Demon’s Souls (2020) Video Game Review

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Title: Demon’s Souls.

RELEASE DATE: 2020.
Console (played on): Playstation 5.
Mode(s): Single-Player and Online Multiplayer.
GENRE(S): ACTION, Adventure, fantasy.
Developer: Bluepoint Games.
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Director(s): Gavin Moore.
Producer(s): Teruyuki Toriyama.
Designer(s): Howard Tang, Sho Akimoto, Yoshimi Eguchi, Masashi Kudo, Kenji Tokumaru
Programmer(s): Toshitake Tsuchikura.
Artist(s):
Puh, Adam Rehmann & Mark Skelton.
Composer(s): Shunsuke Kida
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Voice Actor(s): Evetta Muradasilova, Ella Funnell-Dale, Peter Marinker, and many more!

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 10 out of 10.

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31 comments

  • I love your enthusiasm for this game – it’s contagious, and Demon’s Souls look amazing indeed! That said, I sincerely hope you’ll still find something more satisfying in life than this game, Lashaan! 😜

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  • Great review! We are still playing on the ps2 & 3, so Dave got himself the original game last year. I don’t know how you guys do these… I would Not have the patience for it (also, I just smash buttons during fights, so I would suck at these ones where you have to time it well) 🙈

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    • I’m really glad that he can go through some amazing classic games on the PS2/PS3! I’m sure that when it’s time for the PS4/PS5, you’ll both be incredibly amazed by the progress gaming has made over the past years! And yes. Demon’s Souls is no easy feat hahahah

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    • Thanks, man! I appreciate that a lot. I’m really happy about your recent purchase! It has been hell for many to get their hands on one these past few months but I’m glad you were able to enjoy Demon’s Souls though! It really does push you to do better and grind it out hahah

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      • Yeah, was so pleased to finally get a PS5 after so many months of trying. Demon Souls is a real challenge, getting there SLOWLY! LOL! Found out how you did the multiplayer thing by accident the other day just as I was about to to the Tower Knight boss fight! 🙂

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  • I love the graphics! Glad to hear how much you’ve enjoyed this one, especially given it’s a remastered game it sounds like you’ve already played. It’s great to hear they were able to bring new life to it. How long have you spent playing this one?

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    • Yep. The original Demon’s Souls was a beautiful and challenging discovery back in high school when I first played it! Being able to replay it in all of its graphical glory was such a thrill, especially almost 7 years later! According to the PlayStation statistics, I got around 50 hours poured into it and I’m currently, here and then, replaying it on NG+ (New Game +, which refers to a new playthrough where you maintain your items and upgrades and go up against slightly harder enemies and bosses again).

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  • It looks amazing. Let’s just hope I’m fortunate enough to have a PS5 in the near future. Apologise, I don’t have time at the moment to read everything, but have you played the coop online?

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    • Now that I have read the article 🤠:

      Yep! I remember now, buying Dark Souls 3 and the GameStop staff ohh-ing and ahh-ing. Little did I know I would almost throw the controller through the back of the LCD screen and into the neighbors house before getting more than 1 hour in. I humbly had to get my counterpart to beat the 1st boss, Iudex Gundyr, on her own ( which I have later beat after starting a re-play through ). I managed to snake through until The Abyss Watchers and that’s where the online coop helped me! I still have yet to beat the game, even having the expansion and never getting the chance yet to venture through it.

      Man! I’m really jealous that you got to skimmy through this, although my current focus is half-sadly not on video games at the moment. That’s okay, because peeps like you can enjoy. Tally-ho! 👤

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      • Hahahaahh love your experience with DS3! I had such a blast with it, considering that it felt like a significant improvement on DS2, which, for me, was the weakest of the trilogy. I played DS3 on PC with a controller though, maximizing the graphical experience, and man, it really is a great finale to the trilogy. I don’t know if you plan on giving it another try but it’s definitely something I’d encourage anyone to do if they are amazed by these Souls games and the gameplay mechanics that make them so infuriating yet addictive! 😀

        Aw man, sorry to hear that you aren’t able to game as much as you’d wish you could these past few days. I hope things calm down enough for you to enjoy the games you have on stand-by, my friend!

        Thank you so much for reading my post though! Really appreciate hearing from you, as always! 😀

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    • No worries about reading my posts, sir. I have been extremely busy lately myself and I can’t blame anyone who has been taking care of their own priorities too! 😉

      Yes, I did explore the coop option and had a blast discovering other players throughout my playthrough, while also invading others just to wreak havoc too. 😛 I do hope you get the chance to purchase a PS5 when they restock properly. It has been a fantastic console so far. The SSD alone makes ALL games go faster, thus feel like they’re completely new to me hahaha 😀

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    • Dark Souls 1 is a great place to start too. I think you’ll notice how basic the control mechanics and gameplay is in Demon’s Souls when you get to try it out but the remastered version really makes it much more accessible and enjoyable in today’s generation of games!

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  • Great review, Lashaan! I was going to say that I would probably get too frustrated by a game where I constantly died, but then I remembered the hours spent on Skyrim or Final Fantasy, back in the days, just to try to beat a boss or something ahah – it’s true, nothing beats that type of satisfaction 😛

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    • Thanks, Juliette! If there’s something that’s for sure here, it’s that EVERYONE will get frustrated with this game, making them more and more impatient with each attempt but only those who persevere and remain composed come out victorious and can enjoy their small victories to the fullest hahahah I’d be curious to see how you’d react while playing this though. 😛 Hope someday you get to try it out hahaha

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    • Hahahah glad to hear how you relate to it too! 😛 As for 2-player games… If we’re talking about PS4/PS5 console gaming, I recently completed Sackboy and found that it was quite a fun family game despite its “childish” looks. It demands teamwork at times and even has levels that are challenging enough for adults! I might have to put together a review for it just for the heck of it. 😛

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