Dark Souls III

Third installment of the medieval fantasy RPG

5.6

68 Votes

  • Category Role Playing
  • License Full version
  • Version Dark Souls 3
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7
  • Language English
  • Program by NAMCO BANDAI

Dark Souls 3 is the upcoming, newest title in the Souls series. It's set to bring fans of the series and new comers alike, more of the same punishing, brutal and ultimately rewarding experiences that the Souls games are known for.

When FROM software released their original Souls game, Demon's Souls, back in 2009 the world got it's first adventure into a terrifyingly unforgiving world full of dangerous creatures and enormous demons. It was a thrilling affair but as a limited release and a console exclusive it had quite a niche following.

The follow up to Demon's Souls was a much more inclusive affair and the first Dark Souls released on all platforms (eventually) and built a huge following. It's a series that's known for punishing gameplay and slow, measured combat and it rewards players who take the time to practice and understand how the mechanics can either work in your favour or completely do you over.

The next game in the series launched to much praise but a lot of fans felt that Dark Souls 2 lacked some of the grandiose ways of the first Dark Souls and some of the enemies didn't quite match up to the elaborate beasties we'd come to know and hate.

Dark Souls 3 looks to build on everything good that Dark Souls 2 did and bring back some of what made the original Souls games such a joy. The oppressive atmosphere and Lovecraftian monstrosities are firmly back in place and the gameplay looks as cruel and wonderful as ever.

From what we've been shown so far the game plays just as we hoped it would. With methodical combat that rewards the players attempts to think about their actions rather than blindly button mashing and hoping for the best. If you're a fan of the series, as I am, then I'm sure you're chomping at the bit to get in there and get beaten over the head time and again all in the hopes of getting a little bit further in one of the most lovingly crafted, oppresively dark, encapsulating and atmospheric games worlds ever made.

Pros

  • More Monsters
  • More Death
  • More Fun

Cons

  • We Have to Wait Until 2016
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