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LOL here we are convincing ourselves not to buy this one and in comes reaper with a group order proposal!

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@ the concept sounds really good .. BTW .. wats wrong with a difficult RPG??



edit: im a sucker for novelty .... :dance:

Edited by reaper, 07 May 2009 - 01:39 PM.


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Difficult is fine. Check the reviews. This seems like an exercise in frustration and mind numbing repetition. Plus a death system that punishes you far more than any other game.

But yeah, the concept is pretty good and I like the character building system.

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if anyone is getting it from PA, count me in too .. lets do a group order thingy for this ..

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...and that's exactly what I've been thinking as well!

Why bother when there are many other titles I've still got to play. Persona 4, Star Ocean 4, Tales of Vesperia, inFamous, Prototype...

Same here. Besides i think i'll wait till it hits platinum. Current pricing is crap.
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Ive never heard about the game but the name is kinda cool.
Can someone tell me what is it about

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If you don't want to buy the game then fine, just don't. . :majesty:

Though the difficulty seems frustrating, so far the reviewers have mentioned they liked it. And I really want to see something different than all the usual hack and slash rpgs. Add me to a group order if there is going to be one.

Edited by Noctis, 07 May 2009 - 03:49 PM.



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count me in for a group order too...considering that i have the PS3 and rpg's are few and far in between, am willing to go for this...
PS3: MGS4, Fallout3, GTAIV, Valkyria Chronicles, Devil May Cry 4, KillZone2, Resistance 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, DeadSpace, Eternal Sonata, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Oblivion IV GOTY, , Infamous

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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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Play-Asia.com Customer Support message from 2009-05-07 15:19:38 HKT

Thank you for contacting Play-Asia.com.

The next batch of re-stock is estimated to be received at the end of May. You can place the order first and we will ship you the order once the item is being re-stock.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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ok am hooked...i checked the review here PS3Hyper - Demon's Souls gonna preorder it tomorrow...

but before that i had a query - if a game is out of stock/out of print and PA is taking preorders for it, then how many months does it take before they actually get a copy?

and how is the billing policy - like they bill it immediately when you preorder or wait before they ship it?
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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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and how is the billing policy - like they bill it immediately when you preorder or wait before they ship it?

they'll bill only once they have the stock and process your order.

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ok...

and hey in PA i mistakenly clicked twice on PAypal pay option while ordering the Eternal Sonata...now i have made two payments for the same single game...will they be able to adjust it as a coupon or something for my next pre-order of Demon's Souls? have sent them a mail...lets see how they reply back...
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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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ok...just came across this at RPGFan and i was totally floored!!!

Particularly the online co-op is executed in an original if flawed way. Interaction with other players is usually passive. You will see ghost-like shadows of other players who are in your current stage. You can also read and leave messages on the ground. Sometimes these are very helpful, like "watch out on your left!" If someone gives a thumbs-up to your message, you get your health back, so be generous and praise others regularly. You will also see bloodstains, which show where other players have died. Touch the stain and a silhouette will actually show that player's death. This may not be a good way to inspire confidence though; many times the silhouette mime shows the player walk into the next room and just fall over dead. "Hmm, maybe I shouldn't go that way..." I would think to myself.

You can summon other players into your game to help clear stages and bosses if you have a physical body. If you are in soul form, you can be summoned into other games, and if you manage to help someone defeat a boss, you get your body back. There is also a fantastic PvP system where you can invade other worlds, stalk another player as a black phantom, and then murder them to take their body and get your own physical form back. Let me tell you, it is nerve-racking when someone invades your game because if they are any good, they'll come after you when you least expect it. If it freaks you out too much, the game is playable offline, though without other players' messages, bloodstains, and co-op for bosses, the difficulty only goes up.


this kinda co-op modes sounds fantastic!

Edited by blackheart2925, 09 May 2009 - 04:29 AM.

