Soulsbourne have never been the most graphically impressive games to begin with

1 : Anonymous2021/11/13 17:32 ID: qt5z06
Soulsbourne have never been the most graphically impressive games to begin with
2 : Anonymous2021/11/13 18:20 ID: hkhf7fq

I always thought it's supposed to look like one of those grim looking paintings. Like if you take a screenshot of any souls game's landscape it looks like those medieval inspired mythological paintings.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/13 17:42 ID: hkh9t0a

I dunno, Sekiro looked pretty amazing.

And I liked what I saw in the Elden Ring video so far.

ID: hki2f05

Maybe I'll get downvotes but watching gameplay of elden ring and people on the spirit horse and shit the whole time I'm thinking man this game looks a lot like ghost of tsushima graphically wise. It looks pretty damn good to me and so do all the particles for magic (which in the past, especially in ds3 they always looked kind of bad).

ID: hki99oz

The art direction is top tier. But for some reason people were expecting Demon's Souls Remake level of graphical fidelity even though Elden Ring has a lot more to load since it's an Open World game and was developed for last-gen consoles.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/13 19:40 ID: hkhq835

People who worry about graphics are probably not the target audience of the souls franchise.

ID: hkimq46

The last thing I need it to see myself get my cheeks clapped by a boss over and over again in 4K UDH HDR with the sliders on ultra

ID: hkin755

Same for those complaining about reused animations

5 : Anonymous2021/11/13 19:13 ID: hkhmj0c

This studio is all about gameplay first, visuals second. From what I saw they got the gameplay right again on this one.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/13 17:35 ID: hkh8r3x

Nice crop. But yeah I agree it definitely looks better than bloodborne

ID: hkhbbsw

I should hope it looks better than a last gen console game...

ID: hkhcb7j

Obviously, but that is not what people are saying. I have seen it said that it looks like a ps3 game, and less interesting than bb/sk

7 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:54 ID: hkihn87

Anyways Souls borne games have always succeeded despite their graphics and performance not because of them and that's ok.

8 : Anonymous2021/11/13 17:36 ID: hkh8wui

From what I've seen, I like what I'm seeing from Elden Ring. I like the art style they've chosen even if it isn't the most graphically impressing on a technical level. I'm not a big graphics person, but I care about what the game "looks like" if that makes sense. Sure, you can have all these fancy graphics engines but that's different from the game actually being pleasing the look it.

I might end up getting Elden Ring, and I'm not normally interested in Soulsborne type games.

ID: hkhf8gm

I'm not a big graphics person, but I care about what the game "looks like" if that makes sense.

I think you're talking about art style.

ID: hkid4qt

Chasing graphic fidelity over gameplay has been a scourge on the industry for awhile now. Plus, I bet it looks way better in person than on a 1080p low quality live stream.

ID: hkiiz51

One does not have to exclude the other. The demon souls remake showed me that throwing some fantastic lighting and effects onto the classic gameplay elevates the experience even further. This game wouldn't become worse if it matched that visual bar.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/13 20:14 ID: hkhv3v6

Graphics age and eventually look like shit, just look at older CoDs. Art Design is way more important. Bioshock Infinite is still gorgeous as hell

10 : Anonymous2021/11/13 19:06 ID: hkhlkzm

Fromsoft have always focused on style over fidelity. This is the same shit as the Halo Infinite when it was first revealed.

11 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:44 ID: hkig72a

Bloodborne had amazing graphics for 2015. At least it felt like it when it came out.

12 : Anonymous2021/11/13 19:09 ID: hkhm0lf

For one reason or another I LOVED Sekiro. One of my favorite games of all time, and I just can't stand Dark Souls. I have absolutely no clue how people say Sekiro is harder than DS3.

Would I like Elden Ring?

ID: hkhp5uu

Well, if you don't like souls combat, then elden ring is souls combat. I'm guessing you like all the deflection and stuff and not the actual dodging.

ID: hkhzxrn

That’s the thing though, parrying in the souls games has always been overpowered. Yeah you get i-frames when you roll but I think people make the games harder by not parrying.

13 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:20 ID: hkicryd

I was pretty enthralled with BB, to be fair.

14 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:23 ID: hkid99h

When I first saw Elden ring the graphics are amazing. But I do still think ds3 graphics are amazing

15 : Anonymous2021/11/13 23:00 ID: hkiigyp

Well, lets be objective - DemonSouls Remake is a good demonstration of PS5 hardware raw power for 500 USD console but EldenRing is a good demonstration of FromSoftwares growth as a game producing studio in scale of creating new games which combine all the previous experiences into one well polished package.

16 : Anonymous2021/11/13 17:38 ID: hkh99ph

Bloodborne was graphically beautiful and stunning when it came out. Dark souls 2 was beautiful Demon souls in 2010* looked awesome!

They've usually been pretty good.

