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Submitted by shingo 1821d ago | review

Demon's Souls Review by Honestgamers

Honestgamers.com: Perfection can wait for heaven. Here on Earth, we have Demon's Souls.

Demon's Souls is the rare game that does so many things just right that it's not difficult to ignore the few minor things it does wrong. Even though you're not, it can sometimes feel like you're playing the perfect game... and it's OWNING you! (Demon's Souls, PS3) 10/10

Myst  +   1821d ago
^_^ Oh man I like this score and it's great for this game. I literally feel like it will be hard to sleep tonight being that I have all this excitement built up in me as I anticipate tomorrow.
Delta  +   1821d ago
Your getting Demon Souls also? Co-op?
I can't wait to play this.
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Myst  +   1821d ago
Of course! Was going to import, but saw it was coming here so I waited the long wait. Yep I really wanna try that four player co-op for some reason to.
Homicide  +   1821d ago
I just an email notification from Amazon; my order has been shipped. I hope it arrives by the time I get off work.
Myst  +   1821d ago
Yeah I heard amazon sent out emails, gamestop made phone calls. I just wonder how many people will be online tomorrow :p.
Vicodin  +   1821d ago
Yep, just got my Amazon email a few hours ago saying it will be here tomorrow.

Can't believe Uncharted 2 arrives only a week later. And then R&C. And then GoW1&2 all within about 4 weeks. And Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 just arrived a few days ago.
Homicide  +   1821d ago
I'll be there online, probably laughing at all the people who die. This is one of my most anticipated games this holiday season, Uncharted 2 is a close second after playing the beta and seeing all the great reviews. Sucks their release dates are close to each other.

I was going to pre-order it at Gamestop, but I don't trust them on the pre-order goodies.

Anyone know how co-op works?
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shingo  +   1821d ago
i like your avatar, Nuri :)
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JoySticksFTW  +   1821d ago
Yep, Amazon has already shipped out the "Release-Day Shipments"
Tomorrow can't come soon enough, man

I want my Deluxe copy
Myst  +   1821d ago
@Homicide:

"when you are in a soul body you use the Blue Eye Stone to place a note on the ground advertising to others in the area that you want to do some co-op play. Players with living bodies can summon up to 2 soul players as Blue Phantoms. Only the living player will be able to see and pick up items. Blue Phantoms still get soul points. Make sure you stock up on healing items before initiating play as a Blue Phantom. Since you are joining that person's games, any area that they have unlocked is open while you inhabit their game world. It reverts back when you leave and enter your own game world."

Source - http://www.gamespot.com/ps3...

@Shingo: Thanks :D

Sad thing is in basically two weeks Borderlands comes out, I hope I'll have some money for that as well. I officially do not like this month because of all the games being released at once :(.
Rmagnus  +   1821d ago
Nuri
hmm if the guy alive picks up the item but he drops it again than the blue phantom will be able to pick it up if i remember it right. I kept dropping healing stuff for my blue friends ^^

O ya one more thing there's no way to type in the game so you cant really talk with your blue friends, what you can do it like point at the direction you want to go, bow, wave etc
presto717  +   1821d ago
Got an email from Amazon earlier today
My Deluxe edition is on its way. Full speed ahead. Damn. I have not been this excited for ANY game in a very long time.
Myst  +   1821d ago
@Rmagnus
Thanks for the tips, and bubbles. I was trying to dig out and find my keyboard for my PS3, but now that I know I don't need it might as well stop.

Argh, I'm to excited to sleep now!
Homicide  +   1821d ago
@Nuri and magnus, thanks. Kind of blows you can't directly invite your PSN friends but oh well.
SaberEdge  +   1821d ago
Demon's Souls looks amazing. The PS3 truly is having a great year and I'm loving it. Sigma 2, Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2...whew, it's hard to keep up.
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Rmagnus  +   1821d ago
@ Nuri
Better get some sleep, you will not be sleeping much once Demon Soul arrives lol

@Homicide
ya its kinda bad that they dun allow you to add ur psn friends, think one of the developers said they wanted you to feel alone and powerless or something thats why they decided to do away with the text chat etc. Kinda suit the game imo. Alone with all the demons coming at you with black phantoms breaking into your world... its amazingly fun lol. What i did was I was on the cell with my friend and told him where to drop the blue stone so i can summon him, work pretty well. You can only summon someone +-10 levels from you so you can summon a level 50 friend if you are level 20 etc
gamesR4fun  +   1821d ago
Perfection can wait for heaven. Here on Earth, we have Demon's Souls.
meepmoopmeep  +   1821d ago
i didn't get an email from amazon yet :(
UltimateIdiot911  +   1821d ago
@meepmoopmeep
You get the email if you are getting it on release date. I've got the email around noon.
meepmoopmeep  +   1821d ago
yeah, i figured as much, ah well... it will ship tmrw and be here by Friday at least
Homicide  +   1821d ago
@cookie monster, if you choose the release-date shipping, you would've received an email already. The cost for that was very cheap; it was cheaper than one day shipping :-/
meepmoopmeep  +   1821d ago
nah, i just went with Free Shipping

