Atlus USA has confirmed that more copies of their RPG masterpiece, Demon's Souls, are on the way to stores. After a shortage in stores which caused the game hard to be found.
Best Buy stores never got the game. Amazon got all the Deluxe's after Gamestop sold whatever number they had for pre-order. And nobody wants the regular edition from Gamestop. So if you want the game go to Gamestop because they have the regular edition
I like to take the time to find my way alone without using books. Only one rare occasions I become desperate and use a guide on the internet for free. I bought it after reading about the shortages and was afraid this would become something like Ico. Still waiting for my package though. USPS sucks, not tracking info until your package has actually already been delivered. AMAZON FTW. [email protected] BestBuy.
took me 4 days to find a DS reg version -.- Soo mad =/ Shoulda preordered
My Gamestop has ONE copy that an employee has stashed away until his paycheck. Walmart here is its typically useless self while my friend who lives over in the ass end of Iowa has them at their store. Atlus really dropped the ball with this game's launch, which is selling really damn well considering there is no marketting for it.
Honestly nobody thought it'd be so much in demand. I knew somef friends were gettgint it but .. not this much
I saw this coming. In Japan there was a big shortage and game was nowhere to be found for a while. On top of that I heard Atlus use to have low stocks of its games so I knew shortages were bound to happen in NA. I wish you guys the best luck getting this masterpiece. Demons Souls is a unique experience. Just to get an idea, I was playing Oblivion but I let it unfinished. After playing a bit of Demons Souls I cant play Oblivion anymore, Demons Souls tops Oblivion in every way and brings a lot more to the table.
There is no feeling greater than that of beating a demon in Demon's Souls.
killing a phantom who entered my game to kill me is just as sweet. man, i am soooooooooo addicted to DS. it's "chocolate coated heroin".
yea, man, this game is better than oblivion. in every way.
bought mine yesterday and haven't stopped playing
I can hardly find time to play Uncharted 2! I meant to put half my time into D'sS and half into U2, but Demon's Souls just has me hooked! @Action Bastard: I practically hold a party every time I put down a Demon!
I bought my copy at Best Buy. They only had two when I got it, but they obviously received some. BTW, fack Best Buy. I just had a gift card. There is always one particular Target that nobody must ever go to because they've usually got plenty of copies of the newer games (bought Uncharted 2 there today). But even they had no Demon's Souls.
@beavis I haven't had a Phantom enter my game (yet) but that does sound as good as taking down these one-hit kill bastards!! @DaTruth I've woke people up in my house playing this game! If defeating demons isn't party worthy, I don't know what is. Side note: GO TO TARGET! I got a brand new GoW Limited Edition bundle for $139. Couldn't pass it up.
But I hear the NA servers will be taken down in April 2010. Bummer. BTW. This game is tight. Best thing I've played in years. GET IT
More people will enjoy this game, frustrating hard but worth every cent
My local Gamestop got six copies of the regular version, and I bought the very last one at 1:30pm on launch day. Glad I did, too. The game is fantastic.
This game is worth the Deluxe. The guide is very useful without giving too much of the game away and your own exploration.
Didnt really want the walkthrough coz i dont wanna rely on it and all Great experience so far.
there were a couple of errors on where certain tunnels lead. i figured out where i wanted to go eventually. hey, anyone want to talk DS tips? PM me with what you got. i have a few good ones.
if you want to experience the game there's no way i would have found out those studd on my own. i will try it on my second play through.
The one, single problem with this game is the total lack of information. Basic things that are important in the game, you have to comb the net for any understanding. I don't have the slightest clue how to shoot a soul arrow and no clue how to use my Demon's Souls for weapons and magic. Makes me wish I bought the deluxe edition, but I was lucky to get one at all! I have no problem with roaming around in a Stonefang cave(didn't cause me to much trouble), but when I can't use my Soul Arrows...
Reg edition here. Go to the fan wiki if you really need help. Some good info, but I've really only just started reading some of it. http://demonssouls.wikidot....
It's sold out everywhere around my area, hope they hurry up with the restocking.
can't wait to own this awesome game,unfortunately i won't be able to get it until next month (damn bills!).Just one question,can i still get the deluxe or do i have to settle for the regular one?
he checked at GS, and they told him they'd be getting more deluxe versions in but wasn't sure how soon.
