Try The Next PC Dungeon RPG From The Makers Of Demon Gaze

By Spencer . August 1, 2014 . 1:59pm


Experience’s first English localized game, Demon Gaze, came out for PlayStation Vita, but the dungeon RPG maker got started on PC.


The Stranger of the Village of Sword, which Experience released first on Xbox 360 is coming to PC, too. The game has not been announced for the West, but you can try the dungeon crawler out and see the game’s gorgeous artwork.


The Stranger of the Village of Sword demo lets players sample the first two quests and level their characters up to level 8. The job change system isn’t implemented in the demo, though.


If you purchase the PC version, you can import save data into the completed game. Grab the demo here.

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  • Yan Zhao

    This game is too beautiful to not be localized!

  • Dragard Kaos

    I really hope more of Experience’s games get localized. While it wasn’t officially localized, Generation Xth Code Hazard was really fun to play. I still need to buy Demon Gaze.

  • AlliedG

    Demon gaze was a solid dungeon crawler in terms of gameplay mechanics and music, so it will be nice if indeed more Experience games get localised.

  • This is begging for a Steam release… DO IT

    • Matty

      definitely buying it, steam or not

  • Kornelious

    Hopefully the Vita version get’s localized….That seems to be the hub for dungeon crawlers now-a-days XD

  • John Hayabusa

    Looks interesting. I can see this coming to Steam in the future.

  • Zalin

    From the makers of demon gaze YES PLEASE!

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    DAT ART!
    this game just manged to appear in my “must play” list because of DAT ART

  • The artwork is very beautiful. Will have to try out the demo for sure =)

  • Raltrios

    While I have not yet purchased a Vita, Demon Gaze is one of the titles I plan to pick up the day that I do. The art is enthralling. I just hope everything else measures up, but I’ve enjoyed many things others have a low opinion of so I expect it will.

    • pimpalicious

      If you dungeon crawlers like Etrian Odyssey I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I actually liked Demon Gaze a bit better than EOIV.

      • Raltrios

        Well, I do happen to enjoy both IV and Untold. Still haven’t finished them, though, since they require a solid chunk of free time to play…

        • pimpalicious

          I haven’t played Untold at all yet. I do have it though.

  • RedSuisei

    I’ve tried the demo, mostly blind since my Japanese wasn’t that good. The game feels really similar to Demon Gaze (as oppossed to Operation Abyss, which is more similar to the Xth series), but the character creation seems closer to Xth series. They even reused not only the SFX, but also most of the battle voices, and some musics are pretty similar to Demon Gaze only with a darker tone. For the visuals, awesome artwork aside, I also love the interface used.

    I’m not too far in yet, and there are plenty of mecahnics I don’t understand fully, but from what I’ve played so far this is now on the top of my most anticipated JRPG list (if it gets localized).

  • D4rKoV4

    i cant install the demo, after the instalation reach like 60% of the progress, it crashs… anybody have an idea of what is happening? i have to change to japanese unicode?

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Have you tried changing to J-Unicode?

      Does it give you an error message? Can you post a picture of it? My Japanese is fairly rudimentary but I may be able to help see what the problem is.

    • RedSuisei

      Yes you have to change to J-unicode

      • When you say “change to J-unicode,” do you mean the keyboard settings, right?

        • RedSuisei

          No. you need to change the system locale. Though you also need to set your keyboard for Japanese input since the character names must be written in Japanese

    • D4rKoV4

      Now it worked, thx!!!

      a question, i changed J-unicode in the past with my older computer, didnt with the new one yet, but there is gonna be an issue with certains programs or something i have to be aware for changing the unicode?

  • Michael Richardson

    Demon Gaze looked good, but this looks even better. Definitely hoping for a Western release.

  • Lanili

    I’m trying to get past the character creation screen but the last part has me stumped. Can anyone help? This game looks amazing!

    • RedSuisei

      The last part was name input, right? The names must be in Japanese characters.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Can’t wait to play this when I get home. Gonna play the demo and get the full version day 1

  • Damn you and your clickbait. Showing me such a cute girl, how could I resist?

  • Akito

    Full Version がほしいですね

  • Guest

    Full Version and Chinese Version がほしいですね

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