This weekend they ran a test on the servers for Dark Souls Remastered, so I spent one night playing on my PS4 pro and one on My Xbox One X. Now to be upfront when it comes to graphics the OneX has a slight advantage in the lighting department but honestly unless you are a graphics snob, there isn’t a significant difference here.
Graphics aside that we won’t talk about since they look great compared to the original release, the controls are much smoother than they used to be but still don’t feel that great compared to Dark Souls 3 or even Scholars of the first Sin. The camera functions amazingly tho which was always one of my two major complaints, my other complaint? The hit boxes. When playing the original I would hit people and my damn weapon would clearly hit the enemy but would go right thru the guy causing no damage. I always felt like playing the first Dark Souls was less about being good and more about mastering a broken camera system and game. I am happy to say however that both of those issues have been fixed completely.
What you end up with now is what can only be described as the best Dark Souls experience you can get on console. The game looks beautiful, controls better than ever, the camera works great and the battle system now relies on skill and knowledge. While I understand many fans will disagree with what I have said about the original release, this is a great place for people who never played the first to finally get to play. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.