Demon's Souls Remastered - PS5 Page 7

  • mothercruncher 16 Jun 2020 10:29:09 17,839 posts
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    Indeed. Pretty 30fps for most, and Ill bet well still get dips into the 20s, which is actually more depressing than the foot of the Tower Of Latria.
  • Rodderz 18 Jun 2020 20:48:12 4,176 posts
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    New image of a character squaring up to the Tower Knight:
    http://images.pushsquare.com/299fb9106b534/demons-souls-ps5-tower-knight-screenshots.original.jpg

    Digital foundry article on Demon's possible technical aspects: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2020-demons-souls-remake-ps5-first-look

    Looks like it could be 4K 30fps in 'High-res mode' and possible 1440p 60fps for 'Performance mode'.

    Edited by Rodderz at 20:49:13 18-06-2020
  • Big-Swiss 19 Jun 2020 13:33:54 9,411 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    Rogueywon wrote:
    I miss being able to bump the PS4 version of this thread at random intervals for shits and giggles.
    Your days of evil are OVER!
    yeah, its a shame these days are over, but I'm totally happy I can play it on the PS5!
  • Cappy 21 Jun 2020 15:23:09 14,222 posts
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    I'm getting cold feet on this due to so many changes that don't really fit the mood the original game was trying to create.

    Why change the colour palette so drastically? Fromsoft were trying to create a drained World that had literally been sucked dry by demons, all that was left was faded, sepia tinged dusty ruin and hopelessness. The remake has too much high key colour and contrast, Demon's Souls is supposed be dark and murky looking.

    Then there are the completely unnecessary redesigns to enemies and armour, environments etc., what are you doing? They're imposing another team's art direction over the original designs which are getting discarded and overwritten like they were garbage.

    I just don't know what's going on with SCEE these days, they boarded the Fuck-Up Train and are determined to ride it all the way to the last stop ever since they relocated headquarters to California.
  • JamboWayOh 21 Jun 2020 15:45:48 20,059 posts
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    You've played the game yes, OK great. Glad that's all cleared up.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 21 Jun 2020 15:55:15 9,030 posts
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    @Cappy Don't think I agree. An awful lot of what you put down to the "mood" of the original game is what I'd attribute to the fact it was a technical shitshow. People rag on Dark Souls for Blight Town, but that would have been at the better end of the Demon's Souls spectrum. Polishing up Demon's Souls for a new generation of hardware is going to pull back a lot of the fog and that's what I see in the trailers.
  • Cappy 21 Jun 2020 16:57:11 14,222 posts
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    @Rogueywon

    Polishing is one thing, they are actually changing the original art direction. These areas were supposed to evoke a particular mood and these alterations are changing that.

    Developers have had no restrictions on colour selection since the mid-90s. I'm not sure what you're talking about when mentioning pulling back fog, Demon's Souls employs long draw distances outdoors or claustrophobic darkness in the dungeons and depths. This isn't Silent Hill on the PS1, use of low contrast, desaturated palettes was a deliberate decision. As I previously said this is a World that has been used up and drained, it's supposed to look like that.
  • Phattso 21 Jun 2020 18:57:03 25,492 posts
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    I thought I read that the game director had a hand in some of these choices?
  • Samildanach 21 Jun 2020 20:24:03 345 posts
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    Maybe think of it as a sequel. Same location, just many years later with life slowly returning to the land? The existance of the new one doesn't erase the old one from your memories or even your ps3 if you still have one.
  • fiery_jackass 25 Jun 2020 22:27:51 1,148 posts
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    day one purchase for me, it was my introduction to the souls series and the reason I took a bunch of days off work for Dark Souls' launch.

    I do hope that (unlikely as it is) someone gets to remake Dark Souls 2 one day. Loads of good ideas and interesting gameplay but, like Demon's, some crappy design choices that need fixing. Unlike Demon's, though, it's so fucking ugly, squashed and clumsy-looking that, outside of a vanishingly few areas, it could really do with a lick of paint from an outsider. Doubt there'd be an internet storm if *it* had an atmosphere overhaul.
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 13:34:37 36,747 posts
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    Aw

    Just setup a second hand PS3 and put on demon's souls just for some nostalgic run-througha. Initial opening cinematic is just as cool as before but then you get this against the really quiet soulful music in the background -

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/McS9rGefscvuXid57

    I've never seen it say that before. Fair brought a tear to my eye :'-(
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 14:58:44 36,747 posts
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    There are still ghosts of players running around
  • Gizzard 10 Jul 2020 15:19:23 18 posts
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    @quadfather I've dug out the PS3 for another playthrough as well.

