Submitted by Homicide 2209d ago | review

VGChartz Review: Demon's Souls

Demon's Souls is a strange experiment of community based action RPG gaming which makes for an experience that everyone should try out for themselves. You may shout swear words after your third death in a specific area or lament your lot in life when you are invaded while just trying to beat a level, but it makes the sense of satisfaction upon success that much more sweet. It has surprising value, a unique atmosphere, and fun gameplay, all of which help to offset the lack of polish in the presentation. It won't be for everyone, but if you are willing to put up with some heart rending moments of frustration, you can get a great gaming experience out of Demon's Souls. (Demon Souls, Demon's Soul, Demon's Souls, PS3) 8.7/10

Homicide  +   2209d ago
Pre-ordered the deluxe version at Amazon. The release-date shipping is cheaper than 1 day shipping which was pretty weird.
PostApocalyptic  +   2209d ago
91.23% on gameranking
90 on metacritic

Not bad for such a difficult action-rpg.
Delta  +   2209d ago
16 more days :)
Vicodin  +   2209d ago
This has got to be a joke.

An Xbox fansite that puts out fake sales numbers is 'reviewing' PS3 exclusive games?

Are the idiots from vgchartz that delusional that anyone in the gaming world cares at all about what they have to say?
SiteNblog Defender  +   2209d ago
VGChartz are not pro-xbox. You only think that because the numbers don't favor your console. Please kill yourself.
Double Toasted  +   2209d ago
Point out where it says its an xbox fan site please...
Anyway I'm sure their word holds more weight in the gaming world than yours.

On topic...

This looks like my kind of game...will be purchasing.
Duke_Silver  +   2209d ago
how is it an x-box fansite?
ATY  +   2209d ago
vgchartz is the site of 20 year old Xbox fan who use to post fake sales numbers on the neogaf forums. He was perma-banned for making up sales numbers to try to make it look like the Xbox 360 was selling much better than it really was.

The site is the laughing stock of the gaming world. No one gives a crap what they have to say about games, let alone actually reviewing them.
leeger  +   2209d ago
vgchartz is not an xbox site it just so happen that their estimated life to date sales of the PS3 is just like a million units behind.
PostApocalyptic  +   2209d ago
Vg's breakdown...
Presentation - 7.5
Gameplay - 9.0
Value - 10
Ichiryoka  +   2209d ago
I really cant believe how good this game is.
I mean... It actually made in the low 90's on metacritic...

and I know I've said this before but seriously how bad@$$ is it that

you can stalk people invade into their world and kill them. CRAZY...

Check this out.

GrandTheftZamboni  +   2209d ago
I'm getting:

"The URL contained a malformed video ID. "
Ichiryoka  +   2209d ago
Crap..it didnt work.. well there was a video that a guy stalked this

party for 10 minutes, waited until they were in a bad situation with

some enemies invaded their world and killed them all.

It was hilarious to watch this guy stalk them for ten minutes.
The Great Melon  +   2209d ago
I remember right when this was announced people were bad mouthing FROM Software saying they were a 3rd rate studio. Whether those claims were true back I don't know, but the games that they are putting out now are creative and really good. Their name is now something that if I see a game with their name on it, I will take a second glance if I didn't give it a good look.
ThanatosDMC  +   2209d ago
@ Ichiryoka
I remember that video. He used a dagger to kill them. Probably a Fatal Secret Dagger +5.

There were two summons (Blue Phantoms) protecting and killing for the Human Host at 1-4 and he stalked them till they got near the end of the level where the boss was Penetrator and three red eyed knights were the main guards plus some other soldiers with two crossbowmen. During the confusion the Black Phantom killed both Blue Phantoms and slaughtered the Human Host.

It was a great kill.
Sarcasm  +   2209d ago
"I remember right when this was announced people were bad mouthing FROM Software saying they were a 3rd rate studio."

I think Ninja Blade had something to do with it. Also because the first reveal video from TGS '08 showed it had an extremely poor frame rate, boring looking fights and odd enemy characters and just looked downright generic.

Obviously it's more than what it seemed to be, which is a damn good thing. This game is garnering respect from gamers and the media alike. And in turn, From Software can sit proud knowing they made something that everyone likes.

