PS3 Friday, June 1, 2007 | 7:30 PM

Images and video of Folk's Soul demo

Images and video of Folk's Soul demo

Sony and Game Republic released on the japanese PSN a quite nice demo of Folk's Soul, aka Folklore for us. While waiting for a video later today, enjoy these 74 images showing a very good artistic design.
Update: Video available.


Demo video

All comments

Commented on 2007-06-01 16:54:32
I think those slide-show like sequences are just placeholders for CG-movies ... those would have been too big for such a demo (even without them it's 1 GB) in my opinion
Commented on 2007-06-01 17:30:05
Some of the enviroments and the main character don't look all that complete (demo!) but the art direction and all those other characters look darn right fantastic.
Commented on 2007-06-01 18:13:07
The game is awesome, I loved the demo. I like those moving comic book style cut scenes, I think they are final Lafiel.
Commented on 2007-06-01 21:47:37
The colours !!! My eyes are happy :)
Commented on 2007-06-02 00:11:42
One of those rare occasions where I wish I had a PS3.
Commented on 2007-06-02 00:42:45
Well I just finished the demo and I have NO IDEA what just happened. This game is super bizarre! I think the, um, tree that tended the bar told me something significant so I ran into a forest where imp people tried to kill me. After sucking imp powers out of them I could soon enough roll boulders and stuff and before I knew it I was back in the bar yelling "RANDOM KANJI THINGY!!!!" and the demo ended. :O

It looks incredible though. It's like Eternal Sonata had forests and flowers and this game was like "forests and flowers huh? I'LL SHOW YOU FUCKING FORESTS AND FLOWERS!" *brain damage from colour and fauna overload*


In a good way though. Good brain damage.
Commented on 2007-06-02 00:49:43
lmao

It is a bit mad, I wasn't quite so confounded as you though :o

I guess foreign languages will do that to a person.
Commented on 2007-06-02 02:14:41 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Well I just finished the demo and I have NO IDEA what just happened. This game is super bizarre! I think the, um, tree that tended the bar told me something significant so I ran into a forest where imp people tried to kill me. After sucking imp powers out of them I could soon enough roll boulders and stuff and before I knew it I was back in the bar yelling "RANDOM KANJI THINGY!!!!" and the demo ended. :O

It looks incredible though. It's like Eternal Sonata had forests and flowers and this game was like "forests and flowers huh? I'LL SHOW YOU FUCKING FORESTS AND FLOWERS!" *brain damage from colour and fauna overload*


In a good way though. Good brain damage.
Good post!
Commented on 2007-06-02 12:30:39
that was a boring video :s although very nice models, and thank the lord, real time combat, makes a change to the usual JRPG tripe, still not my thing tho
Commented on 2007-06-02 12:33:07
Looks absolutely gorgeous. I wish you had stayed in the bar a bit longer. It seemed some lovely music was about to start.
Commented on 2007-06-02 13:26:25
Very promising game.
Commented on 2007-06-02 15:03:41
I enjoyed the demo, didnt finish it but it was pretty good. Very nice use of the SixaxiS
Commented on 2007-06-02 22:44:13
Exactly, Myro, the sixaxis implementation is sweeeet. tanoshiminisuru wa kore ga
[i'm looking forward to this]
Commented on 2007-06-03 02:47:39
The demo was very well-done.

I'm really taken to the panel-based cutscenes and prefer them over CG--they're slick and sexy, instead of the rubbery feeling CG cutscenes give off.
Commented on 2007-06-03 03:21:02
Actually, the trailer contains most of the cardboard cutout scenes found in the demo, but in the trailer they're proper animated cutscenes. I'm gonna have to give Lafiel's assessment a nod, because I half suspect the trailer sequences will be what's in the final game.
Commented on 2007-06-03 08:05:26
Just watched the HD video and I gotta say I'm blown away. The only thing better than the visuals is the sound--or lack thereof. I can't stand dialogue in videogames. If this is what the final product will be like I'm onboard.
Commented on 2007-06-03 09:50:59
well I said, wow

Game looks gorgeous. Kenshin is impressed, thanks :p
Commented on 2007-06-04 10:47:07
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Commented on 2007-06-05 00:35:36
synce -

I believe the final product is supposed to be dubbed through and through with English as the primary language. Then again, all I have seen of the game so far has been one trailer, the GDC gameplay, and the Japanese demo.
Commented on 2007-06-10 16:38:37
I finally played the demo and it was amazing. Wish there was a jump button, but I like the "dash" button.

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