Anybody else played the demo yet?

well here's my first impressions...

initially the first time i played it, i was first astonished by the fact that it was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo short. 2 battles with say 10 ppl each time. As for game play it was ok....just button smashing....so overall i wasn't too impressed...

and so i give it another run and try more things this time. Now this time i'm using the other 2 stances she uses, the long ranged one and the power stance. Things start to feel better....i like the fact that in between combos you can change from one stance to another flawlessly.

...also i read about how to do counters in the game and someone explained the thing about how the enemies give off a certain color aura when they attack and how you have to block according with the correct stance. There is no block button, she blocks automatically if you are in the correct stance. So I can see how this will be used in the final game and imo it will be pretty nifty. Going back to counters, if your in the correct stance and as soon as the enemy makes contact you press triangle. If done correctly she can do a one hit kill or if miss timed you just knock them back. If done wrong you obviously take damage. The quick counter scenes are pretty sweet, like the one where she kicks them in the balls or snaps their neck. Then I tried to do the aerial combos, and they are ok. From the list of aerial combos so far, it just brings in another thing to do if u want to.

To sum it all up, their is a good variety of combos to choose fun. It can be a button smasher, but their is definitely more to it. The AI knows how to block, roll and counter. So they aren't too dumb. The animations are a little repetitive, I mean say when you knock a enemy down temporarily. The roll for a brief second, then get up again. The graphics aren't bad. The scenery is great, but the characters are ok. Nariko's (kool name btw) hair in the beginning cut scenes is uh....pretty bad. Dunno, didn't like it and definitely could of been done better. When it goes to game play mode though, her hair flows nicely, along with her clothing or whatever. As a rating, I'd give it a 8.5/10 so far. Being extremely short hurts the demo a lot, because as soon as u get start to get the flow of the game.....it ends. Something imo, that can be looked forward too.