Reflecting as a gamer who never finished the original series when it was released in the Playstation 3 era and ended up winning the Platinum Trophy in Demon’s Souls Remake on Playstation 5, this is actually a quite friendly series for novice gamers who want to dive into the sub-genre. which is increasingly popular. Especially considering that the mindset and skills that are cultivated in the Souls series can usually be accumulated and taken to other Souls and Souls-like series, this is a fantastic opportunity to “learn”. Departing from this premise, let us share tips & tricks to help Playstation 5 gamers who are still afraid to jump in, to start taking courage.
One of the things that you should accept from the start when playing Demon’s Souls Remake is the fact that death is inevitable. As a game that does not provide much space for the slightest mistake, death becomes a kind of “whip” for you to learn about what managed to kill you before. With every death there is a bit of knowledge that you carry with you, which is usually about anticipating making sure the same thing doesn’t happen again. Accepting death with open arms, seeing it as commonplace, is the initial mindset you need to bring with you to enjoy Demon’s Souls Remake on this Playstation 5.
The difficulty level is high, but that doesn’t mean Demon’s Souls Remake doesn’t offer “solutions” to make your journey easier. Of the about 5 worlds he offers, most of them usually carry a level design where “Shortcuts” will be a reward for those of you who dare to do a little exploration. It is our recommendation for you to find and open these shortcuts as a priority, even if it costs you death. Why? Because this will usually make the trip to the boss, who will usually beat you many times, a lot faster. Of course, not all levels offer a shortcut like this, but when it is available, chasing it as fast as you can will make the hassle pay off sweetly.
Run only when you need it
Running in many games will really shorten the time it takes to reach the point which is your main goal? In Demon’s Souls Remake, this action can actually turn out to be something that is counter-productive. Given that there are so many threats usually waiting around the corner to surprise Ada, so many canyons and pits offering instant death, and lots of shortcuts hidden in easy-to-miss corners, moving at standard speed will help anticipate this. Moving like this will also give you more time to pay attention to the various angles of the area that could be, save something you want. But of course, there are also conditions that require you to run and when that happens, run like crazy, as fast as you can!
Pay attention to clues from other players
Demon’s Souls original was one of the first games to introduce the concept of asymmetric multiplayer. That instead of being directly involved, gamers can help other gamers indirectly, through the messages they leave on the floor. While the potential for inviting trolls and messages isn’t much help, our experience with Demon’s Souls Remake shows a positive trend. There are tons of really helpful messages, from those telling you about shortcuts, what to anticipate next, to those telling you about the location of the illusory door. Taking a little time to read the messages in the red outline will make your Demon’s Souls Remake experience more tolerable.
As with any RPG game, the leveling system in Demon’s Souls Remake will also reward you with attribute points which you can then distribute to your character’s various attributes depending on the build. What makes it different? Demon’s Souls Remake has a system called “Soft Caps”. In simple terms, this system means that the same attribute will no longer offer the same effective and efficient status boost once it hits a certain number. This means continued investment in attribute points that you worked hard to earn, become unworthy, and should begin to shift to other attributes. Knowing how many soft caps are for each attribute will help you build a more solid and balanced character. Therefore, don’t simply go after the attribute number “99” in Magic just because you are playing as a Mage if you don’t run into nightmare adventures.
Even though this game is a headache, if faced with the right strategy, combined with a certain mental attitude, it will slowly but surely begin to transform into a game with a more rational difficulty level. You’ll also begin to learn why so many people fall for this genre and what kind of satisfaction it promises at the end of the journey. For Playstation 5 gamers, there’s no better series to start with.