DualShockers Demon's Souls Review

DualShockers writes,

"The kingdom of Boletaria was once a peaceful and prosperous kingdom. Its ruler, King Allant XII made it that way through the use of souls, and their exquisite power. But, as things go, he didn't think his cunning plan all the way through. His frivolous use of these souls, while bringing peace to his kingdom, also awakened the Old One – an ancient, demonic, evil. With its awakening came a fog that began to cover the land, and this fog spawned demons of every shape and size. These demons, in turn, fed on the souls of the living, turning them mad and making them prey upon others. This is the story behind From Software's voracious RPG Demon's Souls. Hit the jump for more evil insights into this dark world."

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taz80805111d ago

Evil insights are always good

iiprotocolii5111d ago

I will definitely be picking this game up. I love nothing more than a challenging title... especially if it looks this good. I'm sold.

iiprotocolii5111d ago

Hoping that this game sells well, I'm wondering it Atlus will consider a sequel. I'm pretty sure fans of the RPG genre will be checking this game out. I've been hearing nothing but good things about this one.

BROOKLYN N-M-E5111d ago

that this game was really hard, but all the positive reviews make it extremely hard to stay away!

BROOKLYN N-M-E5111d ago

crawlers, can't wait to pick tis one up!


These PS3 Games are Going to get Really Expensive

Could you get rich by investing in PS3 games? Almost definitely not. Can you make a few bucks by flipping PS3 games over the years? Yeah, sure! It wouldn’t even be that difficult. But let’s face it: Once these games are in your collection, you’re probably keeping them forever.

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CDbiggen746d ago

There's a reason I didn't buy most of these when they came out.

MadLad746d ago

After a game's multiple generations old, and can't be had new at a reasonable price, that's when I see nothing wrong with emulation.

What's the point of paying someone scalper prices when the dev/publisher isn't even benefiting from it?

mkis007746d ago

Emulation doesn't stop a games physical box from becoming collectible.

Knightofelemia746d ago

I paid $30 for SH Downpour on PS3 now it's around $70-$85 Canadian Lolipop Chainsaw I paid $15 and it has really gone up in price. I wonder if Transformers War and Fall of Cybertron will go up in price two of the best Transformers games every made.

neutralgamer1992746d ago

In 5 years time all those games will be worth at least $150 to $200 that you listed

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neutralgamer1992746d ago

Ever since Sony announced that they would shut down PS3 store these prices have skyrocketed and even though Sony backtracked now most gamers realize that it's a matter of time before the PlayStation 3 store is shut down. If you want these games get them while you can even if digital because once that story shut down the physical prices will just go crazy high we saw that already

And many of these games did not sell like crazy amounts so they are limited number of copies available for sale at any given time

MadLad746d ago

Folklore is a game I've always really wanted to play, but I got a PS3 late in the generation, and it was already really expensive to find, being it didn't exactly sell well, therefore was already kind of a collector's item.

Kept hoping I'd find a cheap copy randomly at stores and flea markets, but never happened.

franwex746d ago

I got mine for $5 at Walmart like 10 years ago. I have yet to play it.

neutralgamer1992746d ago

It was available at GameStop for a while for under $20. Don't know har happened but GameStop started to sell their used games based on ebay prices it seems

You can still find it for around $60-70 and which in my opinion is a good price for a game that will be worth double if not triple that in next 5 years

Mr Logic746d ago

Have you considered modding your PS3? Neither Sony or the dev would be getting money from that Folklore purchase. Kind of a victimless crime at that point.

MadLad746d ago (Edited 746d ago )


Honestly, I just want to actually give the experience a try. I'm not someone who would buy it at a premium just to potentially rip someone off down the road.
I mean, there are collectors out there and if paying a couple hundred dollars is worth it to them then more power to them, but I'm not one to be on either end of that exchange.

I know it's taboo, but I might dig in and see the state of PS3 emulation on PC. I have a good PC, so it might be able to power through the often times poor performance, being PS3 is known to be hard to emulate.

I've never emulated anything past the PS2/Dreamcast but, as I said in my first post, I don't see anything wrong with emulation if the game you want to play can only be had used, with no money going to the creators.

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The Souls-like Genre Is Bad Game Design

The Soulsborne games and the Souls-like genre is touted as the golden standard of gaming skill - but are they actually hard, or just badly designed?

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Snookies121443d ago (Edited 1443d ago )

No they're not. I would argue that they're almost perfectly designed. It's hard to strike a good balance of "actual" difficulty (not artificial difficulty like most games) and fairness. Dark Souls is very fair, it just takes trial and error to figure things out. Which is a wonderful thing. Brings me back to the NES days of gaming, where difficulty kept you coming back to try and get over those hurdles. Most games just bump up enemy HP and the damage they deal for difficulty settings. With Dark Souls, it's all about formulating a plan. Taking in what you see from enemies, and how they behave. And in the end, becoming a better player than when you first attempted that difficult boss/enemy you just couldn't get past before.

OG_TK_Cole1443d ago

I couldnt of said this any better myself