Before you start, yes, we know that everyone's peeved with regards to Bandai Namco's frankly mental Dark Souls III release schedule, but we're trying our best to keep things positive here, lest we go mad waiting for what some have called the best Souls game in the series.
With that in mind, we'd like to direct your attention to the title's first review. As expected of the prestigious franchise, it looks as though this third instalment has lived up to the hype, with EDGE awarding the release a 9/10 in the magazine's latest issue.
The publication says that the game can seem a little too familiar at times, but brilliant boss fights coupled with hugely enjoyable exploration make the title well worth picking up. What's more, the review also states that the release features some of the best music in the series. Good stuff, then.
So, without jumping the gun, could we be looking at an early Game of the Year contender here? Patiently await our own review in the comments section below.
[source gamesradar.com, via videogamer.com]
Praise the Sun. Try rolling, but beware death ahead.
Watching some guy stream on new game plus... crikey, i thought standard looked tough!
I want to get this, but I have a sinking feeling that I am a little burnt out as far as From games go. I absolutely adored Demons, and Dark Souls, but part 2 put me off a bit. I definitely enjoyed the change of pace with Bloodborne, but by the end I was feeling the fatigue set in. Maybe I will wait for the inevitable re-release with all the DLC 6 months down the line or so.(What I really want to know is how much longer do we have to wait for Hyper Light Drifter on ps4!!!)
Patiently wait?? INCONCEIVABLE!
@MadAussieBloke I discard all my estus shards because I'm hardcore.... do I bawz. I've just restarted II, ugh, it's gonna be a painful month or two.
I have DS1 in my top 3 games of all time. Really hoping DS3 gives it a run for its money.
I truly despised DS2. Reviewers seem to turn a blind eye when it comes to FromSoftware.
Has there been an inevitable Bloodborne release yet with all DLC and add-on content?? I have still yet to play and this would be my ticket!
It cant be goty.
Doom will be GOTY.
@MadAussieBloke hopefully Dark Souls III will have gatling lasers
@MDHegs there was only one dlc for bloodborne. They released a GOTY edition with it on.
@MDHegs Not really sure to be honest with you, but if their hasnt, I am sure their will be by the holiday season.
Whoops, Johnny answered it for you!
@themcnoisy Oh come on now, you know it isn't nearly hipster enough to vote Doom goty, it will be some emotional walking simulator I am sure.
I'll honestly wait until I play it. With Dark Souls 2 a lot mags who missed the hype of the first one were giving it 10s willy nilly.
Although having said that, with a magazine as boring as Edge giving it a good score could mean something. Either way, I'll be playing it.
LOL, way too hard for me
I will stick with Ratchet & Clack instead. Save myself money, sweat and tears in the process.
Maybe pick up DS3 later when its less than £20
I wish I could justify getting this on release day, as I'm really feeling the hype now. But I finally picked up Fallout 4 the other day, and I really want to give that the time it deserves before picking up another huge game! Especially as The Witcher 3 is still looking at me forlornly from my backlog - still not even reached Skellige yet...
I am undecided on whether to buy this game. I loved Bloodborne, my introduction to this series, but haven't been enjoying DS2 as much. The combat is so much better in Bloodborne.
I have heard DS2 isn't the best example of the Souls series but it has me pondering if I will like DS3 in the way I like Bloodborne.
@john_c The general consensus from everyone I've spoken to is Dark Souls 2 is the weakest of all the Souls games including BB. Expecting DS3 to be far better than DS2. For one, Miyazaki is back at the helm.
I felt like DS2 missed the great level design of DS1 and it felt somehow empty or artificial. Bloodborne was great thanks to Miyazaky comeback and since he is still the boss I'm sure DS3 will be epic.
Wolf fu#*ing bestiality simulator: Don't move your hands?!
@ICHIkatakuri Teen Angst and depression simulator/why Noone loves me, lol
@SteveButler2210 I hear ya man, I haven't even started Witcher 3 yet, I'm waiting for the last DLC to drop as I got the season pass, then I plan on diving in...can't wait.
@MadAussieBloke words just can't do this justice, it's wrong on so many levels, least of which the hair cut.
@SteveButler2210 Your not missing much on the Witcher front my friend, imo much better to give your time to Fallout 4 and DS3.
I've never played a Dark/Demons Souls, Bloodborne, Fallout, GTA or Witcher game. I feel like I'm missing out, but I also feel like I'm too far behind to even begin.
@Hordak Look at it this way - you'll probably be able to pick up both Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3 Game of the Year editions for around half the original price or less later this year/next year.
I think Dark Souls 3 or Uncharted 4 for goty. If Doom is in that bracket as @themcnoisy suggests, I'd be over the moon of course. Such a classic deserves an epic come comeback decades later.
There's No Man's Sky and VR games as well which are much harder to judge at this stage as they're so new and different.
@LieutenantFatman I've got high hopes (and a preorder) on Doom. The editor looks awesome, a throwback to timesplitters 2.
@JoeBlogs "Final Fantasy 15"
I've just spat my cornflakes all over my shirt.
@JoeBlogs Great choice.
@Hordak @Scorpio73 thing is, I absolutely love what I have played of The Witcher so far - I've hardly made a dent in the story, but I've probably put at least 25-30 hours into it. It's just so damn big that I kept getting distracted! Then I got a projector, which further stunted my progress as I'd stop just to look at the surroundings every 5 minutes, it's a stunning game! At least that's not a barrier to progression with Fallout 4 haha...
Dark Souls is excellent competitor to Bloodborne!
Here is also Dark Souls 3 graphics comparison ps4&xbox one
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