Screenshots of Demon's Soul.
Looks like a fantastic Ps3 AAA exclusive.
All the usual PS3 Fanboy suspects like Peter North, Saaking, and Bob Marley trying to beat each other to see which one will post the lamest comment first. Peter North, congratulation, you won again. This game will be like $20 at Walmart in like 2 months after release.
Thanks for you kind words. I must say your comments are not the brightest either. BTW. Sales =/= quality. And fyi this RPG already sold more than the flops on the RROD box.
i need this game now !
One of three full disc games I'm hoping to be getting for this Christmas period.
@Chub I already have it preordered just in case. I heard Atlus always allocates very few copies, so I'm making sure I wont be the one left out and alone in the cold. I skipped Batman:AA, not saying game is bad or something but it got nothing I can't wait to play so it will be a 2010 purchase for me. Uncharted 2 and R&C:ACiT are both day one but I still need to beat some games I already own, and catch up with some old but must haves, like UC1 and Dead Space.
ya i'm workin on dead space right now...i have a couple questions about demon's souls 1.is it exclusive 2.whats the premise
@hayden 1. YES 2. It's a dark Action-RPG Check out Eurogamer review of the import version http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Also note that it's supposed to be really really hard. I'm looking foward to this too. I hope it's hard because it's hard, and not cheap like Ninja Gaiden.
This game has me very intrigued.
I enjoyed the euro-gamer review, especially the part about how the game makes you fearful of dying. I've never really played a dungeon crawler, and playing a genre after a long break is always a great experience.
but gameplay sounds uncompromised and hence I'm much more excited about this game than any other action game. God of War, COD, etc... I find boring. Based on Eurogamer's review this just sounds absolutely compelling. Too bad about the visuals. The designs are creative and they've done well to craft an immersive atmosphere but perhaps we have to wait for the sequel for true PS3 quality graphics to match the gameplay.
@Sarcasm The only time the game is "cheap" is if you accidentally run off a ledge somewhere, which you will probably do quite often at first. I'm not even sure if that's cheap though, because you will learn to easily avoid doing it. The game is so hard because it is VERY unforgiving. Most of the monsters in the game will kill you in a couple of hits, a big chunk will kill you in one hit if you aren't a plate wearing class (lighter armor makes you run/roll faster). It requires a lot of dodging and blocking and counter attacking, but it's not really twitch based. You just need to learn how the enemies act so you know when and how to dodge/block/counter their attacks. I've almost beat the first playthrough (have played it off and on for several months now), but haven't done the new game+ stuff, where I hear it is even harder, but of course you will have much better equipment/spells. I find it satisfyingly difficult, but not quit playing in frustration (DMC3 hardest mode, for example) difficult. Great game for the gameplay. Just don't expect much from the storyline, even though it is an RPG.
Hell yeah, got the collectors edition paid in full, just waiting on 10/17 to get here. This game is gorgeous, the whole your dead and have to kill to collect souls to get back to life is awesome. The online integration is very cool, and if you die, you loose everything you gained until you make it back to that point. This game is going to be crazy.
This why it's appealing to me. It's known to have a high difficulty challenge to it and as an ol' school gamer that turns me on. Too many game being side lined cause their challenging to newage gamers; always labeling any game with challenge as "BROKEN!"
I'll tell y'all right now that it's not a game for everyone. It's an uphill battle. It's not a hill but what you'll be trying to climb on would be some sort of slippery acid and it'll frustrate you till you get it right. Expect to die in your first 10-15 hours A LOT if you dont walk with your shield up and if you dont manage your stamina properly and if you're not using your weapons properly... heck anything properly. If you die in your body, you "revive" in soul form with 50% of your max health -- or 70% with Cling Ring on -- and all enemies will get stronger due to World Tendency going to Black. @ Sarcasm You might think it's hard because everything will be going against you and you're not as nimble as you would want. Fire fat bastard are a b!tch especially if you get hit on the back. Their Black Phantom counterparts are impossible to fight 2 on 1 on hit is fatal.
It's an "action rpg" okay, but is it safe to say it's like Champions of Norrath? Except n third person and with some huge boss enemies? I've been interested in this game for a while but really wish I could play it before risking $60 on a game I might not end up liking.
Yeah, if they ever come out with a demo, i suggest people that are interested in getting the game to try it out first. It'll be a frustrating and it can turn off a lot of people that hates to die and start all over again from the beginning.
Can't wait. Yet another AAA PS3 TRUE exclusive.
Definitely AAA. Even the fanbots at eurogamer.net acknowledged game is awesome. Hard game but awesome. Already preordered.
Plot twist: I am actually the antagonist.
