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Submitted by s8anicslayer 1878d ago | review

Guardian: Demon's Souls Review

Guardian: "The story behind Demon's Souls is almost unheard of nowadays. Released 15 months ago in Asia, it has travelled the world by virtue of nothing more than sheer brilliance and word of mouth. It inspired such passion in its players – and in critics – that thousands bought import versions before the game's western releases were announced. I was not immune." (Demon's Souls, PS3) -

Hellsvacancy  +   1878d ago
Theres tremendous support for this game, i feel part of sum sort of cult followin, feels cool
PirateThom  +   1878d ago
It's weird. It may be one of the biggest cult games ever. It's, honestly, not even my sort of game, but when you hear people talk about it, you just want to give it a go. I'm pretty bad at it though, like I said, not my sort of game, but I have fun playing it... maybe someday I'll beat something other than the first "boss". I'm fairly content to just run around getting a little further each time though.

Shame on Sony for not seeing the potential of the IP and getting it out sooner everywhere, but kudos for Atlus and Namco for bringing it everywhere else.
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Unbiased1  +   1878d ago
I dont think we can blame Sony on not believing in this game. It took everyone by surprise, especially after it sucked at its reveal at TGS, build was horrible, bad frame rate and many doubted it is going to get released outside of Japan.
I think once DS2 get announced you will see Sony publish it WW. Sales were great, they wont let Atlus or who ever get their money again.
I believe so
DigitalRaptor  +   1878d ago
@ PirateThom
I feel the same way. I've just bought it, not played it yet. I know I will find it difficult and fustrating, but I just heard so many good things about it and it seems to be worth a shot. :)
itisa  +   1878d ago
Demon's Souls is the best rpg ever released this generation,hands down.Stop complaining about lack of JRPG this gen when the best JRPG is already here,and its name is DS.

I was suprised why Gamespot gave GOTY back then,but when I got my own copy,I was a very happy man.Interestingly the most people I know who bought this game doesn't have a Ps3 beforehand,and most of them are Pc gamers.

Demon's souls vs NES games comparison fall hard since most NES games are difficult because of their bad game design,while Demon's souls is intended to be very difficult but also very fair.

The game just sat in my Ps3 for a month,before I changed it to something else since I bought new game.Even that,I go back to Demon's souls not long after it.The last time I'm ever obsessed with video game is back when I was playing Fallout 2.
SOAD  +   1878d ago
@itisa
I'm sorry, but I couldn't get past the first sentence of your post without deciding to reply to it.

"Demon's Souls is the best rpg ever released this generation,hands down."

I know that this is all subjective, and far be it from me to try and change someone else's views about what is good, but then you say,

"Stop complaining about lack of JRPG this gen when the best JRPG is already here,and its name is DS."

And that's where I began to think that maybe *you* don't consider your opinion to just be subjective. Now, there has been quite a few RPGs released this generation, and many of them have received far greater acclaim than Demon's Souls, and far better sales. And even though critical reviews and sales don't really mean anything, they do act as supporting evidence for a claim. So, if you are to say that Demon's Souls is the best RPG of this generation without any evidence other than, "I say so" and then tell other people to stop complaining about a lack of RPGs, then you're just doing it wrong.

I played Demon's Souls for about a month before I submitted to the reality of the game. It's not open-world, there's no in-depth story, and too much of my play time is spent recovering my souls and making up more my mistakes, which is not exactly fun. It's a chore for me. But hey, if you guys like Demon's Souls, that's fine. I just don't like it when people say, "It's the best RPG, and if guys don't like it then you're pussies."
guzman  +   1878d ago
Soad, just piss off already.
-Alpha  +   1878d ago
Poor Thom.

After you beat the first boss just leech off of online players lol.

If you REALLY suck (and I doubt you do, it just requires a little patience), then play with other guys online, it's real fun.

Anyways, beating the first boss is a tremendous joy unlike any other. Don't give up on Demon's Souls.
spektical  +   1878d ago
i agree about the cult thing. Thats how i got lured into it a week later, and days later i lured my friend into it.

