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Elixir

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Demon's Souls (PS3)
« on: June 05, 2009, 12:51:38 AM »
No topic for this. Someone recommended it to me because I brought up Diablo 2 Hardcore, which apparently it's like. The game saves every move you do, and if you die, you die. And you will die.

It's by FROM SOFTWARE, you know, the guys who made Otogi, Metal Wolf Chaos, Tenchu, etc. The Asian English release is in full English, while the Japanese version has English voices with Japanese text. The combat is more like Monster Hunter instead of DMC or Ninja Gaiden. PS3's region free so there's no reason not to order if you're interested.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon%27s_Souls

Dedicated wiki: http://demonssouls.wikidot.com/

So yeah I've just ordered this game. I had to order it off ebay since Play-Asia were backordered, and I don't want to wait forever for it to arrive. With this and Cross Edge, my PS3 will actually be getting used.

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Re: Demon's Souls (PS3)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 01:06:50 PM »
I thought there would be more PS3 owners here. Guess not.

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Re: Demon's Souls (PS3)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 05:00:25 AM »
So I'm like 8 hours in and I must say that this game is really well made. It doesn't fall under the MMORPG line since it handles co-op maturely; as in, co-op has detriments as well as benefits. If you die, you turn into a soul, meaning you don't have your body. It's possible to request to join other games and cooperatively defeat bosses in order to regain your body back, but you won't defeat the boss as it's done in someone else's game. If you have your body, and summon souls (real players that have died) to help you defeat a boss or level, and the boss is defeated, you clear the boss and they get their bodies back, and are sent back to their own world.

The game is hard. Really hard. You're going to die, and you're going to die a lot. You can't even level up until you've defeated the first boss, then things start opening up. Levelling isn't traditional, it's more like you need to level up in increments of souls. For example, 500 for one level up, then 1000 for the next, then 2000. Levelling goes by stat, not by overall level, sort of like Super Robot Taisen (that's the only other game I can think of that's also an RPG and also has this system).

So yeah, if you have a PS3, I would recommend checking it out if you 1) like difficult games, 2) want to play a wRPG or 3) want something similar to Monster Hunter.