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Last Gen vs. Next Gen Graphics: Dark Souls vs. Deep Down

Karam Elahi writes: "In our fourth round of Last Gen vs. Next Gen Graphics, we have the PlayStation 3′s and Xbox 360’s amazingly deep and visually arresting action-rpg, Dark Souls, developed by From Software, the same visionaries who created the cult hit Demon’s Souls for the PlayStation 3. In the other corner, we have the much-anticipated free-to-play title Deep Down, being developed by SCE Japan Studio and Capcom Online Games. Deep Down definitely looks like the next-gen spiritual successor to Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, and even Dragon’s Dogma." (Dark Souls, Deep Down, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

rarity  +   98d ago
huge jump i can't wait for both
Jughead3416  +   98d ago
It is a huge jump. Hope the gameplay is as satisfying.
Army_of_Darkness  +   98d ago
There really is no comparison. Deep down visually looks way better.
guitarded77  +   98d ago
Well, yeah... it's obviously going to look better. It's made for much more powerful hardware. That said the Souls games are all about the atmosphere though. When Demon's came out, we all knew it wasn't a graphics powerhouse, but the art style and atmosphere made it amazing all the same.
Irishguy95  +   98d ago
Bad game to compare too graphics wise...Souls has never been known for it's graphics

You don't have to grind in souls games WeAreLegion. You just have to not be terrible at games
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Patrick_pk44  +   98d ago
So what should have it been compared too, Call of Duty which is a different genre? The comparison is what exactly the title states, it is a perfect comparison since Deep Down is influenced by Dark Souls. No one said "Dark Souls is shit," so why are you trying to defend it? Btw, Dark Souls wasn't even hard.
kingdom18  +   98d ago
@Patrick Haha, Ornstein and Smough and say hello. That was really the only hard boss fight, and once I restarted the game and went for a sorccer build, I beat the crap out those guys.
WeAreLegion  +   97d ago
Not terrible at games. I beat Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. It's just a bit of a drudge at parts.
darren_poolies  +   97d ago
Well I don't know about you but I though Dark Souls was one of the prettiest last gen games.
Back-to-Back  +   97d ago
You don't have to grind in souls games WeAreLegion. You just have to not be terrible at games

Well your correct, but for the majority of people it will require grinding to make the game easier. Not everyone will be a parry master day 1.

And for you to say Souls have never been known for their graphics I disagree. Some of the levels in Demons Souls and Dark Souls are really well designed. Can you name me some games that simulate castle better than Boletarian Palace?

Also Dark Souls on PC with mods looks amazing.
ziggurcat  +   97d ago
@ irishguy95:

there's always been some element of grinding in the first two souls games... unless you're one of *those* people that seem to think that if you level up, you aren't playing the game right?

and even the most skilled gamer can have his/her *** handed to them in this series.
gman_moose  +   97d ago
That is most definitely the PC version of Dark Souls which is kind of dumb considering the comparison should be on last gen console vs next gen console.
spacetoilet  +   97d ago
It really ISNT a huge jump, not at all.
Jughead3416  +   98d ago
I really don't want to hear anything else about Deep Down unless it's a release date.
SilentNegotiator  +   97d ago
Well, since it takes 8-10x as long this gen, probably Fall 2040 or so. lol
ExtoVert  +   97d ago
Well I now what im getting for my 48th birthday lol
FamilyGuy  +   97d ago
That article was a misquote/took liberties with what capcom actually said. Had you read the article you'd see the quote NEVER said "8-10x as long" but was instead referring to man hours. "8-10x as much work" would have been more accurate.

Deep Downs japanese beta is set for late feb, early march.
caseh  +   97d ago
@FamilyGuy

There's still no concrete release date, so far I've seen 'As soon as possible' and 'near the launch'.

