gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Ok. So this is a tough game, and nobody's going to deny it. But that is EXACTLY what makes this game so much fun! And yes, before you say it, i am a hardcore gamer, but once you get the hang of it, a newbie could be owning like a champ. When was the last time you actually had to think of the way you were going to take down a boss for real, instead of just running in hoping for the best? This is a brutal game, but i dont remember another game that has given me that same sense of "HECK YA!" by just killing an enemy runt. This game deserves so much better of a rating than 7.0, so dont let that ruin your decision to rent this game. This must be one of the most fun, addicting, CHALLENGING rpg's i have ever played, and the most satisfactory. The graphics are great, the gameplay is amazing, the bosses are bigger, and the game as a whole is just awesome. Theres ten separate, unique classes, such as knight, soldier, thief, hunter, etc., each with their own benefits and disadvanteges, however you can play each one as you like, and combine a mix of many classes. Theres an infinite amount of potential and possibilites in Demons Souls, so dont let a mere 7.0 keep you from at least renting this game.
P.S: The very first boss IS killable, fairly easily too, if you know what you're doing
This game is one of those rare things these days a work of art from one of the new consoles (xbox or PS3). Only a few games in years have I enjoyed as much as this title. If your good enough at video games to get past the first lvl of this game it only gets better!
What seems hard is only a test, when you begin to gain in power there is no ceiling you can hit. It is one of the finest, most fun and rewarding games I have ever played. Lots of secrets, tactic's, tricks, weapons, armor, bosses and an RPG element that feels and responds well.
If you lvl your attributes its noticeable in a way that makes you want more SOULS you feel the change as your character evolves in a world that's ruthless and filled with surprises. Every thing you upgrade makes you that much closer to Godlike and unless your insane or cheating you wont be able to max your character.
I have been playing games my entire life I highly recommend this game to good players and people that have been left wanting of a gaming experience that is (very sadly) unique these days.
This game if great on its own! Toss in the black/blue stones with online and you have one of the best fighting games for online.
GLOWING 10 one of my favorite games of all time.. I only wish half the games I have bought where half as polished as this masterpiece.
posted by Brandon101 (WARR ACRES, OK) Feb 21, 2010
Member since Nov 2009
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
First and foremost you should know that this game should NOT be played by any "casual" gamers. It is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Even for hardcore gamers, this game will take a lot of trial and error. Patience is key.
Another thing that should be said is that if you play games for the story, this probably isn't your thing either. Because there barely is one.
This game is by far one of the best game I have played on my PS3. The gameplay is engaging and addicting! It takes timing and skill, you'll never beat this game by running through it trying to swing your sword in every direction.
After you start playing, you won't want to stop playing for a long time. The game can take awhile to complete as well. I beat the game in 57 hours. From what I've heard that's about 20 hours faster than average. So there is a lot of playtime to be had, and with the addition of a new game +, the game could last forever.
The best part about this game is the multiplayer. The co-op is seamlessly integrated into the story. If you are a soul you will help another player complete his level, and if you are human you can request help to complete your level. The competitive multiplayer can be annoying when you are the one being invaded, but gratifying if you are the invading soul.
Demon's Souls is an amazing game, its worth a shot by any gamer who is worth their salt. Definitely not easy, but it is, however, very very rewarding. Give it a shot, I promise you won't be dissappointed!