Demon’s Souls Remake Easy Mode Was Discussed - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 19 November 2020 / 870 Views
Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developers Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio and Bluepoint Games have officially released the Demon’s Souls remake for the PlayStation 5 worldwide.
Bluepoint Games had discussed adding an easy mode to the remake, however, they decided it wasn't their place. This is according to creative director Gavin Moore who spoke with The Washington Post.
"This project remakes the work of another development team," said Moore. "While we’ve made some changes, our core driving mantra has always been to preserve the spirit and intent of the original creators.
"While we considered and discussed an easy mode, we ultimately decided it wasn’t our place — merely being custodians for this amazing game — to add something that would fundamentally alter its balance."
While there is no easy mode in the game, it does feature over 180 videos that provide tips and tricks on how to beat certain parts of the game. The videos are available in the PS5's Activities feature.
"I think a lot of new users hear Demon’s Souls and they go 'Oh that’s game’s really difficult.' But it’s not. It’s actually very fair. It’s challenging, but very fair," Moore told The Washington in an earlier conversation.
"But we do understand that people get stuck. ... And we’ve got 180 plus help videos that actually sit inside the game, so if you do get stuck, you can bring up, as you’re still playing, one of those help videos and it will tell you, ‘In this area, you need to do this,’ or ‘This is the best tactic against this boss.’
"The way the system works is it will show you a video if you ask for some help, which is just enough to give you a hint. And then if you still haven’t got it, you can look at the next one."
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