Following Demon's Souls Remastered - PS5 Page 111

  • UncleLou Moderator 4 Feb 2021 09:32:16 40,346 posts
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    Yeah, I've (obviously) not played it, but I heard it runs at a rock solid 60fps (albeit at 1080p).
  • captbirdseye 4 Feb 2021 09:33:48 10,430 posts
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    If remember rightly it's just certain areas that tank the frame rate.
  • nickthegun 4 Feb 2021 09:43:35 85,079 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    Yeah, I've (obviously) not played it, but I heard it runs at a rock solid 60fps (albeit at 1080p).
    Its still quite a demanding game. My 1080ti can only manage 60fps at 1440p. At 4k it tops out at 40 something. I think it needed something like a 970ti to even run at 1080p on high when it came out.
  • wuntyate 4 Feb 2021 09:49:49 16,533 posts
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    As someone who went back to DS3 and Bloodborne after Demon's Souls, I can say that you very quickly get over the difference and they are actually still bloody nice looking games even by todays standards. Dark Souls 1 & 2 have obviously aged more but still have their own aesthetic going on which oddly makes it seem wrong to compare them to the newer games and the Demon's remake.
  • Samildanach 4 Feb 2021 11:16:28 546 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Yeah, I kind of want to play the Dark Souls remaster, but I know that's going to look terrible after the Demon's remake.
    Having recently played DS Remaster after finishing Bloodborne on PS4Pro, I was rather shocked at how dated Dark Souls looked. The remaster makes the gameplay even more sublime and I enjoyed every minute of it, but my goodness the place looked shonky.

    I noticed it first in Undead berg, the wall textures of surrounding buildings (and especially DISTANT buildings) were not meant to be seen so clearly. The higher resolution works against it, and many places look blocky. The lighting isn't quite right also, for example when looking from afar at the gate giant that pulls the chains to open Sens, he stands out oddly compared to his surrounds due to how he is lit (fine in the cutscene and close up of course).
    The art direction and world design is top notch; this is just a case in my opinion of seeing further and more clearly than From soft had planned for on PS3. You won't mind of course once you get into the gameplay, just be prepared for a MAJOR visual downgrade coming from Demon's!
  • muddyyfunster 4 Feb 2021 16:42:53 911 posts
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    I'd really like Bluepoint to remake Dark Souls next. Just do what they did with Demon's please.
  • captbirdseye 4 Feb 2021 16:53:01 10,430 posts
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    I was hoping we'd get some DLC but sadly Bluepoint said no.
  • Dombat 4 Feb 2021 17:04:40 1,900 posts
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    I just want Bloodborne at 60FPS.
  • captbirdseye 4 Feb 2021 17:33:31 10,430 posts
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    I'm sure I read Sony saying that was really difficult to get them game to run at 60fps without some kind of remaster. They talked about the engine being a problem.
  • Dombat 4 Feb 2021 18:04:38 1,900 posts
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    I've heard that too - disappointing if it's truly the case.

    Might be another job for Bluepoint down the line.
  • captbirdseye 4 Feb 2021 18:36:45 10,430 posts
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    I'm going back into Bloodborne this week and I'm praying that I don't find it jarring and trashy.
  • neems 4 Feb 2021 19:03:50 5,210 posts
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    The rate they're going, Bluepoint will end up as the biggest video game developer in the world. Quality remakes of classic Sony 1st party titles is basically a licence to print money.
  • dominalien 4 Feb 2021 21:26:35 10,307 posts
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    captbirdseye wrote:
    I'm sure I read Sony saying that was really difficult to get them game to run at 60fps without some kind of remaster. They talked about the engine being a problem.
    Are you talking about Bloodborne? There's the mod that makes it run at 60 fps on a modded PS4, isn't there?
  • Nanocrystal 4 Feb 2021 22:58:53 2,342 posts
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    Finally started playing this. My gosh it looks lovely. Ah that rare and special feeling when you're playing a Soulsborne game for the first time. Gonna savour this.
  • captbirdseye 6 Feb 2021 18:29:01 10,430 posts
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    Firestorm spell is ridiculously OP and any boss battle is total breeze. It takes well over half a bosses health. I think I'll drop my mage now because this feels like cheating. Might try a dex build.
  • Rum_Monkey 6 Feb 2021 18:36:53 2,193 posts
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    Going to start this tonight after never playing any of them.

