Best RPG Game on PS3
Let me point out first I'm not a hard core gamer, I can never beat even Megaman, and Ninja Gaiden sigma is too hard for me. Demon's souls, however, is exceptional mind blowing game for me. The first time I heard about this game, about its difficulty, it absolutely would not be on my list. But I order it anyway, based mostly on reviews from people that have played it, and that was my best decicion.
In DS, the people in different realms/worlds are corrupted by demonic souls, some looking for salvation, some worship corrupted “saint”. They want 1 thing, soul of the sane one and that’s you. When you kill them you collect their souls (currency and exp) and eventually fight against the archdemon. Most of NPCs still have their sanity, but barely, each have a story to tell, that will make up the plot for this game. If you are expecting something like Mass Effect or JRPGs in terms of story or dialogue this is not it. However, the game has a very dark and immersive atmosphere. It just sucks you in and makes you believe.
You can equip one-hand weapon, a shield on the off hand, or you can dual both weapons, or weild both hand on a weapon. You can roll, sprint, stepback during combat to chain up attack or dodge. Different weapon can be deal more or less damage to a pacticular enemy.
Greatest and unique. If you loggin your PSN, you will be playing online. You can see white shadow of other players online playing their game. You can summon a blue(player) to help you, or become a blue help other to gain back you body. And yes, you have 2 forms, body with full HP, and soul with about half HP with more stealth. The interesting point is you can or can be invade other players’ game.
In conclution, Demon's Souls is one of the best games on PS3. It has a great atmosphere and addictive gameplay that makes you come back, even after you died for the tenth time in the same stage. Unfortunately it is not a game for the impatient. Just take a look at the cover art of the game. You see a lone, battered knight, who is about to give up. That's Demon's Souls for you. If you are willing to take the challenge, victory will be very satisfying.
A hardcore knife in my face...the good kind
Demon's souls is by far one of the most rewarding games I have ever played. I can't remember the last time i stood up and threw my controller into the air knelt down and thanked God for what can only be described as a miracle the way i did after beating some of the bosses which proved to be a particular knife in my face (ie flamelurker). Yet, I believe one of the greatest achievements of this game is the versatility of the gameplay. Depending on the weapons you choose, you will have a completely different experience, and not only that, the drawbacks are realistic. I wouldn't be able to count the number of times i swore because i couldn't use my two handed sword in a tunnel. And while the gameplay is superb, the soundtrack could use some amplifying, although it does do its job in making for a very lonely experience. The graphics do an excellent job and overall Demon's souls was one of my favorite games ever, even though, at times, it nearly made me want to kill myself.
First thing I must cover is the challenge as this is not your average, forgiving RPG. This game comes from chewing you up, spitting you out and demanding you to come for round two! The ambiance and music is beautiful and sets the mood for each level perfectly with eerie melodies and creepy background noises making you go "what was that?!" Just when you think its safe to stop and give your inventroy a quick check you'll find another demon on top of you ready to kill you where you stand! The online play is verry nice and even adds slightly to the enviornment seeing phantoms of other players darting every which way, or finding the blood stain of an unfortunate adventurer acting as a way point and a warning. All in all a good game for those seeking any REAL challenge out of their games.
Punishing, but rewarding!
Overall, Demon's Souls is a very hard, yet well made game. The game is especially difficult in the beginning, but with each death you learn from your mistakes. The story itself is of the kingdom of Boletaria being overrun by demon's that came after a thick fog rolled in, so you have to lull the Old One back to its slumber and save Boletaria. The story isn't very deep, but each level has its own very interesting story to tell. Once you get further in the game, you will get better armor and weapons and will most likely never want to put it down. Graphics and art style is very well done overall, but the frame rate does go down a bit during huge blasts of fire and explosions, but should be forgiven.
Pros: -Lots of replay value.
-Beautiful levels that tell their own story.
-Lots of secrets to find
Cons: -Frame rate can get a bit choppy.
-Played-out quotes and campy dialogue.
-Sometimes annoying multiplayer.
One of those exciting skill grinding games.
