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GameTrailers: Demons Soul's Review

GT: First things first: Demon's Souls is hard. (Demon's Souls, PS3) 8.9/10

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Delta  +   2316d ago
I can't wait to pick up my copy. That will be the first thing i will do when i wake up.
blitz0623  +   2316d ago
well this score is surprising. now i really am wanting the game right now
DasBunker  +   2316d ago
i dont understand why they just couldnt give the game a 9.. its just a .1 difference.. sounds to me they were like "dayumm this game deserves a 9 its pretty good.. but oh well lets just give it 8.9 for whatever reason"
Delta  +   2316d ago
Does .1 matter? I see where you're coming from but at least they didn't give it a flat 8. (they should have just gave it an 9 tho)
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DasBunker  +   2316d ago
yeah .1 does matter.. because as you can see it was too hard for GT to add .1 to the score..
Major_Tom  +   2316d ago
Seems Gametrailers arithmetics are a little bit on the slow side.
lukeb4dunk  +   2316d ago
It's a great game...
as long as you have the patience for it. I myself, give it a 9.5, with very little to complain about.
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shutupandplay  +   2316d ago
Stop crying about the 8.9, please.
whothedog  +   2316d ago
whenever I am asked to rate something on a 1-10 scale, I always use a decimal.


stuff like this is why its hard to trust reviews these days, not talking about this review or game but just in general. Especially the well known sites, with all the ads on them.
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Vicodin  +   2316d ago
GameTrailers is the site that spent the first two years of the PS3's life:

* Intentionally using incorrectly setup video settings for PS3 captures to ensure that side by side comparisons looked worse for the PS3 version

* Had staff from the site mock people who complained about the screwed up video captures with a "Nya nya nya! You can't stop us!" tone and attitude

* Used higher compression on PS3 screen captures so they would lose detail and have more artifacts

* Captured PS3 games at weird resolutions and then scaled them introducing jaggies and other artifacts that weren't in the actual PS3 game screens

* Was caught red handed fabricating a PS3 vs 360 game comparison to ensure the PS3 version looked worse

That is just the stuff that is well known. It isn't hard to imagine how much more garbage and lies they didn't get caught pulling.

No one care what the clowns at such a POS site have to say about this amazing AAA PS3 game.
Mo0eY  +   2316d ago
Honestly, I think review websites have the highest standards for PS3 simply because of all the quality games the developers (for the PS3) put out.

The highest standards Xbox 360 have to compare to are Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 - what game has topped that and set the bar for the Xbox 360?

Since Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 have ventured the world, all games from here on out better look on par with either Killzone 2 and Uncharted or reviewers of the PS3 will slap on the B+ score and call it a day...
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dreamcast  +   2316d ago
Anything in between a .5 and a whole number is arbitrary. What's the difference between an 8.5 and an 8.6?

In any case, great score for what seems like a great game.
Kaliumhest  +   2316d ago
I've imported it to Europe from Canada. It shipped yesterday. I want it now :( I can't wait :)
house  +   2316d ago
yay ign
again with there 0.1 from a nine and to the people that say its just a0.1 stfu they gave ninja gayden 2 a 9.8 and gears of war 2 a 9.8 and halo a 10 but guess what its not on the 360.

on another note this game should be bad ass looks like one of the best rpgs this year
Xulap  +   2316d ago
I've been convinced to get this game day one since a LONG time ago.

I don't need any more reviews to make up my mind.
And, no matter what negatives reviews mention from now on, they won't change my mind.

I'm not saying this is a bad review, because it's not, but I mean in general...

Demon's Souls ftw! Day one purchase!

Edit: What, what the hell... Today is October 6th?! So... that means...?!!??...

~runs to GameStop~
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ThanatosDMC  +   2316d ago
By the way, you can kill the Demon Vanguard. But you NEED to take off ALL your armor to be fast enough to dodge it's attacks. It'll take a long time to kill him because you're still too weak but attack his back side. Death comes if he flies and you're under him, you're near a wall, you're attacking his front or side or if you get hit by the fatal back swing he does when you're behind him. Just be patient and dont force it.

Then you get lots of special loot and then it's a fight against the Dragon God.... well... good luck! HAHAHA... you all will DIE!!!

I watched the vid review. So what were the cons of the game??? The story was pretty much dead on for a hero wanting to acquire power or to save a kingdom.
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Maddens Raiders  +   2316d ago
@ Thanatos.

