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#51 Posted by Puchiko (846 posts) -

I can't imagine the Switch version looking much better than the PS3 version so I will stick with the PS4 remaster. If the PS4 version has a locked 60 FPS that would make it a day one purchase for me.

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#52 Posted by nicksmi56 (835 posts) -

Haven't beaten a Souls game yet, but if I enjoy Demon's Souls, you better believe I'm picking up that Switch version.

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#53 Edited by Zevvion (5965 posts) -

Getting it on PS4, PC and Switch. PS4 first (friends are there), PC when discounted a reasonable amount (because PS4 won't last forever) and Switch because I want to play it everywhere.

@puchiko said:

I can't imagine the Switch version looking much better than the PS3 version so I will stick with the PS4 remaster. If the PS4 version has a locked 60 FPS that would make it a day one purchase for me.

"Experience the rich world of Dark Souls in upscaled 4K resolution with 60FPS when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and PC," reads the press release. "Also, 1080p resolution with 30FPS is available when playing the game on Nintendo Switch with its TV mode."

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#54 Edited by MattGiersoni (587 posts) -

Trilogy Special Collector's Edition exclusive for PS4, 500$ but if I was rich I'd get that. All games, all soundtracks, artbooks and statue for holding it all. What a beautiful edition:

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#55 Posted by Dan_CiTi (5199 posts) -

@zevvion: Looks like I'm buying it three times lololol (well prob just PS4 and Switch at first)

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#56 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2960 posts) -

Neat!

@zevvion said:

Getting it on PS4, PC and Switch. PS4 first (friends are there), PC when discounted a reasonable amount (because PS4 won't last forever) and Switch because I want to play it everywhere.

@puchiko said:

I can't imagine the Switch version looking much better than the PS3 version so I will stick with the PS4 remaster. If the PS4 version has a locked 60 FPS that would make it a day one purchase for me.

"Experience the rich world of Dark Souls in upscaled 4K resolution with 60FPS when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and PC," reads the press release. "Also, 1080p resolution with 30FPS is available when playing the game on Nintendo Switch with its TV mode."

... So what's the performance like on PS4 vanilla classic?

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#57 Posted by Tesla (2296 posts) -

I've never been so happy about the announcement of a port. Portable Skyrim, Darkest Dungeon, and now Dark Souls. What did I do to deserve this?

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#58 Posted by OurSin_360 (6158 posts) -

@puchiko: I'm a little skeptical about them only doing revamped lighting and textures, if this isn't on a new engine then adding textures would need to rewrite the engine (anybody who modded on pc knows the limit is like 300kb or something crazy). I hope this is a remake on the bloodborne/ds3 engine.

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#59 Posted by Teddie (2138 posts) -

Wonder how they're gonna handle some stuff on the Switch, specifically what the game does when you hit the easily accessible power button mid-invasion, boss fight, death, etc. I imagine there's not much they can do to stop people from abusing that.

Either way it'll be a tossup between PS4 and PC for me. I imagine they're not gonna do anything too fancy like HDR or 4K textures, so I'm leaning towards PC just so I don't have to pay for the online.

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#60 Edited by MezZa (3048 posts) -

@teddie: The power button (or just killing the program) is just as accessible on a PC so im not sure why this would be a unique challenge to the switch

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#61 Edited by TheChris (488 posts) -

@teddie: It’s being remade in the Dark Souls 3 engine so that is a lot already.

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#63 Posted by Marz (6095 posts) -

hopefully they'll be nice and give an added discount for those who already own the pc version of dark souls.

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#64 Edited by Redhotchilimist (2960 posts) -

@marz: That sounds like a silly notion. It was 8 years ago(or... 7?) and they're redoing the whole game in a new engine.

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#65 Posted by kblosnack (355 posts) -

They confirmed the new engine? I just heard something about new textures and such.
Also, PS4/XONE with 1080p60, even the old models.

