Demon's Souls for PS3

punk-rocpunk-roc Posts: 1,150
edited December 2011 in Video Games
Picked this up the other day and for anyone who yearns for a difficult third-person RPG, this is the one for you. Dying in the game sucks and you need to retrieve your body in order for you not to lose whats used for currency and attribute boosting.

Really cool feel to the game as well.. I've always had a bit of nostalgia for Everquest Corpse Recovery missions and actually feeling afraid to die in new game areas, this game does a great job creating that environment.

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  • lanionlanion Posts: 843
    edited March 2010
    This is my favorite game from 2009.
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  • NightsbaneNightsbane Posts: 100
    edited April 2010
    I thought that the instant death traps made it too frustrating to what would have otherwise been enjoyable.
  • punk-rocpunk-roc Posts: 1,150
    edited April 2010
    I reveled in the difficulty of the game and rarely did it ever feel "cheap". There were definitely frustrating parts, but all the death traps were avoidable if you were cautious and used the bloodstains to help guide you.

    It felt real because no sane person would just run blindly through that dungeon or castle if you risked certain death. Moving cautiously and with purpose is vital to succeed in that game.

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  • NightsbaneNightsbane Posts: 100
    edited April 2010
    yeah but it's not that simple. There are many times when you can be obliterated instantly not matter how slow you are moving, and no matter how much you are paying attention.

    I don't think it's worth the hype at all, but then again this is a system that is ardent defenders of the crap final fantasy series...
  • zombie boy 2000zombie boy 2000 Posts: 6,651
    edited December 2011
    Arise Ye Thread of Old!!!

    Just picked up this game and am loving absolutely every horrible, soul-shattering, will-breaking moment of it. I feel like making myself a grilled cheese and throwing a parade every time I get anywhere new in the game. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment because I don't mind replaying the same part over and over and over and over... simply because it makes it all the more satisfying to actually progress. Plus I find combat to be both intuitive and fun.

    Started off with the Hunter, but I'm going to throw caution to the wind and begin again as a Soldier. Again... must be a glutton for punishment. How did I freakin' miss this one?
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  • pikerpiker Posts: 101
    edited December 2011
    Arise Ye Thread of Old!!!

    How did I freakin' miss this one?

    I know the feeling. I usually know about a game that is worth playing far before its release, but that wasn't the case with this one. I was looking through Walmart's new releases one day back in October of '09 and saw Demon's Souls. It had an interesting name, and intrigued me enough to go straight home and look it up online.

    I'm not one for difficult games... in fact I usually loathe them. I HATE replaying the same part over, and over, and over again because of difficulty, but I fell in love with this one. The new Dark Souls game does some things better, and has improved even more on the already incredible level design from its predecessor.
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  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 770
    edited December 2011
    I'm hooked on this game right now too. After playing it for several weeks, I can say that whenever I die, it's pretty much my fault. Slow and steady is the key. Blocking is critical in this game too. So many games you can just hack and slash and never block. Not this game!

    I've heard Dark Souls is tougher in some respects...
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