Just picked this game up and feel like from all I've seen and read about this title, I should say something like:
"We who are prepared to Die, Salute you.."
WildArmed  +   2316d ago
RAWR Awesome. Love video reviews
Nikuma  +   2316d ago
That is the exact score I was predicting from GT. :P
rucky  +   2316d ago
I think it's a pretty fair review. I think this is the kind of game that really varies by experience. I'm getting kinda anxious and scared regarding this game's difficulty. I just hope the new games nowadays hasn't spoiled me that much and hopefully I get that old school instinct back.
lukeb4dunk  +   2316d ago
just don't concentrate on the dificulty
Yes it's hard, but as long as you just accept the fact that you are going to die and often, you will enjoy the game quite well. No death feels cheap (which can't be said about most games out there) and you can see where you screwed up.

Warning. Once you beat the game the first time, the difficulty jumps dramatically in New Game+. The good news, you get to keep everything from your last playthroughs.
Campy da Camper  +   2316d ago
Ya me too
I am actualy geting some anxiety over it. I am sure it will be a blast, i'm just freaking out on the jerks jumping in my room and raping me cause I am a noob at it. Nothing breaks my controller faster than losing treasure. Nothing.

Anyways, I will be on at 5:30 PST tomorrow evening. Anyone want to run around like idiots together and give this sweet looking game a shot then add me as a friend.

PSN = BeOneWithTheGun.

JoySticksFTW  +   2315d ago
After playing it for the first time today, I can honestly say that this game is only difficult if you're reckless.
I was fearing this game, especially the part about losing all of your souls if you can't reach your blood-stain.

Well, it happened to me tonight and I just kind of said to myself "well, that sucks..." and jumped right back into the game.

I wasn't mad at the game, because I knew that I got reckless for a split second and it was all my fault.

And as you progress through a level, you open up gates / doorways that were closed be for. These short cuts get you right back to where you last left off real quick.

I'm having a blast! The message system is amazing.

The only things that still freak me out are black phantoms, which you can deal with a number of ways - from suiciding in the Nexus to stay in Soul form (Black Phantoms can't break in unless you are human), learning the Banish spell to send them back home, etc

Don't worry about the difficulty. Just be patient, leave useful messages to get "recommended" (in which you'll get an instant health refill), and learn from your mistakes.
Major_Tom  +   2316d ago
It's interesting to see people so excited for this game, I remember I got it when it first came out and really I was just going out on a limb, there wasn't much information about it other than Wikipedia and some minor media coverage it still turned out to be one of my favourite games of all time.
lukeb4dunk  +   2316d ago
I'm in the same boat
I heard about it from a friend got it shortly after the Asian release. He spoke about it so glowingly, I decided I should give it a try and I'm glad I did. Like you, I also put it in my all-time favorites.
Major_Tom  +   2316d ago
I can't see this game breaking more than a million copies though.
Rmagnus  +   2316d ago
whats with all the invisible disagree? If you folks disagree come out n state your reasons. I agree with Major_ Tom its not gonna sell too well simply because alot of people are gonna be put off by the difficulty of the game. A good game is not determined by sales there are many good games which don't sell its a shame but that's how it is.
lukeb4dunk  +   2316d ago
and that could be the sad truth
It's one of those games that deserves the "blockbuster" sales, but yet, fails to achieve those numbers.

With how long the game was on back-order on all the import sites, you would think a million is a certain achievement on it's own.
Sarcasm  +   2316d ago
I also wish a game like this would sell more. Then again, I hope it doesn't sell to the point of something like COD or Halo. By then, we'll have Demon's Souls 6 with a few changes.

More often than not, games that are "Gems" for some reason don't sell to the mass consumers.

Shadow of the Colossus comes to mind.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2316d ago
Great score. Looks like the best RPG this year.
Sarcasm  +   2316d ago
Demon's Souls might be one of the few good "current gen" RPGs if you think about it lol

By "Good" I mean innovative, different, and most of all HARDCORE.

This game is not for the weak.