I really want to get this game,but there are many better games to pick up instead. I hate it when developers release the games to one region only.
You could easily import it in English from China for the same amount you would buy it in a store. I paid $65 each for two copies. That includes the shipping. Still, if you don't mind waiting, it's coming out everywhere else later this year. (I think? If not this year then soon.) It's definitely worth the money/time you spend on it. I've already put 50+ hours in the game, and I still haven't finished it yet.
Maybe later, now I'm waiting for the one and only Uncharted2,borderlands and OFP: Dragon Rising.
@3.1 While I'm sure there is a reason and I just don't know it, it really makes me wonder why in the world it has taken so long to get released in the US. Other than the game box and instruction manual, the Korean and Chinese versions of the game are 100% in English: voice acting, menus, subtitles, item names, everything. Taking a long time to localize it when all they need to change are the manual and cover. Again though, I'm sure there is a good reason and I just don't know it. Is it because Ubisoft is publishing it in the US and Sony published it in Japan/China/Korea?
Atlus is publishing it, not Ubi.
ugh, I knew that. Why did I say Ubi? Thanks for the correction.
Will this game be coming to Europe?
looks amazing, look at this one
Is there a game like THIS on Xbox 360? hehehe...
Exclusive one? Not that i can think of, Theres always a multi tho, Oblivion. Fable2 is also a third person rpg, but its setting is different. Same with Mass effect, also third person rpg, but different setting. In the line of multi's with a different setting, theres also Fallout3.
Hmm, while I don't want to take anything away from Oblivion and Fallout 3 (and ME, which is the best of the bunch), Demon's Souls is nothing like them. DS is 90% about the action. The story is there, but it's not very important. There is not really much exploring apart from getting to the boss in a particular level. Also, most of the objectives in the game you just have to find and are not part of a defined quest beforehand.
Oh, so its kinda a mix between Ninja Gaiden and Oblivion? Kind of a 3d action game with very mild rpg elements?
Its about collecting souls , especialy boss demon souls that can be used to attain different powers. You want to make your character as high a soul level as possible for various reasons since there is co op , and person vs person. (a person can break into your game and pwn you) The story is pretty much freeing a lands heros and people who are all captured by demons and killing the demons for they're souls. I agree its all about the action it has some of the best action rpg game mechanics , and a uniquely soul crushing , dreary atmosphere that is creepy. Grinding in this game pays off, the gameplay is rewarding though so the bit of grinding you do doesn't get old. On a long level dying with no checkpoints is the biggest con and one of the reasons its "hardcore" Its unforgiving. If you die twice in a row you will lose all the souls you collected so its wise to spend your souls on leveling up, etc. whenever possible.
Yeah, but to make sure no one is scared off by it, dying twice and losing all your collected souls is not something that will make you wanna quit or anything. Unless you haven't been spending them for a long time, you can get them back fairly easily if you grind a level just for souls. Also, you don't lose your items or boss souls, or anything that extreme, if you die twice. If you really want to know more about the game, I would recommend this site: http://demonssouls.wikidot.... Just be wary there are tons of spoilers here, and honestly I would only recommend you view the strategies if you get stuck or on your second playthrough or don't care about having some of the content revealed to you. Even so, though, no matter how much you read about the game, it's still hard and you will need to learn it by playing it.
I hope it looks better in motion lol.
Textures, animation, lighting, shadows, are all far below the expected standards for a PS3 game. There are even a few multiplatform games that exceed the technical performance of this game. Having said that, the enemy designs are creative, and the game successfully creates an immersive atmosphere despite the technical short-comings. Most importantly, it appears to be a game with an uncompromised vision ... a breath of fresh air in an era where games designed based on consumer surveys resulting in a market filled with dull, uninspired, and utterly forgettable games. Breath-taking visuals are useless if the game itself is conceptually deficient.
It's great the way multiplayer was included in this game. You can choose to play it solo by not logging into PSN or you can log in and enjoy it's multiplayer aspects. It's nice to be able to call two players into your game for help (players chosen at random) or you can break into a game as a Blck Phantom to make things a little more difficult for another player. Nice game.
Anyone know if this is coming to the UK?
there's no one to publish it here yet
Meh, I'll get it when it is in the bargain bin a few months later like Vakyria Chronicles. My $60 is reserved for AAA blockbusters like Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Forza 3.
Valkyria Chronicles is still $40...
Xbox Tales of Vesperia = $15 <<< Enough said Why is XDF trolling this article? You made like 5 comments about a game you are supposedly not interested in. Go away, nobody cares about what games you play/want to play.
Such an underrated game. This is going to be a sure RPG hit!
