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Does Dark Souls Remastered SUCK? Beta Review! (PS4/Xbox One)

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Today they launched the Dark Souls Remastered BETA which was called the Network Test. After running around in it for a few hours I had to review some of my thoughts on the gameplay changes and great new graphics! Share and subscribe if you liked it! Consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DreamcastGuy Follow me on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamcastguy Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dreamcastguy Instagram: http://instagram.com/dreamcastguy Business email: Mark.shockley@yahoo.com All clips of audio and video used in this work are used for entertainment or education purposes under the fair use clause found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code). If you have any dispute please contact me. "EDM Detection Mode" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Dark Souls Remastered finally launches later this month on PC and consoles, and if you have downloaded the network test client, you can start trying out the game right now. Players in all regions can join the test right now on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as confirmed by a variety of reports. The available area is limited, as expected, but it should be more than enough to get a taste of the experience if you never played the original before. Last month, it’s been confirmed that all those who purchased the original Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition on Steam will be able to get Dark Souls Remastered for a reduced price. The original release is now no longer available for purchase. Owners of the PC version of “Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition” will be able to upgrade to “DARK SOULS REMASTERED” at a discounted price. Please feel free to take advantage of this campaign. Dark Souls Remastered launches on May 24th on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version will be released sometime this Summer.
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Young monaco (17 days ago)
This game is insanely addicting. And the graphics actually look nice. Player models and lighting are perfect. And honestly you get used to it. A great game.
Recht_voor_zijn_raap (20 days ago)
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Matthew McBrine (24 days ago)
Chain backstabs aren't a good thing, 'High-level PVP'r over here'.
Pantsu God (26 days ago)
The backstabs are literally just like from ds1... They're not just for new players.
ForNoHonor (26 days ago)
If you think chain back stab isn't OP you clearly don't play PvP often.
shted224 (26 days ago)
You really need to stop giving reviews, they're shit and don't touch many points in which we came here for
Lakota Coberly (26 days ago)
Dark Souls 1 has always had the easiest backstabs in the souls series. You clearly haven’t played this game pre-remaster.
Tactics117 (27 days ago)
DreamcastGuy has absolutely no idea what he is talking about. If you just do a side-by-side comparison it is difficult to tell a difference between the so-called "Remastered" version and the original--save for the mist doors, souls, and flickering foliage. The really only thing that is going to be improved for the consoles is the frame rate (supposedly) and the increase in player count from 4 to 6. This is a poor excuse for a "Remaster;" it's more of a port.
Corey Campbell (28 days ago)
You’ve never played Dark Souls before have you? There are no zombie soldiers, Dark Knights and those weren’t chain backstabs. Cashgrab for sure
Pedro Goitia (30 days ago)
Lol are you kidding me? xD
M Gr (1 month ago)
It does indeed suck!
Talos The Bronze Giant (1 month ago)
I would have loved a proper remake with all the original cut content put back in. So long as Blighttown is fixed in this remaster I'm good though.
Ssgt.Michael Williams (1 month ago)
That boar is a straight savage ,it takes about 27 inches of cold hard steal up the ass,and didn't even back down,what a beast!This game looks absolutely, awesome!Can't wait to get a copy.
Westwen (1 month ago)
You'd have a lot less dislikes if you were honest and didn't try to insult people's intelligence. It's very apparent you aren't familiar with the game so why lie to your audience?
EvolvingFetus (1 month ago)
I wonder if you were the annoying prick who kept killing me xD I played as solair with no armor, I remember a person with that helmet and no armor lol
I Love Paramore (1 month ago)
Looks like dsfix :(
yotam braunshtein (1 month ago)
So many people told me it sucks on pc
LotsOfDiabetes (1 month ago)
6:18 Doesn't look like you've ever playing DS1 before either, and are winning simply because of the black knight class.
CometCourse (1 month ago)
It sucks because it's Dark Souls.
NarcolepticHound (1 month ago)
"Doesn't seem overpowered" Famous last words.
