Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dark Souls 3

And, speaking of the devil in the review for Lords of the Fallen, here comes Dark Souls 3. I didn't like the Dark Souls series before this third game, not because its gameplay was challenging and punishing, but because of how the games looked. Their art style didn't have any appeal to me. This all changed with Dark Souls 3, a game that borrows heavily on the visuals department from its cousin, Bloodborne. And thank God it does, because the games looks awesome. I'm crazy about Gothic and Victorian styles so it was a treat to see them here so prominently - a lot more Gothic than Victorian, but that's just fine! The gameplay is as awesome as ever, with minor improvements here and there. Maybe I got used to playing this type of games with Bloodborne, but I didn't find it to be quite as challenging. Don't get me wrong, you'll still die a lot, but somehow it felt a bit easier than Bloodborne. The bosses were very cool, but again, not as cool as those in Bloodborne. Just like the story, I liked the one from Bloodborne way better.

If I'm comparing Dark Souls 3 to Bloodborne a bit too much, well, I can't help it. Bloodborne is easily in my top 5 favorite games ever and Dark Souls 3 is incredibly similar to it. And it is an amazing game, truly, but for me at least, it goes up to about 90-95% of how good Bloodborne was. That's not a bad number, not at all, but the king remains king. Now go kill some bosses and brag about it on YouTube!

1. Ook, creepy little guy!

2. Love this style for the art and architecture!

3. Healing potions, a bit like drinking gasoline!

4. Oh, am I an angel now?

Graphicsawesome visual style, very close to the one from Bloodborne
Soundgreat, everything is so ominous, including the music
Storygreat, I guess, if you watch the YouTube videos to remotely understand it
Longevity30-40 hours, but New Game+ awaits you at the end

Love it!