Arcata CA (go HSU!) and the Gamestop in Eureka 5 miles away did not receive any copies besides preorders. Sam Goody didnt have any-- My friend I think has since found it locally -- but he was bummed for about a week The game rocks! I didnt know what to think of the summoning and being summoned, but it is so nice and really helps make it a more enjoyable in my opinion. It really gets the blood pumping when a Black Phantom invades and you manage to kill them. I invaded somebody for the first time and it was like a 2 minute fight-- I lost but it was sweet-- the items are all boss, its like Monster Hunter in that you can wear any armor wield any weapon (stat dependant-=- but you can upgrade your stats as you see fit) The bosses so far are a bit easier than i expected, but it helps having a bit of a strategy or helping as a phantom first to see how to do it. Mostly if you get hit by a boss you die or are close, but if you can avoid, you are gold---the bosses seem so far to stay in one spot-- but I know that this isnt the case for like the Maneater or some of the more smaller opponents. Great game, A real treat. 9.5/10 and i see it only getting more enjoyable the more i play it.
The boss isn't really hard if you concentrate and not rushing, still tough though. Now what I hate the most is that f%$#ing flying manta on Shrine of Storm, frickin' annoying critters. Oh yeah, btw this game is AWESOME !
Monster Hunter? Have you done any G-Rank and up? Is Demon's Souls hard like that? I heard the words "learning from dying" a lot when Demon's Souls is described, is it as unforgiving and nasty as Monster Hunter? Because MH... Is one bastard of a game. In a really, really, really, really good way.
it is scarier than deadspace combat is methodical, like bushido blade. the world tendency is better than karma system of fallout. the best part for me is killing/farming the 3 red knights in front of Penetrator's archstone. beating up the soldiers before that is hard work. and if all 3 knights attack at the same time then i have no choice but retreat. it's always satisfying.
I wonder how much copies shipped initially, 150-200k?
Glad I pre-order my deluxe ver. From gogamer. Got in two days from when it was released. got a sweet deal on it to.
Ordered my copy from vgp.ca. I hope I get my copy on saturday, but I may not get it before next week since I live in Norway :s
This game is hard. I have died over fifteen times at least and have replayed the same area over and over. I can't figure out how to defeat that damn dragon and I refuse to use a guide :(
the red one or the blue one? you're gonna miss out on a lot of cool stuff if you don't have a guide. there are sidequests and additonal bosses (NPC black phantoms) that will only pop up if you have an extreme Character or World Tendency. and having a guide will make that happen faster/easier. i would suggest checking out internet guides on your second play-through. (you should play through it twice because there are 2 endings as well)
But just a little hint. Can't kill that huge beast using melee attacks :)
In the beginning of the game, do no attempt to defeat either of the dragons just quite yet, youre going to need to have either a heck of alot of arrows with some pretty decent strength shooting them 2 handed as the dragon flies by from while sniping from one of the towers, or get yourself some spice and snipe using magic such as soul arrow. If youre having trouble with the game there is an amazing wikidot on it, http://demonssouls.wikidot.... , its got everything you need to know my friend and then some. finally, if youre having trouble getting through a level, use the stone of ephemeral eyes (if you have any yet, and this is post level 1-1 after you beat phalanx of course), and look around to see if you can summon a blue phantom online to help you out! good luck to ya!
This is good news. I can't find a single copy anywhere. Frustrating as hell. I've been wanting at this game ever since it was released in Japan. Between this(when I can find a copy) and Dragon Age:Origins. I believe my fantasy RPGs will be covered for the year.
I really hope that seeing how DS is doing over in the US tht we may get a real EU release. Yes, I could import but what if you don't speak English? Games like Zeld and more turn based jrpgs too are big on the continent so why deny them the chance to play this-a big boys and girls action rpg?
Because EU localization is a b!tch! Especially when they don't know how it will sell.
Atlus: "Woohoo second shipment in a week! Woohoo!"
Both, I'm just confused at that point and you get one hit killed if you get anywhere near them. Initially, I thought I had to lure the dragon to the bridge and then run past where he was originally(so he didn't breathe fire on me when you attempt to walk past him)I have done many things many times and nothing seems to work. I'm sure I will eventually figure it out.
I never use a strategy guide. I feel it's best to have my very own experience instead of following someone elses. It even takes me hours of cotemplation before I even summon Anyones help online. But demons souls is so huge that within a years time or less I might op to get a guide for once in my life. Rule number 1: don't die. Rule number 2: take it slow. Rule number 3: WIN. That's how I game. I'm also very hard to frustrate.
