Demon’s Souls discounted to under $15

The critically-acclaimed Playstation 3 exclusive action role-playing game, Demon’s Souls, has been discounted to under $15 with the addition of free shipping.

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GWAVE2845d ago

Anyone who considers themselves a gamer should at least try this game. It's unlike anything currently on the market.

I'm on my 5th playthrough with a melee/archer character, and a 2nd playthrough with a mage. And I don't see myself putting this game down anytime soon.

Focker4202845d ago

At that price this game is an absolute steal. Especially considering its one of the best games this gen.

FrankMcSpank2845d ago

This game kicked my ass. I admit I didn't have the commitment to finish it, but I loved it anyway. At $15 this is a great deal. Demon's Souls is something every hardcore gamer needs to at least try. It'll give you a lesson in humility.

Hoje03082845d ago

I agree that everyone should play this game but, I don't think it's that hard. As long as you take your time and play to the strengths of your character, it really isn't too tough. Patience and strategy pay off in this game.

Ducky2845d ago

^ Patience and strategy are difficult for most of the current gaming population.

captain-obvious2845d ago (Edited 2845d ago )

i love this game
but i stopped at the very last arch stone
after the first monster
the damn swamp

too damn hard
i can get to the end
but there is this 2 huge monsters with big noses
they keep killing me
i tried to get around them but its no use too
they are super fast in the swamp and you are slow
you cant dodge
and there is too little dry ground to combat 2 of them

i'll give it another go later on
i have to finish it

FunAndGun2845d ago

"Help, I'm in trouble....Please recommend this message."

Focker4202845d ago


The first two of those you encounter don't go near them (until you have really high level). Just use the ring that makes it hard for enemies to detect you, oh and a poison resistance ring. Sneak along the right wall and you can get right past them. Once you're past em go through the fog onto the bridge and stay to the left side. But later up the swap there will be a group of three of them. You can try to sneak past around them, or alert them one by one so you just fight em1 at a time.

If you are a lower level sneaking past the first two is essential or they'll kill you every time.

HolyOrangeCows2845d ago

Buy they game, fools! It's awesome!

Seriously, though. Good stuff. RPG GOTY 2009.

AKS2845d ago


5-2 is not actually that bad. Here are some tips to get through it.

First, make sure you are at or below 50% of your max equip limit so you're as quick as possible. You don't want to be any slower than you'll already be in that swamp. Next, get the Adjudicator's Shield and always at least have it on your back. You can also use the HP regen ring, which will stack with the other gear. If you have a faith build and a Blessed weapon, you also get even more HP regeneration to the point that the poison can't even drain any HP from you anymore. Maybe bring some items to cure poison and heal as needed.

All that's left for you to deal with are the diminished speed and a few tough trolls. You can use stealth and arrows to kill the trolls easily. The only major thing to watch out for after you've used my advice is to be careful around the trolls, who will charge and maul you if you get careless. You can actually use stealth to sneak past most of the enemies.

ThanatosDMC2845d ago (Edited 2845d ago )

Thief's Ring or whatever you call it in NA version. It'll save you a lot of times from monsters you dont see since they dont see you. You get it in the first arch as well as the Cling Ring which gives you 65-75% of your hp in soul form dependent on your affinity.

Those giant bastard will kill you when you're soaked in the swamp. Fight them on land and block when you really really have to just to dampen the damage. Kill them one at a time if you're not confident. Bow and run works too unless you have nowhere to run.

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Vaud-Villian2845d ago

Agreed, its a game so nice I platinumed it twice

Nathaniel_Drake2845d ago

hehehe you rhymed, anyway this does sound like a good deal

The_Nameless_One2845d ago


Equip your Ring of Poison Resistance and have the Gloom Armor on (if you have it). If you don't got that armor then just equip the armor you have with the biggest poison resistance. Also have Soul Remains and Royal Lotus. Every time you are ganged up by the the monsters just throw Soul Remains and they'll get distracted enough for you to kill them. Divide and Conquer. Every time you get poisoned use the Royal Lotus.

JoySticksFTW2845d ago (Edited 2845d ago )

Yeah, in World 5-2 I go stealth (Thief Ring) and ranged attack all the way.

With the three that gang up on you (two large trolls and a magic user), I kill all the slugs on the mound of land right before reaching the trolls, and I fire from there.

One or two arrows, and then let him wander back to his spot after searching for me for a while. Repeat.

It sounds cheap, but this is a level that even the game's designer admitted to having second thoughts about because he thinks it's too taxing.

Tough enemies, in an environment that limits movement,and punishes you for simply standing in it means you do whatever you need to get by.