Demon Sous is a very rewarding game even through its extreme difficulty.. like say the dragon god in 2-3.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1878d ago
It is like a new game in Europe.
Arnon  +   1878d ago
@PirateThom
It's gone from a cult classic to a mainstream game. It's by far one of the best RPGs of this generation.
kneon  +   1878d ago
I guess I've joined the cult, I just picked it up this morning as it was on sale for half price at EB games.
Tapewurm  +   1878d ago
I love this game as well...
I purchased the collector's edition of this game and let it sit in it's wrapper for a few months...finally opened it and threw the disc in and was amazed......addictive game....took me two character builds to get it down...takes patience to play, but is one of the most rewarding games out there.
Obama  +   1878d ago
The atmosphere of the game is very unique; it feels like you are playing a hero in some sort of old fairy tale.
peowpeow  +   1878d ago
I suck at DS so bad haha..yet I want to play it so much..my stupid friend got into it, and won't let me borrow it now *rage*
DA_SHREDDER  +   1878d ago
I stopped playing it because im waiting for cross game chat to come so I can actually talk to my friends playing coop with me. Its gonna be so fuckin dope. 10/10!
jeseth  +   1878d ago
Demon's Souls
Is one of the most challenging and rewarding games I've ever played. Its toughness reminds me of those NES games that were so impossible they almost made you cry as a child.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1878d ago
My 4 yr old plays Mario Galaxy 2 and trust me, the game is as hard as a regular NES game. I remember freaking out on games like he does now, its so hilarious.
ranmafandude  +   1878d ago
i love demon's souls
i feel privileged to have played and beaten this lovely rpg(twice and counting lol). now this is a real hardcore gamer's game. it separates the frag heads from the true gamers.
PirateThom  +   1878d ago
Right, I'm going to play it again now... see, this is the effect even a review has on it.
UP  +   1878d ago
apparently someone thinks you wont play the game again.
PirateThom  +   1878d ago
Little do they know, I just did.... for a solid hour and am back to where I was, after meeting with the Monumental, haven't even died yet (save was lost after PS3 died a while ago. :() I've definitely mastered that first level anyway.
ranmafandude  +   1878d ago
i mastered the game already lol
i beat the first level in like 30 minutes lol.
Ravage27  +   1878d ago
it does take a while before you 'get' it but once you do...Demon's Souls can easily become your Game of the Decade if you are a fan of games that test your skills.
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garos82  +   1878d ago
what an outstanding game
the world is immersive, the gameplay tough and requires 100% concentration. its fun to traverse in the dark castles of boletaria, or the eerie valley of defilement. ive died soo many f%*%en times that any other game would have me using the blu ray as a coaster. but for some peculiar reason it draws me back into it and refuses to let go. still on my first playthrough, and i definately see myself going through all that hell again on new game+...
nunley33  +   1878d ago
same here
I kept hearing how difficult the game is and also how good it is too, making me want to buy it just to see for myself. I'm not afraid of hard challenges and i do like RPG'S and Zelda too. I haven't yet but this could be my next purchase, i saw this for $25 used at gamestop.com
Ravage27  +   1878d ago
if you do decide to buy it at some point of time (which i strongly recommend), don't be disheartened if you find yourself dying alot at the start. The first world is essentially a tutorial(and a very good one) which forces you to learn the basics of the game.

It's definitely way more difficult than your typical mainstream game but it is far from impossible. Concentration and some common sense will take you far in DS.
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Sameh  +   1878d ago
Damnit, still need to buy Demon's Souls. Will get it soon.
gamejediben  +   1878d ago
This game is both genius and madness all at the same time. Its truly addictive and rewarding but also brutal and uncompromising. It is the very definition of a "hardcore game".

May it be the revolution that gaming has waited for. I could see myself playing a lot more games like it.
UP  +   1878d ago
amazing game. But it is kind of weird that there are practically no trolls on Demons Soul's articles. Why?
blasian  +   1878d ago
I never did realize that until you said something. Its probably because demon souls never was hyped, it kinda took everyone by surprise. I honestly don't think anyone could hate on the game unless they just find it infuriating and causes them to rage quit.
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UP  +   1878d ago
yea i just noticed. No wonder i like to post on demons souls articles compared to others.
ranmafandude  +   1878d ago
i know why
cause it didn't need hype to get noticed therefore no trolls. everyone here either wants to play the game or played the game already.
Fatal Blow  +   1878d ago
I love this game if anyone has not played it by now go and buy it now and play this amazing game
guzman  +   1878d ago
An utterly brilliant game. My personal favorite next to MGS4 for this gen.
Stationfan  +   1878d ago
I bought it for 30.00 brand new, I needed this in my collection because years from now it's going to be one of those games people still talk about
Ri0tSquad  +   1878d ago
Currently on my 5th playthrough
Lol, struggled on my 2nd playthrough and lost 200,000+ souls on the first level by accident. I'm currently SL 172 though. Magic is killing bosses with 4-6 hits (homing soul arrow). It was 2-4 hits before.
RXL  +   1878d ago
lol@the ones on your second plus play through..

ENVY!..

i just got started and this game is incredible..i recommended it to all my friends and they're all getting it as well..

just amazing immersion and FUN...

i was getting burnt out on first person shooters so this game was like a breath of fresh air mixed with some nice spring water..
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labwarrior  +   1878d ago
It is indeed the best action game with good RPG elements
But is not at all a tru RPG, with cities, NPC's, unfolding story, quests etc

It is great at what it is though, one of the best
Honky Kong  +   1878d ago
no trolls here cause
im pretty sure demons souls is obviously good
RXL  +   1878d ago
i hate fanboys and trolling..

with that said..this game is just awesome..

not enough good things can be said about it...
aaronisbla  +   1878d ago
I love it when the 2nd playthrough happens and you can get raided on the very first level after the tutorial level, luckily ive never been killed on that raid
Ravage27  +   1878d ago
:(
i was playing during peak hours...
BABY-JEDI  +   1878d ago
Excellent review
Demons Souls my face game this gen. A must buy in my books
amiga-man  +   1878d ago
I imported this game, my friend saw me playing it and wanted to have a go, it wasn't long before he was down my house every moment he had, throwing all sorts of abuse at the television but he would always come back for more.
I had a blast with this game got to some crazy level, but it was almost as entertaining watching my mate play it lol.
wissam  +   1878d ago
This game is legendary.

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