Amazon has always got it shipped to me in 2 days with it.
i even got Killzone 2 on release day with it once.

i'm not in a rush, got lots of games to finish anyway
UltimateIdiot911  +   1821d ago
@meepmoopmeep
Hey, are you a member of ECA? If not, you can join it for 1 year free with the coupon code GIMAG. You get 10% off on all video game and computer related purchases on Amazon shipped products.
meepmoopmeep  +   1821d ago
@UltimateIdiot911
thanks, i wish we had that program, but i'm in CAnada and we don't have that, sadly

wish we did though
FrankDrebin  +   1821d ago
Hmmmm......
Can Frank trust Honest Gamer? Do honest people claim to be honest?

I must put my nose to the street and learn more....
FiftyFourPointTwo  +   1821d ago
AAA!
Dale North of Dumbstructoid couldnt finish this game because he's clearly a noob.
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Gabe EatsWell  +   1821d ago
Dale North probably loved ODST's Bot difficulty for 12 year-olds.
nightelfmohawk  +   1821d ago
Add me if you want me to grief you in this game! :D

PSN: Martin_Keamy
ExposingLames  +   1821d ago
ive been pumped for this game....action rpg genre long overdue, picking this game up tomarrow
Rmagnus  +   1821d ago
Review??
I have completed the game since i got the asian version and the game is really quite good.
Graphics:
it may not be as good as your uncharted 2 or Killzone 2(than again what is lol)but its not that bad either. One of its strong points would be the atmosphere of the game. It really draws you in.
Sound:
plays an important part of the atmosphere as well.. parts of the game is really haunting, you have people moaning in pain etc
Gameplay
The game is quite hard BUT its not as bad as it sounds. Once you get use to it you will enjoy the game immensely. Everytime you die you will feel like its you who screw up not because the game is cheap etc. I love the fact that if you are wearing heavy armor you will roll like a freaking tank but if you are wearing light armor you will be able to dodge quite easily so you can really custom your play style.
Online
Yes theres an online mode for folks who didn't know. Boss is too tough for you? Lost your body n you are stuck in soul form? Not an issue just summon other players to aid you in your quest however you can only co-op with someone thats dead meaning if you and your friend is alive you can't join each other. PVP system is pretty interesting as well, you get to break into other people's world as a black phantom to hunt them down ^^ tbh i got no idea why the black phantom who breaks into my world are always so powerful, he butcher me and 2 other co-op members....

Cons
One part that i did not like about the game ( not really dislike but more of an improvement for the game) more spells, weapons + armor.

Overall Demon soul is a fantastic game, don't let the difficulty turn you away from the game at the start you WILL get better and once you get the hang of it you will see that its an amazing game =)
spunnups  +   1821d ago
My order has been shipped. I'll be on tomorrow if anyone with the game wants to add me online.

PSN: spunnups
Bumpmapping  +   1821d ago
Can't wait too kick this games ass :)
TheBand1t  +   1821d ago
I think you have it in reverse.
Lavalamp  +   1821d ago
Honesty at its finest.
MeatAbstract  +   1821d ago
Wow, nice score!

Waiting for my import, can't wait!
JonnyBigBoss  +   1821d ago
This is the next game I'm getting after Uncharted 2.
BoneMagnus  +   1821d ago
Got the text from GameStop for pick up tomorrow!!!
Haven't been this excited about a game in while...
Anti-Fanboyer  +   1821d ago
Interesting.
Trey sure is getting some good AAA games recently... hope this keeps up.
Bumpmapping  +   1821d ago
I know :)
POSTERBOY34  +   1821d ago
i want to get this game but everybody talk like it to hard
Rmagnus  +   1821d ago
too hard?
Its hard but its not too hard, just don't go running in thinking you are Dante from DMC ^^ NG+ is quite a step up in difficulty but the jump from NG+ to NG++ is not that much tbh
Campy da Camper  +   1821d ago
ok
So what is the best way to level up? I'm actually having anxiety right now. This game is going to be sweet!
Rmagnus  +   1821d ago
Leveling
http://demonssouls.wikidot....

this is a useful website for all those who needs extra info on the game.

