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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: 50 out of 529
  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. Sep 4, 2020
    10
    Best of the best game in the world. You will feel it during all process!. ALEX
  3. Nov 15, 2018
    10
    Legendary game, play it, this game changed my life for good, all I have for this game is LOVE.
  4. iOS
    Oct 17, 2018
    9
    If Dark Souls 3 truly is the last in the series as we know it, then it’s a worthy send-off. Weapon arts allow stylish and versatile new movesIf Dark Souls 3 truly is the last in the series as we know it, then it’s a worthy send-off. Weapon arts allow stylish and versatile new moves without tarnishing the purity of the combat system. Lothric’s awe-inspiring locations provide visually stunning arenas for rigorous exploration and fierce face-offs with hosts of deadly enemies and even deadlier bosses. While not all the risky changes land as neatly as others, Dark Souls 3 is a powerful journey and the sequel the series truly deserves. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2016
    9
    Hahaha one kid says 0 cause the first boss was too hard. I killed him first try. Retro guy gives it a 3 because of recycled concepts and theHahaha one kid says 0 cause the first boss was too hard. I killed him first try. Retro guy gives it a 3 because of recycled concepts and the fact that he's too good at the games. I thought ds 2 was sick and a bunch of fans complained. demon and ds 1 were sick too. Recognize a good game when you see it people it doesnt have to be casual or super hard to still be awesome. In fact i'd prefer them not to be one or the other extreme. I'd like to hear what retro guy thought of bloodborne because that game was no harder. Keep makin em namco i'd buy dark souls 12 if there was one. The gameplay is fun. If its too easy, play offline and then when you hit a boss you consider tough dont bail with the soapstone and get help that ish is for newbs. Real souls warriors conquer without help. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2020
    8
    Dark souls 3 é a minha quarta experiência em jogos da From software depois de Demon's souls, Dark souls 1 e 2 e está é minha análise:Dark souls 3 é a minha quarta experiência em jogos da From software depois de Demon's souls, Dark souls 1 e 2 e está é minha análise:
    Gráficos: Graficamente o jogo deixa a desejar, especialmente pelo ano em que o jogo foi lançado (2016). Veja, o jogo não é feio, no entanto ele é inferior graficamente a Bloodborne que foi lançado 1 ano antes e mais ainda a outros jogos triple A da época e a desculpa de que bloodborne é somente de uma plataforma enquanto DS3 está em 3, não é aceitável, visto que tem muito jogo multiplataforma bastante bonito. Além disso no PS4, o jogo está lotado de Pop In e o cenário as vezes demora para carregar. Nota 7 para os gráficos
    Ambientação: A ambientação é bastante interessante com bastante variação de cenário, nisso eu não tenho a reclamar, a from foi bem nessa parte, nota 9.
    Gameplay: A gameplay é a mesma velha gameplay de DS1 e isso é bom, com a adição de movimentos especiais de cada arma a gameplay no modo offline ficou mais interessante, no entanto no modo online esses movimentos especiais tirou muita habilidade dos jogadores, basta apenas escolher uma arma com um especial forte, apertar L2 e pronto, vc venceu o PvP... O pior de tudo são os malditos lags, o ataque de seu oponente passa a 4 metros de distância e mesmo assim você sofre o dano, isso é ridículo, além disso o jogo está lotado de Glitch e a desenvolvedora parece não se importar com isso. Por conta do modo online eu terei que dá somente nota 6,5 para a gameplay.
    Bossfighter: DS3 tem as melhores bossfighter da franquia e são bastante divertidos os Boss tem uma grande variedade de movimento o que me trouxe bastante diversão e rage rsrsrs. Nota 8.5
    Trilha sonora: Acho que o DS3 tem a melhor trilha sonora da franquia, o que deixa ainda mais divertido a luta contra os bosses, realmente acertaram nesse quesito. Nota 8.8
    Conclusão: É um bom jogo e bem divertido, apesar dos problemas ele agradará a maioria dos fãs de Dark souls, nota 8 para o jogo.
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  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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