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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: 68 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Apr 14, 2016
    100
    It is an achievement in game design and probably the best Souls game ever created by the masterminds of FromSoftware.
  2. Apr 20, 2016
    95
    Despite its minor shortcomings, I have not played through such a satisfying and complete experience in a long time. Dark Souls III not only is the best in the series, it is also the best action RPG to come out in recent years.
  3. 94
    We couldn't have hoped for a better conclusion to the Dark Souls trilogy. Miyazaki-san was able to give the fans the most gorgeous souls-like experience ever, despite some frame rate issues that affect the console versions.
  4. Apr 4, 2016
    90
    With a faster combat mechanic than ever, better visuals and the same challenging gameplay as before, Dark Souls 3 delivers an adventure that will hook you up for many, many hours. It might not be as good as Bloodborne, mainly because some technical flaws, and a little less appealing world – but it’s close enough.
  5. Apr 12, 2016
    90
    While it’s still impossible on a personal level for me to admit that any of Dark Souls’ siblings could better it, when taken as a whole, complete experience, Dark Souls III may be the best chapter of the Souls series that From Software has crafted. A fitting way to end, if that will indeed be the fate of the franchise.
  6. Apr 6, 2016
    90
    Even with minor issues with linearity, framerate, and the originality of level design, Dark Souls III is an outstanding send-off for a seminal trilogy that has influenced and legitimized difficulty in games with unapologetic force.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    70
    In so many important ways — its world design, its pacing, the technology powering it — Dark Souls 3 falls short of the mark. Do you play for the joy and stress of exploring dangerous, intricately crafted places full of hidden elements and endless side paths? Then I suspect you'll join me in being a little let down with the direction this sequel has gone in.

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  1. Negative: 55 out of 620
  1. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    Just started playing this last night, already clocked 9 hours, the graphics are stunning, combat is fluid and the music and voice acting ISJust started playing this last night, already clocked 9 hours, the graphics are stunning, combat is fluid and the music and voice acting IS PHENOMENAL. I love dark souls so much and if this truly is the final dark souls game, itll be a sad day for us all. But bittersweet, because we're sent off with a final stunning entry in this amazing series. Thank you FromSoftware. Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2021
    10
    um ótimo jogo e adoro que temos que aprender o time dos inimigos, os mapas, segredos
    e o boss final é bem intereçante
  3. Jun 12, 2017
    10
    My first Dark Souls game, and certainly not my last. Don't be put off by the hype around its difficulty - it's completely doable. It's justMy first Dark Souls game, and certainly not my last. Don't be put off by the hype around its difficulty - it's completely doable. It's just challenging. My sibling is a casual gamer and they cut right through this game, simply farming to upgrade their level if they were really struggling.

    --Surreal, immersive dark fantasy environments
    --Subtle story-telling technique
    --Fluid, engaging combat
    --An array of weapons, spells, shields and armour, each with their own advantages, allowing you to tackle the game any way you want
    --A great character creator with lots of build options and aesthetic options
    --Most of the bosses and even minor enemies are well-designed, with mechanics you can study and work around
    --Difficulty wise, the game is challenging, and that's the fun of it. But most bosses were beatable in 3-5 times, maybe up to 15 times if they were particularly tricky. But there's a great community filled with guides if you're stuck. Plus you can use NPCs or team up with online players (I never actually needed this, but it’s a great option to have if you’re really over that one boss who keeps bludgeoning you)
    --Rewarding. It’s redolent to how you felt when you overcame fights and bosses as a kid - that feeling of accomplishment when you finally won.
    --Always new secrets to find - read up on this game. From the lore, to the illusory walls, to the hidden areas and character side quests. It’s got a lot of depth.
    --Pace is great. I never felt stuck in the same area for too long because I couldn’t progress
    --Great dialogue and voice acting
    --Open world with lots to explore
    --Easy instant travel from Bonfires
    --Above all, it’s innovative. It’s actually genre-defining. It’s something everyone should try at least once to see if FromSoft games are for you

    If you’ve never tried a Souls game, this is a great one to start with.
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  4. Dec 7, 2019
    9
    Un fantástico juego de la saga souls . Que casi consigue alcanzar la magnificencia del primero . Pero que se queda 1 paso por detras
  5. May 15, 2016
    9
    Dark Souls 3 is a great way to end this great franchise. Dark Sousl 3 has great graphics, great gameplay and a great lore. The armours andDark Souls 3 is a great way to end this great franchise. Dark Sousl 3 has great graphics, great gameplay and a great lore. The armours and weapons are great but sadly, the frame right frequently drops and the camera is annoying when your're fighting a fast enemy or boss. The setting and timeline in Dark Souls are great. There are a lot of convenants that you can. There are 8 convenants like Warriors of Sunlight, the Blue Sentinals and more. The multiplayer is fun and balanced. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2016
    8
    Thes game is amazing and i have a great time but there is that thing they add cold softband wear the players gat banded from playing withThes game is amazing and i have a great time but there is that thing they add cold softband wear the players gat banded from playing with normal people you can just play wthe people that softband like you .you will get softband for cachet or take items from hackers but i got softband many many time for no reason i just invid someone and then i got to my world and I just realized that im softband for no reason that why I gave it 8 Expand
  7. Sep 1, 2019
    0
    Ужаснейшая игра в серии. Сюжет продолжение первой части- зачем?
    Графика не особо смотрится вообще, и вытаскивает только освещение. Геймплей не
    Ужаснейшая игра в серии. Сюжет продолжение первой части- зачем?
    Графика не особо смотрится вообще, и вытаскивает только освещение. Геймплей не меняется вообще из части в часть. Оптимизация на пк и пс4 не очень, так как просидает фпс иногда. Игра чисто для фанатов и не зайдет остальным игрокам
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