So I’m playing Demons Souls again. Last time when I did that, I quit after playing two levels – the game was simply too hard and too unforgiving for the mistakes. But now I came to the conclusion, it would be much less interesting to play if the game had some kind of “Save” before each corner or just before the boss. But let’s talk about the game itself first.
This game is hard. Sometimes to the point that it makes you cry (hypothetically, of course!). If you are used to save before every fight in Dragon Age or Oblivion, forget it. You are automatically saved only before or after “dungeon”. Yep, that means you have to finish level without a single save. Also, to make it worse, every time you die, you loose all your souls (for which you can buy armor, guns, and gain stats). If you are happy enough to find your dead body next time you play the level, congrats, you just restored all the “souls”. But remember, all the enemies are resurrected.. So if you died at the end of the level, your journey will be long. And depending on the souls amount dropped, sometimes very stressful!
This ps3 rpg game is dark, the atmosphere is incredibly sad and gloomy. The story … errr, I don’t really remember the intro, that means story isn’t strong side of this game. But who cares? You just need to know that Boletaria Kingdom is a lost kingdom, which are now controlled by demons. And yes, you gonna be the one who will save it.. Game looks just like a real dark fantasy game should look like. Music and sounds are great, they give a lot of influence to this dark theme.
This game intended to be a hardcore, but if you play online, it get’s a lot easier. In your adventures you will see lot’s of messages posted by other players, just before traps, hidden enemies and so on. It really helps when you don’t have any saves available. Also, you will find these blood swamps, which will show you a few last seconds of other players just before their death. Funny part is that your world can be invaded by other players, who are hunting you. That doesn’t happen much, especially since your are playing in “death” mode most frequently. Oh, didn’t I mention? When you die, you don’t just “resurrect”. You become a walking death, no stats are changed from your live form, except that you loose 50% of your health (or 75% with a special ring). To become alive and have full health, you need to either kill a boss or invade other people worlds.. Personally I’m playing with 75% of my life almost always. Well, after I kill boss I’m happy to have a full health bar, but it’s gone in the next level after meeting the first enemy, lol. I know, I suck :)


  • Dark atmosphere. I like it!
  • Interesting online game integration with the game
  • Game is interesting. I really want to see how other levels and bosses will look like
  • “Soul” currency. For the same souls you can buy or repair items, increase your stats, upgrade weapons, or even buy spells.


  • Real time fight. (and takes some practice, that’s for sure!!!)
  • You can’t sell loot. But you can use it to upgrade your weapons ;)
  • No saves in the levels (you can save between). Think of it like you couldn’t save in the “instance” of Wow

Video review from gametrailers:

Where to get it?
Amazon currently has a copy of Greatest Hits – Demon’s souls for 19.99$ only. I believe that’s a steal for this kind of game. Especially when I paid 59.99$ for it when it just came out!!!

For the current fans of Demon’s Souls

Hey, if you really loved this game, do you know that the sequel is already being made? Yep, the name is “Dark Souls“, and creators of the game say that it’s gonna be even harder than the Demon Souls. It’s already available for preorder for 59.99$. Expensive, but you’ll have to wait at least a year for the price start to drop. So it’s up to you if you wanna play it right now (after it’s released, of course), or you can wait?