    I'm going to get battered aren't I?
  • darrenb 6 Feb 2021 18:44:41 1,121 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Going to start this tonight after never playing any of them.

    I'm going to get battered aren't I?
    I was in that boat at launch, 3 builds later I've still only beat 4 bosses.. it's the take your time bit I've struggled with
  • Rum_Monkey 6 Feb 2021 18:57:34 2,193 posts
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    I think I'll have similar issues but had to give it a go with all the love these games get. I think I'll have to convince myself to take my time and not get frustrated and charge into things.
  • PazJohnMitch 6 Feb 2021 18:59:40 16,751 posts
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    @Rum_Monkey

    It is probably the easiest of the souls games. So a good one to start with.

    Some of the bosses are really hard. But the 5 levels can be tackled in any order (after you finish 1-1). So if you are struggling with an area or boss then move onto a different area and come back later when you are stronger / better equipped.

    There was a a decent argument for exploring all 5 areas after 1-1 before attempting any of the bosses. (Then after doing that repeat with the next set).

    You do gain quite a bit each time you level. So brute forcing an area by over levelling is an option if you are really struggling. And so is summoning help.
  • retro74 6 Feb 2021 19:03:27 3,605 posts
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    I think thatís good advice about exploring a bit before you fight bosses. Get as many resources as you can in these games of youíre a novice

    Upgrade all your weapons as much as possible - preparation is key when you first start playing them
  • Nanocrystal 8 Feb 2021 23:24:30 2,342 posts
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    OK as a Soulsborne veteran this game is unexpectedly kicking my arse. Went in all cocky expecting to breeze through it. Aint happening.
  • greenmekon 9 Feb 2021 07:23:14 577 posts
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    Spent last night trying to beat Maneater, he is kicking my arse 😒
  • ryan_isthisit 9 Feb 2021 08:28:00 52 posts
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    Well, I feel a little bit like Iíve ruined this game for myself by choosing a magic build. Using the soul ray, with magic at 34 and intelligence at 28 or so. Itís been far too easy, and Iím shit at these (most) games. Beat maneater first attempt. Just used warding, then battered him from afar. Iím still enjoying it, but I kind of wish it was a bit more challenging. Mind you, itís still perfectly possible that it will start smashing me from now on, I suppose.
  • dominalien 9 Feb 2021 08:52:31 10,307 posts
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    Username checks out.
  • JoelStinty 9 Feb 2021 09:03:37 9,274 posts
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    greenmekon wrote:
    Spent last night trying to beat Maneater, he is kicking my arse 😒
    Its all about side stepping him. His/there main attack is a frontal charge, so just make sure you're light enough just to dodge that attack. His one of those that feels overwhelming at first but ..well like most souls bosses, but once you get an idea how to do it, he should go down pretty easily.
  • PazJohnMitch 9 Feb 2021 09:41:10 16,751 posts
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    I found staying in the middle circle made it less likely I would fall off. Also as I was dodging them I switched to holding my weapon in 2 hands because the shield was not offering me anything.
  • PierrePressure 9 Feb 2021 11:02:50 1,309 posts
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    I got my arse handed to me about 10 times with man eater but found that if I rolled into his lunge attack he'd miss me and I could turn around and fire off a few shots/stabs.
  • Nanocrystal 9 Feb 2021 12:18:07 2,342 posts
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    Think I've fucked up. 4-1 is now pure black and there's a phantom NPC right at the start who just one-shots me. I've hit him a couple of times and barely made a scratch.
  • greenmekon 9 Feb 2021 12:23:29 577 posts
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    Thanks for the tips, I will try again tonight. I was using the wrong tactics before, need to try and snap off his tail.
  • Samildanach 9 Feb 2021 13:20:54 546 posts
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    @Nanocrystal
    Yeah that particular red phantom is one of the hardest enemies in the game I recall. You're fucked. Well, unless you raise it above Pure Black by beating a boss. (If memory serves)

    Edited by Samildanach at 13:21:34 09-02-2021
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