I don't expect the sales to do all that well though, but I hope it sells enough to make From Software's return on investment.
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mrpotter  +   2209d ago
Good review from the site as always. Not sure about the top ten lists though.
chidori666  +   2209d ago
AAA game only on ps3...
Wakka_  +   2209d ago
According to you droids, a 9 or below is a flop.
Obama  +   2209d ago
The average is higher than 9 as it's been getting tons of 9s and 10s. ODST is a disappointment; deal with it.
Shaka2K6  +   2209d ago
2009 AAA Games only on Sony PS3, xbox 360 has None XD!!!
dustgavin  +   2209d ago
Wakka is still sore about ODST flopping so hard.
ReviewsArePolitics  +   2209d ago
For Halo Standards, below 9 average is a flop
And by Halo Standards I'm not talking about Halo being a good game, I'm talking about how overrated that half-hearted weak-ass turd of a game it is. Maybe the first game excelled in graphics and the second game showed everyone how to do an online game on consoles, but the third is a turd, Halo Wars doesn't compare to Age of Empires in terms of quality, and ODST is just a rehash of the Halo 3 campaign with a full price tag. You have to be a moron to justify a purchase like that.

And next time, READ MY F***ING NAME and get it through your thick skull, that's how you'll understand why the press is so skewed. It only suffices to play the actual games on each and every games console to see how ridiculously overrated some games are (and how underrated others are).
PLAYstar  +   2209d ago
Oh.. Wakka way to spin things around. I thought we bots are the one that started with "below 9 is a flop" Game??
Duke_Silver  +   2209d ago
On topic
This looks like a good game!
Its_The_Truth  +   2209d ago
I dont know about you all but im tired of decimal reviews 8.7 ok so we round it up so why didn't they go ahead and give it a 9 that is clearly the score it deserves. So to everybody out there keep with scores between 1-10 or 1-5 or A-F or 1 star through 5 stars enough with the decimals. Demon Souls = First day purchase
mrpotter  +   2209d ago
What's wrong with decimals? Its precise and there is absolutely metacritic can misconstrue the scre. Not the same with letters.
ReservoirDog316  +   2209d ago
That's why I agree with guys like Adam Sessler and yahtzee about the ratings system. It shouldn't have numbers or stars or anything like that. People see 3/5 and assume it isn't good. But if you read the review, they say that the game isn't for everyone so they had to give it a 3/5 (this is an example).

But people need a number so they have to give it. Except yahtzee but he'd give everything a 1 so that's moot.
Sarcasm  +   2209d ago
It's like Halo ODST got 8.9 from Gametrailers. Why not a 9? What's the difference between an 8.9 and a 9? Or a 8.7 and a 9?

And I agree with the 1-5 stars thing.
5 stars you buy,
4 stars you may or may not buy,
3 you rent,
2 you try it if you're a fan,
1 avoid it at all costs.
Obama  +   2209d ago
Demon's Souls ODST killer confirmed. Peter North should make a new logo about it.
AliTheBrit  +   2209d ago
According to Peter North and all the other droids

All the reviews so far still confirm that ODST is a flop..

Reviews which where much higher score than this review..

I love the f*cked up logic of droids xD
Ichiryoka  +   2209d ago
you do know demons souls is at 90 on metacritic while odst is at ..85...just thought I would inform you.
Obama  +   2209d ago
AlitheBrit just got owned by Logic.
saimcheeda  +   2209d ago
werent u supposed to be gamer?:P
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TheBand1t  +   2209d ago
Day 1 for me. Tired of FPS and need an RPG fix.
CaptainKratos  +   2209d ago
same here need that RPGjet fix.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2209d ago
This is a HOT RPG.
shutupandplay  +   2209d ago
Wow, big time flop. What? .5 above ODST? Good for this game...what is it? Anyway, no-name ps3 games flopping like usual.
LarVanian  +   2209d ago
A no-name PS3 exclusive scoring 90% at metacritic and beating the Xbox 360's biggest exclusive of the year too lmfao.
LarVanian  +   2209d ago
Does anyone know when the IGN review will be posted?
DaTruth  +   2208d ago
After their recent reviews...Who cares!!??

