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The flame burns bright one final time 0

So after eight years, five games (three actually titled “Dark Souls”), over a hundred bosses, and thousands of broken controllers, we‘ve come to the end of the Soulsorne series for the time being. And even as the series ends, these games remain so unique, so unrivaled in what they do, and so treasured by fans that half of me wishes this series kept going. Yet as the credits rolled, I found myself both immensely pleased with the game and entirely glad FromSoft is taking a break....

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Review: Dark Souls 3 (PC) – Beautiful, brutal, and exceptionally executed 0

Disclosure - wrote this review for another site but time has passed and I don't see a ton of DSIII reviews here on the site. Cross-posting so please let me know if inappropriate but hopefully it helps potential buyers. Also of note is that this is my first true Souls experience, so purists may differ in opinion. Enjoy :)THUMBS UP. LET'S DO THIS. Cannot unsee after listening to the Bombcast. Damn you all. Dark Souls 3 is a complete and focused experience that will convert the non-believers and ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Painting by numbers 0

Disclaimer: This review focuses entirely on the PvE aspect of the game.By this point you'd expect From Software to have nailed down the formula for a successful Souls game. In some sense they have, with Dark Souls 3 combining the good parts of the previous games to a more complete experience, but it sadly plays it a little too safe for my taste. Most areas you visit are very similar to the earlier games, as if the developer had a checklist of "castle, catacomb, swamp etc.". If this is your firs...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

complete waste of money - unless you enjoy dying and not playing 1

I enjoy playing a game, not screaming at TV. Can't stand games where you don't get to play. There is no difficulty setting so all you do is die, die and frickin DIE. Don't get me wrong I don't mind tough games. Hell I cant deal with dying a few times to figure something out, but this game is utter BS. The object of a game should be to get to the end while enjoying the experence, not to be so aggrivated that you want to throw your controler through your TV. There should be more to a game than ju...

1 out of 27 found this review helpful.

Dark Souls III 0

Dark Souls is one of if not my favorite video game franchise of all time. I love everything about them, the interconnected worlds have so many secrets and shortcuts to find which in turn encourage exploration, they're large enough to not feel linear but still be packed with variety from one area to the next, the visually oriented show don't tell approach to storytelling, and the memorable boss fights that evoke such a huge feeling of satisfaction when they're defeated. With that said, I can say ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

(Ashes of Ariandel) Enough good material for the fans, but hardly indispensable 0

Downloadable content has long been a point of pride for Souls fans. That said, they've generally been something of a quiet affair: the journeys have been highly focused, quite unlike the sprawl of the core games. Still, they tied into the greater mythology of places that the series has always been so good at. Dark Souls' Artorias of the Abyss and Bloodborne's The Old Hunters filled in the history of those worlds' most enigmatic figures, moving them from lines of text in a few items to the domai...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ashes of Ariandel: Enough good material for the fans, but hardly indispensable. 0

Downloadable content has long been a point of pride for Souls fans. That said, they've generally been something of a quiet affair: the journeys have been highly focused, quite unlike the sprawl of the core games. Still, they tied into the greater mythology of places that the series has always been so good at. Dark Souls' Artorias of the Abyss and Bloodborne's The Old Hunters filled in the history of those worlds' most enigmatic figures, moving them from lines of text in a few items to the domai...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

My first steps into the Souls world! 0

My circle of friends always bugged me to get into the souls series and for me dark souls 3 was the perfect introduction. The first time you check the hours played and the realisation that you're 30+ hours into the game you truly are hooked into the mechanics and the quest. I give it 4 stars because i loved the game, I could not have started it without the help of friends....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enough good material for the fans, but hardly indispensable 0

Downloadable content has long been a point of pride for Souls fans. That said, they've generally been something of a quiet affair: the journeys have been highly focused, quite unlike the sprawl of the core games. Still, they tied into the greater mythology of places that the series has always been so good at. Dark Souls' Artorias of the Abyss and Bloodborne's The Old Hunters filled in the history of those worlds' most enigmatic figures, moving them from lines of text in a few items to the domai...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ashes of Ariandel: Rewarding, but rote 0

Downloadable content has long been a point of pride for Souls fans. That said, they've generally been something of a quiet affair: the journeys have been highly focused, quite unlike the sprawl of the core games. Still, they tied into the greater mythology of places that the series has always been so good at. Dark Souls' Artorias of the Abyss and Bloodborne's The Old Hunters filled in the history of those worlds' most enigmatic figures, moving them from lines of text in a few items to the domai...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Solid, but maybe a bit 'soulless' 0

During the course of just seven years, the name “Dark Souls” has nearly become as much of a recognizable name as “Mario” or “GTA.” I honestly think it’s to the point that it’s become a franchise that needs next to no introduction. It’s a series that constantly strives to screw you over at every turn and, of course, it’s gained a reputation of being very difficult. Thanks to an insanely dedicated fanbase, the franchise has spawned a tot...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Third Time's The Charm (Dark Souls III Review) 0

When Demon's Souls released in 2009, I heard talk of its high level of difficulty and strong following that quickly formed but because I was an Xbox 360 owner, I wasn't able to experience it. Looking back though, I know I wouldn't have enjoyed it as my understanding of the mechanics hadn't developed nor had my patience and determination. Dark Souls & Dark Souls 2 followed with me giving both of them a go but the difficulty proved that I had not yet formed the required skill set for me to gle...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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