Back in the psx era, games like this came along at least 5 times a year. Amazing games, hard to get your hands on for whatever reason, but so damn good it was worth hunting down. Without a doubt the best generation for me. Too many amazing RPG's... Which brings me back to Demon's Souls... As soon as I order my copy of Koudelka I'm getting Demon's Souls. Hahaha. The elusive Demon's Souls... I'm gonna have fun hunting down my copy. It's been a while since I had to do this for a game. Besides, I need a break from shooters. From Software is too cool for school.
I wanted the deluxe edition, but there was only one copy left at my gamestop and it was standard. I'm happy I got that at least.
Hollywood video did not have it so sad
I just finished this amazing game and outside of the shoddy targeting system, i have nothing but praises for it. The game is fun, challenging and incredibly addictive, not once since last week did it leave my PS3. If you haven't played it, give it a go, just remember this is NOT a Zelda title and if you approach it as such, you WILL get worked.
with your statement about the target system. i feel like it works great with the game.
Kind of off subject, but I gotta say that I'm diggin the US cover more than the Asian editions. The smoky knight looks way more badass. Although the dead, arrow riddled knight is probably more realistic. This game can kick your ass.
The knight who is clearly asleep is way cooler. It's such a strikingly different cover to what ever else is on the market. It really gets across the feeling of struggle the game is said to encapsulate. If you go on gamesradar.com they have a feature with alternate japanese/american game covers. it's pretty interesting to see the changes.
With this success we'll surely hear of an EU release soon. Right?
The canadian site i ordered deluxe edition from said they don't have any more in stock. bastards. how can you run out of stock of a game in this day and age??? I want it soo baaaaaaaaad!!!
The reason the supply is short is it is a niche game of a niche genre, and they seriously underestimated the demand they will have for it. You need to remember atlus is not a big company like ea, activision, ms ect. They probably don't have the resources to make 1 or 2 million copies from the get go or more likely couldn't justify risking making a boat load of copies and have them not sell, also its a new ip so it is even more risky than an established franchise. And to the guy that said the servers will be taken down on april 2010, read it closer, it is saying atlus has to keep the servers on, at least until april 2010 how long after that they stay up who knows. The game is hard, but it teachs you what to and what not to do, if you screw around even weaker enemies can do alot of damage, screw up at a boss and your ass is toast usually. :P
I have never died so many times in a game and loved it at the same time since 'Too Human'. This game brings out a perseverance inside of you that only special games like this can. I'm so glad I preordered the game as opposed to waiting for it to arrive on shelves. Although, I'm sure there will be a few trade ins after people realize they might not make it out of the first dungeon alive (EVER!) I am only a fraction of the game into it (thank you stupid Uncharted 2 for making me choose between you two) and I can guarantee you once you kill the first boss you will feel a satisfaction that just is rarely felt in gaming (and that was the easy one) But, this definately ain't for everybody. Well back to my gaming dilemna Evil
Atlus is notorious for this, and I can't say I blame them. They usually publish kinda strange and quirky titles. To do a full on Ps3 launch would have been a bit much on a game that will turn as many gamers on as it will off. Besides, I kind of like the hard to find nature of the game. It just fits with the whole atmosphere it is going with. The guide is useful mainly for weapon and magic upgrades. I hate not knowing what options I have in customizing my gear. Also with the world tenancies...there is stuff I would NEVER figure out on what to do to get different events to happen in the game. Everything about the game is earned. Every soul, every upgrade, every shield block, every sword slash and every ounce of story you get is earned. I don't know what about it is about this game, but if you are in the niche it is targeting, it will not get out of your head. And yes, wont get out even while playing Uncharted 2. Slaying bosses gives you a sense of accomplishment, but I have been invaded twice while playing by a black phantom..Once straight up and the other..well...yall know. Both battles raged for over 15 minutes. I vanquished my enemy both times. I screamed at my TV in absolute triumph. Victory dripped from my finger tips. I didnt think I could feel that way about video games anymore...as a matter of fact, over 20 years of playing video games I don't think I have ever had that unadulterated feeling of triumph. Those pvp are absolutely brilliant.
I may want this game Honestly I would like a demo first
I got my copy at a HEB Plus store! This game rules! I just got uncharted 2, yesterday...but have not played it yet...because demon souls and the MAG beta got all my PS3 time!
Of course there are more copies on the way. This is how Atlus always operates, they print a small number of copies and if the game sells really well they make more to meet demand. But, just like every Atlus game that comes out I preordered first day I was able too. *Loves Atlus*
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