- Oct 27, 2017
That's true.DS had several points where fairly large crowds (by PS3 standards) of zombies swarm you. Not quite Days Gone, but more than most Yakuza games. Add in effects from explosions etc. and the original game would drop frames. Now, I think unaltered the game should be fine on PS4, after all the huge docks fight in Yakuza 5 runs wonderfully in the remaster, but obvious the DE would be half the FPS at 30FPS, and even then certain particle effects can drop it further (look at a couple of points in Judge Eyes - with the arcade cabs in the Batting Cages, or Amon). So limb damage + large groups + explosions = bad news! A straight up remastered port would be the safer bet, maybe doing something about the controls if possible.
Been years since I played it so I am misremembering a lot. I do remember huge numbers of enemies though.
But yes, when you think about it, Dead Souls would probably be just fine as a port. Unlike the dragon engine games, it won't feel as dated because you don't have a lot of combat transition like how Yakuza usually is with the enemy encountes. You just go to the combat zones and it pretty much stays that way (unless I am misremembering something).
An alternative control scheme would be good enough if possible but not necessary to me personally. (But fix Kiryu's character model while you are at it. I hate it!)