Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Super Dragon 64 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:06 pm

I managed to play a bit of the Switch network test. Interestingly, it works offline outside of the advertised hours.

+ Portable Dark Souls
+ Seems to be technically competent in terms of its targeted performance

- 30FPS feels sloooooooow compared to the smooth 60FPS of the PC original with dsfix
- Swapping the A and B buttons on menus (with no apparent way to customise them)

It's a good way for newcomers to play one of the best games ever but anyone with a PC, PS4 or Xbox One should go for those options as I can't recommend playing in 30 FPS when there is an alternative available.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Ad7 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:23 pm

> Download to see what it's like
> lol pay £20 to use online
> close and delete
> strawberry float off Nintendo

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Super Dragon 64 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:07 pm

There's a free trial of Switch Online that you can use.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Tafdolphin » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:58 pm

Ad7 wrote:> Download to see what it's like
> lol pay £20 to use online
> close and delete
> strawberry float off Nintendo


Exactly what I did. Couldn't even be bothered starting the free trial.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by jawafour » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:12 am

I've started on Switch in portable mode. Graphics and sound seem fine. It's all a bit dark, though :shifty: .

Saw beastie through the barred windows. Rested at bonfire. Wandered into chamber. Died.

I think I need to play on a bigger screen and learn what is going on before I play in portable.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:07 am

I think this may be one of those games I put on hold buying for a while, still have the likes of Octopath, Torna DLC, Hollow Knight and Pokemon Let's Go (in a few weeks anyway), more than enough to keep me busy.


Must resist...…..

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Mafro » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:05 pm

jawafour wrote:I've started on Switch in portable mode. Graphics and sound seem fine. It's all a bit dark, though :shifty: .

Saw beastie through the barred windows. Rested at bonfire. Wandered into chamber. Died.

I think I need to play on a bigger screen and learn what is going on before I play in portable.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by jawafour » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:40 am

Mafro wrote:How are you getting on?

I've not played beyond that opening fifteen minute bout, Mafro. I hope to give it another spin later!

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:08 pm

Played a couple of hours of this on Switch now. Not sure if it's easier than DS3 (the only other one I've played) or if I've just "got gud" but I'm not finding it anywhere near as frustrating as I expected so far.

First "boss" was a piece of piss who I destroyed on my first go, whereas I spent ages having my ass handed to me by the first DS3 boss! :lol:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Pacman » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:16 pm

I've had this for ages but it's still in the shrink wrapping :fp: Should finish Spiderman this weekend, and then it's either unwrap this or unwrap Hitman or continue God of War or continue Horizon Zero Dawn.... decisions :dread:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by <]:^D » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:39 pm

Jenuall wrote:Played a couple of hours of this on Switch now. Not sure if it's easier than DS3 (the only other one I've played) or if I've just "got gud" but I'm not finding it anywhere near as frustrating as I expected so far.

First "boss" was a piece of piss who I destroyed on my first go, whereas I spent ages having my ass handed to me by the first DS3 boss! :lol:

nah DS1 is easier, especially in the early game (just before Anor Londo and the Lordvessel)

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:26 am

<]:^D wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Played a couple of hours of this on Switch now. Not sure if it's easier than DS3 (the only other one I've played) or if I've just "got gud" but I'm not finding it anywhere near as frustrating as I expected so far.

First "boss" was a piece of piss who I destroyed on my first go, whereas I spent ages having my ass handed to me by the first DS3 boss! :lol:

nah DS1 is easier, especially in the early game (just before Anor Londo and the Lordvessel)


I'm definitely finding this to be true. I still haven't got all that far in this (at least as far as I know!) but it's been a much more enjoyable experience than DS3 overall!

Beat a couple of bosses last night including one who I can't believe is even fit to be in a Souls game, Pinwheel I think he was called? Some necromancer type dude at the end of the catacombs section with all the skeletons. Basically stood around whilst I hit him a few times and didn't even do me any damage! :lol:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by <]:^D » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:08 pm

yeah Pinwheel is a bit of a strange one as to why hes such a joke
theres some suggestion its some storytelling to reinforce what a sad/pathetic story he is
i cant believe that they playtested it and went "yup hes the right level of challenge" :lol:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:16 am

Yeah it does feel like nobody bothered to test the difficulty curve on that bit at all!

Marching onwards nicely now but it all still feels very easy compared to what I was expecting - did they tweak the difficulty at all for this remastered version? I beat another couple of bosses on my first go last night (well one boss and one "mini-boss" is probably more accurate) but it still feels like I should be getting spanked more than I am!

Gaping Dragon was the last one I took down yesterday - he was impressive looking but didn't really do much other than a move that seemed to consist of falling on his face which I could roll/run around and then he would just lie there and let me whack him about 4 times before repeating!

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Hexx » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:24 am

DS1 lets you do a lot of stuff in odd orders at the start.(e.g. Pinwheel could be your first boss. I think technically about half the bosses could be..)

I imagine once you start reaching later sections you'll find some more challenges.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:37 am

Cool - I had picked up on the out of order nature of things and figured that might have been part of the reason. I really like that once you reach the Firelink shrine near the start you've got several directions you can head off in and the game allows you to actually make meaningful progress in them without sending you back.

Also the design of the locations is just much better than what I recall from DS3, the way things loop back into other areas and you feel like everything is connected is just a really pleasing experience!

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Hexx » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:44 am

Jenuall wrote:Cool - I had picked up on the out of order nature of things and figured that might have been part of the reason. I really like that once you reach the Firelink shrine near the start you've got several directions you can head off in and the game allows you to actually make meaningful progress in them without sending you back.

Also the design of the locations is just much better than what I recall from DS3, the way things loop back into other areas and you feel like everything is connected is just a really pleasing experience!


Yeah from Firelink I think you can do 8 bosses as your first...(some of them require certain...starting choices...but not are glitches/squencebreaking...that would take the list up to about 15!)

So while there is a "suggested" order in difficulty, it's also pretty easy to go other ways. (Particularly Pinwheel which requires no special items or knowledge of unlockable shortcuts...just to pick that direction first)

(Edit- Also the first DS3 boss is a complete beast btw]
Also everything is connected...other than...well...you'll see. And the DLC)

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:15 pm

Yeah I found the first boss in DS3 to be ridiculous, I only beat it through sheer dumb luck in the end. :lol:

The Moonlight Butterfly is the only thing that has given me much trouble so far and that was mainly because I just couldn't work out a good timing to dodge one of the main ranged attacks it does. Came back later with a beefed up axe and walloped the gooseberry fool out of it though! :nod:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Jenuall » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:13 am

Into Blight Town now and things have started to get a bit trickier, mainly because I keep getting strawberry floating poisoned rather than anything else!

Also just realised what kindling at bonfires does so that should make things a bit easier as well.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Squinty » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:49 pm

Jenuall wrote:Into Blight Town now and things have started to get a bit trickier, mainly because I keep getting strawberry floating poisoned rather than anything else!

Also just realised what kindling at bonfires does so that should make things a bit easier as well.


Blight town is awesome. Go get the Rusted Iron Ring at the asylum though. You'll need it soon.


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