Game Report: Demon's Souls: an experience, and not necessarily a good one

Rick Dakan: "One week after starting to use starred reviews here, I'm not giving out any. Not that the PS3 game Demon's Souls doesn't deserve some number of stars (maybe only one), but because in all fairness I haven't finished the game or come even close. I have however paid full price for it and put in a solid, sometimes grueling six hours of game play. I'm nowhere close to completing enough of it for a review, but I can truthfully and accurately report that I gave the game a reasonable chance and have formed a definite opinion about it. So, this isn't a review. This is a report about how much Demon's Souls annoyed the hell out of me."

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DasBunker3107d ago

another casual bites the dust..

Daver3107d ago

loll what an idiot.. Its alright if you dont like a game but dont bash it because you could not appreciate it.

It is one of the most fun games ive played in years. This game is just amazing

WildArmed3107d ago

And that's why it's my. GoTY. It makes newbs n blogs cry while men stand strong with platinium trophies

Prototype3107d ago

Ive talked to people who played the first hour of the game and quit, I beat the game first time but waiting to play it a second time once I have someone to hang with since some parts of the game I don't want to go through again unless I have someone to help pass time.

By the way anyone knows how to get the lava bow? I'd appreciate it

Prototype3107d ago

Thanks Ill check the site out

ia_studio3107d ago

Game to hard for baby gu gu ga ga.

Noctis Aftermath3107d ago

bu bu bu i played 6 hours that makes me a pro at the game and able to judge the rest of the game with 100% accuracy!

Seriously, all you have done is make yourself look stupid and let everyone know you suck at gaming.

Bathyj3107d ago

Tuck your tail between your legs and go back to playing CoD with its autosnap aiming, you douche.

Chubear3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

He got his arse whooped on 1-1 for 6hrs straight and after dying for the 100th time, cause of his own miscalculations on AI patterns, gave up and cried on his "review"

All that talk of getting to the Spider boss (which isn't even 20% of the game at that point) was just crap filler to make it seem like he progressed a bit.. but WE all know what happened :D

lol, noob arse gamers suckhard. lol

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

I like how everyone on N4G tries to prove how "hardcore" they are when it comes to Demon's Souls.

Listen, not everybody wants the kind of gameplay that Demon's Souls offers. Stop acting like you are 12 years old and just accept that fact.

*The post below is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. :/

NecrumSlavery3107d ago

Dear retarded crappy whiney four year old reviewer,

take 2 teaspoons of stfu and a shot if wii fit and call me when your balls drop you pansy.

Noobs need not review games. No RPG game can be reviewed in under 6 hours.

Chubear3107d ago

Awww, does the baby wanna wawipop? :(

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

lol, God you people need help.

It's a game, fellas. Stop defending it like it's your girlfriend (then again, it's probably the closest thing most of you

ThanatosDMC3107d ago

You have to be a "brave soul who seeks not death."

MEsoJD3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

The first play through isn't that hard. Its new game plus you have to

worry about. This is my favorite of 2009 for a reason. Its a casuals

worst nightmare.

morganfell3107d ago

What a hypocrite. Did he even read his own statement? Guess what? Not everyone likes HIS type of gaming. In fact if he were to look at the reviews and player comments he would see the vast majority do not like HIS type of game.

What a buffoon. Not everyone wants some easy cheesy game that they can beat with their eyes closed. He also has no business attempting, quite poorly I might add, to write a game review when he is reviewing the title for himself. If that is the case then do not place comments on the interwebs.

Reviewing a title means taking a look at it for ALL gamers. Something he is incapable of doing as his self centered piece is only a narrative about what he likes and how his inability to take on a challenge cause him adolescent pains similar to a case of stress induced diarrhea.

I love how these kids get their gaming heads bashed in by a true dungeon crawler. Someone obviously is a super newb gamer. Persons that have been around longer than hamster afterbirth and have a good degree of gaming under their belt understand Demons Souls is a very rare gem indeed.

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat3107d ago

Again, why so defensive?

The reviewer simply doesn't enjoy this type of game. Is that a reason to blow gaskets and attack him as a person?

I think a large number of people on N4G need to go outside and get a little fresh air. lol

Harry_Manback3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

If he thinks the armored spider is hard, then he's lucky he never had to mess with maneater...or flamelurker. It's obvious Demon's Souls never presented itself to be aimed towards the casuals, so what's he fussing about?

...And Bubbles, wtf are you even doing in this thread?

