Following Demon's Souls Remastered - PS5 Page 44

  • ZuluHero 21 Nov 2020 02:42:01 9,708 posts
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    wuntyate wrote:
    Getting past the fucking astounding graphics and sound, it's still very much Demon's.
    It's really weird for me in that it looks exactly how I remember it, or at least how I remember it looking in my head.

    I know it's just a case of rose-tinted glasses, but they've really done a bang up job recreating it.
  • ZuluHero 21 Nov 2020 03:08:23 9,708 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @ZuluHero

    So it's not just me then? 😂
    You're in good company ;)
  • Theshape80 21 Nov 2020 05:01:16 400 posts
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    I canít upgrade special weapons. I go to blacksmith Ed with the searing soul but thereís no option to give it to him?
  • Lotos8ter 21 Nov 2020 06:07:37 3,046 posts
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    @Theshape80 exhaust his talk option and try save/ quit and reload the area and try again. Chat options in Souks games can be flakey
  • joeymoto108 21 Nov 2020 07:31:34 743 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    wuntyate wrote:
    Getting past the fucking astounding graphics and sound, it's still very much Demon's.
    It's really weird for me in that it looks exactly how I remember it, or at least how I remember it looking in my head.

    I know it's just a case of rose-tinted glasses, but they've really done a bang up job recreating it.
    In my head Demons Souls always felt like a looker. Looking at YouTube vids of the original again, I cannot believe how powerful the rose tinted glasses can be. Are we gonna think this remake looks mediocre in another 11 years?
  • Theshape80 21 Nov 2020 07:51:54 400 posts
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    @Lotos8ter thanks finally done it
  • neems 21 Nov 2020 08:33:06 5,183 posts
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    I think in one of the videos the creative director said that their intention was to recreate the game that people remembered.

    In all fairness, I don't remember it looking like this. Bluepoint are lunatics - maybe From could buy them to beef up their engine. Although I still think Sony are going to use them to update every 1st party exclusive ever made.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 21 Nov 2020 08:57:20 22,315 posts
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    Worlds wrote:
    I did unlock the shortcuts but there was a ton of enemies in the way, so it didnít feel like much of a shortcut.

    I understand itís how old games worked but thatís old for a reason. Most games came away from old save structures like this. Not complaining, just think to a newcomer itís brutal.

    Risk reward, I get that too. But, if you die you have the demotivating feeling of having to start it all again. It may be risk reward but it also is what it is; brutal!
    As others have said itís not Ďoldí game design. I canít think of another game ever where the mechanic is the same as the From games. Itís a completely unique design that has been done for a very specific reason. The way the game repeats and the way you level up and unlock shortcuts IS the game.
  • HisDudness 21 Nov 2020 08:57:47 1,745 posts
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    I can't believe this is a launch game. The quality is just so much higher than anything available for PS4 at launch (with apologies to Resogun). Combined with Astrobot, it really feels like a proper event. I'm so thirsty for more 4K60 games that integrate the haptics.

    I definitely agree with those saying that this feels like the Demon's Souls that my 10 years younger self played and was so smitten by.
  • Dombat 21 Nov 2020 09:10:44 1,876 posts
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    Finding 4-1 quite difficult with my low level royal.

    This level is actually quite fresh in my mind from my abandoned PS3 playthrough but that character was a different build and higher levelled.

    For getting the falchion early do people generally fight or run? Those rolling cunts arenít easy to get around.
  • f00b_inc 21 Nov 2020 09:47:04 885 posts
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    Any tips for early levelling? I went with Temple Knight and think I will try to do a melee/miracle type build if that is a thing. Am I okay just ploughing a few souls into vitality/endurance in the early stages to stay alive a bit longer?
  • neems 21 Nov 2020 10:21:36 5,183 posts
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    @Dombat

    You could always use magic :) If you nip over to 5-1 there is a Morningstar near the beginning which is pretty effective against skeletons. Slightly further in there is a blessed mace.

    I have my magic upgraded to have two slots, and picked up the Kris (in 2-1?) which increases magic damage.
  • Rodderz 21 Nov 2020 10:32:24 4,393 posts
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    neems wrote:
    I think in one of the videos the creative director said that their intention was to recreate the game that people remembered.

    In all fairness, I don't remember it looking like this. Bluepoint are lunatics - maybe From could buy them to beef up their engine. Although I still think Sony are going to use them to update every 1st party exclusive ever made.
    There's lots of rumors swirling at the moment that Sony are going to buy Bluepoint by Feb of next year at the latest, as they recognise what an incredible studio they are. Bluepoint also apparently want to work on their own original IP at some point too, on top of the remake stuff, and see Sony as a great fit for these plans. So watch this space...
  • Dombat 21 Nov 2020 10:36:54 1,876 posts
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    neems wrote:
    @Dombat

    You could always use magic :) If you nip over to 5-1 there is a Morningstar near the beginning which is pretty effective against skeletons. Slightly further in there is a blessed mace.

    I have my magic upgraded to have two slots, and picked up the Kris (in 2-1?) which increases magic damage.
    Thanks, I'll look into the other items.
  • retro74 21 Nov 2020 10:44:24 3,565 posts
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    @f00b_inc learn how to kill the skeletons in 4-1 easily and keep doing the early bit of that level

    They return more souls than anything early game
  • retro74 21 Nov 2020 10:44:32 3,565 posts
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    @f00b_inc learn how to kill the skeletons in 4-1 easily and keep doing the early bit of that level

    They return more souls than anything early game
  • Frogofdoom 21 Nov 2020 11:18:03 17,219 posts
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    @Dombat you can run past them easily enough.
  • neems 21 Nov 2020 11:31:48 5,183 posts
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    @Worlds

    You're not trying to run ahead of it are you?
  • SolidSCB 21 Nov 2020 11:36:22 14,596 posts
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    Oh, so no one else totally forgot about the rocks and ended up fighting by hand?

    I've got no hope.
  • neems 21 Nov 2020 11:43:53 5,183 posts
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    In fairness, I watched many videos of people playing 1-1 in the couple of weeks leading up to launch. It was mostly familiar, but there may have been a couple of things that jogged my memory.
  • neems 21 Nov 2020 11:48:30 5,183 posts
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    @Worlds

    Just checking, are you wearing the cling ring that you pick up from the shortcut gates (it boosts your HP in soul form)?
  • quadfather 21 Nov 2020 12:14:29 37,928 posts
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    Flamelurker is going to be fun...
  • monkman76 21 Nov 2020 12:23:23 17,700 posts
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    "The Monumental awaits thee above"
    "Where love?"
  • neems 21 Nov 2020 12:24:43 5,183 posts
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    @quadfather

    I was deep into 2-2 last night, getting more and more nervous and less familiar with everything (I managed to kill 2 red phantoms by running away on a lift, which was fun) so I decided to take your advice. I bugged out, did some exploring / grinding in 4-1 and got myself Evacuate.

    I also picked up the Uchi while I was there, a pretty good session all told. I am now fully prepared for some advanced cowardice. I wonder if I can change my name to Sir Robin?
  • monkman76 21 Nov 2020 12:28:20 17,700 posts
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    I've beaten the first boss, can I level up yet? Do I need to find the Monumental?
  • SolidSCB 21 Nov 2020 12:33:07 14,596 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    I've beaten the first boss, can I level up yet? Do I need to find the Monumental?
    It's the lady that appears near that blue glowing man that lets you access the levelling. Go to the monumental upstairs for a cutscene.
  • monkman76 21 Nov 2020 12:37:08 17,700 posts
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    I've been all the way up to the pantheon - where is the monumental?
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