The remake sounds better.
This is fake news. I’ve seen this many times online written in forums by clueless people. The original soundtrack has no MIDI sounds. It’s fully played by musicians. This goes back to people thinking that chamber music sounds like MIDI because it’s not orchestral:The original Demon Souls was apparently a mix of some real instruments and sampled instruments (midi). Same for Dark Souls 1. And Bloodborne apparently.
Demon's Souls Remake is the only fully orchestrated ones with live instruments.
Dark Souls 2 and 3 only used sampled instruments.
There were some good posts on this subject on this thread on Reddit regarding the original Demon's Souls(not remake)
Troll much ?They completely destroyed the Soundtrack, I was in shock yesterday when battling the Phalanx and only after beating the boss, I realized something was missing. Where the fuck was the actual boss music? I immediately searched for it on the internet if there was a bug or something, just to learn in a YouTube video that they remade some of the most iconic tracks from the original, changed them beyond recognition.
They literally sucked every bit of soul out of the original music (pun intended) only to present an empty husk, that sounds forcefully “epic” and “loud” yet completely misses the atmosphere of the original. It sounds tailor-made for people without any taste nor sensibility for something special and unique. Dare I say it? It sounds like it was composed by a soulless, empty suit like Jim Ryan.
Does it sound like typical boss music? Nope! Here the music sounds degenerated, depressing, kinda slow and yet engaging…just like the enemy you are encountering, Coincidence?
Epic chorus, very loud, stupid inclusion of the Hans Zimmer trumpet because…remember that epic Christopher Nolan movie? It was so EPIC. Completely forgettable.
Original Tower Knight:
Who is laughing here? Who dares to mock me like that? Could it be? Oh right, it’s the 100 feet tall knight towering over me, smashing me into the next wall with his giant shield, while his cowardly hidden cross-bow friends shoot me to death. These bastards had a good laugh, but next time…who laughs last, laughs best!
Remade Tower Knight:
What the fuck. Is this a God of War game? What’s up with that bland chorus again? Oh, I forgot…it sounds epic. It surly must be written somewhere in the official CliffsNotes of “how to…compose an epic soundtrack”. Bland, boring, forgettable. Dismissed.
The rest of the Remake is very well done, enjoying it greatly but the music man…I can’t get over it…
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err, i actually prefer the remake one. It's just more epic. I will say now that unfortunately i haven't played neither of them.Listen to this amazing clip as you are slashing, rolling, stabbing, getting burned to a crisp, smacked around like a ragdoll while a ten-feet tall demon growls, roars and tears your flesh!!
Now listen to it again.
Isn't the first theme a lot more fitting to demonic death match? Eh? EH!?!?!??