    Not got round to it yet but apparently you can still play online using a private server that was set up after they shut the official ones down. Requires manually changing your primary DNS.

    There is a site called The Archstones that details it all.

    Looks like they have done some cool stuff with allowing you to coop at any level range and change world tendency by placing specific messages in the game.
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 16:32:07 36,747 posts
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    @Gizzard

    Ooo that's interesting! I'll check it out.

    Well, I'm standing outside phalanx fog gate as I type this. Just got through 1-1 so I can level up after doing phalanx.

    Came close to coming a cropper quite a few times in the level too. I'm quite rusty!

    Should be a hilarious run to get the falchion in 4-1, but I want a easy dex/magic build to start with. Good job too considering I've nearly died loads in the first level!

    And no, I didn't beat the vanguard in the tutorial area :D
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 16:36:48 36,747 posts
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    And in reverence of said game, I have this turned on each time I play it :)

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/79eRvvrtCZhigLDb6
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 18:04:22 36,747 posts
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    Haha I'm getting my arse kicked in this.

    Can't for the fucking life of me make the falchion run. Just get cut to ribbons by the skeletons.

    2-1 isn't that fucking easy with a pissy rapier either.

    1-2 I'm inching through now.

    Jesus!
  • jaangus 10 Jul 2020 18:24:35 5,399 posts
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    I feel like a bit of a heathen having got into the souls series from Dark Souls onwards so I am quite excited to play this.
  • ZuluHero 10 Jul 2020 18:29:23 8,931 posts
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    Don't worry about it, most people who love the series either played if later or never.

    Not me though, it was my first 😉
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 21:25:05 36,747 posts
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    jaangus wrote:
    I feel like a bit of a heathen having got into the souls series from Dark Souls onwards so I am quite excited to play this.
    No worries there, just get stuck in :)
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 21:25:32 36,747 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Don't worry about it, most people who love the series either played if later or never.

    Not me though, it was my first 😉
    Admittedly me too and so glad for it
  • quadfather 10 Jul 2020 21:26:44 36,747 posts
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    I've got my mojo back now. I've grabbed the winged spear and upgraded it enough to sort those fucking skeletons out so got the falchion now.

    Now it's time to exact my revenge
  • Graxlar_v3 10 Jul 2020 21:36:50 10,233 posts
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    jaangus wrote:
    I feel like a bit of a heathen having got into the souls series from Dark Souls onwards so I am quite excited to play this.
    It was the last game in the series I played and was well worth the wait!
  • Ddanno 11 Jul 2020 02:34:00 1,598 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    I've got my mojo back now. I've grabbed the winged spear and upgraded it enough to sort those fucking skeletons out so got the falchion now.

    Now it's time to exact my revenge
    SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
  • quadfather 11 Jul 2020 12:16:36 36,747 posts
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    @Ddanno

    Got the heater shield upgraded and gonna get me some sweet darkmoonstone and level the fuck out of this falchion and pump magic so I'm a walking killing machine again. Don't you miss it? 'D
  • Steve-Perry 11 Jul 2020 12:29:03 1,517 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    jaangus wrote:
    I feel like a bit of a heathen having got into the souls series from Dark Souls onwards so I am quite excited to play this.
    It was the last game in the series I played and was well worth the wait!
    Same, though I wouldn't rate it top. Think you had to 'be there' to fully appreciate it in 2020 (or gloss over its many weaknesses).

    Edited by Steve-Perry at 12:29:32 11-07-2020
  • quadfather 11 Jul 2020 13:03:35 36,747 posts
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    One thing is that you can't get into the pantheon anymore to nab those ephemeral eyes because you have to play offline.

    Can't wait to see yurt again :)
  • Nanocrystal 12 Jul 2020 07:37:42 2,134 posts
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    This is worth a watch:
  • quadfather 12 Jul 2020 12:22:56 36,747 posts
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    @Nanocrystal

    Yeah that was good, cheers for the link
  • quadfather 12 Jul 2020 22:24:24 36,747 posts
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    Hey @robc84, you'll never guess what

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/agrxaPHokwoXgx5u6
  • wuntyate 12 Jul 2020 23:34:24 14,963 posts
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    Lol
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