J/K, Just attempting to have a laugh at IGN's expense; It is your perrogative to care!
LarVanian  +   2209d ago
Demon's Souls has outscored every 360 exclusive so far this year, and yet 360 fanboys still label it a flop. And to think people call PS3 fanboys the worst lol.
aldesko  +   2209d ago
I'm still surprised at the review scores. Since I first saw Demon's Souls, I thought it would be a very niche title with scores around 7-8 because of it's difficulty... but it looks like it's the real deal.
zornik  +   2209d ago
Demon's Soul is not for everyone......even with a metacritic score of 90/100.
I'm going to lose bubbles on this one but i finished the game (asian version)and it's not so perfect after all.
It's just a very difficult game with mediocre graphics/level design.You can finish the game in under 10hrs but with the cheap difficulty it takes 25-50 hrs.The controls of the game are not good enough to justify the hard difficulty and that bothers me the most.
The game reminds me of Ninja Gaiden 2...another hard game but a faulted camera makes the game unfair.
It's also funny how people love the 'stalker' online option of this game but i like to know how you'r going to react when it happens to you?????
I understand wy people love a challenge and please be my guest to play this game untill your fingers bleed,but people need to know that this game can be a nightmare for casual gamers.
Narutone66  +   2209d ago
That's your opinion
Some people like this game and some, like you, may not. Most of the PS3 fans here are probably hardcore gamer and might like this game. So, you saying not for the casual gamers hold true, but useless to say it here.
ButterToast  +   2209d ago
I think you just suck at the game or are playing it like a hack'n slash.

The game is in no way cheap and the controls are great. as long as you make a decent build and play intelligently Demons Souls difficulty is pretty manageable. it has the same kindof difficulty as megaman; your first time through a level you die alot and learn the traps and pitfalls to aviod as well as develop a strategy for taking down different enemies and the boss. once you've figured that out as long as you play cautiously you won't die very often.

in my first play through I died most in the first 2 areas and thats mostly just because I was learning the controls and getting timing down.
GarandShooter  +   2209d ago
Could you (or anyone that has played the game and feels the same way) give me a few examples of how the difficulty is cheap?

For example, I find the harder difficulty cheap on CoD:WaW. Why?
Because the AI is not better or smarter, enemies don't outflank you or gain some other form of positional advantage, they simply grenade spam you with uncanny accuracy from distances unreachable with your grenades.

DaTruth  +   2208d ago
@Butter toast
Ya, recently had a mod to play NES games on my PS3(got killed in a firmware update). And I was playing Megaman 2(my favorite Megaman). I didn't remember how hard that game was. The drop away platforms don't give you a millisecond, you have to jump as soon as you touch it. I died like a million times! Nothing cheap about it, just had to learn the level and until you learn it, it's unforgiving!
nycredude  +   2208d ago
Don't listen to this amateur gamer. Probably started gamer when the xbox started. THis game is the tits and the best action rpg this gen. This guys just got owned left and right trying to hack and slash his way through and never had the patient to let the game come to him.

THere is no way you can finish this game in ten hours... and if it were at all possible then you aren't playing the game correctly... period. And point us to ANY site that complains about the controls. You're just pissed it doesn't control like an fps. Nice try and go troll somewhere else.

BTW I've imported this game also and played it extensively so you're not fooling me.
saimcheeda  +   2209d ago
XD....im surprised they even rated a ps3 game this high!
cmrbe  +   2209d ago
VG Charts
zornik  +   2209d ago
ButterToast "I think you just suck at the game or are playing it like a hack'n slash"
I got around 53.000 achievements on my X360 account with all kinds of games.I don't think i suck with Demon's souls and i know it's not a hack and slash game.
The difficulty is just a cheap way to make 10 hours of gameplay a 25-50 hr struggle.If you like this kind of games then be my guest.You will find a challenge and a good game in Demon's Souls.

Narutone66 " So, you saying not for the casual gamers hold true, but useless to say it here"
Not all visitors here are hardcore gamers......i try to give a warning for casual gamers.Do not look at the score of 90% but read some reviews or my opinion...this is a HARD CORE RPG for HARDCORE gamers.
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DaTruth  +   2208d ago
Narutone66 " So, you saying not for the casual gamers hold true, but useless to say it here"
"Not all visitors here are hardcore gamers."

This is evidenced by the fact that there is a Wii section!
Ilikegames76  +   2208d ago
I think what Narutone66 means
is that if you're a casual gamer, you won't be interested in the PS3 thread of the Demon Soul game. People who are here looking at this particular thread are usually hardcore gamers. Anyway, this games is just like the PC game Diablo 2 where if you meet a boss and you're not prepared, you will loose a life.
nycredude  +   2208d ago
You say you beat the game right. SHow your psn id and let me check out your trophies for Demon's Souls.
FrankWest  +   2208d ago
Great review, I'm keeping an eye on this

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