I say that now, but once I start playing and die 20 times I'll invent new curse words. lol
Rmagnus  +   2316d ago
First boss
i think theres an 90% chance of you dying to the first boss ^^
callahan09  +   2316d ago
First boss? If you mean the tutorial level's boss, then there's like a 99.999999999% chance of dying. In fact, you're supposed to die. If you mean the first boss that you actually have to beat in order to continue with the game (Phalanx), then it's really really easy. I never had any difficulties against him. Just prepare for the fight by playing through 1-1 a few times, getting some crescent moon grass's to heal during the fight, and some firebombs because the little mini-phalanx's are really weak against fire, and just make sure you use your guard and your stamina intelligently. You'll be fine.
Redempteur  +   2315d ago
it's funny because the 0.0000001% of players who did die thank to this boss were greated by ANOTHER HARDER boss 5 secondes later...

Yeah it's funny ....
Ichiryoka  +   2316d ago
Omg Man they know this game deserves a 9 or higher. Well... At least they didnt give it a 6 or something.
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Rmagnus  +   2316d ago
Fantastic game
8.9 is a good score, 9.0 is a good score, 8.5 is also a good score. Don't pay too much attention to the numbers attached to the review but focus more on the actual review.

8.9 is pretty fair as there are parts which DS can be improved on, i am hoping that with enough sales the folks might consider a DS2 of sorts. I am thinking maybe they were worried if they rate it too high the casual gamers are gonna write emails to the site lol
XDF  +   2316d ago
I can't take it anymore...
I think I will get this game now. It has too many positive reviews. I think it will be a great game.

My PS3 has 3 must haves now coming out before DEC09 in Uncharted 2, Demon Soul and GOW Collection.

Man, I seriously underestimated this gem. Day one for me..when is it coming out?
BrokenAnarchy  +   2316d ago
Today =)

My copy shipped from Amazon, so I should get it by noon. I can't wait.
LiquifiedArt  +   2316d ago
Just ordered my Limited Edition Deluxe
Off of amazon. That strategy guide is ONLY available if you order RIGHT FREAKIN NOW!

GO DO IT! WHOO HOO i'm pumped!

Just beat NGS2 on Warrior (going through on Mentor) and i'll have Demon's Souls. Uncharted and Ratchet can wait. I'll definetly get both of those too.
Mo0eY  +   2316d ago
Meh, GameTrailers lost all credibility when they released their spoiler-begotten review of Uncharted 2. Regardless, this game is a must-have for any old schooler looking for a much welcomed controller-throwing, ass-kicking, blood-boiling, wall-punching ragefest.
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Delta  +   2316d ago
LOL GT lost all credibility on the MGS4 review.
PLAYstar  +   2316d ago
You people might want to check whose the biggest laughing stock reviewing Demon's Souls!

GamePro, Playstation Official Magazine UK(We got some xbots working there), SpazioGames
Look at Gamervision. Pathetic ...
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OnlyOnN4G  +   2316d ago
I noticed Edge's 9 hasn't been added to meta, or does meta not include Edge reviews?
Sarcasm  +   2316d ago
The 78's and 80s are OK IMO.

But that 6/10 from gamervision is really out there. Definitely an unjustified score.
callahan09  +   2316d ago
Edge counts but for some reason all the reviews from the latest issue haven't been added to Metacritic yet.
XDF  +   2316d ago
All my genres are complete for 2009:
FPS: KZ2, Halo ODST, MW2, L4D2, Borderland
racer: Forza 3
Fighting: SF4, Blazblue, UFC Undisputed
Action: Ninja Blade, Brutal Legend, Ghostbusters, GOW Collection
Adventure: Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2
Sandbox: inFamous, Red Faction, Episodes from Liberty City
JRPG: Star Ocean 4
WRPG: Dragon Age
2D Platformer: Shadow Complex
RTS: Halo Wars
Sports: MLB 09, NBA 2K10
Hardcore Only: Demon Soul

Am I missing anything?
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Delta  +   2316d ago
Your missing Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time.
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XDF  +   2316d ago
The last Cartoon 3D platformer i'd play is Mario 64..

Maybe to some..but I don't like the genre offense to Ratchet and Insomiac.
Delta  +   2316d ago
Then don't ask if your missing anything.
BTW your missing Tekken 6 ;P
Sarcasm  +   2316d ago
Beer Coaster: Wii Music

Oh wait you're talking about PS3/360 games. N/M.
XDF  +   2316d ago
Oh no, CRY ME A RIVER PS3 fanboys. 8.9 is a great freaking one for me..