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#66 Posted by Marz (6095 posts) -

@marz: That sounds like a silly notion. It was 8 years ago(or... 7?) and they're redoing the whole game in a new engine.

it's not that silly when companies give out free remastered copies of their games to previous owners on steam Skyrim SE, Titan Quest etc, wasn't asking for a free upgrade just a 10% discount or something.

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#67 Edited by Drachmalius (641 posts) -

Yes! I was hoping this was real, I'll be getting the Xbone and Switch versions. Already beat it multiple times but if they do it right this is gonna be awesome.

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#68 Posted by golguin (5469 posts) -

PS4 or Switch? Choices must be made.

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#69 Posted by OurSin_360 (6158 posts) -

if it's 1080p 60 then it has to be on a new engine because if you unlocked 60 in the old engine you would clip through walls etc because the game was actually programmed around 30fps.

They confirmed the new engine? I just heard something about new textures and such.

Also, PS4/XONE with 1080p60, even the old models.

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#70 Posted by TheHT (15837 posts) -

As long as it feels the same I'll 100% buy this.

Never did get around to fighting Artorias.

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#71 Posted by OMGFather (1036 posts) -

I'm not making any decisions until I see how the Switch handles Blighttown. The true benchmark.

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#72 Posted by NeverGameOver (902 posts) -

Unless you fly a ton for work, what's the draw of playing this on switch? You're going to play a game that requires intense focus and that you can't pause on public transit? Sounds like a nightmare. I would want to be playing docked and at that point, I would want the performance.

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#73 Edited by Shindig (4912 posts) -

The game saves everywhere so a portable version fits better than you'd think. As long as you don't throw it across the room, bus, etc.

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#74 Posted by NTM (11749 posts) -

I'm curious how the PS4 version looks. I don't know if I'd play it. I loved the game but perhaps had my fill of it. It would have been cool to have both Dark Souls and Demon's Souls remastered.

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#75 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1287 posts) -
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#76 Posted by TheChris (488 posts) -

Laaaaame, got excited for nothing :|

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#77 Posted by Fram (1852 posts) -

I will absolutely buy this on Switch. It'll be winter here in Aus and sitting in bed all cozy playing Dark Souls sounds like an ace time!

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#78 Posted by OurSin_360 (6158 posts) -

@magusmaleficus: I played dark souls running at 30fps but at 4k res on my pc a couple years ago, so i think if console users can get that or even 1080p with a few higher res textures it may still be a huge upgrade for them. However, this isn't making me very excited as someone who owns the pc version.

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#79 Edited by bybeach (6350 posts) -

Not beginning to sound like much. But good for people with a Switch.

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#80 Posted by Teddie (2138 posts) -

I wasn't expecting anything more than a version of DS1 that finally doesn't run like shit without any hangups (even PC still has the 60fps issues, and requires a fan-made fix for pretty much all use cases), so I can't say I'm exactly disappointed to know everything's staying the same. To be honest, reading the bit about "combat changes" and DS3's engine sounded more like a downside to me, as much as I love DS3.

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#81 Edited by Axersia (1926 posts) -

So what are the odds of this remaster letting you warp from the get-go? That's what killed the game for me compared to Demon's Souls (among other things...). It's so focused on exploration, yet it punishes you for doing so as you could get yourself stuck in an area that you don't know how to deal with. There's no real benefit to straying from the "canon" path unless you already know the game.

Of course, they've rectified this in future installments, but I'd really like to have that kind of freedom in the original Dark Souls as well.

Either way I'll definitely pick it up for Switch, which is quickly becoming my 2nd favorite console of all time.

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#82 Posted by SeriuzBiznus (158 posts) -

The never did a full Dark Souls 2 playthrough, right? Would be cool to have a new Breaking Brad series with DS2 on Switch.

