Dark Souls III has some massive, nasty bosses waiting for you in Lothric

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Dark Souls III intro cinematic

I recently managed to sit through and finish my very first From Software title with Bloodborne (self high-five) and it’s got me on a bit of a high for possibly the last Dark Souls entry. Sure I’ve tried both of the previous titles (including the one that started it all, Demon Souls), but I’ve never managed to train myself enough to actually make it through them.

I hoped that would change with Dark Souls III’s updated combat, but these new bosses have me reconsidering the challenge. Because all of them look like they’ll take immense pleasure in slurping up my tears after defeat.

Dark Souls is a series that prides itself on grotesque, imaginative and otherwise massive foes for you to tackle as some of the series’ biggest challenges, and Dark Souls III looks no different. Because why would it be. We’ve got a regal looking faceless knight with a cleaver that a butcher would drool over, a monster that looks like it was made of shape-shifting tar and an army of sword wielders that remind me of the Shadows of Yarnham.

So yeah, Dark Souls III looks tough.

Of course there’s a lot of lore for major fans of the franchise to look forward to as well, with more secrets of Lothric just waiting to be uncovered and interpreted in April. Dark Souls actually has an intriguing narrative to it for those who look, and features some incredibly fascinating themes – no matter how obscure. Game Director Hideka Miyazaki might move on top new ideas after Dark Souls III, so you’ll be sure he’ll be trying his best to go out with a bang.

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Yes, yes indeed.

Last Updated: February 9, 2016

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Umar

    You should them again. Dark Souls 1 has an incredible story with some really memorable characters.

    • Hammersteyn

      You should? Much hype? Very Excite! 😛

      • Umar

        LOL huh…I know not what you speak of. I swear I didn’t edit my comment

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yes! Like that guy… um…

      • I love that one plot twist when, um, you die?

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          And then, when things just start looking good, you die again…

          • The best part of the story is when you totally don’t expect… Um, (can anyone remember even ONE name of a character)

          • Hammersteyn

            I cannot recall them all, but I’ll always remember the sensation of finishing a Souls game.

          • Them, all? Unless you are a total fanboy no one remembers what the fuck the story was in the game.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I don’t know what the story is about. I didn’t read the item descriptions.

          • Ohhhh!

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            Would that be while you’re removing the shattered pieces of your controller from your palms as you squeezed it to a point where even the atoms decided it was too crowded? Or after?

          • Hammersteyn

            There’s only a couple of reasons you’d fail. you make a mistake or you need to level up or both.

          • Totally. That’s what I loved about it. It’s usually YOUR fault that you fail 🙂

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            Except when you get swarmed, or you die because urns that look like the background/blend into it blow up next to you and then you die or you enter a level where your enemy is all around you in a corner…

          • Ah, but you learn for the next time 😉

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            That damned Stamina bar has caught me off guard so many times, slash slash, wohoo I’m close, why is my character struggling so? too late…

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Well, I know for a fact I can’t remember any of them. I guess that does make them memorable – in a sense.

          • HAHA! My point. Don’t get me wrong, game was fun as hell. But NOT because it pretended to have a ‘deep story’.Though I suppose with the digging you have to do, it could be considered deep?

      • Umar

        Artorias? Logan? Solaire??

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Oh I know those first two, King Arthur & Wolverine!

          • BWAHAHAH

          • Umar

            LOL Logan is a good one though, I’ll give you that….Still…SHUT YO FACE 😀

        • GooseZA

          SOLAIRE! [T]/

          Also, Ornstein and Smough. That boss battle was insane. Made a point of never summoning for any of the bosses but I came VEERY close with them. They were by far the hardest.

    • GooseZA

      Could not agree more.

  • Hammersteyn

    SOLD!

  • Hammersteyn
  • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    You haven’t lived until you’ve defeated Martyr Logarius.

    • Umar

      F THAT RAINING SWORD ATTACK

  • Is it going to surprise us with a story this time too?

    • Umar

      It always had a story. Your comment is invalid.

