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Demon’s Souls Remake Easy Mode Was Discussed

Demon’s Souls Remake Easy Mode Was Discussed - News

by William 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."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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12 Comments

freebs2 (on 20 November 2020)

Their goal was to preserve the experience of the original, so they did the right thing.

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DonFerrari (on 19 November 2020)

They should have added, it wouldn't change the core game, it would be just an option to whoever wishes to use it.

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hunter_alien (on 19 November 2020)

Agreed. As much as I like these games on paper, every time I play them, I realize I do not have the same patience that I used to have 10 years ago, thus never end up finishing them. I have no idea how an easy mode would have impacted this game in any negative fashion.

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DonFerrari (on 20 November 2020)

If developed to have an easy mode someone could say it would impact the design (don't agree but ok it could), but after the game is finished, adding a mode doesn't change the rest. Have the other modes in TLOU or UC became any different when they added grounded or crushing difficulties?

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Random_Matt (on 23 November 2020)

Options are a bad thing apparently. Always believed in equality, if some gamers wanted an easy mode, they should have one.

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Moseskyle83 (on 22 November 2020)

I really wish they did have an easy mode because I find now that am a dad with 4 kids time I don’t get a lot of free time to game n when I do I would to enjoy games like this so I can see why everyone talks about the lore n why they like game hence more sales I think as am sure am not the only one in this boat who would love to try these games

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 21 November 2020)

no no no no no fck no!

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Naum (on 20 November 2020)

if it had a easy mode I might have gotten this game.. Ive played games for 35 years, Im getting alot older.. I dont have the time to "get gud".. I played harder games then the souls series when I was young.

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GaoGaiGarV (on 20 November 2020)

If you have ever played a Souls game then Demon's Souls is a breeze. If you are new to the series then LEARN THE GAME. It is not that hard. No need for an easy mode.

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EnricoPallazzo (on 20 November 2020)

The day they do it there will be a huge backlash from their very loyal fanbase (me included) which will definitely hurt sales, and at the same time all the journalists begging for an easy mode so they can review the game at day one wont be able to convince much people to buy the game and compensate for the lower sales. Not a good trade off.

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Ashadelo (on 20 November 2020)

Separating the boys from the girls

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Ashadelo (on 20 November 2020)

Separating the boys from the girls

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