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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 254
  1. Apr 21, 2017
    10
    Phenomenal game. I constantly stop the very constant and frantic combat to take in the scenery which speaks to the detail of the game. This isPhenomenal game. I constantly stop the very constant and frantic combat to take in the scenery which speaks to the detail of the game. This is one of those games I actually don't regret pre-ordering and almost DO regret not getting the season pass. 10/10 any day. A lot of the bad reviews are scrubs who couldn't get past dancer or nameless. They claim all you do is roll and hit....well there is your problem morons, they never bothered learning parry timings, weapon arts, stagger mechanics, backstabs etc. This game separates the wheat from the chaff. Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2016
    10
    Beautiful game. It has the feel of Dark Souls with the momentum of Blood Borne. Those familiar with Dark Souls games will like it. If youBeautiful game. It has the feel of Dark Souls with the momentum of Blood Borne. Those familiar with Dark Souls games will like it. If you are "new" to this kind of game you will have to pay your dues... but they are worth it because learning a boss and taking it down is more gratifying in Dark Souls than most games. 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. Dec 16, 2016
    9
    Track Mania with a sword and a buckler (or a staff ... or 2 daggers ... or a bow ...). Extremely rewarding compared to most recent 'sugarTrack Mania with a sword and a buckler (or a staff ... or 2 daggers ... or a bow ...). Extremely rewarding compared to most recent 'sugar added' action RPG. Like, you are told where to go, which button to press ... worse, you are even told when to press it. ;-) Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2016
    7
    The game itself seems rather good, with fairly challenging elite-class enemies and bosses to elicit your adrenaline secretion, but as far asThe game itself seems rather good, with fairly challenging elite-class enemies and bosses to elicit your adrenaline secretion, but as far as PC port is concerned, this is still an insult, albeit improved in comparison to the predecessors.

    When molding your character's facial traits, there's no way to drag the cursor along the sliding bar; all you can do instead is to tap it to the left or right bit by bit, just like using a gamepad. The ingame and menu-screen hints for control are still indicative of gamepad buttons only. It never switches to keyboard/mouse icons even when you don't plug your gamepad in, while most other PC games at least support two different sets of control hints.

    The graphics look decent but some texture suffers from reiteration, which is a problem present in DS2 and is just less severe this time. But the optimization doesn't seem reasonable given the graphical quality not being so high.

    The control itself is very responsive though, with either kb/m or gamepad, but with either device, there's a bug of occasionally inducing a constant activation of key 'A', making you walking left without you pressing it, or alternatively, when the gamepad is used, it'll make you constantly do the move assigned to button 'LT'. This is really annoying. Plus, the mouse will move the camera in a very jagged way. Some smoothing is indeed required.

    On the whole, the game needs some patches to justify it being on the PC. But a large portion of problems are very likely to remain unresolved, considering this is a FROM game.
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  6. Apr 16, 2016
    5
    Dark Souls 3 ingredients:
    - Some little/medium/huge Monsters
    - Place some items here and there - Place some mini boss here and there -
    Dark Souls 3 ingredients:
    - Some little/medium/huge Monsters
    - Place some items here and there
    - Place some mini boss here and there
    - Place a bonfire and a boss, maybe 1 secret illusion door there
    - Maybe place a NPC Invader
    - Place a trap or more
    - Horrible Bugs
    - Recycle 99% of all weapons of previous games
    - Recycle 99% of all enemies of previues games
    - Crashs

    Also it contains:
    - Online Co-Op is horrible bugged
    - Bloodstains don't work sometimes
    - Bosses are bugged, they are sometimes immune to any damage (i don't talk about special hitzones, there just totaly IMMUNE, like some Mobs with the boss!)
    - The Camera is the biggest enemy in this terrible console port
    - Peformence is terrible
    - The same problems Bloodborne for Ps4 had, like online coop, massive bugs, weird hitboxes, just the worst game i have played in a while and i loved DS1.
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  7. Sep 11, 2017
    0
    This game is unplayable on my PC, constant stuttering. I went through 100s of fixes that were suppose to fix, none of them work. I have aThis game is unplayable on my PC, constant stuttering. I went through 100s of fixes that were suppose to fix, none of them work. I have a high end PC so it's Bandai Namco Games that refuses to fix their broken game, huge disappointment. Expand

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