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GF Rating
6.9

9497 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Difficult has never been so much fun

posted by Tjspider (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA) Nov 19, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

Normally I would buy a game and if there was a point that I couldn't pass I would get angry, the game eventually would lose it's fun for the time being and I'd pick it up again a few months later.
That being said, I can't believe I played this game all the way to the end. When they said it was hard, unrelenting, they weren't kidding. You will die over and over and over. You will get frustrated over and over and over, but something about it doesn't discourage you. You still want to play it.
GAMEPLAY:
Demon's Soul's is an RPG like no other, you control the swinging of the sword, and you control the blocking, very similar to a hack and slash. However, in this game you can't run through the level, you have to think. You have many enemies that are stronger than you, many enemies with moves that can kill you in one hit. When you kill someone you gain their souls, which can be used to buy equipment, repair, and level up. I found myself at level 80 buy the time I was done, I played the game for close to 70 hours.
The way it is setup is you start in the "Nexus" the in-between world, this is where you shop and repair and level up. There are 5 different worlds within the Nexus that you can enter, now each world has levels, and the only way to get to the next level is to kill the boss. The boss battles are epic! They are monstrous.
Now there is a lot in this game, so much it's hard for me to find a place to write all of it. You can summon other players to help you out. You can invade other players worlds and try to kill them.
GRAPHICS:
The graphics are great, the lighting is wonderfull. There are times where you will get afraid to move somewhere, because you know there is someone lurking around the corner.
STORY:
This is the only place in the game where you could pick at it. There isn't much of one, that being said, I still enjoyed the game very much.
This is an exciting game and if you haven't played it yet, you owe yourself.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Very Strong and Unique Game

posted by JohnnyUtah (MABLETON, GA) Nov 14, 2009

Member since Feb 2007

This game takes a lot of patience, but is an excellent game. It is indeed hard but there are options within the game that make it less hard. For instance, you can summon another player (a real person) to come help you through a board as long as you are in human form.

While is an RPG, it is not an "open world" in my opinion, the game is fairly linear and consists of the same scenario over-and-over. You enter a new world, explore, fight a demon and move on. So the game become fairly arcadish in the sense you never have to waste too much time just wandering around.

Overall, this is a great game. Give it a chance, and once you get through a few levels the end of the game really does come fairly quickly. The last thing I would add is to check out the Wiki page for this game, it helps out quite a bit.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Original Prince of Persia meets Oblivion + cr4ck

posted by boobage (ALBANY, NY) Nov 13, 2009

Member since Mar 2008

Addicting as any game ever made. The game is so immersive, even the bug that causes dead bodies to flail around when you walk through them doesn't detract from the experience (the same thing happened in Oblivion).

I think my overall quality of life suffered because I played this too much and I also think it is the reason my Ps3 is now dead. Gameplay can be so varied that you could honestly spend years on this game. Different classes, online vs offline, the game adapting to how well or poorly you do, you ability to be able to kill anything or anyone (even npc's and DRAGONS), new game + after you beat it, etc...

Demon Bosses are fairly gimmicky and a variety are easily beaten with repeated ranged attacks as long as you're cautious. Everything has a pattern, and it's up to you to realize it, adapt and exploit. Play smart and you will be rewarded. In another sense, it is realistic, because if you were to walk into a room and there was a monster the size of a castle in front of you, you probably won't want to get up close to swing at it...you'd try to hit it from far away and from cover...outside of just wanting to run away.

I would like to think I mastered the game's difficulty with my approach and I was able to maintain my body form for awhile, but stupid falls would send me back to soul form. Not falls that I wouldn't see coming, more like falls that there is no way for you to gauge how I was going to land, and hope I didn't bounce off the edge and die...which sucks when you value your higher HP bar when you're alive in comparison to soul form. If you look for them, though, the game gives you plenty of revival stones, but it's smart to use them strategically, just like all things in the game. Not a huge flaw, considering how great the game is in all other regards.

Amazingly rewarding gaming experience, but one that requires time and patience. If you don't have these, you'll miss out on one of the greatest gaming experiences of all time...a flaw?

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