Stop crying like a little biaaaaacccchhhhh.
Mo0eY  +   2316d ago
I see the bots are finally making the smartest decision they'll ever make in their entire life (until the next one comes out) - buying a PS3.
XDF  +   2316d ago
Get a life Mooey...
I have more PS3 games than all your pubic hair put 24 :)
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LarVanian  +   2316d ago
""I have more PS3 games than all your pubic hair put 24""
I wonder how you know that? Lol

"""Oh no, CRY ME A RIVER PS3 fanboys. 8.9 is a great freaking one for me..

Stop crying like a little biaaaaacccchhhhh. """

Btw is there any reason as to why you don't have the courage to say that in the gamer zone where the actual complaining is?
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solidjun5  +   2316d ago
No one was talking about it really until you brought it up. Before you go around calling anyone a fanboy, look into the mirror and maybe you can finally realize how big of a fanboy you are. Just because you own a PS3 doesn't avoid the fact that you're still an enthusiast. Just enjoy the game. Sometimes I think people who own both consoles are more annoying and try to justify their annoyance because they own both.
3sq  +   2316d ago
You said the following in the gamer zone.

"I retired from the fanboy BS a few weeks ago."

"Be a player not a hater."

The funny thing is you are still bashing ps3 fanboys yourself.
And you claimed yourself not to be a fanboy. What a joke you are.
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Bumpmapping  +   2316d ago
No ones crying man 8.9 is a great score, just GT is known for its bias of the Playstation brand.
Rmagnus  +   2316d ago
it happens
everyone prefers something, no one is truly fair, don't let it affect you too much, those who played demon soul will know its an amazing game n i really don't think a 0.1 will affect too many buyers. Those who missed out on this game is their loss. Just let your friends who own a ps3 know about this game ^^
Word of mouth works pretty well too =)
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XDF  +   2316d ago
Why do PS3 fans always cry...
This game is getting great reviews. Just because it didn't get the scores your inner fanboy demon said it should have gotten doesn't mean jack.

Just play and determine for yourself if the game is good or not. Hey, I enjoy the heck out of Ninja Blade and Bionic Commando...they both scores in the 60-70 range but to me they are both good, fun games to play. At the end of the day, beyond the graphics, others opinions, and influence by media scores, fanboyism..etc....isn't it in the eyes of the beholder that determine a great game from an avg one?

Besides having a little fun with the extremists over in the OPEN ZONE, I came to accept that I am a owner of both the PS3 and X360 and I just get whatever I want on either system because I want to enjoy great games like Uncharted 2 and Demon Soul on my PS3 and Splinter Cell Conviction and Forza 3 on my X360.

I retired from the fanboy BS a few weeks ago.

Be a player not a hater.
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Delta  +   2316d ago
"I retired from the fanboy BS a few weeks ago."
Quitter. JK LOL.
Fanboys will be fanboys
Gamers will be gamers
No need to try and change that.
memots  +   2316d ago
Welcome XDF
i play everything because on top of having all console i have a good gaming pc.

So i come here and laugh and read about this infantile fanboy war.

Right now i am playing the hell out of Shift on my pc. Just bough Gt psp ( didn't play much yet ) Borrowed ODST from my friend.
So i am plenty busy lol.

Looking forward to Forza , Uncharted , Demon soul. OUch my wallet hurts.......
dreamcast  +   2316d ago
You're like the third person complaining about the one person I saw crying about the .1 difference. Stop victimizing yourself and let it go.
divideby0  +   2316d ago
we have purchased consoles on launch day going back to took some work and luck, but we are into the hardware.
its good to see so many 360 fans who were just blind and stupid with hate for the PS3, FINALLY coming around, even with egg on their face do to all the stupid comments they made earlier.
felidae  +   2316d ago
this game is so good
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2316d ago
This is the only game I'm jealous of that I wish the 360 had. Would love to have the achievements for this monster. I'm a lil surprised that the graphics and animation are almost last gen but gameplay looks to be spot on which matters most.
Sarcasm  +   2316d ago
I sorta agree.

But one thing it definitely did right with the presentation is the atmosphere.

Although I'd like to pull the "Gameplay > Graphics" card on this game, it's still looks good enough in which the graphics isn't detrimental to the experience.