SaiyanPride (1 month ago)
"Gameplay changes" Ya mean the litany of bugs, backstab chaining and just being able to literally run behind people and backstab? They slapped new paint on the game and that's about it. It's pretty shit, but still shit. You can feel the difference in the games, and it still feels dated af.
Ducktor Thrax (1 month ago)
Keeps saying "added stuff" but we all know you haven't played the original
david Maloney (1 month ago)
You being paid mate. This remaster is a joke.
PinnySkenis (1 month ago)
Its not an extra touch they left chain backstabs in like a bitch
David Brooks (1 month ago)
DS is my personal favorite game of all time, and this beta and the remaster itself lived up to all of my expectations. i was ready for slightly improved graphics, better lighting, and 1080p/60fps. people seem to forget that graphics arent everything in a game, its the way its made, the way its played and the amount of enjoyment you get from it. Ive been more angry and had the most amount of fun from DS than any other game ive ever played, so THIS is gonna be a day one purchase without a doubt and when the Switch version comes out ill be picking it up for that as well.
So Forlorn (1 month ago)
They changed the gameplay... are you serious...
Lord Demious (1 month ago)
You should make sure you know what your talking about before you post a video. Souls vets will chew you up and spit ya out. Know your shit bruh
Jeremiah Smith (1 month ago)
I really liked it. It's my favorite game ever but better looking. Sure Dark Souls isn't perfect. The PvP can be clunky and God knows the lag is a part of the game. But this game left a unique taste in my heart and mind. What it made me feel was like nothing else. It will always be a blueprint for an incredible game for me. It is one of a kind and started a whole sub genre in video gaming. (Expecting some Demon Souls hipsters to come down on me LOL)
Jøhn Wade (1 month ago)
I wish you showed examples of the specific improvements because I believe you are misinformed. The vines by the sun bro statue were there in dark souls 1 originally and i doubt they've added much new textures. I feel like you're getting people's hopes up by telling them new stuff is in the game, when that's not true. They already released a full breakdown of all the additions and "new vines" was not in the list. Great video but this could cause people to buy the game with higher expectations
Joshua Jensen (1 month ago)
It looks exactly the same as on my PC with DSfix...
Jacob Manchester (1 month ago)
You sound like you are talking out of you ass m8. Commentary is very boring and honestly overly descriptive. Filthy casual... smh
Josh Martell (1 month ago)
I wish if you had a shield on your back.. aka 2 handing a weapon you couldn't be back stabbed
shut down heart (1 month ago)
Eren Jaegar (1 month ago)
Short answer: yes it does
Bradley Hurley (1 month ago)
As far as asking if it's an adequate remaster or a cash grab, i'd say it's a little bit of both. I like how they haven't changed much but still i feel like they could have done a better job with it. It's a mixed reaction for me but i'm still going to get it because it's in my top 5 games of all time.
The Resistance (1 month ago)
nintendo players are not used into this game type of difficulty zelda breath of the wild difficulty is nothing compared to soul games its a good start to up their gameplay.
Mike Johnson (1 month ago)
Does it have a easy mode? If not then I'll pass again
Bradley Hurley (1 month ago)
I played ds1 when it first came out and i haven't played it in years. It was and still is my most memorable game. I can't wait to get my hands on it again, especially with 60 fps in blight town!
Chunz Bunz (1 month ago)
Good lad! I'm sick of people bitching about this game! I mean at least now the game runs great on console. I'm going to be getting this on ps4 and switch I love the series! Nice to see someone who appreciates the remaster.
Napalmburns (1 month ago)
Why so many thumbs down? You did a really good job on this video.
c W (1 month ago)
IMHO this remaster is garbage and just a crap-ditch effort to cash grab more money before the souls series officially dies off, the souls-borne community is dwindling everyday, updates slowly coming to an end, the remaster looks worse than some modded versions I've seen and the fact they didn't polish the game much with so many areas that need improvement, hell even DS2 made improvements and changes to SOTFS and its widely disliked amongst the fans. I'll just say its not worth the money at release and no one should buy this crap at release, I'll wait till it drops off if even then, buying a halfheartedly put together game only encourages these companies to keep doing the crap gamers get mad at so don't be surprised when yo get to Blighttown and the FPS till sucks sure it might be slightly improved but don't count on it
D WG (1 month ago)
Yes! But we will all still buy it. #FML
Darth Woody (1 month ago)
I can't tell if this guy is being sarcastic or he's never played DS1.
