Dark Souls 3 is the last entry in the respected series of challenging dark fantasy games. Set in the world of Lothric, you play as the Ashen One, a person who rose from the grave and set out to defeat the powerful Lords of Cinder. Travel the world as you learn the intricacies of combat, risking more than life during each encounter with deadly and unforgiving enemies.
Dying is easy and the welcoming warmth of bonfires is always too far. Learn to use the powerful combat arts of your weapons to unleash the true power hidden within them. Discover unique artifacts themed after the bosses you fight and the special attacks they make possible.
Invoke the power of Embers for that extra push you need to survive the battle and defeat the enemy. Lothric will not tolerate mistakes, but the skilled and the daring will be greatly rewarded. So rise from your eternal rest to bring the Lords of Cinder back to their thrones and end the ongoing curse.
Become the force for change in this brutal world. Dark Souls III wait for you while the fires fade.
At the end of the day this is the perfect way to play Dark Souls. If you are a new player, the game will still be just as challenging but it will look and feel like a much more modern game. If you are a veteran, this is a beautiful nostalgia filled trip through my personal favorite game of the 360/PS3 era.
While bare-bones on the surface, Dark Souls Remastered is one of the best games of the last 20 years running better than it ever has. New players will find all of the mood, challenge, and tension of the original, and returning vets are given beefier online options and minor tweaks to small details. More importantly, it keeps one of the medium’s best games easily accessible and readily available.
Remastered edition is mostly made for new players, but it is still Dark Souls, one of the best action RPG-s in history.
Whatever score I tack onto the end of this will struggle to capture the proper essence of what must be the purest Souls experience you can find on modern consoles. Bloodborne feels fundamentally different, while Dark Souls III carries all the improvements and changes that have been made to the franchise up to this point. Dark Souls Remastered is a shined-up version of the series, in essence, a pure delivery of exquisite suffering and sublime reward with a stable frame-rate and functional lighting. From a technical perspective, I can’t recommend this game enough.
This Dark Souls Remastered targets people who played the original game on console, or the ones who never played it before. It’s still one of a kind game, but this remastered version is definitely too lazy.
Dark Souls Remastered is a good reminder how far we’ve come in the last seven years. This is almost all nostalgia, with the potential to grab newer players and show them where the series more or less started. It’s beginning to feel a little dated, with adjustments to combat and movement from newer games not being implemented, but there’s still the sense of overwhelming gratification when playing, not to mention intense strategy.
Dark Souls: Remastered can almost barely be considered a remastered title for PC gamers and, while it provides some increase in graphics and quality of life improvements, these additions are largely negligible unless you’re a dedicated multiplayer fan. Despite this fact, Dark Souls is still an amazing game that is worth playing through more than once, and there’s a lot here for gamers who’ve never played through the first title in the Souls series.
May 13, 2017
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