To all of the whiners on these reviews, you do not deserve to be called a gamer.
This game is perfect in every way, shape and form.
The combat is good. The graphics are amazing. The boss fights are epic, and normally require two or more players to defeat them.
I haven't finished the game yet, but that'll change in a week or two.
I've solo'd most of the bosses until I got to the gargoyles. I'm a very patient gamer. I love how they make you figure stuff out, and learn from your mistakes. It makes your victories that much more rewarding. Although i've probably died today alone around 50-60 times, it's still a great experience.
I'm thinking about buying this game. I may just keep it.
Also, if you don't like a challenge, if you just like to rush through games with no sort of resistance, then this game is not for you. Go back to playing Call of Duty or something.
As for me, I'm going to beat this game. So I can boost about it later to other fellow gamers.
Ok I brought this for the PS3 but writing the review for gamefly on the 360. Either way to all the 'casual' gamers out there stay away from this game. If you have not played the first game (demon soul) then you are in for a world of hurt feelings. Yes its a RPG, yes the graphics are great, yes the combat mechanics are good but some time to get use to and yes its probably one of the games in the running for game of the year. But if you are expecting a FF type game look else where. Seriously this game is unforgiving to all that think this is a walk in a park. For the first two hours this game promises nothing but that is something for the player to work out themselves. Seriously, I'm writing this as a warning to anyone who likes RPG's, hack and slashs and dungeon crawlers this game is all the above but you will not like it if you are not ready to be frustrated, irritated, P!$$3D off, or any emotion that will cause you to want to destroy your TV or controller or a combination of the two. So I'm writing this to warn anyone that is thinking about this game. Its unforgiving, punishing and you WILL die THOUSAND times and that is just the first level. Worth the BUY or rent. But you have been warned about this game.
Hardcore gamers we finally got a sequel to the best game ever!