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Quick Look: Demon's Souls

Like dark fantasy? Hate yourself? Then Vinny has a game for you!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Oct. 10 2009

Cast: Dave, Jeff, Vinny

Posted by: Drew

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Demon's Souls

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I really really hope they put Brad to play this.
Ryan is most likely here because he's...baffled

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Brad would surely get destroyed in this game.

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Yay, it's up.
 
VINNY AKA VINTASTICA

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Been waiting for this

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LMAO at character creation.

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Bad sound quality?

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Edited By ajamafalous

VINTASTICA

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Edited By Yelix
@Ventilaator: Ryan is here because when Ryan doesn't understand or like a game, he is HILARIOUS.
Personally, I don't think this game looks bad, but it definitely is NOT for me. Uncharted 2 gets my purchase.
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So it's like a story about a demon and his multiple souls, right?

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@Ventilaator said:
" I really really hope they put Brad to play this. Ryan is most likely here because he's...baffled "
Ryan isn't in this video.
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A gender... slider? wut

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this game looks awesome

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Edited By Metal_Mills

The UI and menus in this game look like something from the PS1. It's sad how Japan went from way ahead of the world in gaming to way behind. There's no excuse for not having FULL voice overs these days.    

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I still don't get why anyone would be excited about this game.

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Edited By Fritzerbacon

Seems interesting

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Why does Ryan think From Software is a bad developer?

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Edited By gingertastic_10

An RPG I actually want to play.

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@His_lane said:
" Why does Ryan think From Software is a bad developer? "
Because they made Chromehounds.
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I'm not sure it's such a bad system. It makes for a challenging game and getting your souls back would mean you would gain more each time to spend. It is an older system than regenerating health but personally I think too many games these days are too easy visual-fests. One old thing that I do not like is everything still being as light as a feather, it looks awful and was a problem way back when Half Life 2 came out.
 
It seems the game could also do with a party system. Also, HANDRAILS... or something like Left 4 Dead has where you grab on ledges.

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@supercubedude said:
" @Ventilaator said:
" I really really hope they put Brad to play this. Ryan is most likely here because he's...baffled "
Ryan isn't in this video. "
I posted that comment before the video was up.  I'm not an idiot.
Just so you'd know :)
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Actually yeah... this looks like something I would like to try out for a bit at least.

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"Hmmm, Pablo Neruda said 'Laughter is the language of the soul.'"  
 
"I am familiar with the works of Pablo Neruda."

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This looks so good but its really not for the faint of heart.

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I would totally play this game if there were only more hours in the day

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Edited By Ventilaator

Game looks hard in a "Just play better" sort of way, which is exactly what I needed to know, and I'll be getting this game.
 
A game where you have to press the dodge button occasionally would be a good break from the God of Wars that have been released so far.

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This is actually a game I could really get into. Too bad its not on PC.

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Looks pretty good

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I will NEVER play this game. And I love rpgs.

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When Jeff said that after you have played the game for 5 hours, and still don't understand the mechanics, it shows how crappily designed the game is.
 
Meanwhile, after a 100 hours of Persona 4, they were still wondering what an ailment is at the final boss fight of the game.
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Does this mean Vinny is gonna review this? or next endurance run. haha

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Want to play this so bad.

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Received this yesterday in the mail. Got my ass handed to me playing a Wanderer but I hear Royal is one of the easiest starting classes.
 
This should be the next Endurance Run as played by Brad.

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This why you buy the limited edition with the guide. Looks like fun, reminds me of Spelunky except in action RPG forum.

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looks tough 

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I don't care what anyone says; Challenging games like this are amazingly fun if you can control your rage and have a good sense of patience. If you have a problem with that, there's no way in hell you could play this.
 
God of war 2 on Titan was amazingly fun for me, even though this looks even harder.

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I don't think they discussed how satisfying the combat in is in this game.
 
I like the way some people put Demons Souls, "Have you ever had a relationship where you're in love with the other person, but thye hate you? That's Demon's souls"

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If I had a PS3 I would most certainly play this game.

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I bought this game when I was in Korea 2 months ago. Just played about 21 h now, it's a really great game and you have to complete it at least 4 times (3 if you use the weapon exploit) to get your plantinum trophy.

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@Ventilaator said:
" Game looks hard in a "Just play better" sort of way, which is exactly what I needed to know, and I'll be getting this game.  A game where you have to press the dodge button occasionally would be a good break from the God of Wars that have been released so far. "
It is exactly that. Anyone bitching and complaining about mechanics in the game is honestly dumb...they designed it the way it is purposely, it is not for you if you are immediately bitching and moaning about things like death penalties and the difficulty...dont play it, thats all you have to do.
 
I welcome a game that is punishing where the problem is YOU if you are dying all the time, and you will get better at it and realize that, correcting your mistakes and such. This is a game for people who want a challenge, and a good one. its been completely obvious the type of game this is from the very beginning, there is really no reason for anyone to mention it and complain about it, its not for you..end of story.
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THis game is my GOTY 2009 
 
I love Demons SOuls, and it hates me back (:

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Sound quality is a little funny lately, no biggie though.
 
Apart from that, wahey! QL of Demon Souls!

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@Milkman: Accept the fact that people are and move on.  You don't have to understand everything.
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Looks like fun.

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Edited By Milkman

I am completely befuddled by the comments here. I still see no redeeming values of this game besides the whole online aspect. The menus look like a PS1 game. The combat looks clunky. The death penalty stuff is absolutely fucking ridiculous. Did I watch the wrong Quick Look? I just don't get it. How does someone watch this and say "This is a game that I would enjoy spending my free time playing"? Is there some kind of mind control device that I am immune to?  

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looks better than Dragon Age IMO.

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If Demon's Souls is being released in Europe, it's gonna be my reason to buy a PS3.
 
I just know, I'm gonna fall in love with this thing.

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Dude, did you notice that when your message was recommended you fully healed!?  That's huge for this game.

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@Turambar said:
" @Milkman: Accept the fact that people are and move on.  You don't have to understand everything. "
What kind of response is that? This game is so sacred that it can't be questioned? Bullshit. I have just as much right to ask why people are excited as you have to gush and praise about this game.
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Jeff is a pussy. I think this is a brilliant game, and perfectly difficult: it's realistic. How hard do you think it would be to be a human being taking on the entire demon horde?
 
Also, the character created totally looks like Jake Gyllenhaal.
 
Every day is great at your Junes!

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Edited By ElectricHaggis

I'm still interested.  Although I'm not sure why anymore...