MyPS3: Demon's Souls Review

MyPS3 writes: "Demon's Souls is a RPG developed by From Software that fits nicely into a RPG starved out PS3 mob which is crying out for more RPGs to be released. Demon's Soul does fill some of that empty RPG space of some gamer's shelves, but its rather unforgiven nature, will appeal mostly to hardcore gamers and RPGS fans. It isn't very approachable for the casual gamer nor an entry RPG gamer."

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RememberThe3573478d ago

All this talk of how hard it is makes me think I'll just get pissed and brake my DualShock 3, and I love my DualShock 3. I think I'll rent it first to make sure I can handle it.

iHEARTboobs3477d ago

Yeah, i'm a little intimidated. If I get it i'll most likely be getting the deluxe edition that comes with the strategy guide. I'll most likely get it.

Power_Of_Flops_3477d ago (Edited 3477d ago )

No, it's hard, but not that hard either. You've got messages from other players on the ground to help you, you can summon other players in you world to help you and if it's not enough (IT IS enough), you've got information on the net.

It's just most games are really easy today, so this one being more difficult, everybody points that.

It's never frustrating in my opinion, since you can always go and try another less difficult world (you go where you want after all).

On topic, 8/10 is a bit low in my opinion, it's more a 9/10 in my book, the game is stellar in graphics and ambience.

njmzhang3477d ago

Yeah, it's hard, until you learn how to play

TenSteps3477d ago

It's only hard at first but once you get used to it it's not that hard sure the enemies and the bosses can be challenging but you'll soon get the hang of it.

Pandemic3477d ago

It's funny because this isn't the Official MyPS3 review. This is just a user-submitted review. Haha.

SaiyanFury3477d ago

Demon's Souls is hard. That's the point. The game wants you to play it as it wants to be played. I imported it, and the levels aren't so hard as long as you know how to approach them as well as the bosses. The game rewards good play and punishes bad play. It's the epitome of a hardcore game and doesn't apologise for it. Don't get this game if you're expecting something to take your hand and lead you through. Demon's Souls is a classic example of the King's Field series. You prepare for the levels or you pay with death. Enough said.

Mr_Bun3477d ago

I imported this game a while ago and I have yet to see anyone claim that it is so hard that they stopped playing it....challenging would be a better term to define the gameplay.

As it has been stated above, it does get easier as you play and this has to be one of my favorite PS3 titles to date.

ArsArcanum3477d ago

i imported this game a while ago, and i must mention the feeling of satisfaction after beating a boss, is similar to feeling of getting a platinum trophy

Yes it is difficult, but it is also extremely rewarding every time u beat a level. Games these days just don't give the same feeling anymore.

nycredude3477d ago

To all those on the fence about this game. Three words!

Get off it! This game is no less than a 9 in my book. It is one of if not the best game this gen so far and the immersion is complete.

Do not let the perceived difficulty scare you away. It IS hard, don't get me wrong, but it is always fair. If you die then it is because you made a mistake, wasn't careful enough, or got impatient and tried to hack and slash.

Read the Eurogamer review of this game as I've read all the review prior to purchasing and this one is the most well written and accurate review out there.

Ilikegames763477d ago

Diablo 2. If you've played Diablo 2, this game is no big deal. You die a lot in Diablo 2.

ThanatosDMC3477d ago (Edited 3477d ago )

Dont bother with the strategy guide. Help is all over the place when you play online with deaths and pitfalls right next to them...

I hope i can kill y'all with my Chinese version of Demon's Souls when the game comes out to NA. I will slaughter you!

I will spam Acid Cloud on newbs. It breaks weapons and armor so you'll have to pay a lot to repair them... hehehe.

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Cel3477d ago

I have to say that I'm really enjoying the game so far. The English Wiki says it all - "Figuring it out, one death at a time".

It can get very frustrating at times - for example if you "die" and cannot make your way back to collect your souls - but once you manage to make it to the level boss and defeat it it's very satisfying. The atmosphere is excellent in my opinion and the game manages to keep me on my toes at all times.

I'm 16 hours into the game now and so far managed to banish 3 bosses (taking my time as rushing through the game will most likely result in ending up dead on the floor) ... so I'm likely to need another 60 hours to beat the game.

CaptainKratos3477d ago

RULE THIS GAME!!!! 5 years when i finally make it past the first level!!!lol. but seriously i can't wait.

VsAssassin3477d ago

Death in this game is the integral part of the experience. I know it's scary because of the reviews stating that it's hard. Well I can say that you will and should die in this game. Why? Because you will learn ho to deal with enemies this way. Not to mention rack up experience points when dying (during co-op) and offline, provided that you get to your body without dying again.

Do yourselves a favor and give this game a chance. Or better yet, chances. :D

Halo3 MLG Pro3477d ago

Honestly I love hard games. Love the challenge. I'm very interested in this game.

callahan093477d ago

I don't particularly like hard games (unless it's the harder difficulties of a game I got to play through on normal or easier difficulties first, enjoyed it a lot, and then decided to try my hand at experiencing it with more challenge). I play games to relax and enjoy myself, not to get worked up and frustrated. Some challenge is essential to the experience, for sure, but when I just completely fail at something I get frustrated quickly and can't enjoy myself.

Demon's Souls is not that hard of a game. I got the platinum trophy in this game and never really felt overwhelmed or frustrated by it. I died quite a number of times, sure, but I mean... it just doesn't really feel like that hard of a game to me. It's just something that you learn as you go. The first time you go to a new area, you won't be expecting some specific event or enemy, or know how to deal with what they do, but before long, you'll have it all down and you start to develop the tactics that will aid you in your adventure.

Blocking, dodging, parrying, using the right attacks/spells/miracles at the right time... That's what it's all about. It's a game that can go from seemingly impossible to really easy within a few deaths just by truly learning what to do.

All in all, I'd say that if you like challenging games, this game is for you, and yet if you are easily frustrated with challenges, this game can still appeal to you, as it did to me, because - while dying is frequent - learning comes quickly with this one, too. In this way it is one of the most perfect "hardcore" games I've played this generation, because it gets the balancing so right. The game is only as tough as you let it be, if you let it get the best of you, you'll be crying, but if you open your mind, try different things, go slowly and learn the best course of action, it can be a elegant experience and you'll be able to appreciate it without getting annoyed at the deaths you'll suffer.

I don't know if I've done a great job articulating the way the game's difficulty and challenges translate for different types of gamers, but I tried. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the game when it comes out! It's a great one, we haven't seen a game of its kind in generations.

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