Following Demon's Souls Remastered - PS5 Page 112

  • dominalien 9 Feb 2021 17:25:12 10,307 posts
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    Does tendency gravitate towards the middle if playing online like it did on PS3? From my playthrough I think it does, but I haven't been paying enough attention to say for sure. If so, just wait some time and you'll be golden. Just don't go in there alive.
  • PazJohnMitch 9 Feb 2021 17:30:11 16,751 posts
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    Die in human form -> Dark
    Kill a boss -> Light

    Probably more to it than that but that was as far as I figured out.
  • dominalien 9 Feb 2021 18:29:11 10,307 posts
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    Thatís the gist of it but it didnít used to stay put unless you were offline. Perhaps thatís still the case.
  • Humperfunk 21 Feb 2021 17:18:03 8,459 posts
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    Just beat Tower Knight without killing any archers. I never even got to the first boss on the PS3 version, the sheer elation I feel right now is insane.

    Fiance is watching TV now so can't get on the PS5, gagging to play more! I did the run to get that Crescent Falchion +1 whatsit so with my magic stat, absolute carved through him. Did some grinding on 4-1 also, I've never been on world 2, 3 or 5 so going to be a great experience.
  • PierrePressure 21 Feb 2021 17:24:09 1,309 posts
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    I completed this last week. Only my 2nd souls game that I've completed. Got stuck on the last boss but once I figured out his move set it was actually pretty easy.

    Can't decide if I preferred this or Bloodborne. Was tempted to pick up Dark Souls but it just looks laughably slow now. Maybe next gen!
  • MasterOfSpin 21 Feb 2021 18:48:43 18 posts
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    @PierrePressure get Dark Souls 3. Runs lovely on ps5
  • dominalien 21 Feb 2021 21:37:05 10,307 posts
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    @Humperfunk Bet you wish you were single now, eh? Eh?

    Edit: Oh, and good job!

    Edited by dominalien at 21:37:19 21-02-2021
  • fiery_jackass 21 Feb 2021 22:28:55 1,193 posts
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    @dominalien
    I'm pretty sure that mechanic was abandoned, praise the sun etc
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Feb 2021 22:35:21 29,798 posts
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    Beat Phalanx tonight, now have 5K souls to spend. The fun begins :)
  • Humperfunk 21 Feb 2021 23:05:21 8,459 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    @Humperfunk Bet you wish you were single now, eh? Eh?

    Edit: Oh, and good job!
    Hahaha thanks :D

    Just done the Armour Spider from the gameplay vids they released, wahey!
  • Nanocrystal 21 Feb 2021 23:50:42 2,342 posts
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    Finished this last night and have mixed feelings. On the plus side, as a massive Soulsborne fan who never had a PS3 it's fantastic to finally get to play it. It was impressive to see just how much of the Souls formula was nailed on the first attempt, and there were so many parts that I recognised from the other games in the series. From the point of view of plugging a gap in my gaming knowledge I'm really satisfied and it's great to finally be able to step back and see the full evolution of this series. It plays really well and looks and sounds wonderful, and with the fast loading times and frame rate it truly felt next-gen.

    On the downside, it felt disappointingly short. I finished it at just over 20 hours with a melee character. In the past I've usually hit 50-60 hours or more on my first playthroughs of Souls games. While some of the levels did feel challenging, the bosses (with one exception) felt trivially easy and some of the later levels were literally just a short, empty corridor leading to the next boss fight. It didn't really feel like there were that many secrets or shortcuts to be found. I guess some are hidden behind the world/character tendency mechanics but I didn't like those at all, they just incentivised me to keep committing suicide in the nexus which felt really dumb. And item burden can jump in the fucking sea.

    Overall I'm really grateful for the experience and will definitely play it again at some point, but for me it ranks well below DS1, DS3 and Bloodborne. I know it's unfair to compare them, as the later games had so much to build upon. Still, I just can't help feeling a bit underwhelmed, and it just makes me wish I'd played the original a decade ago.
  • ZuluHero 22 Feb 2021 00:15:17 9,756 posts
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    It's probably my fave. The variety of worlds and the shorter playtime makes it more palatable for a replays. I've only done each souls game once, but I've played through this quite a few times.