      • HAHAHA! Yeah, because the game is KNOWN for the story… YOUR COMMENT IS INVALID!

        • Umar

          It’s known for it’s incredibly satisfying gameplay. It’s also known for its deep story and lore. I don’t see what you’re on about.

          • It is known for it’s game play, yes. Not for it’s story, no. Mass Effect, Witcher, even MGSV are known for their stories.

          • Umar

            Of course they’re known for their stories. Have you even seen the discussions that go on when it comes to the story? It might not be the main focus of the game, but it’s an aspect that’s never been ignored either.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The game ignored it. *run*

          • You get back here, and take your bells!

          • It’s also an aspect that only a few know about, which is my point. The story is not the point of the game, not by a long shot. I loved the game, totally, but not because of the story.

          • Umar

            Many…MANY loved the game for it’s story AND gameplay. All I’m saying is, just because it’s not to your liking, doesn’t mean that the story is bad or non-existent.

          • Not to my liking? I am not commenting on my taste of the story, I am saying with conviction that the majority of people who played this game have no clue what the story was about because it is a game about gameplay.

          • Umar

            The fanbase is huge and diverse, to have such a conviction would be completely ludicrous…

          • That’s like saying the statement ‘the majority of CoD players play the game for the online element and not for the story’ is ludicrous. It isn’t.

          • Umar

            There are people that play DS for the gameplay, and there are people that play it for the story as well. It’s not that hard to understand. You cannot just ignore a major element of the game like that. DS doesn’t pretend to have a deep story nor is it have bad story telling because it uses items description to flesh out the backstory. Those are your issues with the game, and none of that means the story is bad, or doesn’t exist, or that don’t people play it for the story. I was MOST excited about Bloodborne for the story, and so MANY others.

          • Hammersteyn

            Just leave them be…

          • Yes. Bloodborne made more of a thing about the story, it’s why so many people liked it more then DS. I do not know anyone who plays DS just for the story other than the small minority that are part of the community that share their ‘theories’ about the story. And it is not a major element of the game, just like the story in CoD isn’t. What Trevor said below basically about cryptic hints.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’m a Dark Souls fan, I had no idea what was going on – mostly because the cryptic hints were a side show to getting killed in boss fights until I got lucky. That said I’m going to replay it again right now by watching South Africa play cricket.

          • Umar

            Lol look, I’m by no means saying it’s a mind blowing, out of this world story, but there is one, and it’s really, really good. Fan theories are part of it yes, but for a game based around community, it’s to be expected, but even without that, it’s incredible. As a whole it might be confusing, but there are so many smaller, more intimate moments that make the story so good…in any case………….Can we just go back to making fun of EA or Ubi or something…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            But I like trolling Dark Souls fans. 😀

          • Umar

            LOL my own fault for taking the bait.

          • Indeed 😉

          • Me too!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

          • BWAHAHAH

          • Hammersteyn

            The story is his issue, he prefers that games tell it like this…
            http://cancunworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/kids-stories.png

    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      I’d rather dig for an amazing story than be spoonfed some dumb generic nonsense.

      • When the story appears on the items, I don’t consider that good story telling.

        • Umar

          Story appears in Items?….Really?….That’s where you think the story is?

          • Not exclusively, no.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s also on the Dark Souls wiki, along with all the fan theories. 😀

          • hahaha

          • Umar

            Oh…It’s also in the game as well 🙂

        • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

          The way story is handled in these games is pretty sublime IMO.

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            This. It’s not spoon fed to you, but rather left up to interpretation and connection. I think that’s why so many dislike it. They hate having to think about what the story is saying rather than it being explained in one way. I think From Software does storytelling in a different and great way. They’re second to none when it come to environmental storytelling too.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Nope…

  • Yeah, cus Darksouls has been known to compete with Shakespearean-level story telling.

  • Original Heretic

    Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah!

  • Ahhhh, were you expecting a story this time? http://data2.whicdn.com/images/28429029/large.gif

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