Looking to try something completely new: Demon’s Souls or Returnal?

1 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:02 ID: ncldwu

As the title says, I’m looking to try something new this weekend. I’ve never played a souls game and I’ve never played a, whatever you call a game where you can’t save. Have heard some good things about both games. Would love some feedback from anyone who has played both of them.

2 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:04 ID: gy5nop7

Demon souls

ID: gy5v4yi

I've got both. Demon Souls.

I'm also holding off Returnal until some sort of save system is implemented.

ID: gy5w914

If they’ve never played a Souls game, I’d recommend first trying out Bloodborne for free instead of dropping $70 on Demon’s Souls and potentially not having fun.

ID: gy5xulr

Ehhh demons souls and bloodborne don’t really play the same though, and demons souls is much easier. I bought demons souls on launch and loved it. Tried bloodborne after and reallllly couldn’t get the hang of it. I’ve beaten both demons souls and returnal and I also vote for demons souls, although both are great games!

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Bloodborne is a lot harder

3 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:06 ID: gy5ny9s

I have both. Ive beaten Demon Soul but havent gotten past the first boss in Returnal.

I like Returnal a lot, but Ive so far enjoyed DS a lot more.

Dont be ashamed to watch a guide or something for DS, the game is pretty unhelpful and theres a lot you can miss if left to your own devices. Tho, that can also be part of the fun

ID: gy5xfp5

I agree here. Lucky to get the ps5 on release day and had am 8 month old baby at the time. I didn't have time to "git gud". Before walking into every boss I would youtube it for strategies. FightinCowboy has a youtube channel that I went to that helped. It was nice to hear him talk more about the lore and other strats that I just normally wouldn't have had the time or attention span for.

All in all, play the game the way you wanna play. But both games are excellent.

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Bro, can't you just use the tips system they implemented on PS5 games?

ID: gy5xv91

Exact opposite for me. Beat Returnal, can't finish a single boss in any souls game.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:07 ID: gy5nzgg

I’ve beaten both and you can’t go wrong with either but I’d recommend Demons Souls.

IMO Returnal can be more punishing because of the whole no save thing, but Demons Souls is more difficult. Does that make sense?

Again, both are very good games but I enjoyed Demons Souls more.

EDIT: Don’t sleep on Village either. I’d put that above Returnal.

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Man the save thing has been really fucking with me. I rarely have time for a full run and my most recent run was two hours. I’d say my average run is easily 90 minuets.

Rest mode is not an option. My wife and her brother who lives with us both us the PS5 and I’m not about to be a major dick over leaving my game in rest mode. I’d rather just let them be able to play when I can’t

I really hope they implement some save system which they said they’d look into. I get their reasoning why they didn’t, but man not everybody got time for that shit. Let me just save on close and nothing else. Doesn’t even need to spot save constantly like demons souls. Just save and exit and it holds your spot. Better yet, leave that optional so people can toggle it off

ID: gy5sj5e

Housemarque is working on it

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Would you say that not having a save option is enough to stray someone away from playing? Or is it still worth it despite that? Sorry for asking more questions just wanting to hear more opinions from the Returnal side cause most ppl in this thread have recommended Demon’s Souls

ID: gy5qjnl

Hmmm I hadn’t considered Village. I haven’t played a Resident Evil since 5. I added Biohazard to my Library, was thinking of trying that out before grabbing Village cause it’s a sequel correct?

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5 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:24 ID: gy5pyvi

Definitely Demon Souls. I'd say it's got replay value to with NG+ and a SHITLOAD of secrets and stuff to find.

ID: gy5u2dg

Everything from this can be said about returnal as well. You can co tiniest doing more runs through the game and their is a daily challenge that feels quite different every day.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:33 ID: gy5r07n

Demons souls. Ultimately a more rewarding difficult game, that happens to be longer than returnal

7 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:52 ID: gy5t43k

Demon’s Souls. It’s like a really cool dark fantasy RPG, but a little hard until you get good...or get more magic. Very fun and worthwhile if you stick to it.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/15 00:14 ID: gy5vibj

Can't believe how many people are throwing out a confident answer without knowing anything more about what you're into. Tell me your likes and dislikes in games, favourite games, popular games you didn't like.

Demon's souls and returnal are both fucking amazing and both very different. It's easy to make a solid argument for either.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:29 ID: gy5qiks

I enjoyed Returnal more but both are great. You can’t go wrong with whichever you get.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:07 ID: gy5o1zp

Reternal has been great. I love that it’s not solved and it’s really you vs the game.