Dezclorithyll Jackson (1 month ago)
Blatant sponsor, fucks sake
Clayton Hernandez (1 month ago)
This remaster looks solid. People bitching about it is annoying. There's barely anything to complain about! But I only play solo so any online changes are not my problem.
nameless0711 (1 month ago)
U r trippin... Gushing over a texture pack/lighting mod... smh...
Jay Are (1 month ago)
You can bait the bore into the fire. It wrecks him FAST.
reggie bush (1 month ago)
Bruh did dude doesn’t know shit.. real fans know we were hoping for them to fix spam backstab abuse
rpgfan007 (1 month ago)
K so it doesn’t suck period
KT46 KK (1 month ago)
this guy is so full of it
Keegan Crosley (1 month ago)
I don't like the easier backstabbing 1. I like how challenging it is to get a backstab and is to easymode and 2. PvP is going to be hell with constant CHAIN backstabing
Rift Dancer (1 month ago)
6:20 *Sip*
Wdf1987 (1 month ago)
This looks great! People whining about it can suck a dick. It's not a remake, it's a remaster.
Soma Gai (1 month ago)
Beta Review(er) is right.
elusive mg (1 month ago)
i touched ds2 a little but fuck me im playing this first then the second and the third afterwards
Amilcar Fernandez (1 month ago)
I hope that the Switch version looks similar to this one, I know that will be not the same because is a weaker machine, but I hope similar.
honorbound12 (1 month ago)
Chainback stab is a bug and is annoying asf in pvp
Elijah Smith-Antonides (1 month ago)
I honestly thought he was being sarcastic for the first half of the video.
mAcroFaze (1 month ago)
I don't know what it is about your commentary that's so good but so cringe-inducing at the same time! XD It's a conflicting set of emotions! Things like your phrasing so that, "You have it where" you're talking about specific things before making overly exaggerated claims about how these, "Ancient castles are almost an ageless thing that's existed for possibly millions of years." I don't know what it is! It's terrible, but I keep coming back..! Keep doing what you're doing! Haha! And can't wait for your review nor for the release of this game!
Details (1 month ago)
Ok, you can remove From softwares dick from your mouth
Lone Star (1 month ago)
It's a cash-in. If not an outright scam. This happens every time. Console players getting exploited. Look at The Last of Us remaster? Update the resolution and charge 40 bucks for it. PC players fixed this game for free years ago. And now console players get to pay for it. Unbelievable.
raymund usi (1 month ago)
Apparently people still dont know the difference between a remake and a remaster...
Dino MiNi (1 month ago)
yes i play it and it so suck that save my 40$
Austin White (1 month ago)
Glad more people get to experience DS1. Even if it’s not the same DS1 experience a lot of us had back in the day, it’s good to keep the BONFIRE LIT.
Rikuto Kuronaga (1 month ago)
Anyone ever told you that you hyperbole a lot? Cause you hyperbole a lot.
Samuel Orth (1 month ago)
Dark Knight...
Royce Taylor (1 month ago)
lol @ saying that you were steamrolling while invading but your estus chugging like a little bit
M.A.W. (1 month ago)
You make it sound as though core mechanics were changed in Remastered to accommodate DS3 noobs. This IS Dark Souls 1. Nothing is new about backstabs in this iteration. This is how it's always been.
GamerOtaku PS4nSwitch (1 month ago)
I could give 2 shits about the online with dark souls.
Joshua Minix (1 month ago)
When you never played the game originally, but you need dem views
Korey Loney (1 month ago)
From the video title I thought you didn't like the beta, but I guess not. I didn't really think it was all that worth it, especially with e3 around the corner I'll stick to the original game. Not enough changes, really most people wanted a scholar of the first sin treatment for this remaster.
Ethan Price (1 month ago)
I wish they reworked it like they did for dark souls 2 scholar of the sin.
kttsflips (1 month ago)
Do you even darksouls bro?
