Kotaku Matchmaker: Demon’s Souls

Kotaku Matchmaker: Demon’s Souls

Aussie online gamers know that any online game is best enjoyed with, well… other Aussies. To ensure your weekend online gaming is as lag-free as possible, every Friday we’ll be hosting the Kotaku Matchmaker, where you can meet new friends online!

We’ll be theming each Matchmaker around a specific game, but you can check back in the archive of older titles below. And feel free to suggest a totally different game in the comments, if that’s what you’re planning to play this weekend.

This week it’s the turn of Demon’s Souls, the delightfully demanding action-RPG from From Software, Atlus and Namco Bandai. Whether you’ve been hunting souls for months now or whether you’ve just picked up the local version, released this week, everyone needs another adventurer with whom to brave the dungeons of Boletaria.

All you need to do is leave your PSN ID in the comments below. Mention a bit about yourself, too: How experienced are you? What level are you? Which area are you looking to explore? What time do you usually play? Anything that’ll help other players decide if you’re really a good match.

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  • It is actually quite tricky to deliberately play alongside a friend.

    You have to know precisely where on the map they will put their marker and be there at exactly the right time.

    You also need to have similar SL to even see their marker. Usually between +/-12 SL.

    And don’t hang around for ages trying to meet a friend at the very beginning of a section, unless you like constantly fighting black phantoms .

    • I think the range you need to be in is 10% of your soul level + 10. BOTH players need be within each others range, not just one or the other.

      If anyone would like to play along with me:

      PSN: najakh
      Skill: reasonable, I’ve played the US version
      Soul Level: will be very low
      Time: Late on weeknights, morning on weekends

  • Wow good timing, I just picked this up.

    PSN: Rufio1985
    Skill: Complete beginner! (Haven’t even fired the game up!)
    Level: *shrugs* 1?

    Most likely to play around midday during the week and various times during the weekend.

  • I’ve had the US version for ages, but if I don’t win the competition I’ll probably pick up the AU version regardless, just so I can play with my fellow countrymen.
    PSN is still Cerzel.

  • PSN: truncheon
    Skill: leet royal firestorm spammer (cheater)
    Level: 80 something I think

    I need someone to help me through storm shrine, Ive been stuck there for weeks, gaddamn flying manta rays..

  • PSN: Pioneer161
    Skill: Just finished God of War 1 on God-1, so I feel the appropriate level of humbleness.
    Level: Never played Demon’s Souls

    I have another mate who picked it up online and it should be here later, so could be a 3 player thang going on. Mostly play after 7 pm.

  • Hey guys, i would like to noe the server situation. Is it aussie servers or European servers??


  • PSN: Demons_Bane_
    Skill: Good at all levels from previous playthrough on Asian Version
    Level: Approx 35 at posting

    Usually on early mornings 5 – 7am and on and off on weekends. Send msg to id if need help. Like being blue phantom and killing the black ones!

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