terramantis's Demon's Souls (PlayStation 3) review

Reminiscent of the first Diablo. A new age of dungeon crawling.

 Reminiscent of the first Diablo for a new generation of video games. A new age of Dungeon Crawling has begun...here. Demon's Souls rewards trial and error with a large emphasis on the error part. With layers upon layers of optional content, hidden items, and places to discover From Software has reinvented the action RPG wheel.

The reason i say it reminds me of the first Diablo is this. Firstly, you have your main "hub and or town" which is known as the Nexus in Demon's Souls. The "main base" Nexus houses your blacksmith, storage keeper, NPCs that can hint toward quests, and other important elements very much like Tristram did. Second, the game's character creation is totally "up-in-the-air" and it is not based off of any skill trees to choose from. Your character is finely tuned due to strictly attribute tweaking through things like; vitality, stamina, strength, magic, faith, luck, and so on. This lack of skill trees and a strictly attribute customization system is very suggestive of the first Diablo's character creation, as you can too choose from several archetype classes in the beginning but does not limit your character's final outcome. Also, it just feels like that game did back when i was twelve. It just feels like a dungeon crawl, not a loot hunt, with respects to the past but paving way for the future. If the first Diablo were made right now, having never been created, Demon's Souls is it in modern form.

I am going to get back to writing this review better on how Demon's Souls' immaculate level design and intensely satisfying game/play through combat, game mechanics, and deep deep character customization is a huge leap in the right direction for RPGs, but my guy is just standing in the Nexus right now and i should get back to dying my way to the end of the game.

If you meet these requirements; own a Playstation 3, like Action RPGs, and can handle a REAL challenge. Then go get this game. If you do...and don't have it, you're doing yourself a disservice.


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