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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

What in the name of fuck. Had to browse 3 pages to see this thread. Did all you cucks go to COD threads or what?

I couldn't help myself and watch several vids and WOW...JUST WOW, HOLY FUCKING WOW.
Yeah, I have only watched things up to the second boss and always stop there to avoid spoiling anything else. But really the level design seems top notch again just like in the previous titles (specially Bloodborne) and the individual enemies and mobs seem smarter and more aggressive. The overall art direction looks fantastic, like a blend of Dark Souls and Bloodborne as is the combat which is faster than previous Souls titles.

Seriously cannot wait! That trailer I posted a few posts above is downright ridiculous, got me even more hyped for the game.
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

Added the Accursed trailer and reviews. I'll update with some more reviews as they come in. Mainly just the major sites.




Reviews

Attack of the Fanboy: 4/5

A grand, epic, sweeping, and extremely lengthy adventure awaits players in Dark Souls 3. The switch to current gen consoles has allowed the game to flourish, with the best visuals ever for the series. This comes at a bit of a cost, sadly, as performance can be sluggish on rare occasions. The gameplay is still pure Dark Souls bliss though, and if you enjoyed it in the past, you will eat up every single hour of this game. For those looking to get into the series, this one is a good place to start, as it does a better job of funneling players along the proper path. It is still an open world though, and getting lost is not only inevitable, but also part of the fun. While everything you loved is back, some problems also return, such as a not-so-great targeting system and other missing features. Those seeking something wholly new will be disappointed, but if you want more of the Dark Souls gameplay that you love, this is exactly what you’ve been asking for.

Destructoid: 8.5/10

If Dark Souls III truly is the last game for now, it makes perfect sense, since it's just as much of a love letter to fans as it is a culmination of the series. I may not have liked this iteration as much as the rest, but it's still streets ahead of most current action games and deserves a warm spot on your shelf by the bonfire.

Easy Allies: 4.5/5

Before playing we felt ready to say goodbye to the series looking forward to whatever From Software gives us next. Yet after finishing, it is hard not to want more. Few companies can craft a world so completely enthralling. Whether you've played every entry, started with Bloodborne, or are brand new, this is a game you should absolutely make time for.

Game Informer: 9.25/10

Dark Souls III successfully replicates the winning formula of the Souls series, a wondrous combination of majestic boss battles, incredible layered environments full of secrets, and precise combat that can make other action RPGs difficult to play once you’ve mastered the art. If you’ve never played the series, this is a great place to begin, offering a bit more direction in the early game before opening up. If you’ve already played the series, you can feel confident that From Software hasn’t lost its touch.

GamesRadar: 4.5/5

Dark Souls 3 is a vigorous tale of sacrifice and cunning. It is oblique, punishing and gratifying in a way mainstream console blockbusters seldom dare to be. But the fires are definitely dying. There's been some uncertainty over whether this is the final Dark Souls title – Miyazaki has suggested as much, but the endings contain dutiful hints about future sequels. As much as I love Dark Souls, and as much as I've enjoyed this one, I think it's time to say goodbye.

GameSpot: 8/10

Dark Souls III is a game of valleys and peaks, down through dungeons and up over castle walls. It's a plummet into places we shouldn't be--an escape from places we don't belong. But of course, we fight our way through the darkness, and find our way out. There are a few stumbles along the way, but in the end, Dark Souls III is well worth the riveting climb.

IGN: 9.5/10

If Dark Souls 3 truly is the last in the series as we know it, then it’s a worthy send-off. Weapon arts allow stylish and versatile new moves without tarnishing the purity of the combat system. Lothric’s awe-inspiring locations provide visually stunning arenas for rigorous exploration and fierce face-offs with hosts of deadly enemies and even deadlier bosses. While not all the risky changes land as neatly as others, Dark Souls 3 is a powerful journey and the sequel the series truly deserves.

The Jimquisition: 9/10

Any player who’s been through this mill is prepared to die, but once more, that fantastic beacon of hope urging players to press forward and overcome each obstacle is shining as bright as ever. Because that’s what Dark Souls is all about – perishing, persevering, and prevailing.

No game series comes close to doing what Dark Souls does, and Dark Souls III has done it again.

