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Dark Souls 3 vs Mortal Shell – The Definitive Comparison

Dark Souls 3 vs Mortal Shell - The Definitive Comparison

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Dark Souls 3 vs Mortal Shell. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.


I can’t decide which game had the best storyline because neither made me care enough to try to understand what is going on. I don’t recommend picking either game for the story. I am sure there are people that found their stories appealing but for me they were forgettable.

In Dark Souls 3 as you probably know already you have to figure out what is going on by reading item descriptions and exhausting the dialog of NPCs. Mortal Shell has some similarities to Dark Souls 3 in that regard but I believe its easier to figure out what is going on in Mortal Shell, I just didn’t care enough to try.


Mortal Shell has taken a lot of inspiration from Dark Souls games and it has added a few new things like the hardening system. Although the hardening system is a cool idea, it takes from the challenge of the game since once you master it, the game becomes very easy.

Now, don’t get me wrong Dark Souls 3 isn’t especially hard either but it’s a lot harder than Mortal Shell. Also, Dark Souls 3 offers a lot more variety when it comes to the items and weapons and armors you can use.

Mortal Shell is pretty limited in that regard, since it doesn’t have a lot of variety when it comes to weapons, and don’t get me started with that horrendous item system that it has(more on that in my Mortal Shell review).

Dark Souls 3 also has more variety when it comes to enemies and bosses. In general Dark Souls 3 is a bigger game with more depth to it than Mortal Shell, which is understandable since Mortal Shell’s developers don’t have the numbers or the experience that FromSoftware accumulated throughout the years.

So Dark Souls 3 is more challenging, has more content, and also more replayability since there are a lot of different classes to choose from and a lot of different builds to try.

Lastly Dark Souls 3 offers PvP and co-op PvE which add even more replayability to the game.


Mortal Shell is visually superior to Dark Souls 3 which is natural since it came out 4 years after Dark Souls 3. Both games have some interesting locations but I believe Dark Souls 3 has more of those.

As for the customization, Dark Souls 3 wins since it has a character creation system and you can also change the armor you wear. In Mortal Shell, you can only change shells which are basically different characters so I don’t think you can consider it customization but even if you do consider it, Dark Souls 3 still wins.

Final Thoughts

Let me summarize what you should keep from this article, if you don’t want to bother reading the detailed comparison.

First, the stories of both games shouldn’t factor in your decision at all in my opinion, since for me they are both uninteresting and ultimately forgettable. Making a story hard to understand and require a lot of effort to get a clue of whats going on, for me it isn’t something that improves the story, it just makes me not care for it.

As for the gameplay, the choice is simple, Dark Souls 3 is just better and a more complete game with more content, more replayability, more enemies and bosses for you to fight, etc.

Dark Souls 3 is superior in every way when it comes to gameplay, that doesn’t mean Mortal Shell is bad but it just isn’t at that level.

Finally, when it comes to visuals, Mortal Shell has better graphics, but Dark Souls 3 has more customization and more interesting scenery.

If you aren’t sure which of these two games to get then I recommend Dark Souls 3, since it’s just better overall. Of course, it would be a good idea to watch some gameplay first because you might see something in Mortal Shell that excites you more. Whichever game you choose, I recommend waiting for sale since I don’t believe they are worth the full price.

That’s it for my article guys. I hope you liked it. What game do you think is better and why? Write down your opinion in the comments below. See ya in the next article.

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Youre basing your opinion in customization, you keep saying that darksouls is harder, but you dont say why… combat, by any means, aint the point of difficult. Dark souls has this mechanics of fake difficulty, making it harder just because of jumpscares and surprise enemy hits, the only thing that you gotta do in ds3 to make it easier… is repeat several times what youre doing, but by means of skill, ms is way harder, thats why you only have 4 weps to master.