If that doesn't work, post again. I'm sure some of us will put our Blue Phantom markers in game to help out.

nix2845d ago (Edited 2845d ago )

i used thief ring, distance n arrows to kill the trolls, and the tree (as a divider) n arrows to finish the big one off. i kept going in circles. lol. and then there's a black phantom.

mike90772845d ago

you will have to dedicate alot of time to beat this game especially in the beginning you will die alot especially from that red eyed dark knight i dont even think you can pass him until all you stats are at level 20. Challenging but a very rewarding game. I strongly suggest this game to any gamer who likes a challenge especially at that great price.

DragonKnight2845d ago

Nah. You can beat him at Soul Level 1. It's all about how you do it. If you're a Royalty Class (which is one of only 2 ways you could be at SL1) spam the hell out of Soul Arrow and he'll go down without touching you. Any other class all you need is a shield and the ability to roll. Let him hit your shield with his spear until he bounces back from the recoil, hit him and bring your shield up right away. Do this repeatedly until he dies. You could also lure him to a cliff where he'll fall to his death.

JoySticksFTW2845d ago (Edited 2845d ago )

Royalty, definitely because you have Soul Arrow, MP regen ring, and two feet run the heck out of there.

But going against him melee at SL1 is pretty suicidal for a new comer. Low starting health, low stamina to hold your defense as he pounds on your shield, parry timing is still a bit too advanced for a newbie... It can be done, but that new player will have to swallow extra portions of death and frustration before he develops the patience and timing to take on a red.

DragonKnight may be right though. These skills do need to be learned, so why not at the very beginning of the game. Later players learn how to farm the three red knights before Penetrator for easy souls. :)

My advice for new comers would be gain a few levels first before taking on a red straight up. Extra vitality may really come in handy if you blow one of your blocks, your defenses get broken, or you fudge a roll.

ThanatosDMC2845d ago

No, he'd heal himself and you wont damage him enough at that level. He'll chase after you too sometimes for a long time till he kills you.

Trying to engage him with at that level with a shield will completely destroy your stamina and will open you to a one hit kill strike. Parrying him will probably hard for newcomers since spears are harder to parry.

I suggest keep on killing the blue eyed knight for souls until you have the balls to take on the red eyed knight. You'll die, btw. My bet's on the knight.

DragonKnight2845d ago

You are forgetting that the Red Eyed Knight has patterns abut 80% of the time. He will always charge first, the first hit with his spear you can get to bounce off your shield with plenty of stamina left over even at SL1 to get in a hit. Then it's all about keeping the shield up and reading him. When he tries to shield bash, jump back and get that shield up. Eventually he will try to attack with his spear and it will bounce off your shield leaving him open. When he's going to heal himself, he always backs away to do it and it's easy to hit him then too.

Also, if you can get to an open area, say by the Mausoleum door, you can lock on to him with your shield up and circle around him. Half the time his attack will completely miss you, giving you a chance to back stab him.

Maybe that's just for me though, considering I do it all the time when I recreate characters.

Also, you can't really be a level 1 melee character at the beginning. The only way to become one is to be a BP and purposely de-level yourself.

DarkBlood2845d ago

i bought the game on boxing day, never started it yet with other gmaes im playing

DarkBlood2845d ago

the hell with the disagrees? i know i spelled wrong if thats your reason then thats pretty stupid or is it i never started it yet :P

anyways who cares

Focker4202845d ago

They are disagreeing because you still haven't played it

DarkBlood2845d ago

damn that bad huh well i'll start it soon once i complete brotherhood campaign

Nitrowolf22845d ago

It just sux that the server are closing, such an awesome game

Orionsangel2845d ago

Why are they closing the servers? What's the purpose of that?

jaixvx2845d ago

Not True.....well not for awhile anyways.

Focker4202845d ago

Its confirmed they aren't closing for at least another year.


Servers cost money to keep up and running.

Orionsangel2845d ago

I finally got 1500 souls to buy an axe. you just gotta know when to fold'em. don't get greedy or the game makes you pay and don't underestimate any enemy even the weakest ones. It's like the game knows when you have a lot of souls and makes enemies stronger.

Orionsangel2845d ago

I don't think anyone actually disagrees with me. They just hate that I'm very opinionated and usually right. So out of spite they click on disagree.

DragonKnight2845d ago

Why would you waste 1500 souls to buy an axe when you can get a Crushing Axe +1 in 2-1? Or get any of the many other better weapons just laying around? For example, no matter what class you're playing as, guaranteed that the Crescent Falchion in 4-1 will be your best weapon for awhile unless you managed to get Demonbrandt beforehand.

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