11 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:11 ID: gy5oid4

I enjoyed Returnal more but I would suggest Demon’s Souls. I find it to be somewhat easier although still challenging but allows you to play at your own pace. Returnal is basically a game that pushes you to learn through your mistakes as the only way to progress while demon’s souls sort of allows you to power up. Returnal is a really fast paced game whereas demons souls is more methodical.

12 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:44 ID: gy5s7jn

I’d say if you enjoy shooters with intense action (think Doom Eternal, maybe) more than RPGs, go with Returnal. Otherwise go with Demons Souls. Both are great at what they do.

13 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:47 ID: gy5slfx

Both have great replay value and would be excellent additions to your collection, it just depends on what setting and genre you feel like right now - sci fi or medieval/fantasy - platform shooter or demon souls combat

14 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:49 ID: gy5st43

Demon’s Souls

15 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:56 ID: gy5tj7f

I’ve never been into the souls games but Demon Souls has been my favourite game for the PS5 so far. I finished it and already feel ready to play it again, which is something that never happens for me with hard games.

I hate Returnal. The save system doesn’t work for my lifestyle and it’s too hard for me.

16 : Anonymous2021/05/15 00:15 ID: gy5vljv

Both if I’m being honest. They’re each incredible in different ways. I’d say Demon’s Souls is the better game, but Returnal is the better experience from a “next gen” (or current gen?) standpoint. They’re both pretty punishing, though, so just know what you’re getting into before you decide to purchase.

17 : Anonymous2021/05/15 00:17 ID: gy5vuqq

Beat both and I’d say I’ll go back to Returnal more. Demon souls was amazing but man NG+ is punishing. Both are really amazing in the end though and you can’t go wrong with either.

18 : Anonymous2021/05/15 00:27 ID: gy5wyi0

Returnal is one of the top five games I’ve played in the last five years.

Buy demon’s souls. It’s one of the top four.

19 : Anonymous2021/05/15 00:29 ID: gy5x5gv

Returnal. I thought DeS was great but it is underwhelming as far as next gen goes. Returnal is amazing.

20 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:10 ID: gy5obf8

I think demons souls is probably the better of the two for something you will feel more rewarded from.

Both are very punishing.

Demons souls-> you die, you start that level again and you have to go pickup your souls that you dropped upon dying (xp and currency) and your max health is then limited to 50%. Enemies will respawn. but any gates/doorways/levers unlocked will also persist through death

Returnal-> you die, you start the game again. No guns. No gear. No collectibles. No check points, no save games. (Only some items will persist through each death. But basically very little).

21 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:13 ID: gy5orob

I’ve never played a Souls game before and I got Demons Souls last Friday. So far I’ve beaten three bosses, and I don’t know if I’m having fun.

The story is minimal, and I feel like the game is mostly gameplay, which is fun, but nothing feels rewarding yet oddly enough. I beat a dragon, which I found from online sources that you kinda had to sit and cheese for 20 mins, and that wasn’t fun at all. It also kinda took away from the experience.

So far, I kinda wish I went with Returnal, but also don’t know much about that game! Sorry if this doesn’t help.

22 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:14 ID: gy5ouxe

I’d say wait for a sale on demons souls, despite the fancy graphics it still identical gameplay wise to the original game. I’d recommend trying the first dark souls instead since it’s cheaper and a better game

23 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:26 ID: gy5q5uk

Demon souls is worth it. Returnal is nice, but it's more of a $30 game for me personally.

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What? Lmao never

ID: gy5u7xd

Then you definitely didn’t play it

ID: gy5vzbd

Im about 1/3 and although it's a solid game, I don't feel it was worth the $90 Cad. I typically only buy games at full price if they have enough content (Red dead, GoW, Smash ultimate) to warrant the high prices in my area. Demon souls was worth it cause I got 40+ hours into it and it had multiplayer.

24 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:26 ID: gy5q784

I would say demon souls, roguelike games are fantastic but returnal just doesn't hit that nail for me. I'd highly recommend trying it but don't think it was worth the £70 price tag.

If you enjoy the souls series then go for that, with returnal however I really think you should look into it more if you haven't already before choosing

25 : Anonymous2021/05/14 23:49 ID: gy5srnw

Final Fantasy X

26 : Anonymous2021/05/15 00:55 ID: gy5zxja

I’m a guy who typically plays games on story mode difficulty. I was able to beat Demon Souls and had a blast. Hang with it, you’ll learn it as you go. It’s not unfairly difficult, but it is punishing if you try to rush through it.

27 : Anonymous2021/05/15 00:55 ID: gy5zz4d


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Justin W Garner
Justin W Garner
2 years ago

Can someone give a comparison to the 2009 Demon’s Souls versus the 2021 Demon’s Souls?

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