Basically you level using souls so the more souls you have the faster you level. You can customize the way you increase each stats depending on which style you prefer. I find killing bosses a good way to level lol
Campy da Camper  +   1821d ago
Thnks, mate.
I looooved Oblivion and have been waiting for this for a while but after reading all the reviews I'm nervous about which way to start. I love magic and ranged stuff but then I read something about fighting bosses that are immune and the reviewers quote was, "..so, good luck with that"

Hmm, I prefer magic and thieving. Love being quick and strong magic BUT always want to have a good melee weapon. Any suggestions?
Rmagnus  +   1821d ago
start with a noble
thats what i did, its a "Imagine a Thief hybrid, but with low luck and instead having the ability to zap enemies with offensive magic (Soul Arrow by default). It can be an extremely easy class to play in large areas but you'll need proficiency to survive getting mobbed in tight spaces. Initially equipped with perks like a MP regen Fragrant Ring, some Royal Lotus, and bonus MP from the Silver equipment"

The mp regen ring is really useful, don't worry too much about bosses that are immune to magic as I am pretty sure there will be blue phantoms waiting to help you ( so that they can get their body back) and even if you are alone you can stab them to death just takes alot more skill and time =)at high levels you should be able to use a decent sword anyway

*ops didn't know i was not allow to link another site
TheBand1t  +   1821d ago
Got my call from GameStop today. The gsme is mine tomorrow. :)
dkgshiz  +   1821d ago
Finally
Its time for something amazing thats not a shooter!
MelaDarkwood  +   1821d ago
This is harsh. Evaluate me.
TheBand1t  +   1821d ago
Wut?
scheme_a  +   1821d ago
@Band1t

you will know when you play the game ;)
Major_Tom  +   1821d ago
I wish you could kill those people. Oh wait.
bullaaaa  +   1821d ago
Little history on HonestGamers.com
I have some history associated with HonestGamers. It all happened in Yahoo game room:1 around 10 years ago. I used to hang out there and made lots of friends, including Jason Venter who's yahoo ID was HonestGamer. He started with HonestGamer.com with friends from game room:1 and later on, changed it to HonestGamers.com. As far as I know, Jason is a truly hardcore gamer. He does not suck up to EA, Activision or Microsoft like many other reviewers. He started the website all by himself, pitched his own money without any help from big name gaming websites. Its a good website made by a gamer for gamers.
DonCorneo  +   1821d ago
good score
an honest score
DigitalAnalog  +   1821d ago
Fantastic time for a PS3 RPG game.....
After Demon's souls followed by WKC (and possibly 3D Dot heroes). We're already prepared for FFXIII.

"Sony: It only thinks of everything"
Blaine  +   1821d ago
I am so psyched for this!
Can't wait.
Figboy  +   1821d ago
i've always wanted to say this:
so can we call the PS3 the PSTriple A now?

i mean, this year alone has been FANTASTIC in terms of "AAA" software (i personally hate the term "AAA" because i certainly have found enjoyment in a good "BBB" "B" and "C" game), from Killzone 2, to Fat Princess, to inFAMOUS and Demon's Souls and Uncharted 2. Ratchet 2 will be AAA also (Tools of Destruction was, so why not this one).

it's been a great, diverse year of gaming for the PS3 crowd. games in every genre, all with excellent quality and production values.

i absolutely LOVE Demon's Souls, and just like i felt with inFAMOUS, i can't wait for part 2 to see how they expand on their already awesome groundwork.

don't listen to the noobs, the difficulty of Demon's Souls has been GREATLY exaggerated. the game is challenging, not controller throwing rage hard. when i die, it's because i approached the battle either wrecklessly due to over-confidence, or impatience, not taking the time to size up my enemy and spot a hole in his defense that i can exploit. having played games for so long, i'm used to games being cheap (ie, Ninja Gaiden), but Demon's Souls is not cheap. i love it. not once have i been frustrated due to dirty enemy AI.

here's the best Protip i can give you regarding Demon's Souls: There's ALWAYS a way. No matter how intimidating the circumstances/enemy, there is ALWAYS a way.

remember that, and you will ADORE this game for it doing something truly different and unique in this day of FPSes and copycat games.
jalen247  +   1821d ago
This game is getting great review. Might have to pick it up. :)
aaronisbla  +   1821d ago
I've come to a decision
I won $100 from a bet on the last Chicago Bears game against Detroit Lions. I was gonna pay off the remaining balance for Modern Warfare 2 ( give me a break guys, as much as we may dislike Activision as of late, its still a must get for me ) and Tekken 6.

But i will put MW2 on hold for now, maybe even grab it for xmas like i did for MW1 and grab this game first thing thursday
felidae  +   1821d ago
well deserved score!

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