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#83 Posted by Drachmalius (641 posts) -

@axersia I actually kind of like that you can't warp from the start, it adds some tension that is missing from the later games. Plus it's so satisfying when you finally get the lordvessel, feels like a really big accomplishment. Like, I'm glad they let you warp from the start in 2 and 3 but it works in the first game with the way the world is designed. Of course, the first time I played I went all the way to Ash Lake before getting the lordvessel and had to climb all the way back up...wasn't all that pleasant (ended up getting cursed on top of it).

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#85 Posted by Lukeweizer (3303 posts) -

I really hope they end up remixing the levels like Scholar of the First Sin. That's the only way I could see myself getting the Remaster.

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#86 Edited by hippie_genocide (2434 posts) -

@axersia I actually kind of like that you can't warp from the start, it adds some tension that is missing from the later games. Plus it's so satisfying when you finally get the lordvessel, feels like a really big accomplishment. Like, I'm glad they let you warp from the start in 2 and 3 but it works in the first game with the way the world is designed.

Agree 100%. I like that you have to earn the ability to warp to bonfires in DS1. It's no small coincidence that the world building is so much stronger than in 2 and 3.

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#87 Posted by AlisterCat (8080 posts) -

Hearing that the textures will be "upscaled" is worrying since they're a lot of the reason the first game looks so bad. Lighting changes will really help but... I dunno.

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#89 Posted by BradBrains (2265 posts) -

If it plays as well as they say and it looks better Ill get it. The sequels never hooked me like that first game and plying it with more tightened technical....stuff seems like it would be fun.

Will be interesting to see how that switch version goes...

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#90 Posted by Y2Ken (2943 posts) -

@teddie said:

Wonder how they're gonna handle some stuff on the Switch, specifically what the game does when you hit the easily accessible power button mid-invasion, boss fight, death, etc. I imagine there's not much they can do to stop people from abusing that.

Either way it'll be a tossup between PS4 and PC for me. I imagine they're not gonna do anything too fancy like HDR or 4K textures, so I'm leaning towards PC just so I don't have to pay for the online.

It's just as easy to close application on a console or PC. Dark Souls saves incredibly frequently, and quickly at that. They don't even like you turning the game off without quitting to the main menu - you get a stern Mr Resetti-style message, though that's usually the extent of it. Also you could already quit during boss fights (you reload outside the arena) or while falling (you'll reload on whatever you were last standing on) if you're quick about it.

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#91 Posted by Ezekiel (2257 posts) -

Nice for people who haven't played it, but I doubt I'll ever play through it again. 2000-something hours was enough for me.

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#92 Posted by Qrowdyy (366 posts) -

Remember blight town on the ps3? Looked and played like ass. It was like watching a slideshow. I can't imagine the switch version will play at a locked 30 fps either.

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#93 Posted by Dispossession (155 posts) -

@zevvion: Be prepared for a party invite cause I’ve yet to finish this one

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#94 Posted by Zevvion (5965 posts) -

@redhotchilimist: Since they specifically said the Pro when they talked about 60fps, I'm going to assume OGPS4 is just 30fps 1080.

@dispossession: Sure thing.

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#95 Posted by IVDAMKE (1823 posts) -

I was hoping this would be more than just an upres/framerate, I've already got that on PC.

I wanted the gameplay improvements from the later iterations added like proper directional rolling or grid based inventory UI. It would've also been nice if they decided to finish the back 1/4 of the game.

Looks like I'll be skipping this one.

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#96 Posted by ripelivejam (13162 posts) -

As I suggested earlier, I'm a little sick of their formula but I also keep throwing myself at it too thinking, "this will be the time!" though it never is. Have about 30 hrs in this and DS2. $40 for Switch version is a good price, at any rate.

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#97 Posted by BongChilla (358 posts) -

@zevvion: the tweet said it will be 60 FPS on PS4, XBOX One and PC. The PC and PS4 Pro stated 4K.

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#98 Posted by TheChris (488 posts) -

Funky Mode when?

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