A game that comes to mind with excellent gameplay and poor graphics is ODST. Who cares if the human character models look like crap when you're playing firefight or Multiplayer anyway.
callahan09  +   2316d ago
Try playing the game for yourself before you talk about the graphics. This is a gorgeous game. And ESPECIALLY in the animations department. That's where this game shines above all other action/RPG games. You wouldn't know that though because you haven't played it. Your character's animations are extremely realistic based on the weight of your equipment, you can move like a ninja or be a cumbersome sloth depending on how heavy your armor is. Every single weapon in the game has unique attacking animations that fit the weight and personality of that particular weapon. The enemies are really well-animated, too. I don't know how you think this has "last-gen animation" because that's completely false.
Blaster_Master  +   2316d ago
You dont have a ps3? Then why are you in here again? Oh yeah, Troll on buddy.. Troll on. BTW, the only 360 game that Im jealous about that I cant get on the ps3 is Mass Effect 2. And thats not even a forsure thing. ME2 might be coming to the ps3. If so Im gonna be selling my 360 as soon as I find out. I might just sell it anyways and just get ME2 on the pc.
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2316d ago
Well I just saw the HD video with plenty of gameplay right here and you can clearly see that animation and the graphics are below standards. No need to try to defend everything that is Sony. This game looks like ass. Plain and simple. But fortunately the gameplay is top notch and that's why I'm interested in this game.

And Blaster Master, go to bed son.
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Blaster_Master  +   2316d ago
Hahahaha! You got Halo in your name and you wanna talk about bad animations? You must be like 14 or something dude. Im really feeling sorry for you right now.
LiquifiedArt  +   2316d ago
If this game looks like ass...
...Then everything that has touched the 360 is the filthy rotten eggs that come out of a bulls butt.
lukeb4dunk  +   2316d ago
While I'll agree about your assessment about gameplay
I have to disagree about your views about the graphics. Though they are not KZ2, MGS4 or UC2 quality, the graphics are actually quite nice. Animations, cut scenes (as few as there are) and boss entrances are amazing at times.

I'll admit that it won't win the award for best graphics, but to say the game looks almost last-gen, I think is a bit of an overstatement. Just my opinion.
Myst  +   2316d ago
I woke up to damn early, wanted to wake up around 11:30 the perfect time to just get up, change clothes, and shoot all the way to gamestop. Now I have to wait all over again. Uggggh >_<.

Anyway as you can tell I can't wait to get this game :3
Keowrath  +   2316d ago
Arrrrgggghhh! I want this game so bad! I'm gonna have to import it for starters but I'm playing through Ninja Gaiden Sigma2, A friend just lent me Infamous, Uncharted2 in a couple of weeks and Fallout3 DLC to play through.

THIS is great gaming!
pacowles  +   2316d ago
Wow, this game actually looks pretty cool. I never actually saw any gameplay footage until this video and it looks like it may be worth checking out. If the reviewer's assessment of it being like a hybrid Zelda/Diablo is accurate, this may turn out to be one of the better console dungeon-crawler RPGS to come out in a long time. Now if I only had an extra $60 to blow on games...
dkblackhawk  +   2316d ago
They actually beat the game? lol
Raoh  +   2316d ago
damn it i cant find the deluxe version anyway...

I usually dont rush cause you can usually find these deluxe versions anywhere after release, but its no where to be found, not at gamestop not at bestbuy etc.. i might find one at amazon but i'm looking for instant purchase not delivery..

damn it..
Myst  +   2316d ago
Try later on, I know gamestop's shipments are generally around 11~12 around here. So perhaps they just haven't gotten the shipments in yet. I know it doesn't say on the site, they took that down it seems three weeks ago? or maybe a month? All I know is I remember seeing it there once.
Alcohog  +   2316d ago
This game looks pretty cool.
spunnups  +   2316d ago
Tex117  +   2316d ago
Is it wrong that Im staring at my front door for UPS?
Raoh  +   2316d ago
hatchimatchi  +   2316d ago
i really wanna get this game but i'm not gonna lie, the difficulty scares me, lol. It would be a blast though to play through dungeons online cooperatively. I think after i beat uncharted2 & ratchet and clank ill pick this up.
pixelsword  +   2316d ago
I was thinking the same thing
The game looks great, but it also looks very intimidating to me; I don't know if I have the skills to finish it, although I would love trying to. it seems like a AAA game that is as dangerous as it is wondrous.
crazydrummerlad1  +   2316d ago
definetly pickin this up after i go thru uncharted 2
ico92  +   2316d ago
so i guess the ps3 is the rpg central this gen
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