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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: 67 out of 414
  1. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Exelente juego y dificultad balanceada además de jefes increíbles con banda sonora digna
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    10
    Solo una parola può descrivere questo gioco: CAPOLAVORO! Non credevo potesse esistere un gioco cosi completo come dark souls 3. Tutto curatoSolo una parola può descrivere questo gioco: CAPOLAVORO! Non credevo potesse esistere un gioco cosi completo come dark souls 3. Tutto curato nei minimi particolari. Provatelo! 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. Jul 19, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Вторая соулс-игра в моей жизни, так же как и вторую часть начал на втором курсе, но не смог победить даже первого босса. С читами прошёл на четвёртом курсе. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2016
    8
    At times, this game is absolutely wonderful. The solid, heavy combat system and fluid graphics make for an immersive, totally brilliantAt times, this game is absolutely wonderful. The solid, heavy combat system and fluid graphics make for an immersive, totally brilliant experience.

    At other times, especially if you're a previous Dark Souls, it's a bit underwhelming in the mapping of the world, and the difficulty isn't quite the same as prior releases (not dumbed down as such... it's difficult to put a finger on it, but it doesn't seem the same. Not "bad", just not the same). Not only that, it doesn't feel designed at all for keyboard and mouse, which is disappointing, but thankfully the controls are sublime with a controller. Just bare that in mind before buying.

    They're the only complaints I have, and they are minor. An 8 is the bare minimum I could score this game. I don't like it quite as much as I did Bloodborne, but the ability to play it on the PC nudges it pretty damn close. There's very few games that can even come close to the atmosphere and majesty of this title.

    If you're worried about the reputation of the series as being ridiculously hard... all I can say is that this is hard in a fair way. Whenever you get hit or die, you understand why - this isn't hard like, say, an XCOM2, where RNG creates the difficulty; there's very little RNG here. Instead of thinking of it as prohibitively difficult, think of it as a master challenge.
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  6. Tgc
    May 13, 2016
    7
    The game itself is close to 10. However I can't say the same about port. It is better than DS1&2 but still there are plenty of bugs,The game itself is close to 10. However I can't say the same about port. It is better than DS1&2 but still there are plenty of bugs, performance and interface issues. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2020
    0
    Sobrevalorado y un asqueroso y falta de respeto por para pc... La comunidad más tóxica y pestilente, egocentrista y pesada, la peor queSobrevalorado y un asqueroso y falta de respeto por para pc... La comunidad más tóxica y pestilente, egocentrista y pesada, la peor que conozco y de los peores juegos mal valorado que he visto jamás. Expand

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