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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: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. May 25, 2016
    100
    One needs a certain disposition to appreciate Dark Souls III – a willingness to face setbacks and challenges and then overcome them. Don't expect to play this just like any other action-RPG. If you're going to play this game, it must be on its own terms and as it's meant to be played. That patience will be rewarded with a masterpiece, easily one of the best action and role-playing games of the year.
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    100
    Dark Souls 3 must bow its head to its Playstation predecessor - but should be proud that it manages to be a gruelling, challenging adventure, pushing endlessly through horror and weirdness.
  3. Apr 5, 2016
    90
    A game like Dark Souls 3 is best gone into blind so as to heighten the sense of wonder and accomplishment you feel when you discover things for yourself, and I don’t want to rob you of that. All you need to know is that without any shadow of a doubt, I believe Dark Souls 3 is the finest game in the Souls series to date. It looks amazing, sounds amazing, plays amazing; the only things that let it down are the minor technical issues and perhaps the sometimes inconsistent difficulty level.
  4. Apr 7, 2016
    90
    Dark Souls 3 is a rough diamond, the final touch to a masterpiece trilogy which will leave its mark on us. This final entry can be seen as easier, but it's maybe the best one to date. Well done, Miyazaki-san.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 29, 2016
    90
    FromSoftware have improved and refined an action-RPG series without parallel. Essential. [June 2016, p.77]
  6. 89
    The Dark Souls games remain a high-water mark for the action RPG. Uncompromising, occasionally infuriating, yet constantly rewarding for those with the correct level of patience and dedication, Dark Souls III is a fitting end to a fantastic trilogy.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    80
    Much like From Software's earlier entries, Dark Souls III obscures its plot beneath its gameplay elements--the story is more concerned with tone than exposition. But what plot there is asks important questions: why do we place our idols in such high regard? How did they become our legends? The Lords of Cinder are imposing figures in Dark Souls III, and their power is attractive to pawns like us. But the end of their road is a lonely one--was that destination worth the sacrifice it took to get there?

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  1. Positive: 67 out of 84
  2. Negative: 11 out of 84
  1. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    PRAIS THE SUN! Without any spoilers I will say I have played all 3 Dark Souls games and this one is by far the superior one. The graphicsPRAIS THE SUN! Without any spoilers I will say I have played all 3 Dark Souls games and this one is by far the superior one. The graphics look splendid, the atmosphere(which has always been my favorite part of dark souls games) is eerie and spellbinding. The music is creepy and top notch again, the combat much more smooth than Scholar of the First Sin, the boss battles so far(only 2 I have fought) are fun and annoying but rewarding when you conquer the bosses. I don't see any other game topping this game in 2016 should be GOTY........IMO Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2020
    10
    I have played all of the souls games from Demon's souls to this one. I consider it to be one of the greatest game series ever. If you don'tI have played all of the souls games from Demon's souls to this one. I consider it to be one of the greatest game series ever. If you don't enjoy Dark Souls games, you probably like games that are easy. Expand
  3. Apr 28, 2016
    10
    Excellent game. Will most likely be my game of the year unless something crazy happens. Great graphics, great gameplay with the right amountExcellent game. Will most likely be my game of the year unless something crazy happens. Great graphics, great gameplay with the right amount of difficulty. it's really not as hard as some make it out to be. The game challenges you but it's very fair and you will learn the mechanics and get better. For returning souls players, this has everything you would want from a souls game. The level design is amazing, the amount of builds possible is as diverse as previous games. Getting away from Bloodborne's lack of replayability.
    Basically, it's a very fun, very deep game that will keep you busy for 100+ hours depending on how much time you want to put into it.
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  4. Apr 6, 2018
    9
    Es el segundo Dark Souls que termino (DS II me frustró mucho, y aunque lo dejé muy avanzado, no lo llegué a terminar) y sin duda creo que esEs el segundo Dark Souls que termino (DS II me frustró mucho, y aunque lo dejé muy avanzado, no lo llegué a terminar) y sin duda creo que es el más pulido y mejor llevado de la trilogía. Llevando eso por delante no puedo si no aplaudirlo por depurar un concepto de juego tan extraño y a la vez atrayente. Todo lo que tiene que ver con la idea del juego en sí es una virtud, la narrativa segmentada, el miedo a la muerte como principal amenaza al jugador, la curiosidad descubrimiento, la experimentacion con las clases y el equipo, los jefes...etc. Todo lo que hace a un Dark Souls un Dark Souls está perfectamente pulido. Sin embargo si que le veo fallos al concepto, algunos de ellos no menores, que no me permiten darle el 10.

    Primero sigo pensando que hay momentos de este juego donde no puedes sobrevivir sin haber muerto antes varias veces, y aunque en general el juego es mas exigente que difícil, aún hay ciertas amenazas que no puedes afrontar, más por no verlas venir que otra cosa. No son tantas pero están ahí, hay gente que esto le gusta, pero no es mi caso. Por otro lado no me agrada que pierdas gran parte de la experiencia del juego si no pagas el gold, no es que sea completamente necesario (puedes matar por ti mismo a los jefes si tienes la habilidad) pero es poner una barrera extra para disfrutar de todo lo que ofrece el juego. El rendimiento técnico en sí tampoco es estelar, pero no hubieron momentos en que me incomodara, mas allá algunos bugs que sufrieron los enemigos.

    Creo que esta es la entrega mas recomendable de la saga, mantiene los elementos que hicieron grande a la primera entrega, y agrega otros que sirven para depurarla. Es un gran juego que recomiendo a cualquiera que pueda con la frustración de ciertos segmentos donde, sinceramente, dan ganas de romper el mando.
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  5. Apr 12, 2016
    9
    Estupendo juego digno representante de la saga souls, aun que no tan dificil como sus antesesores, pero tiene mejoras en el combate yEstupendo juego digno representante de la saga souls, aun que no tan dificil como sus antesesores, pero tiene mejoras en el combate y estupendas mecánicas de juego, con una banda sonora muy buena y unos enemigos excelentemente diseñados. Expand
  6. Apr 12, 2016
    8
    playing version of PS4 me disappointed in this game, several bugs in the version of PS4 guess is due to the overheating of the console, but inplaying version of PS4 me disappointed in this game, several bugs in the version of PS4 guess is due to the overheating of the console, but in any case my expectations were achieved thanks to the Xbox version one , the team is not heated for nothing so it's a big advantage over the PS4 , thanks. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2018
    0
    Muito difícil e sem sentido o jogo! Não tem mapa, não tem save e alem de tudo o online dele e ruim!!!

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