Rated 10 out of 10
by Soulsssss 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by CJG888 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.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Jack'EmUpBaby! 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Awesome272 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.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Manshoon Too frustrating...
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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SteveO2 ANNOYING !!
Guess I am not a true hard core gamer!!! lol...this I accept...hey I am just an old guy with time on his hands...Hey but I am pretty darn good !!! I play the games mostly for fun and yeah the challenge has to be there to get that feeling of accomplishment right???? This is a good game...no doubt. Come prepared to be killed a billion times and starting over a billion times !!! You learn and predict and the game becomes easier each time...but your enemies become stronger ha ha. You have to find the best character that is good for you. The hunter was mine because he can be far range and close up. Patience is key!!!! leave the adrenaline at the door!!! Take some valium if you have to...you'll need it!!! ha ha Darn you also lose you life quickly when you take a hit!!!! I played it up to a point and have to trade it for Drake's fortune ha ha...My Dr told me my BP was high!!!...Demon Souls is hard on the controls too!!!!! Hey but I reccommend it to all my youger buddies.....I meant annoying in a good sense.....
Rated 10 out of 10 by Sjaelsosidhe 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Homesick Many words can describe
Don't be tricked by the awesome and tough looking knight on the cover this game, though the game itself is fantastic it is hands down BRUTAL on the player. There are no easy-go simple tasks and easy death enemies and the bosses are anything but easy. You have to expect to die in this game. A lot. Because your armor can sometimes be the equivalent of cardboard and your sword as useful as a butter knife. You only have yourself and there aren't any followers to help you around. If you are a truly hardcore gamer and you are VERY patient: pick this game off the shelf without hesitation because it is worth every penny.
Rated 0 out of 10 by jack_black_91 Hard Core
I have been playing this game since the release in February and this game is BRUTAL. In fact, the tutorial during the beginning of the game it is inevitable that you will die, immediately after your death you'll be sent to the Nexus where you'll meet other people who have lost there bodies and are in soul form. This is where the adventure truly begins. And what an adventure it is, I've clocked over 60 hours just for the main story. You fight giant bosses that are the size of skyscrapers. The game is very unforgiving during the course of the play through you'll collect souls for demons you slay, the number of souls you get from each enemy varies. As you gather souls you can spend them to buy herbs, weapons, upgrades etc, when exploring if you die you lose all your souls and if you have your body you lose your body and start and the begging of the level and you are returned to your soul form. Overall I enjoy challenging games like this that take time to overcome the difficulty. Warning not for pampered gamers.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Darkmage Great Game but Tough!!!!
This is an incredible game, but to say it is a challenge is an understatement. It's tough! I have played 5 hours already and have not beaten the first boss. The first challenge is that until you beat the first boss, you cannot go up a level and increase your skills, you get whatever skills/magic your character had when you created it. You can buy new arms/armor etc, but no character changes. Once you beat the first boss you find that Demon's Souls has the most unique system for raising your level and for buying equipment. There is no money system, souls are your currency, you use them for leveling, buying healing pots, new equipment, upgrades, repair, etc. So managing your souls is important. All in all this is a fantastic game, it is hard, frustrating and will make you angry, because dieing causes you to lose your souls, but that is the true charm of the game. I would recommend this game to anyone who wants an RPG that is not just mash the R1 button.