They would be stupid to miss the launch window considering the lack of PS4 titles available at the moment, it will no doubt be lapped up by all PS4 owners as a result.
jc12  +   97d ago
Yeah, N4G cant help it, they have a huge boner for Deep Down, and Im not sure why...its a Capcom game...
WeAreLegion  +   98d ago
deep down is freaking gorgeous! If the game play is anywhere near as good as Dark Souls though, I'll be happy. I would just appreciate something a little easier. Grinding isn't fun to me, no matter how satisfying beating bosses is.
Ripsta7th  +   98d ago
Yeahh true it seems like it'll lean more towards graphics but i will be fuckn impressed if the gameplay is close to as Souls series
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frostypants  +   97d ago
The Souls games are designed to be played that way...get to a certain point, then have the sense to turn back and cash in. It's not so much grinding as it is a personality test to punish overly aggressive players. Once you clear the level though you don't go back before going to another, unless you are trying to god-ify your character or something (or if you are trying to checkout some secret you missed). Sure, in Dark Souls you may need to walk through an area to get somewhere, but by then it's a cakewalk.
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WeAreLegion  +   97d ago
Thanks for the pointers. I just don't enjoy the waiting game. I'm not an aggressive player. Trust me. It just feels unnecessary for me to whittle the enemies down like that. Give me a lengthy boss fight. That's fine. Just don't make me defend and run 90% of the time.

Bubbles for being helpful.
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ravinash  +   97d ago
Being hard is what makes Dark souls what it is.
You won't get the same feeling of accomplishment if your running through killing everything with two hits.

But in saying that, that's dark souls....hopefully Deep down will have a different spin on things.
As long as the game play is good, then I'll be happy.
TheKayle1  +   98d ago
another great piece of journalism.....omg.....who approve this site?!
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kingduqc  +   98d ago
It would be more fair to compare dark souls 2. To me next gen is just a resolution bump that I had playing on pc 6 years ago. The only interesting new ideas are coming from the indie scean and the AAA games are all rehash from older IPs.
theshredded  +   98d ago
gameplay is broken.Design and syle feel limited and scavenged from many other games.That is Deep Down but i wouldn't argue much since it's f2p and looks really fun
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   98d ago
Lmao, have you played the game? You just called it broken — quite a bold statement.
Kryptix  +   98d ago
lol He says the gameplay is broken but it looks really fun...

Fuckin logic, how does it work?
Kennytaur  +   98d ago
I don't remember Dark Souls looking half as good as those screens, where's the blurry and washed-out image I recall? I should re-install it.
kydrice  +   98d ago
Can't tell if joking, PC version is garbage.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   97d ago
Pc version has some great mods to make it look way better.
Kennytaur  +   97d ago
Why would I be joking? Those screens look good, but I remember it looking a bit crap (technically that is, the designs and such is awesome) and running terribly. You couldn't even change resolution properly without a mod. And then there's GFWL...
cyclindk  +   98d ago
Remember, it might not be apparent on your computer, but the jump in resolution is probably big as well even though that won't really affect the look of environment, object, character model geometry or texture quality as much, but overall picture clarity. Takes a lot of power to bump up screen resolution.
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deadfrag  +   97d ago
Capcom is announcing Deep down has a F2P game but i have a great feeling this is all BS and this will end up has a Pay to Win game in the end,just mark my words.And Deep down will not ever get near the Great game that is Demon Souls and Dark Souls!
spoonard  +   97d ago
Dark Souls 2 looks VERY impressive, but of course Deep Down looks MUCH better. In Deep Down though,the lighting models, the character and environmental textures, everything that has to do with graphics will be superior in every way. But we can't judge gameplay until both games are in the wild! I have high hopes for both!
assdan  +   97d ago
Can't wait for both. Dark souls looks like a better game IMO (demon's and dark souls are two of my all time favorites), but deep down looks stunning.
TheRedButterfly  +   97d ago
If you're playing Dark Souls for the graphics, you're doing it wrong.
The_BoZZ1991  +   97d ago
Unfortunaetly the first screenshot which is the only screenshot with great graphics in Deep Down, is from Reveal Trailer on PlayStation Day 2013. Rest of pictures aren't so much better than Dark Souls. The knights look worse than Dark Souls.
PudgeySan  +   97d ago
The difference I am finding is when the game is actually in game play like when the knight is fighting the dragon on ps4 versus the PC it looks more movie like and real.. where as the screen shots have more detail on the pc version. Just an opinion. Be gentle.
arbitor365  +   97d ago
you really need to see deep down running at 60 FPS. that, combined with the dynamic lighting and physics really show how its a next gen leap

http://www.gamersyde.com/le...
YoungPlex  +   97d ago
Why would you compare the lesser version and not the new version of Dark Souls II which is miles ahead of Dark Souls in terms of graphical fidelity and is still current gen!? Both Deep down and Dark Souls II are set to release first quarter of 14 so why not compare both...
spacetoilet  +   97d ago
Not a huge leap in graphics, very similar.

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