This one is weaker but graphics aren't everything

ID: hkhkbxb

Bloodborne was years ahead of its time in 2015 and the years after. There is still nearly no game which is so detailed how this game.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/13 19:15 ID: hkhmqbo

Pretty sure they've always looked pretty solid... Elden Ring looked good enough to me though. The main thing that bothers me is that the 60fps lock makes it feel bad and ruins the fluidity for me. Not that it's a deal breaker but... Big bummer for sure haha. Not too concerned about the visuals though, they worked for me! I think the art style helps the games look great a lot too, though

18 : Anonymous2021/11/13 19:30 ID: hkhotye

"Soulsbourne have never been the most graphically impressive games to begin with" i disagree. DS3 was beautiful. And when mostly it was about background, enemies, magic, fire etc still look awesome.

19 : Anonymous2021/11/13 17:47 ID: hkhahj7

I agree they never have been and I don’t expect them to make graphically impressive games either but, people saying graphics don’t matter are idiots, yes games can still be awesome and game of the year material even without good graphics, but the thing is fromsoftware is a huge company it’s one of those companies that sit on the top and people should and they really fucking should ask for good graphics. And by the fact that their artists are amazing and the art in the previous games and this game is some of the best I’ve seen in any video game. Imagine that art with latest graphics and we have seen their art with latest graphics (demon souls) and demon souls. And after demon souls I want more of souls with good graphics.

ID: hki4w7r

Bluepoint didn't have to spend any development time on creating an idea, designing maps, enemies, npcs, systems, or combat mechanics. No time tweaking or cutting content. They could afford to spend more time developing the graphics. I would rather FromSoft focus on what they do best and not spend 10 years developing their games.

ID: hkhieky

I'm pretty sure demon souls was technically bluepoint and not fromsoft.

ID: hkhihgv

Wasn’t the original from fromsoftware?

20 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:29 ID: hkie3mf

Imo, Elden ring looks better than demon souls remake, even though demon souls has better graphics in terms of polygons or whatever it sadly got a bit cartoonish, started to feel a lil fortnite-y. But yeah Elden ring still has the art style of the fromsoftware games which I love, I still look at ds3 and get amazed at few moments

ID: hkigxyb

Demon souls feels Fortnite-y? How?

21 : Anonymous2021/11/13 20:24 ID: hkhwmld

It just look like a dark soul clone. Dunno what i was expecting but there seem to be zero evolution from the next instalment.

ID: hki07pv

0 evolution is a bit of an exaggeration. The new ways of world traversal change the pace of the game at the very least.

ID: hki9maw

I mean, it's open world and has mounts. And the mounted combat looks like a lot of fun.

22 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:13 ID: hkibskq

I wanted to stay far away from this post. But it needs to be said. And I am ready for the downvotes in retaliation for having a opinion. Because you know that is a no no on the internet.

But, this post was made for the sole purpose of capitalizing on the overwhelming reaction for the upcoming Elden Ring game by chastising/antagonizing ANYONE who happen to have their own personal constructive criticisms. Aka a Opinion on the subject.

I think what people are upset about is the fact Elden Ring is running off the old DS3 engine and is using MANY of the same system mechanics. Which can justifiably be seen as a step backward instead of forward.

Especially when BluePoint straight up dunked on them with the Demons Souls Remake.

FromSoft had to prove to us they were capable of delivering next gen quality games by themselves. And for some, clearly they didn't meet expectations.

Elden Ring is essentially a more open world Dark Souls 3.

23 : Anonymous2021/11/13 18:42 ID: hkhiabf

Maybe it's just me, but I feel like we hit graphical peak around 2015/2016. Beyond that, it's just unnecessary fluff. Dark Souls 3 still looks beautiful, Bloodborne stille looks beautiful. The bigger concern with this game is that is looks shockingly like Breath of the Wild.

ID: hkhuuyt

The bigger concern with this game is that is looks shockingly like Breath of the Wild.

Aside from being open world, I don’t see many similarities. Definitely not enough to call it a concern.

It looks like Souls in a big map, plus mounts.

24 : Anonymous2021/11/13 23:19 ID: hkil4w2

Gotta love blind fanboying. With the release of battlefield 2042 and the gta remastered trilogy we’ve learned that fanatical defence of game companies over products that haven’t even launched can so no wrong. Please keep shilling for Fromsoft. There’s no way it could ever backfire.

25 : Anonymous2021/11/13 19:46 ID: hkhr2nq

Y'all still care about graphics?

ID: hkhvhhz

I care about graohics alot

ID: hkhspuk

Most people do,that's why AAA games exist.

26 : Anonymous2021/11/13 21:14 ID: hki3kru

Imagine if other big games cut the corners they do. Like not animating mouths.

27 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:39 ID: hkifj7u

As long as they get a grip on the frame rate and frame pacing all is well in my book. But I would not put it beyond FromSoft to mess up in those regards (even on current gen), as this is kinda what they do...

Anyways Soulsborne games have always succeeded despite their graphics and performance not because of them and thats ok.

28 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:50 ID: hkih0v6

I still love the goofy rag doll physics from DS1.

29 : Anonymous2021/11/13 23:13 ID: hkikaxa

People who put graphics in such high esteem should rethink why they even bother playing games.

Graphics are nice, but hardly important. They will also lose their effect in hour or so.

30 : Anonymous2021/11/13 23:14 ID: hkikes0

I'm legitimately shocked that we're at a point where people think Elden Ring looks bad


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