The age of the remake continues onto the next generation of console gaming, with Demon’s Souls, one of my favorite games ever, being announced as being remade! Finally!!
One thing you should know about me is that I absolutely love FromSoftware games. The worlds, the lore, the challenge, really anything and everything about the Soulsborne games is something I love experiencing time and time again. Add Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to that list as well. Now that I have a better laptop, I plan to explore their earlier games, such as Kuon which I’ve been wanting to play for literal years. It’s pretty safe to say that FromSoftware has yet to let me down, and they are my current favorite developer. Everything that Hidetaka Miyazaki has done (minus their VR game) since the original Demon’s Souls was released back in 2009 is a game that has a place on my top tier video games of all time list.
Now, when Demon’s Souls remake was announced.. I actually shed a few tears. This is something I, along with a large portion of the fanbase, have wanted for a long time. Especially since the servers went down for the original on the Playstation 3, so no longer can we invade worlds, help each other, or see player messages which is a key aspect of the games, in my opinion at least.
Now, getting back to the remake! It’s very exciting that we finally have confirmation that a remake exists, it’s actively being worked on, and honestly? When it releases will be when I move on to the next generation of console gaming with the Playstation 5.
So, what changes would I like? I think the original version is fine as is. There are some parts that are definitely a challenge being an older game. But, I think most everything will be improved with the remake. I’m hoping for more fluid combat, I suppose similar to Dark Souls III. I’d love a total revamp of the Valley of Defilement if any areas were to be completely overhauled and redone. Every Souls game always has that one gross, dark area that you go to where you can’t see anything and you get flipped and turned upside down and walk off into the void of nothing only to be put back right at the beginning of the zone, so yes, maybe some tweaks to this. Although, again, I think that the remake will fix this and other areas and make them a little more visually and aesthetically pleasing to venture through and look at? Or maybe not…
I’m also hoping for absolutely epic boss fights with the bosses that already exist from the original. The boss fights in Demon’s Souls were cool, but I feel that they can really be something special with the remake! It would be interesting to see if anything gets added or changed with the gimmicks some of the bosses have, but it would be nice if everything were to stay the same (for the most part).
There’s still no release date, but until then, I’m catching up on all my Dark Souls lore by reading through some books and planning an ultimate replay of all the games!