Is Demon's Souls easier than Dark Souls?

#1PhophenomenonPosted 1/3/2013 11:10:26 PM
I heard Demon's Souls is going on the PSN store Jan. 8, and I'm thinking about trying it out.
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#2cowdisciplePosted 1/3/2013 11:13:03 PM
Harder, if you don't cheese things with magic/arrows.
#3hi_polymerPosted 1/3/2013 11:14:02 PM
The gameplay is faster paced, meaning you'll need faster reflexes. That alone makes it tougher.
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#4Cvdf3Posted 1/3/2013 11:14:12 PM
There are minor differences; enough that you could argue all day as to which is the harder game. Just know this; if you enjoyed Dark Souls, you'll like Demon's Souls. They are about the same with the different mechanics that make them both feel different but very similar at the same time.
If you didn't like Dark Souls, you won't like Demon's.
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#5Cvdf3Posted 1/3/2013 11:15:10 PM
hi_polymer posted...
The gameplay is faster paced, meaning you'll need faster reflexes. That alone makes it tougher.


Just, no...
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#6CharonDynamiPosted 1/3/2013 11:24:54 PM
Both games have there hard sections and there not so hard sections. I would say Demon's is more extreme. While there are plenty of easier areas there are other times you're gonna cry for Dark Souls (5-2, Maneaters).
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#7McJephPosted 1/3/2013 11:26:00 PM
It's a tough question to answer.

I found Demon's Souls harder - but I also played it first.

They are similar mechanics.

I'll go with whichever you play second will be easier. Probably.
#8Phophenomenon(Topic Creator)Posted 1/3/2013 11:26:44 PM
What are some ways you can get cheesy in Demon's Souls? And is online still up for that game?
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#9CharonDynamiPosted 1/3/2013 11:30:27 PM
Phophenomenon posted...
What are some ways you can get cheesy in Demon's Souls? And is online still up for that game?


Well it's been a long time since I played it so they probably fixed it. But you could shoot the one Maneater to death before going through the gate. And I forget the boss name but it reminded me of Ifrit from FFX (boss of 2-2) had a pathing problem where you could hit him with a spear from one side and he couldn't hit you (mostly). But there really isn't much you can do in the game that is too cheap as far as normal equipment.
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#10xXxHaVeNPosted 1/3/2013 11:30:32 PM
I went through it as the same build I did to start Dark Souls. A Dex Sorcerer. And let me tell you something...

I have no clue how Demon Souls was ever considered very difficult. I barely died at all. Then again, I played a lot of DaS so I did know what I was doing and how to level stats and such. It seemed so easy mostly because of the grass. Grass was everywhere! I picked it up off the ground! I picked it up off enemies I had killed! I would bet you can even pick it out of your nose in that game. I ended up having over 100 items that nearly completely healed me by the end of the playthrough.

So no, I don't think DeS is harder than DaS. It's still a really fun game though. Give it a try!
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