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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 350
  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. Aug 8, 2016
    10
    this game is really awesome , I dont know how to describe it but I can say this is one of the best souls series after demon souls , but Ithis game is really awesome , I dont know how to describe it but I can say this is one of the best souls series after demon souls , but I think bloodborne still is better than dark souls 3 . this game is the best hack and slash category Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    jogo brutal,dos melhores jogos que joguei ate hoje,desde o primeiro dark souls ate bloodborne,adorei todos mesmo, quem ainda esta na duvidajogo brutal,dos melhores jogos que joguei ate hoje,desde o primeiro dark souls ate bloodborne,adorei todos mesmo, quem ainda esta na duvida para comprar,que compre,porque n se vai arrepender......... Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2016
    9
    this game is not the best soul ever, but its a good soul, its funny, interesting and with a high difficulty, From sotfware, you have made athis game is not the best soul ever, but its a good soul, its funny, interesting and with a high difficulty, From sotfware, you have made a good farewell for the soul saga. Expand
  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. Mar 14, 2017
    8
    Still good game but after Bloodborne it's step back. Look worse than BB, play worse. and its overall worse. This should be second part of theStill good game but after Bloodborne it's step back. Look worse than BB, play worse. and its overall worse. This should be second part of the series, or at least released before BB. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2018
    0
    While this installment of Dark Souls has taken a few steps in the right direction, it still falls utterly flat. While the combat has a bitWhile this installment of Dark Souls has taken a few steps in the right direction, it still falls utterly flat. While the combat has a bit more fluidity to it than Dark Souls 2 it feels more stiff and unresponsive than Bloodborne and still has a jankiness to it. The combat seems to be meant to be slow paced (and everything I've read agrees with that) but there is a strange delay to the combat actions that is present in all games that I imagine stems from an issue with the engine From Software uses for the games. While the atmosphere and look of the levels, armor and bosses is generally good to excellent the graphics seem like last gen. This wouldn't be an issue but even with low grade graphics the engine still has FPS issues in certain places. Also while this is heralded as a "difficult" franchise it still does not even deliver on that promise. It's a marketing tactic used to sell a glitchy and low effort project. Why would From Software bother to develop a proper working combat system, current generation graphics, a cohesive and well-told story (sorry the off hands approach in the fashion they use doesn't work and whats there is uninteresting at best), a proper RPG leveling system and progression, bug fixing and any other thing that would be included in a well-developed game that focuses on quality when the game will sell with the bare-minimum effort put in. I wouldn't really recommend this game for anyone, and for trophy/achievement hunters willing to play anything (like myself) be prepared to put in a long grind to get your trophies/achievements. Expand

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