Gamespot : Demon's Soul's wins best RPG award.

Demon's Souls is one of the most innovative and engaging games to have captured our imaginations and our spare time this year. It is also GameSpot's best RPG of 2009.

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TheHater3275d ago

PS3 exclusive winning awards from the media. and from gamespot also? Is the world going to end soon?

3sq3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Demon's Souls also won best RPG at Gametrailers.

callahan093275d ago

Last year they gave Game of the Year to Metal Gear Solid 4, so it's not the newest thing for them to give awards to PS3 exclusives. But still, I'm happy to see this, because Demon's Souls is not only my RPG of the year, it's my overall Game of the Year, and it's good to see it getting recognized here!

Saaking3275d ago

Wow, Gamespot has gained a lot of respect back during these last few days. Their choices have been spot on. If UC2 wins GOTY, then there choices will have been the best.

Genesis53275d ago

If you have played that game you would know. While playing it's impossible not to get drawn right into that world.

MEsoJD3275d ago

how good this game is. ^_^

darthv723275d ago

does that mean you will lose respect for them if they start giving GOTY awards to 360 or wii?

CrazzyMan3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

And all media KNOWS that(actually they knew this already a year ago).
It is just NOT cool to hate PS3 anymore.

On topic, the game deserves it!

Saaking3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

No, but I will loose respect if they make stupid choices or claims. I'm just saying that for the first time in a long time I agree with GameSpot and their choices are spot on. If a 360 game deserves an award then so be it, as long as it's the right choice (and this year, there's really no 360 games that deserve awards).

wow, totally forgot about Forza. I think it's between it and NFS Shift. Both are pretty much on the same level so either will be fine.

DasBunker3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

im pro-sony but i think forza deserves best racing game of the year, GTA LCS DLC deserves best DLC of the year and L4D2 is a strong candidate for multiplayer game of the year, lots of people like that game despise it should've been DLC.. the rest was meh-ish

i agree there werent many AAA games on 360 this year, but some could deserve one or two awards

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Prototype3275d ago

I actually had to force myself to stop playing DS but then something inside clicks and I'm back playing it till 3 am

It feels nice playing a game that requires some sort of timing, skill, and planning rather than "R1 shoot R2 Grenade." Also feels good playing something when you play it on NG+ its a lot more challenging instead of the same attack patterns, same enemy attitude, etc.

By the way I'm having problems getting homeboy to sell White Arrows, if anyone knows the trick outside finding the white bow (which I found on 4-2) I'd apreciate it :/

Darkstorn3275d ago

Still would have given RPG of the year to Dragon Age, but I suppose this is a good choice.

bozebo3275d ago

not a ps3 exclusive, i am quite sure it is on pc too

rezenu3275d ago

Hell must have frozen over, lol.

Megan Fox3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

@ saaking

"No, but I will loose respect if they make stupid choices or claims. I'm just saying that for the first time in a long time I agree with GameSpot and their choices are spot on."

so, if you dont agree with their claims and choices, you will loose respect for them. People in N4g really think they are more than what they are.

justpassinggas3275d ago

Dragon Age deserved to win. It is more of a ROLE-playing game than Demon's Souls. Demon's Souls is a great game, yes, but it isn't really that strong when it comes to, you know, ROLE-playing.

Digitaldude3275d ago

Well deserved, Game is fantastic and unique.
Gamepsots respect has increased heaps for me.

Tony P3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

@justpass: I entirely prefer Dragon Age as RPG of the year for just that reason of supplying more... RPGness... than DS. But DS of course has the graphics and online.

But that's the good thing about multiple publications. A lot of different games get recognized for their different strengths. Both can claim to be RPG of the Year and both deserve it imo.

PrimordialSoupBase3275d ago

It's a toss up between Demon's Souls and Dragon Age, simply can't choose.

SiteNblog Defender3275d ago

GameSpot has never been anti-PS3. It's only you PS3 fans who scream bias and make conspiracy theories because they don't think *insert PS3 exclusive* is as great as you all make them out.

Skip_Bayless3275d ago

I'm going to start building my bombshelter in my backyard the world must be coming to an end.

DaTruth3275d ago

I lost 780,000 souls trying to clean up before beating New game+. Got so mad I put down the game for almost a month. Picked it up yesterday and was at 1,000,000 souls in 2 hours.

BTW: The game is at pure white till christmas. Now's your chance to get the Friendship Ring!

TheDeadMetalhead3275d ago

I got this game on Sunday. It definitely deserves best RPG. But damn, it's really tough. @[email protected]

"not a ps3 exclusive, i am quite sure it is on pc too"


sikbeta3275d ago


This game deserves all the praise possible

Megatron083275d ago

wonder why $ony didnt ever make the announcement about them buying up gamespot ? Let face it this game was sub par the reviews for the game average at best. Yet gamespot pick it as rpg of the year the no other way to explain it other then $ony now owns gamespot.

