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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: 72 out of 578
  1. 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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  2. Apr 17, 2022
    10
    Game yang sangat membuat gw betah mantengin layar monitor. jujur gua sangat enjoy mainin game ini, yang kata orang -orang bisa membuat makinGame yang sangat membuat gw betah mantengin layar monitor. jujur gua sangat enjoy mainin game ini, yang kata orang -orang bisa membuat makin stress tapi buatku malah kebalikan yang dipaduin dengan suara parry yg satisfying dan juga weapon-weapon yang beragam jenis dan keren semua meskipun keseringan make claymore +10 hwhw dan juga story dan lore lore yang bisa bikin merinding sedih dan beragam ekspresi jadi satu. sangat sangat direkomendasikan untuk player hard mode. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2022
    10
    Well its a good game I guess. Jokes its pretty much a masterpiece that is perfect.
  4. Apr 18, 2020
    9
    Metacritic forces me to write a seventy-five character review so that I can have my notes listed without searching game by game.
  5. May 13, 2016
    9
    Playing Dark Souls 3 has been a pleasant experience.
    Everything is improved compared to the previous DS games, the graphics are pretty cool
    Playing Dark Souls 3 has been a pleasant experience.
    Everything is improved compared to the previous DS games, the graphics are pretty cool and the areas are nice.
    Having finished all games in the series (except for Bloodborne), I found it smooth and enjoyable, with less annoying areas than the predecessors.

    The world design is pretty good, but seems a bit linear. There are connections and shortcuts throughout the game, but the path is still one and you gotta follow it to progress through the game. The ability to teleport from each bonfire is also a proof of the linearity, since it would take ages to move from an area to the other, just by running.

    In the end, it feels like there isn't much difference from previous DS games, the core mechanics are the same, same atmosphere, lack of storyline/lore (mostly hidden in items descriptions).
    This makes me think: now that I finished it, will I remember any of this game in a few months time...? or will the only great memories from this series be always linked to DS1?
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  6. Jul 18, 2018
    8
    8/10 circa.

    This game is good. For some is the best in the franchise. Imo is both the best and the worst. We have less content than Dark
    8/10 circa.

    This game is good. For some is the best in the franchise. Imo is both the best and the worst.
    We have less content than Dark Souls 2, the gameplay is worst (No armor upgrade, roll spamming, no powerstances). The game is very linear. You have just one to two path open for the majority of the game.

    But it has some of the best bosses in the saga. And some of the worst.
    It has some of the best areas of the saga (level design wise) but they all lacks originality.

    It has a grand finale, but a slow buildup to it and quite tedius.
    Great NPCs questline. A lot of lore questions and no answers whatsoever.

    Is a great game. I'll recomend it. but at the same time is flawed like every other soul.
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  7. Feb 12, 2021
    0
    ------------Grafica------------
    ☐Fotorealistico
    ☒Ottimo ☐Buona ☐Normale ☐Mediocre ☐Pessima ☐Pugno in un occhio
    ------------Grafica------------
    ☐Fotorealistico
    ☒Ottimo
    ☐Buona
    ☐Normale
    ☐Mediocre
    ☐Pessima
    ☐Pugno in un occhio
    ------------Sonoro------------
    ☒Epico
    ☐Ottimo
    ☐Buono
    ☐Normale
    ☐Mediocre
    ☐Pessimo
    ☐Il vicino che fa i lavori la domenica mattina è più gradevole
    ------------Gameplay------------
    ☒Super
    ☐Ottimo
    ☐Buono
    ☐Normale
    ☐Mediocre
    ☐Pessimo
    ☐Preferisco amputarmi le mani
    ------------Durata------------
    ☐Addio vita sociale
    ☒Longevo
    ☐Sulle 30 ore senza quest secondarie
    ☐Normale
    ☐Scarsa
    ☐Breve
    ☐Ho speso i miei soldi per questa roba?
    ------------Requisiti hardware------------
    ☐Mio padre è Bill Gates
    ☐Elevati
    ☐Buoni
    ☒Nella media
    ☐Bassi
    ☐Molto bassi
    ☐PC di fascia super bassa
    ------------Trama------------
    ☐Epica
    ☒Ottima
    ☐Buona
    ☐Normale
    ☐Mediocre
    ☐Pessima
    ☐Non mi ricordo nemmeno come si chiama il protagonista
    ------------Difficoltà------------
    ☐Gioco con il calendario dei santi accanto alla tastiera
    ☐Complesso ☐Solo se aumenti la difficoltà ☒Nella media ☐Facile ☐Molto Facile ☐Brava nonna, quelli si, sono i titoli di cosa. Lo hai finito. ------------Prezzo------------ ☐Inculata pazzesca ☐Troppo caro ☐Aspettate che lo mettano in saldo ☒Ci può stare ☐Quasi un affare ☐Un affare ☐E' gratis, che vuoi? ------------Bug------------ ☐Ma è il gioco definitivo o sto giocando un'alpha? ☐Ingiocabile ☐Buggato ☒Nella media ☐Qualche bug ogni tanto ☐Quasi nessuno ☐Liscio come l'olio
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