New Demon's Souls gameplay trailer has future PS5 owners hyped but comparison video shows just how impressive the PS3 original also was
It’s safe to say there are many future PlayStation 5 owners who are very excited about the prospect of playing the Demon’s Souls remake from Bluepoint Games. The original title, which was released on the PS3 in 2009, was developed by FromSoftware and was highly rated for its gameplay, beautiful design, and the fact a player was going to get killed a lot before progressing throughout the adventure. It was a wise choice for a remake, and judging by the 1.5 million views and 111,000 likes the second PS5 Demon’s Souls gameplay trailer has already amassed on YouTube in under 24 hours, reception for the exclusive title is likely to be extremely warm.
However, thanks to the YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits, fans can get a side-by-side comparison view of the original PS3 version of Demon’s Souls with the just-released second gameplay trailer for the PS5. Considering there is over a decade of technological advancement between the two, of course you would expect the remake to look much better and run much smoother than the original action-adventure title. But the 2009 game is no slouch either, and it can still hold its own against a number of more modern games in the same genre. In fact, there have even been some comments stating that in a few places the PS3 version actually looks better than the PS5 remake.
There’s no arguing how intense the boss spider spewing flammable liquid that rapidly sets on fire is in the remake or how well the general storm/lighting/dust effects add to the somber mood of the game. The comparison clip’s poster even points out a moment where that famous PS5 geometry engine simply leaves the PS3’s graphics looking poverty-stricken. But when it comes to the physics of falling boulders, it seems Demon’s Souls on the older console has the edge as shards of rock stay lodged on the wooden walkway in the original but strangely disappear into thin air in the PS5 remake. Regardless of that one hair-splitting side-note, Demon’s Souls is looking like a captivating exclusive title debut for Sony’s upcoming next-gen console.