Demon's Souls Review
- Posted September 28th, 2009 at 12:34 EDT by Adam Dolge
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Demon's Souls is everything we've been looking for on the PS3 -- a stellar action RPG boasting a killer online component. The game's uncompromising difficulty may not be everyone's cup of tea, however.
- The intriguing and original online component
- What feels like the PS3's first major RPG
- The eerie atmosphere and physical gameplay mechanics
- The at times frustrating difficulty and arduous trial and error
(continued from previous page) ...bit of time learning the layout of each level and how each demon attacks. Boss fights are surprisingly manageable compared to the difficulty of the rest of the level. And with each level you complete, you feel an incredible sense of accomplishment – at least as far as beating a videogame can feel like an accomplishment. Demon’s Souls is a terrific game, and a welcome addition to the PS3 line-up. Be warned, though. If you object to the occasional whiff of repetition and object to copious amounts of trial and error, Demon’s Souls is not for you. If, however, you are looking for a challenge and a game with extensive replay value, we suggest you get this game on day one. Be prepared for an exciting, brutal, and cruel action RPG experience unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed before hand.
- 7:56am EDT - September 28th, 2009
I'm so excited to get my hands on this game. I didn't buy it from Asia, as it was stated that you could not play on EU servers with that version, once it came out here.
- 7:56am EDT - September 28th, 2009
looks like an awesome challenge. must give it a crack.
- 7:59am EDT - September 28th, 2009
bring on uncharted lol
- 8:01am EDT - September 28th, 2009
@3 say what? lol
they need to announce a eu release date for this :(
- 8:07am EDT - September 28th, 2009
One of two games I've ever imported, brilliant.
- 8:12am EDT - September 28th, 2009
From ive seen of this game its really a darker and a more detailed monster hunter game with a lot of chalenges.
this game seems friendly for the hardcore gamer but for more a regular one like me doesnt seem a good decision to buy it at least for now.I prefer having a less difficult videogame this time of the year like uncharted 2 or modern warfare 2.
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 8:42am EDT - September 28th, 2009
This game appears to be awesome. As many times as they say it's difficult, it worries me that I'd break a controller (expensive). LOL.
- 8:46am EDT - September 28th, 2009
better than the idiot who gave the game a 6 for the difficulty
personally I'd give a 9.8 (Chinese version)
- 9:09am EDT - September 28th, 2009
I've found two spelling mistakes...
Regardless, fantastic reveiw: I was wary about this game for a while, not being particularly into RPGs myself, but I've been following this game for quite some time now, and it's this review that's finally persaded to make the jump. I may still need a little nudge to tear me away from the other geat titles out there, but this will most likely be making a very welcome addition to my colletion very soon. Thanks Adam!
- 10:24am EDT - September 28th, 2009
Already have it pre-ordered, and am eagerly awaiting Oct 6th. I'll be trying to balance this, Uncharted 2, and Brutal Legend all releasing around the same time. Epic. So epic.
- 10:41am EDT - September 28th, 2009
The difficulty sounds annoying, might not buy it, maybe rent it.
- 11:08am EDT - September 28th, 2009
Well deserved review.
As long as you understand that stamina is the most important stat in the game, it shouldn't take you long at all to figure out how the mechanics.
Also for those that dislike difficulty, do not worry as you can just co-op with other players which makes things extremely easy (which is why I recommend those looking for a challenge to avoid summoning other players to help you during your first playthrough).
- 12:57pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
Does anyone know if the US version will work ok over here in the UK?
- 1:13pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
Looks awesome, might have to give this a crack.
- 1:57pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
@ 13, refer to comment #1. You may want to take the chance that it will continue to work after an EU release. Why can't games come out at the same time in NA and the EU. I am lucky this time as I live in NA, but this sucks for EU PS3 fans.
- 2:12pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
@13: Yes it will work fine in UK. Buying the US version will mine that you'll only be able to play in the US servers.
I have the asian version (and live in UK) so I won't be able to play in the US servers.
- 2:15pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
I would like a demo of this with one boss battle at the end of the demo. I'm not sure that a VERY hard game will be of my liking, so I would really prefer to try it first before buying it...
- 3:13pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
I finished the game. I had the asian version. It's a bit hard only at the beginning, after you gain some levels, it's easier. It's a great game.
THIS GAME PUNISHES YOU FOR EVERY WRONG MOVE. IT CAN BE CALLED A MEDIEVAL SIMULATOR.
BUY IT !!!!
- 3:31pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
that's it I'm sold.
- 3:59pm EDT - September 28th, 2009
LOL the decieving message, jump into the gray fog. I would've been pissed if I was playin for the first time without this review and happend to walk into that situation and I actually did it and died.
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