Anyone with more then 2 brain cells know that the rpg of the year is Dragon Age

SaiyanFury3275d ago

Personally, I wish FROM Software would stick to what they do best; Making dark, brooding RPGs. Some of their best work was the King's Field series on PS1/PS2. I also love their Tenchu series. Demon's Souls rules, but I'd welcome a new King's Field game. It's one of my all time favourite series.

zeeshan3275d ago

Another PS3 exclusive winning yet another award. Nice to see that. This game is a monster!

CrippleH3275d ago

360 only owners are having a 2009 gaming slum. Not the PS3 and multiple console and PC owners.

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comp_ali3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Gamespot is becoming worse and worse.

Celeras3275d ago

Demon's Souls won at IGN as well. And not only is it the best RPG of the year, its also the hardest in a very, very long time. It deserves everything it gets.

mrv3213275d ago

So in translation that means they are becoming less biased and not applying different rules to different consoles.

Chubear3275d ago

translation means: PS3 gamers take what they can from moments of "shields down" from NA gaming sites and run like hell with it.

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LONEWOLF2313275d ago

And it sure as hell deserves EVERY SINGLE award given to it!
The game is nothing short of awesome!

nefertis3275d ago

I agree this game is badass this game needs DLC come on atlus. Play3beyond.

Pennywise3275d ago


If I didn't import this at the beginning of the year, I would be all over the US version.

Ragz0173275d ago

Best Shooter - Killzone 2
Best RPG - Demon's Souls
Best Platformer - RnC Acit
Best Action Adventure - UC2

lol O.W.N.E.D

cmrbe3275d ago

Best writing - ACIT
Best Graphics tech - U2

mrv3213275d ago

But so many people have claimed this year to be a gaming slum.

cmrbe3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Well, there are still more x360 and wii gamers than PS3 gamers :).

@Chu. Yes, i would have given it to KZ2 as well. I would have also given the writing to U2. RC ACIT writing is funny and witty but U2 writing is just pure class.

Chubear3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

No way UC2 has better technicals than KZ2. I don't even know how that's debatable. Just as a small example, go into UC2 on any level with water in the background. Now shoot at it. You'll find that a lot of the background in UC2 is gorgeous but scripted like many other games cause the bullets don't react with the water.

Now, go into KZ2 and shoot at the water that's outside the boundries e.g your first mission landing is a good start. It reacts to the bullets. I understand UC has been incredible with the way they have cloth physics interact with water to form wet and dry clothing even on UC1 but all in all...

Best technicals and graphics are still Killzone 2 hands down. Funny though how KZ2 surpasses a trailer from 2005 that many proclaimed "HA! THAT CAN NEVER BE DONE EVEN ON THE PS4!" but all of a sudden, everyone seems to be finding all these games that somehow have surpassed Killzone 2 graphically only a couple of months later. uhm, interesting.

btw Well deserved on Demon Souls part. It's great it's being recognized as it should be.

raztad3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Come on Chubear let it go. Any of them deserved to win but as impressive as KZ2 is, UC2 tops it in terms of better textures, much better facial animation, the realtime cutscenes were amazing, etc. You know UC2 tops KZ2 when after have played KZ2 you jaw still dropped playing UC2 ;)

That said, dont forget at the end there will be only chaos.

cmrbe3275d ago

I am not sure about facial animation. KZ2 is extremely good as well in that department. Texture is better in U2 that is true but particle effects and lighting is better in KZ2. Its a though one bettwen the two but if i have to pick i would pick KZ2 because its the most immersive and most intense war game i have ever played. Everytime i go back to KZ2 i still get floored by how good it looks.

Chubear3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

There's nothing to let go dude, I'm just having conversation like everyone else and stating what I see and feel. My opinions.

..but I got to tell you, I never had moments where after playing KZ2 then going on to UC2 my jaw dropped. In fact it's the exact opposite and seeing how this game was to be launched last year in nov. it's still staggering to look at.

Both incredible games, both on the PS3 so it's always all good; and don't you forget, this is only year 3. Remember, GoW1 came out in year 5 of the PS2 and GoW2 in year 7. Insane times ahead fellow PS3 gamers, insane times ahead. :D

DaTruth3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Technically, KZ2 has better graphical tech. But the art style in UC2 makes it appear to be the better game graphically! You don't gaze out across beautiful vistas in KZ2... there is actually very little time for staring!

On paper though, KZ2 rules!

Arnon3275d ago

Uncharted 2's cutscenes did not run in real time. They were separate video files. This was told to us in "The Making Of" documentary that you can unlock in Uncharted 2.

Finalfantasykid3274d ago

It is obvious that the cutscenes were video files(well alot of them at least were videos) because of the compression done to them. But He is still essentially correct when he says that they were realtime, since they were real time at some point, they just got exported to a video file to hide load times etc. But all the character models in those cutscenes are the same as in the real gameplay, so very little was changed if any to make the video cutscenes look better than the actual real time ones. In fact I prefered the real time ones because they had no compression. I was actually a little disapointed when I noticed that there was as much compression on the videos as the first game, all the cutscenes looked washed out compared to the gameplay.

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