    It was my first souls game though, so maybe that helps. Also helps that this version is now the best looking too.
  • Rogueywon 22 Feb 2021 00:21:48 11,037 posts
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    @Nanocrystal Agree with all of that. To me, it comes across as the rough draft for a whole genre. Fascinating, of historic significance... but not as good as what would come later.

    Though I'd probably take it over Nioh 2, which I'm now in the back end of.
  • ZuluHero 22 Feb 2021 00:27:38 9,756 posts
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    Well, it's better than DS2. Amirite? ;)
  • monkman76 22 Feb 2021 08:36:29 18,034 posts
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    I finished this a month or so ago, spent a few hours messing about in NG+, spent another few hours with a different build, and then moved on, happy that I'd got my fill. But now this mention of the world tendency and secrets/shortcuts has got me wondering. Can someone spoiler the things you can unlock with the various tendencies? Just briefly :)
  • ZuluHero 22 Feb 2021 09:52:15 9,756 posts
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    White:
    https://www.demonssouls.com/White_World_Tendency_Events

    Black
    https://www.demonssouls.com/Black_World_Tendency_Events

    The biggest one that adds quite a bit of level to explore is the gate in Boletaria 1_1 - just to the left of the starter area. The gate blocking the route opens on pure black or white

    Did you find all the ceramic coins to open the new secret door in 1_3?

    Edited by ZuluHero at 09:54:57 22-02-2021
  • neems 22 Feb 2021 10:20:07 5,210 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Well, it's better than DS2. Amirite? ;)
    Yes.
  • monkman76 22 Feb 2021 11:23:46 18,034 posts
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    @ZuluHero thanks, no I didn't.

    Maybe I should try to get 1-1 all black or all white then.
  • PierrePressure 22 Feb 2021 11:35:29 1,309 posts
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    MasterOfSpin wrote:
    @PierrePressure get Dark Souls 3. Runs lovely on ps5
    DS3 or Sekiro?
  • wuntyate 22 Feb 2021 12:36:31 16,533 posts
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    neems wrote:
    ZuluHero wrote:
    Well, it's better than DS2. Amirite? ;)
    Yes.
    /spits out coffee
  • PierrePressure 22 Feb 2021 12:37:21 1,309 posts
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    Why does DS2 get the hate?
  • ZuluHero 22 Feb 2021 13:21:52 9,756 posts
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    Because it riles Wunty up ;)
  • quadfather 22 Feb 2021 14:11:27 38,124 posts
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    It is the shortest game of the lot for sure but it's the first one and it's difficult not to compare it to larger souls games.

    But I don't like comparing souls games. I treat them as individual adventures to soak up on their own.

    Basically if you look at the comments throughout what normally happens is that the people that played demon's first generally allocate a special part of themselves for the love of it, regardless of rough edges, short levels etc.

    If you come to it from the back of dark souls or any other, it's a bit jarring.
  • ZuluHero 22 Feb 2021 15:41:40 9,756 posts
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    Agreed, it would be like playing BotW and then playing LTTP.
  • Humperfunk 22 Feb 2021 18:26:12 8,459 posts
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    I've just defeated Flamelurker on my first attempt.

    What on earth has happened to me? How have I become not shit?
  • Humperfunk 22 Feb 2021 18:26:20 8,459 posts
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    I'm scared
  • wuntyate 22 Feb 2021 19:15:41 16,533 posts
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    Don't worry you'll get killed by whatever regular enemy you take on next, and balance will be restored.
  • wuntyate 22 Feb 2021 19:18:55 16,533 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Because it riles Wunty up ;)
    My ears prick up whenever it gets slagged off and I go bounding over the fields.
  • puddleduck 22 Feb 2021 23:25:55 1,968 posts
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    @wuntyate

    It's rumoured that if someone stands in front of a mirror and whispers the phrase, "DS2 is shit," 5 times they get backstabbed in their sleep.
  • Armoured_Bear 22 Feb 2021 23:35:40 29,798 posts
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    I did 1-1 as Magician but then started another slot as Royal and the recharging MP is awesome, think that may be the way to go....
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