NowGamer: From Software's action RPG Demon's Souls has been announced for Europe - here's why you should be excited...
Since it's pretty Western. I experienced Demon's Souls through pure luck. I only bought it because it was my birthday and I didn't want anything else. What sold me was not the game but the Deluxe Edition. I was so close to selling it until I just decided to play it. I was thrown off guard and completely surprised at how great it was. Uncharted 2 was my GOTY up until I realized that Demon's Souls was simply better. I'll do you one better and say it's the best PS3 exclusive I have played thus far, simply because the gameplay is addictive and through-the-roof detailed. I have yet to play a PS3 exclusive that has this level of gameplay depth. Multiplayer in Demon's Souls is like none other. People will put a lot of hype on games like UC2 or Killzone 2 simply because it shows off the graphics but this game is a shining example of a game that had to truly earn its status. Gameplay will always trump graphics, and Demon's Souls spits on this generation's foolish fixation on just graphics.
IMO, hell yes. Demon's Souls is by far my favorite RPG of any kind. LOve this game to death :)
Deamon Souls is a great RPG, but i dont know about it being the best ps3 exclusive. Uncharted 2 had stellar gameplay, story, online, etc. I dont think its even close. The "hyped" Ps3 games have delivered : Kz2, MGS4, U2, GOW3, etc. and there are always pleasant surprises to be found and Demon Souls is one of those.
They ask this question as best of all time, not just best of this generation, in which case, I would say "hell, no." It's definitely not the best RPG (JRPG or WRPG) of all time. However, of this generation, the only one I would put ahead of it is Valkyria Chronicles (hey, if you count action RPGs like DS, you have to count SRPGs like VC). That being said, I'm playing Resonance of Fate right now, and for a more "traditional" RPG style, I would say I enjoy it more than DS, simply because DS got very repetitive after the first playthrough, and one playthrough is fairly short if not overcome by the difficulty (which I never found it as ridiculously hard as some people seem to). RoF battle system is amazing, and if it had a good story, it would be one of my favorites. However, for me, first and foremost, the main aspect of an RPG is story, which is why DS could never be the best RPG of all time, because it has almost no story at all, but still great as an action RPG. Wouldn't consider it the best action RPG ever either, though, as that would go to Secret of Mana and SD3 (Secret of Mana 2 if it had ever come out in NA), and Terranigma. Favorite RPG overall is Xenogears, large reason is the storyline. Anyway, I'm sure with it's success, there will be a Demon's Souls 2, and I hope they are able to make it as good as the first, while still adding plenty of new things to keep it fresh. A few things I would like to see are a better story, a larger variety of viable weapons, get rid of the stupidly overpowered magic spells and offer a wider variety that are strong against certain types to create more strategy, better graphics (not majorly important, but the first game wasn't real pretty to look at, some of the most jaggies I've seen in a ps3 game...not an ugly game, and enjoyed the bleak atmosphere, but doesn't mean they can't make it look better in a sequel), less grinding (it wasn't as bad as some people make it out, but it almost felt required, and it wasn't hard after doing the same stuff 500x), and finally, make the trash mobs as fresh and original each level as the bosses are. That's just the stuff I hope they improve on, but of course I hope they keep the huge number of things that made the game so good.
Demon's Souls is the undisputed king of the multiplayer action-RPG genre ^^ How many multiplayer action RPGs are there though? Doesn't seem like there are very many q.q If only the game supported in-game voice chat. But the kinds of limited multiplayer communications in Demon's Souls are fun to explore also.
But that's the problem with hype: It's easy to fall for it and then your expectations get ruined. UC2 was hyped as perfect and I had predicted 9.5-10 scores but the more I hyped it the more irritated I became of its small issues. For example: -boss battles always resorted to running around in a circle and circle strafing -Puzzles were ridiculously easy for my liking -Online, right now, is ruined. They basically sold out fans for the COD group -Stealth AI sucked, way too easy Those are my biggest issues: they don't make the game horrible, but in comparison I knew nothing of Demon's Souls, expected nothing, and was blown away by its greatness. Again, it comes to gameplay and Demon's Souls had it better. I honestly cannot find fault with it.
One would think you had never played Uncharted 2! There are practically no boss battles and of the maybe two boss battles, one of them can only be won by fighting! Not sure what game you were playing. Uncharted doesn't even technically have a strafe mechanic!
I made the stupid mistake of ordering Demon's Souls from a private retailer on Amazon instead of through Amazon directly. All to save a few bucks. I ordered the game on Sunday, and now it's Friday and I still haven't received a tracking number or any confirmation that the prick is shipping it to me.
diablo 2 was crying to it's mommy when DS kicked its a$$
Definitely not! Well I bought Lost Odyssey a few days ago, have been playing for 10 hours and I must say must be one of the best rpgs I've played for this generation and perhaps in a long time. The musical score is awesome (Nobuo Uematsu is amazing), story is very good and engaging, combat is pure awesome (love turn-based RPGs) and graphics are very good. Personally this out shines any of rpgs current games of ps3 so far.
Well, this won the GOTY along with Uncharted 2. I hope Demons Souls 2.
I hope for Demon's Souls 2...and 3.
Demons souls 2 with optional move control would be insane.
That was my only hope for the Move controller! But I wanted dual-wielding Moves, with the analog sticks physically on the Move device!
well i can honestly say is 1 of my favorite RPGs this generation but Valkyria Chronicles is very very good too but then again im not a RPG fanatic , i even loved White Knight Chronicles ( cant wait for WKC 2 )
Vagrant Story, Odin Sphere, and Valkyrie Profile is a JRPG. Any other outlook is just semantics. ... and with that said. What's the difference between a WRPG and a JRPG? *serious ?*
i think cos there is only really japan and usa makeing RPG they say wrpg for usa and j for japan.if uk makes a rpg i call it a ukrpg =]
A UKRPG would still be a WRPG as all Western European countries are considered as the West. It is more based on a set of alliances that occurred after the second world war. NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
DS deserve that 9.8/10. DS2 will be better I can't wait. Playb3yond
I only hope Demon Souls 2 use GOW3 engne and it will be more amazing
Demon's Souls has it's own great engine. GOW3 you can't even move the camera...such a disappointment. Besides I like Demon's Souls art direction and graphics better than GOW3. On that note...Demon's Souls is my personal favorite game of any genre of ALL TIME! They don't need to change a thing for the sequel...just give us more worlds to explore. The ONLY thing i might like to see is varying weather patterns dependent upon world tendency.
You can't play GOW games any other way! And the perspective has little to do with the engine as the Unreal engine has been used to make almost every genre of game. That's like saying you can't have another game run on the engine because you would have to use GOW characters! It's possible that the fixed camera angles are written into the engine, but if they ever planned on ever making another game with that engine, they would be writing/painting themselves into a corner!
Gears of War uses Unreal engine. GOD of War uses it's own unique engine...with fixed camera angles. Please don't ruin Demon's Souls by going to Unreal engine OR God of War engine :( Demon's Souls engine with even more enhanced graphics...CHANGING WEATHER!...and MORE WORLDS...FTW :)
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