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    Demon souls was Underestimated by Sony US

    Demon's Souls 'underestimated' by Sony - Shacknews.com - Video Game News, Trailers, Game Videos, and Files


    There's a reason why Demon's Souls was a PS3 exclusive. In Japan, the game was published by Sony. However, in America, the game was published by Atlus--after Sony's US division passed on the opportunity to release the game stateside. In a new interview, Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the refusal was "one of Sony's biggest software mistakes this generation."


    "We underestimated the quality of the game," Yoshida said.


    "When it was close to final I spent close to two hours playing it and after two hours I was still standing at the beginning at the game. I said, 'This is crap. This is an unbelievably bad game,'" Yoshida told Game Informer. "So I put it aside."


    Demon's Souls went on to become a tremendous success for Atlus. The game even won a few Game of the Year nods, before developer From Software decided to make a multiplatform "sequel" in the form of Dark Souls.


    "We definitely dropped the ball from a publishing standpoint, including studio management side. We were not able to see the value of the product we were making," Yoshida lamented. The studio head hopes to never "make the same mistake again," and notes that Sony still owns the Demon's Souls IP. "Our business is to grow our IP and we love Demon’s Souls. From Software is a very important business partner, so we'll see."



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    Not surpising. It was a huge gamble that paid off big in the end, afterall. Even From didn't expect it to do half as well as it did.

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    I hear it is a impressive game. I might get it eventually. But, thats f'ed up how he said that about the game.
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    Sony's US department made a big mistake, still at the begining after 2 hours YOU SUCK




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    lol that guy sounded like me after playing my first 2 hours. "this game is a pile of shit, cant even get up the first set of stairs. screw this, taking this game back!" 6 months and a platinum later...its my all time favorite now. yup they dropped da ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stupot00 View Post
    Sony's US department made a big mistake, still at the begining after 2 hours YOU SUCK
    Hell, thats the same scenario I was in, and I got pissed and never touched it again. I don't see the appeal in Demon's Souls, I just rented it and sat down once to play and never did again.

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    While this is old news that Sony said they dropped the ball on this game, the reason that he gave is pretty surprising to me.


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    Easily done, not exactly a wider market title is it?

    Yes i know it's great and mega super hardcore and all that but not everyone want's to play that sort of thing, you can see how it can come across.

    Anyway, multiplatform or not, it got noticed and got a sequel, all is right in the world!

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    All my respects to Atlus, for bringing one of the best games I've ever played to the other side of the world.

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    I actually still have that game and its probably thick with dust. I got sloughtered by some other player who was a phantom, caught me completely off guard but I got pissed and havent touched it since. But if its as good as everyone says it ends up being then im gonna have totry and plat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofSonofvenom View Post
    Easily done, not exactly a wider market title is it?

    Yes i know it's great and mega super hardcore and all that but not everyone want's to play that sort of thing, you can see how it can come across.

    Anyway, multiplatform or not, it got noticed and got a sequel, all is right in the world!
    Agreed. I'm not very into these sort of games, but i can understand the attraction for alot of gamers.. But Sony dropped the ball indeed seeing how succesful this game has become... In many years and even now it's going to have a cultstatus i think..

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    i agree with their statement......... agree completely


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    Quite frankly, the game is kind of crap. After seeing Dark Soul's on my brothers PS3, there are quite a few games that do the exact same thing as Dark Souls... but considerably better. Better stories, better graphics, less clunky gameplay, more intuitive interfaces, better (or at least on par) customization and character development.

    I don't really like that 'challenging' has become synonymous with 'good'.

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    the game is terrible

    the difficulty is basically "these guys have more health then you, thats all"

    there's no difficulty involved once you get controls down.


    serious sam is a difficult game series.

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    This is old news...

    Let's just hope that they actually make a true sequel to Demon's Souls...not this Dark Souls bullshit.


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    I almost bought Demon Souls and got Dark Souls instead, but I heard great things about Demon Souls. That's why I almost bought it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreakon View Post
    Quite frankly, the game is kind of crap. After seeing Dark Soul's on my brothers PS3, there are quite a few games that do the exact same thing as Dark Souls... but considerably better. Better stories, better graphics, less clunky gameplay, more intuitive interfaces, better (or at least on par) customization and character development.

    I don't really like that 'challenging' has become synonymous with 'good'.
    Care to name some games that do the exact same thing as Dark Souls and also have "less clunky gameplay"

    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    This is old news...

    Let's just hope that they actually make a true sequel to Demon's Souls...not this Dark Souls bullshit.
    The game was/is good, move along. I still don't understand why you hate it so much.
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    So, is this really good? I never played this before, and I have it still in plastic. Don't know if I wanna go through a game where I'm gonna die ever 5 seconds, but I know this is a good game. Should I play it, or sell it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by kidson2004 View Post
    So, is this really good? I never played this before, and I have it still in plastic. Don't know if I wanna go through a game where I'm gonna die ever 5 seconds, but I know this is a good game. Should I play it, or sell it?
    in this game, dying is a good thing until you become better at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidson2004 View Post
    So, is this really good? I never played this before, and I have it still in plastic. Don't know if I wanna go through a game where I'm gonna die ever 5 seconds, but I know this is a good game. Should I play it, or sell it?
    Well, you already have it. Might as well give it a try and judge by yourself.

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