To start off when i first played this game i got so frustrated. I mean i looked up gameplay vids and skill walkthrough before i bought it, but it just wasn't enough. Well after i took my time and patiently learned how to play, the game became more fun and easier. I mean there are people who use magic, and arrows to strategically beat the game. Well im a blood thirsty Temple Knight. You don't need to be a ranged guy to be good at the game. The top soul earner is a soldier with two big stone blades. The intense difficult gameplay is what makes gamers come back for more hunger for souls. Graphics are amazing compared to most rpgs. Music is amazing (funniest is 4-1's boss in my opinion.) Bosses hold a great challenge where you can either kill them by yourselves, or tear threw them with other soul hungry gamers. Well mostly this games is very difficult, but very fun. I only recommend this game for gamers who have the time and skill to beat this game with the class you choose to conquer with.
Too poorly designed to call great
In a nutshell, this game is too poorly designed to call great. No save points which means losing any items or souls gathered during the course of countless minutes of time invested, enemies respawn EVERY time a player dies, which means when death occurs, you go ALL the way back to the very beginning of whatever level in progress. And most enemies will CHASE you, so a player does not have the luxury or running around them. I cannot determine if the game is even worth continuing, granted it is good, but if it means doing nothing but the same things over and over, and maybe having to quit your job to get through it, it is probably not worth playing. The game lasts, but not in a good way, whoever designed it is either sadistic or stupid. The game is hell, the more I play, the more I realize it is probably a lost cause. I hope I continue playing, but it does not look likely. I never mind a challenge, like the old King's Field games, but this is shear nonsense, there is challenging and foolish.
how to give yourself a migraine
Demon's Souls is a game that absolutely loves to punish you and the game kicks off its relentlessly unforgiving behavior as soon as you put the disc in the tray. But don't get me wrong despite its difficulty Demon's Souls does deliver, its story is interesting, the combat and gameplay are fluent and very responsive unless your like me and hit the heal button by accident every five minutes, and with a game like Demon's Souls wasting health is probably not the best way to progress. In my opinion Demon's Souls is a game that we can learn to appreciate, a game that drops you in an area with little no guidance, and half of your health expecting you to prove that you don't need a health bar is clearly a game that does not mess around considering the fact that most enemies take off half your health in a single hit, but I degrass. All in all if your looking for a game that asks you to bash your face into a brick wall till either you or the wall are still standing then Demon's Souls is perfect for you.
This is a great game with one big flaw, it's too difficult. I know everyone has already been saying that, but it's true. It's not just the fact that it's difficult, it's the way they make it difficult. You can easily be killed in one hit by a boss. I played it for 5 hours last night and got absolutely nowhere because this dragon kept breathing fire on me and killing me instantly. There were no clues or tips how to slay the dragon, or even slip past it. SO I ended up playing the first level over and over and over and over and over. All the enemies you've killed respawn!! Sure it gives you the chance to earn more souls, but it makes it take forever to get back and claim your body....all so you can be killed again in one hit by an invincible dragon. I'm getting very sick of this great game very quickly because I die so often and have to play the same darn thing over again. This could have been the game of the year, but it'll be mediocre instead of great because of the extreme frustration involved.
One of the best RPGs on the PS3
Demon's Souls is an action role playing game that is made for people who have a lot of patience and skill. The combat in Demon's Souls has a little bit of a learning curve, but once you get used to it it feels great. One aspect in Demon's Souls that was advertised a lot is that it is unforgiving. This is true, you will die and you will die a lot. The game rewards patience so when you battle a boss you could die, but if you do not give up you will receive items and souls that will help you immensely. When fight on the game you should not repeatedly attack the enemy because if you just button-mash you will lose your stanima quickly and not be able to block and in the long run, die. Timing you attacks and blocking constantly will help you get closer to victory. If you are a person who wants to play a video game just to help time go by this game is not for you. But if you are a person who is patient and likes a good challenge than play this game.
Another typical Atlus game
After hearing the Hype about the game i have seen that is basically that, hype. More of the usual its a great game cause everyone says its a great game mentality. PS3 now has its own Halo. The game controls are horridly bad, layout for things should be custamizable. The game is hard yes, but only because of poor choices on the implementation of things and systems that work poorly together. Targetting being numero uno. I have died So m,any times because i clicked R3 and targeted some guy to my left or right and far away while trying to lock onto some beastey in front of me chewing my arm off, stack that with the problem of targetting through a doorway and some levels are death traps making completing them more luck than any kind of skill. Then there is the alarmingly high rate of being killed by things in another room, i have had spells take me out when cast through walls, spears and arrows also have done this. Overall its a decent game like most Atlus ones, but a game that still needs Alot of work, like most Atlus games.