Part 3 in the Dark Souls Trilogy of reviews! Still haven’t played them. But here’s the cliff notes anyway…..Here’s the Dark Souls III review.
Looks pretty good, so that counts for something, I guess? Plus, From Software know how to make a game. Elden Ring is proof of their prowess, and this trilogy are proof of their ownership and creation of an entire genre.
Dark Souls III boasts stunning environments and intricate character designs that capture the eerie and foreboding atmosphere of the series. The attention to detail is commendable, though occasional framerate drops on older hardware can be a minor hiccup.
The gameplay is where Dark Souls III truly shines. Its punishing yet rewarding combat mechanics, deep weapon variety, and strategic boss battles provide an exhilarating experience that keeps players engaged and on their toes. The interconnected world design encourages exploration and discovery.
Dark Souls III – Story 8/10
The game delivers a cryptic and lore-rich narrative, but it can be hard to piece together for newcomers. Players familiar with the series will appreciate the nods to previous games, while newcomers might find themselves a bit lost amidst the complexity.
The haunting and atmospheric sound design adds depth to the game’s world. From the ominous melodies to the clashing of steel during battles, the audio contributes to the overall sense of dread and immersion.
The series is renowned for its challenging gameplay, and Dark Souls III maintains this tradition. It’s not for the faint of heart, but the sense of accomplishment that comes from overcoming its trials is incredibly satisfying.
With multiple character builds, secrets to uncover, and different paths to explore, Dark Souls III offers high replay value. New Game Plus and various multiplayer modes extend the game’s lifespan even further.
Overall – Dark Souls III 9.5/10
Dark Souls III is a masterpiece of challenging gameplay and atmospheric world-building. While its story might be daunting for newcomers, its rich mechanics and compelling difficulty make it a must-play for fans of the series and lovers of hardcore action RPGs.