Hi guys! Today I will talk about Dark Souls 3. As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
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Now the story of Dark Souls 3 is a tricky subject. If this is your first Dark Souls game, then I promise you that you will not understand a thing about what’s going on.
The game doesn’t explain the story in a traditional sense, meaning through dialogue and exposition from characters.
To understand the story of Dark Souls you need to read each item information, to talk to all the NPCs that you find in the game, to watch the locations you
Even if you do all that, you know about 50% of the story. The other 50% is hypothesizing since From Software doesn’t give a clear explanation about the story.
I personally didn’t care much for the story in this game, I just played it for the challenge of beating it, since I heard it was hard. This is it for the story, now let’s talk about the combat system of the game.
Dark Souls 3 is an RPG that allows you to create your own character, customize him, and choose your character’s class.
Each time you gather enough souls (you get souls by killing enemies, selling items, finding items that grant big amount of souls in the map and killing bosses) you can buy a level up and get 1 point to put in one of 9 attributes and those are vigor, attunement, endurance, vitality, strength, dexterity, intelligence, faith, luck.
Each of those attributes affect your stats in the game and what you can do. I won’t explain what each attribute does since it’s pretty each to find out by searching on google (the game has very good wiki pages) or in the game by seeing each attribute’s information.
The combat in this game isn’t very complex, you have a right-hand weapon and a left-hand weapon and each are assigned to a button on your controller or your mouse (if you play with keyboard and mouse), you also have items which you can use that heal your HP, and your FP (FP is basically your mana points), there are also rings that you can wear that give you stats and different armor sets that you get through the game.
To avoid attacks you roll (this is what you will do 90% of the time) and you can also parry attacks if you have a weapon that can use parry since not all weapons can do that.
The difficulty of the game at least in my experience depends heavily on your build and your playstyle. I personally didn’t find Dark Souls 3’s base difficulty all that hard, but that might have to do with the build I used.
Lastly, the game wants you to explore since there are a lot of items that are hidden behind illusionary walls and in difficult to access places.
There are bonfires in the game, that serve as a checkpoint since when you die you return to the last bonfire you rested at, and you can travel between bonfires. That’s it for the gameplay.
Graphics in Dark Souls 3 aren’t eye-catching that’s for sure. The color grey is extremely prominent, and the game’s colors aren’t vibrant.
Additionally, the game character models aren’t amazing looking too. I have seen games that came years before Dark Souls 3 and look a lot better.
The Graphics are average, and people that want to see a game that looks amazing in the eyes will be disappointed.
That said the people that play this game, don’t play it for the graphics, they play it for the challenging gameplay.
Dark Souls 3 is a game for those that want a challenge, it’s not for casual players.
To understand how to play the game, you will probably need to search for some things in wikis and spend hours changing builds and strategies if you think that the build you play isn’t good enough.
The game’s combat is challenging in the sense that it needs good reflexes.
The graphics of the game are average but as I said you don’t play this game for the graphics.
If you want to buy this game I strongly recommend the deluxe edition since it includes the two DLCs that this game has, and one of those DLCs includes an arena where you can play in different PvP modes.
You can play PvP without this DLC but I strongly recommend you buy it either way for the additional challenge.
PvP in this game is peer to peer which means it depends on your internet speed and the distance between you and the opponent, so it will get laggy sometimes.
If you thinking of buying this game I recommend that you wait for a sale since this game is often on sale and you can get everything with 21 dollars or euro.
General Rating: 8
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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