One of the most underrated games on the PS3 gets an incredible deal. Demon’s Souls brand new for only $25.49 with free shipping.
Yeah...it's far from "overrated" The term they were looking for is "under-exposed", or "hidden gem" or "surprise hit"...NOT overrated lol.
If anyone hasn't picked up this under-exposed game yet, they should NOW. It's a hidden gem and sure to be your surprise hit of this generation.
Underrated? Many people think it's one of the best game this gen.
It won the GOTY in Gamespot. Demon's Souls is far away from Underrated.
this game REEEAAAAALLLLLLY needs difficulty seetings playing on a second time with a 91 thief is beyond a joke(i got PWNED by low level enemies constantly) even with all rings and good weapons etc
The whole purpose of the New Game+ was to increase in difficulty. If people were able to adjust settings on difficulty, then what would be the point in PVP if everyone played on easy to hit max.
Maybe you could try improving your skills or something along those lines? You have thousands of ridiculously easy games out there. Play those. Let me have my handful of challenging games.
true but the difficulty felt way over the top in the second playthrough
@ AKS whats with all the negativity? sarcastic comments to massage your videogame superiority complex seriously WTF
In the game, you might want to farm a bit for better gear and for souls to level up with. Sure you can beat the bosses on the first play through at a lowish level, but if you spend a little time farming some things, you'll be able to blow through things later on. Hell, on the first play through you can get pure white and pure black world tendency to get some of the rare items.
@ outwar6010 Zero sarcasm intended. I'm dead serious. Demon's Souls is my favorite game this generation, and the challenge is a huge part of that incredible experience. You want to screw around with a key component of my favorite game of this generation, and I object to that, especially given 95% of the games out now are ridiculously easy. The difficulty forces the gamer to use strategy, skill, and caution. That is something special and unique about this game. I never claimed I was superior to anyone. You prove whether you're good or not in the game.
depending on good weapons and rings. your success in PvE depends 99% on you and 1% on rings and weapons. demon's souls is not WOW, there is no ultra weapon/spells/armor, there is just you and your mistakes. rings and weapons only have value in PvP, but even there only if you know how to use them. i seriously think game is way too easy. i'd love if NG++ would scale harder more than 8%. after NG+, there simply is no more challenge, unless you start playing in soul form with pure black character tendency and world in pure black. but that goes for PvE only, since you can't be invaded in soul form.
read this bro, i am a hardcore rpg fan, and to be honest, this game is a new definition to rpg, yea it has its little problems but its almost perfect. i never gie a 10/10 (i dont believe in perfect) but i give this game a 9.75/10 with its mistakes. its too damn good.
ever since i tried ds... it is the ONLY game this gen. both my ps3 simply became Demon's souls exclusives
MUST BUY!!! One of the best games what i played in years!!! So hard,but in another way SO REWARDING!!! When you kill a Boss you have a feeling that you are king of the world!!! Incerdible game,and i hope to see Demon's Souls 2 on TGS!!!
Now that is the way games are suppose to make us feel when we defeat a level or boss! Unfortunately, most games just can't quite get it right or are just too damn easy these days. Demon's Souls is by far my favorite game of 09, possibly even this gen.
Yah, I love the game. Such a hard game where any mobs can kill you. Hell, some areas if you try for a pure black world tendency its basically rape if you're not extremely cautious. The difficulty of it makes it so rewarding compared to other games that basically let you win.
lol this game is now far from underrated
people do know that this game is not underrated, it has an 89 on metacritic, thats better than many popular games. Its just a very good game that was a surprise hit for many.
...it's ****ing hard!
It just requires players to not be fools. Slow and steady and you'll be ok. Trial and error on the bosses. ;)
i love it!!.
I don't understand why people think it is so hard. Just take a minute to plan your attacks. Observe your surroundings. I am not saying it is a walk in the park, but it really isn't as bad as people make it out to be.
Overall the game isn't really that hard, but a couple of spots really had me. The Flamelurker boss fight kicked my ass over and over again :( It wasn't until I came back with a Purple Flame Shield +4 and a bunch of spices that I was able to finally beat him.
Its hard for some people cause they're use to the games where you can just jump around and kill things and not have to worry about dieing. Demon's Souls, most mobs can kill you if you don't pay attention. That and you can't pause the game to go and look through you inventory or look things up.
Demon's souls tells you everything either by description, user messages or boss introduction videos. Most classic example are Flamelurker and Old hero. Both time video shows everything you need to know, but people simply keep dying. Flamelurker is burning, so if you simply use any shield with fire resistance 70% (or purple with 90%), Ring of fire resistance and Water veil he does so little damage he can't kill you (even in NG+). Being fire based he is weak to magic weapon or soul arrows. Old hero is clearly blind, but most people simply rush and fight him head on with heavy armor and heavy weapons. And as soon as he gets direction of your position, he starts blind slamming around him self, which is hard to dodge and impossible with overequipped char. Shoot or hit once, wait until he screams, hit him again... just like fighting a blind guy. Or go head on and be carefull you are not overequipped. All bosses (except False king, Maneater and Old monk where you are invaded), are a free ride if you only watch him for few seconds and think
It's actually over rated, most of the boss fights are piss easy when you know their weak spots or where to stand. And some of the levels are just poorly designed and not fun.