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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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^^ lets open a demon's souls' fan club and u be the secretary and i be the ur deputy or somtin .. or maybe the other way round .. :giggle:

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you be the secretary i will be ur deputy no probs! :P

by the way - YesAsia seems to have the Asian version of the game in stock...how reliable is this site? i have heard of PA but this is the first time i heard of YesAsia...

http://www.yesasia.c...-0-en/info.html
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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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you be the secretary i will be ur deputy no probs! :P

by the way - YesAsia seems to have the Asian version of the game in stock...how reliable is this site? i have heard of PA but this is the first time i heard of YesAsia...

http://www.yesasia.c...-0-en/info.html

its not avb. read carefully
Availability: Usually ships within 30 days

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its not avb. read carefully
Availability: Usually ships within 30 days


crap!!! i thought that meant it was in stock as while searching i left out of stock items!!! *sigh* guess i will stick to PA only since i have made excess payment there...
PS3: MGS4, Fallout3, GTAIV, Valkyria Chronicles, Devil May Cry 4, KillZone2, Resistance 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, DeadSpace, Eternal Sonata, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Oblivion IV GOTY, , Infamous

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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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GUYS!!!!!!!!! DEMON's SOUL ASIAN version is IN STOCK in PA!!!!
PS3: MGS4, Fallout3, GTAIV, Valkyria Chronicles, Devil May Cry 4, KillZone2, Resistance 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, DeadSpace, Eternal Sonata, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Oblivion IV GOTY, , Infamous

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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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Shall I order it now or is Reaper still doing a group order?



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a group order would be nice! am game! and broke :giggle: anyways if it sticks around in stock till May end am going to order it yaaay!
PS3: MGS4, Fallout3, GTAIV, Valkyria Chronicles, Devil May Cry 4, KillZone2, Resistance 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, DeadSpace, Eternal Sonata, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Oblivion IV GOTY, , Infamous

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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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Its already in the best sellers list, I doubt it will last more than a few days.



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ok...i ordered the game from PA...and used the 5$ off coupon which came with my Eternal Sonata (which arrived in 9 days flat! WOW)!

Hope the stock lasts till the time they process my order...its only today they changed the stock status...i was checking it everyday!

Now i will wait for it come and then i will use the US$5 coupon to order Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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the order is being prepared...so i guess am in luck and its in stock! :loser:
PS3: MGS4, Fallout3, GTAIV, Valkyria Chronicles, Devil May Cry 4, KillZone2, Resistance 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, DeadSpace, Eternal Sonata, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Oblivion IV GOTY, , Infamous

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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)

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Atlus is bringing Demon's Souls to USA :blink:

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MAY 20, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc., your shining knights in armor, today announced that they have secured the North American publishing rights for Demon's Souls™, a groundbreaking action RPG experience for PLAYSTATION®3 system. Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon's Souls is the hardcore RPG experience PLAYSTATION 3 system owners have been waiting for since the platform's launch.

Revolutionary online features support your adventure like never before, presenting seamless interconnectivity that serves in every instance to enhance the single-player game. Team up with two other players in simultaneous cooperative play, working together to topple some of the game's colossal bosses, or force your way into the games of skilled players and challenge them to PvP battle. Leave hints and clues for those who will follow in your footsteps; either intentionally or through your own inadvertent demise, your bloodstains will allow your successors to view a replay of your death, hinting at how to avoid your gruesome fate. Unprecedented in its depth and subtlety, peerless in its relentlessly challenging gameplay, Demon's Souls is the ultimate action RPG.

Experience the game Eurogamer.net awarded 9 out of 10, hailing it as "absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel," and adding, "you can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world."


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if it does come here, it'll most likely be through another publisher. nippon ichi maybe?


^^ Almost called it. Had a gut feeling atlus might d it but NISA made a lot more sense, so went with it :blink:
I just ordered the asian version today :angry:

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good to know it will be coming to NA! this game surely needs more loving considering that Sony has been treating this like a long-distance stepchild...
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here's the Eurogamer review - though its old it makes for a stunning read. It's a pretty long one so am just posting the first page, more info at the link

From Software is a strange and fascinating developer. Mention the name and Armoured Core is what usually springs to mind, or occasionally Otogi, but when it's not making mech games From's output encompasses a vast range of extremes - cutesy co-op platformer Cookies and Cream, Tenchu, card-battler Lost Kingdoms, horror adventure Echo Night, broken, miserablist cult series King's Field. And this, the most interesting PlayStation 3 exclusive I've ever played.

