Demon's Souls (デモンズソウル Demonzu Sōru?) is an action role-playing game video game developed primarily by From Software (with assistance from SCE Japan Studio) exclusively for the PlayStation 3, marking it as the first video game for its library. It was released in Japan on February 5, 2009 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. In North America it was released on October 6, 2009 and published by Atlus while in Europe it was released on June 25, 2010 and published by Namco Bandai Games. Set in a dark fantasy world, players take control of a custom hero who has journeyed to the fictional kingdom of Boletaria, which is being ravaged by an accursed fog that brings forth demons that feast on the souls of mortals. The game has been described as a spiritual successor to the King's Field series, a previous series of games from the same developer. The gameplay involves a character creation system with emphasis on gathering loot through combat with enemies in a non-linear series of varied locations. It also has a unique online multiplayer system integrated into the single-player where players can leave useful messages and warnings for other players' game worlds.
Upon its release in Japan and North America, Demon's Souls was met with a positive response from critics, winning numerous awards. Praised for its dark fantasy art design, variation in combat choice and integrated online multiplayer, the game is particularly notable for its high difficulty level with many critics praising it as a genuine challenge. The spiritual successor to Demon's Souls is Dark Souls, and will be developed by From Software.
Demon's Souls is an action RPG for the Playstation 3, and from looking at the game aesthetics, you probably will not guess that it's from Japan, but once you start playing, you'll feel like you are back playing an old school Japanese game (i.e. Ninja Gaiden) with unforgiving difficulties. In essence, Demon's Souls is not a traditional RPG in the sense that the story is really minimal, it's more of a dungeon crawler, similar to Diablo, that you pretty much just go into … more
With Dark Souls releasing on the PC next week and that versions bonus content hitting consoles later this year, I thought I'd talk about Demon's Souls, the game which Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to. The kingdom of Boletaria is engulfed in a colourless fog after the current ruler, King Allant uses souls to perform dark arts, raising the eldritch abomination the "Old One" from it's slumber. your character is one of many adventurers that enters … more
That is because it is! Slowly, with agonizing terror and mind numbing repetitiveness. This game has garnered quite a few RPG of the Year awards as well as the ire of those who never knew how tough games like this used to be in the old days. A passive MMO style setting, co-op or competitive for those rare resources and souls and yes, even the fact that you lose everything after you die and then lose it again permanently when you live makes for an experience that you … more