time etc ? that would be a deciding factor for me.

it's interesting that this is from the same guys that made ninja blade which i thought was rubbish... and also the same guys that made otogi 1 and 2, which i thought were great games. I really wish they would make a part 3 for the current systems.
Persistantthug  +   1991d ago
From the review....
I think it's easy to see that this is a real time RPG.
Bumpmapping  +   1991d ago
Another AAA title this year something xbox 1.5 does not have
Obama  +   1991d ago
No-name sites gave Demon Soul a high score, and no-game sites gave ODST a low score. I have reached a conclusion: No-name sites can be credible!
Delta  +   1991d ago
Another nine. Wow, I'm glad i pre-ordered the deluxe edition. I'm loving all these great games. (only on PS3)
Bordel_1900  +   1991d ago
It's a shame this game isn't coming to Europa.
40cal  +   1991d ago
I have the Deluxe Edition paid in full also. I have been looking forward to this game for quite some time, I just was not expecting it to be this good.

Only a few more weeks and I cant F'in wait. Between this and Uncharted 2 I will be picking up 2 AAA titles this October.
beavis4play  +   1991d ago
3 AAA titles for me in october! i'm getting DS, UC2, and
ratchet:aCiT is coming out at the end of oct. according to gamestop.

also getting jak and daxter: lost frontier in november.
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lordkemp007  +   1991d ago
Chalk up another AAA for ps3.

Bear in mind though, this game is as hard as an xbox fans twig and berries after catching sight of Billy Gates bent over with his trousers at half mast.
sirbigam  +   1991d ago
These bastards love giving AAA PS3 exclusives a 9.5, Give them a freakin 10 jeeze wat the hell is a 9.5

I bet yu there glad they don't score between 1-5, they would have had to give it a 5 hands down.
poindat  +   1991d ago
"I bet yu there glad they don't score between 1-5, they would have had to give it a 5 hands down"
Uh, duh? A 9 and above is a 5 on the 1-5 rating scale. I also disagree that reviewers should just hand out 10's. Look at how well that worked out for GTA IV. I read reviews to get an honest opinion on a game and its strong points and flaws, not to read an advertisement.

Will be picking up Demon's Souls, by the way. :D
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fan_of_gaming  +   1991d ago
@pointdat
a 9/10 isn't a 5 on the 1-5 rating scale, it's a 4.5/5. I agree with you though that 10's should only be handed out to the really exceptional games.
poindat  +   1991d ago
Bleh, I was close enough. :p

The 9.5 Demon's Souls was given would equate to a 5 anyways!
Nikuma  +   1991d ago
I honestly wasn't expecting such good reviews for this game in such a casual driven gaming market. I'm really happy to see this game get such good reviews because it truly is an amazing game that everyone should experience imo.

I have a feeling that bigger gaming sites will nitpick more about the different online/co-op, and the mediocre graphics. I see these sites/mags giving the game scores between 7.5-8.5, but who knows I could be surprised again. :)
spunnups  +   1991d ago
Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank, and Now Demon Soul's are must buys as far as the rest of this year IMO. We'll see about MW2, AC2, and others.
keysy420  +   1991d ago
this game hasnt been getting that much hype
but its getting great reviews
spunnups  +   1991d ago
For everyone out there looking for more information on this gem, check this out.

http://blog.us.playstation....

I can't remember if they say there will be various difficulty settings for the NA version.
beavis4play  +   1991d ago
i can imagine the difficulty settings:
hard, harder, and "pull your hair out".......i can't wait!
betrayed gamer  +   1991d ago
i saw the trailer and it looks interesting, but it the combat looks awkward. id like to try a demo. i also want to see the story
wxer  +   1991d ago
the combat looks normal to me
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Ichiryoka  +   1991d ago
This game...
Day one buy...

omg..my wife is going to kill me when she findsd out what i'm doing...

I'm trying to find a way to pay for ninja gaiden sigma 2, personsa for psp, uncharted 1 and 2, and demon's souls...omg how much is that.

