Dark Souls III

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Dark Souls III

This is a YouTube playlist featuring my Dark Souls III gameplay. I never finished this run and I probably never will. I hadn’t played in a while and it shows. Regardless, it fits the website’s theme so I made it available.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Dark Souls III[a] is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The fourth installment of the Souls series and the final installment of the Dark Souls trilogy, the game was released in Japan in March 2016 and worldwide a month later.

It is an action role-playing game played in a third-person perspective. Players have access to a variety of weapons, armor, magic, and consumables that they can use to fight their enemies. Bonfires serve as checkpoints. The Estus Flask is the consumable used for healing in Dark Souls III. Ashen Estus Flasks restore focus points (FP), which can be used for magic or weapon arts. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of the series, returned to direct the game after handing development duties of Dark Souls II to others in FromSoftware.

Dark Souls III was critically and commercially successful, with critics calling it a worthy and fitting conclusion to the series. It was the fastest-selling game in Bandai Namco’s history, shipping over three million copies within its first two months and over 10 million by 2020. Two downloadable content (DLC) expansions, Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City, were also made for the game. A complete version containing the base game and both expansions, Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades, was released in April 2017.

As I See It

Dark Souls III is one of my favorite games of all time. I definitely have a bias because I love Soulsborne games so much. The Dark Souls series is amazing and I feel like everyone should play them. However, I can understand the challenge can be offputting. The Dark Souls games are hard.

The original Dark Souls will forever be my favorite out of the Dark Souls series. However, Dark Souls III manages to create a world that is fun to explore and bosses that are fun to take out. The challenge is there but I don’t feel the challenge is quite on par with Dark Souls. With all that said, I love every playthrough that I have done with Dark Souls III which is probably somewhere around 10 times or so.

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