Demon's Souls is a brutal, bleak action combat RPG that pits your lone character against a universe full of violent demons. They range from former human soldiers to agile, double scimitar-wielding skeletons, pouncing flame-creatures, octopus-headed guards, embryonic plague-carrying monstrosities, even Death himself. The game's five worlds - all massive - are split into four different sections, each guarded by a horribly large and hardcore boss monster. Everything in the entire world is designed to kill you, quickly and often without warning.

The only safe place is the Nexus, a haven for tormented souls. It acts as a hub from which you can access the five worlds, or buy and upgrade your character's weapons and abilities to give them a slightly better chance of survival. It is one of the most difficult modern videogames in existence, refusing to make even the slightest concession to your happiness or mental well-being. For this reason, developing a devotion to Demon's Souls has been the gaming equivalent of falling in love with an emotionally stunted, occasionally violent sociopath.

It's not a hack-and-slasher, though Demon's Souls incorporates the best elements of that genre into its accomplished weapons combat. The pace is slower, and you can learn to use magic, miracles, ranged attacks, scavenged items and enchanted equipment to give you a wealth of alternatives to slicing things up with a sword.
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This will kill you by cleaving you in half with an axe.

Demon's Souls is deeply tactical, preferring to pit you one-on-one against vicious and high-level enemies that can use the same tactics, weapons and magic as you rather than drowning you in a sea of lesser foes. You slowly build up a large inventory of vastly differing equipment and skills for yourself as you inch your way through the levels, finding treasure, killing demons and using the souls you get from them to buy a tiny bit more health, strength, magic power, carry weight or life-saving equipment.

What you fight with is entirely up to you. Any character can scavenge, buy and use any weapon. Go with a sword and shield and you can parry enemies' attacks with the latter before stabbing them through the heart in slow motion, if your timing's good enough (mistime your parry, and you'll probably die). Choose a dagger and light armour and you can roll and dart around before stabbing demons in the back for a similar, satisfyingly gory critical hit.

Using a bow lets you stalk enemies in first-person from a distant turret. Find a wand, and you can cast magic; find a talisman, you can heal yourself with miracles. The closest comparison is Monster Hunter, but Demon's Souls' combat controls are more precise; the weapons feel realistic rather than comically extreme. Fighting is physical, violent and cathartic, and you find yourself forming genuine attachments to favourite weapons.
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This, meanwhile, will kill you by shooting a metal bolt three times your own width through your chest from the sky.

There's unrestricted scope for developing your character in different directions. You can play it as a nimble magic user with an assassin's dagger, or hide behind a heavy shield and two-inch-thick body armour whilst skewering things in the dark with a lance, and you can switch between these two strategies at will by changing your equipment.

That flexibility prevents the game from ever getting stale and equally prevents you from falling into easy habits or closing off interesting options from yourself through your choice of class. You're constantly forced to change your approach, if not by choice then by the sheer variety of aggressive enemies that the game throws at you. No one strategy works against all of them.

When you die in Demon's Souls - and you will die, a lot - you lose your physical body, becoming a soul with half a health bar (although in practice it's more like a three quarters, as there's a ring in the very first world that lets you cling a little closer to life). The only way to get it back is to kill a boss monster.


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PS3: MGS4, Fallout3, GTAIV, Valkyria Chronicles, Devil May Cry 4, KillZone2, Resistance 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, DeadSpace, Eternal Sonata, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Oblivion IV GOTY, , Infamous

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Demon's Souls is absolutely compelling; dark, detailed, unforgiving, creatively cruel. It gets under your skin and becomes a personal obsession, daring you to probe further into its worlds, fall for more of its traps and overcome more of its impossible challenges; it slaps you in the face with your own incompetence and dares you to overcome it. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. - Eurogamer Review (Score: 9/10)




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