Then they go and announce Star Ocean and Yakuza for PS3 western releases. Man I give up on saving for now.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1991d ago
EXCELLENT game. I gotta have it.
Odin777  +   1991d ago
I need this game!
NecrumSlavery  +   1991d ago
If you like this checkout 3D Dot Game Heroes. From Software puts the best games on the PS3. Sorry 360 for that abortion called Ninja Blade
betrayed gamer  +   1991d ago
what i mean the combat reminds me of third person view of oblivion, which i hated it in third person felt like you were randomly swinging
Sarcasm  +   1991d ago
The problem with oblivion is when you swung your sword or whatever, it didn't feel like you're hitting anything.
Ravage27  +   1991d ago
the gameplay is very different from oblivion 4
thank god 'cause i absolutely hate the melee combat of oblivion. IMHO, Demons' Souls combat thrashes oblivion in every single way. The controls are perfect with a realistic sense of weight and feel, and the animations are very good.
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betrayed gamer  +   1991d ago
ya thats what im worried about with this, and i want to know the story, i like games where you feel for what happens to the charcters
scheme_a  +   1990d ago
The game barely has any cutscenes, so don't expect it to be over dramatic like other RPGs (especialy JRPG.)

BUT that doesn't mean the story is non-existent here.
I don't want to spoil too much, but it's really all about subtlety.

Stories are told in bits through conversation with the characters and script is well written enough to give you hints of what happened without giving you away everything.

Also, if you have keen eye, you will feel there is a story to tell even in corpses in the dungeons.

Some of them are pierced, some are burned to crisp, and some are brutally severed for reason.
Sometimes you will see AI controlled black phamtoms. Maybe the corpse you found somewhere else belong to them? Who knows.

But everything is tightly put together and keeps you guessing what happened.
It's pretty cool I have to say especially coming from Japanese dev.

But it was always like that in King's Field tho.
MajestieBeast  +   1991d ago
Sword play is top notch beats oblivion by a mile the story is good i never got frustrated when i got my ass kicked by a boss the coop is very new very special no friend invites and random pvp matches the score is about right i would give it a 9.6
betrayed gamer  +   1991d ago
also my 360 is in the repair shop any suggestions on a good adventure game besides ratchet and clank and uncharted?
Isaahc  +   1991d ago
well not but MGS4( if you haven't played it yet) is classed as action adventure. The game is a masterpiece from the beginning and the last fight is just epic its like everything you wanted in a boss fight. There is also Heavenly swords wich is the equivalent of GOW but with a female.
MajestieBeast  +   1991d ago
Infamous.
betrayed gamer  +   1991d ago
played it beat it didnt really like it, i want something lasting
beavis4play  +   1991d ago
betrayed gamer, you want something that lasts?
maybe you shouldn't have bought a 360. (what with RROD/disc read errors and all)

hey, batman on ps3. you can play as the joker and they just released the free dlc challenge stuff.(the free dlc is for both systems)

if you have a ps2 or bc ps3.....jak and daxter:lost frontier comes out in nov. for only 29.99
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princejb134  +   1991d ago
hmm
i imported this
the game is awesome, but very hard
i have died many times, which got annoying and got me frustratred
i got so frustrated to the point where i stopped playing the game for a day, but something told me to go back to it
PLAYstar  +   1991d ago
I see VC all over again. Sad, really sad for great games such as this. Probably the most hardcore RPG ever, so maybe this could do better? I will be buying one after I bought my Uncharted2 bundle.
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Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   1991d ago
Another AAA Playstation 3 exclusive.Expected.
bds1313  +   1991d ago
Caint Wait For This Game...........
I got the Deluxe Edition Pre-ordered, Now I have to wait for it to arrive.

Got at GoGamer.com for $61.90 no tax SWEET....
Slient Knight 9  +   1991d ago
best game i have ever imported hopefully when it hits the states it does well enough to comes to europe at long last
gamerzBEreal17  +   1991d ago
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2 games in 1 week both ps3 excluseives both got a 9.5 yea ps3 has no games my Arse
Souji Seta  +   1991d ago
I'm very interested in this game. How long will it be, anyone?
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