Every game is easier when you know the mechanics after playing through. It gets easier also after leveling up your character some. The game is pretty unforgiving to new players who are low level, none of which "know their weak spots or where to stand". ;) -CadDad
Another multiple account.
Trolling should be a crime. Stealthy or otherwise.
Getting to the bosses are sometimes the hardest part. Flamelurker. If you know about collision detection you can cause this boss to run at you from behind an object while you blast at it. With thief ring you can even roll out of his way and he'll lose sight. The one with the soul drain in world one can be killed without getting aggro. If you have world 1 ring and a single spell. The Gargoyle one can be killed before entering the boss fight. Getting past the black phantom octo-face-men was extremely hard for me. There are a few of the easy ways that the bosses AI an be exploited. Keep in mind even with these it can be a pain to reach the bosses. I did all mine offline. I think the tricks I mentioned where more less cheating but this game is about using your brains. Game is great except the copy protection that caused me to lose the character when my PS3 broke down and was replaced.
Yah, it is easy once you know what to do. But most games where you look up the strategies for boss fights or such become a hell of a lot easier. But if you want a challenge and you know how to exploit certain mechanics of a fight or level, then just play a different way. Also, I do agree about the copy protection. Upgraded my hard drive and could not for the life of me get it to transfer over. Though I'm enjoying playing my 2nd character.
and play with others online before it's too late. They're taking online servers down later in 2011.
cause they will announce Deamon`s Souls 2 @ TGS and i think it will be playable
what happens if I wait until the servers are taken down to play?
you will still be able to play normally but great features like black and blue phantoms, blood stains and one very unique and awesome boss battle will be missed(the boss is controlled by another player).
As you play through the game, as despair mentioned, you have the blue phantoms (you can get invited to another players world to help them beat a boss or a level in order to get your body back) and black phantoms (invade another players world and kill them to get your body back). You can also challenge people to duels through red stones. And if people die, you can see their blood stain to see exactly how they died (you see their character moving around and such before the moment of their death), and leave hints on the ground for other people to see. Its an interesting take on multiplayer.
i love xbox fans like Nicky7 he's so funny these days
GET THIS GAME IF YOU DON'T OWN IT
Demon's Souls is anything buy underrated. GameSpot gave it Game of the Year.
underrated is not the same as low sales... and so, DS sold good Is a gem
Can't say I have the money to afford this game. Hopefully it's still in production by the time I'm able to buy it.
I don't remember playing anything similar to Demons Souls. It is a very rewarding game. A must buy at this price for any gamer looking for a challenge and getting their a$$ kicked over and over again. Make sure you dont break your controller.
Just beat this game and it took me 3-4 weeks. This game is for everyone and the difficulty is not really high but it takes patience. You can;t run around and kill every enemies you encounter, so it is not similar to the games we have today. ALOT OF STRATEGY INVOLVE AND PATIENCE. It sucks that games like crackdown and fable gets more attention than Demon Soul. This game is truly one of the best game of this generation once you pass the threshold. Breath of fresh air...
Definitely NOT UNDERRATED more like Diamond in the Ruff.
I said it before and I will say it again its a classic rpg.
Not underrated but title get's less credit than it should have, Under-exposed is good. If were released in a better time frame like Heavy Rain, it would have gotten more exposure and people would be calling it overrated by now (even though that wouldn't be true).
a couple days a ago, well worth it!
Servers for the game are going offline in March of 2011. You can still play it offline. I always did. The online element is something other people enjoy so it's worth mentioning. The online element is not important to the game anyway I suppose.
been looking forward to [playing this game why are the servers going offline?
some morons just can't read. Atlus gave promise to keep servers alive until then even if no players play it. After that is probably case where they look network traffic, new sales and costs to decide whether they keep support. No company would piss off too many users. If people are still buying ds, servers will be up. If a lot of players is playing it, servers will be up (I'm 100% in that, as it would not be sensible business move to piss off a lot of people and costs of keeping one server is way too low it is probably covered with few sold copies) I'm kinda fed up with this word spin popping constantly in the threads. So if this is considered as personal attack... it kinda is. Beside the point Atlus only keeps NA servers, not european or asian.
i just purchased the game from gamestop today, and saw the claims of the servers going down in this comment section, i'm just looking for clarification. i just commented because I've been waiting to buy this game, and the gamestop deal seemed too good to pass up
Game of the generation.
awesome game! finished my second playthrough last night and jumped right back in for more!
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