It’s an undead favorite.


PC Gamer: 9.4/10

The added fidelity in Dark Souls 3 could have just been a simple upgrade in texture detail, but FromSoftware treats the extra space like a wider canvas, pushing their themes and story through every possible avenue—sound, music, enemy design, animation, dialogue, item descriptions, environmental cues—with more finesse and frequency than ever before. Dark Souls 3 gracefully pushes the series’ notoriously difficult action towards a greater artfulness that tests far more than reflexes. I was challenged to read environments and props like a novel, to empathize with Lothric’s imperfect inhabitants, and to ask whether or not I was trying to save anything worth saving. But there are no easy answers here, only 40-plus hours of tense action, awe-inspiring exploration, certain death, and big, bleak, beautiful questions.

Polygon: 7/10

At this point, most Souls players know what they're looking for in a new entry. Your personal expectations for the series will play a key part in your enjoyment of Dark Souls 3. If you play these games for the intense, controller-clenching combat and the excitement of invading other players' worlds, then there's a lot here to keep you busy and happy. But in so many important ways — its world design, its pacing, the technology powering it — Dark Souls 3 falls short of the mark. Do you play for the joy and stress of exploring dangerous, intricately crafted places full of hidden elements and endless side paths? Then I suspect you'll join me in being a little let down with the direction this sequel has gone in.

Twinfinite: 5/5

As the final game in the series, Dark Souls III delivers a fantastic, no holds barred, 30-hour experience that will satisfy longtime fans. Dark Souls III polishes its gameplay mechanics to a shine, and delivers the lore in droves to those who hunger for it – the perfect mix for an action RPG. Praise the Sun.
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

Thank you @Sephiroth for notifying me that the CE was available again


Just bought that, that statue will be right next to my Faraam Knight statue :mark:
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

Thank you @Sephiroth for notifying me that the CE was available again


Just bought that, that statue will be right next to my Faraam Knight statue :mark:
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

@AryaDark which version are you getting?
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

I just got the normal pre-order version. I don't need the statues or anything.... the only statue I have is one of Arya Stark :aryha
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

the collector's edition here is 170 dollars and that's before taxes. :lmao :lmao
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

Posting that pic in the thread Addy made me think.

I hope the Dragon Covenant is back, being able to transform into a dragon is probably my favorite thing to do in DS2. Even if it just takes away my superior armor.

Also not sure if this was posted before but this is freaking awesome

 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

I just got the normal pre-order version. I don't need the statues or anything.... the only statue I have is one of Arya Stark :aryha
PS4 version? Trading in your X1?
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

So I'm playing DS 2 one more time before DS 3 drops next week and this Skeleton seems to be waiting on the game as well.

 
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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

Looks like a sit on my face position :mj

Almost tempted to go back, got a playthrough I'm halfway finished with but too many games.
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

I got my fill of DkS2 when I went back and got the Platinum a few months ago. Wish I could play DkS 1 on PS4 :mj2
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

I got my fill of DkS2 when I went back and got the Platinum a few months ago. Wish I could play DkS 1 on PS4 :mj2
Will it be a big deal that DS3 is only 30 FPS compared to BB and DS2 on ps4 being 60 FPS? Or will it not be that noticeable.
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

Bloodborne was 30 FPS.

And not unless you're one of the few people who can notice that shit with just the naked eye.
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

yeah I'm pretty sure consoles only do 30 FPS
 

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yeah I'm pretty sure consoles only do 30 FPS
It depends on the developer and the optimization. It typically comes down to "performance vs. maximum achievable graphical fidelity". PC doesn't have this issue since each one isn't constrained to the other.

Dark Souls 2 for PS4 and X1 were 60 FPS with the PS4 holding up better performance-wise.
 

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Re: Dark Souls III (April 12th, 2016) - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (Spoiler Thread After April 12th)

Bloodborne was 30 FPS.

And not unless you're one of the few people who can notice that shit with just the naked eye.
Yeah I can really never tell. I can never tell between 1080 and 720 either since my TV is only 42 or 46 inches.

I think FPS really only matter on twitch shooters the most.

Its most important to have a steady frame rate anythings right than it switching between like 50-60 randomly.
 
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