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  • Summary: Developed by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge andDeveloped by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse. Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 18, 2016
    100
    Regardless of the absolute score, we have some complaints. We would like to have more imagination, courage and new content. DSIII is rather a superb compilation of previous games from the series. If you are a novice, it can be seen as an advantage. [Issue#263]
  2. Apr 10, 2016
    99
    Dark Souls 3 completes the epic trilogy in the best way possible. It manages to be fresh and simultaneously so familiar. So, embrace the darkness and when you emerge victorious you can proudly shout to the heavens: Praise the Sun!
  3. Apr 4, 2016
    94
    Sprawling level design, thrilling combat, and masterful indirect storytelling make Dark Souls 3 the best Dark Souls yet.
  4. Apr 3, 2016
    90
    Despite the odd issues I ran into with the game, be it performance related, or gameplay related (mobs of enemies don’t always make a game harder FromSoftware), Dark Souls 3 is a gargantuan step up from Dark Souls 2 in terms of design...From Software has included a lot for players to mess around with, and between the various armor sets, locations, weapons and enemies to get acquainted with, Dark Souls 3 is one behemoth of a game that could stand at the top of the entire series in terms of quality.
  5. 90
    Devout followers of the Souls series will immediately discover that Dark Souls III is in many respects more of the same, and the majority of them couldn't be happier with that judgment.
  6. May 3, 2016
    85
    In most games there is a simple pleasure of success that accompanies them. The payoff for Dark Souls isn't guaranteed, but goes somewhat deeper than that. It feels a little more like genuine accomplishment, found in small does along the way and promised in large measure when you finally find yourself skilled at this wonderfully unique little corner of the gaming world.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    70
    Dark Souls III nails much of what made the first two in the series so special, but its world and enemies are unusually drab.

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  1. Negative: 58 out of 314
  1. Apr 6, 2019
    10
    I have played Bloodborne and Sekiro having low low expectations .. boy was I wrong.

    The game is perfect and fun - nothing more need be
    I have played Bloodborne and Sekiro having low low expectations .. boy was I wrong.

    The game is perfect and fun - nothing more need be said.

    The perfect marriage of speed, tactics and well spread out so you can save, upgrade and explore.

    Total fun!
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  2. May 6, 2016
    10
    I am not a tradicional gamer of the Souls series, since I started this passion back with BLOODBORNE. I can't compare to the orignal games (andI am not a tradicional gamer of the Souls series, since I started this passion back with BLOODBORNE. I can't compare to the orignal games (and you shouldn't, anyway) but this is a EXCELLENT game in every single aspect: The gameplay is just perfect, challenging of course, but the game gives you all the tools to succeed (the game WANTS you to succeed!); beautiful, with an amazing lore (for you to discover, since nothing will be given to you easily, you must search for it and deserve it); graphically beautiful, great as multiplayer... Instantly GOTY and cult game. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    Yes, it is not such a phenomenon as the first one, and, seriously, it can't stand to that masterpiece.
    But still this game just absorbed
    Yes, it is not such a phenomenon as the first one, and, seriously, it can't stand to that masterpiece.
    But still this game just absorbed everything great about Demon Souls, Dark Souls 1&2, Bloodbourne and there is nothing wrong with it, because it's a quintessence of Hidetaka Miyazaki's ingenious creativity.
    The stortelling, characters, foes, gameplay, f*cking legendary atmosphere... Thanks, Hidetaka. I'm sorry that this is the end of those game series. Looking forward for your future creations.
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  4. Apr 29, 2018
    9
    With faster movement and combat, Dark Souls 3 feels the best out of the series to control. There are lots of improvements made on the earlierWith faster movement and combat, Dark Souls 3 feels the best out of the series to control. There are lots of improvements made on the earlier games that make this a must buy! Controller required. Expand
  5. Jan 18, 2018
    8
    Dark Souls 3 is good action-RPG with amazing level design. It feels a lot like Blade of Darkness mixed with Diablo: big focus on melee combatDark Souls 3 is good action-RPG with amazing level design. It feels a lot like Blade of Darkness mixed with Diablo: big focus on melee combat (although it was better in BoD) + teleport system instead of save/loads.
    Combat is simple but satisying, visuals and sound are nice, story was really hard to follow, playing the game without finishing it's predecessors.

    P.S. Yes, keyboard+mouse controls are terrible.
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  6. Dec 10, 2018
    7
    Первый дарк который я играл кое-как. Все на месте, ига нормальная, но как-то "обычно".Первый дарк который я играл кое-как. Все на месте, ига нормальная, но как-то "обычно".
  7. Mar 15, 2017
    0
    capolavoro from software indubbiamente il miliore della serie sotto tutti gli aspetti tranne per le armature non potenziabili purtroppocapolavoro from software indubbiamente il miliore della serie sotto tutti gli aspetti tranne per le armature non potenziabili purtroppo qualsiasi armatura metti i danni che prendi sembrano non cambiare quasi per il resto il gioco è un must have Expand

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