How Demon Gaze Makes Dungeon Crawling Friendlier

By Sato . January 25, 2013 . 4:02pm

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Dungeon crawling games are tough for players who haven’t dived into the genre before. Kadokawa Games tried to make the experience easier to get into with Demon Gaze, a dungeon RPG for PlayStation Vita. Demon Gaze has many useful features, such as auto-mapping. The mini and expanded maps can be viewed at any time, so players won’t have to worry about getting lost. There’s also a neat ‘Auto-pilot’ feature, that will automatically take players to any previously visited areas.



Additionally, there’s another useful feature called the Gazer Memo. By using the Magical Chalk, players can map out their dungeon routes to find certain treasures or just as a way to find the next floor. It can then be shared with your friends that are playing Demon Gaze through the PlayStation Vita, as a way to network and help one another with personally made guides. Definitely useful for showing others where dangerous bosses are located.


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While exploring dungeons, players might come across a ‘Treasure Hunting Circle’. The circle is a special spot where players can insert specific ‘Gems’ to spawn monsters. Gems can be purchased at the inn and they all have their unique features. Certain Gems can be used to spawn monsters that will drop specific weapons or items.



There’s also the ‘Demon Circle’, where players will have to prepare for a tough battle against a demon in rampage mode. When the fight is over, the demon will drop a Demon Key, which possesses the power of the Demon within, and can be used to summon demons in battle.


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Demon Gaze’s ally demons come in three different variants; offensive, defensive and exploring types. Each with their unique abilities, they will help out the players as a sixth member of the party as a powerful ally. However, the demons will have a demon gauge which lowers each turn. When completely depleted, the demon will go in rampage mode. During rampage mode, its health and attack gets a huge boost, but it will attack both allies and enemies. Oz will acquire a certain skill later in the game, which will allow him to control demons in rampage mode.


Demon Gaze was released yesterday on PlayStation Vita.

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  • ragingmerifes

    Does that mean the game will be easy?

    • Akane Zuliani

      It means it will be more acessible for new players to the genre, difficulty in this kind of game is about how much grinding you can stand to do.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      As long as they’re optional, then you can have the vanilla experience without all the aides. Which is what I would do if I got the game.

  • Oh how I wish this was localized. This game looks awesome.

    • Lightthrower

      Yes yes yes!! Go Xseed? :-D

    • It is surprisingly good. The visuals are beautiful and screenies/ trailers on the web don’t do the real OLED deal any justice. Its systems should be easy to grasp to people who do not know any Japanese at all.

    • OverlordZetta

      You can say that again. If we don’t have news by the summer, I might have to import it.

  • almostautumn

    Very close to importing, but i’;ve a feeling that it will get localized. They’ll cut the naughty stuff out though probably…

    • Raltrios

      Just how naughty is the naughty stuff, anyway? Besides that one screen of a half-naked Fran, I’ve yet to hear any details.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        ……. I kinda bet there will be much more “naughty” there but i am not sure on them cutting the content there.

  • please o please mighty siliconera, suggest to developers to localize :3

    • I don’t think a site is in a position to suggest anything to developers. You can try writing to them though, if you want.

  • Bring them all here!

  • Hamaro

    Would this game be worth importing if I know very little japanese? I wanted to get it but I think the language barrier will be too much for me.

    • You can do it, but you’ll miss out on the story. Been thinking about picking up this one myself.


    i’ll see when i import this… My vita is hungry very for games.

  • jujubee88

    This kind of game makes me wish the upcoming PS4 has cross-controller.

    I want the 2D art on my VITA’s OLED display while there is a manue GUI, script text, etc all going on the big screen in real-time.

  • BenderIsGreat

    The minimaps mitigate it slightly, but the whole 1st person thing is still a tremendous turn-off.

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