SaiyanFury3107d ago

I've had Demon's Souls since I got the Asian edition last February. It's kicked my ass more times than I can count, and I've died a lot of times. But, unlike this author who seems more casual than anything, I keep coming back to it. DS is a true CORE game that will try to kill you any way it can. You need to learn the combat system and how to defeat enemies in order to progress. An old school concept that many people these days forget. DS is awesome. But like the King's Field games, don't expect it to hold your hand through it. More like it will try to lop off your head any way possible.

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

"...And Bubbles, wtf are you even doing in this thread?"

I'm sorry, is this the Demon's Souls fan club?

I'm here pointing out how ridiculous people sound when they constantly bash people who let it be known that they didn't enjoy playing Demon's Souls.

After reading the replies I have been getting, I'm starting to suspect that I am dealing with children and/or immature adults, so I guess it's all just a waste of time in the end.

Carry on...

tcapri3107d ago


Yeah, but in all fairness, he did state up front that he wasn't reviewing the game and revealed the fact that he hadn't completed the game. He was merely relaying his personal experiences with the game, which will hopefully prove useful to some gamers, casual or otherwise. Better they not waste their money on a game that's not for them, rather than getting pissed off and hating something that wasn't designed with them in mind.

gaffyh3107d ago

Opinion is an opinion at the end of the day. Doesn't make it true, it's like those reviewers who claim Eyepet sucks, when it is clearly not targeted at middle aged game journalists, it's targeted at children! Same can be said with this game, it is not targeted at casual gamers, it is targeted at hardcore gamers.

rockleex3106d ago

How challenging this game will be.

This game reminds me of the oldschool games like Megaman that would require you to time every button precisely or you get hit once and die and have to start the stage over.

I guess infinite lives, constant checkpoints, and no penalties for dying has caused this generation of gamers' ambition to go down.

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Parapraxis3107d ago

Absolutely fantastic game.
"I finally gave up when I met my second boss, an armored, fire-breathing spider. "
He barely even played it. What a joke.
It's a game that needs dedication. And it's very rewarding. I suppose this game is not for many, however, there are many guides out there to help you along if you are finding it too hard. I think this fella needs a walkthrough...or two.
Demon's Souls is the best RPG I have played in years, hands-down.
I actually find it funny when people make blog posts like this crying that it's just so darn punishing.

callahan093107d ago

Agreed (whole-heartedly). I platinum'd the Asian version, and I'm hoping someone gives me the American version for Christmas so I can platinum it all over again.

chester3107d ago

i tried to go through the first level, played for about an hour or two, and got my ass handed to me so i stopped. i'm not quitting on the game, but i realized i'm nowhere near ready to take on that kind of mental exertion that is going to be needed to play a game that has the capability to frustrate like that.

i absolutely will be going back to the game in the near future, when i feel like i'm ready to take it on.

LightofDarkness3107d ago

Geez, he was beaten by the armoured spider? Why did he even attempt that boss before giving taking down the Tower Knight first? Sounds like this guy didn't understand a lot of how to progress in the game. It's not too hard to take down the spider as long as you have high mobility, ie. low encumbrance.

DigitalAnalog3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

The author should've added "to me" at the end of the title.

Probably a FPS fanboy who's pretty pissed off getting pwned by NPC's more in his life than a high-profiled multiplayer game.

-End statement

TheBand1t3107d ago

Man he sucks. I'm at Soul Level 154 and in NG++++

WildArmed3106d ago

lol I'm the exact same level!
(though a few +s up)
Stopped leveling coz of a bet with a friend that I can't beat the 8th NG on lv 155 o_O
well it turns out he is right, i had to beat it on 154 coz I got souls sucked >.>

hatchimatchi3107d ago

Demon's souls is one of the best games i've ever played. It took me 8 hours to beat level 1-1 and i loved every second of it.

Chubear3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

*raises hand* Ten hours and over 50 beat downs on 1-1 before I caught on. One hell of an initiation process lol Ain't no way weak arsed gamers can have the gonads for a game like this. This is old school gaming, the way it was b4 newage gamer cry babies flooded the gaming community in 2005. CoD4 is loved by them for a reason.

One of the things I love about this game is, no matter how hard you curse at the game or bite your sofa out of pure anger (that you died yet again) and want to desperately shout at the game "NOOO! YOU CHEATED!".. you just can't cause you know, deep inside yourself, that you screwed up, YOU did!

This game is awesome. How it didn't get atleast nominated for GOTY on most gaming awards is baffling to me.

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