It will be just like Valkyria Chronicles...a cult hit..but no way a big hit. It will sell around the same as Magna Carta 2 and Risen on X360.
lol, this game as already sold more in JPN than those two games will sell combined XD NA & EU sales are just topping lol
Depends how you define hit. A hit to me is just a great game. Demon's Souls is a great game. I'd rather a great game than a high-selling game.
I find it incredibly odd that this game is getting the hype it's getting. Firstly, Atlus typically publishes niche titles and games that it's already established fan base would enjoy. I honestly believe that if this game wasn't a PS3 exclusive, it would not be nearly as popular as it is. I'm not complaining, as I'd love to see this site actually start embracing the kind of video games I really love, but I still find it a bit odd. I really hope those that jumped on the hype train don't turn and run when they find out just how hard this game REALLY is, so that this site might begin to realize how their "AAA" titles are really just shallow marketing campaigns and that games that will actually immerse you do, in fact, exist.
This is probably my favorite PS3 game to date. Amazing game.
Dude, there was virtually NO hype when this game was initially coming out. Even Atlus didnt' think it was going to be as hot as it turned out to be cause one, they only wanted to launch it in JPN and two, they didn't even expect the success it got when it did launch. The thing evaporated on initial shipments and the hype for this game came from gamers word of mouth not PR groups. With it's surprising popularity and now a demand for it outside of JPN, Atlus is now testing out it's reception in NA. I think they're still kind shocked at how well it's been accepted and are still treading carefully. This is the very first RPG I'll be buying in my life and it's all cause of what gamers in JPN and few in the west have said about this game. After watching various gameplay vids I knew this game was likely for me. Sure it's animations and graphics look lower than what we've come to expect from PS3 exclusives but it's more than sufficient and I guess to all those that love to claim "gameplay>>>> graphics" well, this is where you put your money where your mouth is cause most people who say this are usually full of crap and are the ones drawn to mainly graphics.
You mean scores of 29/40 from Fatmitsu is AAA now...LMFAO..you guys must have low standards.
Like most xbox owners.
29/40 because one of the reviewers said it was 'too hard'.
They also gave Haze and Last Remnant high scores. Famitsu has no credibility to me.
OOh ooh! You are so right man. I forgot the most important element of RPGs is their sales figures. People care too much about graphics and gameplay and story these days...pshhh...I gain my satisfaction from how much a game sells! The OP of this reply simply said it would be an RPG hit, he never said it would break sales records.
Been anticipating this game for a while now, and was going to import it till they announced the NA release. Cool thing i was not aware of until i read Oct issue of PTOM, was that the game is online in a sense the whole time. Where other players are ghosts on your game wandering around doing what you are and leaving messages for others throughout... warning of traps and other things. You also have the option of summoning other players to play cooperatively or 'break into' their world to hunt them down.
Excellent game! I hope it does well so maybe we'll get some DLC and see more Demon's Souls or King's Field in the future.
Too bad....the us version is on a separate server, we asian players can't invade you guys
On my fourth new game plus with about a 120 hrs into this and have enjoyed the experience very much. It has a variety of things people need to take the time to invest in to get its value. What the game lacks in plot, it makes up in gameplay. There's PvP and co-op. If you have trouble progressing, you can summon others to help you with that bump in the road. Tendancy shifts towards light and dark affect what parts of the world you can access, the NPCs and enemies you encounter, and even some of your own statistics. You level up specific stats instead of in general via souls to customize your character to your play style (oh luck how I love thee). You can leave messages to help other players in their quests as well. It's the little touches that make the game enjoyable.
I have the Asian(English) version of this game and I can say its awesome. Its not one of those games where you keep dying and get so frustrated that you put the controller down in digust, it makes you WANT to finish the game. You actually have to think about what you do and how you do it. That's why some reviewers probably gave it less than deserving score-while others gave it a AAA score.
preordered (sp?) at EB Games. I really hope it comes with all the pre-order bonus goodies!
i can't wait for this game but money is getting thight with the money i have now i'm using it to buy inFAMOUS , Uncharted Drake's Fortune , Assassin's Creed , Silent Hill Homecoming if i can't find Homecoming again ( for a game with ok reviews and poor sales it's extremely hard to find on PS3 ) than WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 if i can't find that than Saints Row 2 and lastly a $50 PSN card but Demon's Souls will be awesome . and if you're not down with that i've got 2 words for ya , SUCK IT !!! ( can you guys give bubbles someone took mine probably a bot )
But not a real RPG in any way sadly, it is all about the bosses and action as it seems
I'm exciting for it... cant wait.
of the best and hardest games this generation.With valkyria best ps3 rpg.Some people ll find it too hard but its worth every second.
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