Demon's Souls Preview

The Game Guys are offering up a brief preview of the soon-to-be-released North American version of Demon's Souls. A bit on character creation and combat:
You begin the game by designing your character, from the color of your eyes to the color of your hair. Then you choose your class of character. There are ten to choose from: Knight, Priest, Thief, Magician, Temple Knight, Soldier, Wanderer, Barbarian, Royal and Hunter. I picked Thief, cause he had some of the highest attributes in intelligence and stealth.

Demon's Souls walks you through the early combat stages. There's various sword strikes with the right-side trigger buttons. The left trigger helps defend - my Thief held out his shield to deflect the enemy. The coolest combat move had to be a parry and attack combo. By hitting L2 at the right moment, your character dodges the strike. You follow with a press of R1, and your character brutally kills the enemy. It was like skewering a piece of meat for a barbecue.