Saiyan 2356 (1 month ago)
The fact that he talked about Chain backstabs as if they were an added feature of the remaster. LUL
Peter Taylor (1 month ago)
the biggest question is what they did with the demon ruins and lost izalith....
The Guy (1 month ago)
Peter Taylor Nothing, because it's a remaster. A remaster, by definition, consist of (typically minor) technical upgrades, like higher resolution textures and improved audio quality. Why were so many people expecting them to completely overhaul the game? It's a remaster. It's not like they lied about what it was going to be.
Hydra Jamm (1 month ago)
Its good if you are going from ps3 or 360 but it looks no better than thr pc version with dsfix
tearinox (1 month ago)
dark souls ps4 edition
The Great Unknown (1 month ago)
Dream cast guy let me know if you're at gun point right now
Who's King Now (1 month ago)
Is this game the darksouls of the darksouls?
Raejinn (1 month ago)
It's not a Beta you tit
RoyalxJeff / (1 month ago)
this dude never played the og dark souls
HELLO WABBIT (1 month ago)
DreamcastGuy, ive played videogames since my days of Atari 2600 and nowadays i love my ps4 and my huge library of games but, i am starting to feel that i am not enjoying myself anymore and i feel like it has become a chore. Any advice?
Jack Buchan (1 month ago)
Please don't review a game if you never played the original or even understand the game.
Durzo86 (1 month ago)
This is the only positive review I've seen
Ben Smith (1 month ago)
Lmao says he played the original didn't know about backstab?? Yeah i don't think you played the original.
TRIGG3RHAPPY82 (1 month ago)
Throw an alluring skull into the fire to roast that hog.
ploob man (1 month ago)
Why talk as though you are comparing this to the original version of the game, when it’s clear you haven’t even played the original game? That wasn’t a chain backstab, and even then, that’s how backstabs have always worked in this game. It isn’t a new mechanic. Idk man. Research up or actually play the base game before trying to critique or review something like this.
Mike Cranston (1 month ago)
This game will be huge but PASSWORD MATCHMAKING will truly ruin the experience and make this a Twinks and GANK Squad arm race that we can't possibly begin to imagine. Prepare to die again!
Berninman (1 month ago)
This guy has clearly never played Dark Souls 1. I can't tell if he's being sarcastic or not in this review
Mett .Beck (1 month ago)
Beta at 20 days to release ? Sure
OPTIC_ASSASSIN46 Yes (1 month ago)
Well seeing as you haven't played the full version and only a demo to test for bugs and network stability the obvious answer is we don't know.Case closed lmfao
iorn superman (1 month ago)
He is promoting ganking at launch of DS 9:00
Emad Ali (1 month ago)
Yeah the big fun of this game is when getting invaded, right? What's better than getting backstab chained for eternity with a fist that does 5 damage!
Babrukus (1 month ago)
Here's a 60 FPS patch you've had as a mod since launch for 20 bucks please five us your money goy look we made DARK souls all fucking bright and shiny. Oh you preferred the old one? fuck you, we're removing it from the steam store, buy our new trash. fuck off.
Adam (1 month ago)
This guy is so wrong chain backstabs are horrible because in PvP it will be overpowered
Dialask Isel (1 month ago)
Hmm, some of this doesn't line up with what I've heard thus far. I haven't had a chance to get my hands on it myself, but I haven't heard other people talking about changes to enemy hitboxes and the like... I'd be genuinely interested to see a deeper comparison if there are, indeed, bigger changes to the PVE than have currently been discussed.
zellatron (1 month ago)
I’ve never played DS1, only bloodborne and ds3. All I wanted was ds1 on the ps4 so I could play so I’m pretty happy about this release. I’m also glad they didn’t price it at $59.99
Jacob Hoffman (1 month ago)
dude you get hit by every attack don't you 😂
Fightinglove (1 month ago)
of course they want your money, they are a business after all? Should be demons souls and I'd be really happy (dark souls was the latest I just played :_(! )
theDiReW0lf (1 month ago)
Wait, have you even played the original?

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